Aaron Trevor says…
Microsoft phone just found Hazelwood Drive, Gonerby Hill Foot
This Journal article from 2005 tells what was planned for the for BMARCo site off Caunt Road.
So so where’s the surgery and why are we a pub short?
Hi. I had to bring my car to Grantham for its MOT and service in the recent hot spell. The garage dropped me at the Guildhall and then picked me up after it was finished . I sat on a bench and this poem came to me as I watched people catching a few “rays” during their lunch hour. Hope you like it.
SUNNY ST. PETER’S HILL
Two young girls on the Guildhall Green
In blazing sun they sat to preen
One, golden-haired and tanned to please
Had painted toes and dimpled knees
The other – chestnut hair a-fly
Languished ‘neath the azure sky
I read my paper, glanced their way
Relaxing on that summer day
Oblivious to anyone
As they soaked up the summer sun
Then sudden movement saw them go
To who knows where? I’ll never know
Pleasant memories of a scene
One summer day on Guildhall Green
© Don Holmes
Rigger Mortiss says…
I’ve seen it all now!
A 4×4 drove up line of traffic on St Catherine’s Road then tried to turn right on to St Peter’s Hill.
Then he tried to turn left!
Top Tips for Clearing
A Level results day can seem daunting, especially when it comes to securing your place at university through Clearing. It doesn’t have to be stressful though and with a few top tips, choosing where to study can be a much smoother process.
1. Keep calm and get on the phone! – A Level results day can be hectic, so it’s important you are calm when you make your calls. Get a pen and paper at the ready, charge your phone and find a quiet room to contact your alternative universities. Most importantly, don’t feel pressured into making rash decisions.
2. Do your research – Familiarise yourself with the UCAS website, as it is here you will find course vacancies. Make notes of which courses you are interested in, even if you do not expect to need them. Bookmark websites and save phone numbers that you might need later.
3. Get advice – If you’re unsure about what steps to take next, ask someone who can offer you advice. Your teachers, careers advisers, parents and universities are all good sources.
4. Have all your details to hand – Make sure you have your contact details, the Clearing number from UCAS Track, log in details from UCAS Track, the phone number for the university, your own contact details and your results.
5. Make notes – You’ll get a lot of information during the calls you make, so jotting it all down will ensure you have enough to refer back to when making a final choice.
6. Have constructive questions to ask – Try to think of questions which matter to you – for example the course structure, can you do placement years, what are the accommodation options.
7. Make your call yourself – The University will not be able to talk to someone else on your behalf (even your Mum!). She can sit next to you but this is your life and your future and this is one call you really need to make yourself.
8. Confirm everything – remember to get email confirmation of your university offer, and also ask them how long the offer is valid for. Ask when you can apply for accommodation and ask when the offer will appear on UCAS.
9. Make your choice in the allotted time – In addition, most universities will give you a time period (typically 12-48 hours) for which their offer is valid and you must accept your offer during that period – don’t miss out by missing the deadline!
10. Visit the universities you are considering – If possible, it is a great idea to arrange to visit the universities you are interested in as this is a good way to get a real understanding of the feel and atmosphere of the university, as well as their culture and the way their courses are taught. The University of Lincoln has an open house over the weekend after clearing. You can come in and see the University, view accommodation and meet staff. Make sure you visit.
If you can’t make it in person, many universities have a virtual open day which will give you a feel for the universities you’re considering. You can explore the University of Lincoln campus and the wider city online at www.lincoln.ac.uk/VOD.
11. Make Friends – Starting university is a fabulous adventure and it is good to make friends in advance. If you are coming to Lincoln you can join our Friends for Life network as soon as you accept your offer. This will allow you to get to know the people you will be living and studying with in advance and make some new friends.
The University of Lincoln’s Clearing hotline will be open from 7.30am to 7pm on Thursday 15th August. For advice, queries and up-to-the minute course availability, please call 0808 164 4444 or +44 808 164 4444 internationally.
The University of Lincoln Open House will run from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August from 10am to 2pm. There is no need to book a place and visitors can simply register in the Isaac Newton building on arrival.
The Grantham Grandad who went missing has been found safe and well
The family of of 96-year-old Harold Wilmot, who is suffering from Dementia, went missing from his home in the Trent Road area.
He was found by a couple who said he was “lost and confused” at the bus stop opposite the Co-op on dysart rd and took him to the bus stn. They called the police who sent someone out to help .
He is now back with his family
Click on the image above for details
Sue H says…
Update on progress made following my meeting 5/7/19 with Ian Hayden & Paul Boocock on ULHT-Parking Eye charges at local hospitals.
It covers issues that were brought to my attention prior to the meeting, so I believe will be of interest to the community.
(Responses given in an email from Ian Hayden dated 9/8/19, apart from the FOI one which I posted about earlier this week).
1) FOI request & PCN figures previously requested. I know Paul has said the FOI is a work in progress but time is running out for a formal response to be received, or ULHT risk being held in contempt by the ICO.
(Response – received earlier this week, I posted my reply in full, anyone who didn’t see it & is interested please PM me).
