Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough, Through The Eyes Of LincsConnect

Around me in Lincolnshire – Gainsborough near Lincoln UK.  Gainsborough was once (in 1013) the capital of England. England was ruled from the Gainsborough Castle which is now the site of the Gainsborough Old Hall.  The status was short lived but if ever there was a claim to fame, ‘this’ has to be a pretty good contender.

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Managed by English Heritage, the Gainsborough Old Hall is closed at present but will reopen in summer 2021 (3 July). Follow @GainsOldHall on twitter for updates. Click on the picture to go straight to the English Heritage website page to book your advance tickets.

Getting To Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Located on the banks of the River Trent, Gainsborough (capitol of England in 1013) has historically had easy access routes.  Moving on, you’ll see on this map that Gainsborough is still easily accessible from the M180 to the North, the A1 to the West, the A15 to the East and the A57 from the South.  These routes make Gainsborough ideally situated for your next outing to explore our rich heritage in Lincolnshire.

The Trent Bridge was completed in 1791 (there was formerly a ferry crossing) which put an end to commercial shipping as larger boats are unable to navigate under the bridge.  However, rail links are very much alive and available. With two train stations (Lea Road and Gainsborough Central) rail travel is easy.  Trains run direct from/to Retford, Sheffield, Doncaster and Lincoln from Lea Road.  The Gainsborough Central station has direct routes to Cleethorpes and Brigg.  It’s even possible for travellers to get to Gainsborough from the new capital (London) with just one change.

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Gainsborough, Lincolnshire – easy access from every direction.

The Gainsborough Heritage Trail

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Gainsborough Heritage have produced a free booklet which includes a 90 minutes walking route. To download the .PDF click on this map

The brochure which has been produced by Gainsborough Heritage is an easy to follow and very informative glossy paper pamphlet.  As a result it will easily fold into your pocket or bag.  If you’d like a copy click on the picture above to download a .PDF to print at home.  If you prefer a printed paper version email your name and address tourism.info@west-lindsey.gov.uk The .PDF is ideal for carrying on your mobile phone. For more information follow Gainsborough Heritage Association on Facebook.

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough With Call Connect

Call Connect provide an affordable and convenient bus service throughout the County.  Click on the picture to go to their website.  You can also follow them on Twitter for regular updates @CallConnectBus

Call Connect provide a valuable bus service throughout the County.  Gainsborough is well serviced by the buses so if you would like to book a journey simply register on their Call Connect website then book your journey.  Obviously they are adhering to all of the Covid-19 safety measures so you’ll be required to sanitise hands and wear a face covering before your journey.

News  News  News

EU Settlement Scheme

Time is running out so if you or someone you know are from the EU and you wish to settle and work in the UK you need to act NOW!

EU Settlement Scheme

For help with completing your application to settle in the UK contact South Lincs Citizens Advice NOW. Click on the picture or the blue link to email your interest.

A Note from Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire

“With just weeks to go before the EU Settlement Scheme deadline, our support helpline has seen a large increase in calls and referrals and we are working hard to help each and every client that contacts us for support with their application.  Many of the enquiries were from people unsure whether they need to apply to the scheme or not, many are from people who did not yet make applications for their children and we are also seeing queries from people trying to track their applications that have not yet been concluded or are facing issues accessing their application or need to provide further evidence.

Our support team are working hard across Lincolnshire to meet the demand and we aim to help as many clients as we can in the run up to the deadline.

As well as providing telephone advice and online support, we also have drop in sessions and can offer face to face advice in different locations across Lincolnshire.”

“..EU citizens, EEA and Swiss nationals and those who hold an EEA family permit not to wait until the last minute to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).”

Where To Go For Help

EU Settlement Scheme

Click on the picture to find the freephone number and link to download the application NOW.

Opening the blue picture above will show you the FREE 0800 448 0734 number to call for assistance and the website will also give a link to download the application. Multi lingual posters and more information are posted by @eusssupportlinc on Twitter.

If you know someone who may be wanting to stay in the UK please pass this information on

Local Charity

Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, Gainsborough

Click on the logo to go to the latest blog

Two thousand one hundred and sixty four and counting…. That’s how many Greyhounds this fantastic local charity have managed to re-home. That’s a fantastic achievement. To top it off they have a policy of guaranteeing to accept any dogs that are returned.  It’s not ideal to have dogs returned but some new owners find they can’t cope with the reality of owning a dog.  That said, looking at the percentages across other charities you’ll find this Gainsborough trust are performing well.

