Useful Info

Here you will find all the infomation you need to find quickly

Links to all the schools locally that your child may go to.

Links to Locally provide services

Website address: 

Latest News

Snow and Ice

Weather warnings

Weather warnings generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

A community member has put together a list of areas to be gritted.  

This is not a definitive list and is amended as new areas are highlighted as needing gritting, subject to grit being available

Maps have been added to show them along with the current priorities.

There are several factors that need to be taken into account when planning.  

A daily weather update email can be sent any one who  wants to volunteer to help with either gritting or assist in snow clearance when there is snow .

We are actively looking for Volunteers to help if you are interested the email

LincsCC_Roads Tweets when every they are doing a gritting run.

Grit Bins

Grit Bin Locations

 Gritting Priorities

Market Court Grit Bin                Hill View Grit Bin                   Church Lane Grit Bin

North Witham Road (lower) Grit Bin                                      The Parkside Grit Bin

Moor Lane / Great Close Junction Grit Bin       Moor Lane / Templars Way Grit Bin



Royal Mail Latest Recommended Posting

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Sat  3  November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
Sat 17 November Western Europe
International Standard & International tracking and signature services                                          
Date Destination
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Fri  7  December  Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Sat  8 December  Caribbean, Central and South America
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Fri 14 December  Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA
Sat 15 December  Finland, Sweden
Mon 17 December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Tue 18  December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
International HM Forces Mail
Date Destination
Mon 26 November Operational HM Forces
Fri 14  December Static HM Forces
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Date Service
Tue 18  December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For ® 2nd Class
Thursday 20 December 1st Class, Royal Mail Signed For ® 1st Class and Royal Mail Tracked 48®*
Friday 21 December

Royal Mail Tracked 24®*

Sat 22 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed ®

*Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 services are unavailable to purchase at Post Office® branches.

Letters to Santa should be stamped and addressed to:

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa's Grotto,

... please also remember to include the full name, address and postcode of the sender, so Father Christmas can reply as quickly as possible.
Letters should be sent to Father Christmas by Friday 7 December, to make sure they get to him in good time for Christmas.

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Winter Weather Advice

Self Help Tips:  Clearing snow from footpaths


  1. work from the footpath at all times - working towards oncoming traffic wherever possible
  2. place the snow on the verge or grassed areas.
  3. place snow at edges of footpaths next to the road. This helps to form a safety barrier between cars and pedestrians
  4. put sand or ash down on cleared areas as it will give grip to walkers.
  5. use grit/salt from grit bins sparingly.

Do not

  1. lift too much snow or ice at one time. Compacted snow can be very heavy.
  2. use hot water to melt ice or snow – it may refreeze to form “black ice”.
  3. obstruct accesses or footpaths with the snow.
  4. use grit/salt from highway grit bins on private property – that is theft.
  5. You do not need to use a lot of salt - a teaspoon of salt per square metre will defrost ice patches..
  6. work in blizzard conditions.

Self help tips clearing snow off roads


  1. use purpose built snowploughs if available.
  2. skim the top of the snow off with a JCB/ mechanical bucket to leave an inch of snow so you do not damage the road surface, remove cateyes or come into contact with ironwork.
  3. Keep in regular contact – minimum hourly – with your operating base
  4. report any damage caused or found
  5. operate with dipped beam headlights at all time.
  6. operate flashing/rotating amber beacons (where fitted) at all times.
  7. place the snow on the verge or grassed areas.

Do not

  1. scrape the road surface with a JCB/mechanical bucket
  2. obstruct accesses or footpaths with the snow.

Vehicle operators/drivers must have and use:

  1. Reflective jacket
  2. Emergency food and drink
  3. Mobile telephone or radio system
  4. Wear stout footwear
  5. Wear snow and ice grippers when walking outside of vehicle


When working outside

  1. Wrap up warm
  2. Wear a reflective coat if available
  3. Wear stout footwear
  4. Wear snow and ice grippers when walking – especially when pushing snow
  5. Beware of hypothermia and wind chill effects

The law on clearing snow and ice from on roads and public spaces

There is no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your property, pathways to your property or public spaces. This includes both public carriageways and footways.

