If interested please call 01522 305313 or email [email protected]
The members of MUSIC:LINK, the Lincolnshire and East Midlands music information service, have come together to show their appreciation to the departing committee, as soundLINCS continues to develop and grow the 30 year old service.
Keith Jobling, the former Chairman and Membership Secretary, Clive Morrison, former Events and Website Manager and Claire Morrison, the former treasurer of the service, have all stepped down from their roles in the past two years, which had left MUSIC:LINK facing closure until soundLINCS secured its future last November.
Following numerous generous donations from the membership of almost 200 groups, organisations, music teachers, performers and individuals, they were presented with gifts as a show of appreciation for their long and dedicated service by soundLINCS CEO Nikki Kate Heyes MBE.
MUSIC:LINK provides monthly diaries of events as well as a membership directory of music groups, teachers, venues and other members. It aims to make music more accessible and relevant to people across the region and promote interest, participation and study of all kinds of music. MUSIC:LINK also provides an essential ‘anti-clash’ diary enabling member venues to avoid putting on similar events at the same time.
Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, soundLINCS CEO said: “Over the last 30 years it has been the dedication, passion and the hard work of the committee that has made MUSIC:LINK such a unique and invaluable part of the music scene within Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. In our short time in charge we have quickly realised how engaged and supportive the membership is, as shown by their generous donations for Keith, Clive and Claire. With them supporting us there is a brilliant opportunity here to build and take the resource from strength to strength.”
Retiring Chairman Keith Jobling said: “It has been moving to see the generous donations and kind messages of thanks coming in from the members of MUSIC:LINK in the last few months. Over the past 30 years the three of us, and so many other individuals who have so kindly given their time, have overcome some tough challenges and had some great times to help maintain and grow MUSIC:LINK across the region. We hope to see it continue and thrive for many more years under soundLINCS’ management.”
MUSIC:LINK is always looking for new members. Membership is available for individuals and organisations, giving access to the directory and monthly diaries, opportunities to advertise services and events and the chance to connect with people passionate about music across the region. For more information email [email protected] or call 01522 510073. Or, to join the new MUSIC:LINK Facebook group for free, visit www.soundlincs.org/MUSICLINK2016.
Fuzzy Ed is now looking after toddlers every Wednesday morning at the Muddle Go Nowhere (Harvester).
As we move into the period where tenants of allotments start proactively tending to their plots, it is time to take a look at security of your equipment.
Please ensure that all equipment left on site is securely locked away
Write your postcode on all items of equipment however low in value
Consider placing unique markings on higher value items, such a pink paint. This makes it harder and more messy for a would be thief to sell on your equipment
If you haven’t already received an Allotment Watch pack, please contact police for one. This contains all the information needed to make your allotment less opportunist for thieves
Consider having a property marking day, your NPT can help and assist
Report any instances of theft, this way we can be aware of how the pattern of crime is moving across the county
To report a crime call: Tel; 101 or Alternatively, report on online: https://www.lincs.police.uk/report-online/
I spotted this awful parking yesterday, clearly blocking the path for all.
This is one of several remants to be found in the woods behind Bell & Webster on Alma Park Road, including the former rifle range. Dating from the First World War when Alma Park was park of Belton Army Camp, they were used by the RAF Regiment which was founded there in 1943.
The access is from a footpath by the side of B&W and is wonderful walking country.
Registered nurses across Lincolnshire are being invited to join the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s nurse bank- to pick up flexible nursing work along with favourable NHS terms and conditions.
The Trust, which runs hospitals in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham, currently has 601 registered nurses on its bank. These staff are valued so much as they help maintain safe staffing on the wards.
The benefits of joining the bank include:
Director of Nursing for ULHT, Michelle Rhodes, said: “Our nurse bank is a really valuable resource for us, enabling us to fill nursing shifts on our wards and departments safely. We would like to encourage more people to consider joining the bank.
“There are huge benefits for those who join our bank, both in terms of career development and experience and job flexibility,” she said.
All nurses in Lincolnshire are being invited to sign up to join the bank.
Kirsty Gilbertson has been working shifts on the ULHT bank at Lincoln County Hospital for more than a year and said it has been a brilliant experience.
