Twenty-four schools and sixteen foster carers were recognised for their support and dedication towards looked after children in the county at the Caring2Learn conference in Grantham on Friday, 21 September.
They were presented with certificates at the Belton Woods Hotel as part of a national pilot project to establish effective and sustainable support between education and foster care communities.
“We want all Lincolnshire education settings to be confident in nurturing vulnerable children and young people so they can achieve better than expected progress and we want carers, foster carers and residential care workers to champion education in the home”, explained Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services.
“We’re delighted to be chosen to pilot the Caring2Learn project funded by the DfE and this conference will showcase the first batch of many schools and foster carers who are dedicated to supporting children and young people in their care.
“It’s important all our looked after children and young people feel safe and comfortable in their home and school so they can have the confidence to learn and achieve their potential.”
Awards have been developed to recognise and celebrate ‘caring schools’ and ‘learning homes’. The Virtual School and fostering teams have helped to develop effective learning and support networks, training and toolkits for schools and foster carers.
Over 250 people will attend the conference where successful schools and foster carers will be presented with their awards and new schools and carers will come on board. A care leaver will also be talking to the conference about the successful support she received which helped her to realise her ambitions.
The DfE is providing Lincolnshire County Council’s children’s services with funding for the project over the next two years, with the option to extend into a third year. If successful, it would be rolled out to other authorities in the country.
schools presented with Care2Learn awards INCLUDED:
– Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship – Ambergate Sports College
– Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship – Sandon School
– The Harrowby/National Academies Trust, Grantham
On Saturday evening of the 22nd between 5:30 and 7 pm a property on Sedgebrook Road, Woolsthorpe-By-Belvoir was broken in to, using tools to break through a side door.
A small sized blue hatchback car was seen parked in the area at a similar time, it is not recognised a as local vehicle, 2 people were also seen with the car.
If anyone can recall anything suspicious on Saturday evening in Woolsthorpe or the surrounding area please call 101 quoting incident 377-22/09/2018.
Please use the 101 number to report unusual or suspicious activity as it happens, where possible we will visit the area and speak to those that have aroused concern. If we are unable to attend, your call does provide detail as to where strange activity is taking place and patrols can be carried out to match the information we receive.
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Elaine Huckle says she would not be performing today if it wasn’t for the treatment and care she received from the NHS when she battled cancer 20 years ago. To show her appreciation the singer, who is based in Lincolnshire, will share the proceeds from her latest album between United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
Elaine’s singing is known throughout the world and she has performed in concert as a soloist with many international artists including an appearance on Top of The Pops. Recently, Elaine has performed with the Lincolnshire Hospitals Band at Boston Stump and is a volunteer at Pilgrim hospital. She hopes her album and fundraising will support hospital staff and also help to lift patients and their families.
Elaine said: “Were it not for the support of the NHS, I would not have found myself performing in this album today. I am so thankful and hope this album will not only show my gratitude, but also recognise the commitment of NHS staff locally. They do such a wonderful job.
“I also like to think that the songs will bring hope and happiness to patients and their families.”
The album Songs For Everyone costs £10 and can be brought at ULHT hospital shops, online or by calling 01529 461704.
What is this wonder tool?
Nothing more than a short period of sustained exercise walking, jogging and running.
The Science says doing the challenge the children at Grantham Preparatory School, Gorse Lane, will become;
🔶 better engaged with the outdoors, more connected to nature and the seasons;
🔶 more resilient and self confident;
🔶 more invigorated, more focused and ready to learn resulting in raised attainment
🔶 from improved body composition – bone density, muscle strength and cardiovascular health
🔶 build improved relationships, often helping and encouraging their peers
🔶 eating and sleeping better and encouraging their families to be active together.
London North Eastern Railway, formerly Virgin Trains, has announced the Customer and Community Improvement Fund (CCIF) is paying for the refurbishment of the subway between Station Road (West) and Hintingtower Road.
This will be done between October 6th and 12th, when pedestrians are advised to use another route during this time.
Cllr Morgan said: After reading the East of England Senate’s subsequent report it was clear they relied heavily on claims by ULHT that GDH A+E is really an Urgent Care Centre. Hugely concerning, the Independent Review Panel had also relied heavily on this statement in August 2017. They also thought the real issue is that the public has the wrong perception about the role of our A+E.
There has been seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
As part of its BIG (Building to Inspire a Generation) partnership, Woodhead will be offering young people at Grantham College the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the construction industry and spend time on site, whilst developing their interview and CV writing skills.
Juliet Slater, Lincolnshire Team Leader at Woodhead Construction and Chief Executive & Principal of Grantham College, Paul Deane signed the partnership agreement on Friday 14 September.
Paul Deane is thrilled with the new partnership stating: “Myself and the staff at Grantham College are really excited to work closely with Woodhead. This opportunity will give students some great skills and will help boost their CVs.”
“This partnership means a lot to us as a college. We are always on the lookout for local businesses and employers to host our students for work experience which will enhance their CVs so when Woodhead offered us the chance to take that relationship to the next level, we knew we couldn’t turn it down. This is a win win situation for all involved – community engagement for Woodhead and great skills for our students to learn. We are really grateful for the opportunity and hope that we will be able to develop more relationships like this in the future,” said Jaz Abeysekera, Marketing Manager.
