Second snow day for local schools

February 28, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Primary School and King Edward VI Academy are among a number of local schools to have announced that they will remain closed for a second day on Thursday due to the weather. The school have made the decision based on advice received from a number of different agencies in order to ensure the safety of pupils and staff. Other local schools that have announced closures are: Eresby School Great Steeping Primary Partney CofE Toynton […]

UK snow: Lincolnshire police calls in military

February 28, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Emergency services in Lincolnshire have called for military backup after the county was carpeted by snow. The Army and RAF have been enlisted to help reach vulnerable people stranded by heavy snowfall. We need to get doctors, nurses and others out to them so they can hopefully help us on that over the next 24 hours.Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor, Lincolnshire Police Lincolnshire Police declared a “critical incident” amid major travel disruption. Many roads in […]

Gritters make back-to-back runs as snow hits Lincolnshire

February 28, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire’s 43 gritters have been out twice overnight as heavy snow affects the county. The team made their first run just after midnight and went out again at 3am. They are now gearing up for a third run. Darrell Redford, network resilience manager, said: “This is about as tough as it gets. “We’ve been out multiple times to clear the roads, but as soon as we’ve gritted we get hit by fresh snow. “Our team […]

Hare coursing dogs to be re-homed

February 28, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Two men from Surrey and Oxfordshire and a juvenile from Wokingham appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court recently and pleaded guilty to hunting hares with dogs. This related to an allegation of hare coursing at Toynton St Peter, near Spilsby, three weeks earlier, on 28th January. The two men were fined £300 each. An application for forfeiture of the dogs used was granted for five dogs that were seized at the time of their arrest. The dogs […]

Local Schools Shut Due To Weather

February 28, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Primary School and King Edward Academy are among the local schools shut due to the adverse weather today (28 February). More snow is forecasted for today and it is still snowing at the time of writing (07:48).  More updates here as available. According to Lincs FM all buses around the Skegness area have been stopped, with other bus companies running limited services or have also stopped. For up to date lists listen to Lincs […]

Almost half of drivers breaking speed limit on Horncastle roads

February 23, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Almost half of drivers were breaking the speed limit on one of Horncastle’s busiest roads in just eight days last September and October. A reactive speed sign owned by Horncastle Town Council ‘clocked’ 39,995 drivers on Jubilee Way. Of those, 17,668 were exceeding the 30mph speed limit – 44.23% of all vehicles. The top speed recorded was 63mph and the average speed 29.9mph. The figures were included in data presented to town councillors at their […]