AT A GLANCE information, including train times, tide and lighting-up times, late chemists and useful numbers


HIGH water times on the River Trent at Gainsborough, supplied by the Environment Agency, based on predictions by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (copyright reserved) for the next seven days are:


Thu 9 05.43 2.5 18.10 2.7

Fri 10 06.48 2.8 19.01 3.1

Sat 11 07.36 3.1 19.40 3.4

Sun 12 08.14 3.4 20.14 3.7

Mon 13 08.47 3.5 20.45 3.9

Tue 14 09.18 3.6 21.18 4.0

Wed 15 09.46 3.7 21.47 4.1

Thu 16 10.14 3.6 22.18 4.1

GMT (add one hour for BST) and heights, in metres, refer to ODN at Keadby.

The Aegir usually appears during high spring tides and arrives about two hours before high water in Gainsborough, about three hours before in Owston Ferry and two and a half hours before in West Stockwith.

For further information contact the Environment Agency (tel. 612205).


LIGHTS are not needed on vehicles between the following times except during periods of poor visibility:



Thu 9 7.02 5.32

Fri 10 7.00 5.33

Sat 11 6.58 5.35

Sun 12 6.56 5.37

Mon 13 6.54 5.39

Tue 14 6.52 5.41

Wed 15 6.50 5.43

Thu 16 6.48 5.45


LATE duty chemist: Lincoln Co-op Chemists, Market Street, Sunday noon-1pm; Vanessa Drive, Mon-Fri 5.30pm-6.30pm; Spivak Chemists, Heapham Road, Wed-Fri 5.30pm-7pm.


TRAIN times for Gainsborough's stations from Sunday December 11 until Saturday June 10 are:


To LINCOLN: Weekdays - 6.25am, 7.38am, 8.24am, 9.38am, 10.38am, d10.52am, 11.38am, 12.38pm, d1.30pm, 1.39pm, 2.38pm, d2F52pm(E), d3P33pm(S), 3.45pm, 4.38pm, d4F56pm(S), 5.38pm, 6.38pm, 7.39pm, d7F49pm(S), d8E00pm, 8.42pm, d9.00pm. Sundays - 2.32pm, 4.53pm, 6.53pm, 8.16pm.

To SHEFFIELD: Weekdays - 7.26am, 8A49am, 9A49am, 10A49am, 11A49am, 12A49pm, 1A49pm, 2A49pm, 3A49pm, 4H49pm(E), 4D49pm(S), 5.44pm, 6.46pm, 8.05pm, 8.49pm, 9S46pm, 9E49pm. Sundays - 3L37pm, 5.57pm, 7.57pm, 9L37pm.

To DONCASTER (direct route): Weekdays - f9.40am, 12.17pm, p1E40pm, p2S31pm, 3S32pm, f6S27pm, 6E54pm, f7E55pm, 7S52pm. Sundays - no direct service.


To CLEETHORPES (Saturdays only): 8.57am, 1pm, 4.24pm.

To SHEFFIELD (Saturdays only): 12.22pm, 4.05pm, 7.18pm (6.06pm from Cleethorpes).

Key: A - through train to Adwick via Meadowhall, Rotherham and Doncaster; d - from Doncaster (direct); D - to Doncaster; E - Except Saturdays; F - through train to Sleaford; f - from Sleaford; H - through train to Hull; L - through train to Leeds; P - through train to Peterborough via Spalding; p - from Peterborough; S - Saturdays only.


Gainsborough code unless otherwise stated):

Causeway Lane, Lea, waste site opening times: all week - 8am to 4pm.

West Lindsey District Council - 676676 or visit the website at

Gainsborough Town Council - 811573

Bassetlaw District Council - 01909 533533

North Lincolnshire Council - 01724 296342

Lincolnshire County Council 01522 552222 -

Gainsborough Police - 810910

Gainsborough Crime Prevention Panel - 07887 752204 - If not answered, leave your name and number and a member will contact you.

Crime and drug information hotline - 0800 281490

John Coupland Hospital - 816500

Gainsborough College - 617471

Gas emergencies - freephone 0800 111999

Trinity Arts Centre - 676655

Edward Leigh MP - 01673 844501 or E-mail Conservative office -

West Lindsey Citizens Advice Bureau, 26 North Street, Gainsborough. Opening hours Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am-1.30pm. Fax 01427 810914. CAB county helpline 08701 224422 for general advice see the website on

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) - 810350

Gainsborough Old Hall - 612669 (see What's On listings)

Gainsborough Adventure Playground - 617165 (see What's On Listings)

West Lindsey Leisure Centre - 615169 (see What's On listings)

Lincolnshire RoadCar website (for bus timetables)

Public conveniences - Roseway, Whittons Gardens, Heaton Street bus station (24 hours), Corporation Yard (disabled), Bridge Street, Saxilby, and Torksey Lock.


OPENING hours of Gainsborough Police Station will be postyed outside the station each week.

People attending the station who find the office not staffed should use the telephone system on the outside wall.

This inquiry will be dealt with by the call handling unit, which will either be able to help directly or, if necessary, allocate an officer to deal with it.