ARK Wildlife Park and Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Stickney has urgently appealed for sandbags due to flooding. A blockage has led to the front of the site backing up with water which has not been sorted yet by the Drainage Board as they are busy elsewhere. If you are able to provide any sandbags it would help the sanctuary to avoid moving animals out of their enclosures. The park is located on West Fen Lane in […]
Lincolnshire County Council is warning parents about the danger of blind cords, and offering free blind cleats to help prevent accidents. Research by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) shows that there have been at least 27 deaths due to looped blind cords since 1999, with 14 of those happening between 2010 and February 2013. Last week it was reported that a 21-month-old girl from Northern Ireland had died after becoming entangled […]
Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for Lincolnshire, has scooped a top environmental award for its new depot in Spilsby. The building, which provides stores and office space for around 25 staff, has an Energy Performance Rating of -2, making it more efficient than a fully carbon neutral building. From the solar panels on the roof to the rain water harvesting for the wash rooms, every element has been carefully thought through to ensure […]
Work to renew gas pipes is due to commence on Boston Road in Spilsby for up to 6 weeks. The work is due to start imminently and is likely to cause some local traffic issues during the work to upgrade the existing gas pipes to plastic pipes. Local residents with metal gas feed pipes have also been made aware that they are to be replaced with plastic pipework during the works.
Home improvements chain Focus DIY is set to appoint administrators, which could have potential ramifications for DIYers in the area. News agency Reuters has reported that the home improvements chain Focus DIY is set to appoint administrators, putting nearly 4,000 jobs at risk and adding to fears of a fresh wave of retail failures amid sluggish consumer spending and rising costs. Focus DIY, majority-owned by private equity firm Cerberus, said on Wednesday it was seeking […]