Thanks to Faith Clarke for this.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is holding an open day on Saturday 28 March at Lincoln County Hospital.
Registered nurses, allied health professionals and people looking to return to nursing or people looking to adapt qualifications gained abroad are invited to come along to find out why ULHT is great place to work.
There will be opportunities to see what life is like at ULHT. There will be a chance to tour the wards and departments, and a meet and greet with the chief nurse and chief executive.
The University of Lincoln will also be there to talk about ongoing development opportunities for ULHT staff.
The Trust is creating around 100 new posts to join teams across all our hospitals.
Chief Nurse Pauleen Pratt said, “Health professionals are welcome to come and see what we do and ask questions.
“This is an exciting time to join the Trust. We are making massive improvements in the quality of our services, and are looking to recruit more clinical staff.
“These additional posts will enable us to build on the excellent improvements in care we have already made.
“As well as registered staff, we are also hoping to attract nurses whose children have recently started school and are now thinking about going back to work, or nurses who have recently retired but are looking to return part time.
“There’s full funding for all course fees and there’s more good news in that participants get £500 for ‘out of pocket’ expenses.
“We also want people who have qualified abroad and want to adapt their qualifications to UK standards”.
For more information, please contact the Communications Team on 01522 573986 or email: communications@ULH.nhs.uk
GRANTHAM residents can enjoy a remarkable sight tomorrow when a solar eclipse takes place – and the next is not for another 11 years.
Forecasters believe the skies will be clear in the morning, with clouds coming over in the afternoon.
It will be largest partial eclipse to be visible from anywhere in Britain since August 11 1999.
To those watching in Grantham, almost 90 per cent of the Sun will be obscured by the Moon.
The eclipse will begin at 8.27am when the Moon appears to touch the right edge of the Sun.
Over the subsequent hour, it will slowly move over the Sun before reaching maximum eclipse at around 9.32am.
The Moon will then continue to move over the face of the Sun before the eclipse finally ends shortly before 10.42am.
Though this particular event is a total solar eclipse, only those who venture out to the sea north of Scotland will be able to witness it in its full glory.
The last time northern Lincolnshire was in the path of totality of a total solar eclipse was on May 3, 1715. This became known as Halley’s Eclipse after the eminent astronomer Edmond Halley predicted it within four minutes of accuracy.
Unfortunately, even though it’s been 300 years since the town experienced a full total solar eclipse, there’s still quite a long wait until the next one – it will take place on a midsummer’s evening on June 14, 2151.
Warning – do not watch the eclipse through a telescope or other optical instrument as it can cause permanent eye damage. The safer way to see it is by watching its reflection.
Improved facilities and support for victims of domestic abuse across Lincolnshire will be created following a successful bid for government funding.
South Kesteven District Council has teamed up with six other local authorities – Boston Borough, East Lindsey, North Kesteven, South Holland, West Lindsey and Lincoln City Council – to bid for funds from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The DCLG had set aside £10 million for councils to bid for as part of a drive to improve existing facilities and services across the country and to ensure that victims and their families are kept safe.
As a result of the successful bid, the seven Lincolnshire districts will receive a pot of £430k which will help increase the number of refuges in the district, and ensure that those who enter into refuge have access to appropriate support.
SKDC’s Business Manager for Housing Lisa Barker said: “We are determined to ensure there is a strong safety net for anyone facing the frightening threat of violence in their own home.
“The funding will lead to improved refuges and increase the level of support currently offered to victims, maintaining a strong network offering help to those at risk.”
A cabin behind a sub station on Belton Lane, Great Gonerby, was broken into on Friday.
A generator, Stihl saw and electric tools were stolen (incident number 56 13/03/15).
The same evening, jubilee clips were stolen from a potting shed on Stone Pit Lane, Marston (incident number 79 14/03/15). A garage workshop was also broken into on Stone Pit Lane, Marston, that night. Nothing appears to have been taken incident number 100 14/03/15).
