Sundays, throughout August, 4pm – 6pm
We are real dog lovers here at Easton Walled Gardens, but owing to the nature of the gardens, we are unable to let them visit on a daily basis.
With this in mind, we decided to welcome your four-legged friends on special ‘Dog Days’.
Every Sunday in August, from 4 – 6pm, you can bring along your well-behaved best friend for a lovely evening walk in the gardens.
There is a bowl of water and a dog biscuit for those that join their owners for a cup of tea in the tearoom too!
Grantham people……does anyone know who uses farm land up the hills and hollows for their sheep (& whether their sheep are going missing?)
My dog has just had extra breakfast 🤢 because some had left the entire (fairly fresh) insides of a medium sized animal where we park our cars.
It’s definitely not a natural kill or death because there’s no ribs or carcass. A couple of other dog walkers I spoke to said they found the same a couple of weeks ago.
My dog currently seems fine so I don’t think they were poisoned.
If someone is stealing the sheep it’s not on. Please share
Perry Flowers says
Hey everyone, here at Lincolnshire Cheerleading Academy we do a masters class for cheerleading, on every Sunday 7pm to 9pm, for 17years plus.
We are looking for all talents.
Whether you are an ex dancer, ex gymnast or you have any practical experience with other sports, or your new to it all and want to try this
We have an opportunity here for you to learn basic tumbling, stunts, partner-stunts and dancing with routine practices,
Also great fitness class at the start that works all the body that goes into a class that teaches different bits of cheerleading
Classes are £5 for the 2 hours,
Come join us at Lime Square Business Park, Unit 18, Alma Park Road, Grantham NG31 9SN
The Gingerbreads are looking for someone who is able to film and edit all of their home matches.
Highlights will need to be edited and uploaded to our YouTube channel, Grantham Town TV, within 36 hours.
The club do not have the suitable equipment to do this so the person will need to be able to supply their own.
Grantham Town Chairman, Nigel Wedgwood “We understand that the task of filming, and then editing the match in a tight time scale is a difficult one for a volunteer as it will take up most of their weekend. Therefore, if required, the selected candidate will be reimbursed”
If you think you are able to fill the role or have further questions, please contact Nigel by emailing email@example.com
Former SKDC employee says…
I felt after the council’s CEO Aidan Rave’s leaving, it was a good time to say as someone who worked for SKDC, what its really like.
It’s not a great place to work.
You get stress from your managers, who are often on high wages to keep up with your PI’s, you get councillors coming at you wanting you to do things so they look good and can put their name against what an officer has really done. (How often in the Grantham Journal do you see a staff member, its always a Councillor saying what has been done, in fact they do not do the work other than rubber stamp it, its council staff behind the scenes.)
Staff complete staff surveys on how they feel, same issues get reported every year, to much middle and high management, not enough staff on ground, stress, no flexible working. This never gets resolved, same issues will I’m sure be highlighted again this year.
Aidan was listening, and doing his best to change SK for the staff, but high management and middle management prevent change.
It’s very much, I’m alright Jack attitude from them. Recent staff review ended up on front line staff facing going, whilst mangers get a pay rise. Front line staff get more work for no more money.
Numerous staff go off – front line, with stress each week. Shows in the recent report on staff sickness.
Not a nice place to work at all, well not if your front line . Ok if your a manager.
Build me a sandcastle granddad
With turrets and flagpoles on top
No you can’t eat your dinner
We’ll be too busy to stop
It needs a big moat all around it
So dig it as deep as can be
It’s got to be big to be able
To stop the in-coming sea
Dig a bit faster please granddad
The tide looks like it has turned
You haven’t got time for sun cream
Just dig, we’ll not get burned
Granddad you look like you’re wilting
No cuppa for you or for me
We need to dig even faster
To hold back the in-coming sea
Wow granddad it looks really brilliant
The battlements proud in the sun
All that hard work was worth it
Granddad it looks like we’ve won
Sit down and eat up your sandwich
Drink up your nice cup of tea
We both deserve a big ice cream
We make a good team you and me
© Don Holmes
It was more than 97 degrees fahrenheit in Grantham on Thursday – look what it is now!
Rachel Broughton says
I’m from Grantham and I’m taking part in Trek26 Hadrian’s Wall in 2 weeks’ time to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society in memory of my Grandad, Keith Allen of Great Gonerby, who died from dementia..
It’s a 26 mile walk along a section of Hadrian’s wall.
