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Santa Claus is coming to town thanks to South Holland Rotary

The South Holland Rotary Club will be taking Santa Claus out and about around Spalding again this December while raising money for local charities. From December 2-22 the volunteers will be pulling Christmas’s main man around for all the children to see.You can donate to the Rotary Club and the charities it supports without even leaving your home.You can text ...

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Society’s calendar launched

Spalding and District Civic Society’s 2022 calendar is now on sale.The society’s A4 calendar for 2022 covers Spalding and the surrounding area and consists of 13 beautiful pictures with spaces for appointments, birthdays and reminders together with interesting bits of information.A spokesman for the society said: “Some photos will be expected – Ayscoughfee Hall, Springfields – but there are also ...

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Two decades of helping children

A South Holland couple who have been given a long-service award for foster caring over more than 20 years have urged others who can to get involved. Donna and Lee (who have asked us not to use their surname) have helped look after around 70 young people.They were among those recently presented awards by Lincolnshire County Council for their commitment ...

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Guides’ recipes for success

Two guides have picked up prestigious awards.Freya Andrew and Florence Sweetland, of the 1st Pinchbeck (St Mary) Guides, have been awarded with their Silver and Bronze Guiding Awards at a recent meeting.Both girls are 13 with Freya the first Guide in the unit to reach that level.A spokesman for 1st Pinchbeck Guides said: “As part of the awards both girls ...

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Weekend date for Pride Awards

After a six-month delay thanks to the pandemic, the Pride of South Holland Awards are finally being held this weekend. The awards have been held annually since 2013 and the 2020 winners were due to be revealed at a ceremony last June.But the event had to be postponed and is now being held this weekend at the South Holland Centre, ...

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Big party invite for supporters

Veteran’s supporter Harold Payne has issued an open invite to supporters of the recent Holbeach Remembrance parade to a celeration. Mr Payne will be hosting the event on Sunday, December 5 at his Anglia Motel in Fleet Hargate.“Everybody who supported the parade is welcome to come along. They will need to collect a free ticket first so we know how ...

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Can you Donate a Cuddle?

A local charity is once again helping collect toys for young people this Christmas.The Donate a Cuddle appeal by Ella’s Project wants your new and nearly new soft toys and also toys to give to children in the local area.Donated toys must still display the kitemark.They can be dropped off at Birchgrove Garden Centre or any soft toys provided to ...

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Time to celebrate

A former agricultural worker who has lived in West Pinchbeck all his life has celebrated his 100th birthday.Herbert Strickson marked his special day on November 16 with visits from family and friends.Herbert was married to the late Marjorie for more than 60 years.They had three children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.Herbert, who was born in West Pinchbeck, spent most ...

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Putting on the style for Pudsey

There was a lot of bear behaviour across South Holland when fundraisers did their bit for Children in Need. Staff and pupils at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in West Pinchbeck dressed in pyjamas and onesies to raise cash for the national appeal.They topped £200 by selling merchandise as well as holding the school’s non-uniform day.Ivy Reynolds (8), who attends Spalding ...

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Please keep donating

For the second year running Courtyard Footcare, Health and Beauty is a collection point for our Give A Gift appeal.Linda Drury, owner of the salon in Swan Street, Spalding, will be happy to receive your donations.We have already received many gifts for this year’s campaign but we still need more presents.Launched by Coun Harry Drury, the appeal makes a huge ...

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Schools merger to flower in 2022 as Tulip Academy Spalding

The merger of two special schools is to take place next year with the creation of Tulip Academy Spalding. The Priory and The Garth Schools will respectively become the Waterside and Springview campuses of the new school now intended for all ages and all abilities. It was first proposed in 2017 as part of what Lincolnshire County Council called at ...

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South Holland remembers the fallen

Crowds turned out in their hundreds to remember the fallen at services across South Holland on Sunday. Notes from The Last Post echoed around war memorials in towns and villages throughout the district to mark the start of two minutes’ silence observed by all. Veterans aged 100 mingled with teenage cadets in the event which also marked the centenary of ...

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Keep your donations coming for this year’s Give A Gift Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has donated to this year’s Give A Gift campaign so far but we still need more presents. The appeal makes a huge difference to struggling families across South Holland and Boston, ensuring children who wouldn’t get a present have something to open on Christmas Day. We’ll be delighted if you decide to support the appeal, which ...

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Fire service take trophy in Remembrance Day battle with Police

Any rivalry between blue light services was put to one side to help raise money for charity on Sunday night. Members of the county’s fire and rescue and police officers from Spalding pulled on their football boots for a fiercely contested match. “The game did not disappoint and massive thanks go to everyone involved in setting this up,” said firefighter ...

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Santa Clause is coming to town – here’s when

Spalding Lions, South Holland Rotary Club and Spalding Fire Crews will be out and about with their Santa sleighs again this year, raising money for local good causes. Here’s where and when you can see Santa. Spalding Lions will be taking him around local villages with visits starting at 5.30pm unless otherwise stated. Wednesday, December 1: Pinchbeck – Brayfields, St ...

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Long Sutton market stall costs are under review by South Holland District Council

A decision to charge market stall holders in Long Sutton more than anywhere else in the district has been called-in by members of South Holland District Council. The council’s own cabinet backed a move to implement a new handbook for the district’s markets at a meeting last week. The move would see stall holders in Long Sutton pay £8.50 while ...

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Please consider donating to this year’s Give a Gift campaign

As the festive season creeps ever closer, we are asking you to support our Give A Gift campaign and help make a child smile this Christmas. While you are doing your Christmas shopping if you would consider buying an extra gift to donate to our campaign it would be very much appreciated. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has once ...

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Welland Senior Forum meetings return following long break due to COVID-19

A group for the over-55s is back meeting after the recent enforced break. Welland Senior Forums held its first meeting recently after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. The discussion centred on future meetings and building the sessions back up. The next meeting is due to be held on Tuesday November 16 at the United reformed Church Hall on Pinchbeck Road ...

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Remembrance services throughout South Holland

South Holland will pay its respects to those who have lost their lives in armed conflicts over the new few days. On Armistice Day today (November 11) there will be a service led by Rev John Bennett at Springfields War Memorial. Muster at 10.30am outside the shopping centre. On Saturday, November 13 a short Service will take place in Spalding ...

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Blue light clash for Poppy Day

Two emergency services are to clash on the football pitch, all in the name of charity this Sunday, (November 14). A team from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will take on a Lincolnshire Police XI for the Inter Services Remembrance Day Trophy at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in Spalding at 7.30pm. The Remembrance Sunday event is being played to ...

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