A property on the High Street Barrowby was entered sometime between 07/03/05 to 14/03/15 a black Cannondale racing bike was taken incident number 279 12/13/15.
Sometime over the night of 12/03/15 two sheds were broken into at Long Bennington Bowls Club Sport pavilion. Nothing appears to have been taken. (incident number 238 13/03/15).
Four spare alloy wheels for a Trooper were taken sometime in the last two weeks from a driveway in the Brandon village (incident number 159 12/03/15).
Overnight on 12/03/15 four statues were stolen from a garden wall on Hough Road, Frieston (incident number 53 13/03/15).
Overnight on12/03/15 sheep fencing was stolen from Pear Tree Farm, Church Street, Barkston (incident number 165 13/03/15).
Anyone with information is asked to contact police (Tel 101) quoting incident number.
A FORMER Grantham church is to be demolished and replaced by housing.
The Church of the Epiphany, on The Grove, near Grantham West Academy, St Hugh, built in 1975 was closed four years ago following an asbestos scare.
The Lincoln Diocese of the Church of England has submitted plans to build four two-storey terraced homes on the site.
Avery Lodge Care Home held a red nose day coffee morning for all to join, delicious cakes, hot drinks and fundraising games were played. Sam Tasker (Activities Assistant) had his legs waxed to raise money for comic relief and residents enjoyed pulling the strips off his legs.
Residents then joined the fun filled day with a dancethon, dancing and signing to their favourite war time classics.
“It was great to see support from all staff members and residents participating in this event”
Avery Lodge raised £135 for comic relief.
One of Lincolnshire’s leading care home providers, The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), is hosting a range of activities for residents across the county in support of National Nutrition & Hydration Week.
Taking place from 16th to 22nd March, the homes will be carrying out a variety of events to help promote the importance of good nutrition and how it can impact and improve quality of life and care.
Some of the Trust’s scheduled activities include smoothie-making, arts and crafts and making homemade lemonade.
Gregory House in Welby Gardens, Grantham, will be holding a coffee morning on Monday 16th March to chat about the importance of good nutrition.
Apple Trees, off Springfield Road, Grantham will be hosting a variety of events included planting potatoes in the homes vegetable patch; celebrating St Patrick’s Day with Irish coffees and music on Tuesday 17th March; painting fruit and undertaking observational drawings in an arts and crafts session on Wednesday 18th March; decorating cupcakes on Thursday 19th March; and making smoothies as part of ‘Fruity Friday’ on 20th March.
Lincolnshire Assistant Operations Director for OSJCT Caroline Dunagan, said: “Proper nutrition is such a key part of a healthy lifestyle and is something we continuously push in each of our homes, so we’re delighted to continue supporting National Nutrition & Hydration Week.
“We always strive to give our residents the highest quality of care and ensuring that a wholesome diet is always on our menu issomething our kitchen staff work hard to continuously maintain, in addition to making sure all our residents are eating well and keeping hydrated.
“As a Trust, we feel it’s very important to support initiatives like Nutrition & Hydration Week by helping to raise awareness in our local communities and encouraging a healthier lifestyle for all.”
For more information about OSJCT, visit www.osjct.co.uk.
09-13 March 2015
You can click on the following link to view the forms and plans of any planning application.
