The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme has been extended to another Lincolnshire town, following its success in the county, nationally and even around the world.
Lincolnshire residents enjoying a night out over Christmas and the New Year are being reminded that bars and pubs that run the scheme can help them if they find themselves in unsafe situations. A feature on Ask for Angela has been recorded with BBC’s The One Show and is expected to air tonight (Thursday 14 December).
Hayley Child, Sexual Violence Strategy Co-ordinator at Lincolnshire County Council developed the scheme. She explains: “Pubs, clubs and bars in Lincoln and Spalding already use Ask for Angela through their Pubwatch schemes. I’m delighted to announce that we have now extended this to Skegness in time for Christmas.
“Skegness is a great place for a night out, including with visitors from outside of the county. If they’re new to the area or meeting people they don’t know very well, they will now be able to choose venues where bar staff will be able to help if they get into difficult situations.”
Ask for Angela is part of the council’s #NoMore partnership campaign. Posters and window stickers are displayed in bars to let people know that if they are in a situation where they don’t feel safe, they can ask bar staff for help. Lincolnshire County Council has made the materials available for other areas to customise and run the schemes themselves.
Hayley said: “Every month more and more places are starting to use the scheme – in the UK, Australia, Canada and Germany to name a few. It’s great to see that this is being used so widely and helps raise awareness of the scheme, and ultimately, keep people safer.”
See www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/nomore for more information, including a list of venues that run the scheme.
Sniffer dog Nico helps Trading Standards uncover fake cigarettes
A joint operation between Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police has led to the discovery and seizure of a large quantity of unsafe cigarettes and tobacco.
A search of a premises in Lincoln led to the discovery of illicit cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco. Initial indications are that the items recovered are both counterfeit and unsafe for consumption.
The discovery was made with the help of Nico, the tobacco detection dog, funded by Quit 51 Stop Smoking Service and supplied by Wagtail UK.
The items were discovered at the bottom of a refuse bin, hidden by a bag of rubbish on top. The items were covered in liquid which had seeped out of the refuse bag but were still intended for sale.
Senior Trading Standards Officer Kirsty Herbertson said: “The information we get from the public is vital in helping Trading Standards get these unsafe and counterfeit items off the streets.
“This is not a victimless crime. We know that money made from these items can often go towards funding more organised crime and possibly even people-trafficking.
“You never know what is going into these cigarettes and tobacco or what people are breathing into their lungs. It is clear these people have no regard for the wellbeing of the people who buy these products.
“There have been two deaths in the county that we know of from fires started by illegal cigarettes, which were found to not be self-extinguishing.
“Whenever we discover and seize a quantity like this it means we have been successful in preventing harmful products being sold in our communities.”
Principal Trading Standards officer Andy Wright said: “It is especially disappointing that a large quantity of cigarettes and tobacco was seized from one particular retail premises in Lincoln. Counterfeit, unsafe, and non-duty paid cigarettes have been seized from this premises on a number of previous occasions and criminal investigations instigated as a result.
“We had sought to enlist the assistance of the owner of the building in order to prevent further sales. It is unfortunate that this has not been successful and we have now found it necessary to include the owner in our investigations.”
If you have any concerns contact Trading Standards on 03454040506 or Crime Stoppers on 0800555111
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Being in hospital at Christmas can be tough, which is why the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust kitchens are already working hard to make sure everyone has a festive dinner and as merry a Christmas as they possibly can.
Many of us are only just starting to think about what we will be serving our loved ones on Christmas day, but preparations have been well underway in the Trust’s kitchens for many weeks.
Team Leader David Nicholls from the kitchens at Grantham and District Hospital said: “Being in hospital at any time of the year can be hard, but especially at Christmas. We hope by putting in this extra effort over the festive period it lets our patients know that we want them to have as merry a Christmas as possible given the circumstances.”
On Christmas day the Trust is planning to serve 1,300 patients plus staff a roast turkey dinner with all of the trimmings.
Around 186 turkey crowns have been ordered, along with 300kg of sprouts, 310kg of baby carrots, more than 500kg of potatoes, hundreds of pigs in blankets, thousands of stuffing balls, gallons of gravy, hundreds of Christmas puddings and of course gallons of brandy sauce.
Some of the ingredients will also be used to serve staff and patients wanting a festive roast dinner in the hospitals’ restaurants in the days leading up to Christmas.
