Events

Holbeach Christmas parade is cancelled over administration error

Part of the Holbeach Christmas weekend next month has had to be pulled. A parade and market stalls organised by Les Ward will not go ahead on Sunday, December 4 as the event committee was too late submitting a road closure request and event plan. Mr Ward said: “I’d just like to say sorry to everyone for letting them down. ...

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All the dates for Santa’s street visits in Spalding with Rotary Club of South Holland

Santa has announced the dates that he will be journeying around the streets of Spalding with his helpers from Rotary Club of South Holland in the run-up to Christmas. The sleigh, sponsored by Oasis Pools and Spas this year, will be trying to visit as many homes as possible during December. Evening runs are between 5.30pm and 8pm. The first outings ...

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Festive gift fair at Springfields by Spalding Action Medical Research

The annual Spalding Action Medical Research Christmas Gift Fair is at Springfields Event Centre on Monday, November 7 (2pm-9pm) and Tuesday, November 8 (9am-4pm). More than 50 stalls will offer items to solve Christmas gift shopping in one quick go. Spalding Arts and Crafts Society will be exhibiting too. The website www.spaldingAMRchristmasgiftfair.co.uk has details of fashions on show on both ...

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£5,000+ funding to promote Spalding town centre for Christmas

Spalding town centre will be more attractive to shoppers in the run-up to Christmas thanks to a financial lift enabling a series of events. Spalding Town Centre Management Board (STCMB) has agreed funding of more than £5,000 from the Springfields S106 pot. The cash injection comes soon after Baytree Garden Centre at Weston extended its agreement to donate a Christmas ...

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Reminiscence day for people with loved ones in Holbeach cemetery

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust would like to learn more about the people buried in the Park Road cemetery and is inviting the public to share their stories, memories and keepsakes of loved ones at an informal Reminiscence Day on Sunday.(Nov 6) Members of Holbeach Cemetery Research Group will help recording people’s memories and there will be old photographs on display. ...

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Busy special screening as Broadgate marks extension of support for South Holland Centre films

The Broadgate Group has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the film programme at the South Holland Centre in Spalding for another year. To celebrate the expansion of the partnership, a special screening of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was held at the centre. The evening was well attended by local councillors and businesses, and staff ...

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Jenny marks 50 years in WI as Spalding branch turns 80

There were dual celebrations at the October meeting of Spalding Fulney Women’s Institute. The branch was founded in 1936 and the members enjoyed a special cake made by Chrissy Neary-Phillips to mark the 80th anniversary. Also (pictured) president Rosemary Knight presented a silver WI brooch to Jenny Manning, a former president, who first joined the WI 50 years ago.

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COLUMN: Springfields is packed with events in coming weeks

With half term now under way there is plenty happening at Springfields this week. Many of our top stores such as Gap, Marks and Spencer and Clarks have great offers so make sure you pop in to get yourself a bargain. Remember the new Fat Face store is now open with clothing for all the family and this new outlet ...

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Free conference for business community on changes to UK tax regime

A free conference in Spalding aims to bring clarity on the UK’s changing tax regime to the business community. There will be clear and concise presentations geared to helping business owners and professionals manage their tax effectively. Some of the East of England’s most prominent business leaders and professionals have been invited to take part in the event hosted by ...

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Spalding air cadets get memorable experience at RAF Brize Norton

Six air cadets and three staff members from Spalding 1406 squadron enjoyed a fantastic experience at RAF Brize Norton. They had a three-hour flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, and all the cadets had a chance to experience a take-off and a landing from within the cockpit. Plus everyone had a chance to walk out on to the rear ramp ...

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Street parade to form part of Holbeach Christmas weekend

Holbeach is due to be alive with festive attractions on the first weekend in December as two Christmas events get under way. Charity fundraiser Les Ward has formed a new committee to see the return of a Christmas street parade, market and fairground on Sunday, December 4. Meanwhile, organisers of Holbeach St Nicholas Fayre, which sees stalls and entertainment in ...

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Festive panto in Spalding comes with a dancing dog

What can audiences at this year’s South Holland Centre panto expect? Well, a dancing dog, brilliant special effects, and eye-catching costumes and scenery for starters (plus a bad joke or two). Polka Dot Pantomimes is putting on Beauty and the Beast at the Spalding venue. It follows the big success of Peter Pan last year and Polka Dot is promising people to ...

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Ex-SGS students to relay Ecuador travels to Spalding Gentlemen’s Society

Two former Spalding Grammar School sixth-form students will be giving a lecture at their alma mater on Friday (October 21) on their recent adventures in Ecuador. During the summer, Alistair Morgan and Andrea Williams spent time travelling through the South America country, exploring both city and jungle as part of the World Challenge experience. To take part in this requires ...

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Free safeguarding adults courses in Spalding, Boston and Grantham

Community groups are being offered free access to a course designed to help them ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilities to safeguard adults form harm and abuse. The course, delivered by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), is designed to empower individuals to spot possible abuse and those at risk and know what to do if they have a concern ...

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Walk this way as fundraisers go big for charity event

Dog walkers took to the streets of Spalding on Sunday to raise funds for the Lincolnshire East Branch of the RSPCA. Around 60 dogs were registered for the first RSPCA Big Walkies event which started at Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens in Spalding. Walkers came from across south Lincolnshire to participate in either a 3km or 5km sponsored walk along the riverside ...

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Spruce-up of Spalding Railway Station continues – can you help?

Volunteers got together on Saturday to start the clean-up of Spalding Railway Station. Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum is adopting the station and work has begun to bring it back to its former glory. Forum chairman George Scott was delighted with the turnout. He said: “About 20 people came along to help, including staff from Bakkavor who have pledged sponsorship, ...

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Stroke Association’s 15,000th blood pressure check to Royal Mail staff delivered in Spalding

The Stroke Association completed its 15,000th blood pressure check for Royal Mail staff at the Spalding delivery office. Local charity health and wellbeing co-ordinators have been visiting Royal Mail sites up and down the county since February 2015, carrying out blood pressure checks and raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke. The work is part of the Stroke ...

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Popular parade and service in Donington to remember Arnhem fallen

Parachute Regiment veterans and their families and friends were joined by other village residents in paying respects at the 72nd Arnhem parade and service in Donington last Sunday.(Sept 25) The service at St Mary and the Holy Rood Church was very well attended, including veterans attended from various military campaigns including World War Two, Suez, Falklands and Iraq. The names of ...

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Get an insight into Spalding firm Elsoms at open days

Spalding plant breeder Elsoms is inviting growers to find out more about its work and premises. The firm’s annual open days at its trials field alongside the A16 at Pinchbeck (postcode PE11 3JG) are on Wednesday and Thursday, October 12 and 13. With over 30 exhibitors from the industry booked to exhibit, and 200 visitors expected per day, it’s a key agricultural event in ...

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Rio-inspired day thrills residents and families at Hovenden House

Hovenden House held a Rio-inspired day to coincide with the Olympics and Paralympics. Staff members at the Leonard Cheshire Disability home in Fleet and their families were invited to join residents. The morning included an Olympic torch parade and games including welly throwing and basketball. A medal ceremony, which rewarded everybody who participated, was followed by a Brazil-inspired barbecue and refreshments. ...

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