The BIG partnership will run for a minimum of two years and will offer a range of support options to students including:
- Employability skills, mock interviews, CV writing and mentoring
- On site skills days
- Site visits
- Work experience opportunities
- Attending and supporting careers events
Woodhead Construction have already hosted a number of construction students on work experience with a handful of them wanting to return on a part time basis during their studies
A second convenience store could be built on Springfield Road.
Lincolnshire Co-Op has submitted plans for a new store off Hanbury Avenue, just east of the Caunt Road traffic lights.
Access to the 20-space car park will be via Hanbury Avenue and Arlington Gardens, in front of the Appletree Nursing Home.
It is expected to create 18 jobs.
A store was originally part of the outline plan for the Springfield estate, together with a health centre. Instead homes were built on the area allocated.
Fire Fighters from Grantham used animal rescue equipment to extricate one horse from horse box at Arena UK on Allington Lane, in Allington, yesterday.
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Notice for gross misconduct hearing to be held in public on 28th September 2018, at Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, LN2 2LT.
The hearing will start at 09:00.
- Honesty and Integrity
- Orders and Instructions
- Discreditable Conduct
It is alleged that between 21st March 2018 and 1st July 2018 the officer used Lincolnshire Police Systems for inappropriate purposes.
Members of a gang who ran Class A drugs into tourist hotspots in the East Midlands, including Skegness, have been jailed.
“But, as we have seen in other areas of the country, this group operated a County Lines model. They didn’t deal in their own back yards. They didn’t unleash these drugs on the neighbourhoods in which they lived, they used intimidation tactics to take control of other dealers’ ‘patches’ miles away from home. They then exploited vulnerable residents to set up camp there and embed a new supply network.
“That said, the gang also held a toxic influence back in Nottingham, enlisting a number of people to do their leg work. They tempted their recruits with high-value rewards for their service — drawing them onto a slippery slope to serious criminality, which has ultimately cost them their freedom here today.
“Lau and his army of young subordinates caused untold damage with their crimes, casting a sinister shadow over two popular East Midlands towns — damage I hope can start to be repaired now that they have been removed from society.”
Coast Area Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Matt Bennison, said: “I am pleased to see significant sentences handed to those people who travel to small towns and commit crime, whilst often targeting the most vulnerable in our society.
“We will continue in our efforts to tackle these County Lines drug dealers both locally and working together with our EMSOU colleagues.”
After a trial, three were found guilty of their parts in the plot. Twelve others previously admitted their involvement.
The following were sentenced on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September at Nottingham Crown Court for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs:
- Shaun Lau, formerly of Jedburgh Walk in St Ann’s, Nottingham, led the gang from his HMP Hewell jail cell in Worcestershire. The 30-year-old was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison.
- Jaydon Wood, formerly of Trinity Street in Gainsborough, was Lau’s deputy on the outside and the gang’s ‘enforcer’. The 29-year-old also admitted possession with intent to supply Class A drugs in Gainsborough, and was sentenced to nine years and eight months in prison;
- Daniel Langford, formerly of Courtleet Way in Bulwell, Nottingham, was primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of street level supply in Newark and distributing the associated financial rewards. The 19-year-old was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison;
- Ross Dyer, formerly of Abbotsford Drive in St Ann’s, Nottingham, sourced and supplied large quantities of cocaine to the gang. The 38-year-old was sentenced to six years and one month in prison;
- Christine Bailey-Brown, formerly of Byford Close in Mapperley, Nottingham, is an old friend of Lau’s and ran the OCG’s HQ in Nottingham. The 43-year-old was found guilty and sentenced to six years in prison;
- Monica Davidson, formerly of Byford Close in Mapperley, Nottingham, was involved in the running of HQ, and transporting drugs and money. The 21-year-old was sentenced to five and a half years in prison;
- Jarrod Westcarr, formerly of Joyce Avenue in Daybrook, Nottingham, facilitated the supply of drugs. The 28-year-old, who also struck a police officer with a car, was also charged with dangerous driving. He was found guilty and sentenced to four and a half years for the drugs offences and a further 15 months for the driving offence, to run consecutively;
- Jaylen Rhodes, formerly of Lodgewood Close in Bulwell, Nottingham, controlled one of the gang’s safe houses. The 20-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison;
- Curtis Burke, formerly of Deabill Street in Netherfield, Nottinghamshire, controlled the street level supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Newark. The 27-year-old was sentenced to three years and four months in prison;
- Charles Amadi, formerly of Lodgewood Close in Bulwell, Nottingham, managed the supply of heroin and crack cocaine from a Newark address. The 21-year-old was sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison;
- Lucy Langford, formerly of Courtleet Way in Bulwell, Nottingham, assisted her brother Daniel in the storage of large quantities of controlled drugs. The 22-year-old was also the primary money launderer for the group. She also admitted transfer of criminal property and was sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison;
- Leah Barrett, formerly of Willow Hill Close in Bulwell, Nottingham, assisted with the day-to-day workings of her partner Daniel Langford’s drug trafficking activities. The 18-year-old was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years.
Scott Seville, formerly of Portland Street in Newark, allowed his premises to be used to store and supply heroin and crack cocaine, as well as convert cocaine into crack cocaine. The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and, alongside the others, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
Tracey Barthorpe stored drugs at her former home in Yorke Drive, Newark. At a previous hearing the 39-year-old admitted being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and was subsequently sentenced to three years two months in jail.
Dean Haynes, formerly of Egerton Walk in St Ann’s, Nottingham, was the gang’s upstream cocaine supplier. The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and will be sentenced at a later date.