“Joining the nurse bank has allowed me to do a job I love with a greater degree of flexibility, which is just what I need at this point in my career,” she said,
“I can choose my hours to suit my needs – instead of trying to plan my life around work, I can plan work around my life and still get paid holidays. I’m enjoying the variety and have no problems booking as much work as I want. I would definitely recommend it, as it’s been a really positive move for me.”
Emmajean Hearn works as a staff nurse at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and said: “After leaving my role as a sister in a different Trust I wanted to have the flexibility of working when and where I wanted to work which fits in around my family.
“I chose to work at my local hospital as I still wanted to feel part of the NHS and the teams I work with on the wards.”
Stephanie Turner works on the bank at Grantham and District Hospital and said: “I have worked as a practice nurse for 17 years and wanted a change in my career, working on the wards is completely different.
“Bank work gives me the flexibility to work as much or as little as I want. I don’t have to request holiday I just take it when I want it and I can please myself.”
Apply to join the ULHT nurse bank today using the link on NHS Jobs using this link: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/7d56c1976f22dbff2a8e166e1ac9a48c/?vac_ref=914463460
Julia B says…
Wouldn’t you know it. Our super duper Market Place/Westgate introduced about four years ago, is already falling apart.
Driving over the speed humps you can feel the pot holes forming beneath them.
Won’t be long now!
Dysart Park family fun day & dog show returns again this year on its 10th anniversary
This event has been highly successful over recent years because of the continued support it receives from local businesses and the local community.
The event is organised by a group of volunteers who have two arms to their committee ‘Dysart park events’ and ‘Dysart Park Action Group’. We are always looking for new committee members, or simply a helping hand on the fun day to help the event run smoothly – so if you are interested please get in touch, you can message us on Facebook ‘Dysart Park Events’ or through our website www.Dysartpark.com, or call Dysart Park Events on 07486 538 669
The event has become a ‘must go to’ event on the Grantham calendar and we are all very proud of what we have achieved over the years by hosting this event.
The event is always held the first Sunday in July, so this year it will be on Sunday 2nd Julystarting at 11am, there’s so much to see and do, and something for all ages. Boasting around 80 stalls to browse, we also have archery, pony rides, face painting, Reptile Handling, plus an action packed arena line up including free kids races in the main arena – details of the arena line up will be printed in our official programme which will be available on the day.
Fun Dog Show, £2 per dog per class to enter, judged by Karen & James Cook – both who are vets at vets4pets, DOg show has been kindly sponsored by Vets4pets & Pets at home. Up for grabs for this years ‘Best in show’ is a Vac4life worth £99.
Thank you to all our local business supporters of this event: Yorkshire Bank, Vets4pets, Pets at home, Lincs Dog Training, Khaos Control, SKDC, Faith Life Church, Wilding Construction, Chris O’Connor Cycles, Miele, Reteuro garage plus anyone else who I have failed to mention.
Currently of Facebook we are running a like & share competition fro a chance to win a £20, simply like our page ‘Dysart Park Events’, comment & share, the 2000th like will be our lucky winner.
Jo Hall, on holiday in Thailand spotted this in Ao Nang last night.
She said: “Made by the forerunner to Aveling Barford and just like the one that was in Wyndham Park.
“I resisted the urge to play on it!”
It was made in 1904 by Aveling Porter.
Today we are celebrating St George’s Day, in honour of our patron saint.
St George wasn’t English, he never came within 1,000 miles of England and he never even saw a dragon, never mind slayed one.
It would make more sense to celebrate King Edmund of East Anglia, who was martyred by the Danes in the year 870 by being tied to a tree in Thetford forest and used as an archery target. He actually was the original English patron saint.
Or it could be St Edward’s Day, after the pious Edward the Confessor, who was our national Saint until deposed by St George in the 14th Century. At least too he had a claim to being English.
Then there is St Alban who was the first British martyr from Roman Britain. In 2006 there was a call by some Church of England clergy for Alban to replace St George.
St George, on the other hand, was born in Turkey, became a Roman soldier and was beheaded in Palestine on the orders of the pagan emperor Diocletian.
