Grantham used a hose reel to extinguish a wheelie bin near the A607, Harlaxton, at about 7pm yesterday
It is believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials.
Grantham used a hose reel to extinguish a wheelie bin near the A607, Harlaxton, at about 7pm yesterday
It is believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials.
Stephen Kell says: This is the state of the paddling pool in Dysart Park yesterday morning, a total mess. But being as the park gates are left open till all hours what do you expect? A call to Lincs police was made by the park keeper when he opened up and by 11.30am still no one has been. So much for SKDC wanting to go for the Green Flag award for this park.
Witham 2 – Long Bennington 0
Ropsley 2 – 2 Osbournby
Nobody Inn Athletic 3-1 Helpringham
Ricky James Mills
Nobody Reserves 5 – 5 Totemic
Jason Luczak 3
Thomas Power 2
Ancaster 3 – 2 Helpringham
Conor MacGregor hatrick
Ruskington 2-6 Caythorpe S&
Andre Keidel (pen)
Ashley Shaddy McClean x2
Tom ‘Figgy’ Figura x2
Mom: Ashley Shadrack Dingle
As the crops in the fields are harvested, so Lincolnshire Police start to receive an increased number of reports of illegal hare coursing in the County. Our response to that is Operation Galileo.
This is a tried and tested operation which aims to tackle the incidents of hare coursing across the County and sends a clear message to the perpetrators. “You are not welcome in Lincolnshire.”
Evidence shows that hare coursers bring other forms of criminal activity and usually come from outside the County. They cause damage to the land and alarm to local communities.
Yesterday (Friday) Lincolnshire Police held the annual launch of Operation Galileo.
Assistant Chief Constable Peter Davies opened the event. He said, “Last year we saw fewer incidents of hare coursing and we want to reduce that figure further. Operation Galileo is about letting criminals know we are out there and letting our communities know that we will protect them.”
Last year there were 163 prosecutions – all bar one of those prosecuted had previous convictions. Therefore Lincolnshire Police understand that it is not just about the activity of hare coursing itself, but also about the associated criminal activity.
Chief Inspector Stuart Brinn said officers would be using ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) in the fight against hare coursing. He said, “Hare coursing, as well as being illegal, causes disruption and alarm to members of our rural communities.
Evidence shows that people who participate in it usually come from outside Lincolnshire. ANPR plays an important role in helping us to track suspects as they come into the County.”
Please contact the police on 101 to report suspicious activity straight away. Ideally, take note of vehicle registrations, times and locations. Even information such as the make, colour and direction of travel of vehicles can be extremely valuable to police in the fight against hare coursing.
Over the weekend, the rear window of Ropsley village hall was forced open and unknown persons have gained entry.
It is not possible to confirm if anything has been taken at this stage.
It is likely that a vehicle would have been used to get to the premises.
If anyone has any information regarding the break-in or any suspicious activity in the Ropsley area please call 101 quoting incident number 147 of 28/9.
There have been similar break-ins at Village Halls and clubs so please be vigilant if passing by such locations, and report any suspicious persons or vehicles.
EIGHT motorists were stopped and reported by police for speeding on the A1 near Grantham yesterday.
They were travelling respectively at 95mph, 91mph, 104mph, 98mph, 102mph, 95mph, 103mph and 96mph.
The legal limit on the A1 is 70mph
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Grantham Town have won a place in the draw for the third qualifying round of the FA Cup, which was on display at Stamford’s ground.
They beat their county rivals this afternoon thanks to a 35th minute strike by Alex Simmons.
Although Ryan Robbins levelled for the Daniels just after the break, Ben Fairclough put Town in the hat eight minutes later.
Rev James Williams Inman was born in Portsea in Hampshire and was headmaster of Grantham Grammar School from 1838 to 1858.
He was the eldest son of Rev James Inman, Astronomer on HMS Investigator under Captain Matthew Flinders charting Australian waters in 1803-4.
His mother was Mary Williams, daughter of the vicar of Oakham, and a descendant of the mother of Sir Isaac Newton through marriage.
James was educated at St Paul’s Portsmouth and Sherborne, before studying at Cambridge University, where he gained a BA and MA before becoming a fellow from 1836-1840.
He was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn in 1831, then ordained as a deacon in Peterborough in 1835 and as a priest at Ely in 1836.
He became curate of Broughton, Leicestershire, in 1835, before being appointed headmaster of the Grammar School in 1837.
The Inmans had 11 children, including a son called Newton. James’s brother William’s son Henry also boarded with them, to be educated at the school.
‘Jockey Inman,’ as the boys called him, worked hard to raise the standards of the school, but was only partially successful.
Towards the end of Inman’s tenure of office, a boy named Payne amused himself one Sunday morning by pouring water on the heads of the people who were going home from church.
