CallConnect Bus Service 

Anyone of any age can use CallConnect's on-demand bus services. Journeys need to be booked in advance, with a minimum of one hour's notice (subject to availability) up to 7 days ahead.  It's easy to request a journey either by phoning the booking office on 0345 234 3344 for Lincolnshire (open Monday-Friday 8.30am-6.30pm, Saturday 9am-5.30pm) or 0345 263 8153 for the Stamford and Welland area. Book online at lincsbus.info/callconnect. CallConnect timetabled services are also available to view online. 

For details click HERE

PLEASE NOTE THAT SEATS MUST NOW BE PRE-BOOKED. For more information please click HERE 

 CallConnect have developed a new app exclusively for passengers in the Bourne, Stamford, Rutland and Peterborough areas called ConnectBus.

 The ConnectBus app is free and easy to use, passengers simply register on the app and are ready to go! The App and service go live on 15th September and bookings will be available from the 22nd September, 2021. For more information click HERE

If passengers prefer to make bookings by phone, that is still available by calling 0345 263 8153.

 

Citizens Advice South Lincs

Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire are able to provide advice on:

Debt and Money, Benefits, Consumer and Utilities, Relationships, Housing, Employment, Migrant Workers Rights and Scams

Local Freephone Advice Line: 0808 278 7996 (Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00)

Migrant Worker Helpline: 0344 8476 128 (Mon, Wed, Fri 09:30-16:00 Tue & Thurs 09:30-19:00)

EU Settlement Scheme Helpline: 0800 448 0734 or email eussreferral@citizensadvicesouthlincs.org.uk

Universal Credit Help to Claim Line: 0800 144 8444

Scams Action Service 0808 250 5050 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)

Trussell Trust Food Bank Helpline: 0800 208 2138 

For Information on Pension Credit, Please Click HERE 

Local bus updates

LCC are seeking the views of the public on how to encourage people to use the buses more. For more information click HERE 

For Local bus updates from Lincolnshire County Council click HERE

The Lincolnshire Transport Helpline is open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Telephone No 0345 456 4474 

Bus services will continue to change at unusually short notice and consequently timetables at bus stops will not always be updated. We advise passengers to refer to the operator directly via their website or head office. Lincsbus.info https://lincsbus.info/ is an up to date website of bus services and operators in Lincolnshire. Alternatively helpful websites for journey planning visit- travelline.info

For information regarding travelling safely on Public Transport please click HERE

Household Waste Recycling

From 8th March 2021 Household Waste Recycling Centres across the county will be accepting general waste, garden waste and recycling on their open days. You no longer have to book a time slot, however some vehicles must be registered for a free permit. For more information, click HERE  

For information regarding your nearest Recycling Centre, click HERE 

Please note that the waste collection service on Saturdays in the Cattle Market carpark, Stamford, has been discontinued. 


Nuisance Parking

Visit https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/nuisanceparking to report dangerous and illegal on-street parking in Lincolnshire.

The county council can only enforce where there are parking restrictions on the road – on single or double yellow lines, in school 'zig zag' zones, in resident permit areas etc. The council cannot enforce against pavement parking unless there are parking restrictions on the road.

If parked cars are causing a dangerous obstruction, but there are no road restrictions – for example on a corner or blocking a junction – this should be reported to the police.

How you can keep informed about road works in your parish

Lincolnshire County Council's programme of works is available on our https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/faults-maintenance/highway-works-programmes. Here we list all works being undertaken by us in the current financial year, along with an indication of when these works will be carried out.

You can also use the
https://one.network/ to see all planned roadworks by the council and utilities, as well as other information that may affect traffic such as events. This could help you to keep your residents informed via your website or social media.

The Shack

 

The Shack is opening on the 8th May. We are offering a Youth Drop in centre for anyone in school years 7-11. We will offer food and drinks on a pay as you feel basis. We are providing activities that include games consoles, pool table, table games and much more. We can offer a safe place for any young person in Stamford to attend. We want the young people of Stamford to feel welcome at The Shack. We can provide a listening ear for anyone who wants to talk about their life. The Shack is a project run by Stamford Methodist Church.

We are also on Facebook under The Shack Stamford Click Here

Stamford Street Pastors

 

Stamford Street Pastors launched in 2011 and has continued to grow with our volunteers becoming familiar faces on the streets of the town on a Saturday night.

Our volunteers come from a range of denominations and churches across the town. All committed to helping, listening and caring to those who find themselves in vulnerable positions late on a Saturday night.

Since Street Pastors began patrolling Stamford has seen a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour. We work in partnership with the Police, Local Authority, Town Council and others such as the late-night pubs and clubs.

Appreciation for the work we do is unanimous and we welcome hearing from anyone we have helped, or who is interested in being involved either through volunteering or financial donations.

Do get in touch if you’d like to find out more. We’d love to hear from you. For more details click HERE

MindSpace Stamford

Creating an exciting network of wellbeing spaces.

MindSpace Stamford was founded by Dr Dan Petrie, a Stamford GP passionate about mental health and wellbeing and is now supported by a group of local trustees.
We are a grass roots initiative connecting people to support wellbeing.
We believe in creating an empathic community where all citizens are valued for their innate humanity and are able to flourish.
Our aim is to increase the knowledge and understanding of mental health, and to provide ways to prevent ill health and help those who may be suffering from illness through better conversations.
Check out our website for all our forthcoming activities and opportunities to volunteer:
 
www.mindspacestamford.com
info@mindspacestamford.com
https://www.facebook.com/mindspacestamford/


 


Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire Community Foundation

£2,000 is available to community groups from the Lincolnshire County Council Covid-19 Community Response Fund. For more information Click Here

Lincolnshire Police

 

Drivers are being asked to “bump” up their commitment to safer driving by displaying a #SlowDownInLincolnshire bumper sticker on their vehicle as part of a new road safety campaign by Lincolnshire Police.

 The new campaign will see motorists display a bumper sticker to the rear of their vehicle or rear windscreen which calls for road users to respect their neighbourhood by observing the correct speed limit. The pledge to drive safely aims to instil community pride and ownership of the safety of their roads.

Run in partnership with the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP), it aims to cut the number of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions in Lincolnshire. During 2020 there were 52 fatalities and an additional 394 people seriously injured on county roads.

The stickers can be collected from Stamford Police station and displayed either on the rear bumper or windscreen of a car, van, farming machinery, motorcycle, or other larger fleet vehicles, and will also be handed out by local Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

People are also asked to support by sharing social media posts, using #SlowDownInLincolnshire and #drivesafelincs. Drivers are encouraged to take a photo of their vehicle displaying the sticker and tag in their local policing team to help promote the project.

 This new community project is the first push of a year-long road safety campaign launched by Lincolnshire Police under the banner of #drivesafelincs. 


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