SEVERAL shed at Inner Street Allotments were broken into overnight. Police have been informed.
There is no indication as to what has been stolen at this stage.
SEVERAL shed at Inner Street Allotments were broken into overnight. Police have been informed.
There is no indication as to what has been stolen at this stage.
The five East Midlands police forces are uniting in the fight against modern slavery.
The joint message comes ahead of a national day of action and awareness.
Saturday (18 October) is National Anti-Slavery Day, when the public are invited to pressurise the Government and a range of other key public and private sector organisations to address and eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking, issues which have come to the fore following a number of recent high-profile cases in the UK.
She said: “Since the Anti-Slavery Day Bill became law in 2010, it has provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the subject with the aim of addressing the scale and scope of human trafficking, and inspiring people to eliminate it.
“Slavery and human trafficking can take many forms, ranging from the sexual exploitation of adults and children to forced labour and domestic servitude. It is also often misunderstood. The terrible truth is that it is far more widespread in the UK and other developed nations than many of us realise.
DCC Roach added: “Along with other public and private sector organizations, the police forces have an important role to play in tackling these crimes.
“Where we have evidence that someone is being trafficked or exploited by another person or group, we will take action to safeguard that person and to try and prevent them from being a victim again.
“But we need to the public to be aware of the issue and to look for the signs that suggest that someone they know of or may have seen is a victim of trafficking or slavery.
“There are tell-tale signs which may suggest someone is a victim of trafficking and slavery. They could appear fearful or afraid, unwilling to talk and may even have visible injuries that may be the result of an assault or restraint.
“The important point is, however, that if anyone has any concerns that someone else is being exploited they know where to turn to to pass on that information.”
There are two key websites with useful information and advice:
www.antislaveryday.com includes details of events and awareness campaigns to highlight the issue
www.modernslavery.co.uk gives guidance on how to identify and report the issue.
One of the ways of reporting it is to telephone the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700
Alternatively, you can call your local police force on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
DCC Roach said: “We in the East Midlands will work in partnership between our forces and with partner agencies to ensure we meet the aims of the national Modern Slavery Strategy, namely to strengthen the support for and protection of victims, and to improve the identification, disruption and prosecution of offenders
“To achieve those aims, we need the public to play their part too, and everyone can start by taking time to increase their awareness on Anti-Slavery Day.”
BOB Taylor will leave the iconic pub he has run for the past 43 years, but has no plans to retire.
At 74, when most people look forward to putting their feet up, Bob has no such ambition.
He first stepped behind the bar of the Rutland Arms better known as the Dirty Duck at Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, in 1971.
But now, he says, owners Belvoir Estates, have decided not to renew his lease.
He said: “I’m happy to carry on. My wife is 60 and all would be well, but the Government moved the goalposts so she can’t retire until she’s 65.
“I’ll still continue to run my other pub, the Springfield Arms in Grantham. I’ll be making it a real ale pub and introduce food.”
Born and brought up in the village, Bob drank at the canalside pub as a young man but never held any ambition to take it over.
Then, after working behind the bar of the Chequers, Grantham, for landlord Ali Carley, he decided to have a go for the lease of Dirty Duck, owned by Belvoir Estates.
Bob said: “There were 54 applicants and I got it because the agent was impressed how clean I got my motorbike. The lease was 30 shillings (1.50). It’s a lot more now.
The pub was originally built in 1749 by the Marquis of Granby for his batman Waight who served with him in his military campaigns.
The Marquis, an ancestor of the Duke of Rutland, often helped to set up his former soldiers as publicans, who in turn named their pubs after him.
The pub remained in the Waight family (later Pearson by marriage) until Bob broke the tradition when he took over in 1971.
“The trade isn’t what it was. Supermarkets are killing it, “laments Bob.
“Look at all the Grantham pubs that have disappeared over the past few years. People are either drinking at home or getting a skinfull before they go out.”
This is to honour Pc Edith Smith, who lived in Rutland Street, and in 1915 became the first UK woman police officer given the power of arrest.
A film company is making a 90-minute programme for the BBC to be screened next year to mark a 100 years of women in the police force is covering the unveiling and in the streets where Edith patrolled.
THERE were two accidents on the A6403 High Dyke at breakfast time today.
At about 7am a car collided with a stag which dashed out across the road at Easton, near Colsterworth.
