Belton House is hosting a charity fashion show on 15 March, to help raise funds for its boathouse restoration. It’s a chance to buy all the latest fashions, for all ages, sizes an occasions.
As part of a year-long campaign to save Belton’s historic boathouse, the National Trust has teamed up with SOS Fashion Shows to stage a fundraising fashion show and will be selling popular high streets labels such as Marks and Spencer, Next and Monsoon at specially discounted rates.
“We held a fashion show last year, and it was so successful, we are having another one this year.” said Emma Lockwood, Boathouse Project Manager “It was great fun and all the ladies not only enjoyed it but managed to treat themselves to many bargains”.
Belton’s boathouse has stood on the banks of the River Witham for over 175 years and is one of only two in existence in the UK. The National Trust started to restore it last summer, as part of the project, we’ll be returning punting to the River Witham for visitors to enjoy this year.
We need to raise £100k to complete the work and are undertaking a number of fundraising activities to achieve that.
The fashion show will take place on Friday 15 March with the doors and bar opening at 6.30pm and the show starting at 7pm. Following the show, there’ll be a chance to rummage through the racks and bag a bargain, all while enjoying a glass of fizz.
Tickets are priced at just £7.50 and available on Belton’s website or by calling 0344 249 1895. Please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house/whats-on for more information.
Worried mum says…
Please can you make parents aware that my daughter was stopped by a man in a small white van tonight on Buckminster Gardens.
He stopped her twice, once for directions and once asked her to stop and give him her name.
My daughter is 15 and was leaving Walton Girls at approximately 5pm.
Police have been informed.
She described the driver as unshaven and coloured.
I am worried he may try again on another girl thank you
The green light for a new £1.5 million Lincolnshire Co-op store in Grantham has been giving the all clear by South Kesteven planners.
The convenience store will be built on the corner of Springfield Road and Hanbury Avenue, next to Apple Tree nursing home, and is expected to create 15 new jobs.
Work is expected to start at the site this summer and the company plans to open the store in early 2020.
Lincolnshire Co-operative said the idea is to provide a “top-up” shop for local people.
The store will be open from 7am until 10pm seven days a week and include 20 parking spaces.
Matt Wilkinson, Lincolnshire Co-op store development manager, said: “We’re excited to have planning permission to build a food store in the centre of Grantham.
“It’s our first food outlet in the town and will join our busy Grantham Travel branch and Barrowby Gate Pharmacy.
“It will provide lots of valued services from food to go and groceries to chilled beers, wines and meal solutions, along with goods sourced from producers in our Love Local range including Grantham Gingerbread.”
Huntingtower Mini Police spent Valentine’s Day in the best way yesterday – at Newton House Care Home.
They made Valentine’s Day cards for the residents, played dominoes, had a singalong and even listened to a 104 year old resident play the harmonica!
|Free Half term children’s activities being held at Grantham Museum|
On Thursday 21st February Grantham Museum is holding free half term children’s activities to keep the little ones busy in conjunction with the Travel & Tourism students from Grantham College.
Activities such asFlight School – making paper aeroplanes and throwing them through a target to earn points
Sir Isaac Newton paper plates – children can create an image of Sir Isaac Newton to be hung on an apple tree.
Thaumatrope – a Victorian toy which the children will be able to make.We will also have dressing up and our Victorian educational boxes out on display.
There will be two sessions 11am-12:30pm and 2pm – 3:30pm. The sessions are free and parental supervision is required.
South Kesteven District Council is to work with all its partners, including contractors and the police, to help stamp out the scourge of modern slavery.
The new agreement will build on work already under way to make the community safer and will help realise the council’s ambition to make South Kesteven a better place to live, work and visit.
The decision came after presentations to councillors by Det Ch Supt Chris Davison, from Lincolnshire Police, and the council’s own Community Engagement Officer, Carol Drury.
They outlined instances of Modern Slavery in the county, including Operation Pottery, where vulnerable people were held captive working for a controlling family in various locations, one victim for over 20 years. The resulting prosecution saw jail sentences of up to 15 years for 11 defendants.
Cabinet Member for Communities, Wellbeing and Skills, Cllr Jacky Smith said: “This has been an eye opener. What we’ve seen and heard today certainly makes you sit up and think.
“Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, if ever we see or suspect something then we should take note. Better one false report than more wrecked or neglected lives. People should also take the message home to family and friends. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t right.”
Chief Executive Aidan Rave said: “We can’t avoid being shocked by what we have heard today. A safe community is not just the responsibility of the police.
“If our officers see signs and are alert to Modern Slavery, there is more chance of being able to do something about it.
“The council is more than just the jobs we do, it is also about shaping the community. We will communicate this message to staff, not just about modern slavery but about the many things we do to make our community safer.”
Det Ch Supt Chris Davison also welcomed the pledge. “I am heartened by the amount of energy, enthusiasm and willingness to work together,” he said.
South Kesteven District Council’s motion, supported by the Communities and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee, states: “In the spirit of working to do everything within its power to eradicate this and recognising recent changes in the way projects and services may be delivered, the Council resolves to work with contractors, police, and HM Revenue and Customs to deal with instances of modern slavery and to build on its existing Public Statement.
“The Council further undertakes to request the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee review the council’s existing commitments, including those set out in the Equality and Diversity Annual Position Statement 2017 and propose any further recommendations as appropriate.”
Grantham Dementia Café
The third Tuesday of every Month from
1.30pm to 3.30pm
If you have dementia, or are caring for someone with dementia you’ll be welcomed at our café. Come along to meet others in a similar situation, in a relaxed social setting. You can spend time sharing information and experiences, or simply have a cup of tea and a chat. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to give you information and support.
The café will be held at
Grantham Alive Church, Castlegate,
Grantham, NG31 6TA
For more information contact:
T: 01522 437069
Charity No 296645
Grantham Alive Church, Castlegate, Grantham, NG31 6TA
Every third Thursday of the month 13:30-15:30
If you have any suggestions for guest speakers, please speak to the café co-ordinator.
For more information about services in Lincolnshire please
Alzheimer’s Society, First Floor North, Saracen House, City Office Park, Crusader Road, Lincoln, LN6 7AS
Tel: 01522 437 069 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Dementia Helpline 03002 221122 www.alzheimers.org.uk
Talking Point is our online community offering information and support for anyone affected by dementia
The Wyndham Park steam roller is a legend in the town, which thousands of children played on until it was taken away in 1999. It is now in Bristol.
It was presented to the town by Eddison Plant Hire, a once iconic company in Grantham. We know what happened to the roller, but what happened to Eddison Plant after it left their Harlaxton Road home (later the court) in 1994 for a new home on Spittlegate Level?