Dave Jones says: “Who says you can’t swim in Wyndham Park pool?”
Dave Jones says: “Who says you can’t swim in Wyndham Park pool?”
One year of overnight closure of Grantham A&E.
Leaving our whole community approximately 30 miles from the nearest emergency department.
We have united in opposition and have campaigned relentlessly for the past 365 days.
We will continue in our original aim to get our 24hr service reinstated.
We need safe, appropriate local care for our community and we will not stop fighting until we #SaveGranthamAandE ❤
The people of Lincolnshire deserve better 💖
On 1 September 2017 a new beauty salon will open in Grantham at 18 Market Place, formally Martin & Co Letting Agent. Elegance Beauty Salon will be owned and run by Mrs Eleanor Charley.
Eleanor spent two years at Grantham College learning the skills required to be a beauty therapist and holds a National Vocational Qualification Level 3. She has worked at various salons in Grantham and has also built up a client base as a mobile therapist. She is now opening up a permanent place where she can make her mark in her profession.
She is offering over 30 different treatments including waxing, nails, massage, eyebrow and eyelash treatments, threading and spray tanning. All new clients will automatically get 20% off their first treatment and lots of offers will be available over the coming months.
Treatments can be booked online at www.elegancebeautysalongrantham.co.uk, or through the facebook page – just search for Elegance Beauty Salon Grantham. Alternatively ring 07478 230708 to discuss your next treatment. There will also be an open evening on Thursday 31 August 2017 for anyone that wants to come and have a look around the salon.
Steve Lyons says,
I have just had a man with a white van that had ‘Dreamers’ on the side trying to sell me a new mattress labelled ‘Orthopaedic Dreamers memory foam’ for £180 double. Label on mattress said a lot more! He happened to have most sizes. He tried to give a plausible explanation for having them.
I didn’t take him up on his offer but have googled the mattress since and it appears to be a cheap inferior quality mattress, scam?
A-level results day can be a nerve-racking experience for students waiting for their results – the message is don’t panic, there’s plenty of advice and help out there for you.
Many students will of course be looking forward to the university or college of their choice when they get their results on Thursday, 17 August, but others may need to change their plans.
For anyone whose results were not as good as they hoped, the first thing to do is to contact your chosen universities and see if they will still accept you on the course for which you have an offer.
If they are unable to offer you a place and you still want to go to university then you will need to use Clearing. Your first contact should be UCAS at: www.ucas.com/
where you will find all the information you need to help you through this process.
Don’t forget that as well as University you can also consider Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Information on these can be found at: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
There is a wealth of information available from the National Careers Service which also provides a telephone helpline if you need to find out more about the options. They can be found at: nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
Alex James says,
The Big Clean, whilst its good in practise. Some examples of the work they have carried out so far, are of concern. And the long term clean and green goal is currently floored.
The Big Clean –
Several photos of hedges that have been cut – which are private hedge rows. Whilst i’m sure the home owners are very happy to have had the hedges cut, which they have not bothered to cut and let grow. Why should public money be spent cutting these hedges? Surely this is an enforcement matter?
Similar to – trent road verge. Its overgrowth from a verge owned by Grantham estates, so why don’t they cut it rather than tax payers money used, anouther enfocement issue?
After the Big Clean? –
And once all the work is complete, who will monitor all of this to ensure it remains well kept. SKDC have gone from a team of 4 staff monitoring grounds maintenance district wide to 1. And relying on Glendale self monitoring the contract. Is this not an open cheque book, do the contract and monitor it yourself?
Why does SKDC cut services like this, rather than keep feet on the ground keeping an eye on such things, with staff that know the area, understand the job and understand a contract. It has to be said, if they had kept the team up to 4 members rather than cut cut cut, some of the areas would not have become such a mess. They had experienced staff in post, but certain management did not see the value in grounds maintenance, and how wrong they are. SKDC need to think for the future, and ensure they have qualified staff in place to look after the open spaces. This is what Grantham people and visitors see first. Spend the money wisely, and do what you say, think for the future. Get the staff back in the job and leave them to do a good job. If budget can be found for a big clean, surly it can be found to have qualified staff monitor a contract?
Janette Machin of Ballroom Blitz says…
We will be running regular Tea Dances at the wonderful Guildhall Ballroom every Thursday afternoon from 7th September.
Join us for an afternoon of dancing. Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence Dancing. Fabulous Ballroom in the Guildhall Grantham.
It’s a fabulous Ballroom in the middle of Grantham. We would like to encourage dancers and non dancers everyone is welcome!
£4 on the door
Click on link below for details.
To celebrate Grantham-born entertainer Douglas Gorin’s birthday today, the Bard of Grantham, Don Holmes, has penned a poem.
Would enter folk-lore
He picked up a box
Of large rubber bands
And threw them aloft
From tense-fingered hands
The office was stunned
With cries of surprise
They could not believe
The truth of their eyes
Douglas just sat
A grin on his face
His mind now made up
To leave the rat race
He’d soon make his mark
In music and dance
All that he needed
Was half of a chance
The Rose Bruford School
Soon beckoned him down
To London and fame
From old Grantham Town
He struggled at first
Before he found fame
But talent shone through
To establish his name
So here we now sit
To give him a hand
To a life inspired
By a large rubber band
© Don Holmes
Julia B says…
SKDC can’t blame the public for this one. Tatty electronic boxes and a weed encrusted pavement is the view for Maggie Thatcher fans when they come to pay homage to her birthplace.
And dispite all the photos of councillors allegedly ‘cleaning up’, they certainly haven’t been to the bottom of Barrowby Road.
Anyone got a hoe?
Ali Broadley says…
Harlaxton Rd Dog wandering on the side of the road???
Anyone missing it?
The Kings Arms, Westgate, (The Blue Ram to oldies) will sadly be closing between 29th August and 12th September for a major refurbishment.
Cane says: ” We can only apologise for the inconvenience however promise to bring you the biggest and best in daily entertainment, more live music, free food, even cheaper prices and drinks offers, even more sports, very excited and friendly staff… And most importantly a brand new local!!
“We hope you are as excited and curious about the improvements and will be joining us in celebrating the reopening on 13th September!!”
From Barry Vickers
WE continue to have thriving groups of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Barrowby with both the Rainbows and Brownie units at full capacity.
Over the last year our girls have taken part in many exciting activities including Guide camp, Brownie pack holiday, day trips out, crafts, coffee evenings, baking, games and much, much more.
Our Rainbow unit for girls aged 5-7 years old is in urgent need of a new leader and Brownies for girls aged 7-10 years also requires extra adult helpers.
Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 18 years old and can be on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
For more information and to register interest in volunteering visit www.girlguiding.org or call Alison on 01529 488855.
Just when you thought Grantham’s parking was barking – just look at them in Lincoln!
Click on picture below for details
Thursday 10th August 8.50 am. Slate Mill Place junction with Manthorpe Road.
Van parked up leaving insufficient room to get through without risking damage to vehicle(s).
Had to turn around & drive up Castlegate as alternative route.
Car shown in front coming off Manthorpe Road had to turn round in the junction & find alternative route.