Environment

Environment

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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Roadworks.

Road works by Anglian water on Grantham Road in Sleaford due to be completed tomorrow (Thursday), say officials

Roadworks that have been causing major congestion on a main road in to Sleaford are due to be completed tomorrow, according to officials.

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Environment Agency

Sleaford man cautioned for letting pike loose in river

A man from Sleaford who illegally moved fish has been given a formal caution by the Environment Agency.

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SustainNK EMN-161122-135308001

Don’t miss out on funding for environmental projects

Time is running out to apply for cash to help get a project that would benefit the environment off the ground.

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Left Seth Parrott, Jack Dawson and Martin Crosthwaite, assistant branch manager at Turnbull Building and Plumbing Supplies EMN-161011-160715001

Student action group helps to protect bird population

A business is assisting a school environmental group in making boxes to house Sleaford’s bird population.

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Coun Richard Wright.

Up to £500 for green projects

This is your chance to win up to £500 for a project to help the environment.

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The fly tipped rubbish dumped on the Drove. EMN-160411-104613001

Fly tippers dumping on The Drove in Sleaford

Fly tippers have been at it again spoiling a secluded spot on the outskirts of Sleaford.

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Andrew Pearce sits at the crater rim of the Virunga mountain range EMN-161027-155932001

Volcano scaled for good cause

An adventurous Fulbeck fundraiser has completed his latest daring charity drive – by climbing an active volcano.

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Scene from Global Sleaford's 'Global Supper' event. Pictured (from left) Nick Thorley, regional coordinator for Christian Aid, Les Parker, of Global Sleaford, Stephen Phillips, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Victor Mughogho, Christian Aid partner in Malawi, and Geoff Stratford, climate campaigner. Picture: Pete Banks

‘Speaking up’ for the planet

An environmental group in Sleaford backed a national campaign to raise awareness of climate change with a ‘Global Supper’ in the town.

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Speak up Week of Action on Climate Change. EMN-161013-143603001

Global supper event to speak up on climate change

A special supper event is being held tomorrow evening (Friday) aimed at raising awareness about the issue of global warming.

Environment
Sleaford In Bloom chairman Ada Trethewey (centre) with award winners. EMN-160927-112244001

Silver gilt
for Sleaford in Bloom

Sleaford has retained its Silver Gilt Award status in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom Awards.

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Sheets of asbestos dumped near Cranwell, highlighted by Coun Steve Clegg. EMN-160810-172451001

Concerns over fly-tipping

A North Kesteven District Councillor is calling for vigilance to stop fly-tippers ruining countryside.

Business
NKDC offices, Sleaford.

District council to fine fly tippers £400 a time under new powers

Another tool in the fight against fly-tipping has been added to North Kesteven District Council’s armoury.

Politics
Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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MP Matt Warman hosts meeting in the Commons.

Lincolnshire flood risk and water management plan unveiled in House of Commons today

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership launches its Water Management Plan at the House of Commons today with support from county MPs and DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Environment
Just one of the dead fish seen floating in the River Slea at the weekend. EMN-160509-173324001

Dead fish in river ‘natural’

The Environmment Agency has been contacted by concerned Sleaford residents who have reported seeing up to a dozen dead trout and a handful of dead ducklings on a stretch of the River Slea through town.

Environment
Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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