Author Archives: Nigel Chapman

Be quick to get your activity or event in Summer Fun brochure

South Holland District Council’s Summer Fun brochure is being compiled at the moment and submissions for inclusion are invited. Any community group, venue or organisation running arts, sports or cultural activities for children and/or young people in South Holland over the summer holidays can have their activities and events listed free of charge. The brochure is distributed to every pupil ...

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Vintage flying day brings colour and excitement to Fenland skies

With the number of landings and take-offs to rival a major airport, colour and aerial excitement were brought to Holbeach St Johns airfield by a feast of vintage aircraft. This year Fenland Aero Club’s annual Daffodil Fly-In was held in conjunction with a rally by the Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC) of Great Britain and stars of the event were undoubtedly ...

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Volunteers help Surfleet look spick and span again with Litter Blitz

  Surfleet is looking smarter now thanks to a litter pick by members of the community. Seven people took part in South Holland District Council’s latest Litter Blitz venue. The pick focused on local litter hotspots including the A16 underpass and the reservoir. Local resident and Surfleet parish councillor Judy Chapman organised the event as part of the environmental parish ...

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Gedney Dyke Village Hall gets makeover with a hand from Dulux

A village hall has a brand new look thanks to the hard work of staff and a generous paint donation by Dulux. Gedney Dyke Village Hall applied for the paint donation because staff felt it needed a warmer and more inviting look to bring it into the 21st century. Chairman Richard Ward nominated the project online. He said: “We are ...

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Search on in Pinchbeck for ‘lost medieval manor’

A full-scale exploration to hopefully find the remains of Pinchbeck’s ‘lost manor’ is within days of springing into operation. It is more than three years since Pinchbeck History and Archaeology Group’s last highly successful and rewarding dig at Healey’s Field was closed down, mainly due to lack of funding. But the project, which unearthed such a valuable wealth of information ...

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Fundraising canoeing challenge across English Channel

A team of six men is undertaking a mammoth canoeing trip across the English Channel to arrive at a Normandy beach on June 6 – the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Among them will be former Spalding Grammar School pupil Stuart Gilks (51). His parents Tom and Daphne, of Donington, hope to be in France to see the team’s ...

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Riddle of £60,000 found floating in Spalding drain continues

It was like a scene in a novel; an astonishing discovery which set Spalding and the rest of Lincolnshire talking. Around £60,000 in bank notes – some charred after being burnt – was found floating in a Spalding waterway. Yet six months on and police are still none the wiser about the rightful owner and how the loot came to ...

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Spalding primary club extends breakfast club provision

A Spalding primary school has launched a breakfast club for its youngest students. Monkshouse Primary School already has a breakfast drop-in session established for Key Stage 2 pupils and has now extended the provision. Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 youngsters can enjoy cereals, toast and drinks during the 8am-8.45am session. Cost is £2 per day and children can be ...

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Lincolnshire Police to update on recruitment drive for 1,000 volunteers

Lincolnshire Police is holding an event tomorrow (Thursday, May 1) to talk about its recruitment of volunteers. As part of the public Project Board, the police volunteer project team will showcase its first annual report and talk about what has been achieved and what is still to be done to reach the 1,000 volunteer mark. The event is at Dave ...

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No further police action over Sutton Bridge domestic incident

Police have concluded their inquiries into a domestic incident in Sutton Bridge and said there will be no further action taken. As reported in The Voice last week, Withington Street and part of Bridge Road were sealed off for much of Wednesday last week as officers – some armed – dealt with the matter, which began in the early hours. ...

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First Spalding Tulipmania Festival to pay tribute to Robin

The procession at this weekend’s inaugural Tulipmania Festival will be dedicated to an unsung hero of Spalding Flower Parade who was killed in a farm accident last week. Robin Chappell, who gave more than 30 years’ service to the parade, died when he became trapped in machinery at the family farm in Cowbit Road, Spalding. He had been working with son ...

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Starving young dog found abandoned in Spalding

A young, starving dog has been found abandoned and tied up under a Spalding bridge. The bitch, thought to be about 18 months old, was discovered by a member of the public at the Coronation Channel on Tuesday. The ribs of the undernourished dog – named Star by those now looking after her – are clearly visible. South Holland District ...

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