If an accident did occur, its highly unlikely that you would be sued as long as you:

  1. Are careful
  2. Use common sense to make sure that you do not make the pavement or pathway clearly more dangerous than before

People using areas affected by snow and ice also have responsibility to be careful themselves

Copies of this  and other Winter services can be found here


Snow and Ice preparedness

South Witham Winter Advice



Lincs County Council Gritting Routes in Lincolnshire

Lincs County Council Gritting in the Village

Leicestershire CC and Rutland CC Gritted Routes Adjacent to the Village

Grit Bins in the Village


The Police

South Witham area falls within the Stamford Town and Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team within the South Division of Lincolnshire Police.

Contact details for the Team are as follows …

The team is based at :

Stamford Police Station
North Street

In an emergency  dail 999  for non-emergencies dial 101

Email: sends e-mail)
Facebook: Stamford NPT(link is external)
Twitter: @Stamford_Police
Web: is external)


Food, Drink and Accommodation

Public Houses


Opening /Food Service Times




Angel Inn

01572 768302

Mon-Sat  11.30am-11.00pm
Sun         11.00am 11.00pm 


13 Church Street
South Witham
NG33 5PJ

Site Page


The Blue Cow Inn & Brewery

01572 768432

Mon-Sun 11.00am -11.00pm 


High Street
South Witham
NG33 5QB

site page  Yes
Jackson Stops Inn
01780 410237
Monday Closed
Tue - Sat


Sunday 12.00pm–5.00pm
Rookery Lane, 
LE15 7RA
Website No

The Plough

01572 813613

Mon - Wed 12.00pm–3.00pm
Thurs - Sun Open 24 hours

23 Main St, 
LE15 7NJ

Website No

The White Lion

01476 861466

Mon - Sun 12.00pm–9.00pmpm
31 High St,
NG33 5NE
Website No

Black Bull Inn

01572 767677

Tues - Sat 12.00pm–3.00pm,
Sunday 12.00pm–4.00pm
Monday Closed

2 Teigh Rd, 
Market Overton,
LE15 7PW

website No

The Berkeley Arms

01572 787587


Tues - Sat


Sunday 12.00pm–5.00pm
Monday Closed
The  Pub is open Bank Holiday Mondays
12.00pm-5.00pm but closecd the following day
Last orders  Lunctime  1:45pm  
for Food Evenings 9:00pm
  Saturday Evenings 9:30pm

59 Main Street
LE14 2AG


website No

The Royal Oak

01476 550 415

  Bar opening Times Food  Service times
Mon Closed Closed
Tues 12.00pm-2.15pm  
Wed 5.00pm-11.00pm 6.00pm-8:30pm
Thurs 12.00pm-11.00pm 12.00pm-2:00pm
Fri 12.00pm-11.00pm 12.00pm-2:00pm
Sat 10.00am -11.00pm 12.00pm-2:00pm
Sun 12.00pm-10:30pm 12.00pm - 2:30pm
27 High Street
NG33 4LL
website Yes

The Wheatsheaf Inn

01572 812325

  Bar opening Times Food  Service times
Mon Closed Closed
Tues 12.00pm – 3.00 pm  
6.00pm – Close
12.00pm – 2.00pm   
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Wed 12.00pm – 3.00 pm  
6.00pm – Close
12.00pm – 2.00pm   
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Thurs 12.00pm – 3.00 pm  
6.00pm – Close
12.00pm – 2.00pm   
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Fri 12.00pm – Close 12.00pm – 2.00pm   
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Sat 12.00pm – Close 12.00pm – 2.15pm   
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Sun 12.00pm – Close 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Stretton Rd,
LE15 7NP
Website No


Hotels, Guest houses & B&B's

Travel Lodge  Great North Road,North Bound South Witham, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5LN  08719 846076 website
Travel Lodge  Moto Service Area A1, Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5JR 08719 846075 website
The walled Garden 
Bed & Breakfast
 Stamford Road, Barnsdale, Rutland LE15 8AB  01572 720388  website


 Mobile Food

Morton Fish & Chip Van   --   Every Wednesday

Arrive (approx.)
Depart (approx.)
Bulimores, Thistleton Lnae 4:30pm 4:55pm
Water Lane, Near Shop 5:00pm 5:25pm
Great Close, Near Shop 5:30pm 6:30pm

