Riverside looking in good shape for winter

The volunteers from Sleaford in Bloom were out last week making a start on planting the tubs near the River Slea, along the Rauceby Banks path.

Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

Environment Agency

Concern for fish after River Slea dries up

Environment Agency officers have descended on the River Slea due to concerns for wildlife after the water level dropped dramatically.

The dumped bags found by Sleaford police. EMN-170111-165800001

Police appeal for witnesses after bags dumped in layby in village near Sleaford

Sleaford neighbourhood policing team are appealing for witnesses to who may have dumped a large quantity of bags in a layby.

Company directors Matt and Kate Cook with their Nissan Leaf charging up at Butlers. EMN-170111-095747001

Sleaford firm installs first public charging point for electric cars in the district

A firm in Sleaford has become the first in North Kesteven to install a charging point for the public to plug in their electric cars.

The completed riverside mosaic and bench on Rauceby Banks. EMN-170210-171319001

Mosaic seating area set to be officially opened on Sleaford river bank

A seating area has been enhanced alongside the River Slea, near Westgate in town.

Environment Agency

Plans to hand over management of watercourses on fenland

A pilot project designed to give local organisations and communities more say over management of local watercourses is inviting people to comment on plans for the South Forty Foot catchment this month.

Court news.

Sleaford area garage boss ordered to pay over £4,000 for failing to provide correct waste documents

Business owners are being reminded that they need to have legal documents for waste transfer avilable for inspection after a garage boss was caught out by council officials.

Wind farm (stock image)

Deadline is approaching to apply for funding from wind farm project

The deadline for community groups to apply for a grant is fast approaching.

The sports hall at St George's Academy.

Sleaford school vies for slice of £300k for sports hall lighting

A school in Sleaford is in the running for a share of £300,000 to fund eco-friendly improvements on its grounds – but will need the public’s help first if it is to receive the sum.

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Volunteers invited to take part in River Slea clean up for World Rivers Day

Sleaford RiverCare are joining in the celebrations for World Rivers Day.

Mid UK managing director Chris Mountain shows MP Caroline Johnson around the newly kitted out engineering workshops. EMN-171109-182113001

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.

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