Willoughby Arms Quiz : 11/10/2016

Pub quiz poster (11-10-2016)

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Castle Bytham’s Midsummer Festival proceeds presented to good causes

Huge numbers of visitors from near and far enjoyed Castle Bytham’s Midsummer Festival in June and thousands of pounds was raised for good causes despite parking and entrance being free.

At a wine and nibbles event in Castle Bytham Village Hall on Tuesday, August 9, the outgoing chairman of the festival committee, Peter Hinton, presented cheques totalling £5,000 to eight community projects. This money was raised by the tombola, raffle, duck race and the profits of the sale of food and drink.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Bank Holiday bin collections : August 2016

Bank Holiday bin collections : August 2016

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Raise your concerns about crime at rural police panel meeting in Castle Bytham

A policing panel meeting will be held tonight (Tuesday, July 12) at the Castle Bytham Village Hall.

Hosted by the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing Team, the meeting starts at 6.30pm. This is an opportunity for people to attend and pass on their thoughts and concerns.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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New memorial unveiled near Antwerp remembers Castle Bytham pilot who was shot down in Lancaster over Belgium

Seventy-three years after a Lancaster bomber piloted by former Stamford School pupil Albert Victor Crawford was shot down over Belgium a memorial to those who lost their lives has been unveiled.

Flying Officer Crawford, known to friends and family as Victor, joined the RAF in 1941 and was soon posted to a cadet school in Arizona where he earned his wings. Victor, from Castle Bytham, chose to train as bomber, rather than fighter, pilot and joined 50 Squadron.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Time-lapse : Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair 2016

Time-lapse of the Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair 2016, street market being set-up on Pinfold Road. Filmed between 6:00am and 10:35am.

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BBC Leicester and Lincolnshire now on Freeview

BBC local radioThe following BBC Local Radio stations can now be found on Freeview/YouView. If you use the Waltham transmitter.

  • 720 – BBC Radio Nottingham
  • 721 – BBC Radio Leicester – added : 06/06/2016
  • 722 – BBC Radio Lincolnshire – added : 06/06/2016
  • 734 – BBC Radio Northampton – added : 06/06/2016
  • 735 – BBC Radio Derby – added : 06/06/2016

More information can be found @ www.a516digital.com/p/bbc-local-radio-on-freeview.html

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Temporary road closure: Castle Bytham : 19 June 2016

Reason for closure: Midsummer Fair & Street Market

Pinfold Road
St Martins Lane
Heathcote Road
Glen Road (Castlegate to Water Lane)

Period of closure: 8:00am to 5:00pm on 19/o6/2016

Alternative route: Local diversion routes & access arrangements will be signposted.

For more road closures in the area check out twitter.com/hashtag/lincsccroadclosures?f=tweets&vertical=default

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Lots going on at growing auction rooms in Little Bytham

An auctioneer who opened in Little Bytham just five months ago says the business is going from strength to strength.

Jessica Wall, set up J W Auctioneers & Valuers at the Stamford Auction Rooms, in Station Road Industrial Estate, in January.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Ludlam heads bunch sprint for third place at Castle Bytham

A trio of Witham Wheelers made the short journey to Castle Bytham to take part in the latest EMRRL series race promoted by Bourne Wheelers over five laps of a 10-mile circuit on Sunday.

In the soaring heat, the pace was high from the start, with many of the 60-strong field trying to get a breakaway going.

Read more from the Grantham Journal website.

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