Grantham firefighters had to cut away the roof of the Citroen C3 with hydraulic equipment to release the 40-year-old driver who was taken to Lincoln City Hospital with suspected whiplash injuries.
The injuries to the stag are unknown..
The road was closed following the collision to allow for recovery and clean-up work to be carried out.
About 90 minutes later, Sleaford firefighters attended a collision involving a Rover 25 and a Ford Focus at Barkston Heath.
No one was trapped, and there were no reported injuries. No action was taken by Fire & Rescue.
DETECTIVES investigating an armed robbery at a pub in Whissendine are appealing for public help to trace those responsible.
The incident took place at about 9.30pm yesterday (Wednesday October 15) at The Three Horse Shoes, Main Street, Whissendine when two men entered the premises and threatened the landlord with a weapon, which was believed to be a firearm.
The suspects made off with cash. No one was injured during the incident and there were no customers in the pub at the time.
The suspects were wearing face coverings and both of them were about 5’10” tall and of medium build. Both of suspects have been described as having distinctive bright blue eyes.
Detective Constable 1625 Conroy Crowe is investigating the incident, he said: “We are in the initial stages of the investigation and in the process of carrying out enquiries locally including visiting local residents.
“We would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around 9.30pm yesterday to contact us. Even if you didn’t see anything but were in the area at that time we would like to speak to you.”
Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, quoting Crime number: LR/01360/14-1 and follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
GRANTHAM, Billingborough and Sleaford fire crews were called to Boston Road, Heckington, at about 3am this morning, after a lorry crashed into the conservatory of a home.
There were no injuries and firefighters made the house and vehicle safe.
THE A52 between Grantham and Bingham was closed for three hours yesterday evening following an accident on the Grantham side of Sedgebrook just after 6pm.
Traffic was diverted along the A1 to Newark, then A46.
A 62-year-old local man driving an Audi A4 estate car was cut free by firefighters from Grantham. He was taken to QMC Nottingham where his injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.
An articulated lorry was also involved.
THE finishing touches are being completed for Wyndham Park’s new paddling pool in Grantham with the help of a local community group.
The Rotary Club of Grantham and the Rotary Foundation Charity have generously donated eight new benches for the facility which will accompany the pool’s new look and features.
The blue and brown seating complete with Rotary International and Rotary Swimarathon emblems carved into its cast iron ends will sit alongside the newly designed spray park and pool style facility.
Partners including Wyndham Park Forum, SKDC, grant funders WREN and contractors RWH Construction are set to meet to open the new facility and benches in the near future.
Mos Kalbassi, President of the Rotary Club of Grantham said: “We’re delighted to donate these new benches to compliment the park and paddling pool which we hope will be enjoyed by generations to come.”
Rotarian Roger Graves who led the 25th Anniversary Rotary Swimarathon said: “Rotary is keen to work with the local community and highlighted the new pool as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary.
“By donating the benches we know they will be constantly used and children paddling today will participate in the Rotary Swimarathon in future years.”
The pool will open for residents and visitors to enjoy in full from next spring.
SKDC’s portfolio holder for leisure, arts and culture Coun Bob Adams said: “We were mindful to complete work on the new pool outside the peak season to ensure those who enjoy it were not inconvenienced.
“We thank the Rotary Club of Grantham for their exceptionally kind donation of the benches which will add another great feature to the new pool.”
A successful application to WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd) in November 2013 resulted in £42,871 being awarded towards the £80,000 project Rotary Club of Grantham members from left: Stephen Short, Irvin Metcalf, Roger Graves, Mike Gaffney and John Cussell
AN 85th minute goal by Jordan Yong gave King’s Lynn Town FC a hard fought victory over Grantham Town at the Walks Stadium last night.
Grantham had probably had the edge until then without stretching the Lynn goalkeeper.
There was a suspicious incident at The Pingle, Billingborough, at 2.00am on Sunday morning (12th) when an unknown person tried to gain access to a house by trying the door handle .
They were heard running away when occupant noticed what was happening.
If you can assist with information regarding the incident please contact Police on Tel 101 quoting Incident number 417 of 12/10/14
Five Masters swimmers competed in Louth at the weekend in the County Masters Championships.
Nigel gave a sterling performance in his first Championship and has now set some himself some times to beat.
Karl, Kelly, Becky and Lesley all swam well in their individual age groups and ended up bringing home 18 medals between them.
