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25/03/2022

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Blue Green Corridor work for wildlife starts soon at Lollycocks Field

Blue Green

Work to boost biodiversity by improving habitat for native species at Lollycocks Field nature reserve in Sleaford is to start later this month. The work will have a positive impact on the economy and support walking and cycling in Sleaford. 

Looking After Lollycocks is one of four schemes aimed at improving connectivity for wildlife and providing better access and enjoyment of blue green spaces in the town. 

The Witham/Slea Blue Green Corridor Project is a partnership project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, South Kesteven District Council, North Kesteven District Council, Environment Agency, and National Trust is designed to restore and reconnect the river and river corridors through the urban reaches of both Grantham and Sleaford.

An early meadow cut and dead-hedging will take place in late March through to April, followed by construction of the extended boardwalk, installation of new information boards and the two new scrapes during summer. The new kingfisher nesting bank is planned for early autumn, whereas traditional hand coppicing and hedgerow planting will be in winter for least disturbance to wildlife.


Visit Lincolnshire launch new Green Tourism Toolkit

Earlier this week at the Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland Visitor Economy Conference, Visit Lincolnshire launched the green tourism toolkit. 

The new user-friendly resource provides businesses, with easy steps to help on their journey to become greener. The toolkit is laid out in five sections, managing sustainability, people, planet, place, and grant funding. With people, planet and place split into several sub-topics.

Businesses can also calculate their carbon emissions with the free carbon calculator. Access the Green Tourism Toolkit here.


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New Way to Work campaign

The Way to Work campaign is a new partnership between government and employers to get 500,000 jobseekers into work by the end of June 2022. 

Building on the success of the flagship Kickstart Scheme, The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will work with a wider range of employers to cement positive relationships and show them the good quality of candidates coming through jobcentres.

This includes through direct engagement with employers across booming sectors like construction, haulage and logistics and social care, and over 350 jobs fairs mobilised across every region in the coming months.  For more information please see here.


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 phil_means@n-kesteven.gov.uk


Webinar for the weeks ahead

30/03/2022 14:00-15:00 Take Your Social Media To The World: Instagram for Business

31/03/2022 09:30-13:30 Power your Global Potential – Communicating Across Borders

31/03/2022 11:00-12:30 Opportunities in Flood Resilience for Lincolnshire Construction Businesses