Police have confirmed that a man, aged 69, has died following an incident on the A1 Great North Road, near Barrowby.
Emergency services attended at around 6pm following a report of a body of a man near the Millennium Bridge, Dysart Road.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin are aware and officers are supporting the family at this time.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the area at around this time to contact us.
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S20/0708 Claypole Section 73 application to vary condition 2 (approved plans) of listed building consent S18/0961 – changes to entrance door at Fen Farm 53 Main Street Claypole NG23 5BA; Applicant: Mr Richard Flewitt Manor House Main Street Aslockton NG13 9AL
S20/0721 & S20/0722 Ingoldsby : Change of use of land to provide new tennis court on former menage; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Lamyman The Old Rectory, Bitchfield Road Ingoldsby NG33 4EU
S20/0743 Heydour: Construction of 30m x 30m horse manege; Applicant: Mr Julie Doorne Bramble Cottage Village Street Oasby Le NG32 3NB
S20/0783 Normanton: Change of use of office building to residential (20/00493/GDOCOU) at Roseland Group Ltd The Control Tower Normanton Airfield Main Street; Applicant: Mrs Deborah Wetherill Melton Borough Council
S20/0812 Grantham : Single storey extension to the rear of the property. Applicant: Mr Paul Stanley 151 Denton Avenue Grantham NG31 7JQ
S20/0791 Haconby Approval of details reserved by Condition Nos 3 (Contamination Survey), 4 (Archaeological Watching Brief), 5 (Boundary Treatment Details) and 6 (Materials) of S18/1363 (Erection of dwelling) Applicant: Mr J Goodman Land Adjacent To Angels Keep 24 Chapel Street Haconby PE10 0UL
S20/0794 Grantham Rear extension to dwellingApplicant: Mr and Mrs L Warner 27, Warmington Avenue Grantham NG31 7NU
S20/0798 Folkingham 2 metre single storey rear extension with flat roof at 2.7m to eaves, garage conversion, with replacement of existing garage door for a utility door, and flat roof rear dormer loft conversion below the ridge height of the existing property.Applicant: Mr David Blanchard 60, Churchfields Road Folkingham NG34 0TR
S20/0799 & S20/0800 Barrowby Erection of single/two storey rear extensions and a detached garage/stable block.External alterations including replacement window. Applicant: P Jarman and H RobertshawGrange Cottage, Low Road Barrowby NG32 1DL
S20/0803 Grantham Proposed Single Storey Rear Extension and Internal Alterations.Applicant: Miss Amy Hannesay106, Harlaxton Road Grantham NG31 7AJ
S20/0807 Hougham Two storey side extension to existing property; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Neil Maxwell The Lodge, Main Street Hougham NG32 2JD
S20/0809 Folkingham : Removal of hedging includes Canadian 5 Yew trees and 1 holly tree Applicant: Miranda Preston The Old Rectory 13 West Street Folkingham NG34 0SN
S20/0822 Barkston Proposed detached garage; Applicant: Mr and Mrs Bailey The Yews Barn Church Street Barkston NG32 2NB
Amy Hale says…
I have a vacancy for a morning job two hours every morning Monday to Saturday £9 per hour at Dysart Road Co op.
Must be reliable
|A Lincolnshire businessman was given a guard of honour by doctors and nurses when he finally left intensive care after spending more than three weeks fighting for his life with coronavirus.|
57-year-old George Barker from Sibsey, says he is only alive today thanks to all of the amazing care he received while at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.
George had been looking after his wife Amanda and son James who had both been bedbound with suspected coronavirus when he first started to feel unwell.
Amanda said: “I had been so unwell and George had been taking such good care of me. I just remember every time I woke up he was starting to look more and more unwell. That was when I realised I needed to get on top of this.
“George is never ill and as soon as I saw him lose his appetite and fall asleep in the middle of the day I knew something was very wrong.”
Amanda had been calling NHS111, but when she saw her partner of more than 20 years deteriorate further she knew she had to call an ambulance, despite George’s protestations that he was OK.
