In 2019, InvestSK spent £6023.40 of public money on a specially commissioned film about “Inspirational Women of South Kesteven”.
The film was supposed to show that our district has some other famous and remarkable women beside the much venerated Margaret Thatcher. Unfortunately, three years later, the film has yet to see the light of day. It is not available on YouTube, Vimeo or any other platform.
The film does not feature Lady Charlotte Bertie of Uffington who was a pioneering translator, industrialist, linguist, collector, and mother of nine.
This expenditure explains £6,000 of InvestSK expenditure. Another £14,000 was spent on a knees up at Stoke Rochford hall. £50,000 was given as grant funding to a dance school based in Grantham. If you want to know what happened to the rest of the THREE MILLION pounds spent by InvestSK during its three year existence, you will have to do your own research!
We all know the Thatcher statue was a political issue.
Edith Smith, the first UK Police Woman
Jessie Lipscomb, the first woman to join Auguste Rodin’s all-male atelier to sculpt portions of a major commissioned work: The Burghers of Calais.
Judy Campbell, an actress who toured with Noel Coward
Vicky Hubbard, an English high jumper.
Selina Stow, the first female President of the Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union; The Rev. Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock, a fellow naturalist, wrote a biography of Catherine Stow’s presidency in 1919 and noted that she was probably the first female President of any society of naturalists in Britain
Rebecca Rimmington, an English sportsperson, a competitive cyclist and former tandem pilot for blind and visually impaired riders.
Hmmmm………they are not Conservative Politicians