Matthew Purchase says
Traffic update :- two Lorries too big for Springfield Road bridge currently causing chaos if approaching from or heading towards London Road.
Matthew Purchase says
Traffic update :- two Lorries too big for Springfield Road bridge currently causing chaos if approaching from or heading towards London Road.
Opal Uptonbrooker says
I am really pleased to see the return of the Hairy Footed Flower Bees back on the wall of Grantham House.
It is the only colony recorded in Grantham and after finding them dying and dead last year I thought that was the end of them.
As part of a multi-million pound project to replace the thin surface on various principal roads across the county, the A607 Brook Street and Brownlow Street will be closed from 6pm to midnight for five days, starting tonight (Monday, April 20).
The work has been funded by part of Lincolnshire County Council’s allocation of £5.4 million from the Department for Transport under the Government’s pothole fund with £450k being used for roads in Grantham.
The project targets sections of roads which are reaching the end of their operational life and replaces the top layer before they deteriorate further requiring full road reconstruction.
Project Manager Tim Mawson said: “This proactive approach to managing the road network is proving very successful in the areas where we have already replaced this thin surface.
It shows Lincolnshire County Council’s commitment to trying to maintain the condition of our road network. Conducting the work in the late evening will minimise disruption to motorists.”
During these closures traffic will be diverted via the A607 Brook Street, Manthorpe Road, High Road, Honnington Road, A153 Sleaford Road, Willoughby Road, B6403 High Dyke, A52 Cold Harbour to Somerby Roundabout, A52 Somerby Hill, Bridge End Road, A52 London Road, Wharf Road, Sankt Augustin Way, Barrowby Road and terminating at North Street and vice versa.
The route is suitable for all vehicles
For further details on road works taking place across the county, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow us on Twitter @LincsCC_roads
RESIDENTS in the Springfield Road area say the railway bridge – recently cloased for major structural refurbishment – is a disgrace.
Among the changes were six lights replacing the single one in the pedestrian part of the bridge.
But for the past three weeks, walkers have been left in the dark with no lighting at all.
One man said: “It’s a disgrace. It’s 45-foot long and no light. It’s not just dangerous, but people defacate and dump their litter in there. It’s awful.
“It’s not nice for children especially.
“I’ve contacted both Network Rail and the county council and we still await something being done.”
You can click on the following link to view the forms and plans of any planning application.
Carlton Scroop S14/3598/OUT – Four detached houses and gardens on land adjacent to The Old Manor House, Charity Street, Carlton Scroop, NG323AT; Applicant: Rob Oliver The Old Manor House, Charity Street, Carlton Scroop, NG323AT
Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without S15/0329/FULL -Installation of 2 antennas, 1.8m satellite dish, equipment cabinet and ancillary equipment on land off Newgate Lane, Londonthorpe, NG31 9HD; Applicant: Arquiva Ltd By Email Only
Barrowby, Great Gonerby S15/0383/MJNF – Installation of solar farm (14.82ha) and associated equipment and infrastructure. On land south-east of Pasture Farm, Allington Lane, Allington, NG32 1EQ; Applicant: Mr W Cheung, Big60Million Ltd Thorney Weir House, Thornley Mill Road, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9AQ
Allington S15/0634/HSH – Demolition of existing garage and erection of replacement; Applicant: Mr & Mrs I & S Ashby Wayside, Main Street, Allington, NG32 2DN
Long Bennington S15/0675/ADV – Display of internally illuminated totem sign. 27, Main Road, Long Bennington, NG23 5DJ; Applicant: Matthew Wilkinson, Lincolnshire Co-Op Stanley Bett House, Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, LN5 7DB
Pointon & Sempringham S15/0706/HSH Alterations to roof; Applicant: Mr A Price 12, High Street, Pointon, NG34 0LX
Rippingale S15/0778/FULL Change of use of land to residential, demolition of an existing dwelling and erection of a replacement two storey detached dwelling; Applicant: Mr Barry Bevan The Windmill, Main Road, Rippingale, Bourne, PE100SP
Rippingale S15/0791/HSH Single storey side extension to dwelling; Applicant: Mr J Nelmes The Pantiles, 9, Middle Street, Rippingale, PE10 0SU
Ingoldsby S15/0797/FULL – Erection of building for use as a dog obedience centre & relocation of stable; Applicant: Mr Carl Whitfield The Paddocks, Back Lane, Ingoldsby, NG33 4EW
