Memorial garden opens for tortured Lincolnshire man added 24/10/10
Friends and family have opened a memorial garden for a Lincolnshire man tortured and killed at his home. Alan Wood was found dead at his home in Lound, near Bourne, exactly one year ago on 24 October 2009.
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In the Potting Shed added 28/04/10 Jackie Murray and Tim Rassell are continuing with their series of practical gardening workshops to help you improve your understanding of plants and gardening. The workshops take place at Rassells Nursery in Little Bytham.
The following workshops are taking place over the next few months ...
Beginners Veg and Salads : 8 May 2010, 10.30 - 12.30 ... save money and eat better by growing your own vegetables and salads even in the smallets of gardens. Includes seeds and plants to take home.
Hanging Baskets : 15 May 2010, 10.32 - 12.30 ... a hands on session of choosing plants and planting up a hanging basket. Bring your own basket to fill or choose one from Rassells shop. In addition to the workshop cost you will also need to pay for the plants and materials used.
Herbaceous Highlights : 12 June 2010, 10.30 - 12.30 ... guided walk in the nursery, looking at whats good at this time of year. With tips on planting, growing and maintaining. Some practical parts so bring gloves and secateurs.
Garden Pests : 12 June 2010, 2.00
- 4.00 ... parctical introduction to garden pests. Learn how to recognise some of the worst offenders and how to deal with them. What to plant to avoid pest problems including rabbit proof plants.
All workshops cost £15.
To book onto a workshop contact Jackie Murray on 01780 410078
New CCTV images of murder probe suspect added 09/02/10
Police investigating the murder of Alan Wood say a new CCTV image is the clearest yet of the suspect.
Get out your Riverdance DVDs and start practising… Castle Bytham Village Hall is hosting an Irish Night on Saturday, February 27th with music provided by one of the liveliest ceilidh bands around, Bodgers Mate.
Christmas might seem a long time ago by now, but on December 16th a bunch of hardy carollers braved a cold and drizzly night to raise some funds for St James’ in Castle Bytham. In all, 29 villagers, including two lovely little girls, responded to the plea for singers and a very impressive – and much needed – £200 has been added to the church coffers.
I’d like to thank all those who sang and collected on the night and express our collective gratitude to the many folk who gave so generously. Special mention must also go to Carol, Chris and Carrie Wright who prepped Pepper the pony to stand in for Rudolph and created a fabulous ‘sleigh’, complete with a decorated Christmas tree, lights and a sound system. Grateful thanks also go to Robert and Mary Brownlow for supplying song sheets and en route mince pies, and last but not least to Charlotte and Eamonn at The Castle, for providing festive refreshments before we set off.
It was a fabulous group effort and one that, with your continued support, will hopefully be bettered next year. A provisional date has already been set, Wednesday December 15th, 2010.
Sing-along with Santa added 10/12/09
Santa and Pepper the pony (Rudolph’s understudy) will be accompanying the Castle Bytham carollers this year as they tour the village to raise funds for St James’ Church.
Freeview viewers reminded to retune added 30/09/09
A national upgrade of the Freeview service is due to take place at lunchtime today. Freeview is reminding viewers to retune their equipment from lunchtime so they can continue receiving all channels available to them, including Five.
An information website www.tvretune.co.uk has been set up to help viewers retune their equipment. Retuning guides for the most popular Freeview equipment are available for download from the site and a video showing people how to retune is also available online. Viewers can also call the automated TV Retune Helpline on 08456 05 11 22.
The upgrade will result in increased coverage of Five, a small percentage of viewers losing ITV3 and ITV4 channels, the launch of 'Quest' on channel 38 and the Community Channel will no longer be available on Freeview in areas that have already gone through switchover.
Freeview is advising viewers not to retune before lunchtime as they will find that even if the channel or service name appears in the on-screen TV guide, the channel itself will not be available or may have been moved to a temporary location.
After retuning, viewers will find a small number of channels in a new position on their on-screen TV guide. The updated channel list, effective from 30 September 2009 is available at www.freeview.co.uk/channels.
Plenty to see at mid-summer fair added 19/06/09
A FREE family day out is on offer at Castle Bytham on Sunday 21st June when the village holds its annual Midsummer Fair.
Teenager breaks leg in makeshift ski accident : Stamford Mercury added 13/02/09
A TEENAGER who was airlifted to hospital after an accident on makeshift skis has had two rods placed in his broken leg.
Josh Westgate, 16, broke the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg after coming off a pair of makeshift skis near his home in Glen Close, Little Bytham, on Friday, last week. The Robert Manning College pupil was enjoying the snow with his uncle James and sister Elouise, eight, when the accident happened at about 3.30pm.
'Brewery closure would be a big loss' : Grantham Journal added 27/01/09
A real ale campaigner has spoken of his disappointment at the possible closure of Newby Wyke brewery in Little Bytham. Richard Howlett, chairman of the Grantham branch of Campaign for Real Ale is a friend of the brewery's owners Robert and Christine March, having known them since they were home brewers.
Victims of aggressive cold-calling salesman are being encouraged to contact police after a spate of incidents in the area.
A number of incidents in the Castle Bytham and Little Bytham areas have been reported to police where pushy and aggressive cold-calling salesmen have refused to take no for an answer and upset elderly residents.
Brewery set to close after notice served by landlord : Grantham Journal added 22/01/09
A MICRO-BREWERY is facing closure after being served an eviction notice by pub landlords.
Newby Wyke Brewery opened eight years ago at the rear of the Willoughby Arms pub in Little Bytham, making a variety of beers and ales sold around the country and in Grantham pubs including Nobody Inn and The Beehive.
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