Council

Bourne Road residents ‘hesitant’ over possible relief road route change

Bourne Road residents who faced the prospect of having their homes demolished say they’re not celebrating just yet after Lincolnshire County Council announced it would look again at options as to where part of the controversial Spalding Western Relief Road will go. The authority announced a re-think on the route of the central section of the road, which could lead ...

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Plans for drive-thru Starbucks outlet

A planning application has been submitted in the hope of setting up a drive-thru branch of coffee chain Starbucks in Long Sutton. The proposed plans detail a Starbucks coffee shop and restaurant outlet with a drive-thru area. The Main Road Filling Station on Wisbech Road at Long Sutton is the proposed location and will offer parking for 12 cars and ...

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Fly-tippers in court for countryside dumping

South Holland District Council has successfully prosecuted two more proven fly-tippers, continuing its campaign to tackle the tippers in the district. Earlier this month, Shaun Harvey, of Kinderly Road, Wisbech, admitted fly tipping. He dumped a large load of tree cuttings in West Road South, Gedney Hill and was seen by a local resident. After pleading guilty to the offence ...

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Tories need just six more seats to regain district council

The Conservative Party is guaranteed 13 seats in next month’s local election and need to win just six more to regain control of South Holland District Council after the nominated candidates were announced last week. The District Council election takes place on Thursday, May 2, and sees 69 candidates vying for 37 seats with a party needing 19 seats to ...

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Petition for speed measures in Spalding

Two petitions have been launched calling for speeding measures to be brought in on Spalding roads. The separate petitions on www.change.org have been launched by Jack McLean calling for a speed camera to be placed on Winsover Road/Bourne Road and “traffic calming build-outs” to be installed in Pennygate. The Winsover Road petition states over the possibility of installing a speed ...

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MP’s criticism of planning policy

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes has criticised the amount and quality of new housing in the area – but the chair of the local planning committee has hit back saying planners are carrying out government policy. Sir John was speaking at a recent meeting of the Spalding and Pinchbeck Against Relief Road group and mentioned the ...

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Candidates for district and parish council elections announced

The 69 candidates for the 2019 district council elections for South Holland have been announced. The election takes place on Thursday, May 2. In total the prospective candidates number 35 Conservatives (Con), 20 Independents (Ind), nine Green Party (Green), two Labour (Lab), two UKIP and one Liberal Democrat (LD). There’s also parish council but only one in South Holland Pinchbeck, ...

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Carbon cuts for county council

Lincolnshire County Council is looking to reduce its annual £10.7m energy bill with a new carbon management plan. The plan, which runs to 2023, will cover a range of issues from using solar panels on council buildings to encouraging car sharing and aiming for a paperless office. The details were put before members of the council’s executive on Tuesday and ...

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Protests over Relief Road step up

A group to oppose the Spalding Relief Road protested outside two meetings this week for Bourne Road residents who could have their homes bulldozed this week. It followed on from the Spalding and Pinchbeck Against the Relief Road (SPARR) public meeting at The Vista on Saturday that the organisers claim was attended by just under 150 people. SPARR members with ...

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Full of the joys of spring… cleaning

The national initiative to clean up Britain has taken off in a big way in South Holland, with teams taking to the streets on Tuesday morning and two major clean-up groups joining forces in Spalding. “We’re just trying to make the place better, that’s what it comes down to,” said Mark Douglass, who at the end of last year formed ...

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Spalding town centre toilets closed

Two town centre public toilets have been out of action in Spalding this week. South Holland District Council closed both the Vine Street and the Sheep Market facilities on Monday. A spokesman said it was hoped the Vine Street toilets could re-open by Wednesday, once a drain blockage had been cleared. But the Sheep Market loos were likely to remain ...

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Council to build more new homes in Spalding

South Holland District Council is to build 20 more new affordable homes at the former Law’s Yard in Spalding. Following on from last week’s news that it had bought eight homes to rent and part-own, Willow Walk is being built in Commercial Road alongside Cross Keys Homes (CKH) and Minster Property Group. The district council says work is set to ...

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District and parish council elections open for nominations

You can now apply to stand in the forthcoming district and parish council elections. The votes take place on Thursday, May 2. A spokesman for SHDC said: “Candidates who wish to submit their nomination for this year’s district and parish elections in South Holland are being encouraged to make an appointment with the Council’s elections team. “Appointments can be made ...

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Group opposing relief road set up

A campaign group has been launched calling for further consultation on the Spalding Western Relief Road, planning applications for the first two sections of which were submitted last week. The Spalding and Pinchbeck Against Relief Road (SPARR) group has been set up to unite residents from both towns opposing the proposed road and it’s set to hold a public meeting ...

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Botched pothole fix mystery

A botched attempted pothole fix has led to flooding and homes shaking when lorries go past, neighbours have claimed. Those who have lived for years on Jekil’s Bank in Holbeach St Johns told The Voice they’d never known large vehicles to shake houses until the attempt to cover a pothole was made last month. Residents on both sides of the ...

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Council team’s £276k overspend

A district council department overspend increased to more than a quarter of a million pounds in the third quarter of this financial year. In the South Holland District Council financial report for Q3, the £276,000 Environmental Services overspend was put down to factors including the last year’s car park payment machines debacle, loss of market stall income, a reduction in ...

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Council buys up affordable homes

South Holland District Council has bought 18 properties to offer as affordable homes. The one-, two- and three-bed homes built by property developer Ashwood Homes are situated in Donington, Cowbit and Moulton. Six of the homes across the three sites will be available as part of the council’s shared ownership scheme. People who cannot afford the mortgage on 100 per ...

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Planning application for first parts of Spalding Western Relief Road submitted

Planning applications for the northern and southern sections of the Spalding Western Relief Road have been submitted. The applications relate to two different portions of the proposed single carriageway road – one from the B1172 Spalding Common to Holland Park Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) and one from the B1172 Spalding Common to Holland Park Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE). If planning permission ...

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Council aims for digital age

South Holland District Council is looking to save money by changing the way it deals with residents. A new customer access strategy outlines plans to potentially save £206,000 a year by making the website the main point of contact. “The council will prioritise online and automated services wherever possible,” said a report that went before cabinet members on Tuesday. “Phone ...

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Local Plan formally adopted

A strategy that provides a blueprint for all future development in South Holland and Boston has been formally adopted. The South East Lincolnshire Local Plan was given the green light by members of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee – a partnership of South Holland District Council, Boston Borough and Lincolnshire County Council at a meeting at Boston ...

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