A WOMAN was cut free from her car by firefighters yesterday evening, following an accident on Belton Lane, Great Gonerby.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident at about 8pm.
A WOMAN was cut free from her car by firefighters yesterday evening, following an accident on Belton Lane, Great Gonerby.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident at about 8pm.
Following an all members meeting, held today, Saturday 14th March, Grantham and Stamford Labour Party have chosen Barrie Fairbairn, a graduate chemist who became a solicitor, to be Labour candidate in the General Election on the 7th of May 2015.
Following the selection Barrie said: “I am honoured that Labour Party members in Grantham and Stamford have put their trust in me as their candidate for this year’s general election and I promise that I won’t let them down.
“The Tories’ plan is failing working families here in Grantham and Stamford because they choose to prioritise helping a few at the top.”
Mr Barrie Fairbairn, who is originally from Sunderland, studied chemistry at the University of Manchester before he qualified as a solicitor.
On qualification in 1991 Mr Fairbairn moved to Nottingham where he joined the Labour Party. He served for many years as a Local Education Authority School Governor at the Nottingham Bluecoat School.
Mr Fairbairn gained ethical business experience as a Lay Director of Midlands Co-operative Society. He is now the Director of his own business Barrie Fairbairn Solicitors which is a niche firm combining Legally Aided representation at the Police Station and Court together with complaints about the Financial Services sector.
Mr Fairbairn who lives in Leicester with his Civil Partner Kamran,is looking forward to articulating his modern Labour values and to bringing alive the One Nation Labour 2015 manifesto for the people of Grantham and Stamford.
“The choice at this election is between a failing plan and a better plan for working families. Labour’s plan offers a better future: for living standards, for the next generation, and for the NHS.
“Labour will support families by increasing childcare, boosting the minimum wage and freezing energy bills. We’ll support our young people by dropping tuition fees to £6,000 and by getting our young people back into work.
“We’ll also protect our NHS by recruiting 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs as well as guaranteeing an appointment at your doctors within 48 hours for those that need it.
“Grantham and Stamford cannot afford five more years of the Tories. We need an MP that will work hard to give local people a voice in Westminster and who will stand up and fight for our hard-working families and businesses.
AN unexpected change in wind direction caused a light aircraft to crash into the roof of a bungalow near Grantham last November.
This is the verdict of a newly published air crash report as a possible contributory factor.
The Denney Kitfox ultralight aircraft built in 1998, crashed into the roof of a bungalow on a farm at Counthorpe, near Castle Bytham, south of Grantham.
The pilot, a 73-year-old man from Thurnby, Leicestershire, was rescued by firefighters from Grantham and Corby Glen.
The aircraft is registered in the name of John Philip Jenkins, Trustee of the Kitfox KFM Group, of Thurnby, Leicester.
He suffered a leg injury and other cuts and bruises. He was airlifted to QMC Nottingham.
The crash was in the afternoon of November 19 after the pilot, who had 682 hours of flying experience, had flown half a dozen ‘touch-and-go’ circuits at Castle Bytham airfield without incident.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch report into the incident says that as he prepared to make his final landing he noticed from the wind direction had changed and positioned himself to land on a different runway.
A 52-year-old tanker driver delivering fuel to the property received slight injuries caused while evading the collision and was taken to Peterborough Hospital.
The 61-year-old occupant of the bungalow who was with the tanker driver, was not injured.
The bungalow did not suffer major structural damage, other than to the roof and a bedroom.
Villagers crowded the South Kesteven District council chamber in Grantham to see the Development Control Committee turn down an application for an industrial wind farm in countryside north of Grantham.
Citing the impact on the unspoilt landscape around Stubton and Brandon, the setting of heritage assets, damage to the local economy and aircraft safety, the committee rejected the planning application from German company RWE Innogy for five 126.5m (415ft) turbines, each of which would have been taller than Lincoln Cathedral.
Among the many speakers from the local community, Proprietor of Stubton Hall, Claire Brainerd, outlined the importance of the tranquillity of the area to this world-renowned wedding venue,
She said: “Last year we hosted 105 receptions, employing over 70 local people and using many local suppliers. The wind farm would have spoiled the uniquely rural, idyllic setting of the venue without bringing a single long term sustainable job to the area.
“This is a victory for economic sense.”
The Committee were also swayed by environmental arguments from local people. Paul Miley from community group reVOLT, said: “The developer failed to explain why the Trent and Belvoir Vale was a suitable place for a huge wind farm.
“We campaigned for appropriate renewables in our community; we have a solar farm in operation, a second approved and lots of biomass grown and stored locally. But there was no justification for this industrial development.”
Celebrations in surrounding villages were tempered by the knowledge that big wind farm companies often ignore local decisions and appeal to a government planning inspector.
Paul Miley continued: “Given this has been rejected so comprehensively by the local council we hope the developer respects local democracy in this case. The council decision was backed by the community and based on expert opinion.
“There are additional grounds for rejecting this plan and we are ready to continue the fight if required. But an appeal would be an expensive and time consuming process for the council and for the community, which has had this threat hanging over them for years.”
Matthew, studying for a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, received his award from Paul Forkan (co-Founder of Gandy Flip Flops and a Diana Youth Ambassador).
