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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Easter 2017 Bank Holiday bin collections

Collections are as usual on Friday 14 April. All collections during the week commencing Monday 17 April will be one day later than normal due to the Bank Holiday.

Waste needs to be available at the edge of your property by 7.30am on the day of collection.

More information at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=12002.

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Operation Mastif – illegal raves

During the spring and summer months Lincolnshire suffers from a number of organised illegal rave gatherings.

Whilst raves are normally located in remote areas, they do have a negative impact on rural communities. They damage land and the environment with waste products, litter, damage to crops and distress live stock in nearby locations.

Bank Holidays are key risk weekends for raves.

Lincolnshire Police would ask members of our communities to be observant. Whilst out and about during normal business please check locations, particularly disused buildings such as barns and other large buildings, for signs of possible preplanning.

  • This will sometimes consist of fences/gates being removed to allow access for cars.
  • Padlocks and chains being cut or broken but then left in situ.
  • Buildings being cleared to allow access for large numbers of ravers.
  • Posts being issued on social media for awareness of up and coming locations.
  • Sightings of large numbers of cars following each other or converging in a rural location.
  • Road markings such as paint marks on the surface.
  • Ribbons on gates and in hedges.

Please report any such information under Operation Mastif on Tel: 101 or alternatively you can report on line:

report.police.uk

If a crime is in progress or there is a threat to life please ring: 999

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Castle Bytham woman has purse returned after it is found in hundreds of tonnes of recycling waste

A Castle Bytham resident is thanking her lucky stars after her purse, along with its contents, was found among tonnes of recycling waste by an eagle-eyed employee at a recycling facility.

Shirley Grayson had accidentally thrown her purse into her recycling bin and thought she had no hope of ever finding it again.

Read more from the Grantham Journal website.

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Willoughby Arms Quiz : 25/04/2017

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Recent Information Request : 22/03/2017

Sometime over the last few weeks, damage has been caused to the play area in Little Bytham, off Creeton Road. The offender has caused damage to the playing equipment using a heavy cutting tool, possible a pair of bolt cutters. If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 83 – 16/03/2017

Another crime I would like to bring to your attention is a shed burglary in the village of Little Bytham. The offence occurred on the allotments off Creeton Road, where a number a hand tools and a tractor top linkage was stolen. The offence occurred between Monday the 13th and Sunday the 19th of March 2017. If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 204 – 20/03/2017.

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Shed Burglary : 06/03/2017

A garden shed has been broken into on Regal Gardens, Castle Bytham. It is believed to have occurred between 20:00hrs 27/02/17 and 07:00hrs 28/02/17. The suspect/s opened and removed 3 black bags of items.

If you have any information which can assist us please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 421 28/02/17.

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