Caistor votes Yes in referendum
Caistor has voted to accept the Neighbourhood Plan by 441 votes to 155.
The votes were counted at the council chamber of West Lindsey District Council offices in Gainsborough today (Friday, January 29, 2016).
In total, 596 of the 2294 electors took part in the vote – a turnout of 25.98%.
District Councillor Angela Lawrence said her first reaction was to think, “Thank goodness for that.”
Caistor Town Clerk Helen Pitman, who was also present at the count, said she felt very relieved. “It means it was not four or five years of work wasted,” she said.
Caistor was one of two districts holding a referendum this week, the other being Nettleham near Lincoln. In Nettleham, 1145 yes votes were recorded, with 110 people voting against. Turnout was 41.25%
The picture shows Celia Chapman, Electoral Registration Officer, declaring the result.