As a charity they are always looking at ways of raising funds.  One of the successful fund raisers is their lottery.  For just £1.00 a week you’ll be in with a chance of winning a cash prize and, with a limit of 216 members it’s pretty exclusive.  Follow @LincsGreyhounds on Twitter for regular updates but if you would like to join their lottery visit the website Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust or call today:

07941 313 025

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough – Trinity Arts Centre 

Actually, ‘I’ won’t be entertaining you but the fabulous people at the Trinity Arts Centre will.  Pantomime tickets are already on sale so if you want to book your moment of ‘normality’ you’ll need to get a move on.  Aladdin opens on 10 December 2021 with the last show on 2 January 2022. Click on the picture below to go straight to the booking page and follow them on Twitter @TrinityArtsGain for regular updates:

Around Me In Lincolnshire - Gainsborough. Trinity Arts Centre

Panto season will soon be here so NOW is the time to book your tickets for the fun packed show. Family fun for everyone even if you aren’t taking children

Beginning life as the Church Of The Holy Trinity in 1843 this listed building has been completely renovated inside to become what we now know as the Trinity Arts Centre.  Just in case you were wondering, yes it is located on Trinity Street – obviously!  As expected, the Centre offers a large and diverse range of entertainment to cover most tastes.  As a result this little snapshot of what you can expect is by no means exhaustive. Click on the picture to see more:

Around Me In Lincolnshire - Gainsborough. Trinity Arts Centre

Just a taster… There’s lots more to see at the Trinity Arts Centre so click on the picture to go straight to the calendar and bookings pages.

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough – Bearded Fishermen

The Bearded Fishermen are a Gainsborough based charity supporting Mental health and Suicide Prevention.  If you need help give them a call NOW:

0300 365 0019

The team are always available to help and have a proven track record.  If you’re suffering, don’t suffer in silence! The Bearded Fishermen are here for you and offer support by phone, in person (face to face) and via video.  So if you need them, call them NOW.  The picture will take you straight to their website where you can access more information so don’t delay.  You can call them on 0300 365 0019 or find them on Twitter @Brdfishermen_uk and Facebook Bearded Fishermen Charity

Around Me In Lincolnshire - Gainsborough - Bearded Fishermen Charity

Not all super heroes wear capes – some wear beards. Don’t suffer with poor mental health and suicidal thoughts. click on the logo to go straight to the website for help

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Gainsborough

Gainsborough has far more to offer than I can include in this blog but I hope you have enjoyed this little taster.

Something missing?  Get in touch if you would like something adding to the blog.  Local advertising is always welcome too of course so call me on 07966 174878 to have yours included here. The phone may go to answerphone if I’m with clients so you can also email me at martin@lincsconnect.co.uk

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Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough

That’s it for now.  I’ll be doing more ‘Around Me’ blogs so get in touch if you would like me to feature your town.

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LincsConnectJobs Hour For Jobs And Courses

LincsConnectJobs Hour For Jobs And Courses

LincsConnectJobs Hour

LincsConnectJobs hour for jobs and courses if here for you every day whether you’re posting vacancies or looking for work.

 

LincsConnectJobs Hour for jobs and courses

                              #LincsConnectJobs Hour for jobs and courses is on Mondays from 10.00am

 

LincsConnectJobs Hour For Jobs And Courses

LincsConnectJobs hour for jobs and courses. To be more precise, it’s a hashtag so you need to add #LincsConnectJobs to your posts to help people find you. When you’re posting vacancies or searching for jobs and courses #LincsConnectJobs is the place to be.  The hour starts at 10.00am every Monday and is open to all agencies and businesses or charities who wish to get their vacancies and courses noticed in the local Lincolnshire area.  In addition, it’s the place for everyone to go to when searching for a job or course.  It’s a local hub to help you find good connections as well as jobs and courses.

