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Firefighters reponses tested in fire exercises

A Sleaford company has teamed up with firefighters and representatives from Lincolnshire agencies to take part in mock fire exercise dealing with waste fires.

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The agreed design for the skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground.

Work starting on town’s skate park upgrade

Expansion and refurbishment work is set to start on Sleaford’s skate park, the town council has announced.

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TV presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall. (160943-6596) EMN-170602-161243001

TV star says it’s time to tidy up your local area

A campaign to get half a million people out cleaning up local communities in March is being supported by North Kesteven District Council.

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The agreed design for the skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170802-122303001

Work set to start on town skate park expansion

Expansion and refurbishment work is set to start on Sleaford’s skate park, the Town Council has announced.

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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust receives £50,000 contribution amidst pollution allegations

Integrated Waste Management (IWM) has agreed to pay £50,000 to the Horncastle-based ‘Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’ following allegations of pollution in Winteringham.

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The Orchards park residents with Tim Wells (centre, rear) and the bird boxes which will soon be home to spring chicks. EMN-170124-122926001

Park gets gold award from David Bellamy

Botanist David Bellamy has saluted the ‘amazing achievements’ of residents at The Orchards retirement park in Ruskington, and its family owners.

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Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB is asking people in our county to watch and count their garden birds this weekend for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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A hellish scene as the aerial platform sprays the blazing bales at Barkston Heath near Ancaster back in 2015. Photo: Phillip Grimes EMN-170124-174834001

Recycling firm assists emergency services with fire exercise

A recycling company based near Sleaford will be hosting a fire training exercise at two of its sites next week to test the responses and processes of dealing with a major fire at its plants.

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At the official opening of new tenant Vince King's flat on Welchman Way, Heckington with (from left) - Deputy Leader of NKDC Coun Mike Gallagher, Coun Stewart Ogden - NKDC Executive Board Member for Housing, Phil Roberts - NKDC Corporate Director, Vince King and David Chambers - chairman of constructors Lindum Group. EMN-170117-141121001

Newly built hyper energy-efficient council houses unveiled in North Kesteven

New tenants near Sleaford are preparing to reap the benefits of living in Lincolnshire’s first highly energy-efficient ‘Passivhaus’ council homes.

Business
Bowls news.

Solar power bowls club?

A green energy company has made initial enquiries to North Kesteven District Council about whether it would be allowed to install solar panels on the roof of Sleaford Indoor Bowls Club.

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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.

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Heckington Windmill. EMN-150304-100807001

Last chance to comment on conservation area changes

It is the last chance for residents in Heckington to take part in a consultation which could change how householders can make home improvements in the village’s conservation areas.

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Contractors work through the night to repair burst water pipe on A153 at Sleaford

Contractors work through the night to repair burst water pipe on A153 at Sleaford

Anglian Water is hoping to have repairs to a burst water pipe on a main road into Sleaford completed by the end of the day.

Transport
Anglian Water news.

Burst water main on A153 East Road in Sleaford

Traffic is likely to be disrupted this evening due to road works to repair a burst water main at the junction of the A153 and the A17 slip road outside Sleaford Rugby Club.

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North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council are launching a campaign to urge residents not to contaminate recycling bins with food waste - costing tax payers money in fees. EMN-161219-131433001

Recycling: if in doubt, leave it out

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

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NKDC chairman Coun John Money and Refuse Supervisor Glen Mortimer. EMN-161212-160418001

Chairman to do a round on the bins for charity

North Kesteven District Council chairman John Money is to put his back into post-Christmas bin collections in a bid to raise thousands for a much-needed care charity.

Politics
John Prescott. EMN-160712-104900001

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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Heckington Windmill. EMN-150304-100807001

New policy will preserve character of village area

Heckington residents are being encouraged to take part in a consultation which could alter planning applications in village conservation areas.

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Dustbin collection dates will differ over Christmas and New Year in North and South Kesteven. EMN-160212-140705001

Bin collection days to differ over Christmas and New Year period in North and South Kesteven

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

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Court News.

Fly tipping failure leads to court charges

A Brant Broughton man has been fined for fly tipping charges after he refused to give up information about the alleged culprits claiming he felt ‘threatened’.

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