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May 2017

Winners of I Love My Mum competition revealed

By Scunthorpe Telegraph  |  Posted: May 12, 2017

By Calvin Robinson and Nicola Birch

THE winners of this year's I Love My Mum competition have been announced.

The competition, which was launched by the Scunthorpe Telegraph and sponsored by Ragdale Hall, saw hundreds of entries, but we can now reveal the winners.Youngsters were encouraged to enter to competition by drawing an A4 picture of their mum.

Amanda Atkin and her daughter Amelie won the competition and said they were delighted when they found out.

"When I got the call to say Amelie had won the competition, for me I couldn't wait to tell her," said Amanda.

"We were both so happy and proud we bounced around the kitchen giggling in excitement."

The winners won a Refresh and Revive spa day following winning the competition.

Meanwhile, runner-up Caroline Lamingman said her daughter Maisie, 11, of Winteringham Primary School, was "very surprised" when she found out they had won.

"She is very arty and loves drawing and any arts an crafts. She thought she didn't have a chance to win," said Caroline.

The runners-up will now receive an evening's spa experience at Ragdale Hall.

The second runner-up was Sally Ellis for her son Jack, of Westcliff Primary School.

Sally said Jack really enjoys art and she was surprised to get the call to say they had won.

"When I got a phone call from the school I was really surprised," she said.

"He really likes art. He was really happy."

Contract awarded for 13.3m flood defence scheme as part of Lincolnshire Lakes project

By David Elliott  |  Posted: May 07, 2017

A CONTRACT has been awarded to build a 13.3 million flood defence scheme aimed at providing protection for new villages to be created as part of the Lincolnshire Lakes project.

The defences, on the River Trent, will also protect the existing Trentside towns and villages.

The building contract for the flood defences has been awarded to VBA Joint Venture (Volkerstevin) by North Lincolnshire Council after a tendering process.

And the deal comes after initial work started on the 1.3 billion Lakes project, which will eventually create thousands of new homes, a new stadium for Scunthorpe United, a school and various business and leisure opportunities.

The flood defence system will be paid for using funding already allocated to the council by the Government and work on it is set to start in January, after preparatory works are done.

It will see 3.5km of piling installed along the east bank of the River Trent from the M180 to Keadby Bridge.

The flood defence will provide flood protection to the villages of Keadby, Althorpe, Derrythorpe, East Butterwick, Burringham and Gunness.Across the river on the west bank, the defences will be raised to protect communities across the Isle of Axholme.

Council leader Rob Waltham said: "This extensive flood defence scheme will not only protect our existing villages on both sides of the Trent, it will provide protection for future generations in the six new Trentside villages planned for North Lincolnshire.

"Addressing flood issues is a number one priority and we are working on a number of schemes throughout North Lincolnshire, including South Ferriby and Winteringham Ings. Thanks to these new flood defences we can give residents, both current and future, peace of mind that their homes and communities are protected."

The first steps of bringing the Lakes project to fruition were taken last month, with the demolition of a derelict house off Scotter Road in Scunthorpe.

And a 24 million loan was agreed by the Homes and Communities Agency to enable its partners to unlock the development.

Kevin Mudd, of the GB Strategic Land Fund, which has delivered part of the Lakes project, said work starting was a "significant milestone".

He said: "Lincolnshire Lakes is a large-scale development that will totally transform and regenerate the area – creating thousands of jobs and business opportunities and new homes.

"I would like to pass my personal thanks and congratulations to all those who have contributed to making this come to fruition, in particular North Lincolnshire Council, the Homes and Communities agency and the Humber LEP, without whom this would not have been possible."


Tour of Britain fever as local launch takes place in Brigg

By Simon Leonard  |  Posted: May 06, 2017

BRIGG came alive this morning (Saturday, May 6) with Tour of Britain fever as it hosted the local launch for North Lincolnshire's stage of the Tour of Britain 2017.

Last week, it was announced that North Lincolnshire would host Stage Three of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on September 5 2017. The race is expected to attract tens of thousands of spectators when it comes to our area later this year.

At the local launch today, North Lincolnshire Council outlined the route the riders will take and explained how the community can get involved as the cyclists race through the area.

In Brigg Market Place, people were able to challenge family and friends to a time trial on a static bike, see the North Lincs Tour support vehicle and meet the Tour of Britain mascot - Tobi (Vicky Lindley).

Madison Genesis rider, Connor Swift, was also there. The Doncaster-born rider is hoping to compete in the Tour of Britain this year for the first time.

The presentation of the route and what the Tour of Britain means for North Lincolnshire took place inside the Buttercross.

To celebrate the local launch of the Tour of Britain, Ride Social organised the North Lincs Launch Ride, which set off from Brigg Market Place this morning. The free 17 mile ride took them through the villages of Cadney and Howsham, to Owmby, before returning to Brigg.

Alan French was one of the people testing out the static bike for two minutes this morning. He said he'd popped into Brigg for a haircut and wasn't a cyclist, but had an exercise bike at home.

Peter Hodges, PR Director for race organisers SweetSpot Group Ltd, outlined the benefits the Tour of Britain will bring to North Lincolnshire.

He said: "We have 20 teams racing but we have not yet announced them. At least half of them coming to North Lincolnshire you will see in the Tour de France."

Jenny Couch, from North Lincolnshire Council, is leading the North Lincolnshire Tour of Britain Team.

"For me, it is about putting North Lincolnshire on the map. This race is being broadcast in over 129 countries. We want to use this to promote North Lincolnshire, the people and the businesses," she said.

Jenny said there will be three to four hours of live TV coverage on ITV4 and Eurosport, plus highlights. She said there will be 20 race teams with six riders.

Jenny said there will be circular routes at the start and finish to provide double opportunity for viewing, as well as pre-start activities and promotion and commercial zone at the finish.

She said the only road closure will be from Glover Road A18 to the roundabout and the rest will be "rolling road" closures.

Jenny said they have been quoted that 7,000 spectators will turn out but they are "targeting" 250,000 people.

She said the route will start at Normanby Hall and go to Thealby, Coleby and West Halton. At this point, between Alkborough and Walcot, Jenny said the race will "officially start" and will then go to Burton-upon-Stather, Normanby Hall, Flixborough, Gunness, Keadby, Luddington, Eastoft, Crowle, Belton, Epworth, Haxey, Owston Ferry, West Butterwick, Althorpe, Bottesford, Messingham, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Redbourne, Hibaldstow, Scawby, Brigg, Melton, Humberside Airport, Ulceby, Thornton Curtis, Barrow-upon-Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, South Ferriby, Winteringham, Winterton and Scunthorpe, before a ride-through and the finish in Central Park.

She said there will be a sprinter's race, three sprints and three king of the mountains and the route will be "challenging".

Jenny (pictured below) said the community is being encouraged to get involved by decorating streets and buildings, using bunting, ribbons and flags and painting cycles and scarecrows. She said there will also be competitions, big clean-ups and a chance for schools to get involved.

She said events before the Tour of Britain will include a North Lincolnshire Tour of Britain Sportive, a cycling extravaganza in August at Normanby Hall and pre-race build-up events.

Doncaster Madison Genesis rider Connor Swift said he is hoping to take part in the Tour of Britain.

"There are 12 of us and only six of us will make it. It would be huge," the 21-year-old said.

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is British Cycling's premier road cycling event, giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world's best teams and riders competing on their door step, taking place between Sunday, September 3 and Sunday, September 10 2017.

To keep up-to-date with what is happening in North Lincolnshire in the run up to the Tour of Britain and for details of the event, go to


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