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Plan for ‘pay to use’ loos in South Holland

Brand new toilet facilities that the public would have to pay to use are being looked at for towns in South Holland. Councillors branded the current public facilities as being in ‘dire need of replacing’ as a report on their state came before South Holland District Council’s cabinet last week. It led to SHDC’s portfolio holder for place Coun Roger ...

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Drainage cost to South Holland tax payers reaches £2.4m

The cost of keeping South Holland flood free has increased by two per cent to over £2.4 million, 18 per cent of South Holland District Council’s budget. That’s how much the authority estimates it will pay the drainage boards using its share of the council tax money in the next financial year. During last week’s cabinet meeting of the authority, ...

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Rising staff costs in council budget

The amount South Holland District Council pays for its employees is estimated to rise to around £1.6m more next year than it originally estimated for this year, its budget shows. According to the document, what the council pays towards its employees is expected to rise to just under £9.2m in 2019/20. During the current financial year it was originally estimated ...

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Plans for 64 new village homes in Pinchbeck

Plans have been submitted for 64 new homes on the outskirts of Pinchbeck. The site would be accessed from Surfleet Road and incorporates a smaller site which has already been approved for housing. Currently agricultural land, some 55 per cent of the 10-acre (4.07 ha) site already has approval for homes and both areas will have 25 per cent affordable ...

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Over 100 turn out in first hour of Relief Road consultation

Residents were queuing out the door as the first public consultation event on the Spalding Western Relief Road opened its doors on Tuesday afternoon. Within the first hour over 100 people had attempted to get into the Woodlands Hotel. After a consultation event at Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library today (Wednesday, 2pm to 8pm) the sessions continue at the hotel ...

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Satnavs sending lorries down lane

The poor condition of a Moulton road has prompted a resident to take action against HGVs he said shouldn’t be using it. Lorry drivers travelling through Moulton being misinformed by their satnavs is one major cause of the problems the road faces, said John Carter, a resident of Shivean Gate. Mr Carter has spoken to land owners, Sir John Hayes ...

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An extra rise for Council Tax bills

Council Tax bills across Lincolnshire are set to rise by more than previously expected. The county council was discussing a 3.95 per cent rise at meetings in December. But a meeting of the executive was held this week when another one per cent was agreed. The increase will see the county’s part of a Band D property’s bill rise to ...

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Homes bid for lifestyle centre

A bid to build 72 homes on the current Spalding Lifestyle and Garden Centre commercial premises next to Johnson Hospital has been submitted. Kaplan Property Group is looking to build 57 two-storey homes and 15 two- and three-storey flats as well as a public open space on the site just off Spalding Road in Pinchbeck. Spalding Lifestyle is currently home ...

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Porter’s warning to government

Communities may suffer the loss of leisure and cultural facilities, fewer bus services, unkempt parks and green spaces, and see fly-tippers go unpunished without investment in under-pressure councils, the group chaired by South Holland District Council leader Lord Gary Porter has said. Lord Porter chairs the Local Government Association (LGA) which represents all local authorities. It says it has made ...

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Say thank you with a hamper

A district councillor and a charity worker have clubbed together to create a great way to say ‘thank you’. Coun Tracey Carter and Chosen charity manager Samantha Flavell have joined forces this month to launch ‘Pamper Hampers’. Tracey said the concept was developed between them over the Christmas period. She said they both noticed “how generous local people were to ...

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Council’s warning over Blue Badge scams

People applying for a blue badge are being warned to steer clear of unofficial websites, some of which have turned out to be scams. The blue badge scheme helps those with severe mobility problems to park closer to their destination. In Lincolnshire, applications are dealt with by the county council. However, Lincolnshire County Council say there are a number of ...

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Clean–up our town and take some pride

It’s time to make Spalding shine and ensure both visitors and residents enjoy the beauty of the area and support retailers and businesses. South Holland District Council is urging everyone to grab a black bag and take part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean event. With town centres facing a difficult time from online competition, making everyone’s trip to ...

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High School students visit council

More than 20 students from Spalding High school visited South Holland District Council on Thursday January 24 to learn about the importance of local democracy. The presentation, from Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for place, covered a wide range of topics, including the importance of an individual’s vote and when they can join the electoral register. Coun Gambba-Jones also explained ...

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Safety campaign continues into second decade

A Spalding man has reignited his campaign for a safer junction, 22 years after he launched his first petition. Rodney Sadd, of Carrington Road, first campaigned to get street lights installed at the junction of the B1172 and the A16 at the bottom of Spalding Common in 1997. Now he says the road is even more dangerous, after a bollard ...

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Long Sutton Parish Council raises precept

Long Sutton Parish Council is to raise its share of the precept by around 6.8 percent. At its council meeting on January 24, the authority announced that due to the rise it will collect a total of £81,607 and increase of £5,607 on the last financial year. A spokesman for the council said: “This included addition costs of the cleaning ...

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Relief Road consultation events announced

Your views on the proposed Spalding Western Relief Road are being sought at four consultation events. Lincolnshire County Council is holding four drop-in sessions between February 12 and 16. Local residents, along with businesses and other groups, will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their views about the central section of the new road. The multi-million pound project ...

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Cheers – Beer festival plans given the go-ahead by councillors

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Spalding Beer and Music Festival will return in 2019 after councillors today granted the event a temporary licence. The event run by the town’s Round Table has raised tens of thousands for local charities in the last three years. But this year’s festival had been placed in doubt after South Holland District Council’s Environmental Health team objected to the awarding ...

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Council objects to town festival

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Plans for a major fundraising Spalding beer festival could be stumbling as officials have objected to a licence application. The town’s Round Table has raised around £50,000 for local charities over the last three years and plans for this year’s event are already well under way. The festival has been held at the Castle Sports Complex and attracted thousands of visitors. But ...

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Council objects to Spalding beer festival

Plans for a major fundraising Spalding beer festival could be stumbling as officials have objected to a licence application. The town’s Round Table has raised around £50,000 for local charities over the last three years and plans for this year’s event are already well under way. The festival has been held at the Castle Sports Complex and attracted thousands of ...

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Big boost for Spalding street pastors

South Holland District Council has donated £6,000 to the Spalding Street Pastors. Street Pastor coordinator Marion Sandhu expressed her gratitude and said the funding will help secure the service for the foreseeable future. Spalding Street Pastors patrol the town centre every Friday and Saturday night, and have done so since July 2013. Volunteers from local churches, the street pastors are ...

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