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Public opinion sought on £4million roundabouts and 1,000 new homes in Holbeach

Proposals for two new Holbeach roundabouts costing £4million and 1,000 new homes go on show on Thursday (September 17) to seek public opinion. Lincolnshire County Council wants to replace the T-junction at Peppermint Junction – where the A151 meets the A17 – with a roundabout. A second roundabout nearby on the A151 would provide access to housing and commercial development land. As ...

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Spalding Town Forum councillors asked to fund lighting for Hole In The Wall Passage

Spalding councillors are to be asked to fund Christmas lighting for a “dingy” walkway. The Hole In The Wall Passage, connecting Market Place and The Crescent, is seen as dark and unattractive. Spalding Town Forum has been considering how to brighten up the passage and the forum’s 11 South Holland district councillors will be asked to all chip in from ...

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Motorists warned of disruption during work on A17

Motorists are being warned of overnight A17 reconstruction and resurfacing work over the coming weeks. The A17/A1101 Long Sutton roundabout will undergo work from Tuesday, October 6, to Thursday, October 15. The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am, with no weekend working. There will be a road closure of the B1359 leg between the roundabout and the ...

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Hollow victory if plan for Gedney Hill pub turned down

It could be a hollow victory for campaigners trying to save a village pub if plans to turn it to a family home are refused. Villagers in Gedney Hill had started two petitions in a bid to secure the future of the Red Lion as a “community asset” after plans were drawn up to alter and extend the pub and ...

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New affordable homes available in Long Sutton

Work has been completed on 39 affordable homes in Long Sutton. The homes have been built thanks to a partnership between developer Westleigh, L&H Homes and South Holland District Council. The scheme, called Marston Park, is Westleigh’s second phase of development on-site. Phase one, which was launched back in 2011, saw 40 properties built, including 32 affordable rent and eight ...

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Contractors not finished ‘terrible’ resurfacing job

Holbeach residents who are unhappy with a resurfacing job done in the town will be pleased to hear contractors will be going back. Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department closed Hallgate on August 21 to carry out resurfacing works. However town residents have been complaining saying the job hasn’t been done properly. Brian Walsh said: “It beggars belief they have just ...

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‘I’ll still just be Gary’, says new Lord Porter

The new Lord Porter of Spalding says his being made a life peer will be a positive thing for South Holland. Leader of South Holland District Council Gary Porter will sit in the House of Lords after being made a peer in the dissolution peerages list following the last general election. He has been honoured for his work with the ...

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Plans for Lincolnshire school places

Plans are being put in place to ensure Lincolnshire secondary schools are able to cope with a spike in pupil numbers. Over the past three years Lincolnshire County Council has invested £34million in new primary schools and expanding existing ones to provide an extra 3,000 places. These include the new Wygate Park Academy in Spalding, as well as expansion at ...

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South Holland’s Activate sessions hailed a success

A programme of summer activities across South Holland has been hailed as a spectacular success. The popular Activate events, which are run by South Holland District Council’s Community Development team and Lincolnshire County Council’s Youth Services, took place in Gedney Drove End, Donington and Sutton Bridge earlier this month. Almost 400 people attended the events aimed at giving young people ...

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Have your say on planned changes to Lincolnshire adult social care

Residents who require adult social care in Lincolnshire are being asked their views on possible changes. The county council is encouraging people to have their say in a consultation about what people are asked to pay towards their non-residential care, before September 28. The council is reviewing its non-residential Adult Care contributions policy to align it more closely with new ...

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Tasty food and drink event in Spalding this weekend

The Spalding Festival of Food and Drink is ready to welcome visitors this weekend (August 29 and 30). Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce is keen to promote the “culinary delights” of the district and is staging the festival weekend on Saturday and Sundayat South Holland District Council offices in Priory Road, Spalding. Trade exhibitors will be showcasing their ...

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Life-saving machines installed in three Spalding locations

Life-saving equipment has been set up in Spalding thanks to South Holland councillors. Councillors George Aley, Graham Dark, Angela Newton and former councillor Roger Perkins used part of their designated ward budgets to install three defibrillators in the town. The devices have been placed outside The South Holland Centre; Winfrey Avenue toilets and the Broadgate Building in Westlode Street. The ...

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Approval for up to 35 new homes on Holbeach brownfield site

The way has been paved for more new homes in Holbeach. Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 35 properties on a Holbeach brownfield site in Northons Lane, close to homes in Chestnut Avenue. South Holland District Council’s planning committee unanimously passed the application by Castlegate 348 Ltd. Last month it granted similar permission for a 900-home estate ...

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On-street parking charges for Lincolnshire mooted

The introduction of on-street parking charges for South Holland towns has been mooted. The suggestion has come from the public as Lincolnshire County Council looks for revenue streams in the face of cuts to its financial support. The council said: “We don’t charge people to park on the street nor do we have any plans to.” However, the proposal was ...

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Motorists risk lives weaving through barriers on closed Spalding level crossing

Frustrated drivers risked their lives by weaving past closed level crossing barriers. At least five vehicles drove by the half barriers at South Drove in Spalding during a lengthy closure on Friday. An eyewitness said: “I saw four or five cars and a works van weave through the barriers at about 7.50am.” A British Transport Police spokesman said: “It is ...

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Read controversial Quarterbridge report on markets and car parks in South Holland

The report into the review of markets and car parks in South Holland has led to much feedback and conversation. The Voice exclusively reported on the recommendations and there will be further coverage in the August 13 edition. Read the report by Quarterbridge Project Management Ltd here

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Planning appeal lost but Spalding fence owner vows to fight on

The owner of a fence who has lost an appeal against refusal of planning permission is vowing to fight on. A planning inspector has told Simon Barker that his £1,000 fence at 24 Magellan Way, Spalding, has a “harmful effect on the character and appearance of the street scene” and therefore contravenes policies in the South Holland Local Plan. Dismissal ...

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Win vouchers by getting active with South Holland District Council promotion

South Holland residents can win £200 worth of vouchers in a new get active promotion. SHout and About launches on Monday, August 17 and runs for 12 weeks. Competitors collect points for completing weekly fun activities including arts, crafts, walking, exercise classes, cooking, gardening, dancing and much more. Run by South Holland District Council’s Community Development team, the competition is ...

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Great minds think alike on name for housing company

A new housing company to increase the supply of homes in South Holland now has a name. South Holland District Council launched the company earlier this year and asked readers to come up with a suitable name for it. The council received multiple entries but two caught the judges’ eye – The Welland Housing Company’ and Welland Housing. After much ...

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New pedestrianised areas suggested for Spalding town centre to make it more ‘people-friendly’

This is how part of New Road could look if proposals to create two more pedestrianised areas in Spalding are adopted. The other area of the town centre which would be made vehicle-free is Sheep Market. Further recommendations include: an on-street bus station in New Road getting rid of the 16 parking spaces in Market Place removing the “unsightly” public ...

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