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Grantham Journal column: Dogma is letting our children down

Grantham Journal column: Dogma is letting our children down

Benjamin Franklin famously said that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest” and here in Grantham we are fortunate to have some of the best schools in the region. However, all is not entirely right in the local education landscape as religious dogma is letting down Grantham children. Lincolnshire County Council is committed to working with schools and academies to champion the needs of children and young people and we work hard to safeguard and promote their best interests. The rise in the number of Multi-Academy Trusts, who are now in receipt of a very significant level of funding from the public purse and who are responsible for the standard of education in their schools, makes fulfilling this role very complex.


Grantham Journal column: We are the first district in the county to trial food waste service

Grantham Journal column: We are the first district in the county to trial food waste service

I’m delighted to say that South Kesteven will soon be the first district in the county to trial a food waste collection service.


Grantham Journal column: I urged Prime Minister to attack Syria

Grantham Journal column: I urged Prime Minister to attack Syria

The international ban on the use of chemical and biological weapons is one of very few international agreements that has a real and positive impact on the everyday lives of the British people.


Grantham Journal column: What Brexit is about

Grantham Journal column: What Brexit is about

Hello, Grace, here again with your monthly article. In this column we will be discussing a matter that a lot of you probably will have heard about recently, and that is… Brexit. Now you may be wondering what is Brexit? But by the time you have finished reading this text I hope things are clearer.


Grantham Journal column: Growth and progress

Grantham Journal column: Growth and progress

Traffic congestion on the A607 Manthorpe Road last week caused long delays, some days extending as far back as the village of Belton. Having attended the launch of the SKDC Gravity Fields Festival last Thursday, the traffic was at a standstill going into town, so being pushed for time I had to make the decision to travel via Belton village across Five Gates and through Harrowby to get into town only to be held up by traffic negotiating the potholes on New Beacon Road.


Grantham Journal column: Potholes and roads are a top priority

Grantham Journal column: Potholes and roads are a top priority

There’s no doubt about it – this has been one of the harshest winters in recent years.

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