Events

Activate your summer holiday fun in South Holland

There is no reason for youngsters to get bored during the school holidays. South Holland District Council has arranged a series of free family days through the Activate! programme. Starting on August 1 in Holbeach, the days are designed to give young people and their families the chance to try new sports and arts activities within their community. Activities include ...

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Strawsome fun attracts crowds

Around 500 people flocked to Moulton last weekend for the village’s annual Garden Crawl and Scarecrow Festival. Villagers dotted a host of straw-based creations around the area while 14 private gardens were open to enjoy for one weekend only. As well as trails and games for kids, there was the opportunity to vote for the best scarecrow. The winning entry ...

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Summer holiday activities at the South Holland Centre

The South Holland Centre is Spalding has a packed summer holiday schedule, starting this month. A Family Arts and Crafts morning for two to 11-year-olds takes place on Monday, August 20, with a space theme. Sessions run from 10am to noon so drop-in or stay for the whole two hours. Sessions cost £6 per child, £3 for siblings and there’s ...

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Picture gallery – Firm funds fab family weekend

Fantastic summer weather helped families have a ball at the annual Bakkavor weekend. Thousands of visitors made the most of glorious sunshine and packed the Springfields venue over both Saturday and Sunday. With a funfair, refreshments, live music, stalls and displays, there was plenty to keep everyone happy. Sunday was a classic, with cars and motorbikes from a bygone era ...

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Garden Crawl and Scarecrow event his weekend in Moulton

The annual Moulton Garden Crawl and Scarecrow extravaganza is taking place this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday July 21 and 22, the village will be dotted by straw based creations. The Garden Crawl will involve 15 private gardens opened for all to see. Attendees can pick up a programme and admission token for £2.50 from the village green from noon ...

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East Midlands in Bloom Judges on tour of hopeful Holbeach and Spalding

Frantic final preparations were made to floral displays, installations and town streets ahead of a visit from East Midlands In Bloom judges. Holbeach in Bloom judging took place last week, while Spalding’s scrutiny was on Monday. Spalding in Bloom Chairman Coun Angela Newton was the guide for judge Peter Benham in the morning heat. Stops included Ayscoughfee Gardens, Springfields, St ...

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GALLERY: A roaring good time for health at Spalding hospital ball

Supporters of the Johnson Community Hospital stepped back almost a century to raise cash at the weekend. The annual ball had a Roaring Twenties theme and gangsters featured heavily. Sally Brown, a sister in the outpatients department and chairman of the Johnson Community Hospital Ball Committee, said: “Thank-you to everyone who attended to make this year’s event such a fantastic ...

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Armed Forces Day parade a success

Veterans paraded through Spalding on Tuesday, June 26, for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade. Organiser Coun Jan Whitbourn said attendees included personnel from RAF Conningsby, local ex-service associations, street pastors and army cadets. After meeting at the Red Lion hotel for tea, the parade set off from a specially decorated Market Place, where traders had adorned their stalls with ...

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Corrie star opens Adventure Land

The opening of Spalding’s newest attraction was an event to remember for one South Holland girl. Evie Ireland, a pupil at Weston School, won a competition to design a flag for the new attraction Adevnture Land at Springfields Outlet. Her flag will sit atop the JCB Young Drivers Zone which is part of the new development. Evie joined Coronation Street’s ...

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Movie theme to joint prom night

Students from two Spalding schools joined forces for a prom night celebration. The Year 11 groups at Spalding High and Grammar schools held meetings throughout the year to plan their big event. With the theme of A Night at the Movies, the students dressed in their finest red carpet clothes and headed for the South Holland Centre. With Oscar statues ...

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Cricket legends heading to Seas End Hall

Cricketing legends including Gordon Greenidge, Devon Malcolm and Chris Lewis are set to descend on Moulton Seas End for a charity match in August. The Lashings World XI, whose numbers include a host of famous cricketers, will take on a Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) XI skippered by Spalding Town Cricket Club’s Mat Gil at Seas End Hall on August ...

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Swift fly-by and snail races at Sutton Bridge fun day

A nature based family fun day at Sutton Bridge was lucky enough to have a fly-by from the birds it was raising money to look after. On Saturday, June 23 at St Matthews Church, Sutton Bridge, swifts performed an aerial display above the crowds attending Nature Watch Day, right on cue. Organiser Lesley Robinson said the day was hugely popular ...

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Donington family fun day makes a splash and raises cash

Sponges flew and rats were splatted at a Donington Fun Day. A spokesman from organisers Young Dons said: “Big thank you to all our volunteers and our sponsor Storm Events for putting on the England game for us all to enjoy. “It was a very hot fun day.” The spokesman added that the day raised £715 for the club.

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Spalding waves the flag for our armed forces

Pupils from Spalding’s St John’s Primary School, military personnel and veterans attended a flag raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day. South Holland District Council hosted the event at its Priory Road offices on Monday. South Holland District Council Chairman Rodney Grocock said: “It was fantastic to see such a large and diverse turnout for the event, bringing together people ...

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Hundreds ‘give it a go’

Almost 500 people went to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Sunday to a ‘Give it a Go’ event. The event, part of South Holland District Council’s SHout and About health and wellbeing campaign and the Great Get Together weekend in memory of Jo Cox MP, gave people the opportunity to try a new sport or activity for free, ...

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Crowland’s 40th show a success

The 40th Crowland Show proved one of the most popular in recent years, attracting more than 2,000 people. Profits, often totalling around £1,500, are donated to community causes. This year a free ‘Party in the Park’ is being planned for September 8, 2pm-10pm at Snowden Field. Crowland Show Committee deputy chairman Helen Turpin said: “We’d like to thank all our ...

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Sunny Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show

Show jumping made a return to the programme at this year’s annual Long Sutton Horse and Pony Show. There were four rings and 37 classes at this year’s event as well as a family dog show, including a dog agility ring, rally and scurry. Ring Four was dedicated to have-a-go jumping with a mixture of show jumps and working hunter ...

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Pride Awards 2018 Nomination Form

Download the nomination form for the 2018 Pride of South Holland awards here and email it back to us at news@spaldingvoice.co.uk Nomination Form (.docx format) This year’s categories are: Caring Neighbour, sponsored by Regent Bingo. Senior Citizen, sponsored by Calthrops Solicitors. Community Hero, sponsored by Coun Angela Newton. Special Achievement, sponsored by Springfields. Community Sports Group, sponsored by Coun Harry ...

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Garden party this Saturday in bid to launch new women’s group

A garden party for women is being held this Saturday by a Whaplode lady who is looking to launch a new group she’s called She Shed. Pamela Medwren says she wants to open a ladies version of the Men in Sheds groups set up as an attempt to avoid loneliness where people can come together to learn skills and take ...

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Walk to highlight wild medicine

To celebrate Herbal Medicinal Week a group set up to promote the medicinal qualities of plants is running a special riverside walk this weekend in Spalding. The Fenland Natural Health Group is hosting the Wild Medicine River Walk which leaves Ayscoughee Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday, June 24. The mile long walk which last roughly an hour is one of ...

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