December 17th 2018

Christmas & New Year operations & deliveries notice

We will be operating throughout the Christmas and New Year period – generating electricity into the National Grid and supplying heat to Sleaford swimming pool and other civic buildings in the town.

Given how the Christmas and New Year holiday period falls this year, we have received permission from North Kesteven District Council to allow us to deliver straw to the power station (and remove ash) on the afternoons of Saturday, 22nd December and Saturday, 29th December (2.00pm to 6.00pm).  Normally on Saturdays, we deliver straw between 8.00am and 2.00pm but because of the Christmas holidays we require these extra hours for straw deliveries (and potentially ash removal).  These extra hours will allow us to maintain sufficient stock of straw for normal operations across Christmas and New Year.

No deliveries of straw will be made on the public holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day) nor on the Sundays before and after Christmas Day (December 23rd and December 30th).

To mitigate the impact of the extra HGV traffic on the two Saturday afternoons (we estimate no more than 10 lorries per afternoon), we have asked our drivers to enter and exit the station on Boston Road via the west-bound carriageway of the A17, so avoiding Kirkby la Thorpe.  This instruction is not a requirement of North Kesteven’s temporary permission that has been granted.

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