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Does anyone have any spare book token from The Sun Newspaper?
Sandon and Ambergate Special Needs school are short of the target?
Can you help please?
If people can drop of at Sandon School or Ambergate Sports College or email me and I’ll arrange collection Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Charges for using South Kesteven District Council’s car parks are set to go up on April 1st.
The cabinet has issues new tarriffs which will see up to four hours on short stay car parks go up by 80p from £3.
All day parking on long-stay sites will go up by a similar amount.
SKDC Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, said: “SKDC has managed to freeze parking charges for ten years and the proposed increases will bring them into line with inflation over that time.
“We have thought long and hard before suggesting this, but there is a significant maintenance cost associated with our car parks and any increase will help cover that. It also means we will be able to explore opportunities to make improvements through the use of new technology.
“A new leisure tariff is being proposed for the Welham Street car park that is intended to encourage footfall for local businesses, including the cinema and nearby restaurants.”
Parking will remain free after 6pm where that is currently the case.
The old and new charges in Grantham are as follows….
- SHORT STAY (Except Wharf Road)
Up to 30 mins from 0.50 to 0.70
Up to 1 hour 0.80 1.00
Up to 2 hours 1.30 1.70
Up to 3 hours 1.80 2.30
Up to 4 hours 3.00 3.80
Over 4 hours 4.00 5.00
- SHORT STAY Wharf Road Grantham
Up to 30 mins from 0.50 to 0.70
Up to 1 hour 0.80 1.00
Up to 2 hours 1.30 1.70
Up to 3 hours 1.80 2.30
Up to 4 hours 6.00 7.60
Over 4 hours 8.00 10.00
2. LONG STAY
Up to 3 hours from 1.80 to 2.30
Up to 4 hours 2.50 3.20
All day 3.00 3.80
3. LEISURE TARIFF – Welham Street
Up to 3 hours 1.00
Up to 4 hours 1.50
Up to 6 hours 3.00
Over 6 hours 10.00
4 LONG STAY SEASON TICKETS (Monday to Friday)
Per quarter from 99.00 to 126.00
Per 6 months 190.00 240.00
5 LONG STAY SEASON TICKETS (Monday to Saturday)
Per quarter from 120.00 to 150.00
Per 6 months 230.00 290.00
|Ten innovative new homes were lifted into place by crane this week as South Kesteven District Council took delivery of its first modular council houses.|
|The affordable housing was built remotely, brought in by lorry and put together on land west of Kinoulton Court, Grantham. |
The modular format creates energy-efficient new homes that have lifetime home features, making them fully accessible and easily adaptable for additional needs at minimal cost.
The project can take half the time of a traditional build. The ten one-bedroom units will shortly be available to people on the housing register.
They form part of SKDC’s commitment to deliver good quality social housing across the district.
Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Barry Dobson, said: “Affordable housing is in short supply across the country and South Kesteven is no exception.
“This is an ambitious new-style development providing homes for those who need them most.
“It is the first of several new developments SKDC has in the pipeline to meet demand as part of our £60m investment in new housing over the next five years. This will include sites for more new builds to provide more than 500 homes for local people on our housing register.
“We are building new homes in a range of different ways and this modular housing project is unique for us in that it is not a traditional onsite build.
“It’s great to see these much-needed homes being lifted into place after our property development team identified the need, won approval for the plans and sourced the modular designs.”
Premier Modular produces each entire module off-site before transporting to Grantham for installation. Once on site the brickwork cladding, roofing, and the finishing touches to the exterior frames are completed.
A similar project for four homes is under way at Earlesfield Lane, also in Grantham.
“We are creating a better quality of life for our residents, which is part of our vision for the future of this district,” Cllr Dobson added.
“As we move forward with these building projects in Bourne, Market Deeping, Stamford and Grantham, we are focusing on individual homes and small to medium developments rather than the large council estates built in the past.”
During the week, Harlaxton Road together with other roads in Earlesfield, have seen parking restrictions to allow the extra wide loads.