Amanda added: “I snuck out of the room and called 999. When the ambulance crew arrived everything happened very quickly. I was not even able to give him a kiss and a cuddle to say goodbye. As I was tearful and walking back to the house I just heard George shout ‘I love you’.
“That was the last time I heard his voice for more than three and a half weeks.”
Once he arrived at hospital George was taken into intensive care and put into a medically induced coma.
Amanda, who could see the hospital from the couple’s back garden, got regular updates from the nurses on the unit.
She said: “The nurses were simply amazing. During the calls they kept telling me that they were sorry that I couldn’t be there with him, but assured and promised me that they were with him and looking after him. They gave me regular updates and even put a phone to his ear so that I could talk to him.
“One day shortly before he came round we tried this and they told me that his eyes were flickering and he was responding when I was talking. It really was the best news. I cannot thank them enough for the way they supported me, as well as the care they gave George that saved his life.
“It takes a special person to be a nurse and I believe George’s were simply the best.”
George admits that he cannot remember very much about the ambulance crew or arriving at hospital. As soon as he came round George was determined to get better and when he was unable to walk the distance needed by the physios to be able to transfer him out of intensive care, he spent many hours in the night raising and lowering his legs to get his muscles working again. He managed to walk the distance the next morning even with his chest drain still in place. He was able to talk as soon as his tracheostomy was removed and he devoured all of the food around him when seeing if he was able to swallow.
Amanda added: “Once he came round he really did defy all of the odds. There was no stopping him.”
George added: “I thought the nurses were planning something, but I never expected to have a guard of honour as I left intensive care. Seeing them all cheering and clapping was such a surprise. Especially as I wanted to be the one clapping them.”
As his way of saying thank you, George has offered to do odd jobs for the nurses who cared for him through his business Dananglia Roofing.
He added: “I can never repay all of the doctors and nurses for what they did for me, but if ever they need any roofing work – they just need to give me a call and I will be there.”
The couple, who have eight children between them, one grandchild with another two on the way, are looking forward to spending time together as George continues with his recovery.
Amanda added: “I can never say thank you enough, so again thank you to everyone at Pilgrim hospital for getting George back home with me, as my life would have been so worthless without him in it.”
A video of Mr Barker leaving intensive care can be found here: https://youtu.be/f328XdreQxE
Health workers at Grantham Hospital are getting extra protective ‘scrubs’ thanks to the efforts of a network of volunteers who have received a £500 boost from SKDC.
The cash, from Cllr Penny Milnes’ Ward Member Grant Fund, will help pay for materials for the project.
During lockdown, Council Leader Cllr Kelham Cooke took a Key Decision to double the grant scheme’s funding, giving each district councillor a total of £1,000 to spend on local community projects.
He said: “This project is one example of how we as a council, and individual councillors, can work with charities and community groups across our wonderful district for the benefit of all.”
Fulbeck village volunteer Tina Nolan helps co-ordinate two Facebook groups with Marie Boddington and Lucy Parkes, both NHS workers at Grantham Hospital. They have a team of volunteers producing scrubs, scrub bags – to safely deal with possible contaminated scrubs – and ear protectors to make face masks more comfortable to wear.
Tina said: “The project has grown with the support of the community in Fulbeck and the surrounding area. We were initially part of a much wider Lincolnshire group but wanted to keep our own area front of mind, fulfilling the unprecedented need for scrubs for Grantham Hospital and local healthcare workers.”
Cllr Milnes said: “There is a double benefit; firstly, to support the hospital in their efforts during the crisis, and also to enable the community to use their time and skills in support of our fantastic NHS and healthcare workers, who are busy caring for the wider community.”
The group, which also received £500 in a Lincolnshire County Council grant by Cllr Alexander Maughan, uses donations to pay for materials.
A section of the A1 Great North Road, near the Millennium Bridge, Barrowby, has been closed in both directions due to an ongoing incident. Please avoid the area. The road is expected to remain closed until later today. Diversions are in place. We will update when we can.