Joshua studies Sport at Grantham College alongside his table tennis training. He has been playing table tennis for 7 years as an able-bodied athlete but recently became classified since being diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Joshua’s trainer and head table tennis coach at Grantham College, Gavin Evans is over the moon for him stating “Joshua has faced adversity and has fought through his disability which has made him an even stronger player. He is ranked number 15 in the world; it’s great to see such talent come out of Grantham College and we are very proud to have him train with us.”
Table Tennis has taken Joshua all around the world; he is currently in Las Vegas playing table tennis for the GB Paralympic team at the US Open.
To find out more about Grantham College’s Table Tennis Academy, please visit: http://www.grantham.ac.uk/student-life/sport-enrichment/table-tennis-academy/
Visit Grantham College’s next open day on February 22nd 2018 at 5-8pm for more information. Alternatively, call 01476 400200 or email [email protected]
Julia B says…
Read the other day that the new designer park on Spitalgate hill will bring loads of trades to Grantham shops.
Well good luck to that.
I came into town today to buy a friend some ear-rings. Couldn’t find anywhere to park around Westgate so thought I’d go to the jeweller in Watergate.
Went into Watergate car park but there were no spaces. Then just as I was about to leave, someone pulled out.
Went to the pay machine and realised I hadn’t got 50p for the half hour – only a £2 coin.
SKDC does not give change, so in a fit of pique I decided that since I’ll be shopping in Newark on Saturday, I’ll go there instead.
A man and a woman have been charged in relation to a fatal collision on the A1 on October 11.
Dave Jones says…
I just signed the petition “Boys Do Not Belong in the Girls’ Shower” on CitizenGO.
It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:
Registered between 4th and 8th December 2017
You can click on the following link to view the forms and plans of any planning application.
S17/1938 Heydour Section 73 application for the variation of Condition 2 (Approved plans) of planning approval S16/0649; Applicant:William Guinness; Bramble Cottage Village Street Oasby NG32 3NB
S17/2058 Grantham Fell Field Maple, prune False Acacia; Applicant: Mr J Tupper; 38 Harrowby Road Grantham NG31 9DS
S17/2069 Barrowby Erection of gazebo in garden; Applicant: James Collins; Highwall Cottage Casthorpe Road Barrowby NG32 1DP
S17/2094 Grantham Change of use from A1 to A3 Units 10 And 11 The George Shopping Centre High Street Grantham NG31 6LH; Applicant: Miss Hayley Gibson; 6 Troon Close Grantham NG31 9UP
S17/2100 Horbling 10% reduction to North stem, 15-20% reduction to Southern stems, crown lift to 3m to give clearance to roof to Chestnut tree; Applicant: Anthony Warth; Spring Lodge 22 Spring Lane Horbling NG34 0PF
S17/2149 Westborough & Dry Doddington Lopping overhanging branches of sycamore, birch and hazel trees of removal of ivy growth at Westborough All Saints Church Church End Church Lane Westborough NG23 5HN; Applicant: Westborough PCC John Lawrence; Sandalwood Town Street Westborough NG23 5HJ
S17/2169 Folkingham To fit metal railings to the frontage of the Property where they were present originally. To the left and right of the Front door.; Applicant: Mrs Sara Norman-Smith; Highfield House 36 Market Place Folkingham NG34 0SF
S17/2195 Pointon & Sempringham Erection of side garage; Applicant: Mr Christopher Clark; 1A High Street Pointon NG34 0LX
S17/2235 Grantham Change of use from Commercial Laundrette to Doggy Day Care Facility. Rear Of 105 Hornsby Road Grantham NG31 7XD; Applicant: Mrs Leisa Lister; 16 Middle Street Croxton Kerrial NG32 1QP
S17/2268 Barkston Erection of a two storey detached dwelling and stand alone garage on Land To Rear Of 21 West Street Barkston; Applicant: Mr Dorian Eardley; 22A West Street Barkston NG32 2NL
S17/2258 Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without Approval of details reserved by conditions 3 (material details) and 4 (roof lantern details) of planning approval S17/1366; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Kalbassi; Chestnuts, 11, Newgate Lane Londonthorpe NG31 9RY
S17/2262 Billingborough Erection of outbuildings; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Johnson; 74, Pointon Road Billingborough NG34 0LP
