Corby Glen and Grantham firefighters attended a two-car collision on Morkery Lane, Castle Bytham, at 11am yesterday (Sunday).
One casualty was released from a car using manpower and taken to hospital for treatment..
Corby Glen and Grantham firefighters attended a two-car collision on Morkery Lane, Castle Bytham, at 11am yesterday (Sunday).
One casualty was released from a car using manpower and taken to hospital for treatment..
HARLAXTON Road will be closed for the next two weeks, between the junctions with Denton Avenue and Swingbridge Road.
It takes affect from 9am today until December 2nd.
This is for county highways essential maintence and re-lining.
The closure will be from 9-5 daily
The joint Collective and Asian Art Sale at The Grantham Auction Rooms, Old Wharf Road, on Wednesday, 2nd December is not only great in size but is also the perfect opportunity to snap up early Christmas gifts; indulge in the purchase of big boys’ toys such as the one hundred item O and OO gauge train section , or something sparkly in the large and high quality range of jewellery section, including single stone solitaire rings, Edwardian brooches, gold silver and lots beside.
The large single owner consignments are slightly different to normal and not seen here for a while, whether it be the trains mentioned above – mainly boxed and in good order – or the 100+ lot offering of Wade pottery ranging from the early first stage Whimsies to the modern limited edition collectables.
Whether a staunch collector, someone new to the game or a purchaser of all that’s fun, there is definitely something of interest there.
The rare sets are all here; early Whimsies, Disney, a rare boxed pair of Punch and Judy and other later pieces including several Fred Homepride figures, Dennis the Menace set, Popeye, Viz, Knight of the Round Table sets, Collectors’ Club pieces (pick you year – we have most of them!) and almost all boxed with certificates. This is as good or as complete a collection I have yet to see.
A collection that would also lend itself well to Christmas presents is the large number of complete Bells Wade whisky decanters, celebrating the very rare such as the Chinese New Year barrels which seldom come up or the more usual royalty barrels.
If pottery isn’t your thing or if OO-gauge leaves you cold, there is plenty more to browse. Furniture is again high in number and includes a high selection of pine, dominating the mid point in the sale. As new, fresh, good condition and light wood pieces combine in many lots, there is no excuse; why buy new substandard stuff when you can have superior quality light woods from the sale?
There are gift ideas in the silver department and high quality finds in the china section from Crown Derby to Lladro, and a strong Doulton figure section.
If it’s the highest quality you are looking for then don’t miss the 19th Century enamel carriage clock – as high a quality item as we have offered this year, it is quite a stunning item.
The Asian Art Sale promises to be good too. More specialist items such as an 18th Century export meat plate (perfect for carving that turkey on), to an array of ivory netsuke and figures and a selection of mainly Qing but some earlier porcelain in the Chinese section, coupled with a pleasing choice of mainly Meiji Japanese porcelain should create interest on the evening of 2nd December. The sale can be summed up by a pair of Republican Period Chinese lamps; good, big, beautifully decorated porcelain appealing to the interior decorator and the hardened Oriental collector alike.
The sale is vastly approaching 1,000 lots with more coming in.
Golding Young & Mawer’s Collective Sale is on Wednesday, 2nd December from 10am. The Asian Art Sale will start at 7pm on the same day.
Viewing is on Tuesday, 1st December from 10am to 4pm and on saleday from 8.30am.
SKDC is informing all residents there will be no bin or bag collections on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
Instead silver bin and clear bag collections scheduled for Christmas Day will take place two weeks later than normal on Friday January 8.
Black bin and pink bag collections scheduled for Friday January 1 will be collected a day later on Saturday January 2.
All other collections take place at the normal scheduled days of the week.
Extra clear bags will be distributed to all householders affected by the changes on Friday December 11.
For more information visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk/christmascollections
Food, polystyrene, nappies, wood, metal and hard plastics are among the most current incorrect items that are placed in recycling bins and bags.
Instead, they should be placed in black bins, pink bags or taken to local Household Waste Recycling Centres in Grantham or Bourne.
