In line with an announcement from the National Police Chief’s Council, driver offender retraining courses in Lincolnshire, including North Kyme, have been cancelled.
Chief Constable Anthony Bangham is the NPCC lead for Roads Policing and UK Road Offender Education (UKROed) which operates the courses on behalf of the police service, says all classroom based courses have been suspended for 3 months.
Chief Inspector Daryl Pearce who is head of Custody and Prosecutions for Lincolnshire Police says that his office will be contacting everyone over the next few days that has booked onto a course.
“You should only contact us if you do not receive a letter,” he says.
Grantham firefighters were called to an incident on Main Street, Normanton, near Bottesford at 4pm yesterday.
Crews used two hose reel jets and breathing apparatus to extinguish the blazing telehandler.
It was caused by a fault within the engine compartment.
The operator of the machine escaped unharmed and even went on to assist in the removal of the damaged vehicle.
Registered between 30 March – 3 April 2020
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S19/2155 Grantham To demolish two single garages and replace with 4 x self contained flats, 23 Wharf Road Grantham NG31 6BG; Christian Townsend Birdc/o Mr Steven Roberts RBA 6 Woodside Avenue Rishton Blackburn BB1 4EX
S20/0131 Swinstead Works and repairs to roof; Applicant: Mr Graham Underhill Old School Yard 8 Bourne Road Swinstead NG33 4PQ
S20/0236 Castle Bytham Section 73 application to vary condition 2 of Planning Permission S18/0886 (Change of Use and carport to office accommodation and associated alterations); Applicant: Mr And Mrs Martin And Julie DupreeDupree Creative Ltd Glen House 63 Glen Road Castle Bytham NG33 4RJ20 Belton Street Stamford PE9 2EF
S20/0393 Castle Bytham Section 19 application to vary condition 2 of Listed Building Consent S18/0885 (Alteration to Listed Building) Applicant: Mr And Mrs Marrtin And Julie Dupree Annexe Glen House 63 Glen Road Castle Bytham NG33 4RJ
S20/0463 Colsterworth T1 Horse chestnut rot pocket above main fork, reduce by 10m to give finish height of 11.5m to relieve stress/tree management, T2 Sycamore suppressed by neighbouring trees – remove to ground level, T3 Horse chestnut suppressed by neighbouring mature trees remove to ground level at The Rectory 13A Back Lane Colsterworth NG33 5NJ; Applicant: Mr N Turner Edward King House Minster Yard Lincoln LN2 1PU
S20/0453 South Witham Removal of aspestos flat roof to outbuilding and new first floor with pitched roof. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Metcalf 24 Water Lane South Witham NG33 5PH
S20/0455 Grantham Erection of first floor side extension Applicant: Mr & Mrs Spendlove26 Bell Close Grantham NG31 8GJ
S20/0459 Foston Approval of details reserved by Condition 3 (materials details) and 4 (boundary treatment plan) of S19/1240 (Erection of single storey dwellinghouse with roof mounted solar panels in connection with equestrian enterprise and enlargement of associated yard) Applicant: Mr Henry Browne Second Chances Equine TrustViking Way Farm Fallow Lane Foston NG32 2LJ
S20/0467 Colsterworth T4 Sycamore remove tree to just above ground leveland plant replacement tree -Silver Birch (35l container 3-4m tall), T7 Cedar remove hanging branch and inspectdamaged limb; reduce north and south side of crown and thin remaining growth inthose areas by 20%, T21 Apple remove tree to just above ground level; plantreplacement Apple tree – 10l pot, -150-175cm tall, T27 Rowan remove to just aboveground level, T32 Rowan remove to just above ground level, T34 Sycamore reducenortherly stem by 3m,T35 Ash remove tree to just above ground levelApplicant: Pickersgill13 Back Lane Colsterworth NG33 5NJ
S20/0516 Aslackby Extension to garage Applicant: Mr David Ellington Aspen Cottage Kirkby Underwood Road Aslackby NG34 0HN
S20/0518 Grantham : Reduce the length of the sub-dominant stem by a maximum of 2m & crown lift to 3m over footpath only. Open Space At Front Of 90-100 Belton Lane Grantham Applicant: Lynne Lord South Kesteven District Council Council Offices St Peter’s Hill Grantham NG31 6PZ
S20/0476 Grantham Internal alterations Applicant: Mr Lance James The Mill 6 Mill Drive Grantham NG31 6JL
S20/0478 Ropsley Single storey rear extension Applicant: Mr & Mrs R Booker & Carrington 54 High Street Ropsley NG33 4BE
S20/0519 Grantham Crown lift to 3m over footpath only Land Opposite 2 Hazelwood Drive Gonerby Hill Foot Grantham. Applicant: Mrs Lynne Lord South Kesteven District Council Council Offices St Peter’s Hill Grantham NG31 6PZ
S20/0521 Long Bennington T1 Oak – Canopy Lift to 5.2m at Alma Farm 18 Main Road Long Bennington NG23 5EH Applicant: Mr Mick Potts Kings Farm 19 Winters Lane Long Bennington NG23 5DW
S20/0496 Grantham : Non-material amendments to S19/2103 (Conversion of office building to create 2 no.flats and construction of 6 no. dwellings) revisions to car parking layout at 65 South Parade Grantham NG31 6HT: Mr David MooreConsultants Ltd Victoria House Victoria Road Farnborough GU14 7PG
