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Parish council opposition to Pinchbeck United’s upgrade plans

Pinchbeck United Football Club’s hopes of taking the next step up the non-league ladder have been dealt a blow. The club has submitted a planning application to install floodlights, a concrete path around the pitch, a small stand and security fencing. The improvements are Football Association requirements to enable the club to progress from the Peterborough League to the United ...

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South Holland District Council would have backed shelved referendum on unitary authority status

A referendum to gauge Lincolnshire residents’ appetite for scrapping eight councils in favour of a unitary approach to local government in the county has been shelved. County council leader Martin Hill announced last month that it was his intention to ask for councillors’ support for the poll to be held on May 4. He said the move would remove residents’ confusion over which tier ...

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Contractor selection for £8.8m Holbeach highways improvement project

A contractor is about to be appointed with a view to starting an £8.8m highways project in Holbeach in May. Lincolnshire County Council’s executive has now approved plans to progress with improvement works at Peppermint Junction, as well as moving forward with the creation of a South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) and the delivery of approximately 900 new homes. The council said: “The ...

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Stand by for a summer of “substantial roadworks” in Spalding

“Substantial” roadworks are being planned throughout Spalding this summer. Lincolnshire County Council highways is working on a project to carry out resurfacing in four areas of the town, including Winsover Road, part of which has been closed since mid-December for a complicated sewer repair by Anglian Water. Notices have been posted around the town advising utility firms of the scheduled ...

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Awards for South Holland District Council’s top achievers

South Holland District Council has acknowledged the hard work and achievements of some staff members. The Value In People Recognition Awards acknowledge “delivery of services to the community” over the previous 12 months. Ayscoughfee Hall Museum tweeted its thanks after being named winner of the Bright Idea Award category. A council spokesman said: “The Value In People Awards brought together ...

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Top district councillors: £2.7m revamp of our offices is not for benefit of staff

Leading South Holland district councillors have moved to assure the public that the proposed £2.7million refurbishment of its Spalding headquarters is anything but for the benefit of its staff. Leader Gary Porter and cabinet member Roger Gambba-Jones underlined that any public perception that the aim of the project was to create a “shiny, more comfy” environment was very far wide ...

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Spalding Guiding history book published with councillors’ backing

A book of bygone stories from a Girl Guiding group in Spalding has been published with financial support from the ward member’s budget of six South Holland district councillors. “Memories of 2nd Spalding Guide Company 1941-1965″ has been produced by District Guiding commissioners Bridget Scase and Jane Amess in tribute to Mary Waters, who was involved with the Guiding movement for 76 years ...

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‘Game changer’ on the way for businesses with lower food hygiene ratings

Almost half of customers at 77 South Holland food premises would snub them on their current food hygiene rating when displaying a window sticker becomes mandatory, a report claims. Commercial insurer NFU Mutual found that 44 per cent of people would turn away from even their favourite restaurants, fast food eateries, cafés and shops if they saw it was rated ...

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Council to highlight dog owners who won’t clear up fouling

Dog owners in South Holland who do not clean up their pet’s fouling face being shamed in a new council initiative. Under a campaign called Bag It, Bin It, South Holland District Council dog warden Rachel Thompson will spray paint dog mess and stencil a hard-hitting message next to it. The hope is that the highlighted mess will be seen ...

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District council accused of ignoring residents over Gosberton homes plan

Unanimous councillor support was given for the principle of 46 homes being built on a Gosberton paddock. The decision at South Holland District Council’s planning committee meeting on February 1 came despite some concerns from locals over perceived over-development of the village and increased traffic worries. Stephen Catney, agent on behalf of applicants Mr and Mrs Dennis, spoke at the ...

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Developer’s wish for planning application to be refused is granted

A developer which invited South Holland District Council to turn down its application in order to allow it to appeal has not been disappointed. Councillors refused the Calderdale Homes (Eastern) application to build nine homes in Park Lane, Donington, when they met on February 1. The decision was deferred at the last planning meeting to allow the developer an opportunity ...

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Homes plan for EMG site deferred but first properties ‘ready by December’

A proposal to build 48 affordable homes on EMG Motors’ site in St John’s Road, Spalding, has been delayed for discussion over details. South Holland District Council’s planning committee was worried nuisance and disputes would arise out of two homes having boundaries with an area of public open land where children may want to gather and play ball games. Chairman ...

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Stand by for year of £8.8m Holbeach roadworks

Plans to unlock land for 900 homes in Holbeach and create a new food enterprise zone (FEZ), where more than 2,000 people could work, are pushing forward. Lincolnshire County Council’s executive will be asked to give various authorities, to include land sales and purchases, to allow the plans to progress when it meets on Tuesday.(Feb 7) Work on associated new ...

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Neighbours’ parking fears over GP surgery

Neighbours of a doctors’ surgery set for expansion fear their concerns over lack of parking and resulting potential dangers have been ignored.   Indications are that Munro Medical Centre will get permission for a second consulting room at its surgery in Church Walk, Pinchbeck, which is currently only used a couple of times a week. The surgery relies on a ...

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Spalding shopkeeper fails again to be granted premises licence

A Spalding shopkeeper has failed again to be granted a premises licence. However, Ernesta Tamutyte was poised for a second rejection inside a year after Lincolnshire Police lodged an objection on the grounds of her not satisfying two of the four licensing objectives – prevention of crime and disorder and public safety. Ms Tamutyte, of Hallgate, Moulton, runs Global Food ...

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Backlash over council’s £2.7m offices refurb plan – but just THREE proper comments

It may have caused a degree of outrage on social media but South Holland District Council’s spending plan for the next financial year received just three valid comments from a public consultation. Residents and businesses were given nine days to give feedback on the council’s draft budget for 2017/18. As highlighted by The Voice last week, the budget included the earmarking ...

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Plan for 48 homes in Spalding town centre is up for approval

A plan to build 48 homes on the EMG Motors site in St John’s Road, Spalding, is recommended for approval. A report to South Holland District Council’s planning committee meeting on February 1 says Kaplan Property Group has agreed to make the entire site a mixture of social rented and shared ownership homes. It said: “There is a clear and ...

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Developer to councillors: ‘Please refuse our planning application’

A developer has invited councillors to refuse permission a planning application – to allow it a ‘free go’ at resubmitting a revised scheme Calderdale Homes (Eastern) wants to build nine homes (seven two-bedroom and two three-bedroom) in Park Lane, Donington, At a meeting on January 4 the planning committee deferred a decision in the hope the developer could be persuaded to amend the ...

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Local government shake-up ‘would not affect frontline services one iota’

Residents in Lincolnshire are to be asked whether councils across the county should be scrapped in favour of a new approach to local government. Amid increasing financial pressures for local authorities, county council leader Martin Hill claims a move to a unitary authority would save £150million in its first five years, while not affecting frontline services “one iota”. He said: ...

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The Holbeach licensed premises with ‘no regard for the authorities’

The premises licence for The Chequers Hotel in Holbeach has been revoked by South Holland District Council. A panel of councillors presented with evidence of fraud and smuggling came to the conclusion that “those running the premises have little or no regard for the authorities”. The premises licence has been held by The Chequers Hotel Ltd since June 2009. Neither of the ...

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