Sarah Winfield says…
A HUGE thank you to the lady and gentleman who called on my Dad after he had an accident with his scooter at his home.
(Sorry but didn’t get their names).
They called an ambulance and looked after him until I got there.
He was taken to A and E but released this evening after being patched up.
We are so unbelievably grateful as goodness knows what could have happened.
Thank you once again.
A bank card has recently been handed into Colsterworth Police office.
The rightful owner will need to give relevant details to prove their identity and ownership of the card.
To claim, please get in touch with Colsterworth Police.
They are delays of nine minutes and delays increasing on A1 southbound between B1174 Great North Road (Marston Turn Off) and A607 (Harlaxton / Melton Mowbray Turn Off).
Average speed 15 mph.
No reason given at this stage
Bunny is still missing please can you share this post again my daughter is heartbroken.
We all are as a family it means a lot.
It went missing just after 5 on Saturday it’s either at the Spar/ Biltong Farm car park, McDonald’s car park, Aldi car park or in their shop.
I have rung them several times but have had no luck.
My daughter cuddles It every single night, plays with it everyday day and was there when she’s poorly.
Stan Matthews has been at it again.
Looking back to Grantham in the 1950s/60s his latest book is BMARCo Social Club.
It is a place where many a Granthamian of a certain age spent much of their youth.
Although essentially built for the use of employees, the Springfield Road building became the town’s favourite dance hall.
It had plenty of competition, including the Westgate Hall, the Barracks, Jeff’s (where jiving was banned) and Kontaks among many others.
Stan’s book is great of memories and facts – but don’t expect a glittering hardback. They are printed to order on Stan’s computer, which it’s fair to say is not state of the art.
But at £3 it is excellent vale for those who want reminding of special memories of this place.
If you want a copy either get in touch with Stan, or email GranthamMatters@gmail.com and we will forward your request.
Row on row
They marched away
So freedom could
Once more hold sway
Row on row
They fought to gain
That hallowed ground
Where they are lain
Row on row
Their graves now stand
But not the place
Their loved ones planned
Red the blood
In field on field
Where brave men fought
And did not yield
The blood they spilled
So long ago
Is now a place
Where poppies grow
© Don Holmes
Roberta Hall of Favourshare says….
November 13th is World Kindness Day. To celebrate this and inspire our users we have put together ten acts of kindness that you can carry out in your community via the Favourshare website.
Don’t be the person who just ‘goes home and shuts the door’ join the Favourshare community and step into a whole new world of positive interactions.
1. Offer to post a letter for someone near you who is housebound They could leave it poking through the letter box so you can collect and exchange a friendly wave as you go.
2. Broaden you mind and ask to meet someone your age from a different culture Exchange perspectives and share stories – a perfect Favour exchange.
3. Make the most of the fresh winter weather and do an hour’s gardening for an elderly person A hot cup of tea in return will do nicely thank you very much!
4. Offer your professional expertise to someone who might need a bit of encouragement Doctors, plumbers, entrepreneurs, builders. We can all hit a blind spot in our careers how amazing if you could meet them locally and tell them everything you wish you knew at that age in exchange for a drink.
5. Take a drill and spend half an hour putting up pictures or light mends on furniture for a single mother It makes such a difference to have a bit of help around the house. Ask for a slice of cake and tea in return.
6. Offer to pick up and take an elderly person out for the day Simple, light conversation in return is more than enough of a favour from this fabulous generation.
7. Cosy up in winter clothes and offer to push a wheelchair bound person in your area out for an hours fresh air A flask of coffee or slice of cake to eat on route while you chat would be a super trade.
8. Visiting someone at the hospital? Post that you can offer a lift from your village at a particular time.
9. Know Makaton? Don’t sit quietly with these amazing talents – offer to visit a family with a special need’s member and join in the conversation. Just a simple signed ‘thank you’ in return would be wonderful.
10. Provide a bite to eat Drop off supplies at your local Food Bank in return for a huge thank you. Remember their shortages include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorants and shaving foam as well as food.
With Favourshare your contribution to the community is made simple. Connect with those who need support and reach out with kindness you can offer. Why not?
Everything is possible with Favourshare.
see also https://favourshare.com/
Dave Jones says…
Please find attached photos of a cross and headstone in Grantham Cemetery that is in need of attention.
It belongs to 8546 Alice Francis Wilson WRAF , who joined on 12 January 1918 aged 40 and died of influenza on 26 November 1918.
She served as a cook at Harlaxton Aerodrome with 40 Training Depot Squadron, the grave is Grantham Cemetery Plot 16 , Grave 3X.
