Enjoying woodland crafts

Children – and those young at heart – had a great day at a woodland craft day on Saturday.

Hosted at The Spinney near Little Bytham, it was the last of three craft days held to encourage people to visit the area.

Activities on offer, led by Jo Hammond, included making insects in a variety of materials, constructing bug hotels, making craft pieces to hang on the Tree for All Seasons.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Dogs die in hot cars Alert : 19/06/2017

To avoid any confusion about the action you should take as a member of the public, please see the attached leaflet which will gives you clear and legal instructions on what to do should you come across a distressed dog or other pet in a car.

Please feel free to circulate as required.

Dogs In Hot Cars leaflet – PDF

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Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival is ‘best one yet’ thanks to heatwave

That was the enthusiastic verdict following this weekend’s Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival, which ran on Sunday and incorporated a music festival on Saturday.

The event was blessed with a heatwave with clear blue skies and bright sunshine, with hundreds of revellers enjoying live music outdoors on Saturday until late.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Criminal damage : 18/06/2016

On the 18th of June 2017, St James church in Castle Bytham was the subject of criminal damage. The offender has damaged the door handle, but has not gain entry to the church. If you have any information that may be link to this crime, please report it to the police on 101, quoting incident number 164 – 18/06/2016.

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Conservative Nick Boles retains Grantham and Stamford seat with 35,090 votes

MP Nick Boles has retained his Grantham and Stamford seat with 35,090 votes in the General Election. There was a turnout of 69.4 per cent with 56,699 people voting in the constituency.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Burglary : 05/06/2017

On the 3rd of June 2017, the Blue Cow Inn, South Witham was the subject of a burglary.  The offender(s) have forced entry and attacked the fruit machines and tills.  If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident number 102 – 03/06/2017.

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Musical feast at Castle Bytham’s Midsummer Festival

The final line-up of bands and performers has been announced for this year’s Midsummer Festival in Castle Bytham and it promises to be an even bigger and better musical and artistic feast than ever before.

There will be music to appeal to all tastes – rock, pop, classical, choral, folk, blues, country, Latin funk, big band, indie, and a cappella at the festival, which runs on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18. Altogether more than 20 acts over two days, and all for free.

Read more from the Grantham Journal website.

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Theft From Vehicle : 31/05/2017

On the morning of the 31st of May 2017, a theft from vehicle overnight was reported on Station Street, Castle Bytham. The offender has approached the vehicle and smashed the driver’s side window to gain access. Once inside the vehicle, the offender made off with a handbag. If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the Police on 101, quoting 56 – 31/05/2017.

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Corby Glen post office in a cafe closes after three years

A post office set up in a village cafe has close for the last time today (Friday) because it is not paying for itself.

The post office, in The Pantry in Corby Glen, was set up in February 2014 after the local branch in Church Street closed. But business owner Miranda Bainbridge said she cannot keep the post office open any longer because it is not making enough money to make it worthwhile.

Read more from the Grantham Journal website.

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Castle Bytham Vehicle Theft : 11/05/2017

On the 11th of May 2017, a vehicle theft was reported in the village of Castle Bytham. The offender(s) have targeted a small black moped parked in a layby overnight on Station Road and possible loaded it into another vehicle. If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 164 11/05/2017.

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