Hope you are safe and well and looking forward to seeing you soon at the polling station if not before!
|Supporting Local business and community: So good to see local businesses and organisations reawakening with great local produce, flowers and services. Thank you.|
Elections – Thursday 6th May 7am-10pm
Less than a week to go! Please vote.
We have good Lincolnshire Independents standing for you in Lincolnshire and over 60 Independents altogether, so we might be taking back control of our local councils! Candidates are on this website under “Your Independents”.
You can vote in person. You can take your postal vote into the polling station and hand it to the returning officer. If you need someone to vote on your behalf, you can get a proxy form off the web, completed and back to Council before 5pm on election day. (elections@n_kesteven.gov.uk)
Lockdown is lifting
A High Court decided this week that a change in the law is needed to allow Councils to continue to meet on line, and the Government declined to do that. Nor can we meet in person under covid regulations. We are campaigning for online to be allowed.
The NHS and volunteers have been doing a wonderful job getting millions of people vaccinated, and aiming to complete all by the end of July. People aged 40 are being called this week. Details here.
Free rapid lateral flow tests
You can get free lateral flow tests for use at home from the pharmacy or PCR tests at a rapid testing site in Lincolnshire see here. Over 35,000 people have used our community testing sites with just 1.1% (391people) positive. Covid levels have dropped further nationally to less than 0.5% at most.
is opening up a little, which will be a great relief for those with family members stuck abroad. India remains in a desperate situation. Details are here. Global Travel Taskforce
As you can imagine, I have been flat out on highways with some good success and more to go. I have reviewed details of the almost 2,000 repairs done in my Division alone over the past year. We have had one of the highest spends in the County, and it’s no less than we needed.
Emergency repairs are only temporary, to make the road safe. Proper pothole repairs and resurfacing are needed. On smaller roads the repair time is still too long; up to 80 days under the contract. We previously ran a campaign and is was reduced, but not enough, and I am working on this. I have useful discussion with Highways, based on our list of priorities. We are seeing some progress on a good number of our priorities now and in the next two months.
Thank you for your support. It is clear we need to keep up the good work!
Good to see rural roads now resurfaced; Navenby Lowfields, A607 Wellingore, Heath Roads – more on the programme, including Green Man Road and the Pottergate, and more of our village roads.
Local shops who deliver
East Midlands Dairy 01636 614760
Oldlings meat etc. 01522 810228
Nick Streeter’s fish etc. 01400 272547
Grocery Paul Barton 07970 115351
The Old Forge, Brant Broughton 07958 189650
Greens, Bassingham 01522 788200
Welbourn Post Office and Stores 01400 272242
Leadenham Farm Shop 01400 273988
The Tempest, Coleby 01522 810258
The Bell, Coleby 01522 813778
Thorold Arms, Harmston 07971 029 534 re-opening soon
The Bugle Horn, Bassingham 01522 789773
The Five Bells, Bassingham 01522 788269
Generous Briton Brant Broughton Tues-Sat 01400 272119
Akash Indian Takeaway 01522 811126 Navenby
Navenby Chinese Takeaway 01522 810773
Andy’s Fish and Chips Van Bassingham Tues, Skellingthorpe Wed, Caythorpe Thurs 5-8pm
Hot lunches for senior citizens 01522 404025 Bassingham, £5 for two courses. Book by Sunday 5pm
Primary hot lunches Thurs and Sat 01522 788488
Age UK will deliver 21 small single person meals for £20, plus £7 delivery 03455 564 144
Hollynelstropcatering@gmail.com – weekly meal boxes
Covid support Groups
A huge thank you to our local volunteers
Amazing work done by willing volunteers delivering food, medicines and offering neighbourly support.
- Aubourn and Haddington Luke Warwick 07765 900099 Hayley 07928 032 866
- Bassingham Support Group 01522 404025
- Beckingham Covid Group Philip Wells 07930 990 950
- Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe The Old Forge Village Shop delivers locally free. 01400 273796, 07958 189650 9.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, Sun 10-4pm, Mon am.
