Willoughby Arms Quiz : 28/04/2015

Willoughby Arms Quiz : 28/04/2015

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Wind a factor in light aircraft bungalow crash, AAIB report finds

A pilot who smashed a light aircraft into a bungalow had been trying to abort a landing because of a sudden change in the wind, a report has found.

The 73-year-old suffered a serious back injury in the accident near Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, in November.

Read more from the BBC News website.

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Silent Auction, Castle Bytham : 18-Apr-2015

Silent Auction, Castle Bytham - 18th April 2015

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Castle Bytham Quarry Development

SKDC is considering an application to development in Castle Bytham quarry. The proposal includes a nursing home, new community shop and up to 77 dwellings, split 1 third appropriable homes and 2 third retirement homes. The details of the application can be seen on the SKDC website at: www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2230&ApplicationNumber=s14/3097.

At Castle Bytham Parish Council meeting on 18 February a majority of Cllrs voted object to the application, as they have done for its many predecessors, despite an offer from the owner for land and a major financial contribution to build a community shop for the winder community. See: www.bytham-shop.com for more information.

However, largely because of the lack of support for proposals for the Quarry from Castle Bytham Parish Council, the owner is now considering an offer to purchase the Quarry, from agents for a group of Travellers, for their own purposes. These is no way of preventing the legal sale and once the land is owned the Traveller community could occupy the site.

The Chairman of the Castle Parish Council refuses to consult you, the community or discuss what might happen if the Quarry is sold and becomes a Traveller site.

Nor do a majority of Castle Bytham Cllrs accept that a retirement village concept will benefit the local community despite being given the information in the references below:

The Rural Challenge: link here soon..

Making the Case for a Retirement Villages: www.jrf.org.uk/publications/making-case-retirement-villages

Planning and Delivering Continuing Care Retirement Communities: www.jrf.org.uk/publications/planning-continuing-care-retirement-communities-issues-and-good-practice

To allow you to voice your thoughts and ask questions a public meeting will be held in the Castle Bytham Village Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 18th March.

The outcome for the development of the Quarry will impact the surrounding villages as well as Castle Bytham and the local communities are urged to attend. You will be able to ask question of the Agents for the Quarry owner on both proposed development and the possible sale for use as a Travellers site.

Peter Hinton
11 March 2015

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Horror Channel coming to Freeview!

The Horror Channel is launching on Freeview, on Friday the thirteenth of March!

It’s launching on channel 70. If you already have CBS Action on that channel number, you will need to return. Since that’s now moved to 64.

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BBC Radio Nottingham now on Freeview

BBC Radio NottinghamBBC Radio Nottingham can now be found on Freeview/YouView channel number 720. If you use the Waltham transmitter.

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Market Deeping couple celebrate 60 years together

A couple who celebrated 60 loving years together have said that the secret to a long and happy marriage is having a laugh with one another.

Bernard and Betty Windsor celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday last week, together with their two sons Andrew and Terry.

The pair, who met as young children whilst growing up in the same village in Little Bytham, got married in 1955, when Betty was aged 18 and Bernard was 21. Betty recalled that their church wedding in Little Bytham “really was a white wedding” as it was snowing.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Willoughby Arms Quiz : 17/03/2015

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Warning to lock vehicles after Castle Bytham thefts

Police are reminding the public to secure their vehicles after thieves stole items from unlocked cars.

Two Castle Bytham residents had their cars entered ovenight between Thursday and Friday, when they were left unlocked parked on their driveways.

Read more from the Grantham Journal website.

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Classic FM and LBC joins Freeview

FreeviewClassic FM joins Freeview on channel 731, while LBC joins on channel 732.

These radio services are also available through YouView boxes.

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