A group of youths were allegedly threatened during a public disorder incident in Grantham.

The incident happened in the area of Springfield Road/Stamford Street in the Lincolnshire town at around 4.30pm on Saturday, March 20. The youths were verbally threatened with violence, but there was no assault or injury, police said.

Lincolnshire Police launched an appeal on Friday, April 9 with a photo of a man they are seeking help to identify. The force would like to speak with him in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident number 313 of March 20.

Alternatively, it can be reported to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

The riverside path near Newark Road in Lincoln will temporarily close for around a month due to improvement works.

Work will start on Monday, April 12 and is expected to last until Friday, May 7. The footpath will be closed for the duration of works.

During the improvements, there will be an extension of the existing stone footway along the bank of the River Witham, behind the Esso Garage just south of Newark Road.

A stone footway will help protect the bank from erosion. | Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

This will be extended for around 90 metres southwards in order to make the path safer and more accessible, as well as protecting the bank from erosion.

Chris Miller, countryside services team leader at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The existing path here has become uneven and narrowed, so we’re upgrading it to a more robust stone surface to make sure people can enjoy the riverside path safely.

“Thank you to local residents for bearing us whilst we upgrade this path. I hope these improvements help encourage more people to access this stretch of the Witham.”

Each month in 2021, The Lincolnite and publishers Stonebow Media will offer our support to a local charity, with free advertising and promotion across our website and social media channels, to help them raise funds and awareness.

During the pandemic lockdown countywide charities have suffered with fewer donations and not being able to host valuable events that help them raise more money throughout the year.

We’re asking our readers to submit nominations for their favourite charities over the next few months.

Our second Charity of the Month is St Barnabas Hospice. Despite battling through the pandemic, St Barnabas Hospice is facing a crisis due to a combination of more people than ever needing palliative and end-of-life care and a lack of its usual income streams.

DONATE to the St Barnabas Urgent Care appeal here

As the pandemic continues, the hospice has found the past year incredibly difficult. Despite switching much of its fundraising efforts online and running appeals to make up as much of the shortfall as possible, the hospice is now losing out on more than £1,000 per day.

Michelle Webb, Director of Patient Care, said: “2020 was incredibly tough on everyone, and there is a lot to be said for how we came through previous lockdowns. As we entered 2021, we hoped we would see things return to normal much more quickly.

“The St Barnabas team, across the whole of Lincolnshire, are still working incredibly hard to give every patient we see the personalised, compassionate care our charity has provided to local people for nearly 40 years now. However, unlike the NHS, we must fund most of our care directly from donations and fundraising.”

As the hospice’s charity shops are also currently shut, income is simply not there, and its most lucrative fundraising events such as the Colour Dash, Moonlight Walk, and others cannot take place on the same scale as before.

The charity, which operates across Lincolnshire and helps with a variety of services including palliative care, welfare and benefits, grief support and more, has set up a Urgent Care appeal here, where people can contribute as much or as little as they feel they can afford.

Ongoing events that have been able to continue are still open for registration. You can raise money via the hospice’s ‘Don’t Quit, Get Fit’ fitness challenge here, or families and schools can register for the Bunny Hop here.

DONATE to the St Barnabas Urgent Care appeal here

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