Council announces £900,000 blitz on South Kesteven ‘grot spots’

A major blitz on grotty streets has been announced by the district council at a cost of almost £900,000.

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Looking forward to the River Witham fund day are, from left to right, Marilyn Campbell, Wyndham Park volunteer; Fiona McKenna, Rivercare; John Knowles, Rivercare and Wyndham Park Forum; Darren Randall, Environment Agency; Julie Ashworth, SKDC Community Parks Engagement Officer; Matt Parr, Environment Agency; Elizabeth Bowskill, Wyndham Park Forum; Russ Critchley, Lincolnshire Rivers Trust.

Find out all about the River Witham at Grantham fun day

A river-based fun day will help educate park-goers on the habitat of the River Witham in Grantham – and the changes that will help it grow.

Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Cabinet Member for Environment, South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Reminder of green bin code for Deepings and Bourne

Families in the Deepings and Bourne are being reminded to put the right things in their green, garden waste bin.

Trees being chopped down in Wyndham Park.

Anger as trees are chopped down in Grantham’s Wyndham Park

A neighbour to Grantham’s Wyndham Park has reacted with horror at the idea that mature trees are being chopped down, questioning whether they are to make way for a planned new visitors centre.

Man Orchid at Ancaster

Rare plant in Ancaster is under threat

The village of Ancaster has the unique distinction of being home to not just one of the rarest flowers in the UK, but to two rare and exotic plant species.

Park life: Work will take place between the white bridge and Belton Lane bridge.

New features to help explore River Witham in Grantham park

A set of new features are set to transform a part of the River Witham running through Wyndham Park, creating a new, safe shallow area for park users to explore the river and its wildlife.

Working hard: Volunteers from the Grantham canal restoration society.

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Race against time to restore canal locks

Teams of local volunteers have been working around the clock to restore a set of locks and bring Grantham Canal back to life. Members from the Grantham Canal Society (GCS) have been working in partnership with the Canal and River Trust to restore locks 14 and 15 near Woolsthorpe, as part of a five-year project dubbed the ‘Woolsthorpe Flight,’ largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Grantham alley turned into a no-go area by dog mess

Irresponsible dog owners in North Parade, Grantham, are making residents’ lives a misery by leaving piles of dog mess outside their homes.

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A Grantham company was fined after these fire-damaged items were dumped near the Belton House estate.

Grantham company must pay almost £5,000 after fire-damaged items were fly-tipped near Belton House estate

A business has been billed almost £5,000 for allowing picturesque countryside to be blighted with fly-tipping.

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Change in South Witham quarry plans welcomed by Open Spaces Society

A conservation group has welcomed changes to quarry plans that mean a much-loved footpath will be saved.

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Grantham resident ordered to pay £220 after dumping household refuse next to public bin

A resident has been left with a £220 bill for dumping her household refuse at the side of a public waste bin.

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Grantham MP Nick Boles

Grantham MP Nick Boles backs litter strategy

Grantham MP Nick Boles has given his support to a new Government strategy which aims to crack down on littering and fly-tipping.

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Shirley Grayson at Mid-UK Recycling

Castle Bytham woman has purse returned after it is found in hundreds of tonnes of recycling waste

A Castle Bytham resident is thanking her lucky stars after her purse, along with its contents, was found among tonnes of recycling waste by an eagle-eyed employee at a recycling facility.

A picture of how the turbines at Fulbeck airfield might look if the plan were approved. Picture mocked up nby reVolt

Villagers’ joy as Fulbeck airfield wind turbine plan is rejected

Residents are celebrating after plans for 10 giant wind turbines on Fulbeck airfield were rejected.

Drivers are being asked to turn off their engines when waiting in traffic.

Drivers in South Kesteven asked to turn off engines to help improve air quality

Drivers are being asked to turn off their engines if they are likely to be waiting in traffic for more than a minute.

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Grantham Journal letters: Why can’t we get a grip on services?

Having visited both the North Hykeham and Mountain’s facilities at Caythorpe, I am surprised that we are going backwards with our waste disposal.

Wyndham Park swimming pool was featured in this film from the 1960s.

Cinema film emerges of Grantham’s Wyndham Park in the 1960s

A vintage film about Wyndham Park which was shown in cinemas in the 1960s has come to light.

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Dr David Bellamy leads the judging panel for this year's Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2017.  Photo by Paul Marsh.

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.

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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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