S20/0501 Little Bytham Prior notification for the extension of an existing agricultural building to incorporateoffice, W.C, kitchen and store areaApplicant: Mr John TurnerTurners of Bytham LLPThe Grange Grange Lane Little Bytham NG33 4QS
S20/0503 Londonthorpe And Harrowby Without Insertion of clear glazed first floor side elevation window (retrospective) Applicant: Mr Keith Doyle 116, Kenilworth Road Grantham NG31 9UH
S20/0507 Grantham Remove and replace existing front porch and Enlarge existing rear extension. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Adam Forster 105, Harrowby Lane Grantham NG31 9LN
S20/0526 Swayfield Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two dwellings at 71 Corby Road Swayfield NG33 4LH; Applicant: Mr & Mrs R & J Hibbert Westby Lodge Westby GNG33 4EA
S20/0527 Sedgebrook Non-material amendment to S19/0063 (Erection of 1 two storey dwelling and doublegarage) amendments include addition of first floor store to garage at Chestnut Farm Barns Village Street Sedgebrook NG32 2EW; Applicant: Mr D PackwoodHolmewood Homes LtdC/o Richmond House Main Street Long Bennington Newark NG23 5JR
S20/0534 Grantham Erection of single storey side and rear extension (retrospective) (Revised scheme of S19/1734 & S19/2242) Applicant: Mr J Askham 78, Denton Avenue Grantham NG31 7JH
S20/0539 Grantham Submission of details reserved by condition 12 (Construction & Environmental Management Plan) of S17/1262 at Tollemache Road South Grantham NG31 7UH Applicant: Mr Giles Membrey Rioja Developments The Barn Little Mount Farm Benhall Mill Road Tunbridge Wells TN2 5JW
More than £1 million is set to be invested in local facilities and services for Waltham on the Wolds as part of a new housing development in the village.
The money is being provided by Bellway through the planning agreement for Waltham Heights, a 60-home development off Melton Road, where construction work began in November last year.
Waltham Heights will comprise a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, with 22 of the properties being provided as affordable housing for local people.
The financial contributions being made by Bellway include up to £781,000 for primary education, over £185,000 for secondary education, and £26,400 for local health care. Further payments will include funding towards a bus stop, two bus shelters, and bus passes, as well as money for a speed reduction programme and library facilities.
Sales Director for Bellway East Midlands, Carolyne Watkinson, said: “From education and healthcare to transport, the contributions we are providing as part of our planning agreement for Waltham Heights will help to improve a range of facilities for the local community.
“As a local housebuilder, it is a key part of our ethos not just to build homes, but to contribute and help to build communities.
“The variety of homes available at Waltham Heights means there will be something on this development for everybody, including first-time buyers, downsizers, growing families and commuters.
“People have appreciated the attention to detail we’ve paid here to ensure the new homes complement their surroundings – some homes are available with stone frontages, for example, which make for a really attractive street scene. The development also benefits from spectacular views thanks to its hill-top positioning.
“For those interested in buying a new home at this development, we would urge them to visit our website, or to call our sales centre during opening hours.”
A selection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes is currently available at Waltham Heights, with prices starting from £297,500. For more information, visit bellway.co.uk.
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But exercise is still important for wellbeing, so if you choose to leave your home for daily exercise here are some things to keep in mind:
– Stay local if you can and don’t travel unnecessarily.
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|By Dr Matthew Dolling, Intensive Care Consultant, Lincoln County Hospital:|
“As the morning shift began I watched the nurses gathering to put on their protective equipment (PPE) in a little room next to the door into the Intensive Care Unit at Lincoln County Hospital. In more normal times this room is an office but instead it now serves as the PPE station before entry into the COVID area.
There is lively chatter and laughing. The nurses are a wide range of ages, a mixture of people who have returned from elsewhere in the NHS to a discipline they have known before, young less experienced nurses, and longstanding veterans of intensive care.
But the happy atmosphere hides a silent undertow of anxiety. Many of these nurses are worried about COVID. They watch the news and see harrowing images from elsewhere in the world. The reports from hot zones affect them just as much as they do everyone else, if not more. They have loved ones who they worry about, and are concerned they may infect or may be infected, and they worry about themselves. The patients they are about to care for are very sick. They do not want what is happening to their patients to happen to them or their families.