Grantham S15/0349/HSH – Two storey side extension to dwelling; Applicant: Simon Dobson 1, Warwick Close, Grantham, NG31 8RG
Pointon & Sempringham S15/0410/DETCOFA – Change of use of barn to dwelling at Cobshorne Farm, Millthorpe Drove, Sleaford, NG34 0LD; Applicant: Christopher Richardson C W Richardson & Sons, Grove Farm, Swaton, NG34 0JL
Grantham S15/0434/FULL – Erection of four two storey terraced dwellings. Church Of The Epiphany, The Grove, Grantham; Lincoln Doicesan Trust & Board of Financ The Old Palace, LINCOLN, LN2 1PU
Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without S15/0495/HSH erection of porch to front, two storey side extension and conservatory to dwelling; Applicant: Mrs C Hamilton 39, Alma Park Road, Grantham, NG31 9SX
Grantham S15/0503/TELX – Base station upgrade works – 15m monopole and 2no. radio equipment unit and ancillary works. Base Station, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ; Applicant: CTIL & Telefonica UK Ltd 260, Bath Road, Slough, Berks, SL1 4DX
Colsterworth S15/0504/FULL – Alteration of vehicular access (regrading); Applicant: Shirley Harding 2, Bourne Road, Colsterworth, NG335JE
South Witham S15/0522/FULL Extension to warehouse at Barnswell Limited, North Witham Road, South Witham, NG33 5QQ; Applicant: Malcolm Craig Barnswell Limited, North Witham Road, South Witham,NG33 5QQ
Sedgebrook S15/0538/HSH Two storey side extension to dwelling.; Applicant: Ms Becky MCaul 11, Church Lane, Sedgebrook, NG32 2EU
Caythorpe S15/0543/FULL Erection of dwelling; Applicant: Michael Moore Tamanda, 2, High Street, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3BS
Colsterworth S15/0547/FULL Proposed agricultural storage unit; Applicant: Trevor Tye Ashleigh, Bourne Road, Colsterworth, NG33 5JN
Great Gonerby S15/0555/LB – Alteration of Listed Building (replacement windows); Applicant – Mr Colin Sutton 80, Long Street, Great Gonerby, NG31 8LW
Stoke Rochford S15/0589/LB – Erection of a single storey extension infilling the existing courtyard; Applicant: Mr & Mrs O’Sullivan School House, Stoke Rochford, Grantham, NG335EB
Stoke Rochford S15/0590/HSH – Erection of a single storey extension infilling the existing courtyard.; Applicant: Mr & Mrs V O’Sullivan School House, Stoke Rochford, Grantham, NG335EB
Colsterworth S15/0613/TPO – Reduction of T1 and removal of T2; Applicant: Chris Redman Acorn Care & Education, Millfield House, 13, Back Lane, Colsterworth NG33 5NJ
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir S15/0644/TCA – Fell 8 x Sycamore, 3 x Ash and 1 x Birch trees at Goldsworthy Cottage, Willowbank, Keston Cottage & No.89, Main Street, Woolsthorpe By Belvoir, NG32 1LX; Applicant: Duke of Rutland Goldsworthy Cottage, Main Street, Woolsthorpe By Belvoir, NG32 1LX
Sedgebrook S15/0662/DEXT – Erection of a 5.390metres X 4 & 230metres single storey rear extension; Applicant: Mr R O’Brien 7, Bowmans Way, Sedgebrook, NG32 2HF
SKDC is appealing for further organisations, businesses and volunteers to join them in a Community Clear Up day across South Kesteven.
The council is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s first national spring clean on Saturday March 21.
In Grantham a two hour litter pick is being co-ordinated by the council starting at 10am at Wyndham Park.
The litter picking team will meet at the tea rooms at the park, which is currently preparing for a stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund Bid.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the heritage of the park while helping to maintain the much valued WW1 Memorial Park and wider area.
SKDC will provide volunteers with litter pickers and bags and will arrange collection of all rubbish on the day. They can join the group effort or pick litter near their homes or businesses in the district.
As winter turns to spring and the days get longer, new life is starting to appear at National Trust gardens, parklands and estates, from spring flowers to new-born lambs and nesting birds. Lincolnshire is a great place to experience some of these seasonal changes and to get out and see some stunning displays of spring colour.
Or go looking for some of the wildlife that will be starting to appear again in the woods and parklands after a long dreary winter, so get out and about and put a spring in your step!
Belton House and gardens both offer plenty of opportunities to see spring flowers, from the earliest snowdrops to later flowering daffodils and spring bedding.
It offer a variety of walks through the gardens or parkland, and there are woodland trails for the kids to explore and run wild.
At Woolsthorpe Manor, take a walk in the orchards and see the new leaves in bud.