Irnham S15/0815/TCA – Removal of one scots pine, one yew and one willow tree, reduce crown of one yew tree by 50% and crown raise one yew tree by 30%; Applicant: Mrs Kimberley Benton-Jones Manor House, Corby Road, Irnham, NG33 4JB
Westborough & Dry Doddington S15/0819/HSH – Single storey rear extension to dwelling; Applicant: Miss Jane Ford The Ings, Town Street, Westborough, NG23 5HQ
Rippingale S15/0828/FULL – Continued use for the purpose of repair garage and vehicle dismantling facility siting of 2x storage containers, erection of canopy and boundary fencing.; Applicant: Fenside Motors The Workshop, Main Road, Rippingale, PE10 0SP
Grantham S15/0834/LB – Construct car port, alterations to garden wall (including new timber gates and external alterations); Applicant: Mrs Georgina Newton Maltings Cottage, 2, Mill Drive, Grantham, NG31 6JL
Caythorpe S15/0840/FULL – Erection of dwelling with vehicular access from Back Lane on land to r/o 29, High Street, Caythorpe, NG32 3DR; Applicant: Mr & Mrs P Atley Pickworth House, 31, High Street, Caythorpe, NG32 3DR
Claypole S15/0861/HSH – Demolision of existing garage; erection of two storey side and single storey side/rear extension. Applicant: Mr & Mrs R.J Ingleton 24, Tinsley Close, Claypole, NG23 5BS
Grantham S15/0907/DC – Approval of details reserved by Condition 2 (materials) of S14/2307.; Applicant: Mrs Susan Grant 13, Dudley Road, Grantham, NG31 9AA
Grantham S15/0926/HSH – Construct car port, alter garden wall (including new timber gates and external alterations); Applicant: Mrs Georgina Newton Maltings Cottage, 2, Mill Drive, Grantham, NG31 6JL
Kirkby Underwood S15/0937/FULL Installation of 2x antennas, satellite dish, 2 x GPS antennas, erection of 1x equipment and 1x meter cabinet. Grangewood Police Mast, Callans Lane, Kirkby Underwood, PE10 0SA; Applicant: Arqiva LTD, C/O Agent
Grantham S15/0939/CWC – Confirmation of compliance with conditions associated with Planning Permission S05/1342 Springfield Business Park, Springfield Road, Grantham; Applicant: Anne Dew, Development Planning Manager, Persimmon Homes East Midlands Persimmon House, Peterborough Business Park, 19, Commerce Road, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6LR
Little Ponton & Stroxton, Londonthorpe & Harrowby Without S15/0948/FULL – Erection of 4 No x 15 metre lighting columns at Kesteven Rugby Football Club, Wood Nook, NG335AA; Applicant: Mr David Epton Reservoir Cottage, Denton Manor Farm, Denton, NG32 1LN
Long Bennington S15/0950/ADV – 2x Internally illuminated Fascia signs at 27, Main Road, Long Bennington, NG23 5DJ; Applicant:Mr Matthew Wilkinson Lincolnshire Co-Op Stanley Bett House, Tentercroft Street, Lincoln , LN5 7DB
Heydour S15/0956/HSH – Proposed single storey side extension to dwelling; Applicant: Mr G Blaiklock-Morgan 4 Hillside Bungalows, Aisby, Grantham, NG323NF
Sedgebrook S15/0966/HSH – Proposed link extension to front of dwelling; Applicant: Mr David Stage 5, Abbey Lane, Sedgebrook, NG32 2EY
Billingborough S15/0989/HSH Insertion of 1 x Dormer window; Applicant: Mr Alan Mear Spring Wells Cottage, 1, Spring Wells, Billingborough, NG34 0QQ
Long Bennington S15/1014/DC – Approval of details reserved by conditions 6 (hard and soft landscaping), 8 (surface water) & 11 (surface water drainage) of S10/2176 at Elm Farm, Lilley Street, Long Bennington, NG23 5EJ; Applicant: Ablehomes Limited 4, Castle Gate, Newark, NG24 1AX
Great Gonerby S15/1078/HSH – Single storey side/rear extension Applicant: Simon Jackson 53, Holden Way, Great Gonerby, NG31 8LA
UNLIKE Mozart, Jason Lai was not composing and playing piano when he was still in rompers.
He was 11 before he began to take music lessons.
Yet over the following years he has proved his capability of becoming one of Britain’s – if not the world’s – leading conductors.
Although his mother occasionally sang some Chinese opera, no one else in the family is a musician.
He joined the Saturday Grantham Music School and from the start he loved Bach. When he took up the cello he was fascinated by cellists Jacqueline Dupre and Yo Yo Ma.
He continued his studies of the cello, piano and composition with the help of a scholarship at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
In 1993 Jason was awarded a Hadow Scholarship to study at Worcester College, Oxford, where he became music director of the Oxford University Philharmonia. From 1998-2000, he was conducting Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Jason was also a prize winner at the Leeds Conducting Competition in 2005.
He has participated in many conducting masterclasses including those given by Jiri Belohlavek, Sir Andrew Davis and Sir Colin Davis. He has conducted the Guildhall Symphony and Chamber orchestras and New Music Group and made his operatic debut in conducting ŽFaur’s Penelope with Guildhall School Opera.
