|Coun Charmaine Morgan says…|
After liasing with Community groups, SKDC officers and other lead councillors I’d like to say it’s with great relief and gratitude that it is now possible to share the details of a new SK community hub.
I called for the hub after seeing a need to Co ordinate volunteers and those needing help during this Covid 19 crisis.
I felt the council needed to take a leadership role beyond collating information.
Cllr Kelham Cook and lead officers agreed and have worked to deliver this.
Please share the information below with to all in South Kesteven.
“Anyone who is providing information of people who want to help or people seeking help to send that through the Community Hub.
They can email on SKCommunityHub@southkesteven.gov.uk or telephone 01476 406 177 or 01476 406 358”
A huge thanks to everyone concerned.
Senseless morons !
400m queue for McDonald’s final day (for now).
thankfully police blocked the right turn traffic from entering
Equilibrium Gym + Fitness, Caunt Road, may have been forced to close their doors on Friday due to Covid-19 but that isn’t stopping them as they still want to bring the benefits of health and fitness live into your home.
Equilibrium is holding Free Live workout classes on Instagram and Facebook Live. The 1st session was held on Sunday at 9am and had great feedback with 1800 views so far.
We truly believe exercise is the key to maintaining your physical and mental well-being and we feel that is now more important than ever.
We have always
wanted our members to be part of something.
We took the decision on Saturday to freeze all membership payments but will
endeavour to continue serving the local community through this difficult time,
in a situation that goes far beyond monthly fees.
So we want Grantham to be part of something and join our online community to feel the same benefits as those already joining in.
spread the word by letting your friends, family and loved ones know. Stay tuned to our emails and all
our social channels for updates for upcoming sessions starting with Fusion Live
at 12:00 Monday 23rd March.
We look forward to working out with you soon.
We will get through this together.
Find us at:
Melissa Darcey says…
With the recent news of the closure of all Body Shop stores in the UK, I would just like to let you know that I provide a local Body Shop at Home Service locally, you can message me directly or join my facebook group ” Body Shop at Home with Melissa
We offer great prices on many self-care items such as hand washes, soap, hand creams and much more!
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Have you seen Peter Charles Holloway? He has been missing from the Sleaford area since 7.30am yesterday (21 March).
Peter, who is known as Elvis, is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall, of medium build, with brown hair that is balding on top.
The 60-year-old was last seen wearing blue trousers, black shoes and a blue coat with white strips under the armpits. He was also carrying a blue and black rucksack.
If you have information, contact 101.
Three for the price of one on Watergate, last Wednesday morning, and the car park nearby were less than half full
Alana Simpson says…
People of Grantham need educating on what ‘social distancing’ actually means.
Wandering about aimlessly in large groups does not cut the mustard.
By this time next week the Government will have you indoors with only one member of a household allowed out at any time.
Loiuse Ellis says…
Grantham Pizza Express have donated these to the Ambulance crews at Grantham station.
Jayne Robb says…
Well done to the amazing admin team – Nearly 7,500 members and 39.5 k posts filtered, monitored and supported in just five days!
Incredible effort on behalf of the community of Grantham.
To join go to
Susan Winter says…
Yesterday I went to Asda in the hour for over 70s and the vulnerable, needed milk and eggs as they were out yesterday.
Got to the checkout went to pay and a man stood the other side of the till ( not behind me ) gave the cashier the money for my bill.
I was so shocked I think I said thank you. If not thank you who ever you were.
I then went to the Foodbank to give them some if the things I had bought only to found it closed.
I’ve just looked and you can donate money so I will donate the money that I would have paid in Asda.
I should add it did make me feel VERY OLD
People across the country have been reporting that supermarket shelves are stripped bare of disposable nappies and feminine hygiene products as panic buying has set in for these necessary items.
As a result, many are turning to renewable nappies when their disposable nappies have run out. TotsBots, the reusable nappy company, have reported a 600% hike in sales in the past few days alone.
The same is happening for Bloom & Nora, an ethical reusable sanitary pad company, that’s also seeing a huge spike in sales at this time. Not only are they a sustainable alternative to disposable pads, but they contain no toxins, dioxins, carcinogens and can washed and reused again and again. Perfect for when supermarket shelves are bare.
TotsBots started selling their reusable nappies at 440 Boots stores nationwide in February. With the increase in panic buying due to Covid-19, parents are stocking up on reusable necessities instead of disposables. “It’s a smart choice,” says TotsBots co-founder Fiona Smyth, “disposable nappies and sanitary pads end up in landfill, cost more in the long-run, but at times like this it’s good to know you won’t be stuck if disposable items disappear from the shelves.”