There should be lots of birds around for visitors to spot and identify at this time of year – it’s the start of the breeding season and a time of change, with the departure of winter visitors and arrival of summer migrants like swallows and cuckoos.
Many birds will be busy gathering nesting material, and will be at their colourful best as they prepare for the breeding season and try to attract a mate.
Tattershall Castle is a great place for a spot of birdwatching – a chance to see some of the more unusual sights like the Egyptian geese that return to the grounds and have honking matches with the graylag geese from nearby Tattershall Lakes.
There are also Jackdaws nesting in the joist holes located on the front of the castle, and a racket can very often be heard coming from the impressive rookery next to The Keep.
Wildlife and Countryside Consultant Carl Hawke said: “Much of the work to care for the incredible gardens and parklands takes place while we are open to visitors and people are fascinated to find out how long it takes us to mow the lawns or cut the hedges – and they very often pick up a few tips for their own gardens! These outdoor spaces all offer a variety of habitats for native wildlife as well as plants and we actively manage the woodlands to benefit wildlife.”
Why not start planning some fun spring days out for the whole family by visiting www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlands?
Margaret Damer Dawson, Edith Smith and Heather Roach all get a mention in Fair Cop: A Century of Policewomen.
Ms Dawson was one of the first policewomen, Ms Smith was the first with powers of arrest and Mrs Roach is now Deputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire.
The programme can be seen tonight (Monday) at 9pm.
Article (right) is from the Daily Express
Yvonne Deborah Lord (nee Stanton) is trying to get in touch with Sheila Watkinson.
She as two grown up children Mary and David, last known to be in the Grantham area.
Can you put her in touch through GranthamMatters@gmail.com
A pair of metal driveways gate disappeared from a drive on The Avenue, Grantham, overnight on Saturday.
Householder Ian Johnson said: “ Not doubt they will be weighed in somewhere on Monday morning.”
Jeff M says…
Last week I pointed out that all the empty shops in Grantham should be turned into housing.
Somehow, people still have a soft spot for these redundant buildings, but the only way to fill them is to make them apartments.
The latest rush to Gonerby Moor has seen Dorothy Perkins, Co-Op Travel and Country Casuals leave the town for the big shopping complex where customer parking is free all day.
Edinbugh Woolen Mills is going and Fabric Warehouse now a distant memory.
Let me remind what Grantham High Street looks like now….
Shops are either empty,, emptying ….
…building societies or charity shops.
Come on. Let’s face reality we need more housing and that could regenerate the town centre.
Nominations open on Monday, March 23 for anyone wanting to stand for election to for any of the parishes within North or South Keseteven.
Alongside the General Election on Thursday, May 7, elections are also scheduled to take place to select all 43 members of NKDC of the 58 of SKDC.
Elections will only be contested where more people stand for election in a parish or ward than there are number of seats available.
So long as you are aged 18 or over; a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen; and either live, work, own land or are registered to vote in the area; you could qualify as a candidate in these local elections.
There is a detailed process involved and specific requirements, which the Elections Team will run through on 01476 406080 in SK or 01529 308238 in NK.
Nominations can be made between Monday, March 23 and Thursday April 9 at 4pm.
The papers must be hand-delivered by the person seeking nomination to:
- Any district council offices on any working day, between March 23 and April 9, 10am to 4pm
Nominations for people wanting to stand for the parliamentary election must be made between Wednesday April 1 and 4pm on Thursday, April 9; with the list being published online at 5pm, followed by local notification on noticeboards.
Only people who are registered to vote can take part in the ballots. Deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday, April 20 and so if you have moved in recent months it s especially important to ensure you have registered.
- Deadline for new postal vote applications and changes to existing postal and proxy arrangements is 5pm on Tuesday, April 21
- Deadline for new proxy applications is 5pm on Tuesday, April 28
- Where proxy is required on grounds of medical emergency or being called away on active service or for work, deadline is 5pm on Thursday, May 7.
Polling cards will be issued advising you of your local polling station and which elections are taking place. Polling will be between 7am and 10pm.
For voter registration go to : www.gov.uk/register-to-vote