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Bottesford garden bench project given boost by £10,000 Lottery grant

A group in Bottesford is 
tackling social isolation and loneliness with the help of a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Volunteer Jenny Crow with Coun Dr Peter Moseley in Irnham.

‘Big Clean’: Villagers out in force to do their bit

Volunteers have been out in force in recent days to help South Kesteven District Council’s ‘Big Clean’ teams raise the street standard across villages.

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Big Clean: Couns Jacky Smith and Ray Wootten join volunteers.

‘Big Clean’: Over 100 tonnes of litter and weeds cleared in first month

The ‘Big Clean’ has cleared around 113 tonnes of litter and weeds from across South Kesteven’s streets in its first month of operations, says the district council.

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Downtown is supporting the 'Big Clean'. Pictured, from left, are - Marcus Meadows, Coun Peter Moseley, Richard Broadhead and Steve Goulder.

Grantham’s Downtown team joins the ‘Big Clean’

Big name businesses are continuing to join South Kesteven District Council’s ‘Big Clean’ programme.

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Rivercare volunteers

Shame river through Grantham is used ‘as dumping ground’

Eighteen Rivercare volunteers turned out on Saturday to clean up the River Witham.

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Coun Adam Stokes, Coun Peter Moseley, Coun Jacky Smith, Ian Hutchison and Ricky Emerson.

‘Big Clean’ gets under way in Grantham

The ‘Big Clean’ launched on Wednesday in a bid to bring Grantham’s streets up to a higher standard of cleanliness.

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Some of the Journal team. Pictured, from left, are - chief reporter Graham Newton, reporter Tracey Davies, media sales consultant Leanne Soutar and customer service executive Toni Clark.

‘Big Clean’ is big hit with Grantham businesses keen to support SKDC campaign

The ‘Big Clean’ continues to be a big hit with Grantham area businesses wishing to support South Kesteven District’s Council’s campaign to raise the standard of the district’s streets.

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Glendale's Dale Marriott, Coun Dr Peter Moseley and SKDC's Project Manager Steve Frisby welcome apprentice Adam Walker.

Grantham park given its first dedicated apprentice

Grantham’s multi award-winning Wyndham Park has appointed its first dedicated horticultural apprentice.

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Members of the National Citizens Service help clean up the River Witham.

Grantham teenagers collect eight bags full of rubbish from River Witham

A group of teenagers took part in a clean-up of the River Witham last week.

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Grantham railway tunnel has been reported as a 'grot spot'.

South Kesteven ‘grot spot’ reports reach 500 as part of Big Clean

The District Council is urging residents and businesses to continue reporting ‘grot spot’ areas as part of its Big Clean – despite being inundated with more than 500 suggestions already.

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Wyndham Park, Grantham.

Grantham Wyndham Park survey lets public have its say on progress

People are being invited to have their say on Grantham’s Wyndham Park with a dedicated survey to gauge views on its progress in recent years.

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Ancaster recycling company admits breaches

Ancaster recycling company admits breaches

A recycling company today admitted breach of environmental regulations when it appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

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Graffiti along Riverside Walk, Grantham.

Grantham councillor has security concerns for Big Clean project

Concerns over security surrounding the district council’s Big Clean project have been raised.

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MacDonald's in Grantham is putting its support behind The Big Clean.

South Kesteven Big Clean attracts support from businesses

Businesses are showing their support for The Big Clean to help the district council raise the street standard across South Kesteven.

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Wyndham Park achieves Green Flag status for the sixth year running.

Sixth Green Flag Award for Wyndham Park in Grantham

Grantham’s Wyndham Park has received its sixth Green Flag Award, proving it to be one of the very best in the country.

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On the move - Environment Agency monitoring officer Emma Holden helps transfer native crayfish to a protected Ark Site, safe from the threat of invasive Signals

UK’s only native species of crayfish moved to new homes in bid to protect species

Efforts to protect the UK’s only native species of crayfish have seen almost 600 specimens moved to protected new homes in the area.

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Mid UK Recycling

Colsterworth recycling company awarded contract to process 6,000 tonnes of green waste from Rutland

Waste management firm Mid UK Recycling has been awarded a renewed three-year contract to process 6000 tonnes a year of Rutland County Council’s green waste.

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Sir David Attenborough launches the Big Butterfly Count 2015, at London Wetland Centre, on 17 July 2015. Photo: Helen Atkinson/yellowsnapper.com

Lincolnshire residents asked to count butterflies as species suffer decline

TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.

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Fake cigarettes seized by Lincolnshire Trading Standards

Cigarettes and alcohol to be turned into electricity in Lincolnshire

More than 152,000 cigarettes and tonnes of illegal alcohol seized during raids in Lincolnshire will today be turned into electricity.

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A chair has been dumped in the River Witham near Bridge End Road.

Pinpoint Grantham ‘grot spots’ on the map ready for blitz on grime

Members of the public are already pinpointing ‘grot spots’ throughout the district as part of the Big Clean project.

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