Council

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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No planning permission for Spalding shop’s alterations work

A Spalding shop has made alterations to its premises without planning permission. The town’s newest Eastern European store – International Food (formerly The Station Gates pub) in Winsover Road – was given permission by South Holland District Council to temporarily remove a wall to allow access for large freezers. Now there is a new door and window where the wall ...

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Litter problem tackled with leaflets for landworkers in four different languages

Landworkers in South Holland are being urged to clean up litter in rural areas as part of a new leaflet scheme. Produced by South Holland District Council in conjunction with Spalding Police, the leaflets are written in Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian and English. Each page displays an image of litter being placed into a bag with the message: “Please make sure ...

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Two Spalding sites earmarked for disposal of waste

Two new sites have been earmarked in Spalding for the disposal of non-toxic waste. An area in Wardentree Lane/Enterprise Park and another on Clay Lake Industrial Estate are among 13 across Lincolnshire to be included in a draft Lincolnshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan. The plan is aimed at ensuring the county can meet its waste management needs until 2031. ...

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Residents told ‘come clean on council tax’

Thousands of households across South Holland are being urged to come clean if they are claiming council tax discounts they are not entitled to. South Holland District Council gives a 25 per cent council tax discount to more than 11,500 households where there is only one adult living in a property. In the past financial year, the discount totalled more ...

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Protestors lose legal challenge to plans for library services

A legal challenge against plans for a new-look county library service has been dismissed by a High Court judge. In February, the council’s executive approved proposals for a new-look service in light of changes in the way libraries are used and the authority’s substantially reduced budget. The move was challenged by local campaigners, who claimed it was unlawful. But on ...

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Protestors lose legal challenge to plans for library services

A legal challenge against plans for a new-look county library service has been dismissed by a High Court judge. In February, the council’s executive approved proposals for a new-look service in light of changes in the way libraries are used and the authority’s substantially reduced budget. The move was challenged by local campaigners, who claimed it was unlawful. But on ...

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South Holland District Council makes restructuring appointments

South Holland District Council has made four interim appointments as its management restructure continues. Three of those appointments are internal. The only external one is Gerry Dawson, who started last week as interim executive manager growth for South Holland and Breckland councils, which have a shared management partnership. A spokesman for South Holland said: “Gerry is a qualified planner and ...

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Long Sutton park land could become extra burial space

Long Sutton Parish Council is proposing that part of its land at Cinder Ash Park becomes a cemetery extension. The council has just three years’ burial space left and, after consulting with residents, has put forward land at the rear of the football pitch in London Road. In a statement accompanying the change of use application to South Holland District ...

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Long Sutton park could provide land for cemetery extension

Long Sutton Parish Council is proposing that part of its land at Cinder Ash Park becomes a cemetery extension. The council has just three years’ burial space left and, after consulting with residents, has put forward land at the rear of the football pitch in London Road. In a statement accompanying the change of use application to South Holland District ...

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Average speed cameras are “favoured option” to improve accident toll on A16 Crowland bypass

Average speed cameras are the favoured option to cut the accident toll on a stretch of road plagued by a spate of recent serious crashes. Highways bosses are looking at ways to improve the safety record on the A16 between Spalding and Crowland. Problems have been highlighted by three separate collisions in May, one of which resulted in the death ...

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Council asks for Voice readers’ backing over code to make play areas smokefree

South Holland District Council is asking Voice readers to back a scheme urging people not to smoke at children’s play areas. Officers also want to know if there is an appetite to see that rolled out to outside schools and nurseries too. The move follows our report on June 25 (pictured) of a call by Spalding father Mark Le Sage ...

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Busy Spalding road to close for three weeks for repair work

Halmergate in Spalding is to close for three weeks for repair work. Repairs to the footpath and carriageway begin on Thursday, July 23 – the first day of the school summer holidays – and are scheduled to complete on Wednesday, August 12. Drainage repairs are also planned for adjoining Low Road between Monday and Wednesday next week (July 20-22). Carriageway ...

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‘Expose scams and help others not to fall prey,’ urges council

South Holland residents are being urged to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds. South Holland District Council is supporting Scams Awareness Month, a national campaign run by the Citizens Advice Bureau throughout July. As part of the initiative, the council will be highlighting how scams continue ...

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