Inman spent most of the afternoon caning him, and that night the boy ran away. His father sued Inman for assault and received damages and naturally the reputation of the School suffered.
In 1858, he wrote a book called Orioma, the Reclaimer, a drama set in three parts.
He left Grantham in 1858, to become headmaster of Pynsent’s School, Chudleigh, Devon from 1858-77.
Rev and Mrs Inman left six of their sons behind, boarding in Grantham to continue their education.
In 1867, he edited and revised his father’s nautical tables, which long remained the standard work on the subject. He retired to Southsea and Deal and died on 25 January 1895, at Higham, Kent.
Through Mrs Inman’s family connection with Sir Isaac Newton, the latter’s prism came into the possession of the Inman family and was presented to the British Museum by the grandson of James Inman Sen.
The search for the 14-year-old has now reached its fifth week. She was last seen on the 28th of August in West London.
Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire forces have both provided specialist resources to help with the search.
The Met is reviewing material from around 300 CCTV cameras.
MP for Grantham and Stamford, Nick Boles s backed plans to launch airstrikes on Isis in Iraq.
He said before the vote yesterday, Friday,: “It’s one of the most difficult decisions a Government has to make.
“It’s a sombre mood in Parliament today.
“This step is the right step to take to take on this vile bunch.”
Dense vegetation in the area of Tower Lane, Harmston, near Leadenham, has now been cleared.
Lincolnshire Police had in the past received several reports from local residents that the area had been used as a site for outdoor sexual activity by men and women. Information provided to the police was gratefully received but was often limited meaning enforcement of public decency legislation was difficult.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team in the area and response officers carried out increased high visibility patrols in the vicinity and police vehicles were put in place in the area to act as a deterrent.
The area was very overgrown with thick bushes, some around 8ft in height surrounding the central area.
Now, North Kesteven District Council (NKDC), Highways Agency and Police have completely cleared the area, leaving only trees at the site (pictured). It is expected that the area will be maintained as such in the future.
A police spokesman said: “We hope that local residents can now use the area free of worry.”
NO sooner had this year’s Gravity Fields got under way than confirmation was made that the spectacular festival will be back in two years.
The event is organised by South Kesteven District Council and at this week’s launch Coun Linda Neal said: “And the answer to the question you have all been asking is ‘yes’ the Festival will be back in 2016.”
Coun Neal said that as well as the event being great for local people, the Council also had another very serious objective in mind.
“We want to put Grantham on the map and maximise the district’s potential as a great investment centre because, thanks to the East Coast mainline, we are only an hour from London, we have fantastic road links with the A1 on our doorstep, we are a stone’s throw from all the major Midlands cities and yet we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.
“When you add all this to reasonable property prices and a great quality of life, we believe we have an offer to match anything anywhere in the country.
“Gravity Fields gives Grantham both regional and national exposure in the best possible light as it portrays the town in a positive and cultural light and it shows potential investors that if they spend their money here there will be plenty of worthwhile things to do away from the world of work,” said Cllr Neal.
She added that the Council was very aware of Grantham’s links with Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the world’s most eminent scientist ever, and proud to be able to call him the town’s most famous son.
This year’s Festival contains 120 events covering serious science, educational sessions for children, artistic events and other activities which are quite simply good fun.
She added: “The outdoor events – particularly the explosive transformation of the town on Saturday – all promise to be absolutely fabulous – and I am sure thousands of people will turn out to see the fantastic things that will unfold.”
Businesses in South Kesteven are being reminded to check their trade waste agreements to ensure their waste and recycling is disposed of correctly.
SKDC are working with traders across the district to ensure they comply with rules to safely contain and legally dispose of any waste produced from their trading.
The law and regulations surrounding waste are very strict and requires businesses to have trade waste agreements in place.
The majority have but the council is aware of some cases where businesses use nearby residential bins or the council’s public litter bins to dispose of their commercial waste.
It has experience where business waste has been disposed of in the street or bins are filled illegally and in some cases to the point they are overflowing.
Businesses have a public care of duty not to dispose of their waste irresponsibly and if they do are committing an offence which carries a fine of £300
Four businesses in one area of Grantham town centre have worked with the council in recent weeks to find solutions to their individual needs to dispose of waste correctly.
Bladerunner hairdressers, Chris O’Connor Cycles, the Model Railway Shop Grantham and Thompson Industrial Tyre Services on Watergate in the town have all checked their agreements.
All are now aware of the need to dispose of their own waste, including paying for its disposal where necessary and keeping all receipts and tipping notes for at least two years.
SKDC’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Coun John Smith said: “It’s important for us to support businesses and work together to provide a good environment for businesses to prosper.