A hot light fitting too close and touching clothes on a drying rack., caused a bedroom fire in Castle Bytham yesterday evening.
Firefighters from Corby Glen were called to the property on Heathcoate Road at about 8pm.
The fire destroyed a quantity of clothing and caused smoke damage to the bedroom.
It was extinguished using a hose reel jet.
THIS Grantham company has long gone, yet the town has a rich legacy of its products. The building is still there but serves a different purpose.
Name the company and any of the staff you recognise.
Jon Barnes says…
Interesting match report from 1897, but wondering where the Barrowby Road ground was?
Volunteers’ Week runs from 1-7 June each year to celebrate and thank volunteers across the UK. NHS organisations in Lincolnshire would like to shine a spotlight on their volunteers, to say a big thank you for their hard work over the past year, and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Volunteers’ Week is unavoidably different, with the absence of events and face to face celebrations. With social distancing and lockdown, many volunteers have changed their ways of supporting the NHS.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are coming together to thank NHS volunteers for their flexibility and ongoing dedication to their roles.
LPFT’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jacky Secker said: “Our volunteers play such a vital role in supporting the recovery of our service users, but also helping family members and carers. They are there to offer not only a friendly face and a helping hand; they offer skills, knowledge, advice and experience.
“For us as a mental health and learning disability trust, our volunteers have sometimes been former patients who want to give something back to LPFT, as part of their own journey to recovery after a period of ill health, using their experiences to benefit others. For other volunteers it may be that they just want to help support NHS services, learn new skills or interact with others.”
During the COVID-19 lockdown LPFT volunteer, Helen Ratcliffe, has been supporting mental health service users in and around Skegness, by collecting essential shopping items and creating craft boxes for them to use as therapeutic activities at home.
Helen said: “Volunteering is a wonderful use of my time. I thoroughly enjoy it and it’s great to put something back into the NHS. Using my spare time to support others is really rewarding, especially when you know people really need that help – like now during this pandemic.”
LCHS has been paying tribute to two best friends who volunteered to provide daily deliveries of PPE including gowns, hand gel and gloves to community hospitals and nurses.
Andy, a self-employed property developer and Wayne, a former retained firefighter for 16 years at Sleaford Fire Station, who usually works as an electrician/satellite TV aerial installer. With the coronavirus lockdown, the pair decided they wanted to fill their unexpected spare time with something worthwhile.
Andy said: “My wife works for LCHS and suggested I could volunteer to deliver much needed PPE across the county to hospitals and community nurses.
“I’ve been out and about five days a week with my van packed full of PPE. I’ve been careful to follow the Government guidance and maintain social distancing – ringing people’s door bells and leaving the PPE on the ground outside.”
Over at ULHT, their Voluntary Services Manager Andrew Tysoe explains how vital their volunteers are. Andrew said: “Without our terrific troop of volunteers, our hospitals simply could not function as they do.
“Prior to coronavirus, our amazing volunteers dedicated a combined 4,000 hours each month, which equates to more than 200,000 positive interactions with patients and families each year.
“We have also been very fortunate to have additional volunteers who have joined us during lockdown who have been off work or furloughed. Their contribution, and those of all of our volunteers, is invaluable and makes such a difference.
“Volunteer roles in the NHS are extremely varied, from meeting and greeting patients and visitors at our hospitals, to helping serve meals on the wards and supporting staff with non-clinical jobs. Being a volunteer is also good for you and can help reduce loneliness and increase your physical activity.”
For more information about volunteering opportunities with your local NHS in Lincolnshire, please visit their websites: www.lpft.nhs.uk, www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk, www.ulh.nhs.uk.
Government and many landlords have put in place temporary measures to help tenants keep their homes in the current crisis. Sustaining people’s incomes through the furlough scheme and calling a halt to evictions have created a temporary respite.
But what happens when those temporary measures end?
