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Eventful Sleaford

The festive fun has already started, with the Christmas markets in the Market Place and Millstream Square happening today as well as the Christmas Light switch-on at 4pm in the Market Place.

There’s so much happening in Sleaford this Christmas, click here for a guide to help you make the most of it.

There’s also Sleaford Town Council’s ’12 Market Days of Christmas’, with music and street performers adding to the atmosphere, a packed programme of creativity at the Hub, special events and activities arranged by enthusiastic traders and loads more besides.

Bringing all this together to showcase an Eventful Sleaford at Christmas, the District Council is making good use of the Government’s Welcome Back Fund; helping to promote the many exciting events taking place and delivering a safe and welcoming environment for businesses, customers and visitors to enjoy.

One week until Small Business Saturday

North Kesteven District Council is encouraging shoppers to look around for opportunities to spend locally and safely, this Small Business Saturday and throughout December. 

Here are a few of the retailers taking part and their offers for Saturday 4 December 2021:

  • SJB Uniforms – 20% of all work wear range
  • Navigation House – 10% discount on selected items
  • Cogglesford Watermill– free hot chocolate if you visit and mention Small Business Saturday
  • Sleaford Sausage Shop – 5% discount on all sausages
  • Pet shop girls – free cat or dog treats if you spend over £10
  • Glitz and Glamour Boutique - 15% off in store
  • Lorraine’s Childrens Wear – 10% Christmas stock in store
  • Souls Boutique - 10% off any purchase over £90
  • Beautifully Handmade Gifts - 10% discount on the bamboo wooden ducks from Ducks ‘n’ stuff

If your business is participating in Small Business Saturday please let us know by contacting

Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands

The Government’s plan for delivering and sequencing major rail investment to transform services in the North and Midlands has been announced.

The Integrated Rail Plan is a £96 billion programme which will transform rail services in the North and the Midlands, the largest single rail investment ever made by a UK government. Further information is available here.

Sleaford Festival Open Meeting

As part of the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, The Hub and North Kesteven District Council are working together to deliver a major public event in Sleaford in spring 2022.

Sleaford Festival will be a celebration of creativity and culture across the town, bringing people back to our high street, to our public spaces and helping Sleaford to build back better from the pandemic.

We want Sleaford Festival to be a fantastic town-wide celebration event and we’re inviting YOU to work with us to make this an event to remember!

Join us for an evening of thinking and exploration and help us create the themes and ideas for Sleaford Festival 2022. 

If you are interested in attending the Sleaford YY on Tue 30 Nov, 5.15 -715pm at The Hub please RSVP 


Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

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Webinars for the week ahead

30/11/2021 12:00-13:00 Business Lincolnshire Live - Episode #8 – Introducing

01/12/2021 13:00-16:00 Biodiversity and Food Production: The Future of the British Landscape

02/12/2021 13:30-15:00 Telling Your Story - Part 1