Council

Revamped cafe’s potential big plans

The newly revamped Ayscoughfee Cafe hasn’t finished its facelift yet, as the owners hope a dramatic remodelling  is on the cards. New cafe managers Sarah Hall and Ellie Clay took over the cafe in July and have revamped the look, feel and menu, with fresh white walls and locally-sourced produce.   But the pair hope the building, which is owned ...

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Man fined more than £1,000 after his waste was fly-tipped

A Spalding man has been fined after waste from his home was fly-tipped when he paid for it to be removed. Robert Feodor of Teagans Close was identified by the Council after evidence of his details was found among the fly-tipped waste. The case was heard at Boston Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 6, where in his absence Mr Feodor ...

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Councillors plan to work together

An Independent and Conservative district councillor have announced they “plan to work together over the next four years”. Spalding St Paul’s Ward councillors Rob Gibson (Independent) and Glynis Scalese (Conservative) said they have been looking into the possibility of working together “to help as many people as they can over the current term”. Both councillors will hold an open surgery ...

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Collapsed sewer pipe at closed Spalding sink hole road

Investigations on the closed Albion Street in Spalding have found a ‘collapsed sewer pipe’, Anglian Water said. A spokesman for the water company said today (Monday): ““Our teams are currently on site following the investigation of a sink hole in Albion Street, Spalding. “Further to a camera survey into the hole we have found that our sewer pipe has collapsed, ...

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Convoy system in place during A151 roadworks

Motorists have been warned that a convoy system will be in place during resurfacing works on the A151 this Sunday (August 11). The A151 on Holbeach Road/High Road is intended to be surfaced dressed on Sunday. Lincolnshire County Council said the work should take around six to eight hours to complete. The exact timings will depend upon weather conditions. A ...

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Council finalises its recycling trial

The details of a new trial of alternate recycling waste collections for Pinchbeck, Surfleet and northern Spalding have been finalised. In total 2,600 homes are set to be sent a new purple sack to put paper and card waste in for the next year. It will be collected every other week alternating with the current recycling collections. The idea behind ...

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Grot-spots Pride cash bid binned

The district council’s £250,000 investment in its Pride scheme has been described by a councillor as the authority “papering over the cracks” when it comes to curbing antisocial behaviour and problem buildings. At the South Holland District Council meeting on Wednesday, July 31, Long Sutton councillor Andrew Tennant suggested such large investments could be put into targeting well known “grot ...

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Crisp idea helps move bike bid up a gear

A town’s crisp packet recycling scheme has earned enough money to buy the town new bike racks. Since Holbeach Parish Council set up as a community hub for saving landfill and recycling used crisp packets, the scheme has attracted a number of residents and businesses alike to save their packets and drop them in to the Parish Council offices at ...

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Food Enterprize Zone construction set to start

Construction of the first building at Holbeach’s new Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) is set to begin later this month. Wednesday (July 31) will see the start of ground works for the University of Lincoln’s agri-food research and development facility. A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman said The Centre of Excellence in Agri-food Technology will be the linchpin of the FEZ, delivering ...

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More details emerge in councillor complaint

Further details regarding a complaint made against a South Holland District Councillor have been published. Ahead of next week’s South Holland District Council meeting, a redacted report has been added to an agenda that was updated today (Thursday). Earlier this month, Coun Peter Coupland was found guilty of “bringing his office into disrepute” by an independent panel but was cleared ...

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Councillor ‘brought office into disrepute’

A South Holland district councillor has been found guilty of bringing his office “into disrepute” by an independent panel. A complaint about Coun Peter Coupland, Conservative member for Fleet, went before a Joint Standards Hearing Panel for Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council earlier this month. The report was published on the joint website of those councils on Tuesday. Much of ...

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‘Blue bag’ recycling trial areas decided

The towns and villages in South Holland that will take part in the year-long recycling scheme trial have been announced. Parts of Pinchbeck, Donington and Spalding will switch recycling to a two-week cycle, with paper and cardboard being collected one week and mixed recycling the next. The reports pack for the meeting of the South Holland District Council Cabinet details ...

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Council trials new recycling scheme

A new bi-weekly collection of paper and card refuse is set to be trialled in South Holland for the first time. From September residents in selected areas will need to put paper and card into a blue sack which will be collected once every two weeks. Collections will alternate with the current green recycling bags which will be for all ...

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‘Drive-thru’ bid for coffee shop

Another ‘drive-thru’ coffee shop could be on the cards for the region after Costa Coffee has put in a planning application for a Spalding site. An application has recently been submitted for a drive-thru Costa shop at Long Sutton. Now RPA:Group has submitted plans for a Costa Coffee drive-thru with 21 car parking spaces off the A16 in Spalding, near ...

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Holbeach Food Festival keeps getting stronger

Around 3,000 people descended on Carter’s Park last weekend as Holbeach’s Food Festival returned bigger and stronger than ever. For the first time the event was held over two days and Sunday also incorporated a hugely popular South Lincolnshire Strongest competition that produced entrants from as far afield as Newcastle and Nottingham. That was alongside food merchants, a host of ...

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Facebook fly-tipper faces fine

A man who responded to a Facebook request for the disposal of household waste despite not having a licence was fined last month, after the items were found fly-tipped in Holbeach. Liam Scott was identified following investigations by South Holland District Council, and appeared before Boston Magistrates Court on June 24 for failing to comply with the duty of care ...

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Major roadworks around Chatterton Tower start in July

Three months of roadworks in Spalding town centre are set to begin next month as a half a million pound water main is installed from the Chatterton Tower. Residents in and around Pennygate and Monkshouse Lane have received leaflets outlining the works. As reported in The Voice in April, the substantial works are to increase the productivity of the Chatterton ...

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Community urged to back upgrade plan for Johnson Hospital

The community is being asked to back a “phenomenal” proposed upgrade to the Johnson Hospital by completing a survey. As previously reported in The Voice, as part of the local NHS’s Healthy Conversation 2019, the hospital could be upgraded to a Major Treatment Centre providing care for all but the most serious cases. A recent engagement event in the town ...

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Artwork plans hope to attract more visitors to Spalding

More artwork, ‘Boris bikes’ and images of Spalding town centre are among the ideas being mooted to attract more visitors. More displays like the recently installed The Hiring, including the re-installation of the Johnson Fountain were among the ideas Spalding and District Civic Society’s David Jones told a meeting of the Spalding Town Forum last week. He also said that ...

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Council to splash out on new pool?

A brand new public swimming pool facility for Spalding is being looked at as part of improvements in leisure facilities across the district, it’s been claimed. South Holland District Council is “looking at replacing” its facilities which includes the Castle Sports Complex and Peele Leisure Centre in Long Sutton. Coun Angela Newton asked the cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday ...

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