Toni Asher says..
Contact Grantham Indoor Bowling Club today!
Laura Harrison says
Thank you Grantham Matters for the free ice skating tickets which we won in the competition – Kara loved it.
The skating rink at the Urban Hotel, Swingbridge Road, Grantham, is open all this week.
Hour-long sessions will cost £10 for adults, £8 for children and students, while under-fives can skate for £5.
Group discounts will be available for 10 skaters or more and we’ll be looking to work closely with youth groups and schools to ensure as many residents as possible will be able to enjoy this one off skating facility.
Beccie Louise Anne King says ..
Michael Townsend says…
I’ve had a e-mail from area manager of the Salvation Army charity shop next to Munch tea rooms.
They want volunters in the shop 12th March from 11am till 2pm to sign up.
The shop is finished but yet no staff in there and no date yet for opening.
I’m volunteering in the shop when it opens.
Robert C asks…
Do any followers happen to know why the people who did the work on the Springfield Road bridge have narrowed the pathway under the bridge itself?
When the queue stretches all the way back from the traffic lights to the bridge and beyond, I see a lot of people in the queue, as well as those coming the other way, being very cautious about passing other vehicles under the bridge due to the narrower road.
I think this is especially bad for when emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire engines need to get by, and I can’t see the logic behind making the road under the bridge narrower as it seems to have caused more problems than it has solved.
A FILLING station has cleaned up its act to make it more wheelchair user friendly.
Karen Guy says the Spar/petrol station in Colsterworth had stood accused of making it impossible for disabled people to get into the shop, even to pay for fuel. ,
She told Grantham Matters: “It had a button for the door but no way to open it for a disabled person, because of the step!
“There was a dropped kerb nearby, but that was covered by stock.”
“This was totally unacceptable for disabled access. It was all renovated only a few months ago too so there’s no excuse.”
But after contacting the owners, Euro Garages, there is now access for all.
Karen said: “I received an email from the area manager of Euro garages telling me he’s been in a personally and has rectified the situation.
“There is now access for all.”
Courtney Finn says…
THESE are my Strelitzia’s first flower stem in Green Lane , Grantham.
We bought three small plants from Funchal market in Madeira six years ago and
all three have flowered for the last three years.
They go outside in the summer and come back into the conservatory in late October. The flower stems are now 5ft high.
They were named in honour of Queen Charlotte, the wife of George 111, who was also Duchess of Mecklenberg-Strelitz and the plant is commonly called the Bird of Paradise flower.
They look stunning with at least half a dozen more flowers to emerge.
MOM Joe Robertson
Just got back from Asda. We noticed the Free Parking is now 2 hours 30 mins.
Last time we went it was 3 hours.
Anybody else noticed that or a crafty move by Parking Company.
The company introduced three-hour free parking in November. Previously it was £1 for up to two hours, redeemable at the check-out on purchases of more than £10.
David Pepperdine asks….
Does anyone remember seeing some bright lights low in the sky one night between 1995 and 1998 around 10pm?
I remember it was definitely a Monday night and they were reported as UFOs on either Lincs FM or Radio Lincolnshire.
I’ve still have not got to the bottom of what they were.
I cannot remember the actual date but do remember exactly what I saw that night and was wondering if anyone can shed any light (pun not intended) on that night.
I have recently seen a program on The Phoenix Lights which were around the same time and they have been explained in exactly the same formation as I saw,
The radio coverage stated that they were seen over Sleaford – Ruskington area.
This has been bugging me for all this time and I need to find out .
RESIDENTS working towards a job in carpentry have a chance to work with two significant local organisations while further their learning and skills in a post from their chosen career path.
In conjunction with Sleaford-based North Kesteven District Council, Grantham College has a vacancy for a carpentry apprentice on offer.
As part of a Community Wellbeing Agreement, Eco2 contributed £75,000 to the apprenticeship programme. This is the fifth and final apprentice to be funded through the scheme.
The role supports the Facilities Officer in the Facilities Management team of NKDC, which manages the security, fire prevention systems, cleaning, caretaking, maintenance and repair of the main administrative building and other designated buildings under the control of Property Services.
The ideal candidate should be a team player that can work well under supervision, with excellent communication skills both written and verbally, as well as accurate and holding attention to detail.
They must also possess at least two GCSEs A-C or equivalent. A basic knowledge of tooling is desired but not essential.
Training is provided throughout the 12-month paid, intermediate apprenticeship, which also offers 37.5 hours a week and progression on to an Advanced Apprenticeship or improved chances of full-time employment
The closing date for this opportunity is Friday 20th February. For more information or to apply, visit https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship and search for vacancy reference number 563611.
ACTION Fraud has seen an increase in the amount of victims signing up for free trials for unapproved or misleading pharmaceuticals or supplements.
The scam usually involves a ‘pop up’ on your computer or a text message advertising a free 14-day trial. In signing up to this trial you are asked for your credit or debit card details and after the 14 days have elapsed, recurring payments are taken.
Recurring payments or continuous payment authorities are similar to a direct debit, but can be much harder to cancel or identify who is debiting your account. In most cases victims are finding it extremely difficult to cancel the subscription and the products are either not delivered or are inferior.
Common pharmaceuticals or supplements being advertised are teeth whitening products, food supplements and slimming tablets.
It is important to remember that in most free-trial cases because you have paid for a product and received it, this cannot be recorded as a fraud.
If you have already entered your card details on one of these websites, call up you bank immediately to stop these payments and give us a call on 0300 123 2040 for advice.
Colin Hayes says…
We’re doing a sponsored 12 hour bowl to raise money for Air Ambulance on Saturday 14th March from 11pm at the Grantham Bowl, Dysart Road.
There’s also a bowling competition triple x final starting at 7pm followed by local artistes and Gravity FM broadcasting all night plus a couple of stalls and a raffle with more than 40 prizes donated from pubs,clubs and shops in and around town.
If anyone wants to help/ join us please contact Grantham Bowl or Colin Hayes on fb. On Sunday lunch from 12 – 3 we now have Shakin Stevens tribute and the draw for the raffle.
Video by Paul Clark of the West Country and Battle of Britain class Tangmere steam locomotive which passed through Grantham this morniong.
Collectively they are known as known as Light Pacifics or informally as Spam Cans, are air-smoothed4-6-2 Pacificsteam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief Mechanical Engineer Oliver Bulleid.
To watch video click on picture below
THERE were delays on Manthorpe Road, Grantham, at 5pm yesterday, due to a car fire.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished it with a hose reel jet.