Rita accompanied the team as team manager and chief supporter!
THE theft of aluminium beer kegs is an ongoing problem for Pubs and other Licensed Premises in our county. The fact that they are often kept outside awaiting collection by breweries, puts them at risk from both organised gangs and opportunists.
The kegs are taken to be melted down for their considerable scrap value. They are either melted down by the offenders or cut up into unrecognisable parts, then taken to scrap metal yards to be disposed of. This criminal activity is often used as a means of funding other criminal behaviour.
Fortunately recent changes to the laws regulating Scrap Metal Dealers has made it harder to dispose of the stolen metal, causing some of the criminals to abandon the property. However the determined thief will find a means of disposal.
The only people who can lawful possess these kegs are either the Licensed Premises themselves or authorised delivery persons. Lincolnshire Police are encouraging members of the public to report any sightings of kegs, whether they are abandoned at the roadside or being transported around by illegally by the thieves.
During a recent joint agency Operation, 15 kegs were recovered from a site in Lincoln and returned to their owners via Kegwatch http://www.kegwatch.co.uk. Whilst the offenders could not be identified, the action of seizing these kegs disrupted and deprived the offenders of an opportunity to financially benefit from their theft.
Anyone with information about what they believe may be stolen kegs is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house on Harlaxton Road, Grantham, at about 10pm last night.
The kitchen fire was caused by a faulty socket.
There was damage to a plug socket iand the crew isolated the electricity supply.
Six fire crews from Bourne, Billingborough, Grantham, Spalding and Donington, along with an aerial platform ladder from Boston tackled a blaze at a village pub which began just before 3pm.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said there is severe fire and smoke damage to living space on the first floor of the Old Ship Inn, Pointon, but the ground floor of the pub appears to be intact.
He said the fire appears to be under control, but it is too early for crews to start working out what may have caused the blaze.
The pub was evacuated, leaving no risk to life.
At 6pm, five crews remained.
Motorists were warned to avoid the B1177 which was closed at Pointon from West Road.
Lincolnshire residents are being reminded of a scheme which is offering help and support to keep warm and heat their homes this winter.
Responders to Warmth, funded by Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, is back this October. Over the last year the scheme answered over 1,800 calls from people looking for help and advice.
Responders to Warmth offers:
Coun Mrs Patricia Bradwell, executive member for public health, said: “Keeping warm in winter helps your body to fight flu, pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes and depression. To stay warm at home, the ideal temperature for your main living room is 21°C and 18°C elsewhere.
“But heating your home to the recommended level can be a challenge, especially when things go wrong. People don’t have to feel alone when they are struggling to heat their homes.
“The council is pleased to help fund this worthwhile initiative, which gives practical support to people on low incomes with health problems.”
The scheme is available for people with a chronic, acute or long term illness or disability and low income. Responders to Warmth may also be available to people on a low income that are responsible for children.
Call the Responders to Warmth helpline on 0845 606 4566 or visit www.responderstowarmth.org to find out more.
You can click on the following link to view the forms and plans of any planning application.
S14/2552/CWC South Witham – Request for confirmation that the conditions of S06/0781/68 have been compliedwith at Bullimores Coal Yard, Thistleton Lane, South Witham; Applicant: Mark Woolsey, Copleys Solicitors LLP 28, High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29
S14/2621/HSH Barrowby Demolition and erection of new storage barn; Applicant: Mr T Lee Casthorpe Grange, Casthorpe Road, Barrowby.NG32 1DR; Agent: Mr I Orme, Your Home Architect 8, Woodhill Road, Collingham, NG23 7NR
S14/2673/HSH Claypole – Two storey rear extension; Applicant: Mr & Mrs P G Ebbins Meadow View, 17, Chapel Lane, Claypole, NG23 5BB; Agent: Clive Davies Orchard House, 3, Farndon Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 4SB
