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Driving School in Bourne – weekly update 9/10/15

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  • Mother from Bourne appeals for a change to traffic arrangements outside Westfield Primary Academy. In response, LCC Highways Manager requests parents do not park within the already established school safety zone.
  • Tom Ingram, Driving Instructor in Bourne (BIG TOM Driving School) gets DVSA response at Driving Instructor conference regarding waiting times on driving tests at Grantham Test Centre for pupils taking driving lessons in Bourne.
  • A47 blocked at junction with A15 due to three vehicle collision – no injuries.
  • Male driver (43 yrs) of Bourne pleaded guilty to exceeding 40mph speed limit. Disqualified from driving for 6 months, fined £322
  • Grantham resident publicly questions whether FOI Act will allow information to be given about how many potholes in Grantham have been filled by LCC. Councillor in charge of Lincs Highways states there is not enough money to maintain our roads, as RAC Foundation report reveals Lincs is 13th worst offender for drivers claiming compensation for pothole damage to cars.
  • 19 yr old female moped rider died after a collision with a car on the A52 in Wyberton Fen.
  • Driver from Ramsey dies after his car rolled off of the A14 into a field off Cambridge Road.
  • Grantham police warn of surge in bicycle thefts in Grantham town centre.
  • Police Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire are warning drivers of the need to ensure their cars are properly maintained. Vehicle checks being undertaken in October including overloaded vehicles.
  • Zorb granules used to clear oil spill by fire crew after accident on A17 at Leadenham.
  • Elderly man was trapped in overturned vehicle on Frank Perkins Parkway, Peterborough at junction with Boongate roundabout. Air ambulance responded.
  • An accident on the B1081 nr Bloody Oaks Service Station where a car crashed into a ditch left the driver in a serious condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
  • Female driver (73 yrs) of Bourne pleaded guilty to driving without due car and attention. Licence endorsed with 3 points, £150 fine.
  • Male driver from Sheffield drives from Grantham Magistrates Court after being disqualified at court and is caught and detained by Police within an hour of being handed the disqualification. Remanded in custody and charged with driving whilst disqualified.
  • 6 hour road closure on A52 at Elton after accident with 3 people taken to hospital, 1 having to be freed from wreckage by fire crew.
  • Male from Market Deeping pleaded guilty to damaging the door of a police vehicle, and to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour towards 2 police officers. 14 days in prison for each offence, £270 fine.
  • A Porsche 918 Spyder ploughed into spectators at a charity rally in Malta involving a driver from Hambleton and caused injuries to 26 spectators, 19 of which required hospital treatment.
  • Local resident in Sycamore Avenue, Peterborough complains of new bus stops outside his home, stating traffic congestion as a result affects his ability to take his children to school.
  • Work on new zebra crossing in Stamford begins at Castle Dyke.
  • Elderly drivers using Ferry Meadows car park in Peterborough complain at car parking fees.
  • Parking is banned in Caunt Road Grantham between 8am-6pm Mon-Fri.
  • More flooding is experienced in Grantham after heavy rain.
  • Cambridgeshire Police reportedly taking a “softly softly, educational approach” to new smoking prohibition legislation recently taken effect.
  • Grantham resident complains of non-disabled drivers parking in disabled bays at Meres Sports Centre, Grantham.
  • Ex-mechanic and motorcycle racer from South Witham celebrates 105th birthday saying “I have been teetotal all of my life”
  • 10,000 tonnes of material are delivered by 540 lorry loads for Grantham southern relief road.
  • Road improvements to A17 and A52 are nearing completion and will relieve much traffic congestion. Click HERE for the latest status.
  • A 25 yr old male driver was arrested after an accident in North Street West, Uppingham involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider.
  • Bourne female resident (23 yrs) pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention – 5 penalty points on her driving licence and £275 fine.
  • Proposal for double yellow lines on the approach to Jubilee Gardens was rejected by Cottesmore Parish Council, on grounds of them being out of character in a village location.


BIG TOM Driving School  Bookings: 0800 689 4174