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Here’s a look at what’s been going on in Grantham...

**Coach outing - Probus 88

President Robert Hardwick welcomed 57 members and one guest to the July meeting at Belton Park Golf Club. After lunch he welcomed and enrolled a new member, Derek Fisher, into the club and presented him with his member’s tie, lapel badge and handbook.

The almoner, Clive Watson, gave his report on members too sick to attend.

Social secretary David Evans informed members that there are still seats available for the September coach outing to Greenwich and the Cutty Sark.

Guest speaker was transplant surgeon Keith Riggs, who gave a fascinating talk about his work. He was thanked by Les Wilkinson.

Next meeting is on Wednesday, August 28, when the guest speaker will be Neville Maggs, talking about the Around the World Yacht Race.

Retired professional and businessmen who are interested to find out more about Probus 88 can contact Robert Hardwick (Tel: 573979) or e-mail bobhardwick99@hotmail.com

**Walks - Ramblers

Grantham Ramblers have organised a nine-mile walk on Sunday, starting in Maplebeck (off A616) at 10am. Walkers are advised to take a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing/footwear for countryside walking/weather. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 405759.

On Thursday there is a five-and-a-half mile walk starting in Brauncewell at 10am. For further details call 568701.

Other walks this month include: Thursday, August 15, starting in Redmile at 6.30pm (four miles). For further details call 01949 844019. Sunday, August 18, starting at Tetford Church, 10am (9 miles). Take a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing/footwear for countryside walking/weather. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 01949 844019. Thursday, August 22, starting in Threekingham, 10am (five miles). Further details call 404798.

**Hydropool - Arthritis Care

Hydropool members will meet on Monday at noon.

**Car parks - Resurfacing work

South Kesteven District Council has announced essential repairs will mean closures for 48 hours at two of its car parks in Grantham.

Conduit Lane car park will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, and the following week Greenwoods Row/Guildhall Street car park will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Signage is now on display in the affected car parks to inform users of the works.

Property development manager Neil Cucksey said customers can use alternative nearby car parks which will be unaffected. He said: “We have deliberately assigned the works to Mondays and Tuesdays in the summer holidays when we know car park usage is lower.

“We apologise however for any inconvenience the works may cause.”