S14/2699/FULL Grantham Change of Use from A1 (Retail Storage) to Sui Generis mixed use incorporating (A1,A3 and A5 uses) as an extension to an existing cafe, plus internal and external alteration Location: r/o 16 & 17, Westgate, NG31 6LT; Applicant: Mr J Moore, Grantham Investments Ltd Elm House, Elmer Street North, Grantham,NG31 6RE; Agent: Mike Sibthorp Planning Logan House, Lime Grove, Grantham, NG319JD
S14/2716/HSH Caythorpe –Two storey side and single storey rear extension at 41, Old Lincoln Road, Caythorpe, NG32 3DW; Applicant: Mr G Smith 30, Church Road, Saxilby, LN1 2HTAgent: Gary Milnes Building Design 62, Sudbrooke Lane, Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2RR
S14/2731/HSH Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without – Erection of a single storey rear extension; Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Mapletoft & V Chambers 9, Bedford Close, Grantham, NG31 9UQ; Agent: Mr Bruce Watt, Hilltop Planning & Design Services Hill Top, Harrowby Lane, Harrowby, Grantham, NG31 9HB
S14/2740/HSH Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without – Erection of a two-storey side, front, and rear extension.; Applicant: Mr John Scorror 16, Pasture Close, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7HW; Agent: Mr Martin Kelby, Riverside Design 88, Belton Grove, Grantham, NG31 9HH
S14/2742/FULL Barkston – Erection of a bus shelter at Church Street, Barkston, NG32 2NB; Applicant: Mr M L Hall – Clerk to the Council, Barkston & Syston Parish Council 32, Gorse Road, Grantham, NG319LQ
S14/2743/LB Barkston – Installation of a multi-fuel stove and associated flue at The Stag Inn, Church Street, Barkston, NG32 2NB; Applicant: Everards Brewery Ltd Castle Acres, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 1BY; Agent: Graham Harris Partnership 11, Ridgeway, Littlethorpe, LEICESTER, LE9 5JJ
S14/2744/FULL Barkston – Installation of a flue to serve the installation of a multi-fuel stove at The Stag Inn, Church Street, Barkston, NG32 2NB; Applicant: Everards Brewery Ltd Castle Acres, Narborough, Leicester, LE9 5BY; Agent: Graham Harris Partnership 11, Ridgeway, Littlethorpe, LEICESTER, LE9 5JJ
S14/2807/LB Grantham – New signage on shop front of listed building at 66, High Street, Grantham, NG31 6NN; Applicant: Mr Kamil Gregor 143, Lower High Street, Merthyr-Tydfil, Wales, CF47 8DP; Agent: Mrs S Pettefar, Brown & Co. Granta Hall, 6, Finkin Street, Grantham, NG31 6QZ
S14/2825/FULL Long Bennington – Two new buildings for uses within Use Classes B1 and B8 at Units 18 & 21, Roseland Business Park, Long Bennington, NG23 5FF; Applicant: The Roseland Group The Control Tower, Normanton Airfield, Long Bennington, NG235FF; Agent: Mr Colin Young, Green Igloo 87, Beacon Hill Road, Newark, NG24 2JN
S14/2832/FULL Grantham –Change of Use from shop (A1) to cafe (A3); installation of air condensor units andflue at 77, Westgate, Grantham, NG31 6LA; Applicant: Mr Paul Williams, The Picture Cafe 14, Church Lane, Redmile, NG13 0GE; Agent: Mr David Todd, David Todd Architecture The Chestnuts, 27, New Beacon Road, Grantham, NG319JS
S14/2836/CWC Billingborough – Confirmation of compliance with Conditions 2 (materials) and 3 (boundary treatment) at 10, Whiteleather Square, Billingborough, NG34 0QP of S07/0673; Applicant: Chattertons 30, Avenue Road, Grantham, NG31 6TH
S14/2847/OVH Westborough & Dry Doddington – Erection of overhead cable pole Land at Doddington Lane, Claypole,; Applicant: Ms E Stevenson, Western Power Distribution Pegasus Business Park, EastMidlands Airport, Castle Donington, DE74 2TU
MAJ Dennis Hannant, who has served both in the Regular and Territorial Army for 43 years has a date at the Palace on Tuesday.
Until recently he was on full time Regular Reserve Service with the Royal Logistic Corps, Territorial Army, based at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham.
But it is for his singing he is best known in Grantham.
A member of the Grantham Choral Society since 2006 and a tenor soloist since 2008 with a repertoire extending to classical, swing, country and western, folk and popular songs, he will be awarded his MBE at Buckingham Palace.
He performed with the big band, ‘Music Machine’ and a combined Sleaford, Crawley Band at this year’s Heckington Show. He was also at Mayor Ian Selby’s inauguration and Sunday’s (12th) Lion’s concert for pensioners at Walton Girls High School.
He has recently been appointed Town Centre manager for Spalding.