Reusable nappies like TotsBots contain no nasty chemicals, are easy to wash and quick drying, and come in various styles and sizes for new-born babies to toddlers. There are nappies for daytime and more robust nappies for night-time as well as a range of accessories to makes sure babies bottoms stay covered if disposables run out. For parents self-isolating and keeping kids indoors, it’s a safe and reliable solution.
TotsBots award winning reusable nappies and Bloom & Nora reusable sanitary pads are made in the UK. You can pick up TotsBots at most Boots nationwide, or there is FREE UK shipping on orders over £50 from www.totsbots.com. Similarly, Bloom & Nora can be purchased online www.bloomandnora.com/
I am the lollipop man who works outside the National school..
This afternoon whilst on duty someone drove pass me in their car and started to throw toilet rolls out of the window of the car…
toilet rolls are in short supply I know but this was a bit of a shock watching them being launched…
There was only four rolls and they were shared out after being collected..
As we begin our wilderness experience I want to draw your attention to a few ways in which we hope to still maintain our contact with you during this uncertain time. I know lots of you will be worried about the present situation and want to reassure you of both mine and my fellow clergy’s support and prayers for you all. With your weekly email today please click on the following links:
The Order of Service for this Sunday. (This Sunday will be particularly hard for us all to adjust to.
Not only is it the first Sunday when we are not allowed to hold public services, but of course it is Mothering Sunday and the Sunday in which we would have gathered again, more informally with our friends from St Wandrille).
However, and this is where I need some of you to be brave… If you become a Facebook member you will be able to search for our Facebook page, ‘like’ it and it will open a whole load of opportunities for you to still engage with your church from a distance.
This Sunday (9:30am) we will be holding our first live service on Facebook and you’ll be able to watch and interact with us by typing messages, and other ways of interacting with the service
During the following week, your clergy will also go live on Tuesday at 12:00noon, Wednesday at 10:30am and Friday at 12:00noon, the normal times when services happen.
Tuesday will be a ‘Thought for the day’, Wednesday will be another time for prayer, And on Friday we’ll be holding our first hymn Sing-along, (words for the chosen hymns will be sent out via email on the Thursday.
We hope to develop other means of us interacting with each other, indeed this week the back row of the choir got together over an app called Zoom and were able to sing together, we hope too to develop a weekly bible study session each week.
Many of you have responded in offering to be part of the ‘Helping Hands’ initiative and I am very grateful but remember we can only respond if you let us know you need help.
We are all in this together, and although it’s strange for many of us I know we’ll come through it stronger.
Please keep in touch
Yours Fr Stuart, Mthr Mel, Fr James, Mthr June and your Church Wardens
The following is from an email received today from the Abbot of St Wandrille, France.
Today we should have been in Grantham! Providence decides otherwise.
We will have a procession in few minutes with the relic of St Wulfram just before the mass with only our Community as there are no more worshippers at Mass.
We are of course in our isolation surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses who with you, join this celebration through prayer.
The relic will be in the church all day long and then be returned to the chapel of St Wulfram in our infirmary.
We wish we could have celebrated St Wulfram Day together today in prayer, and pray that we will gather together when the circumstances allow it.
The Abbot and Community of St Wandrille
Jayne Robb says…
Message from my other ‘hat’ as secretary of Churches Together in Grantham and District:
Dear Friends After discussion as an Executive Committee we have decided it is prudent to follow Government advice on social gatherings.
Therefore it is with a heavy heart that the we need to inform you that the Foodbank and CTiGaD AGM is POSTPONED until further notice.
The Committee Officers will remain in post until the new AGM. Also, very regrettably, CTiGaD organised Good Friday March of Witness and the Easter Sunrise Service are both CANCELLED.
This decision has not been made lightly and I am sure will you join us in thanking those involved in organising these events as they are naturally very disappointed.
On behalf of the Executive Committee I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding and urge you wherever you worship to pray for the current situation we all face and do whatever you are able to support your own churches.
I will continue to endeavour to keep e-mailing out any updates from Churches regarding their activities as I receive them.
Much love and blessings Jayne Robb CT Secretary
Also cancelled are…
This is the poetic view of eight-year-old Oliver, while on enforced leave from Belton Lane Primary School.
I am offering live workouts. Daily from the comfort of your own home. These workouts are interactive so I can see you and you can see me 🙂 motivation support and accountability. I also have online programs including exercise and nutrition.