Lincoln’s top stories on Monday 4th April.
Business Booming in Lincoln
It appears business is thriving in our area following the results of a study by Royal Mail which revealed that Lincoln is the UK’s hot spot for business growth.
In the last six months 100 new businesses have started up in the city. This brings the number of businesses trading in Lincoln up to 8000.
Siren FM spoke to Anna May Blease the assistant manager of one new enterprise Eskimoo, just off the High Street.
School calls for safer roads
A one if the city’s largest private schools is calling for a road that to be closed after safety fears for its pupils.
Staff at Lincoln Minister School have openedinformal discussions with Lincolnshire County Council, asking that Upper Lindum Street be blocked off.
Pupils must cross the busy road in order to access different areas of the school.
The annual 10k took part in Lincoln on Sunday with thousands of runners turning out.
With competitors of all ages took part on the winding figure of eight route, the run finally ended at the cathedral with the sprint finish into the castle.
Neil Witham was one of those who took part:
Lincoln’s driest March in 40 years.
It’s been a challenging month for agriculture in the county as March was one of the driest months on record.
According to Met office figures it only 4.5 millilitres of rain fell,a record which hasn’t been broken since 1929, over 40 years ago. Back then just under 6 millilitres.
Siren FM spoke to Helen Chivers from the Met office;
Community Payback cleaning up Lincoln High Street.
Lincoln High Street will be getting a spring clean over the coming weeks.
As part of a new scheme, offenders will be scrapping chewing gum off of Lincoln’s streets as part of their community payback.
Kelvin Defty has more.
New show at LPAC
The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is showcasinga brand new play, Aftermath, later this year.
The contemporary story follows a young girl who suffers abuse from her peers as she struggles to fit in to society.
The play, which is open to everyone, will be opens on the 6th of May and tickets are available from the LPAC box office.
The public are being encouraged to throw cake parties this week as part of something called “Cake Time”.
The nation-wide event has been organised by the charity Shelter, which raises money for housing and homelessness.
As part of the event, many celebrities have volunteered their favourite cake recipes, including Fearne Cotton’s chocolate cup cakes and Dawn Porter’s Lime and Ginger cake.
To get involved visit the Shelter website.
Lincoln pay off players
The Imps chairman, Bob Dorrian, has has voiced his concern about the number of players whose contracts are being terminated early.
Mr Dorrian admitted that the money used for the pay offs that funds should have been spent more wisely in the past.
This comes after Sierra Leonean winger Albert Jarret had his contract terminated and Steve Tilson came out saying that money would be saved in the long run.
Meanwhile Lincoln City have lost their fourth game on the trot.
City lost the game two nil against Torquay, with Ben Hutchinson having Lincoln’s best effort. Sadly his shot was saved by Torquay keeper Scott Bevan.
The result means the Imps will host Gillingham on Saturday, eighteenth in the League Two table.
Keith Alexander and Richard Butcher remembered at Lincoln 10K run.
Yesterdays 10K run saw a number of former Lincoln City players and current fans don running shoes.
They ran to raise money for former Imps manager Keith Alexander and player Richard Butcher who have tragically passed away in the last year.
The runners were also joined by members of Richard’s family.
In the weekend’s non league football both Lincoln United and Moorlands Railway managed to avoid defeat.
Moorlands Railway came from behind to beat Tadcaster Albion four, three.
Railway won the game despite going down to ten men, when Ben Clucas saw red in the second half.
The result leaves Moorlands fourth in the Northern Counties East League Table.
Lincoln United on the other hand could only manage a nil, nil draw with Quorn
The Whites have now gone four games unbeaten.
And finally with Lincoln Ladies opening fixture of the Women’s Super league now only a week away, some of the team were representing England last weekend.
Imps’ winger Jess Clarke scored the opening goal in England’s two one win against the USA, on Saturday.
Lincoln Ladies will play their first Super League game against Doncaster Belles next Wednesday.