Agencies to reveal future plans for the River Slea

An event is being staged by Andrew Greenwood of Sleaford Rivercare river clean up group to offer people the chance to discover more about the waterway that runs through our town.

Time to tidy up North Kesteven. EMN-180802-094913001

Join in the Great British Spring Clean and tidy up North Kesteven

North Kesteven District Council is backing this year’s Great British Spring clean initiative and helping residents to get involved by providing the necessary tools to do so.

MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Dr Caroline Johnson. EMN-180702-170446001

Sleaford MP backs litter law change

Sleaford’s MP, Dr Caroline Johnson, has been backing a new law to crack down on owners of vehicles seen littering streets.

Hitching a ride. Female toads carry the males piggyback style to the breeding ponds. EMN-180131-121040001

Willing wildlife volunteers are wanted to help protect annual migration web-footed lovers near Sleaford

A group of conservation-minded locals each year take turns to patrol a stretch of a country just south of Sleaford making sure amorous toads get across safely on their annual migration to mate and spawn.


Have your say on proposals to ‘de-main’ sections of rivers in the Sleaford area

Proposals to give communities and local organisations more say in the ways in which rivers are managed and maintained have gone out to consultation.


Major offshore wind farm project seeking local Lincolnshire contractors

Triton Knoll, the major offshore windfarm development planned for 20 miles off the east coast of Lincolnshire, is hunting for Lincolnshire based businesses to help them build and construct their wind farm, due to start this summer.

Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

The collection of syringes found in Sleaford Wood in the last year. EMN-180501-151144001

Clean up team find syringes in Sleaford woods

Clean-up teams have found picturesque woodland on the outskirts of Sleaford is being used as a drug den.

A joint action plan is being formed to tackle Sleaford's neglected areas. EMN-180901-134608001

Action plan being formed to tidy up town ‘grot’ spots

Representatives of the various local councils responsible for Sleaford will meet again this month to update on progress of a project known as Pride in Sleaford.


What to do with your real Christmas trees after the festive season

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft for another year and all the festive cards are taken down, Lincolnshire residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree.

Ho, ho, ho - a Christmas message from Jamie Elvidge,  Dive Officer at Skegness Aquarium. ANL-170812-164308001

Creature comforts at Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

Can you recycle your Christmas wrapping paper?

Expert advice on Christmas waste

As Christmas Day approaches, it’s important to know how to deal with the heap of Christmas waste families will be left with come the New Year.

Lincolnshire County Council's campaign this Christmas to avoid recycling failures. EMN-171222-135705001

Lincolnshire residents asked not to contaminate Christmas recycling

Lincolnshire’s Waste Partnership is asking county residents to take extra care with recycling over Christmas.

North Kesteven District Council takes out injunction to stop travellers camping without permission on site and leaving litter, fly tipping and human waste!

North Kesteven District Council takes out injunction to stop travellers camping without permission on site and leaving litter, fly tipping and human waste!

North Kesteven District Council has taken legal action to stop travellers using land at two locations in the district following a number of unauthorised encampments.

Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

household recycling

Calls to recycle right this Christmas

Lincolnshire’s Waste Partnership is asking county residents to take extra care with recycling over the Christmas period to ensure it is not contaminated.

Anglian Water

Burst pipe in Heckington leaves surrounding villages with low water pressure

A burst water pipe in a village near Sleaford affected properties in several surrounding communities as well.

Sleaford In Bloom volunteers get busy planting bulbs beside the River Slea. EMN-171123-162516001

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.

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