The Chartered Institute of Housing has today published proposals aimed at avoiding a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current protections end.
Working with barrister Liz Davies, CIH has developed a detailed set of proposals to avoid a crisis that could leave thousands homeless and cost landlords and local authorities millions.
CIH director of policy James Prestwich said: “For the eight million households who are tenants of private or social landlords, a key part of the hardship and suffering during the crisis has been the struggle to pay their rent and worrying if they will be able to keep their home. If our society and the economy are to recover from the crisis, it is vital that these fears are allayed quickly and thoroughly.
“We do not start from a good place. Local authorities’ and social landlords’ resources for dealing with homelessness were stretched before the epidemic and could be overwhelmed if there is a sudden growth in evictions due to rent arrears.”
The hard facts
Of 5.6 million workers at high risk of losing their jobs because of the crisis, more than 1.2 million are private tenants.
Around 2.6 million private tenants have already missed a rent payment during the crisis.
Around a third of the ‘key workers’ who have kept services and supplies running earn less than £10 per hour. Many live in households dependent on two incomes to pay the rent, and where partners may have lost their jobs.
The furlough scheme helps to sustain incomes but has a shortfall of 20 per cent if not made good by employers. When the scheme ends people may lose their jobs, have lower earnings than before or have used up their savings. Protection against eviction currently ends in June. Even if it is extended, landlords are still able to start the eviction process if arrears accrue, resulting in a potentially massive number of eviction actions within a short period.
James said: “The burden cannot simply be put onto landlords. That could lead to defaults on mortgages and enforced sales, which could deplete the sector just when that capacity is most needed. This needs government action too.”
What is CIH’s ‘post-Covid’ solution?
Extend protection for tenants until evictions can take place safely.
Prevent evictions solely arising from COVID-related arrears.
End section 21 evictions.
Make sure that payment plans for COVID-related arrears do not result in eviction provided the tenant agrees with and complies with the plan over a timescale of up to two years.
Reform universal credit: end 5-week wait; temporarily suspend suspend the benefit cap and the two-child limit; increase LHA to 50th percentile of rents for a limited period; end ‘shared accommodation rate’ for under 35s.
Increase emergency fund for discretionary housing payments and ensure they are more widely available to help with rent arrears outside scope of universal credit.
Introduce an interest-free loan scheme to cover landlords’ loss of rental income and give landlords mortgage holidays on rented properties to pass relief on to tenants.
Consider one-off payments to stabilise local authority and housing association finances where these have been hit by COVID-related arrears.
CIH chief executive Gavin Smart said: “While the measures put in place by government and landlords are helping millions of people during this awful time, we have to think about what comes next. Simply ending all these measures without a plan to cope with the arrears built up through the outbreak risks pushing families into homelessness and landlords into bankruptcy, just at a time when a stable housing sector is needed to help rebuild our economy.
“Our proposals build on the work we have done with homelessness groups including Crisis and Shelter, as well as housing providers. They are practical and proportionate to the threat facing millions of people. We look forward to working with the government to make them part of our national post-COVID recovery plan.”
Aldi has introduced a traffic light system at the entrances to stores designed to control how many customers are inside at any one time and to help keep shoppers and staff safe.
The automated system signals a green light when customers can enter, and a red light when they must wait outside.
The system underwent a successful trial and was rolled out nationally this week.
The signals are designed to follow individual store customer limits so that people inside can stick to the two-metre social distancing rule.
Customers queuing outside are still asked to give priority to NHS and blue light workers, who are allowed to go to the front of the queue on arrival.
Richard Thornton, communications director for Aldi, said: “The protection and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and this new system is an accurate and effective way to allow us to control customer numbers in stores.
“The system’s trial was well received by our customers and we will be gradually rolling this new social distancing measure out nationwide from this week.”
Aldi will continue to have other social distancing measures in place in store, including protective screens at checkouts, markers on shop floors to help people keep their distance and hand sanitizers and wipes for customers to use.