When he travelled by rail from Grantham to the Guildhall School, he learned there was a price to pay for his art. British Rail insisted that he pay full adult fare for his cello if he took it on the train. He refused to leave it, so spent his rail journeys stood in the luggage area with his beloved instrument.
He came to the public’s notice In February 2002 when he won the televised BBC Young Conductors Workshop and became Assistant Conductor at the BBC Philharmonic.
Jason has also worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Touring Opera, London Sinfonietta and the BBC Singers.
Jason has been working closely with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta as their Artist Associate developing concerts and programmes. His ability to both conduct and present concerts and involve audiences has been widely praised.
He is the newly appointed Artist Associate with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
His passion is seeking new and exciting ways to bring audiences closer to the music.
He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, Singapore, where he has worked tirelessly to train the musicians of the future and has successfully built up the orchestra to great critical acclaim.
As a broadcaster Jason has appeared on the panel of BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and was a judge for the BBC2 classical talent show Classical Star. He was one of the conducting mentors in the BBC2 series Maestro and won the competition with his celebrity student comedienne Sue Perkins. Other TV appearances include Clash for CBBC, How a Choir Works BBC4 and The Culture Show for BBC2.
Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are investigating following a fatal house fire in Bottesford.
Emergency services were called out to reports of a house fire in Grantham Road at about 1.50pm this afternoon.
The fire is believed to have spread to a number of neighbouring properties and nearby homes were evacuated while fire crews from Grantham and Leicestershire tackled the blaze.
At this stage police can confirm that one person has died and an investigation to determine the cause is ongoing.
A stretch of Grantham Road remains closed last night and this morning while initial inquiries are carried out.
Road closures were put in place while emergency services tackled a house fire in Bottesford this afternoon.
Police closed a stretch of Grantham Road and a number of nearby homes have been evacuated while fire crews bring the blaze under control.
There are unconfirmed reports one person has died in a fire in a row of three terraced cottages in the village.
Firefighters from Grantham joined their Leicestershire colleagues, together with ambulance crews shortly before 2pm.
Police are treating the fire as a potential crime scene.
Danny ‘Leslie’ Charles says
Grantham bike polo has been together since 2011 practicing weekly and competing in competitions nationwide.
Recently the club has moved their training to a new location. With the new facility we are required to get liability insurance and construct some dividing boards to separate the courts.
We are now in a position where we are looking for local businesses to help us out towards the cost of such requirements.
Because of the size of the club at present the costs are not huge but every little helps!
In return the club would advertise the sponsor by putting names/logo on the dividing boards and/or t-shirts and merchandise.
If you can help in anyway please contact us at Grantham bike polo on Facebook.
Peter Frankish says…
Doesn’t anybody canvass to win their place in the elections anymore.
I’ve had two flyers pushed through my door this week.
The one today was pushed through by some 10/11 year old lad with a handfull of flyers while trying to ride a push bike.
Doesn’t anyone want to work now to earn their place….Because they certainly don’t work AFTER they get it!
GRANTHAM firefighters were called to a blazing car on Somerby Road, Ropsley, at 1am this morning.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished using two hosereel jets.
Barnstone Cement Works has pledged its support to local hospice Dove Cottage in Melton Mowbray by supplying a tonne of cement, which was used in the building of its extension recently.
Fundraising Administrator Amanda George, said: “Dove Cottage has grown considerably in size over the years, with improved facilities for the guests, more office space and a bigger kitchen.
“The only thing that hasn’t grown is the amount of storage space we have.
“When our builder mentioned he had enough bricks left from a recent project to build us a storage building, we approached Barnstone Cement who kindly donated enough cement for all the brickwork, which was a tremendous help. “
She added: “We now have a great space for all our storage needs and would like to thank Barnstone Cement works for their continued support.”
The donation of cement which is bagged at the plant in Barnstone, follows on from the plant donating £870 recently after a fundraising 150 year anniversary event.
Chris Stephens, Plant Manager at Barnstone Cement Works, said: “We were pleased to support Dove Cottage Hospice in building an extension to their storage area. The new building looks great and we hope they will get lots of use out of it.”
Dove Cottage Day Hospice is an independent organisation which offers palliative day care to people living in North East Leicestershire, Rutland and South East Nottinghamshire who are living with advanced progressive life limiting illness. The hospice offers over 4,000 day care places every year and provides all of its services free of charge to local people.
Barnstone Cement Works, near Bottesford, was one of the first lime kilns in the area to be established, back in 1864. In 2013, the company merged with Tarmac to become Lafarge Tarmac Ltd and for the first time the plant broke the 200,000 tonne per annum mark.
The company employs 72 staff and has the capability to produce 230,000 tonnes of cement per annum, the majority of which is sold to builders and DIY-ers, as well as specialist applications in the tunneling industry.