Residents should always check www.southkesteven.gov.uk/recyclinglist if they are unsure if an item should be placed in their recycling.
SKDC’s Executive Manager for Environment Ian Yates said: “Please take the time to check what goes in your silver bin or clear bag – to ensure you do your bit to decrease what we send to residual waste sites and keep South Kesteven cleaner and greener.”
You’ve seen them in the BBC documentary ‘The Class of 92′ and witnessed them beat Notts County in the FA Cup First Round but on Saturday 28th November, Salford City take on The Gingerbreads class of 2015!
After successive 2-0 home league wins for The Gingerbreads will be wanting to keep the run going against the side who are jointly owned by ex-England and Manchester United stars Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes, who hopefully will be in attendance.
There are offers galore on at The Gingerbread Bar all day with food and drink promotions starting at 1pm. Get there early to watch the Championship fixture between Charlton & Ipswich Town.After The Gingerbreads game stay to hopefully celebrate and to watch fellow Salford City owner Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United side travel to high flying Leicester City on the big screens for the late Premier League game at 5.30pm.
It’s a feast of football at the Meres on Saturday November 28 so come and cheer on Grantham Town to hopefully move us up the Evostik League Premier Division.
But before then it’s a trip north to face Darlington on Saturday and a trip south to face county rivals Stamford on Tuesday night.
Fivecare workers from Lincolnshirehave been recognised for their outstanding achievements and quality of care at a special awards ceremony held by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) at the Guildhall in Salisbury on the 11th November.
Nominated for their dedication, commitment and continually going above and beyond the call of duty, OSJCT Chairman, Don Wood presented the OSJCT employees with awards at the Trust’s Chairman’s Commendation Awards ceremony.
This year’s Lincolnshire recipients are:
Lisa Robinson (nee Smith), Head of Care from Patchett Lodge in Spalding
Lisa has been with the Trust for over 11 years and, in that time, has worked in several homes and progressed to Head of Care with the ambition of eventually being a Home Manager. Lisa’s support is invaluable, as she regularly goes above and beyond her role to ensure the residents are all happy, safe and receiving the care they deserve.
Susan Cartwright, Head of Care from Skirbeck Court in Boston
Last year, whilst the home manager was working at another home for five/six months, Sue stepped up as Head of Care whilst still working as a Senior Carer. During this time, the kitchen at Skirbeck was undergoing refurbishment, which spanned several weeks and could have caused a lot of disturbance to residents and colleagues; however, Sue worked with all the teams, giving encouragement, sorting out problems and speaking with families to ensure life continued smoothly for everyone.
Michelle Cross, Senior Carer from Fosse House in Lincoln
Michelle is a very committed senior carer who gives her own time to ensure that all of the required jobs on her shift are properly completed. She is also the medication lead for the home and has helped the home achieve accreditation in medicines for the past two years. She also helps to arrange, and participates in, the themed activity evening held bi-monthly in the home.
Chris Donner, a Chef from Hartsholme House in Lincoln
During his time with the Trust, Chris has gone out of his way to support and mentor his team to develop and achieve their goals, encouraging them to learn new skills that will both benefit them as individuals and the people that live in the home.
He has a keen eye for detail and ensures that food is well presented and nutritious and has also supported several homes in the county where cooks have identified shortfalls in the performance of their kitchens by sharing his knowledge and the systems he has in place to enhance the performance of the teams he is supporting.
Graham Unwin, Maintenance from Eresby Hall in Spilsby
Graham has been at Eresby Hall for several years, during which time, he has carried out his duties diligently while ensuring that any issues are dealt with and resolved swiftly.
Graham goes above and beyond his normal duties by leading on projects for the residents and is always on the look out for new ideas. He is also very good at befriending residents and encouraging them to get involved.
Alongside awards for the region’s employees, the Earl of Gainsborough Award for Quality was awarded to Hartsholme House in Lincoln for achieving all three Care & Quality Accreditations (Care, Medicines Management, and Infection Prevention & Control) in addition to gaining an ‘Excellent’ rating in an internal audit, all within a 12 month period.