“Treating everyone equally is part of that world and it’s simply only fair to those businesses that comply with the law that others do too.
“It is vital businesses find a solution and put in place an agreement that means they are not using public or residential bins. This also means the area around their premises is not littered with their waste and the public can see they are a responsible trader.”
The law applies to every business, including anyone working from home such as garden clearances, packing, delivering, crèche or child minding, small businesses or second hand shops.
Businesses wishing to find out more on should email email@example.com or call 01476 40 60 80.
Left to right on the accompanying image are John Thompson, Thompson Industrial Tyre Services, SKDC’s Environmental Health team leader Pete Rogers, James Meadows from Bladerunner and Paul Cooper from the Model Railway Shop Grantham.
Golding Young & Mawer’s Grantham saleroom will play host to an outstanding collection of football books, ephemera and autographs on October 1st, 2014.
The single-owner collection, which relates primarily to Manchester United, is of exceptional quality and will attract bidders from across the globe.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford has seen a wealth of talent grace the hallowed turf. From a chap called Beckham to footballing greats such as Johnny Giles, George Best, Pat Crerand and Bobby Charlton.
The vendor , who wishes to remain anonymous, has been a life-long supporter of Manchester United since the age of 13. He has been attending the games for over 40 years and during that time has amassed this truly unique collection.
He said: “I started to take the a couple of books to every game I went to, so I could get past and present Manchester United football players to sign them. If I saw anyone of interest, such as Sir Tom Finney or Kevin Keegan, I would get them to sign the books also.
“I was fortunate to attend a tribute dinner dance for Nobby Stiles. Also attending were the Manchester United European Cup winning side from 1968 and the 1966 England World Cup team. Many of the autographs on the menus and books are from these footballing greats.”
Saleroom manager Andrew Doubleday said: “The beauty of this collection is its thoroughness. Thumbing through the various dinner menus, books and records – all comprehensively signed – one can see there is something for all fans of all eras of the great game; from the general football fan, the diehard United supporter or those who claim Best was BEST.”
The dinner menu is in A1 condition and features autographs from some of the big names of sport history; Crerand, Banks, Cohen, Hunt, Hurst and Kidd, Norman Whiteside, Alex Ferguson, Shay Brennan, Kevin Moran as well as a host of others. The menu comes with 4 plain menus and two tickets, rare in itself, but unique with these signatures. Also included are single books which appear with over 170 autographs on them, programmes too numerous to mention, books and guides.
Grantham resident valuer Craig Bewick said: “It is just what people want; a complete and thorough who’s who of Manchester United, plentiful and in excellent condition. This collection really is in a Champions League all by itself.”
Also in the sale is an impressive WW1 medal group which includes a Distinguished Conduct Medal. The medals were awarded to Colour Sergeant G. Brown of the Norfolk Regiment. Alongside the DCM are offered a 1914-15 Star, a British War Medal, a Victory Medal and a Belgium Croix de Guerre. The medals are estimated at £1,000-£1,500 and are being offered on behalf of the Samaritans charity following a generous donation to the Leicester Branch.
The public can view the football collection between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday (30th September) at the saleroom on Old Wharf Road. The sale starts at The Grantham Auction Rooms the following day.
The sale catalogue will be online at www.goldingyoung.com.
Golding Young strongly advise the public to view the online catalogue to check the items they wish to view before travelling, or call the team who will be happy to answer any questions on 01476 565118.
After attending Spitalgate Boys’ school, Sgt -Pilot Ronald Leslie Vickers was employed at BMARCo , Springfield Road, before enlisting in the RAFVR.
During the Second World War, he underwent part of his training in Canada.
He took part in fly-pasts to commemorate both the Battle of Britain and the Coronation.
In 1954, he was flying his Varsity aircraft on a routine cross-country training flight, when it crashed into a wood and burst into flames.
It happened as his machine was coming in to land at RAF Swinderby at about midnight. He was killed outright.
He left a widow Gwendoline and two young sons at their Kingston Avenue home, off Dysart Road. She died in March 2017.
Son Colin died suddenly 1st January 2017 while Ivan survives and lives in Scotland.
A 14th Century Grantham church turned into a NASA inspired rocket launch , travelling deep into space through solar systems, the milky way and asteroid fields – all part of the amazing Gravity Fields 2014, one of the country’s most popular science festivals.
Space Station Grantham , a video mapping installation with animation, at St Wulfram’s is just one of over 120 events at the Isaac Newton themed festival which runs until Sunday (September 28) and will see some of the UK’s leading scientists, historians and TV personalities arriving in town.
On Saturday evening Grantham will be turned into a giant pulsating living laboratory as ‘Giants of Science’ including Newton, Galileo and Einstein move through the streets in a procession involving schools and community groups. For more information visit www.gravityfields.co.uk