Photo: Terry Shelbourn 1975
Fire crews from Grantham and Corby Glen attended Oakhurst Close, off Somerby Hill, last night, to a controlled burn that got out of control.
It spread to several properties’ hedges and a nearby shed.
The crews used three hosereel jets & two thermal imaging cameras to extinguish.
Ruth Edwards MP will be submitting a bid to secure a share of Government funding to improve local rail services with the support of neighbouring MPs, Alicia Kearns (Melton) and Gareth Davies (Grantham).
The Department for Transport’s £500 million Restoring Your Railway Fund is earmarked for projects to restore lost railway connections to communities.
This line currently extends between Nottingham to Skegness, through Grantham, Lincolnshire, and the proposal is to improve services in both directions.
The project will greatly benefit local communities, particularly in rural areas, where rail services are infrequent and simple journeys take too long.
Transforming Radcliffe on Trent into viable commuter stop will encourage residents to make use of the railway.
Extended gaps between services and an unsuitable train timetable – with some services running from the city of Nottingham to Radcliffe on Trent stopping too early – are among some of the motivations behind the bid.
Congestion on the nearby A52 highway network as a result of ongoing work makes the problem of reliable public transport one Mrs Edwards is keen to address.
The full business case for successful bids will be submitted to the Department for Transport in June.
Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones says…
Go through this line by line with any vulnerable residents you are in contact with.
Vitally important we don’t allow criminals an opportunity to defraud and scam our communities.
South Kesteven District Council is supporting this year’s Volunteers Week (1-7 June) by thanking all those working to help others during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The council wants to recognise everyone whose voluntary work has proved so invaluable. Certificates of thanks, signed by SKDC Leader Cllr Kelham Cooke, will be sent to more than 50 volunteer groups.
The groups, all registered with SKDC’s Community Hub, have around 1,500 volunteers between them. Many are newly-formed and are working together to tackle local issues. Their work ranges from picking up shopping for vulnerable residents to providing a friendly phone call service for those who may be isolated or lonely.
Cllr Cooke said: “Volunteers are among the true unsung heroes within our communities. They willingly and freely give their time to help others, despite often having very busy lives themselves.
“Volunteers Week has added significance this year because of how people have stepped up to support the vulnerable, and each other, as we face the challenges of lockdown and the Coronavirus. We have some amazing people in South Kesteven working tirelessly for others and we should all be proud of the vital role they are playing.”
Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Annie Mason, said there had been an amazing grassroots community response to help meet the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic.
She said: “The overwhelming response demonstrates that when the going gets tough, our communities come together to support each other.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities and it is more important than ever that we unite and look out for each other. Volunteers Week is a great opportunity to simply say thank-you to our local heroes.”
SKDC will use the nationally recognised event to turn the spotlight on local volunteering groups with a social media campaign to recognise their achievements.
It is keen to inspire others to volunteer and is working alongside agencies, including the Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), to ensure that current restrictions do not prevent a strong show of appreciation and support.
Angela Dobson, from Lincolnshire and Community Voluntary Service, said increased online support and guidance for volunteer groups was available.
She said: “We have seen volunteers give their time, knowledge and skills selflessly to help others and to bring communities together. We are not able to hold our normal Volunteers Week events but are determined not to let that stop us letting these incredible people know how valuable they are.”
Lincs Guy says…
To the people sat in the garden with vistors.
Lock down not even been eased yet already a garden full all sat around a table drinking having a bbq.
Complete joke, people like these have done nothing to help the country and are just selfish.
Dave Jones says….
My nephew Dan Selvey and his son Ben in this heat tyesterday morning, cycled from Nottingham to Grantham along side the Canal.
Poor Ben struggled with hayfever and aching legs but he managed it.
Well done Ben only 9 years old , Dan and the two other escort cyclists, who have raised over £1400 for the NHS when I was last informed .
He was hoping to raise £500
so they have done done very well .
If anybody would like to donate please do.https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dan-selvey
Following report of three men stealing fuel from a lorry on the A1, Grantham police located the suspicious vehicle.
The three occupants were arrested for theft of fuel.
Suspected stolen fuel and a makeshift pump were found on the vehicle.
The investigation continues.
Supporting Our Parish
An important message from Fr Stuart, Rector of St Wulfram’s
During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities.
The work within St Wulfram’s parish and community is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it.
We give to our church in a variety of ways, but with the closure of all our buildings we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now.
If you are able to give more at this time, simply click on the picture below to make your donation.
Ticket sales for LotterySK are holding up well during the COVID-19 crisis, with several significant winners in recent weeks.
Five lucky ticket-holders each scooped a £250 cash windfall in South Kesteven District Council’s community lottery between 4 April and 9 May.
Three were supporters of Dementia Support South Lincs, and the others had bought weekly draw tickets to help fund Ropsley Village Hall and Three Counties Dog Rescue.
LotterySK remains on course to deliver £67,000 to local good causes in the current year, and organisers and supporters of its 108 good causes have been thanked by Cllr Annie Mason, SKDC Cabinet Member for Communities.
She said: “In difficult times like these fund-raising for the many different community groups and good causes across the district becomes even more important. Lockdown has clearly not stopped the good work.
“We are extremely lucky in South Kesteven to have such a strong network of not only volunteers to run vital groups and charities, but also loyal supporters who keep buying tickets to provide all-important funding.”
Registering to start fund-raising a good cause with LotterySK is simple, and there is a double bonus for anyone buying a ticket. Not only are they helping their favourite good cause but every week they stand a chance of winning cash prizes.
60% of every weekly £1 lottery ticket goes to support good causes in South Kesteven. Every ticket has a one in 50 chance of winning and there is a top prize of £25,000. The 27 June draw also offers the chance to win fruit and vegetable deliveries for a year.
To buy tickets, register as a good cause or find useful for groups on how to encourage ticket sales go to www.lotterysk.co.uk
This quick survey is to gather local views to help Lincolnshire Community Foundation understand what support needs to be funded in local communities post the COVID-19 crisis to help people rebuild their lives.
The link is https://forms.gle/bgF7eDA3DpmWuKmS7
Lincolnshire Community Foundation are distributing the National Emergencies Trust funding across Lincolnshire to support people and communities affected by COVID-19.