I have sent a message to the CWG (Commonwealth War Graves) but it is in need of attention as quick as possible before it falls and breaks the beautiful cross.
If you could publish this please and hopefully some one locally would be able to help.
The River Witham in flood in Grantham, captured by Stewart Mackinder
Dee Farrell says…
My Husband lost his driving licence & debit card in town last night.
Please contact GranthamMatters@gmail.com if found and they will pass details to us.
|Denise Tegerdine of Grantham-based Woodlands Trust says….|
Join a million people fighting back against climate change on 30 November and help us achieve our goal of planting a tree for every person in the UK by 2025.
Be one in a million.
Pledge now to plant a tree at
Fight for the future of our planet and inspire others to fight by your side
Be a Big Climate Fightback Champion
Fight for the future of our planet and inspire others to fight by your side
Pledge to plant a tree for the Big Climate Fightback– and then plant a tree with your friends and family sharing your actions with others…and remember #EveryTreeCounts
· Find somewhere to plant a tree
o At home
· Source your tree – making sure it is UK sourced and grown
o From our Native tree shop (https://shop.woodlandtrust.org.uk/thebigclimatefightback)
· Pledge to plant a tree: https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/46713/data/1
o Remember to include everyone in your planting party when you pledge, if people are involved in getting a tree in the ground – we want to know!
If your family and friends can’t join you – why not ask them to plant their own tree!
Host a tree planting event yourself
Ask your workplace to host a tree planting event, pledging to plant trees as a workforce – working together to fight climate change
Talk with your local community, youth group or school groups to see if they can host an event, or attend an existing tree planting event.
If you can’t do any of this in 2019, why don’t you grow your own tree from seed? Go for a walk locally and find some native tree seeds. You can then plant them in a pot outside and by the spring you may have started to grow your very own tree, ready for planting out in a few short years. For more information on how to grow your own tree click here… https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/advice/grow-from-seed/
Have an amazing time being part of the Big Climate Fightback!
- A new report by Wren Kitchens reveals how many calories you burn being a parent, the good news is that you don’t have to feel guilty about missing the gym!
- Every month your child is making you burn a staggering 50,884 calories!
- On an average day your little bundle of joy will help you burn 1,478 calories which equates to doing 1,179 burpees!
If you’re a parent, you will know that exercise can drop to the bottom of the priority list. Having a child can mean that your daily gym session is replaced with changing nappies, chasing the kids and cleaning the house.
However, it’s not all bad news for parents looking to lose a few pounds as it turns out being a parent burns 50,000 calories a month.
On average 25 babies are born every minute – that’s more than 13 million in a year. 13 million more tantrums, 13 million more nappy changes and a lot more calories burnt!
Not convinced? A new report by Wren Kitchens reveals how many calories you’ll burn doing daily parenting activities. The more chores you do, the more you may notice the pounds melt away
Please note: the calorie counts are based on the average weight of a person in Europe, 156 pounds. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less.
Parents burn 1,478 calories on daily activities
The study of 1,000 respondents revealed that on the average day your little bundle of joy will help you burn 1,478 calories which equates to doing 1,179 burpees, a win-win situation as you can spend less time feeling guilty about not going to the gym and more time at home attending to your household and children.
A full list of daily activities can be seen below:
Parents burn 2,374 calories on weekly activities
As well as the daily activities there is the joy of participating in parental tasks that take place once a week, however, fear not, another 2,374 extra calories are burnt (which equates to doing 2,029 burpees on a weekly basis!)
A full list of weekly activities can be seen below:
Full data can be seen at: https://www.wrenkitchens.com/blog/parental-gains-parent-burns-50000-calories-month/
Coun Charmaine Morgan, chm of SOS Grantham Hospital, says…
After several discussions with SKDC officers, LIVES and Grantham Lions in my capacity as a local Councillor and chair SOS Grantham Hospital, I am anxious we progress to the next stages of defibrilator installation across Grantham.
A rough plan is printed below with sites proposed.
Officers seem keen to wait for surveys of existing providers but, while cross community support is welcome, our community remains at higher risk until the Defibrillators are installed in locations accessible 24/7.
I believe defibs are needed across our town and residential areas.
I have recommended largely siting them near parades of shops for easy access.
M.W. Gniewek says…
I was walking with my dog and I found some glasses with case and inside was ring.
Can you help me find who lost it please.
That was on Springfield Road.
To claim them, contact GM at GranthamMatters@gmail.com and we will forward to finder.