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Charges for car parks in South Holland to return on Monday – and council says they will be enforced

You’ll have to pay to use South Holland District Council car parks from Monday (July 6) with the authority saying they will be enforced. Charges to park at the car parks in Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton were officially waived when the COVID-19 lockdown was brought in, though previous to that the parking hadn’t been enforced for a lengthy period. ...

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Middle sections of relief road still unfunded as work on road begins

The councillor overseeing the soon to be started Spalding Western Relief Road has said funding is “incredibly difficult” when questioned by The Voice about how confident he was that the middle sections would ever be built. Preparatory work on phase one of five, the most northerly section of the controversial project from Pinchbeck Road, will start on July 6. Lincolnshire ...

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Long Sutton Market is back this Friday

Long Sutton Market is to finally re-open on Friday (July 3). And it will be in the Market Place after objections were a plan to move it to a nearby car park. That’s held up its return, but a road closure order has now been finalised to allow the market to resume while also providing ample space for those attending ...

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Man died just days after wife

A Holbeach St Marks man who died just days after the passing of his wife of 51 years had asbestos poisoning, an inquest has revealed. That’s despite Peter James, of Crown Avenue, having no known history of working with the substance, an online hearing at Lincoln Coroner’s Court heard. He passed away on June 28, 2019, aged 84, just days ...

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Bid for measures to promote cycling and walking in Spalding and Holbeach

A bid that includes funding temporary measures to promote cycling and walking in Spalding and Holbeach town centres has been launched. Lincolnshire County Council, the authority responsible for highways in South Holland, has submitted plans to the Department for Transport for funding to make changes to town streets. What work is carried out will depend on how much the Department ...

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Gypsy/traveller site is passed

Controversial plans for a gypsy/traveller site in Whaplode have been given the go-ahead. The application for the site for four pitches at Bleu Raye Farm on Millgate came before South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee this week after previously being deferred for more details. The application has proved controversial as a previous bid for one dwelling on the site was ...

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Decision on Radar Junction trial to be made

A decision on what to do next with the A16 Radar Junction near Crowland is to be discussed at a meeting on Monday, July 6. Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee is to meet to rule on whether to trial a controversial barrier system for six months at the road’s junction with the B1040 or look at implementing a ...

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Work to start on first section of Spalding Western Relief Road

Work on the first section of the Spalding Western Relief Road is due to start within weeks. Lincolnshire County Council says that preparatory work on the most northerly section of the controversial project will start on July 6. That’s when up to 16 weeks of archaeological investigations will begin and work on the removal of two Spalding Road in properties ...

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Traders express concerns over running of market

Traders have continued to express their disappointment at new measures brought in after markets returned to South Holland towns. The Voice reported last week that their were mixed views from Spalding traders with many glad to be back. But concerns were also raised that traders now had to book in every time online rather than pay a direct debit and ...

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Virus sign vandalism ‘abhorrent’

The vandalism of signs put up to encourage social distancing in Spalding has been branded ‘abhorrent’. South Holland District Council, which erected the measures in the town plus those in Holbeach and Long Sutton, says it’s working with Lincolnshire Police to identify those responsible following the incidents over the weekend. The council posted on social media: “Several of our signs ...

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Resurfacing work on Spalding road to be carried out this weekend

Residents on Pennygate in Spalding have been reminded to move their cars from the road on Saturday (June 20) as resurfacing work is due to take place. The works are due to take place along the entirety of the road from Monkshouse Lane to Park Road. A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Cars must be parked elsewhere between 7:30am ...

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Gypsy/traveller site plans in Whaplode recommended for approval

Controversial plans to create a residential gypsy/traveller site in Whaplode are recommended to be passed by planners. The application for the four berth site at Bleu Raye Farm on Millgate was deferred by South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee in February to request more information. It will now be decided next Wednesday as the authority holds its first online Planning ...

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Councillor outlines how much COVID-19 has cost council

South Holland District Council has been left “substantially out of pocket” by the COVID-19 outbreak, its member for finance has said. Coun Peter Coupland outlined that the council could be £4.1m worse off then it had budgeted as a result of the resulting lockdown at a meeting of the authority’s cabinet on Tuesday. He said: “Every week government guidelines and ...

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Spalding market returns

There were mixed emotions as Spalding’s historic market returned on Tuesday. Many were delighted to be back, but one trader told The Voice he was considering never coming back to Spalding Market and going to Stamford Market instead after 21 years in town. South Holland District Council has re-designed the market and listened to concerns over an initial idea to ...

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More anger over potential move of Long Sutton market

Long Sutton Parish Council wants to know why its town market is being forced to move while a decision to relocate Spalding’s has been rescinded. South Holland District Council wants to move the market from its current location in Market Place to the car park behind the Co-op Funeral Directors in West Street. The parish council is angry over the ...

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Go-ahead for development of affordable homes

A development consisting of 41 affordable homes outside Crowland has been given final planning permission. Longhurst Group Ltd has been given full planning permission for the mix of two storey, and two-bed semi-detached and terraced properties on greenfield land east of Crease Drove. The original outline application for the development was refused by South Holland District Council back in 2016 ...

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Takeaway owner allowed to keep licence with conditions

The owner of a Spalding takeaway found to be employing an illegal worker as well as other licence breaches has been allowed to keep his licence with certain conditions. Lincolnshire Police requested that a Licencing Panel of South Holland District Council seriously consider revoking the licence for Hot and Spice in New Road held by Mr Rais Abbas. The panel ...

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Street marshals being threatened after picture circulates online

Street marshals currently trying to patrol the one-way systems introduced in Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton are receiving threats, South Holland District Council has said. The authority has issued the statement after a picture of two marshals not socially distancing while patroling Holbeach was published online. However the district council says the two marshals are from the same household. In ...

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Final details on opening of South Holland’s town centres released

Spalding, Holbeach and Crowland markets will return next week as the finalised details for opening town centres were announced, but Long Sutton’s market will have to wait One-way systems are being implemented in Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton with signage and road markings being put up. Coun Gary Taylor South Holland District Council has also said that free car parking ...

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Council initiative is a waving success

South Holland District Council housing officers’ way of staying in contact with their residents has been a waving success. With regular meet and greet sessions unavailable, instead the council has started the ‘Wave from your Window initiative. In the sessions a council housing officer will walk slowly along the length of the estate on a pre-arranged day and time. Tenants ...

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