Ian Parker says,
Gonerby hill foot (between Stephenson ave and Vacu-lug). Totally blocking pavement and cycle track. Must have driven up pavement to get that side of bollards? Why not park on grass verge ?
Two cars were burnt out and a further car had minor damage on Sandon Road Grantham early this morning.
No one was injured in the incident at about 1.30am.
Two Grantham fire crews attended, using two hosereel jets and two breathing apparatus to extinguish.
Police are treating this as arson and appealing for anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area to call them on 101 quoting Incident no 11 of 24 January.
Walton welcomed ShelterBox representatives, Alan Jones and Ken Goodwin, to the academy on Friday 17 January 2020.
ShelterBox is a charity that works with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.
Year 8 geography students saw first-hand the large tent, tools, cooking pans, water purification system, and blankets that are tightly packed in a large green ShelterBox and shipped within 24-48 hours to the disaster area.
Students had the opportunity to ask questions following an eye-opening video presentation. They were tasked with trying to imagine themselves with absolutely no possessions or basic living necessities in a thought provoking presentation by Mr Jones and Mr Goodwin – How would they cope?
What would they need to survive?
Students and staff were shocked to learn that there are currently more than 88 million people around the world made homeless by natural disasters and conflict.
Miss Lee, teacher of geography, who organised the visit said: “We are very grateful to ShelterBox for coming in to talk to our students. Year 8 students are currently studying tectonic hazards and to see the personal aftermath of natural disasters has given them valuable insight into the devastating impact earthquakes can have on ordinary families.
They also appreciated how relatively small acts of kindness can have a huge impact on someone’s life.”
During the session, students were given a useful overview of possible careers and volunteering opportunities charities can offer in the UK and abroad.
More information about ShelterBox and their current fundraising efforts can be found at www.shelterbox.org
The next meeting of the Board of Directors for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will take place in public on Thursday 30 January 2020 at 9.00am at the Trust’s Headquarters, St George’s, Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1FS.
Once again, the Board will receive important feedback on patient and carer experiences of services. The meeting will receive a report from the Chief Executive, in addition to a performance report, setting out the Trust’s progress against the key performance targets it has to meet for quality, activity and finance.
Additionally, the Board will receive the draft minutes of a number of the Board’s committee meetings and will consider approval of a number of reports, such as the Trust’s annual review of its governance arrangements, an annual review of the Trust’s Constitution and the Board’s assessment of the Trust against the Freedom to Speak Up Board Review Tool for NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Paul Devlin, Trust Chair, said: “Our board meetings give people a chance to find out more about the work of the Trust and the services we provide for the community of Lincolnshire. The public are very welcome to attend and listen to the discussions and to submit questions to us at the beginning of the meeting if they wish.”
This meeting is open to members of the public and interested parties. To register your interest in attending the meeting and/or to table a question, please contact Karen Scott on 01522 309175, or email email@example.com.
South Kesteven District Council is paying for six new life-saving defibrillators in Grantham.
As part of the £7,000 investment, existing defibrillators in SKDC’s Customer Services area and the Guildhall Arts Centre will also be moved outside so they are accessible 24/7.
A defibrillator gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart to someone who is in cardiac arrest and plays an essential role in helping to save lives.
SKDC’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Robert Reid, said: “Installing these defibrillators is a perfect fit with our commitment of supporting the wellbeing of our local communities.
“With Grantham being such a busy town, it is a no-brainer to have such important lifesaving equipment easily available at several locations, yet to be decided.
“While we all hope they won’t have to be used, it is reassuring for people to know they are there if required.
“The reality is that increasing the number of defibrillators can make the difference between life and death and ultimately give people the chance to spend more time with their loved ones that they might not otherwise have had.”
The need for more defibrillators was highlighted by Grantham St Vincent’s Councillor Charmaine Morgan.
“There is a need for defibrillators in the town centre and in all our residential areas and estates where gaps exist,” she said.
“The issue has been raised with me by street pastors, who help late night revellers at weekends, and the LIVES emergency responders, who say they should be available 24 hours.
