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The four Rotary Clubs in Lincoln have responded speedily to the ongoing disasters in the Caribbean and in Bangladesh.
Eight ShelterBoxes have been sent from this City alone and many more have been sent by Rotary Clubs throughout Great Britain. Each ShelterBox provide immediate accommodation for up to 10 persons keeping them dry and warm. Each shelter box has a cooking stove, water purification tablets, and cutlery, solar lighting and tools to enable work to start on re-building the homes which have been made uninhabitable. They also have games for children to play. They are intended to be temporary whilst homes are repaired/ rebuilt, and contain sufficient fuel for at least a month.
For many years Rotary has been a major contributor to ShelterBox funding the making of each box which costs £590 including the tent and equipment all of which is housed in a very strong plastic container. These are stored in warehouses until a disaster strikes when they can very quickly be sent out to the disaster area bringing instant relief for those with no shelter.
Over many years the four Rotary Clubs in Lincoln have together provided many
ShelterBoxes for disasters around the world irrespective of race, colour or creed. We are a completely international and interracial organisation.
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Roughton Woods, near Woodhall Spa, also known as Ostler Plantation, has been cordoned off after the discovery of canisters found by people bottle digging in the woods.
Police are working with other emergency services, military and health partners to ensure the continued safety of anyone who uses the woods and to establish if any further canisters are present. They ask people to avoid the area for the time being.
The area formally known as RAF Woodhall Spa opened in February 1942 as a satellite of RAF Coningsby and closed in the mid 1960s.
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Three heritage sites east of Grantham have the backing of the National Lottery through theNational Trust.
Moulton Mill, Pinchbeck Pumping Museum and Chain Bridge Forge are three unique and fascinating places that help tell the story of Spalding and Lincolnshire.
Thanks to National Lottery players, they are embarking on a project looking at how they can help each other and improve the visitor experience that each provides and their long term sustainability.
The funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will enable them to draw on expertise from the National Trust who will be working with each site collectively and individually, helping to draw out the very best from these wonderful places.
Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said: “The collaboration between these three significant heritage sites demonstrates an exciting new way of working for the sector, and we are delighted that support from National Lottery players has helped to make this possible. This project has the potential to provide long-term sustainability for these important sites, and will hopefully provide a model for others across Lincolnshire and beyond”.
“We’re very excited to be able to work with these three amazing places. We hope the National Trust’s experience in heritage and visitor experience will be of real and lasting value to the sites themselves and help ensure a bright future for the organisations that look after them” Matt Doran, Head of External Partnerships Team, National Trust.
“We are delighted to have the National Trust advising us on this interesting project, which will explore how the selected sites can work together to ensure we preserve our heritage and make it more accessible to our communities” Geoff Taylor, Director at Chain Bridge Forge.
Moulton Mill is the largest surviving complete windmill in the UK at 100 feet high. It was built in about 1822 by Robert King. The site is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Bank Holiday Mondays from 10pm until 4pm.
Admission prices by guided tour only:
- Adults £4.00,
- Concessions( over 60’s) £2.95,
- Children (5 – 16) £2.00,
- Under 5’s – free
- Family Ticket £10.00
For more information visit: http://www.moultonwindmill.co.uk/
Pinchbeck Pumping Museum
The Pinchbeck Engine is a restored, 20 horse-power, A-frame, low pressure, condensing beam engine, built in 1833. It is housed in the former pumping station and is an impressive reminder when we relied on the power of steam to drain the land.
Each year, the Pinchbeck Pumping Engine lifted an average of 3,000,000 tons of water from the land, at a rate of 7,500 gallons per minute. That’s more water than four Olympic sized swimming pools every year. The site is open June to September on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11am until 4pm. Admission is free.
For more information visit: http://www.wellandidb.org.uk/
Chain Bridge Forge
Chain Bridge Forge Spalding, is a living museum, led by volunteers. The building dates back to the mid 1700’s and has been in continuous use as a Blacksmith workshop. Visitors can enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, taster days, and craft workshops. The museum also runs a community outreach programme through its portable forge. Chain Bridge Forge volunteers have also created an online local history collection, which boasts nearly 7,000 artefacts covering the South Holland area. The site is open Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am until 2pm, and every Sunday 11am until 3pm, from April to October. Admission is free.
For more information visit: https://www.southhollandlife.com/
Follow Chain Bridge Forge on:
Twitter: @ChainBridgeForg and @shollandlife
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/chainbridgeforge
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Operation at Lincoln Train Station following the Lincoln City and Notts County Football Match
Lincolnshire Police were not involved in this policing operation until they received an urgent assistance call from a British Transport Police officer after the arrival of the first train, as a consequence of the disorderly behaviour of a minority of fans directed towards BTP officers.
Local single crewed officers who were already on duty, including CID, all of whom were carrying out their normal duties, immediately attended the railway station to support their BTP colleagues and were themselves immediately subjected to aggressive threats and criminal behaviour.
Police are aware a fight broke out on the second train back between Lincoln fans and there was further disorder at the railway station on Lincoln High Street, with objects, including barriers being thrown.
Lincolnshire Police Superintendent Lee Pache, said: “We must be clear, there is no excuse for the violent and aggressive behaviour originally shown to the BTP officers upon the arrival of the first train and subsequently local police officers who, until then, had been dealing with local incidents and victims of crime.
“This is the second weekend of football related disorder in the City in 7 days. 3 public order arrests were made which are being investigated by BTP. Of the 3 arrested 2 men have been charged and will appear at Lincoln District Magistrates Court on 23 October and a third man released under investigation.
“Those responsible for football related crime and disorder are in the minority, with 99% of football fans only interested in enjoying the beautiful game with their family and friends. It is our intention to work with Lincoln City Football Club and their fans to identify offenders and prevent further incidents. Importantly, we will not let the actions of the few change our view that true fans do not need policing, but until the few stop committing crime, we will have to continue to spend significant taxpayers funds seeking to minimise the threat of crime and disorder.”
We are working to identify anyone else responsible for criminality following the past two weekends. We would like to hear from you if you have any information and feedback that could assist our inquiry.
There are a number of ways you can report:
• Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 410 of 23 September
• Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at crimestoppers-uk.org
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