Council

Experimental flood-beating house ‘on stilts’ set for planning consent

Plans for a prototype house capable of being lifted on mechanical stilts to escape flooding are expected to gain planning permission tonight (Wednesday, Nov 30). Larkfleet Homes applied to build the experimental three-bedroom detached house on land associated with Ashgrove Lodge, in Austendyke Road, Weston Hills. Following the end of the five-year temporary permission the modular property could be dismantled ...

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South Holland peer calls for increased investment into pancreatic cancer research

Lord Porter of Spalding is calling for further investment into pancreatic cancer research. He is also urging people to know the symptoms of the disease. It follows a reception at Westminster hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for pancreatic cancer, attended by Lord Porter, who is leader of South Holland District Council. He learned that around 665 people in the ...

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Council wants your views about plans for support scheme

Views are being sought by South Holland District Council on plans to revise the current Council Tax Support scheme. The authority has launched a short survey which will only take around ten minutes to complete, asking for opinions on plans to alter the scheme, which will be introduced in April 2017. Of the 3,511 residents currently eligible for reductions in ...

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South Holland awards recipients congratulated by council’s business growth portfolio holder

South Holland District Council’s portfolio holder for business growth has praised the two recipients of council-sponsored accolades in South Holland Business Awards 2016. The council sponsored the Business Person of the Year award for the second year running, which was won by David Ball, of Neame Lea Nurseries. It also handed out a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Ann Savage, group technical director ...

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£2.5m extra government cash to fix potholes in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council has today (Monday) been awarded £2.5m to fix an estimated 46,800 potholes. The cash is extra government funding from its Pothole Fund for 2017/18. It will be in addition to the £27.6m the county council is set to receive for general road maintenance next year. Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We know that good ...

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South Holland District Council leader Lord Porter: ‘Why failed devolution bid makes me sad’

By Coun Gary Porter Leader of South Holland District Council I usually enjoy writing for The Voice, but it is with a certain amount of sadness that I am penning this piece on devolution. As regular readers will know, along with seven other councils, South Holland signed up to the Greater Lincolnshire bid to be able to bring our residents greater ...

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Councillor backs campaign over electrical safety of fake goods

Lincolnshire county and South Holland district councillor Nick Worth is backing a charity raising awareness of the dangers of counterfeits in the run-up to Christmas. Research by Electrical Safety First found that one in six consumers in the UK have bought a fake electrical item as a Christmas gift – and many people are unable to identify a genuine electrical ...

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Upto 20 new jobs with 24-hour opening permission for Spalding McDonald’s

Up to 20 new jobs will be created under a 24-hour opening plan at McDonald’s, Spalding. The firm has asked South Holland District Council for confirmation its plan to open round-the-clock is lawful under its current planning permission, as previously reported in The Voice. A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have applied for a premises licence to ...

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Change to distribution of green recycling sacks in South Holland

South Holland District Council is changing the way it distributes green recycling sacks. From January 16, 2017, no additional sacks will be available to pick up across the district – all available stock will be delivered, equating to homes receiving 50 per cent more. The move follows a public survey in which 73 per cent of respondents said they would like ...

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Loss of licence to act as deterrent to others

Police are hoping the revocation of a premises licence at a Spalding business will act as a deterrent to others. A panel of South Holland District Council’s committee of the licensing authority made the decision about Super Sam, of Commercial Road, last Thursday. A five-hour long hearing saw CCTV footage of staff at the off licence make numerous sales of ...

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Diane’s delight at success in smokefree play areas competition

The winner of a competition which involved suggesting play areas to be signed up to South Holland District Council’s smokefree code has been presented with her prize. Diane Voss, of Holbeach St Marks, won the Medion tablet, supplied by the Spalding branch of Hughes. The competition, run in The Voice, invited readers to spot the council’s Big Cig mascot in ...

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Thousands of South Holland council tax payers face cut to support scheme

Thousands of people could see a reduction in the amount of support they get to pay their council tax. Proposals put before South Holland District Council’s cabinet on Tuesday would generate a total of £203,777. A report said of 3,511 people currently eligible for reductions in their bill, the vast majority are likely to see a reduction in support of ...

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Campaigners remain unhappy about anaerobic digester plant proposal

A group campaigning against a farm’s wish to build an anaerobic digester plant remains unhappy despite amended plans designed to reduce its visual impact. Keep Tongue End Clean is opposed to Deeping St Nicholas firm WD Branton’s planning application for the land south of Counter Drain Drove in Tongue End. The plant uses feedstock – in this case 43,250 tonnes ...

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Spitting in the street in Spalding could lead to a fine

More powers to fine people for spitting, dropping litter or cycling on the pavement in Spalding town centre could soon be in place. The move was discussed as part of a proposal to replace and extend existing powers to deal with anti-social street drinking. South Holland’s cabinet agreed on Tuesday to replace the current Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) with ...

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Castle swimming pool: Hygiene improvements ‘already evident’

Improvements to the running of Spalding swimming pool are already evident, South Holland District Council’s cabinet was told on Tuesday.(Nov 8) A task group of councillors which looked into complaints from the public on hygiene and the pools’ water temperature being too cold was reporting its findings and recommendations. The council contracts 1Life to run the Castle Sports Complex. Task group ...

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48 homes planned on Spalding town centre site

A car dealership site could have 48 homes built on it. Kaplan Property Group has submitted the plans for the EMG Motors site in St John’s Road, Spalding. EMG has already got approval from South Holland District Council to move its service centre to Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck and has applied for permission for a new showroom in Elsoms Way. The ...

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More money available from Greater Lincolnshire LEP fund which supported Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone

A new pot of money has been made available to accelerate new investment opportunities and increase economic activity across Greater Lincolnshire. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the launch of a new Feasibility Fund worth £160,000. Businesses and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 towards detailed feasibility ...

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DCLG urges backing of Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal

South Holland councillors have voted in favour of a devolution of powers deal for Lincolnshire, but final decisions from other parts of the county are now key. The government’s Department for Communities and Local Government has issued a statement calling on Lincolnshire leaders to back the deal. It said: “This historic devolution deal offers local authorities in Greater Lincolnshire new ...

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Taz teams up with county council to fund support for domestic abuse victims

A motivational speaker who has lived through domestic abuse has launched a £3,500 crowdfunding campaign in a bid to host events to help others. Taz Thornton ran a pilot workshop in Spalding in September in association with Lincolnshire County Council for people who had escaped abusive relationships and is now keen to do more. The 42-year-old, of Cowbit, said it ...

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Council report: Castle pool must be kept cleaner but water is not too cold

Councillors investigating public complaints about Spalding swimming pool have concluded that the water temperature is fine but the facilities are not kept clean enough. The task group, which was formed following a sustained wave of criticism in 2015, disagreed with users who claim the water, particularly in the main pool, is too cool. A report to South Holland District Council’s ...

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