Caroline Dunagan, OSJCT Assistant Operations Director for Lincolnshire, said: “Every single one of our employees work extremely hard throughout the year delivering and maintaining the best standard of care to our residents.
It is great to be able to recognise employees on their exceptional commitment throughout their day to day duties and commend their hard work at such an important and prestigious event.
The Chairman’s Commendation Awards are the perfect occasion for us to shine the spotlight on our very own stars and our way of recognising the hard work and dedication of our employees, honouring those that have really stood out during 2015.”
The Rev Dr Nicholas Chamberlain was ordained and consecrated as Bishop of Grantham by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Southwark Cathedral, on Thursday.
The service was held on the Feast of St Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, and the significance of this saint and also St Hugh of Lincoln, who was remembered on the 17th of November, was underlined in the sermon given by The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove (Dean of Durham, 2003-2015).
Bishop Nicholas is to be officially welcomed to the diocese at a special service to be held in the Cathedral on Sunday, 13th December at 5.30pm. Bishop Nicholas will preside and preach at the eucharist, and it is hoped that many people from across the diocese will come and share in this further special occasion. All clergy and readers are invited to robe for this service.
Refreshments will be served immediately after the service. Please notify Amy Tattersall in the Bishops’ Office of your intention to attend by either calling 01522 50 40 90 or send an email to email@example.com. Clergy and readers are also asked to let Amy know if they intend to robe (clergy: alb and purple stole).
Grantham F&R says…
Meet our Grantham Firefighters at Asda in Grantham on Saturday 21st November for free tyre checks, winter driving advice plus advice about carbon monoxide
THE A607 was disrupted at the Belton Lane Gonerby junction, Manthorpe, this morning by a collision.
A car was in collision with the rear of a lorry.
There were no injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a number of vehicles were damaged in Grantham.
Sometime overnight between 17th and 18th November three cars and a transit van parked along the Huntingtower Road were deliberately scratched, causing damage.
Last year a number of similar incidents previously happened on Huntingtower Road and police are still working to trace who may be responsible and looking into whether the most recent incidents are linked.
Members of the public are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately to the Police. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 93 of 18/11/2-15. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The interior of the store has been completely redesigned to offer an impressive, modern beauty space including the new ‘Beautiful You’ consultation unit where in-store experts are on hand to offer advice and provide independent skincare advice and diagnostics.
The store also sports a large perfume area including more brands and choices; premium beauty brands, Clinique, Estee Lauder, No7; and self-selection branded cosmetics. It will also incorporate the Boots Order & Collect service*, offering the entire range luxury beauty brands available at Boots, right in the heart of Grantham.
This store will also focus on the provision of pharmacy services and innovative healthcare solutions, with the store team offering new levels of support to local GP services and other healthcare providers.
Pharmacy services available include medicine check-ups and usage reviews, flu vaccinations and advice for customers living with long-term conditions such as cancer, diabetes and asthma.
Grantham customers can now access a new dedicated healthcare area which brings together a new treatment room and a complete range of healthcare products including the exclusive Boots Pharmaceuticals range.
Claire De’ath, Store Manager, Grantham, Boots UK comments: “Many members of the store team and I have worked in this community for many years so we really understand the needs of our customers.
“This entire refurbishment has been a collaboration to make the store more responsive, as we believe that we can really make a difference to the Grantham community, not only from a pharmacy and healthcare perspective, but also offering community engagement, convenience, and bringing personalisation and premium beauty right onto the high street.”
Making a difference in the Grantham community is a real passion of the store team and this has been reflected in the store design, offering a new ‘community hub’, using community boards to form a special place to share great ways that colleagues and the community are coming together. In particular, the hub will celebrate local partnerships and promote upcoming fundraising and in-store charity events supporting BBC Children in Need and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The store team celebrated together this morning in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Attendees included the local store team and the local Macmillan Cancer Support team, and the ribbon was cut by members of the Boots UK team who have been personally affected by cancer, in a real celebration, recognising the important work of the charity.