I lost my mobile phone in town yesterday a black Sony phone with case on it.
It has some photos on it that can not be replaced.
I vwould be very grateful if anybody finds it and returns it.
THOUSANDS have turned out so far for the Belton International Horse Trials, at Belton House, this weekend.
Three-day eventers have competed over Captain Mark Philips’s testing cross-country courses and visitors enjoyed world class competition.
The event includes a classic car show, family dog show, Pony Club mounted games, stallion parade and more than 100 trade stands.
Sunday (April 19th) is the final day
The following are from Charlotte Tait
These were taken by Dan Tait
A 42-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident at Walnut Place, Lincoln, yesterday, where a man who had been stabbed. He has since died in hospital.
The incident was reported to the police at about 7:40pm on Friday.
He was a 39-year-old local man. A murder investigation has been launched.
A post mortem will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death. A full forensic examination of the scene is underway.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Holvey of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (Major Crime) is leading the investigation.
He said: “This is a tragedy for the deceased man and his family and friends. We are working hard to establish what happened. To that end officers will be conducting house to house enquires in the area.
“We need to build up a picture of the circumstances leading up to the stabbing.
“We will identify who was involved or who may have witnessed some or part of what occurred. I appeal for anyone who has any information about this incident to call the Lincolnshire Police via the 101 non-emergency number.
Staff at Tesco Express, Harrowby Lane are raising money for cancer research’s race for life.
Five girls from the store are running later this year under the name ‘Tesco totty’.
You can back them on https://www.justgiving.com/tesco6804/?utm_id=11
*New Vision for Africa choir’s visit to the store on Easter Sunday afternoon which saw local children joining in, raised £55.
Police are appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old girl who has gone missing from Coningsby.
Lili Munteanu is originally from Romania and had been living in foster care in Coningsby. She has family links to the Birmingham area.
Lili is 4′ 8″ tall, of petite build, with an olive complexion and long ligh auburn curly hair.
She was wearing ripped jeans, a black leather bomber jacket with fur collar, and high heels. Lili was last seen in Coningsby on Thursday afternoon.
Anyone who has seen Lili, or who has information which may assist police, is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 225 of 16th April.
Young people are being encouraged to sign up for a life-changing personal development course, run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme offers 16 to 25 year olds a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop skills essential for success.
The 12-week personal development course involves action-packed outdoor activities, team challenges, community work, a job placement, and careers guidance.
The course has helped over 1,300 young people in Lincolnshire improve their prospects, and over 70 per cent have gone on to make great achievements in employment or education.
Dave Glover, 18 from Gainsborough, said: “Two years ago I was doing great at school. I had passed 17 GCSE’s – seven of those were A* grades. I was one of the top pupils in my year, but I didn’t apply myself in sixth form and I was kicked out for bad behaviour.
“I became a troublesome teen – I kept running away from home and ended up in care. My social worker said I should join the Prince’s Trust.
“ I wasn’t sure if the course could help me but I had to do something to turn my life around.
“The course started with a residential visit in the Peak District, it was absolutely fantastic. I was mixing with lots of different people as we went caving, climbing and took part in some team building exercises.
“Then we were challenged to give something back to the local community, so we worked together to improve the outside area at the Branston Junior School. It was really satisfying to see the children enjoy our work and I learnt that I could make a difference.
“The Prince’s Trust has been life changing for me and I would recommend the course to anyone. It has made me realise that the world isn’t against me.
“ I am now studying hospitality at college, I have two jobs, and I help out with the Prince’s Trust programme as a volunteer.”
Lorraine Espin-Hempsall, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, says: “Dave has started to turn his life around and he’s changed so much since I first met him. When he joined us, Dave was really low on confidence, and on his first day he refused to walk through the door.
“I took him to one side and we had a quick pep-talk. He decided to make the leap and from the moment he walked through the door, it was like he was a different person.
“We work with young people from all different backgrounds to help improve their career prospects, confidence and communication skills.
If you are between 16 and 25 years old, unsure what to do next or you just fancy doing something different, please give us a call.”
Applications are open for the next Prince’s Trust courses at Grantham on 18/05/2015
If there isn’t a course in your area but you can travel to one, arrangements can be made to reimburse your bus fare.
To book a place please contact the Prince’s Trust team on 01522 582285, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.
Angela Farrar says …
I recently visited my grandparents grave,who are buried at Old Post Lane in Colsterworth, only to find contractors had gone straight over their grave with a strimmer and destroyed all the ornaments, including the flowers, we had put there.
I was absolutely devastated even more so seeing the angel (pictured) my six-year-old son had bought out of his own pocket money for his great grandma lying smashed on the ground.
I have spoken to the parish councillor for Colsterworth who was very apologetic but didn’t really seem bothered and wasn’t much help so this left me even more annoyed.
I’m devastated and wish these people would have more respect.