Recycling expansion provides jobs boost

One of the district’s biggest employers is excited about its continued expansion in the recycling industry which has led to skilled jobs created in the design and engineering sector.

Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham. EMN-170108-122250001

Sleaford MP joins Government committee on farming and rural affairs

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson has joined a new look Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons.

Weather warning

‘Storm Aileen’ threatens Lincolnshire with 75mph winds

The Met Office has issued an amber ‘severe weather warning’ for Lincolnshire tonight and tomorrow morning (Tuesday/Wednesday).

Pictured is Glyn Pout, the parish council chairman, at the opening ceremony. EMN-170828-113546001

New play area is opened

A new play area officially opened at North Kyme Village Hall earlier this month.

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Sleaford renewable energy plant refinanced in £150m deal

A £150 million refinancing deal has been closed to secure the future of a straw-burning renewable energy plant in Sleaford.

Official opening of Sleaford Skate Park. L-R Henry Goodland 9, James Goodland 7, Stephanie Goodland, Lauren Nemeksas 9, Luke Nemeksas 5 and Heather Nemeksas. EMN-170814-140242001

New look skate park for town relaunched

A £125,000, bigger, better skate park for Sleaford was unveiled on Saturday.

Frampton Marsh. Picture by Chris Andrews.

COLUMN: Seal the deal with a nature cruise

Have you seen a seal? They really are one of our most engaging animals, with their big brown eyes and sometimes almost human mannerisms.

Mareham Pastures Bioblitz with experts from Lincolnshire Naturalists Union, Friends of Mareham Pastures and LCC wildlife recording session looking for plants, insects, birds and mammals.

New species for Lincolnshire found at ‘BioBlitz’ wildlife event

Nature conservation teams joined members of the public on Saturday to record wildlife species at Mareham Pastures.


Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

Joseph, Paul and Dave pictured during the 3 Peaks Challenge in Yorkshire

Three generations of the same family conquer three mountains

Three generations of a Sleaford family have overcome treacherous weather conditions to conquer three mountains.

Heckington playing field steward Dave Couzens tries the leg press on the new outdoor gym equipment. EMN-170108-104217001

Lottery cash pays for outdoor gym

A village playing field has received nearly £10,000 from the National Lottery fund to install outdoor gym equipment to help boost residents’ fitness levels.

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Ruskington householder is fined for flouting flytipping laws

Residents are being reminded to only allow licensed waste carriers to remove waste from their property, after a householder was finded when her rubbish was found fly-tipped in the district.

Dunston Beck viewed from the air. EMN-170720-160350001

River project’s £50,000 award

A Sleaford area village will be better protected from flooding thanks to a new £137,000 natural flood scheme.

Mareham Pastures car park to be closed at nights. EMN-170726-111157001

Nature reserve car park in Sleaford to be locked after vandalism

The car park of a Sleaford local nature reserve is to be barred at nights after a series of acts of vandalism and antisocial behaviour.

A temporary footbridge has been erected at Sleaford railway station for passengers during refurbishments works, but the district council has received complaints about noisy night time work by Network Rail engineers. EMN-170726-174622001

Council receives complaints about noisy workers disturbing neighbours overnight during Sleaford railway station refurbishment

Slumbering Sleaford residents were treated to a rude awakening overnight by noisy engineers working on refurbishing the pedestrian footbridge at the railway station.

The design for the new look skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170720-103828001

Official opening of Sleaford skate park

The refurbished and expanded skate park at Boston Road Recreation Ground in Sleaford, will be officially opened by the Mayor, Coun Jan Mathieson, on Saturday August 12.

Pupils from St George's who took part in cake sale in aid of the River Slea. EMN-170725-140727001

Teenage NCS volunteers from Sleaford help renovate school garden area

Teams of teenagers from Sleaford schools have been busy taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS).

The River Clean up team in action removing a dumped bike near the Sleaford Leisure Centre. EMN-170725-130018001

Volunteers give the River Slea a clean-up

Volunteers with the Sleaford River Clean Team were hard at work on Sunday decluttering one of the town’s most attractive assets.

Managing Director of Mid UK Recycling, Chris Mountain, with a heap of shredded textiles destined for recycling as fuel. EMN-170724-154804001

Recycling company admits environmental regulation breaches at Barkston Heath site

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


Lincolnshire roadside verges project nets national award

A trial exploring whether grass cuttings from roadside verges can be used to create clean energy has been named research project of the year at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards.

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