Mustard gas incident: video update

Photo courtesy BBCYesterday’s video update from East Lindsey District Council Chief Executive Stuart Davy:

For all updates, visit the ELDC incident web page

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How will farming change?

Agricultural journalist Alan Stennett looks back at the way things have changed in the past and considers what may be required in the future. Monday 23rd October, 7pm-8.30pm Alford Manor House, £3

“Farming in Lincolnshire has always had to change as new methods, new crops and different production systems are introduced, but changes in our relationship with Continental Europe and pressures imposed by climate change and environmental regulation will mean that more changes will be needed in the next few years.”

Alan’s profile BBC Lincolnshire

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Enjoy the Lincolnshire Wolds on video

Earlier this month I noticed three rather nice videos on Youtube promoting the Lincolnshire Wolds which have now been compiled into one feature. Why not sit back, take your mind off mustard gas down in the woods and see how many places or people you recognise!

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Mustard gas public meeting – “standing room only”

Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:

“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.

10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.

A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place.  East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access. Continue reading

Mustard gas public meeting

From East Lindsey District Council:

There will be a meeting held at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6.30pm, to update the community in regard to the recent discovery of Mustard Gas in woodland off Kirkby Lane.  The meeting is primarily aimed at those living in close proximity to the woodland.  At the meeting the Army, Police and District Council will all provide updates and details of next steps in addressing the issue of contaminated land.  There will also be the chance for the community to ask questions. We have launched a webpage to keep the community informed as work progresses on site.

Stuart Davy
Chief Executive, East Lindsey District Council

Road subject to closure after mustard gas incident

Access to Woodhall Spa via Kirkby Lane may be still barred following the discovery of mustard gas canisters in Roughton Moor Woods on Sunday. Some drivers are using Wellsyke Lane as a diversion, but this has caused driving problems as passing oncoming vehicles is difficult at the best of times in this narrow lane.

The incident, in which two people were treated in hospital for minor burns and respiratory problems after making the find while digging for bottles, has attracted widespread media attention. A 38-year-old man from Lincoln was arrested on Tuesday and a woman was arrested on Wednesday. Both were remanded in police custody for questioning. Another man from Woodhall Spa was arrested yesterday, and all three have been released on police bail today.

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Weleda pre-Christmas sale

From Pauline Rayfield:

I have some stock which I will be selling at reduced prices so you can stock up early to get some lovely Christmas gifts and some treats and samples for yourself too. No pressure to buy. Just come and see what Weleda can offer and get together with friends. RSVP 01526 353453

Venue: The Mill House, Kirkby on Bain, LN10 6YT | Time: 7pm. | Date: October 10

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