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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.

Environment
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.

Transport
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.

Lifestyle
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).

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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.

Environment
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.

Crime
News

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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NKDC waste collection trucks at their Lincoln Road depot in Metheringham. EMN-170721-171611001

Council to begin charging schools and care homes in North Kesteven for waste collection

North Kesteven District Council’s Executive Board has approved changes to its policy relating to charges for waste collections.

Environment
Rubbish-strewn River Slea set to be cleaned up on Sunday EMN-170721-135531001

Town Council and volunteers to clean up River Slea after litter complaints

After complaints about the amount of rubbish being thrown into the River Slea in town potentially harming wildlife, the Town Council and volunteers are taking action.

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

Sleaford’s revamped skatepark to be officially opened by Mayor

Sleaford’s revamped skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground will be officially opened next month.

Environment
The scales of justice

Scrap metal collectors caught in Billinghay fined for not having right papers

Two scrap metal collectors caught operating in Billinghay without the correct paperwork have been fined at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

Crime
Environment Agency officer.

Threatened native species finds safety in Lincolnshire

Efforts to protect the UK’s only native species of crayfish have seen almost 600 specimens moved to protected new homes in Lincolnshire.

News
Metheringham parish council representatives excited to see work on the revamped playing field nearing completion. From left - Coun Sally Wilson (chairman), Sharon Stafford (clerk), Lee Evans (assistant clerk) and Nick Byatt (vice-chairman). EMN-170707-152957001

Refurbished Metheringham play area to be ready for holidays

Work on a £60,000 project to upgrade a village playing field should be completed in time for the school summer break

Politics
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Motorcycle club to meet in park

Sleaford Town Councillors have agreed in principle to allow the lease holders of the food kiosk on Boston Road recreation ground to host a biker night on one Wednesday evening a month for a local club to meet.

Environment
Mid Uk Recycling of Caythorpe and Barkston Heath has secured a new contract to handle green waste. EMN-170713-152425001

Caythorpe company bags three-year council green waste contract

A Caythorpe-based waste management firm has been awarded a renewed three-year contract to process 6,000 tonnes of green waste a year of Rutland County Council.

News
Gary the grass snake being released from the netting at Quarrington Vets

Garry the snake ‘adder’ terrible ordeal tangled up in netting

Staff at Quarrington Vets are used to treating slippery customers and exotic pets - but this harmless native snake named ‘Garry’ was a surprise patient.

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Refurbished play park at Anwick Community Centre, officially opened by Cllr Julia Harrison. L-R Julia Harrison with her dog Roman, Dianne Gardiner - parish councillor, Terry Curtis - chairman of parish council, Nigel Hunt - sponsor, Elaine Hammett - parich councillor, Lorraine Curtis - parish councillor, Sally Hunt and Jeanne Flanagan - clerk to parish council. EMN-170407-125554001

Village play park refurbishments unveiled

A refurbished village play area and field has been officially opened.

Lifestyle
Heckington. EMN-170307-200655001

Householder rights to change following Heckington consultation

Changes are being introduced into the way certain applications are considered for houses within conservation areas in a village near Sleaford.

Environment
The team at the base of Ben Nevis... From left with guide, Amelia, Keeley, Bridget, Pippa, Harriet, Charlotte and Jem.

Mountain climb for good causes

A Sleaford woman and her work colleagues claimed Ben Nevis and have smashed their target, raising more than £4,000 in aid of a dementia charity.

News
Biogas plant changes draw objections from the town council

Biogas plant changes draw objections from the town council

Councillors have expressed their objections to a bid to amend restrictions on what is used to generate biogas in an anaerobic digester plant on the outskirts of Sleaford.

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