Community

Be part of blitz on litter in your neighbourhood

A litter pick in Surfleet will kickstart the next part of South Holland District Council’s Litter Blitz campaign. It will be part of a series of events in the run-up to the launch of the Community Litter Warden scheme later this year. District council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins said: “The aim of the scheme is to get local ...

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Flinders Easter egg hunt fun

Donington youngsters got their hands on some treats thanks to the Flinders Founders Easter egg hunt. This fun event is held on Easter Sunday every year in Flinders Park. Teens were invited to register to get treasure hunt clues, hunt all round the park and if successful collect an Easter egg prize. As well as the treasure hunt there was ...

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Grab slice of £32m Sportivate funding

Sporting clubs across South Holland are being urged to apply for a slice of £32million of funding. Sportivate is a nationwide campaign that gives people aged between 11 and 25 the chance to receive six weeks’ sport coaching or led sessions for little or no cost. This includes disability sport. An example of one local recipient of funding is Volleyball ...

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Petting zoo proves a big Easter hit with the kids

Youngsters were able to get up close and personal with some baby animals at a special Easter event. The Playbarn at Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding, hosted Ark Farm’s mobile petting zoo over the weekend. Children were able to meet chickens, ducks, lambs, cows, piglets, goats and a black Labrador puppy at the event. The petting zoo was held over four ...

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Tractor enthusiasts have great day out

More than 50 tractors took to the streets of Moulton for the annual tractor rally. Organised by Paul Beecham and Mark Seymour, the sixth annual Moulton Tractor Rally has been hailed a success. Mr Beecham said: “We’ve raised £1,056.16 so far and we have more to collect in. “The money will go to Moulton Mill.”

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New kitchen for Surfleet hall

Users of Surfleet’s Fraiser Room can enjoy new kitchen facilities thanks to grant funding. Trustees and guest recently celebrated the completion of the extension and refurbishment. Grants to fund the work were obtained from The Big Lottery Fund and WREN, along with donations from South Holland district councillors Sally Slade, Elizabeth Sneath and David Avery from their discretionary funds. Other ...

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Children hunt for Easter treats in Moulton Mill

Youngsters hunted high and low around Moulton Mill and were rewarded for their hard work with some delicious chocolate treats. The event was organised by the team who run the mill as part of the Easter celebrations. l The next fundraising event takes place on Friday, May 2 and is a folk night with fish and chip supper. An evening ...

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Record bid in memory of Karen

Four badminton players want to break a world record in memory of a friend who died from motor neurone disease. Lewis Pearson, Andrew Scoot, Richard Johnson and Stuart Cunnington are trying to break the world record for the longest doubles badminton match. The current record is 30 hours and the foursome hope to set a new record while raising invaluable ...

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Storytime made extra special thanks to Snow White

Youngsters enjoyed a very special storytime session thanks to a fairytale visitor. Snow White dropped in to read stories to the children at Spalding Primary School this week. The visit was timed to tie in with the topic of Fairytales, which the children are studying this term. Photo: VNG220414-59. To order call 01775 768815.

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There’s a T-Rex in the garden

SCARY STUFF: Steph Ransom is running scared at the Jurassic Golf Course at the Playbarn, Spalding, thanks to the course’s latest addition! Photo: VNG210414-28

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Holbeach band needs your help

A brass band which has been part of the Holbeach community for more than 40 years is calling for public support to help raise £100,000 to find a new home. Holbeach Town Band has rented its Back Lane premises from the parish council for the last 35 years but has been given two years’ notice to find an alternative home. ...

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See your art on side of lorry with Transported

People with a very wide creative streak are being invited to fill some large canvasses to help engage others in the arts. Transported, the Creative People and Places programme from Arts Council England for Boston Borough and South Holland, is inviting commissions from artists and designers for a series of custom designs to grace the sides of FreshLinc lorries. The ...

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Could you help our heroes?

All over the country, people are baking cakes, shaving heads, parachuting, trekking, cycling, running and much, much more to raise money for our wounded. Help for Heroes relies on its team of fantastic volunteers to support the hundreds and thousands of people who are doing their bit for our wounded heroes. Here’s where you come in – the charity is ...

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Join the party and help raise funds for pets

There’s still time to join the party and raise funds for pet charities by joining the 25th anniversary celebrations of National Pet Month. This national celebration of responsible pet ownership has helped countless pet organisations over the past 25 years with thousands of pet owners, vet and pet professionals organising fun and educational events around the country. From schools, veterinary ...

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Big litter pick at Spalding Primary

Spalding Primary School pupils hit the streets with a vengeance to  complete their second “Big Tidy”. No litter was left untouched as litter pickers from the school council descended on the local alleyways and streets as well as the school grounds, tidying rubbish from paths and bushes. Following a previous litter pick, the school council invested money to buy and use their own equipment in ...

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Parents tuck into Easter tea at Spalding school

Parents were invited to join their children for an Easter tea at Monkshouse Primary School. Each of the classes at the school gave a performance, which included singing, dancing, ukeleles and other musical instruments, before everyone enjoyed refreshments, an Easter bonnet parade and an egg decorating competition. Prizes were presented to each class for best bonnet and best decorated egg. ...

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Pre-school youngsters waddle in wellies in West Pinchbeck

It was wellies all the way as youngsters at a West Pinchbeck pre-school had some Easter fun to raise funds. Ladybirds Pre-School children completed a sponsored Welly Waddle around the local playing field to round off their end-of-term fun, which also saw them making their own Easter bonnets and bunny baskets to use in an Easter egg hunt. The events ...

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Winter wonderland at Pinchbeck Primary

Winter returned for a brief spell as a primary school was turned into a wonderland as an end-of-term treat for children. Leisure Skate, based in Weston Hills, set up a synthetic ice rink at Pinchbeck East Primary School where children were able to have a go at skating and curling. Classes took it in turns over two days, using special ...

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Story and songs mark end of term at Pinchbeck pre-school

Tiny actors and actresses from a Pinchbeck pre-school performed for proud parents and grandparents to mark the end of term. Stepping Stones Pre-School children performed the story of the Little Red Hen, complete with animal headgear, and sang some Easter themed favourites before the assembled family and friends were invited to enjoy coffee and cake and take part in a ...

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Pinchbeck primary winter wonderland

Winter returned for a brief spell as a primary school was turned into a wonderland as an end-of-term treat for children. Leisure Skate, based in Weston Hills, set up a synthetic ice rink at Pinchbeck East Primary School where children were able to have a go at skating and curling. Classes took it in turns over two days, using special ...

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