S17/2263 Ingoldsby Agricultural Diversification activity comprising the construction of four buildings, hardstandings, plantation, a worm pit, and vehicle turning/manoeuvering/standing areas on Land Off Humby Road Ingoldsby NG33 4EG; Applicant: Mr T Arnold; C/O Agent Steve Dunn Hadleigh House High Street Walcott Lincoln LN4 3SN
S17/2274 South Witham Erection of 3 no. B8 storage buildings; Applicant: Mr J Rhodes; Greenacres Broadgate Road South Witham NG33 5GJ
S17/2287 Pickworth Compliance with Condition 1 of S14/2457/FULL at South Barn Village Street Pickworth NG34 0TD; Applicant: Dr P Sunder Raj; Venduvas Village Street Pickworth NG34 0TD
S17/2290 Folkingham Alterations to a Listed Building comprising of the erection of a single storey rear extension; Applicant: Miss Hannah Weston-Smith; Highfield House 36 Market Place Folkingham NG34 0SF
S17/2298 Caythorpe Approval of details reserved by Conditions 2 (materials), 3 (intersection) and 4 (joinery details) of S14/0630/HSH; Applicant: Mr P Sowerby; Caythorpe Hall Church Lane, Caythorpe NG32 3EL
S17/2299 Grantham Brick Material substitution on Site Office Balmoral Drive Grantham NG31 8SY; Applicant: Mr Paul Willoughby; Romulus Court Meridian East Maridian Business Park Leicester LE19 1YG Phil Jordan
S17/2302 Caythorpe Approval of details reserved by Conditions 2 (materials), 3 (joinery details) and 4 (intersection) of S14/0631/LB; Applicant: Mr P Sowerby; Caythorpe Hall Church Lane Caythorpe NG32 3EL
S17/2304 and S17/2305 Corby Glen Discharge of Conditions 3 (details of opening on doors), Condition 4 (details of glazed openings), Condition 5 (Samples of window framing and glazing), Condition 6 (Samples of wood for new West door opening), Conditions 7 (Specification of roof lights), Conditions 8 (Rainwater goods proposals) of S17/0728. Also discharge of Conditions 3 (details of opening on doors), Condition 4 (details of glazed openings), Condition 5 (Samples of window framing and glazing), Condition 6 (Samples of wood for new West door opening), Conditions 7 (Specification of roof lights), Conditions 8 (Rainwater goods proposals), Condition 9 (Soft landscaping) of S17/0827.Applicant: Mr Jerry Laxton; Mount Carmel House High Street Corby Glen NG33 4LX
S17/2307 Long Bennington Submission of details reserved by condition 3 of S17/1571 Applicant: Mr J Farrow; 29 Welbournes Lane Long Bennington NG23 5DP
S17/2312 Grantham Non Material Amendment to S17/1389 (to allow the use Spanish slates instead of matching the existing roof tiles).Applicant: Mr Mick Mattison; 55 Cliffe Road Grantham NG31 8HL
S17/2315& S17/2316 Hougham Demolition of existing single storey extension and replacement with two storey extension; also Demolition of existing single storey extension and replace with two storey extension, including internal alterations; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Ellerington; Red House Main Street Hougham NG32 2JD
S17/2317 Folkingham Creation of vehicular access and dropped kerb; Applicant: Mr Robert Meeds; 37 West Street Folkingham NG34 0SN
S17/2321 Belton And Manthorpe Demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a replacement single storey timber pavilion. At Belton House The Drive Belton NG32 2LS; Applicant: Mr David Hill; Hardwick Consultancy Office The Croft Doe Lea Chesterfield S44 5QJ
S17/2323 Ropsley & Humby Erection of single storey extension to bungalow at 20 Church Lane Ropsley Lincolnshire NG33 4DB; Applicant: Mr C McIntosh; Innisfree Honington Road Barkston
S17/2357 Aslackby And Laughton Lawful Development Certificate for use of land as domestic garden Land To The Rear Of Laburnum Lodge Aveland Way Aslackby NG34 0HG; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Michael Hill; Laburnum Lodge Aveland Way Aslackby NG34 0HG
S17/2326 Stubton Erection of 4 bay car port; Applicant: Mr M Crane; Gorse Lodge Moor Lane Stubton NG23 5DA
S17/2327 Fulbeck C3 Dwellinghouse which was converted from a previous agricultural building.; Applicant: Ms Sally Heron; Willow Farm, Brant Road Fulbeck NG32 3JA
S17/2328 Billingborough Erection of replacement garage and a new two storey detached dwelling with integral garage at 9 Folkingham Road Billingborough NG34 0NT; Mr C Paris; C/O Clive Wicks Associates 36 Boston Road Sleaford NG34 7EZ
S17/2332 Fulbeck Extension to house and erection of detached garage; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Smith; The Conifers North End Lane Fulbeck NG32 3JR
