New Name Announced to Run Linkage College

The learning disability charity, Linkage, has appointed Martin Shelton as the new Principal of its further education operation in Greater Lincolnshire. Martin takes charge of Linkage College, which has campuses on Weelsby Road in Grimsby and at Toynton All Saints near Spilsby, after a few months as its interim Principal. His move, after more than 20 years at North Warwickshire […]

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Video Story – Linkage in National Campaign over Inequality

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Linkage College students and staff have played their part in a national campaign against education inequality. More than 100 young people from across the country, including students from Lincolnshire, took part in the latest initiative of the A Right Not a Fight campaign, a Westminster demonstration which was spearheaded by the Association of National Specialist Colleges (NATSPEC). The group featured […]

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Bateman Awards 2016

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A Rotary club which has helped raise thousands for Linkage, a pub which has laid on Christmas celebrations for Linkage for more than 15 years and a care manager who has been described as the “diamond of Linkage” have been named among the winners at the charity’s annual awards ceremony for 2016. The ninth annual Bateman Awards were held at […]

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Musical Extravaganza – Gallery


An audience of more than 350 people enjoyed Linkage’s 40th anniversary Musical Extravaganza. The entertainment included Horncastle Ukelele Group, Banovallum Brass Band, Abba*Salute and The Biz Theatre School, performing with Linkage clients and students. The event took place at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, and the proceeds will support Linkage’s work with people with learning disabilities.

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Golf Double Helps Linkage


Some 57 teams of golfers supported Linkage in two tournaments, raising thousands of pounds for the charity. There was the annual Diable Golf Day at Cleethorpes, a staple in the calendar for Linkage College, whilst the first event to be organised by Linkage corporately took place at Blankney near Lincoln, in aid of the Lottery-backed Boultham Park Restoration Project. The […]

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Lincoln Flume 2016 Cancelled

The organisers of the 2016 Lincoln Flume have cancelled the event because of poor ticket sales. The second annual event, to have taken place on Sunday 17th July on Steep Hill, was being planned by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia to raise money for Linkage’s Boultham Park Restoration Project and LIVES, the Lincolnshire first responders. In a statement published […]

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Boultham Park Project Given Final Go-Ahead

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A multi-million pound regeneration of Lincoln’s Boultham Park by a partnership of the learning disability charity, Linkage, and City of Lincoln Council has been given the go-ahead. Work will start in the next few weeks on a restoration and building programme at the 50-acre park after the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund agreed changes to the £4 million […]

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Linkage Triumphs Again in Youth Bike Competition

Linkage’s latest custom-built motorbike has again won a haul of trophies in a national competition. Rust Rat, designed and created as part of Functional Skills lessons by students at the Linkage College Toynton Campus, returned from the National Youthbike Competition in Lincolnshire with six pieces of silverware, bringing the total to 18 over the last three years. In 2016, they […]

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Bus and Bike Represent Linkage at Lincolnshire Show

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A £375,000 Lottery-funded project to give easy access to sensory equipment to people of all ages in Greater Lincolnshire will be launched at the county’s flagship summer event by the charity, Linkage. The Linkage Sensory Project, featuring a purple single-decker bus, will take centre stage at Stand 7-09 at the Lincolnshire Show. Not only will the touring bus be part […]

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Linkage News – Issue 58 (Summer 2016)

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In this packed edition of stories from Lincolnshire’s learning disability charity: Our cover story unveils the Linkage Sensory Library bus which will hit the road in 2016 across Greater Lincolnshire; Find out about our latest activities for Linkage’s 40th anniversary; See the winning work from the hugely-successful ArtBeat Competition; and there are two double-page spreads of fundraising and sports stories. […]

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