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Holbeach on song for In Bloom judges as Long Sutton target gold

Even the weather seemed to be backing Holbeach when the East Midlands in Bloom judges came to town.   And they were also serenaded by the town’s own Pavanotti who gave a free concert during last Thursday morning.   The operatic performer was outside the Aurora cafe to entertain visitors and residents alike.   It will be at least a ...

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Party time as crowds flock to enjoy Bakkavor bonanza

An action-packed weekend saw crowds flock to the annual Bakkavor Party in the Park at the Springfields Events Centre.   The two-day event was put on for all Bakkavor employees and their families with the general public attending the Saturday night music spectacular and Sunday fun day.   The annual Bakkavor’s Got Talent competition saw April Morgan win the £1,000 ...

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Strictly stars dance the night away at annual Johnson ball

Fundraisers who danced the night away with Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag have collected almost £5,000 for the Johnson Community Hospital.   The pair were special guests at the annual Johnson Community Hospital Ball, which was held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre.   More than 600 guests were treated to a glittering performance from ...

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Volunteers needed to support recovery from domestic abuse

A charity that works to support survivors of domestic abuse is looking for volunteers to help.   SoLDAS (South Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service), operated by Boston Women’s Aid, works with men and women who have experienced abuse and their families in Boston and South Holland.   Its Moving On Together scheme is designed to recruit volunteers to give one to ...

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Awards salute achievements of Crowland youngsters

Youngsters in Crowland who have achieved something special in the past 12 months have been recognised at a special awards evening.   The Young Achievers Awards were started in 2002 by Crowland Parish Council to mark the Queens Jubilee at the suggestion of a parishioner Russ Prosser.   Nominations are invited for youngsters who live in the parish of Crowland ...

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Chernobyl children enjoy fun-packed day at Springfields

Children from Chernobyl enjoyed a gift-laden and fun-packed day out at Springfields Outlet Shopping in Spalding.   The youngsters received gifts and seeds from Springfields and various retailers around the centre.   They got new shoes and trainers from Clarks before having a fun-packed day in the gardens where they learned how to plant seeds, got their faces painted and ...

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Store staff and pupils keep Pinchbeck tidy

Colleagues from Blakemore Retail’s SPAR Pinchbeck store have teamed up with a village primary school to tidy up their local community.   A total of 18 volunteers from the Pinchbeck convenience store on Knight Street joined forces with 12 Year 6 pupils from Pinchbeck East C of E Primary School to litter pick in the areas surrounding the store and ...

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Party time as annual Bakkavor event aims to top charity total

Organisers of the annual Bakkavor Party in the Park are aiming to top last year’s massive charity fundraising total at this weekend’s event.   Last year £15,000 was donated to charities from the event which takes place on July 15 and 16 at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding.   All proceeds from Party in the Park ticket sales and the Sunday ...

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Pride in South Holland investment to carry on

Continued investment will be made into The Pride in South Holland project – a specific team of council officers charged with cleaning up district grot spots.   South Holland District Council invested £88,000 in the project last year, which focuses on clearing problem areas of things like overgrowth and litter.   Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for environmental services, said: ...

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Record number visit Holbeach Food Fair

Record crowds enjoyed glorious summer weather for this year’s Holbeach Food Fair.   Around 2,000 people visited the showcase for local producers, suppliers and creators of fantastic foodstuff.   Everything from burgers to vodka toffee was on offer during the course of the fourth annual event.   Organiser Nick Worth said he was delighted with the turn-out.   The festival ...

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Garden project turns into reality at Wygate

Pupils at a Spalding primary school have been given the chance to grow their own plants, fruit and vegetables.   Children at Wygate Park Academy, in Witham Road, have also been gifted wheelbarrows, forks and watering cans so they can look after the garden.   It has been created by housebuilder Kier Living Eastern whose employees took time out of ...

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Anglian Regiment’s £10,000 cheque from fundraiser Harold

Military vehicles were out in force at the weekend for a fundraiser in Fleet.   A huge cheque for £10,000 was presented by Harold Payne, of the Anglia Motel, to members of the Royal Anglian Regiment’s A Company.   He has raised a total of £132,000 for the regiment’s benevolent fund over the last five years.   The latest event, ...

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Friends to take part in 5k run to honour cancer fighter Allison

In honour and support of a family friend whose cancer recovery has been described as “miraculous,” two 12-year-olds will take on a fundraising 5K.     Allison Law (40), mum to Jada (6) and Jet (4), was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer in January, which had spread to her bones and kidneys. Doctors said there was no cure and, privately, ...

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Public artwork, new markets and a buzz around the streets of Holbeach

Public artwork, new markets and loyalty cards are all in the pipeline for Holbeach.     The town is “buzzing” with enthusiasm after a public meeting to reveal results of a survey into improving its shopping appeal.   Three South Holland district councillors, Tracey Carter, Nick Worth and Francis Biggadike commissioned Leicester-based company Kerching to conduct the survey and present ...

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‘Ludicrous’ van for Two Ball Rally drivers

Three friends are set to embark on a fundraising adventure driving a banger across Europe.     They will be taking their multi-coloured van to the Two Ball Banger rally to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.   Mark Robinson, Ashley Goodale and James King will be heading off next month for the run which is due to ...

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Fantastic family fun raises cash for good community causes

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Crowland Show at the weekend and local good causes are set to benefit.   Glorious summer weather ensured a steady flow of visitors to Snowden Field to enjoy a range of attractions on Saturday.   Circus workshops, dog shows, horse shows, music, birds of prey and refreshments were all on offer at the event. ...

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Kieran’s specialist cancer treatment in USA gets under way

Specialist cancer treatment in America for Deeping St Nicholas lad Kieran Taylor got under way on Tuesday (June 20). The seven-year-old, who had a brain tumour removed last year, will have daily proton beam therapy for six weeks in Florida. The NHS-sponsored therapy, currently not available in the UK, deals with types of cancer in critical areas when it is ...

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Big Co-op Clean transforms green space in Long Sutton

A woodland area will help schoolchildren discover more about nature and wildlife after volunteers spruced it up. Lincolnshire Co-op colleagues and members mucked in to refresh a green space at Long Sutton Primary School. Together they’ve cleared thick weeds and made way for a woodland trail and outdoor area for the school’s pupils. And the clear-up itself gave the children ...

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Be quick to get Holbeach Best Garden entries in

The pride, care and devotion is obvious to see in entries for the Holbeach Best Garden competition, which we’re running in conjunction with Holbeach In Bloom. There are three prizes – £50, £30 and £20 – for individuals’ gardens and a £25 prize for the best community effort. Gardens in Holbeach or the surrounding villages are eligible to be entered Get ...

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Showcase of textiles at concert at Holbeach chapels

These are some of the results of an ongoing project to create textiles for Holbeach Cemetery Chapels. A one-day workshop was held to continue the project of creating eight panels. Two panels will go on display at a Midsummer Concert with The Mirinesse Singers at the Park Road chapels on Wednesday (June 21). Around 25 adults and also children from ...

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