S17/2356 Grantham Change of use from indoor cricket facility to B8 (Storage and Distribution) Unit 3B Dysart Road Grantham NG31 7LE; Applicant: Mr Tom Lee; Dysart Road Grantham NG31 7DB
S17/2334 Harlaxton Proposed single storey front extension Applicant: Mr Richard Eldred 4, Daybrook Close Harlaxton NG32 1AF
S17/2335 Caythorpe New conservatory on end of existing bungalow; Applicant: Mrs McNeill; 1 Hough Lane Frieston NG32 3BY
S17/2339 Grantham Over cladding of existing external brickwork wall 2-4 Harlaxton Road Grantham NG31 7AD; Applicant: Mr Wilkinson; Lodge Way House Lodge Way Harlestone Road Northampton NN5 7UG
S17/2340 Grantham Installation of new signage at KFC Harlaxton Road Grantham NG31 7SA; Applicant: Mr Raja Adil; 34-36 London Road Wembley London HA9 7EX
S17/2346 Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without Erection of a detached ancillary storage building; Applicant: Mr Robert Howard; Exchange Engineering, Ruston Road Alma Park Industrial Estate GRANTHAM NG31 9SW
S17/2353 Great Gonerby Extensions to dwelling; Applicant: Mr Steven Buil; 6 Goodman Close Great Gonerby Lincolnshire NG31 8PX
S17/2354 Little Ponton & Stroxton First floor front extension; Applicant: Mr James Morgan; Green Pastures Main Street Stroxton NG33 5DA
S17/2362 and S17/2363 Great Gonerby Alterations and single storey extension to dwelling and alterations to outbuilding; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Steven Willetts; 3, Pond Street Great Gonerby NG31 8LJ Great Gonerby
S17/2370 Great Gonerby Removal of Holly tree; Applicant: Mr Mark Jones; Brownlow House, 5, Green Street Great Gonerby NG31 8LD
S17/2372 Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without Erection of timber outbuilding/stable block; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Watson; The Fold Yard Newgate Lane Londonthorpe NG31 9RY Phil Jordan
S17/2380 Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without Proposed two storey side extension to dwelling; Applicant: Mr J Ward; 23 Ascot Drive Grantham NG31 9TB
Lincolnshire’s gritters have covered a distance equal to a trip to the South Pole and back over the last few days.
Between Friday afternoon and Tuesday morning, the team carried out 11 full runs covering a total of 20,630 miles.
During that time, they used over 4,210 tons of salt – the equivalent of 21 blue whales in terms of weight.
The team’s efforts have been applauded by the leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Martin Hill.
Cllr Hill said: “The gritters really have gone above and beyond over the last few days.
“They’ve been out in the middle of the night, making back-to-back runs in treacherous conditions to make sure the roads are clear for the morning rush hour.
“Their efforts have not only kept the county moving, they have kept thousands of people safe on the roads.
“And for that, they deserve our thanks.”
The gritters treat almost 2,000 miles of the county’s network, including all A and B roads. They also ensure there is treated link to all the main villages, schools and hospitals where possible.
For more on the county council’s gritting operations, including a map showing the county’s gritting routes, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/winterweather . For the latest news from the gritting team, follow @Lincs_Roads on Twitter.
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Leanne O’Callaghan says…
At around 1am on Tuesday morning, my colleague and I walked past Cancer Research charity shop at top end of Finkin Street to find some low life scum had ransacked what looked like a bin bag full of toys.
They had left them spread all over the charity shop doorstep!
What kinda vile pieces of work would rob a charity shop two weeks prior to Christmas?
Cllr Charmaine Morgan says…
Cllr Charmaine Morgan, Chair of SOS Grantham Hospital, who have been campaigning to save Grantham Hospital services since 2006, said: ‘NHSi have known since August 2016 what plans ULHT had made for recruitment and even approved the night closure. It is disgraceful that NHSi are arguing, now that the ULHT recruitment target has been met, that the recruitment plans being worked to for a year were inadequate. The NHSi interference now, is most unwelcome.
A TEENAGE girl and a car collided on New Beacon Road, Grantham at about 4pm yesterday (Wednesday).
There were no injuries, although there were traffic delays.