His emblem, a red cross on a white background was imposed on us by French-speaking Anglophobe Richard the Lionheart. His soldiers wore it on their tunics like today’s national football team’s supporters.
St George also happens to be patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, Moscow, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine and Portugal, scouts, soldiers, archers, cavalry and chivalry, farmers and field workers, riders and saddlers, and he helps those suffering from leprosy, plague and syphilis.
So let’s re-adopt St Edward as our personal saint. You know we English hate sharing.
We could then all cry: ‘God for Lizzie, England and St Ted’.
An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities.
On Tuesday 16 May, a workshop will take place at The Venue, Grantham Road, Navenby, showcasing EU funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized rural enterprises in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
Among the funding programmes to be discussed is the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which is making £3.7 million available for projects focused on food processing, business development and tourism.
There will also be a chance to learn more about the LEADER programme, which is designed to support the following national priorities:
So far this year, the LEADER programme has granted £961,768 to 22 local businesses across the county, and there is still £4,715,756 of funding available.
The event runs from 10.30am – 12.30pm (registration opens at 10.15am). Places can be booked online at http://bit.ly/2oNvCeb .
Very dissapointed that this year for St George’s Day there is no flags around the green near Guildhall and also no displays in any shops.
Is this what we have come to in England, that we are now to scared to proud to be English because we get classed as racist?
It’s a shame because being proud of your heritage shouldn’t be condemned.
I say stand up and be proud to be English but does that make me racist?
I think not!
Further dates have been set for Getting Back, Moving On workshops to help parents build confidence to get back to employment.
The second course of three, weekly, friendly and relaxed workshops, including free childcare, will be on Mondays, 10am – midday, beginning May 8, at Swingbridge Children’s Centre, Trent Road, Grantham NG31 7XQ.
The course is part of a year-long pilot project to support parents to get back to work, training or volunteering via free personal development workshops.
The project is being delivered by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) thanks to a partnership with Pre-School Learning Alliance and funding from the Santander Foundation.
LCVS will deliver three programmes of workshops at Children’s Centres in Grantham to help participants build their confidence, develop transferable skills and pick up tips for applications and interviews.
Places are limited and must be booked via South Kesteven Community Centres, call Chris Hayes on 07703 737206 or email [email protected]
Volunteers needed Sat 24th June 2017.
Car parking attendants for Armed Forces Day at Arena UK. 10:30am onwards.
Please help us support this worthy cause, you will be provided with food and refreshments!
Please pm me or alternatively email [email protected] and we will forward it.
The Armed Forces Celebration will aim to raise awareness of the local Armed Forces members in the community by celebrating the impact they have on the community and beyond. It will give recognition to those currently serving, and past veterans.
The day will have something for everyone with 3 main elements: a military presentation with equipment; members of the Armed Forces in uniform and military stands; a family entertainment day; and an equestrian event.
There will be military stands with trucks and equipment for those to see, a military band and 1940’s tribute band, fun fair with rides for all ages, face painting, clowns, hog roast, food stands, trade stands with military memorabilia, military demonstrations and an equestrian event including riders from the military, police, fire and emergency services riding in uniform and hopefully a Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber fly past.
The day is free to enter. However, any money raised will go to our chosen charity SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association). There is parking for over 1000 cars, full disability access and catering, easy access off the A1 at the Downtown junction. Nearest train station is Grantham but buses run frequently.
The day starts at 10am and finishes at 6pm but most demonstrations will run between 1 – 4pm.
To the person that killed my beautiful cat Smokey on Belton lane last night.
I would not wish this heartbreak on anyone, except perhaps, you.
You must have been breaking the speed limit by a lot to have caused the injuries that my poor cat had.
I do believe that you are also supposed to report hitting an animal. So that is two laws you broke last night, as well as mine and my families hearts.
He was a bright white large cat, so you cannot say you didn’t see him.
If you read this, at least have the courage to message me and apologise.
To the wonderful lady who picked him up from the middle of the road and carefully wrapped him in a towel and moved him to the verge, and even had the love to drive around again, to see that I had found him – you are an angel.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
From a heartbroken moggie lover, Gayle Kimmings