I’ve been training for my walk for the past 6 months for the event with Gavin Strachan at PT revolution on Hollis road and at the Grantham tennis club gym.
The walk on 10th August, 26 miles with a total elevation of 2207ft
My just giving link is
Vicky Wood says
If anybody know a Rachel Sanders with a two-year-old please say thank you for the lovely email she sent to my workplace.
I’d like to say thank you personally!
Cherry Orchard resident says…
Earlier this year, before the local elections, it was announced that improvements were planned to stop the grass verges on Keats Avenue from being damaged by vehicles visiting the local Tesco.
Over the years, the verges along the road have been repeatedly damaged by heavy lorries making deliveries to the store. To prevent this happening in future, the council said it would be installing double kerbs and bollards in the affected area.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said at the time: “Working alongside local county councillor Linda Wootten, we’ve made endless attempts to get Tesco to do something about this.
“But they’ve done nothing, so we’ve been left with no choice but to step in and deal with this ourselves.
“These improvements will therefore solely focus on protecting the verges.”
This month the council moved in and completed their task.
So what happened to the bollards? I can’t see anything – only new kerstones and the verges cut up as bad as ever.
Sorry, but this came in a bit late. But if you can’t get tonight, there’s always next Thursday!
There are plenty of tyre marks on the new verge installed outside Harrowby Lane’s Tesco store.
Work was done recently to replace the badly cut up ground, due to irresponsible parking.
We were sent these photos taken yesterday….
Simon Clay says…
This idiot parks like this at Least 3 or 4 times a week corner of Valley Road
Watch the emotional moment a man in his sixties who appears lost and confused on a busy city centre street seeks help to find his daughter.
Do people stop to help? Is he dismissed as a nuisance, or worse, completely ignored?
This was a bold social experiment carried out by Northumbria Police to help understand if total strangers are willing to help those who may be distressed and need our help the most.
Local actor – Brian – took on the role of a vulnerable person on a busy high street in Newcastle on a Wednesday afternoon.
His character showed signs of early onset dementia and was unable to remember where he was meeting his daughter or where he was.
Brian was specially trained by the Alzheimer’s Society as to how people living with early onset dementia may present to really get into the role. At no point was he asking for money or personal information – he simply just needed help.
On the whole, the people of Newcastle upheld their reputation of being some of the friendliest and most helpful people in the country after the majority of those the man interacted with took a moment to assist – some even flagging down a nearby police officer to help who also happened to be in on the experiment.
Chief Constable Winton Keenen of Northumbria Police has praised members of the public who took the time to help the man and says they absolutely did the right thing.
But the sad fact remains that there were a few who dismissed him, brushed off his plea for help or even completely ignored him.
Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “This is such a powerful experiment carried out by Northumbria Police and the different ways in which people reacted is indicative of what people suffering dementia would likely experience.
“It’s a reminder that we can’t always see someone’s vulnerability and taking the time to stop and have a conversation can make all the difference.
“When Northumbria released this video Mr Keenen said ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’ and that’s never been more true – whether a person is vulnerable through illness or is enduring domestic abuse, for example, we can all make sure we watch out for one another and try to help when we can. Here in Lincolnshire we will continue to strive to educate and inform our residents about how to recognise and help some of the most vulnerable in our communities.”
Vulnerability isn’t always visible – watch the heart-breaking video
This is the heart breaking video that has police officers in tears. Grab your hankies, it’s emotional.
Ian Parker says…
Came across this in the Cold Harbour Lane/Hills and Hollows area .
I hope their baby stays safe, knowing they’ve bought it a stair gate
.. you’ve also left some 4.5 converse all stars behind . Tramps !
Sylvia Potts says…
Could you please raise awareness to the poor little hedgehogs?
I found this little guy an he was dehydrated. It would be great if people could leave dishes with water outside as it’s set to get very hot and these fellows struggle to find natural sources at this time of year
PS,the rescue people have been informed-he is getting fed and watered right now
Brian Glover says…
Photographed at 4.30 pm yesterday on Dysart Road looking towards Trent Road on the left.
I am bemused at the logic of these road signs impeding traffic from Barrowby Gate to Trent Road via Dysart Road.
Apparently the road is closed at Rectory Lane Barrowby but these signs are causing confusion and delays for those trying to get to Trent Road and beyond.
There used to be a weight restriction on Barrowby Gate where the diversion is taking HGV’s coming up from town.
Nothing has changed that I’m aware of.