These nurses are on the front line. They are not military, they are not soldiers but putting their disquiet aside they don their protective equipment and enter the infected area without complaint. This silent bravery is being enacted all across the country every day. Every nurse puts their personal concern aside and enters the battle as if it were just another day.
Conditions on the unit are very difficult. The combination of masks, gowns, goggles and gloves make communication difficult. The environment is noisy. The ungainly dress means that they feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable.
As the nurses hand over, the nightshift file out looking exhausted, their faces marked and sore from wearing the tight fitting masks. Their homes and sleep beckon as they trudge wearily to their cars. Many will be back to do it all again in a matter of hours. Their exhaustion is both physical and emotional.
Caring for the COVID infected patients is very demanding. They are fragile, they have no visitors and the nurses become the natural surrogate for family to them so they are not alone. Some patients will not get better. Some will die in spite of exceptional medical interventions.
Caring for patients on intensive care ordinarily can involve levels of complexity that do not exist elsewhere in a hospital. Managing to do this whilst wearing stifling protective clothing is much harder and yet the nursing staff manage it without complaint.
As I write this, Lincoln’s ICU is not that busy with COVID yet. There is a hope that in spite of a lot of preparation, in some way Lincolnshire will escape the worst of this epidemic, but beyond that hope, there is an acceptance that the worst is probably still to come.
When it does, the front line, these brave nurses, are already dug in.
Much praise has been lauded on the NHS in this crisis. The nurses on the intensive care units in Lincoln and Boston deserve it, and so much more.
It is imperative that everyone follows the advice we have been given by the Government at this time. There are a lot of very unwell people with this disease. We need to keep everyone safe and well as far as possible. We want as few deaths as possible and as few patients as possible needing these nurses to care for them.”
Keiren Quinn says…
Staff in Poundland were amazing today and I think they need some applause.
Went in with my girlfriend and one of the lad staff members were having a laugh and a joke with me saying he bets I wouldn’t wear women’s leopard print slippers if he was to buy them for me.
He got his own money out and brought be them so I put them on and walked home.
All the staff were laughing and in high spirits and I think it was amazing in dark times like these.
A vehicle left the road and ended in a ditch, on the A52 at Cold Harbour, nr Grantham just before midnight.
Fire crews from Grantham opened the boot to pull the driver to freedom.
A new report has revealed the board games most likely to cause a family argument based on social listening data
- Monopoly takes the number one spot for causing the most household arguments, with 28,167 social posts about monopoly disputes
- Jenga takes the second spot, with 6,290 posts showing it’s not just the bricks on edge during a Jenga game!
- Despite the name, frustration comes up 10th in the rankings with only 42 posts about household arguments
If you’ve ever played a board game with your family you’ll know that it can be a heated affair.
Classic games such as Monopoly and Jenga ignite the competitive streak within, often leading to household conflicts.
With the world on lock down and board games usage set to increase, a new report by Onlinecasinos has identified the top ten board games most likely to cause a family fallout.
Board game Bust Up’s – Top Ten:
Onlinecasinos used social listening to track mentions of popular board games, revealing how many posts are about fallout’s rather than wins. The data was analysed from 29/03/2019 – 27/03/2020.
Monopoly comes out as number one for family fallout’s with 28,176 social posts complaining about conflicts during play.
Second in the rankings is the all time classic Jenga. With 6290 posts it appears the bricks are not the only things on edge in the family game.
The top ten board games set to cause a bust up can be seen below:
|Ranking||Game||Number of social posts about arguments (between 29/03/2019 – 27/03/2020)|
Full details on the report can be seen at: https://www.onlinecasinos.co.uk/blog/board-game-bust-ups.htm
Dick Bradshaw says…
Here’s three of the bands that used to play regularly for the Grantham Rock N Roll society.
The first was our most regular outfit Cottie and the Alleycats who were from Boston I think?
The Second were “Rockhouse” from Sudbury in Suffolk,
And the third and by far the best, (in my opinion) were Sunny 56 who were a Rockabilly outfit and were really good. Lead singer Pat Rayford went on to bigger and better things I heard!
These played at The Social Hall at Gonerby and Sandon Road amongst other places.
Sarah Gray says…
I’m currently a resident at King’s Court Nursing Home, in Grantham, and at 1pm yesterday afternoon I contacted John Hindmarch of Morrisons about the service Kings Court had received from a supermarket delivery firm since the start of covid 19.
By 3pm not only did we have a food delivery from 2 lovely lads employed by Morrisons but it was FREE.
Not only were the staff emotional but the residents were too,
The generosity shown by John and all at Morrison’s has overwhelmed us, can we say a huge huge thank you to him.
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