Emily Royal says…
Sent to GM by David Layne, now living in the USA. It was taken in 1950 – but which Grantham School is it? Do you recognise anyone?
Jody Clark says…
A big Thank you to all the children & staff at Woodlands Nursery for their beautiful Artwork 😍 They make the fencing outside our hospital, look so much more beautiful ❤
Hope you all get chance to see all your hard work 😊
If your school, nursery or childminding group would like to provide some artwork for Grantham Hospital fencing, we welcome any artwork, preferably laminated to protect against the weather. By all means, include a name of place where the artwork has come from (so parents can find them easily 😉)
Thank you again Woodlands Nursery 👏😊❤
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The Lincolnshire mental health and learning disability trust last week added its name to a charter which guarantees rights for workers facing a terminal diagnosis.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is the first NHS organisation in Lincolnshire to sign the Dying to Work voluntary charter and it joins other employers including E.ON, Royal Mail, Legal and General, the Co-op, universities, local authorities and various public bodies.
The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider Dying to Work campaign which is seeking greater security for terminally ill workers where they cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition.
The campaign began following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 59-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire, who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
The TUC is asking employers to sign up to its voluntary charter to stop cases like Jacci’s happening in the future.
Lee Barron, TUC Regional Secretary, said: “Your job should be the least of your worries when you get a terminal diagnosis.
“The Trust has shown real leadership in this area, working with unions to guarantee fair treatment for terminally-ill workers.
“Over half a million workers are now covered by the Dying to Work charter, and we expect more employers to commit in the coming months.”
Paul Devlin, Chair, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is important for us as an inclusive employer to ensure that we are representing each and every one of our employees – including those with a terminal illness.
“We want our staff to know that they can rely on the Trust to support them to remain in work if they wish to. This is why we are incredibly proud to be signing the Dying to Work voluntary charter and pledge to continue to help raise awareness of the campaign.
“We have always been supportive of our employees with terminal illness, so it was an obvious decision for us to commit to the charter, because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.”
Dawn Lovatt, GMB Representative and Nursing Assistant who brought the idea of supporting the charter to LPFT said: “A terminal diagnosis can be traumatic and stressful, and this commitment from LPFT ensures that there are no additional worries for affected staff members.
“I am extremely pleased that LPFT joined a growing group of employers who signed up to the charter, especially as the charter is a result of a campaign originated by Jacci, who is a GMB member. The important thing about Dying to Workis that it affects everybody and it’s an inclusive campaign. I would like the charter to keep growing and hopefully becoming legislation one day.”
Richard Holmes, Staff Side Lead, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “It is our duty to ensure that employees with a terminal illness cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition, and allow them their dignity and freedom to choose how to spend the rest of their lives.
“Many individuals with a terminal diagnosis will want to continue working; whether this is for financial security, because it’s a distraction from their illness, or just because it’s what they enjoy doing – they should be able to make that decision and be supported by their employer.”
Wayne Ayto says…
The Lincolnshire Skies charity calendar (in support of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance) is about to go on sale and there is a HUGE hole in the Grantham area in terms of stockists.
If anyone runs a business or knows someone who does and would be willing to stock these (no cost to yourselves and a good way to get people coming in) then please contact Rachel Rodgers asap please 😊
Rachel Rodgers says…
Just about got all of Lincs covered with calendar stockists now except Sleaford and Grantham.
Looking for any sort of shop or public service that could stock Lincs Skies Calendars to sell to people in your area.
Sold on sale or return – no outlay required.
Lots of publicity to get people into your shop!
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George Duffy says …
Having been up to ” the relief road” . .just to have a ” nosey” i came across the bottleneck, the .single carrigeway to a further roundabout.
How’s this going to work . considering all the extra development that they are hoping to build up there.
Is Grantham Honda moving or is this another LCC Highways idea, going according to plan?
What happens if a car transport turns up and there’s no room. Does he park on the road like now?
Grantham’s full of their failures!
Plan for the future don’t make me laugh.
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The former Midland Bank in the 1930s, demolished a year later to make was for Marks & Spencer (Now Boyles). The lovely old building next door was also demolished although Catlins in the distant survived.
The A1 is supposed to be closed from 8pm to 6am every night except Sunday. There are detours everywhere.
This means going to Colsterworth the back way.