Shops in Lincolnshire are being warned not to sell e-liquids and e-cigarette components to under 18s.
In an undercover test purchasing operation in Lincoln and North Hykeham last week, Lincolnshire Trading Standards found over half the shops it visited sold vape liquids to a 17 year old.
Officers tested 20 retail outlets, including supermarkets, Vape shops, petrol stations and newsagents. 11 of these outlets, including all the Vape shops, sold the underage test purchaser e-liquids containing nicotine.
Where retailers refused a sale, a range of reasons were given including: refusal following a proof of age request or outright refusal to serve a young person.
Dan Brown, senior trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, commented: “The new laws came into force on 1st October this year, making e-cigarettes and its components, including e-liquids and the atomiser which turns the solution into a vapour, illegal to be sold to under 18s.
“We wanted to use this operation to ensure that retailers knew, understood and were following this new law and not selling to young people. Sadly, we found that more than half the retailers we tested sold e-liquids containing nicotine to our underage person.
“In this case, as it is new legislation and as so many businesses failed, we decided to give a warning and issue guidance to help the retailers understand the current legislation. We will be retesting these retail outlets and others in the area in the near future, and if they fail the test again they will face fines of up to £2,500.
“The message to retailers selling any age restricted product is, if you are not sure how old someone is – ask for identification i.e. passport, driver’s licence or any proof of age card displaying the pass hologram. We would encourage all retailers to adopt the Challenge 25 scheme to prevent illegal sales.”
If you are a business and would like advice on the age-restricted product legislation, please call us on 01522 552490 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards
The A1 southbound carriageway was closed in both directions between the A151 (Colsterworth) and the A606 (Stamford), at 5.30am this morning due to a serious incident at South Witham.
It involved a tractor and an articulated lorry.
Firefighters from Grantham, Corby Glen and Oakham used small tools, ladders and manpower to release the tractor driver was was taken to hospital for treatment.
It was opened around two hours later to allow some of the traffic to clear and now fully reopened following recovery work.
Police diverted traffic via local routes.
Anyone wishing to banish the winter blues should look to Easton Walled Gardens for inspiration!
The winners of their “Essence of Summer” photo competition have just been announced. And there’s plenty of sunshine to dispel winter gloom.
Hayley Willerton from Spalding captured a lovely summer’s day with her photo “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.” She’s won £500 and first prize in the competition which is a new venture for Easton Walled Gardens and is sponsored by Savills- Smiths Gore.
Ursula Cholmeley from Easton Walled Gardens said “We’ve had a fantastic response with nearly 900 entries flooding in from all across the country.
“The competition produced some magical images that truly reflected the fun, drama and beauty of an English summer.
“We decided to run this competition as Easton is famous for its 400 year old gardens, set in the heart of England. Easton encapsulates everything that is great about the British summer.”
Andrew Harle, Director of Savills, formerly senior partner of Smiths Gore, added “All the entries were excellent. There are some very talented photographers out there, and it’s great to see that they’ve joined in this competition with such enthusiasm.”
The winning images, and those of the runners up, will be on view at a special exhibition at Easton during Snowdrop Week from 13th to 21st February 2016. Prizes will be presented at an exclusive preview at Easton in early February.
There are six category winners who will all receive a rose from David Austin Roses. The categories are :
Sweet Peas and Roses – Any image containing Sweet Peas or Roses
Summer Life– An image that shows wildlife, pets or people getting the most out of the British Summer
Easton Walled Gardens – Any image taken at Easton Walled Gardens.
Garden Landscape – Visit gardens or use your own for inspiration.
The Savills incorporating Smiths Gore ‘Countryside at Work’ category – An image of rural life showing craftsmanship, work or skills.
Under 18 – Any image that covers one of the above categories and which was taken when the photographer was aged 18 or under as at 30 September 2015
The judges praised Hayley Willerton’s image, which was taken on Kessingland Beach in Suffolk, and said it best summed up the atmosphere of a classic British summer.