- Carlton Le Moorland, Norton Disney and Stapleford Nicola Smith 01522 404024 120 volunteers contact@CleMsupport.co.uk
- Coleby Parish Council Sue 01522 810509
- Rector Christine Chris Goldsmith 01400 679081 07494870701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Welbourn Volunteers Alison 07 377 219 268
- Witham St Hughs Jason Snape on 07894 872 533
- Graffoe Parish Rector Michelle Godbold 01522 426723
with many volunteers, including daily phone calls.
Like me, you may like to become a dementia friend or champion and add support. Being confused and alone or in lockdown, dementia is a tough call. Let’s keep our communities friendly and safe for all.
|Take part in our Sunflower seed campaign, brightening our villages. Call me. 07920 235 364
Community nuturing project, good for wildlife, and good for our spirits. Almost everyone has had their sunflower seeds, just a few to go. I’m looking forward to a great show later in the year.
First Aid Course online
St John Ambulance <email@example.com
Parish Offices for local support and information
Navenby Venue Tuesday to Friday 10-noon
Witham Office at Bassingham in the Hammond Hall,
LN5 9HQ 01522 789758 Open Mon, Wed, Thurs 9-1pm
Local Police Statistics https://www.police.uk/
Access to Wellbeing Services and Care
Covid Helpline continues 01522 782189
The Carers service 01522 782224
Support for Adult care is available 01522 782155
Supporting People 01522 782140 www.wellbeinglincs.org
Umbrellas events supporting all ages with additional needs and their families firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental health www.connecttosupport.org
Bereavement Helpline St Barnabus 0300 303 1897
Befriending Service Lincolnshire YMCA 01529 301965
www.citizensadvice.org.uk 0800 1448444 free 8am-6pm
Www.graffoechurches.co.uk with Michelle Godbold
Christine Goldsmith email@example.com
Reverend Dee Freeman 01522 788383 www.withamsidechurches.org.uk
Navenby Methodist Church 01522 685226 http://lincolnmethodist.org.uk/circuit-services-weekly-live-stream/ David.firstname.lastname@example.org
420 Lincolnshire Village halls are registered here. www.lincscommunitybuildings.org.uk
Useful Advice for Charities
To protect a house or business against flooding
email@example.com Twitter #lincscc roads
www.teamlincolnshire.com do monthly webinars
Sleaford Community Larder at the Newlife Centre
Help save lives and keep countryside clean
Report Potholes 01522 782070
Or use “Fix my street” on line – works well.
Report Litter 01529 414155
Report illegal parking 01522 511142 or
Adult Concern 01522 782151
Police: Sgt Ken Whyte, plus PCSO’s 101 or www.police.uk
Highways, Transport and Travel
Good newsletter from firstname.lastname@example.org
Roadworks www.one.network lincolnshire roadworks.org
Call Connect 8.30am – 7pm Weekdays and to 5pm Saturdays 0345 234 33 44 or 01522 553143 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/callconnect/35955.article
Dial a ride 01522 544983 Disabled door to door
Facebook Hykeham town rural NPT T @hykeham NPT
Buses www.lincsbus.info or Traveline 0871 200 22 33
Mobile Library 01522 782010 or www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Planning on line
See and comment on applications to get your voice heard. Search “planning on line north Kesteven”
Local Plan www.central-lincs.org.uk 01529 308084
www.facebook.com/groups/455116074527966/ Navenby and Wellingore business parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Welbourn, Leadenham and Coleby are on the LCC site E.g. https://leadenham.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Branston www .tucann.co.uk/the-sheepwash-times Branston Library 01522 880426
County Events- Good web page here
Search Lincolnshire County Council out and about or use
www.lincolnshire.gov.uk search on “county news”
Wheelchair loan: No Name Lodge Geoff Nelson 788213
Young People Grants Carlton Le Moorland 07943760155
Thank you all for doing such a great job through covid.
Best Wishes from your local Lincolnshire Independent Councillor,
Marianne Overton MBE
Thank you for your support.