Huntingtower Road School in 1990
Costa Coffee, which has three outlets in Grantham, has today become cashless and become a takeaway only.
CEO Jill McDonald said: “As we continue to follow the advice and recommendations from the Government and health authorities, we have made several changes to our stores to help support in social distancing.
“We know that you will understand we are doing this because we believe it’s the best and safest way to continue to serve great Costa Coffee.”
The popular chain, which has branches in Grantham at the Isaac Newton Centre, Harlaxton Road and railway station says it will for now….
- All stores will be cashless and will only accept card payments.
- All seating areas will be closed for customer use in stores to support government guidance on social distancing, however, our toilets will continue to be open for customers.
- We will serve all drinks in takeaway cups and food in takeaway packaging, ‘dine-in’ crockery will not be available.
- We won’t be able to serve you your drink in a reusable cup in our stores but we will honour our 25p discount if you bring in your own cup.
- All stores will temporarily remove newspapers as we cannot clean them in between each customer handling them.
- All stores will also have a more limited food range but we will be sure to stock Costa Coffee favourites and make sure we have choice available for all dietary requirements and preferences.
- All Drive-Thru lanes will remain open as usual for those customers in vehicles but internal seating areas will be closed.
- Our Costa Express machines continue to operate up and down the country as normal for those customers on-the-go. We continue to work closely with our partners to ensure they maintain the highest standard of cleaning and hygiene.
To help minimise the spread of the virus, they are following the latest Government recommendations and asking any team member with symptoms to stay home and self-isolate for at least seven days.
If a team member lives with someone else and they have symptoms, then we have requested that they stay home and follow the Government recommendations for household isolation.
Ms McDonald continued: “Whilst some of these changes will feel quite disruptive we believe they are the right thing to do for our customers and store teams. We are especially mindful of the move to takeaway only and ask that customers dispose of and recycle their Costa Coffee packaging responsibly.
“We will continue to recycle cups and welcome you dropping them back into store, if possible. We thank you in advance for your support and assure you that these changes are temporary and will be regularly reviewed.”
Coles Cranes, Dysart Road, from the air in 1970. Not a lot the other side of the road.
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Grantham MP Nick Boles says both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are “not morally fit to be Prime Minister” as he argued that moderate voters had few choices bar the Liberal Democrats.
The Tory defector attacked Mr Johnson, whom he worked for briefly during his time as Mayor of London, but was equally disparaging about his Labour contender in the election on 12 December.
Mr Boles is not running for re-election having left the Conservative Party in April. He was one a group of Conservative MPs that favoured a softer Brexit, many of whom were ejected from the party by Mr Johnson.
Nick Boles criticised the leaders of both major parties (Photo: Channel 4 News)
He told Channel 4 News: “Well, I left the Conservative Party in April and became an independent and that was because the Conservative Party simply wouldn’t embrace what I thought was a reasonable compromise on Brexit, a soft Brexit deal.
“And I just couldn’t put up with it any more. When I left Theresa May was leader. And you know, she wasn’t the greatest leader in the world, but I did least feel that she was morally fit to be Prime Minister.
“The problem now is that I’m afraid that there is an inescapable conclusion, which is that neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn is morally fit to be Prime Minister, for very different reasons.
“Boris Johnson because he’s an entirely amoral figure. He’s betrayed everybody in his life. He lies about everything, he is wedded to no principle, no belief, he will say anything to get ahead, to get power.
“Jeremy Corbyn because of course he’s basically consorted with terrorists and murderous thugs throughout his life. All in favour of sort of abstract ideas, you know, like all totalitarian leaders, he’s much more interested in movements than in people and neither of them is fit to be Prime Minister.”
“Jo Swinson in a sense wins, not because I think she’s she’s perfect, but because she is at least not morally disqualified,”
Mr Boles went even further in a piece in the Evening Standard accusing the Prime Minister of being “a compulsive liar who has betrayed every single person he has ever had any dealings with: every woman who has ever loved him, every member of his family, every friend, every colleague, every employee, every constituent.
“His bumbling braggadocio disguises an all-consuming ego utterly without conscience, empathy or restraint.”
Writing about Mr Corbyn he said: “Like all leaders of a totalitarian mindset, he is entirely uninterested in the lives of individual human beings.
“He cares only for classes and factions, and the struggle between abstract political forces.”
He added that he was reluctantly backing the Liberal Democrats despite feeling uneasy about their policy of revoking Brexit.
There were long delays on the A52 west of Grantham earlier this morning.
This is due to an overturned tractor and trailor at Sedgebrook.
The accident happened at about 4.30am
In view of the temperatures we have suffered this week, here is a remnder on 2013…
Donald Holmes says,
Hi this is a photo taken around 1960 . It was in the shelter in Wyndham Park.
I can only remember three names. 2nd left is Dave Fenney, then John Horton and Don Holmes. I would appreciate it if someone could jog my little grey cells and remind me of the other two names.
There has been a steady stream of customers collecting their daily supplies of the white stuff since a self-service vending machine was installed at Manor Farm, Boothby Pagnell, near Grantham.
Anne Harrison (59) manages the farm’s herd of pedigree Bassingthorpe Friesian Holsteins; her sister, Julie Smith (56), who previously worked in the catering industry, is in charge of the pasteurisation process; and Julie’s daughter Rachel (28) oversees the twice-a-day milking.
