Environment

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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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Mid-UK Recycling

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.

Environment
Roadworks.

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.

Business
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.

Environment
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.

Politics
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’.

Environment
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.

Transport
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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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.

Environment
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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