Yet the past few nights and in the mornings., cars are still using it!
Has anyone any info on this so I don’t have to waste time on country roads!
Wyndham Park’s Forest School has received a welcome boost from South Kesteven District Council to help maintain its woodland learning environment.
The Leader of the council, Cllr Matthew Lee, and Mayor of Grantham, Cllr Mike Cook, presented a cheque for £150 to National Citizen Service (NCS) participants on Wednesday 18 October, which created its features in the summer.
Their work will help ensure the learning zone for younger children can be maintained over the coming months with its blackboard, soft paths and seating made out of wooden logs for students to use when their learning about nature.
Cllr Lee said: “I met the participants in August and saw first-hand the skill and dedication they had devoted to this excellent project to benefit other young park users.
“We are very grateful for all of the volunteers’ help and they are rightly proud of what they have achieved. The District Council’s donation will help go towards maintaining this wonderful learning area.”
The school was returned to its former glory in August after suffering vandalism just days after its completion.
The council’s contractors, Glendale and Grounds Maintenance and Community Engagement teams, rallied round to help restore plants and fences and support the participants who had put hours of hard work into the project.
Phil Everett from EM1, the regional NCS provider, said: “We’re so proud of this group of NCS participants. They’ve shown a huge amount of passion and dedication in getting back together to continue the work that they began over the summer. They are all a real credit to the NCS and our community.
“We’d also like to thank SKDC for this donation and their ongoing support of NCS this year. We look forward to continuing our work together.”
this summer. We look forward to continuing our work together.”
A survey is being carried out in Lincolnshire to help organisations tackle hate crime.
Lincolnshire’s Community Safety Partnership wants to understand more about the nature and extent of hate crime in the county.
Hate crime is any incident which is motivated by hostility or prejudice towards any aspect of a person’s identity, including race, gender, disability, ethnicity or sexuality.
Cllr Barry Young, executive councillor for community safety at the county council, said: “Partners in Lincolnshire are committed to tackling hate crime. The information we get back from the public through our survey will help us support victims better and provide the most effective response in the future.”
The Chair of the Hate Crime Delivery Group, Chief Inspector Daniel Whyment said: “Improving everyone’s knowledge of how hate crime occurs and giving victims the confidence to report incidents, is critical to tackling this issue.
“To do this it’s vital that we listen to our communities and this is a genuine opportunity for people to share their experiences with us.”
The Hate Crime survey is available to complete electronically on the Safer Communities website –www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshire-community-safety-partnership.
Alternatively, you can also find paper copies at your local council, or by printing one off the Safer Communities website.
The survey is anonymous, however there is an opportunity to leave contact details for anyone who wants to talk in more detail about an incident they have experienced or witnessed.
The man who died in a road accident near Aslackby on 11th October has been named as Guy Salmon.
Mr Salmon was travelling towards Sleaford in his green MG when he was in collision with an Audi travelling in the opposite direction
The three occupants of the Audi were not seriously injured.
Guy was born in Germany but spent his childhood in Loughborough before moving to the north-east. While living there he trained to become a teacher and was hugely involved in the local scouts groups. It was during this time that he would meet and marry his wife Sarah. Sarah and Guy had 3 daughters; Laura , Amy and Bronwen.
In 1987 the family moved to Bourne and Guy started teaching at St George’s primary school in Stamford. He taught there (teaching mainly year 6) for over 20 years.
Guy immensely enjoyed his time teaching there. He genuinely loved helping children grasp new ideas and learn new things and he made some fantastic friends in the colleagues he worked with. Guy retired from teaching in 2008 but he still had a very busy life.
He was hugely involved in Sleaford New Life Church where he worked as a visitation pastor, giving encouragement and providing company to those who were unwell or in need of a friend.
He was also ordained in 2012 in the order of St Leonard.
Guy and Sarah moved to Northorpe in 2005, where Guy served on the local parish council for a number of years.
He and Sarah also attended the weekly communion service at St Firmin’s Church in Thurlby.
In recent years, Guy volunteered at Nene Valley Railway helping in their catering and education section.
He often spoke of the joy of being able to impart his (extensive) knowledge to children on all things regarding trains…a life long passion of his along with cars and motorbikes! Guy also had 2 grandchildren, Luca and and Alba, who kept him very busy too!
Guy was very much a family man with a great sense of humour and he will be greatly missed.