Deadline nears to find Lincolnshire’s green heroes

There are less than two weeks left to nominate the most environmentally friendly communities, schools and businesses for an annual, countywide award.

The Great British Spring Clean in Grantham.

Wind and rain did not stop The Great British Spring Clean in Grantham

Community groups, schools and businesses braved the wind and rain to tackle The Great British Spring Clean at the weekend.

South Kesteven District Council is looking for an apprentice to work in Wyndham Park in Grantham.

Council wants to employ apprentice to work in Grantham park

The district council has a vacancy for an apprentice to work in Wyndham Park in Grantham.

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Woodland Trust.  Photo: Woodland Trust Media library/V. Cheston

Woodland Trust offers tree packs in bid to fight disease threat

The Woodland Trust is offering free tree packs to people to help combat the threat of disease.

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Get your green bin in time for new season, urges SKDC

South Kesteven District Council is inviting households to take up its garden waste collection service.

Volunteers with Grantham Rivercare

Rubbish weighing in at 170kg collected by Grantham Rivercare volunteers

Thirteen volunteers braved the harsh wintry weather on Saturday to clean up a stretch of the River Witham.

A litter pick by members of Network Rail and Virgin Trains in 2016 to clean up the pedetrian tunnel near Grantham station.

Grantham urged to join national clean-up campaign

Residents in Grantham are being asked to help litter pick efforts across the district as part of a nationwide campaign called ‘The Great British Spring Clean’.

Councillor Nick Craft and Debbie Mewes of South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Deepings and Bourne urged to join the Great British Spring Clean

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being invited to clean up their area as part the Great British Spring Clean next month.

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Fridge freezer dumped in the River Witham, Grantham.

Call for witnesses after Grantham flytippers dump fridge freezer from bridge into River Witham

A call has been made for any witnesses to the dumping of a fridge freezer in the River Witham in a bid to stamp out flytipping in the area.

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Coun Nick Craft with Julie Ashworth, the new parks community engagement officer for Wyndham Park.

Julie to bring together community with Grantham’s Wyndham Park

A parks community engagement officer has been appointed at Grantham’s Wyndham Park, as it moves forward with its extensive redevelopment project.

Children playing in the River Witham in 1911 next to the location of Wyndham Park today. Photo courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council Heritage and Libraries

Photos and memories wanted for Grantham Wyndham Park exhibition

An appeal for photographs and memories of Wyndham Park from the past 92 years has been launched with a view to setting up an exhibition in the new visitors’ centre due to open in 2018.

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Christmas rush continues for Mid UK Recycling

A recycling company is still experiencing the Christmas rush as more materials than ever pass through its sites.

Lincolnshire County Council is launching a campaign to urge residents not to contaminate recycling bins with food waste.

County council calls on Grantham residents to keep recycling waste clean

Chilli, curry, chicken carcasses, custard and baked beans are top offenders in the county’s recycling bins.

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SKDC’s garden waste service attracts over 28,000 residents

South Kesteven District Council’s garden waste service has enjoyed a successful 2016 with more than 28,000 residents signing up to the scheme over the past 12 months.

Furniture dumped at Gorse Lane, Hungerton

Large pile of furniture dumped in lane near Grantham

An angry passer-by has posted a picture of a large pile of furniture dumped by a country lane near Grantham.

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Members of Grantham Rivercare retrieve a trolley from the River Witham.

Grantham volunteers fish 100kg of rubbish out of the Witham

Sixteen hardy Rivercare volunteers turned out on Saturday morning to clean up the River Witham in Grantham.

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Tory by-election candidate claims report suggesting options to close Grantham A&E does not correspond with what she has been told

The Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election claims she has been kept in the dark about a report revealing options that might see the closure of Grantham A&E department permanently.

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South Kesteven District Council.

Changes to waste collections in South Kesteven over Christmas period

Waste collections will take place a day later over the festive period in South Kesteven.

Debbie Wrightson, manager of Sainsbury's in Grantham, holds one of the important bricks which will be part of the restoration of lock 15 on Grantham Canal. She is pictured with Sainsbury's staff and canal volunteers. EMN-160727-195414001

Grantham store encourages businesses and schools to support Buy a Brick campaign

A store’s fund-raising for Grantham Canal has raised almost £5,000 so far.

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Grantham Journal letter: Collection dates are not clear

On Sunday I thought I would check on my next green bin collection day as it is the end of the season, though my annual calendar clearly stated that my area would have a green bin collection on November 30, 2016.

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