Bassingthorpe Milk was launched following months of research and preparation and comes from the 400-strong Bassingthorpe herd, 200 of which are milking cows and 200 of which are young stock. There is also a small number of Brown Swiss cows on the farm.
The milk is sold for £1 per litre from a dairy shed built on to the end of a barn, while the specially-designed re-usable glass bottles are £2 each. The vending machine steam-cleans itself after every use.
After pasteurisation the milk undergoes no further processing. Anne said it was 96% fat-free, contains nutrients including calcium, protein, iodine, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B12 and should be regarded as a super-food.
“There are not many farms that are just female-led and this is a genuine diversification for us,” she said. “We wanted to add value to the milk for ourselves because the supermarkets have massive control over pricing, and for the customer who will be buying such a great product.
“Our self-service milk has the added environmental benefits of zero food miles and being collected in containers that can be used time after time.
“Our goal is to build a business that is sustainable for the next generation, like our dad did for us, and we thought it would make a difference if we could sell a small proportion of our milk directly to the public.”
Anne and Julie are the third generation of their family at Manor Farm. Their grandfather even had a horse-drawn milk round in Grantham before World War Two.
“You could say we have almost come full circle,” said Julie.
Among the first Bassingthorpe Milk customers was Tim Barden, of nearby Corby Glen, who said: “I have not had milk this fresh for a long time. As a family we are trying to use less plastic and I like that part of the business. I drive past here so it makes sense to call in.”
Anne worked closely with South Kesteven District Council environmental health officers ahead of the launch. It was a steep learning curve for both as it is the first business of its kind in the district.
“We would not have been able to reach this point without the help of SKDC,” said Anne. “The officers led us through all of the food regulations we had to comply with. They have been second-to-none. We have also received a lot of advice from our friends in the farming community.”
SKDC’s Cabinet member for Commercial and Operations, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, said: “Anne and Julie have been a pleasure to work with and have done a brilliant job. I have been looking forward to trying the finished product and it has been worth the wait.
“It’s good to see this kind of diversification, and self-service is a fantastic way of providing farm-fresh milk to the community.
“This matches our commitment to supporting environmentally-friendly projects. The milk is produced with no food miles and customers can collect it in one of the refillable bottles or take their own container.
“Consumers support British food and farmers and I am delighted to see Anne, Julie and Rachel pursuing this opportunity for business growth in South Kesteven.”
Bassingthorpe Milk is available from 7am to 7pm from Manor Farm, Boothby Pagnell, Grantham, NG33 4DH.
All aboard for community grants Baston village school pupils have a new library bus with the help of a grant from South Kesteven District’s Council’s Community Fund.
Cllr Robert Reid, SKDC Cabinet Member for Communities said he was absolutely delighted
to see how the council’s Community Fund grants are making such a difference right across
“It means that we can bring real benefits at grass roots level to enable groups to achieve what they want to do for their communities. This amazing bus is a great example of that,” he said.
A double decker bus donated to Baston Primary School by coach company Stagecoach has been transformed into bright, interesting and accessible library space by the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), helped by a £2,000 Community Fund grant.
The £28,500 project provides extra space to encourage children to read and allows the school to develop links with local elderly people and pre-school children in community reading projects, explained Emma Bush, Chair of the PTA.
She said: “We are extremely grateful for the grant from the council. We were restricted on
space before, and now have a great new facility with bespoke bookcases, desk tops and a
reading pod. We are indebted not only to Stagecoach for the bus and but also to local
companies for financial donations, materials and time.”
Cllr Reid attended the formal opening of the bus on 5 July along with all donors. School
head Rebecca Mills said: “When we talked about a new library, our children made it very
clear that they wanted something interesting, where they would fall in love with reading.
“We are so very lucky that this is exactly what we have got and I am grateful to everyone
who has made it possible.”
The latest round of community fund approvals included grants for projects in Tallington,
Ropsley, Fulbeck, Edenham, Grantham’s Wyndham Park and Grantham and District Bowls
Club, allowing work to start.
South Kesteven Community Fund provides grants of up to £10,000 for community initiatives
and up to £5,000 for community events. The fund is handled by the Lincolnshire Community
and Voluntary Service www.lincolnshirecvs.org.uk/south-kesteven-community-fund/
For media enquiries: Email the SKDC communications team at email@example.com or call
01476 406498 or 406440.
Grantham fire crews attended a vehicle fire in Barrowby last night.
They were called to the scene on Sheepwash Lane shortly before 11pm.
The blaze was extinguished using one hose reel and one breathing apparatus.
Benjamin Hobster reports hearing a bang and saw glowing orange across the field and so called the fire service.
Vasile Alin Badea (36), of no fixed address, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously and appeared at Lincoln Magistrates. This relates to a collision on the A1 at Barrowby after officers received a report of a collision between two HGVs at 0621 on 22 May.
We have arrested a man following a collision between two HGVs this morning (22/05).
At 06:21am this morning, we were called to the A1 at the junction of the A52 following a collision between two HGVs.
As a result of this collision, roads northbound and southbound were partially closed while vehicles were recovered and traffic is still affected in the area.
One man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Minor injuries suffered.