“Once installed they become part of the 999 network so that if people call 999 in an emergency they will be told where to find their nearest defibrillator.”
The defibrillators will be in easily-recognisable boxes on the outside walls of buildings to make sure they are always accessible.
Morrisons is axing 3,000 management roles as part of a huge restructuring to create more shop floor jobs.
The firm says it is also creating 7,000 new hourly-paid roles at its 500 stores, including Grantham, meaning a net 4,000 new posts.
The new jobs will be in customer-facing roles, such as more butchers, bakers, fishmongers, the supermarket said.
Managers will be able to move to the new jobs, with the firm saying there will be roles “for everybody who wants to continue to work at Morrisons”.
David Lepley, Morrisons group retail director, said: “Whilst there will be a short period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals we will be supporting them through this process.
“There will also be more roles with greater flexibility that are very attractive to colleagues with families.”
The company says those in managerial jobs who want to remain working at Morrisons can stay, however, their new offer will be at the shop floor level.
Front-line store staff at Morrisons earn £9 an hour.
Grantham bus service is a joke.
I waited for the Alma Park bus since 4.40 and still no service as yet.
This has happened three days on the trot now and they’re putting the bus fare up on Monday to £2.
I think it’s a disgusting service If it wasn’t for getting to work I would boycott them.
Windy and rainy conditions are some of the worst to drive in, and with the country facing an intense few weeks of winter weather, it’s more important than ever to be prepared. That’s why a Volvo retailer in Grantham has some advice so local people can stay safe on the roads over the coming weeks.
Geoff Wicks, Retailer Principal at local car retailer Marshall Grantham, said: “We understand that preparing your car for the daily commute can make you late in the morning, which leads to rushing in dangerous conditions. Volvo endeavours to keep people safe and save everyone time this winter, so here are our top tips for driving in adverse weather conditions:
1. Frozen out
“If the temperature drops, everything could freeze over, from the windscreen to the door mirrors, and sometimes even the car’s locks. If you ever find yourself in this position, one unusual way to get back into your car is to take a drinking straw, aim it directly at the lock and blow through it. The impact should dislodge any snow or ice that has found its way into the lock.
2. Prevent and prepare
“One quick and easy tip to help speed up the de-icing routine is to prevent your door mirrors from freezing over in the first place by placing reusable binbags over them and securing them in place with elastic bands. This will prevent snow falling on them and ice forming. Another trick to stop your windscreen wipers from freezing to the car is to wipe them down with alcohol the night before. Some modern cars even allow you to clear your windscreen and warm the cabin via an app on your phone before you step outside your front door, such as Volvo On Call.
3. Tread carefully
“Your tyres are your connection to the road, so it’s essential they are in good working order, especially as ice and snow can lead to increased wear and tear. The minimum legal limit for tyre tread in the UK is 1.6mm; however, we recommend having a tyre tread of at least 3mm. This is because in wet or icy weather, it can take up to 10 times longer for your car to come to a complete stop. A simple way to check a tyre’s tread depth is to take a 20p coin and place it into the tread. It should be able to sit in the groove of the tyre’s tread so that the rim of the coin is no longer visible. If it can’t, it’s time to buy some new tyres.
4. Be ready for anything
“In winter, it’s best to be prepared for your journey and anything that might happen. We also recommend keeping an emergency kit in your car that includes a jumper, a waterproof coat, extra-thick socks, water and snacks, a torch, a shovel and a first-aid kit.
5. Get winter-ready
“If you’re considering upgrading your car for peace of mind when making long journeys in rain, sleet or snow, there isn’t a better time to find your next model than during our Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car Event (Friday 17 to Monday 20 January), where we will be offering 0% APR finance on all models*.”
Grantham has the distinction of being the first place in UK to haul a Poll Tax protestor before the courts.
It happened in 1990 and these people were object to the new system to replace the rates, whereby millionaires and unemployed would pay the same.
It never caught on and was replaced in turn by the present community charge.
These protests were outside the Conservative offices in St Catherine’s Road, whenDoulas Hogg was the sitting MP. They moved the offices to Bourne soon afterwards.