Any Questions  Contact Shelley  07841 134451


Fast / Roadside  Food

  Opening Times Address Website
Burger King Colsterworth Services 

Mo-Fr 10:00am-10:00pm
Sa-Su 10:00am-10.00pm

A1 Service Area, Colsterworth 
Grantham NG33 5JR
Little Chef A1 Colsterworth  Mo-Su 7.00am - 10.00pm A1 Service Area, Colsterworth 
Grantham NG33 5JR
Little Chef A1 North Bound South Witham   Mo-Su 7.00am-8.30pm A1 NorthBound New Fox South,
South Witham, Grantham NG33 5LN

A1 TruckStop - Colsterworth

Mo- Fr 6.00am-10.00pm
Sa        7.00am-2.00pm

Bourne Road, Colsterworth,
Grantham NG33 5JN


Ok Diner A1 South Bound

Mo-Su 8.00am-10.00pm  A1 Southbound, New Fox,
Colsterworth, nr Grantham, 
NG33 5LN




Food Deliveries

Just Eat deliveries from Grantham and Stamford

Hungry House deliveries from Grantham







Local Newspapers and Radio


Local Radio


01476 573300

New Lodge
Riverside Walk
NG31 9AN

01572 765868

40 Melton Road,


LE15 6AY

(94.9 FM)

01522 511411

BBC Radio Lincolnshire,



Lincolnshire, LN1 3XY


Local Papers


01476 562291

 46 High Street,


NG31 6NE

01780 758951

 Cherryholt Road,



01733 555111





NHS Services

Grantham & Kesteven General Hospital

01476 565232

101 Manthorpe Road
Manthorpe Road
NG31 8DG 
Grantham and Kesteven General 

NHS Doctors/Hospitals and Dentists. Use this website to find local 

health care by putting in what you are looking for and your post code

Dr Paula Welsh

01476 550056


The Surgery
12 Church Street
South Witham
NG33 5PJ

 Monday And Thursday  10.30 to 12.00

The Surgery
Back Lane
NG33 5NJ

 Daily Surgery Monday to Friday
Market Cross Surgery

Corby Glen Surgery

01476 550056 

Bourne Road
Corby Glen 

Daily Surgery Monday to Friday

Glenside Country Practice

Corby Glen  01476 550 251

Castle Bytham Surgery 01780 410205 

Out of Hours  111

Corby Glen Surgery
St John’s Drive 
Corby Glen 
Grantham, Lincolnshire
NG33 4LY

Please see the website for Surgey Times


Castle Bytham Surgery
12b High St
Castle Bytham
NG33 4RZ
Market Overton Surgery

0844 815 1470 

Thistleton Road
Market Overton

Please see website for Surgery times




Western Power Distribution

Emergency Number

0800 0568090

National Gas Emergency

24 Hour Service

0800 111999

Anglian Water

By email:

If you prefer to send us an email
please use our online form

By post:

Anglian Water 
Customer Services 
PO Box 10642 
CM20 9HA

By Phone

Billing and general enquiries 03457 91 91 55 

Mon-Fri 0800-2000

Sat       0900-1300

Water supply and sewerage service
queries and emergencies
03457 145 145 24/7

Reporting a leak

Please ring as soon as possible

0800 771 881


Having problems paying your bill

Don't leave it, call us NOW

0800 169 3630

Mon-Fri 0800-2000

Sat       0900-1300

Language Line

If English is not your first language
please ask for our language line service.

03457 91 91 55 



We offer a 24-hour text telephone service
for customers with speech or profound
hearing difficulties. If you have a Minicom
unit we can talk to you through a special

0800 917 5901


Bogus caller helpline

Double-check any Anglian
Water employee's identity.


0800 145 145


Meter installation helpline

Please call us for more information
about having a meter installed.

0345850 5852


Builders & Developers

If you're planning a new development
or extending your home and have a 
query about a new water or drainage
application, please give us a call.

0345 60 66 087

Mon-Fri 0900-1630

Sat       0900-1600




Utilities providers

Listed below are some of the available power suppliers  all supply Electic and some are dual Fuel.  Just click on the link below to go the thirer website for more details

 For Heating Oil




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