‘The photographer has created a really dynamic composition by framing the boy at the very bottom third of this image and allowing the kite line to draw the viewers eye through to the beautiful intense blue sky. I like the sense of movement as the boy is running along and the feeling of happiness you can see on his face. The lighting also works well to back light the figure and produce a wonderful, soft shadow. This image is a very creative interpretation of a lovely summer’s day and is a true winner.’
The judges were:
Jason Ingram: Garden Photographer of the Year 2013 and 2014.
James Alexander-Sinclair: Garden designer, TV presenter & journalist.
Rupert Uloth: Deputy Editor, Country Life.
Dawn Isaac: Award winning Chelsea Garden Designer, BBC gardening consultant & journalist.
David Austin Snr and Michael Marriott: David Austin Roses
The Cholmeley Family: Owners of Easton Walled Gardens.
Andrew Harle: Director of Savills, formerly senior partner at Smiths Gore.
Kabota L4100, orange coloured, tractor with trailer was stolen overnight, Wednesday in to Thursday, from Colsterworth.
Kabota registration ends ‘HTD’ and the trailer is an Ifor Williams 14′ with sides.
The tractor was stolen from Stamford Road close to the A1 junction.
If anyone recalls any suspicious vehicles or persons last night in the Colsterworth area or any possible sightings of the tractor/trailer, please call 101 quoting incident number 56/19/11/2015.
A shed was also broken in to at the same location.
If anyone has had a shed break or attempt recently please call 101 to report as it could be linked to this incident.
The NHS Trust which provides specialist mental health and social care services to the people of Lincolnshire is looking for new Governors to ensure it continues to provide the best patient care possible.
By-elections for empty seats on Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors will take place in December, and nominations are now open.
Four seats are up for election this time, two in the Public Governor class – Borough of Boston, and South Holland – and two in the Service User and Carer class – Young People Carer, and Learning Disabilities Carer.
There are seven local district councils represented in the Public Governor constituency, with one extra seat covering the surrounding area.
In total there are 13 Service User and Carer Governor seats representing the voice of patients and carers across services including Older Adults, young people, and learning disabilities.
Governors take part in a number of activities throughout the year to enable the Trust to monitor and ensure the quality of its services is of the very highest standard.
To become a Governor, you must first be a Trust member, and following election will carry out a number of important statutory duties, representing the public and holding the Board of Directors to account.
Trust Chairman Paul Devlin said he hoped people passionate about improving mental health and social care services would put themselves forward for nomination.
He said: “Our Governors play an important role in holding our Board to account and ensuring we do the very best for our patients.
“In addition, they are a strong link to our local communities.
“Being elected as a Governor is a privilege that can bring real personal reward, and we’d like people to come forward who want to drive forward service improvements to ensure the Trust continues to deliver the highest standard of care.
“We’re looking for people with fresh ideas who can bring their passion and expertise to the Trust for the benefit of everyone who uses our services.”
Nominations will remain open until 5pm on Tuesday 24th November, with voting taking place throughout December and January. Election results are declared on Thursday 7th January.
To find out more about the Governor role please contact Samantha Swindell, LPFT Governor and Membership Officer on (01529) 222277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination forms can be obtained from the Electoral Reform Service by calling 020 8889 9203.
Christmas Eve Markets will take place in Grantham, giving shoppers a last minute chance to buy festive gifts and produce from local traders.
On December 24, Grantham Market will be located on the Market Place.
SKDC’s Venues and Facilities Manager Paul Stokes said: “We’re very pleased to announce the return of Christmas Eve markets to South Kesteven which historically were a feature our towns embraced.
“As with our successful French markets earlier this year this will again be a trial to assess whether the events become a more permanent fixture in our events calendar.
“We hope residents take a trip to the events to add an extra Christmas cheer whilst making those last minute purchases.”
The market will run from 8am to 2pm. No road closures are involved.
Virgin Trains East Coast are suffering delays of up to two hours.
This is due to a tree caught on the overhead electric wires near Newark Northgate.
This is expected to continue until 20:00 this evening.