SKDC to switch to LED street lights

South Kesteven District Council is to replace its existing street light with LED lights as they wear out.

The trees at Pilton Photo: Lee Hellwing

Majestic trees set for the axe

The skyline of a picturesque Rutland village will lose two of its distinct landmarks after planning officers approved the felling of two giant cedar trees.


Canal upgrade after £10K grant

Oakham Canal, which runs between Oakham and Melton Mowbray, has benefitted from significant fishery and infrastructure improvements thanks to local business Mick George Ltd, which donated £10,705 to the cause.

Pothole on New Beacon Road.

Extra £3.4 million for Lincolnshire potholes

Lincolnshire will receive an extra £3.4 million from the government’s Pothole Action Fund to repair local roads.


Appeal set up to help Thurlby family who lost everything in blaze

Appeals have been set up to raise cash and clothes for a Thurlby family who lost all their possessions in a fire.

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Lincolnshire Police seek ‘snow heroes’

Lincolnshire Police and other groups that worked together during the recent snow events are seeking their ‘snow heroes.’

Wayne Gaines, bar manager at Grainstore Brewery Tap in Oakham

Trailblazing Oakham pub introduces eco-straws

An Oakham pub has ditched traditional plastic straws in favour of biodegradable alternatives in a bid to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill.

Greig Hewitt

South Kesteven council launches trade waste collection service

As part of its drive to create commercial services and generate an income, South Kesteven District Council has launched a trade waste collection service.

Thom Airs, Stamford

Helps for stranded in Lincolnshire snows

Lincolnshire Police, the County Council and others have come together to deliver a lifeline to cut-off rural communities.

SES head of grounds Bob  Carder and facilities manager Barry Hancock lend a helping hand

‘Beast from the East’ causes chaos across Mercury Country

The so-called Beast from the East arrived in the area this week bringing with it school closures and road accidents, including one that claimed three lives.

Lorry overturns on A1 between Grantham and Stamford, trapping driver

Lorry overturns on A1 between Grantham and Stamford, trapping driver

Wintry weather has brought further chaos on the roads today.

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Snow disrupts South Kesteven District Council recycling service

There will be no recycling bin collections in Stamford today (February 28) due to the snow.


Push for ‘double’ penalties at South Kesteven District Council

A team of five SKDC enforcement officers is to be set up, aiming to crack down on ‘enviro crime,’ as well as enforce parking rules.

Fish population in the River Glen, from Surfleet Seas End to West Pinchbeck, is good despite fears about illegal angling, according to The Environment Agency.  Photo by Tim Wilson.''SG170118-105TW.

Work to stop illegal fishing at South Holland river nets result

A new survey showing good fish numbers in the River Glen is proof that measures against illegal angling are working, it has been claimed.

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Coun Barry Dobson and village clean co-ordinator Laura Staines with a Big Clean Team in Thurlby, near Bourne.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

The Big Clean passes 160-tonne mark in two months

More than 160 tonnes of litter and weeds have been collected so far in a clean-up project that includes Bourne and Deepings.

Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Two ‘crime tourists’ have been convicted of hare coursing near Bourne.

Rutland Water'Photo: Lee Hellwing

Rutland Water retains green flag

Anglian Water’s Rutland Water has retained its Green Flag status as one of the best green spaces in the country.

Grantham railway tunnel has been reported as a 'grot spot'.

South Kesteven ‘grot spot’ reports reach 500 as part of Big Clean

The District Council is urging residents and businesses to continue reporting ‘grot spot’ areas as part of its Big Clean – despite being inundated with more than 500 suggestions already.

MacDonald's in Grantham is putting its support behind The Big Clean.

South Kesteven Big Clean attracts support from businesses

Businesses are showing their support for The Big Clean to help the district council raise the street standard across South Kesteven.

On the move - Environment Agency monitoring officer Emma Holden helps transfer native crayfish to a protected Ark Site, safe from the threat of invasive Signals

UK’s only native species of crayfish moved to new homes in bid to protect species

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

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