2) What progress has been made on clarifying the difference between “registering” a Blue Badge & “asking” for free parking concessions? Ian said he would address this by making advice given clearer.
Response- registering a BB is at our reception desks – asking for a free concession would be at the dept you are visiting and at their discretion ,we have reviewed the website and feel it is appropriate but if you wish to propose an addition we will obviously consider it
3) Has the validity of pre-payment vouchers been increased from 6 to 12 months as promised? At Grantham, has any progress been made in talks with the owners of The Pantry to make PPV available through their shop?
Response -Validity yes – we are still in discussion with the Pantry on a wide range of issues
4) Have appointment letters been amended to include full details on all aspects of car parking arrangements? Has the web site & NHS Choice been updated ?
Response- Appointment letters under review- web site “ask concessions”being added, NHS choice we have updated and are in discussion with them about old information
5) Do you have a date now for beginning emergency remedial work? What progress has been made on the funding/timetable for the long term maintenance work required? Has any additional bicycle parking been made available at Pilgrim?
Response-we have been out to tender and the order is raised for Grantham,we await a date. Long Term we have commissioned a full condition appraisal of all our car parks which will form the basis of a timetable.
Cycle parking at Pilgrim no progress to date
6) Are the updated site maps, with kiosk locations now available?
Response- with our advertising agency being printed.
7) We discussed putting additional signs re PE as you turn into the main entrance to Grantham Hospital from Manthorpe Road. Has this been done?
Response- on order awaiting installation date
8) Have you had discussions with the other parties who would be involved in changing the first charging band from 0-1 to 0-2 hours & possibly allowing 30 mins free parking?
Response- yes data being collected
9) What steps are being taken to ensure that the public is fully aware when “immunity” is in operation because of system failure? And also when manual ticketing is suspended because car parks are at capacity?
Response- Grey covers with signage are in place on all sites when system is down the machines are covered, we do not totally suspend manual ticketing as if cars are parked in ambulance bays, fire tracks or BB spaces we would still issue a ticket.
See they have put in the base for the Margaret thatcher plinth on the green and have hope nobody noticed!
THE CHILDREN ARE ON HOLIDAY – SO HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THEY BE BEFORE THE PLAYGROUND REOPENS?
Sue McQuinn says….
I’ve finally received a response to my FOI request to see a copy of the ULHT/PE contract. The bad news is they’ve redacted the hell out of it – to the point of making it useless! I won’t bore you with the whole 87 pages. This is my response to the CEO & Chair:
Dear Mr Morgan & Ms Baylis,
Thank you for your response to my FOI request. The sections that have been redacted (particularly schedule 5) make what I’ve received little more than a generic set of terms and conditions that could apply to the supply of anything!
The ICO has previously rejected s43 as a reason for redacting parts of a contract. ParkingEye previously allowed their contract with South Tyneside NHSFT to be published following an FOI request 12/3/17. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/394697/response/975514/attach/4/03%20Parking%20Eye%20Tender%20Response%20Document%205.pdf?cookie_passthrough=1
This would indicate that it is ULHT who are reticent, rather than ParkingEye.
One of the main reasons for my FOI request is to check that the contract doesn’t go against Government guidance on NHS patient, visitor & staff car parking principles particularly this point:
“Contracts should not be let out on any basis that incentivises additional charges, eg ‘income from parking charge notices only.’”
Your offer to send a copy of the blank specification & tender response doc would serve little purpose – it’s what was agreed under contract with ParkingEye that’s important.
I do note that under Freedom of Information & Transparency 2.8.1 in the document you supplied, it would seem that the other information I’ve asked for from Mr Boocock, regarding PCNs issued, should be available.
I look forward to your early response.
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES REGARDING ULHT CAR PARKS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO MY ATTENTION.
This is barking parking at the double..
Lincolnshire Cheerleading Academy do classes for all ages.
They have baby classes from 3 years to 6, from that they move into recreational cheer and tumble that is 6 to 17.
After this, they move into a masters class that is 17 onwards this is if they wish to be recreational..
There are compeititon teams that travel all over England to compete at ages from 5 years to 30 years old with different divisions for different ages. Currently there are seven sqauds with different ages and skills, but always looking for more athletes to take part
You can see them at Colsterworth Gala at the weekend from 1pm to 6pm with a lot of of their athletes.
They also do dance classes at weekends and from September will have many styles.
The gym, which they own, is open all weekend with different classes.
Platers / Plater Welders required for an immediate start, working from engineering drawings and producing mainly small to medium sized fabrications – some jig & fixture work for repeat parts and you must be comfortable with finish welding fabrications as well as fabricating.
Ideally experience of working a pressbrake is desireable but training / support is available.
Great working hours with an early finish on Fridays (11am) combined with the best wages locally available.
Pentangle Fabrications, Alma Park, Grantham.
Telephone: 01476 568511
Please contact in complete confidence for further information.
This snake was spotted in Dysart Park earlier today.
If it is a lost pet, then contact us and we will put you in touch with the finder.
For two nights on the trot there have been fireworks off Belton Lane.
Surely there should be some warning? I can’t be the only one with animals freaking out with fright.