Lincolnshire

How can this be right? List of best places to live in Midlands features nowhere in Lincolnshire

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The deputy leader of a Lincolnshire council has expressed his surprise at the county being completed ignored in a national newspaper survey of the best places to live in the Midlands.

The Sunday Times published its top places to live in the Midlands earlier this month, with 12 locations from Nottinghamshire to Herefordshire, up to Shropshire and across to Rutland selected for their quality of life.

However, nowhere in Lincolnshire made the cut, despite the county being the second largest in geographical size in England.

Councillor Mike Gallagher, deputy leader of North Kesteven District Council, was confused at the omission of anywhere in the county on the list.

He said: “The district is recognised as being the safest place in England and Wales for a third year running; has high achievement levels in schools; enjoys state-of-the-art sports facilities; has the magical Natural World Centre at Whisby which, alongside other tourist attractions in NK, is highly rated on TripAdvisor; benefits from competitive house prices and tops the charts for life satisfaction in the Office for National Statistics data – all reasons that make the district a great place to live, work and visit.

“As a council, and with our partners, we strive to make sure North Kesteven offers the best quality of life for all residents and are committed to seeing our communities flourish with services they need and places to enjoy visiting.”

The full list is here:

  • Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
  • Moseley, Birmingham
  • Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Ledbury, Herefordshire
  • Leek, Staffordshire
  • Leominster, Herefordshire
  • Oakham, Rutland
  • Oundle, Northamptonshire
  • Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
  • Southwell, Nottinghamshire
  • Tideswell, Derbyshire
  • Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire