More DAB digital radio on the way…

aDABtickmarkLooking like from 29th February 2016 the area will have some many DAB digital radios to check out.

The countdown to the UK’s newest digital radio multiplex has begun, with 18 stations joining Sound Digital’s new service from 29th February 2016.

Stations launching on Sound Digital are:

  • talkRADIO
  • talkSPORT2
  • Virgin Radio
  • Share Radio
  • Mellow Magic
  • Magic Chilled (new) (DAB+)
  • Absolute 80s (moving from its current slot on Digital 1)
  • Kisstory (moving from its slots on various local DAB services)
  • heat radio (moving from its slots on various local DAB services)
  • Planet Rock (moving from its current slot on Digital 1)
  • Sunrise Radio
  • Awesome Radio (new – from Asian Sound Radio)
  • UCB2 (the recently renamed station, moving from its slots on various local DAB services)
  • Premier Christian Radio (moving from its current slot on Digital 1)
  • Premier Praise! (new)
  • Panjab Radio
  • Fun Kids (existing London DAB frequency remains) (DAB+)
  • Jazz FM (DAB+)

More information can be found @ www.a516digital.com/2016/02/faq-dab-digital-radio-changes.html.

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Willoughby Arms Quiz : 16/02/2016

Pub quiz poster (16-02-2016)

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Talking Pictures TV launches on Freesat

Talking Pictures TV logoIndependent archive Film and TV channel Talking Pictures TV launches today on channel 306, bringing the best of time-honoured British cinema to Freesat viewers.

Talking Pictures TV covers films of all genres including westerns, comedy, thrillers, horror, romance, and drama, stretching back to the 1930s. Viewers can relive classics such as Brighton Rock, Jigsaw, Moby Dick and Two Way Stretch.

Looking to save lots of money every month? Then why not cancel $ky your subscription and get Freesat instead?

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Bythams youngsters explore the great mystery of space

Bythams Primary School logoInspired by British astronaut Tim Peake, youngsters have been exploring the great mystery of space this term.

Pupils in the Year 5/6 class at Bythams Primary School have had a homework topic linked to space, as they’ve been inspired by the story of the astronaut and his six-month journey on the International Space Station.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Anger as thieves steal £5,000 of tools from Bythams Woodland Trust

Bythams SpinneyThe chairman of a community trust has condemned “callous” thieves who stole thousands of pounds worth of tools.

Volunteers for the Bythams Woodland Trust turned up to The Spinney in Little Bytham to do their regular maintenance work on January 23. But when they arrived, they found the door of their steel storage container had been ripped open, and several expensive pieces of equipment had been stolen.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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A section of old photos taken around Little Bytham

Here are a section of old photos taken around Little Bytham, that we’re found on flickr.

Please also remeber to check out our flickr group @ www.flickr.com/groups/thebythams. Where you can 100’s of new and old photos.

Little Bytham.
Little Bytham fuelling.
Little Bytham
4498 (60007) Sir Nigel Gresley wkg a spcl from Kings Cross

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Road Closure Amendment – Swinstead

Reason for closure: Essential maintenance works

Location: B1176 Creeton Road, Swinstead
(Between High Street junction & a point 450 metres South)

Period of closure: Originally 08/02/2016 to 12/02/2016

Closure now re-scheduled: 22/02/2016 to 04/03/2016
(Closures to be implemented for up to 5 days as & when required during this period,
signage detailing accurate dates & times will be displayed on site in advance)

Alternative route: B1176, A151, A6121 (to Toft), West through Witham on the Hill to Little Bytham, North on B1176 & Vice Versa

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

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Temporary road closure: Witham On The Hill

Witham on the Hill village signReason for closure: Essential maintenance works by Anglian Water/Clancy Docwra

Location: Village Street (In vicinity of ‘Stonecot’)

Period of closure: 31/03/2016 to 02/04/2016
(Closures to be implemented as & when required during this period, signage detailing accurate dates & times will be displayed on site in advance)

Alternative route: Via A6121 & B1176

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

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Former quarry at Castle Bytham to become 85 new homes and shop

Layout of Castle Bytham quarry developmentSouth Kesteven District Council’s planning committee have voted in favour of plans to turn a 9.6 hectare former quarry site in Castle Bytham, into 85 homes and a shop.

The Old Quarry off Station Road, went before SKDC’s development control committee on Tuesday. The applicant, pharmaceutical multi-millionaire Dr Dallas Burston, had initially also proposed for the creation of a health centre and care home at the site, but these were later removed in favour of creating more homes.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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Hundreds decorate trees at the Spinney in Little Bytham

Bythams SpinneyMore than 400 children and parents turned up for the fourth Tree Dressing Day at the Spinney in Little Bytham.

With the help of Jo Hammond, an environmental artist, children and their parents were able to make decorations which they could then attach to the tree of their choice to help make the Spinney more attractive.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

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