LincsConnectJobs Hour For Jobs And Courses – It’s Here For ‘You’

#LincsConnect is the established hub (database) so when posting vacancies or courses I recommend the following format:

#LincsConnectJobs #Jobs

#LincsConnect

#Location (Where is the vacancy/course)? Use a hashtag for the location to make sure you reach out to people searching for news in their area. Include brief details about the vacancy.

#YourHahstag Include your own hashtag to let everyone know that they can search for your specific uploads.

Include a link to either yourself or directly to the vacancy information

Include a picture or video wherever possible as an attention grabber.

´LincsConnect #LincsConnectJobs example tweet

An example of a tried and tested format. Note the use of both #LincsConnectJobs ‘and’ #LincsConnect to get as much exposure as possible

Tried And Tested

The format in the picture above is tried and tested over 11 years so I know it works.

#LincsConnectJobs Is The Hub

#LincsConnectJobs isn’t trying to replace the work of others or steal their hard earned followers.  Quite the opposite in fact.  The #LincsConnectJobs and #LincsConnect hashtags are designed to be the hub or the ‘go to’ place for people to look to find you.  Adding the two hashtags to your tweets on a daily basis will undoubtedly increase your readership and following.

LincsConnectJobs Hour For Jobs And Courses – Team Work Works

It may sound obvious but being precious about your own account and not sharing posts from others will only lead to your own posts stagnating.  When we work as a team we can increase followers and readership for each other.  It shows that you’re an ‘all inclusive’ site and improves your standing and respect on twitter.  If you’ve been posting but only getting one or two retweets or interactions increasing your readership can only be a good thing!

Get Noticed To Get Results

Making sure you tell your followers about the #LincsConnectJobs hour will improve readership for everyone. That brings us back to ‘Team Work Works’.  Using the #LincsConnectJobs hashtag is excellent but it needs a little time (and your input) to make it into ‘the’ place to look across the whole county.  With that in mind you need to include the #LincsConnect hashtag too (not the @LincsConnect address) as it has been established for more that 11 years and is already recognisable across the county.  Using both hashtags will help drive people to the #LincsConnectJobs hashtag so it’s a win, win situation.

Courses

If you know of any colleges, schools or universities that are offering courses please point them to #LincsConnectJobs.  After all, the courses are designed to lead to self improvement and self improvement may lead to fresh job searches.

#LincsConnectJobs Hour For Jobs And Courses – The Format

LincsConnectJobs hour for jobs and courses – Start each hour with a quick introduction.  Let everyone know who you are, what you do and what you have to offer.  some of you may be on a fixed wage while others may be an agency working on fixed fees or commission.  We all have to live and pay bills so don’t be afraid to be ‘up front’ with your charges.

Can’t Make It In Person?

Life is often hectic and committing to a dedicated hour each week can be difficult at best!  Scheduling tweets is perfectly acceptable but do consider what you put in your posts if you are away from your desk.  Here are some examples that I’ve found work well:

Introductory post:  Good morning everyone, apologies for not being able to make it in person today.  I’ve scheduled a few tweets for the hour but will visit the hashtag later to retweet for you and show my support.

Subsequent posts: My advice is to stick with the theme that you are not participating in person.  I recommend that you use the hour to post informative messages about yourself.  Tell people what you do.  Let them know if you have a particular reputation in engineering or any other speciality recruitment.  The hashtag is live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone can visit to read the posts at any time so make your posts relevant.  Letting people know who you are and what you do is important if you want people to follow you.  It’s really not ‘just’ about the job vacancies!

That introductory post is perfectly acceptable as you have pledged to support others.  With that in mind, the others should feel comfortable retweeting your posts and offering you their support.

Be Part Of The Team

Would you like to host the hour?  Hosting the hour will help to show your personality and will let people get to know the person behind the tweets.  My diary is open so please do let me know if you would like to be a host.

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LincsConnectJobs hour For Jobs And Courses – Getting It Right

Perfection is a good goal but getting it right every single time is a difficult task.  We are all human so be prepared to make a few errors (I still make lots of mistakes but try to learn from them). LincsConnectJobs hour for jobs and courses will only work if we are all consistent.  By working together we will have the hashtag trending on Twitter, Google and other platforms (I’ve made that happen several times before).

Good luck

I hope you find this post useful.  Please do feel free to email me at martin@lincsconnect.co.uk if you have any questions or suggestions.

Best wishes

LincsConnect

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