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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

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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New online reporting tool allows users to drop a pin on a map to report a 'grot spot'.

Drop a pin on map tool to report Grantham ‘grot spots’

A new online tool allowing people to report ‘grot spots’ launches today (Friday) as part of the ‘Big Clean’, a major street cleaning programme announced last week by South Kesteven District Council.

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Ready for South Kesteven District Council's Big Clean are, from left, Leader of the Council Matthew Lee, Sandy Gray, Cabinet Member for the Environment Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Rob King and Deputy Council Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Sign up for the Big Clean in Bourne and the Deepings

People from Bourne and the Deepings can take part in a new street cleaning programme launched by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC).

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Ready for the Big Clean are, from left, Leader of the Council Coun Matthew Lee, Sandy Gray, Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Rob King and Deputy Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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