The award was given for Matthew’s outstanding contribution to the development of Boccia within his local community and Grantham College, officiating on behalf of Boccia England in Regional Tournaments, his voluntary work with his local community and assisting other students with learning and physical disabilities.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport for athletes with disabilities that have a major impact on motor skills. Boccia is a target ball sport belonging to the same family as pètanque and bowls.
The Diana Award is a charity organisation founded as a legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. The Diana Award consists of five categories; Diana Active Campaigner, Diana Champion Volunteer, Diana Anti-Bullying Champion, Diana Champion Fundraiser and Diana Courageous Citizen.
The Award is presented to young people who have made a positive difference to the lives of others and their communities.
Matthew suffers from cerebral palsy which has drawn him into Boccia.
He has thoroughly enjoyed playing Boccia and wanted to develop his skills as an official to offer something back to the sport that he has thoroughly enjoyed. By coaching and officiating he has enriched the lives of many of those at his local club and at Grantham College.
Matthew has given up his spare time at Grantham College to coach those with disabilities and special needs so that they have been able to enter competitions. By partaking and doing well in the tournament students have gained so much satisfaction and enjoyment.
Matthew willingly offers his support to help a student with special needs to get to Grantham College on public transport.
The award was the ‘icing on the cake’ for Matthew. He recently was chosen as one of 350 aspiring young athletes, coaches and officials from across the country where he was given the unique opportunity to take part in an inspiring four day residential experience as part of the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp 2014.
Matthew has been playing Boccia for four years since being introduced to the sport at St Georges Academy in Sleaford and later at his local club Sleaford Boccia.
While at a National Boccia Competition, organised by Boccia England, Matthew was approached by officials to see if would like to take up refereeing, an opportunity he could not resist.
Over the years he has attended officiating development courses, organised by Boccia England, and officiated at numerous tournaments. Matthew is qualified to officiate at Regional Level, but through attendance at the National Talent Camp and further training and experience he is hoping to get his National Officiating qualifications.
He intends now to become a mentor within the region and offer support to other young people in their quest to make a difference within the local community and schools.
Matthew said he is ‘really honoured to have been nominated and selected for such a prestigious award and is looking forward to becoming a mentor for the Diana Awards.’
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.
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.
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
Brian was involved in the setting up of Barrowby junior football club back in the 1980s and went on to manage junior and senior football teams for the village for many years.
Many involved in local football will have memories of time with him.
His funeral will take place on Thursday, 2nd April at 12.30pm at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.
Following on from the successful laser light show last month, the My Grantham project has now created a one-off event to find out what the people of Grantham want from their town.
Everyone is invited to come and create their future Grantham as a scale model today (Saturday 21 March) from 10.00 – 3.00.
Inspired by the work of Grantham College students, My future Grantham will explore what our town could be in the future.
Local people are invited to take ideas for what the future Grantham should have and help design a fantastic future town! The model will be crafted from recycled card and contain houses, shops, amenities, workplaces and anything people think the town needs.
Christine Robbins, Grantham Museum’s Director of Exhibitions said: ‘We think a Museum should be as interested in the future as it is in the past. We have lots of records and objects that show how the town has developed, but we want people to use their creativity to design their future Grantham.
‘I can’t wait to see what ideas people bring to this.’
The event will be held in Unit 39 of the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre (formerly JBB Sports). The craft activities will be suitable for all ages.
As more cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Lincolnshire than in the same period last year, public health is reminding parents, schools and nurseries to be aware of the symptoms.
There have been 27 notifications of scarlet fever in Lincolnshire in the first six weeks of 2015, compared with 6 notifications in the first six weeks of 2014.
Although the bacterial infection can be highly infectious, it can be treated with antibiotics. Parents should contact their GP if symptoms are present and keep children showing symptoms at home for at least 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment.
Liz Morgan, Consultant in Public Health, said: “We’ve taken the common sense measure to write to GPs, schools and nurseries to notify them of the increase in scarlet fever cases and help them be aware of the symptoms.
“It’s most common in children between 2 and 8 years old, although anyone can catch it. In the majority of cases scarlet fever is easily treated but it is very contagious so if you or your child is showing symptoms it is best to visit your GP as soon as possible.
“The growing number of cases is not unique to Lincolnshire. The trend is being seen across the East Midlands and the country. It’s difficult to know if this rise is due to a genuine increase of the infection or if it’s a reporting increase because people are more aware of the symptoms and presenting at their GP but this is still concerning.”
Scarlet fever (sometimes called scarlatina) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes, which is commonly found on the skin or in the throat, where it can live without causing problems. However, under some circumstances, they can also cause diseases like scarlet fever.
Scarlet fever is mainly a childhood disease and is most common between the ages of two and eight years.
It is usually spread by coughing, sneezing or breathing out. Scarlet fever can also be caught through direct contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person, meaning it can live on eating utensils or surfaces such as tables.
Scarlet fever is characterised by a fine, red, sandpapery rash which typically appears first on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body.
Other symptoms can include:
The risk of infection can be reduced through general good hygiene and cleanliness, including:
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be donning the marigolds this March and lathering up, in their largest fundraising event of the year.
Fire crews from across the county will be equipped with sponges and soap ready to clean your car in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity, which helps support serving and retired firefighters and their families.
Firefighters will be working hard to beat the £3,904 raised from the September 2014 car wash.
With 12 stations taking part this year, there is plenty of opportunity to get your car washed in your area.
Stations taking part include Grantham fire station, Harlaxton Road, from 10am on Saturday, March 21st.