Council

Over £19m available to help South Holland businesses and more than 700 have already applied

Over 700 small businesses in South Holland have already applied for a share of the £19m government grants and relief set up to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. South Holland District Council is overseeing the initiative in the area and has written to over 1,600 businesses inviting them to submit an online form to make their claim for either ...

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Major work on Relief Road delayed

The start of major work on the first phase of the Spalding Western Relief Road has been delayed, though some preparation work may take place later this month. Lincolnshire County Council say work on the first phase of the controversial project is now “unlikely” due to start before the summer. But a spokesman did say that pre-work such as clearing ...

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Virus effects the local economy

Businesses across South Holland are temporary closing or adapting after the government ordered the entire country to stay at home on Monday night. Many shops and businesses had already temporary closed ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement in which he ordered all “non-essential” shops to shut. Supermarkets, newsagents and chemists are to remain open. It followed Friday night’s ordered ...

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Changes to bus timetables

Many bus services in South Holland have been curtailed – possibly stopping a potential new route from opening on April 6. Last week an extended 57 service was advertised which would see the number 57 route operated by Stagecoach that has previously run from Skegness to Boston to extend from Spalding from April 6. However on Monday Stagecoach announced changes ...

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Reduction in reports of fly tipping – council

The number of fly-tips reported to South Holland District Council reduced significantly recently towards the end of last year, it’s been claimed. Coun Tracey Carter told a meeting of its Cabinet last week that 135 fly-tips were reported in South Holland between October and December, down 88 from the same time the previous year. The average time of five days ...

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Council leaders on Covid-19

The chief executive of South Holland District Council has said a fund could soon be created to help businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Anna Graves told a meeting of the authority’s Cabinet on Monday that she had been in a meeting with the Secretary of State Dominic Raab with regards the outbreak and its impact. She said: “As part ...

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Spalding shop faces licence review over medicine and food

A Spalding shop will have its licence reviewed after police found it sold out-of-date food and incorrectly labelled medicine. The premises licence of Fantasia, on Bourne Road, was due to be reviewed by the licencing panel of South Holland District Council on Thursday but the meeting has now been postponed to June. The report ahead of the review states: “Lincolnshire ...

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New drinking establishment gets go-ahead, despite police concerns

A new drinking establishment is set to open in Spalding town centre despite police opposition. Oscars, which is set to open at the corner of New Road and Broad Street, was granted a licence by South Holland District Council’s licencing committee at a meeting on Friday. The 150-capacity venue that the company behind it describe as a “bar/lounge” intends to ...

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Homes plan on edge of Pinchbeck is given go-ahead

Plans to build 63 homes on agricultural land at the edge of Pinchbeck have been given the go-ahead. South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday ratified Mr J Kirk’s plan to build south of Green Lane and east of Bacons Lane just outside the stated boundaries for Pinchbeck. A number of bungalows are part of the development while there ...

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Plans for new Spalding buses that could stop at Sheep Market

At least one bus service could soon stop in the centre of Spalding and plans for more services are in the offing, it’s been claimed. Coun Angela Newton (pictured) has been campaigning for a service for the Wygate Park area and a service to stop in the town for ten years and has been in talks with bus operator Brylaine. ...

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Plans to open up Moulton Park

Moulton could be finally set for a children’s play area as part of ambitious plans to open its 23-acre park permanently back to the public. A green burial site and parkland trail are also planned for the site off Bell Lane which is hoped to be a flagship project for South Holland District Council who bought the land in 2016. ...

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Town steering group will look to the future

The leader of the new Spalding Town Centre Steering Group says “we need to look at what our town’s going to be in the future”. Coun Gary Taylor addressed the Spalding Town Forum over the meeting with stakeholders last week. He said: “It was a hugely positive meeting in my opinion and we’ve had lots of positive comments. “The suggestions ...

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Ideas to help town bloom once again

Former Tulip Parade floats could return to Spalding town centre as the town’s In Bloom scheme is back and looking to enter the national competition again. Spalding won gold in the Large Town category every year from 2014 to 2018 but didn’t enter last year. Whether Spalding enters this year depends on what reaction organisers get from businesses and community ...

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Pinchbeck homes recommended for approval

Plans to build 63 new homes off Surfleet Road in Pinchbeck are recommended to be given the thumbs up. The application for the homes south of Green Lane and east of Bacons Lane lies just outside the stated boundaries for Pinchbec. However Pinchbeck Parish Council supports the proposal on condition a Section 106 planning agreement is signed that will see ...

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Just one village requests any street lights to be switched back on all night

Pinchbeck is the only village in Lincolnshire to request a reversal of some of its street lights being switched off overnight. Pinchbeck Parish Council’s request for four lights to be kept on all night will go ahead “as part of routine maintenance in the financial year 2020/21”. Lincolnshire County Council’s Part Night Street Lighting Scrutiny Review recommended councils be allowed ...

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Road collapses for second time

One of the main routes into Holbeach looks set to be closed for some time after part of the road collapsed for the second time in a year. Boston Road South is closed between the junction with Cecil Pywell Avenue and Holbeach Primary Academy after the collapse on Sunday. Traffic problems have heightened around the town with maintenance work also ...

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Plans to increase market stall charges are shelved

Plans to increase what it costs to have a table at one of South Holland’s markets are to be shelved just hours after being given the backing of top councillors. As part of a number of increases in the fees and charges for its services, South Holland District Council was looking to increase the cost for a table at Spalding, ...

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Steering Holbeach

The Holbeach Town Steering Group has officially been launched and its first job is to help secure government funding to improve the town centre. The creation of Steering Groups was announced by South Holland District Council as part of its pledge to put in £500,000 of funding into Holbeach and Spalding town centres. Coun Nick Worth is the lead for ...

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Proposed increase to a host of council charges and fees

Market traders, South Holland Centre users and town and parish councils are among those set to be hit by proposed increases in charges. South Holland District Council, which as previously reported is looking to save around £4.4m in the next few years, has announced proposed increases in its fees and charges from April 1. The authority says it will also ...

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Group aims to improve town

A new group set up to improve Spalding town centre is set to have its first meeting this week. The Spalding Town Centre Steering Group has been set up by South Holland District Council to oversee the £500,000 it’s pledged to improve both Spalding and Holbeach town centres. In Spalding the town’s steering group will be led by Coun Gary ...

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