Council

Town looks for parking solution

Crowland Parish Council has written to South Holland District Parish Council asking about the possibility of purchasing land that could be turned into a car park for the town. Concerns over parking in Crowland have frequently been aired, particularly in respect of a lack of spaces which many have argued puts people off using town centre amenities. A spokesman for ...

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Planning decision on Long Sutton homes is deferred

A decision on whether to build six affordable homes outside Long Sutton on the A17 have been deferred. The development had been recommend for refusal by planning officers but several councillors at South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee meeting last week argued it should be accepted. In planning terms the development site is classed as “open countryside” but properties are ...

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New resident’s concerns over refuse

A woman who has moved to South Holland has expressed her shock on discovering there is no separate collection for incontinence pads as her black bags are ripped open. The woman moved from an area that offered clinical waste collections and secure rubbish in wheelie bins. “It’s a health hazard,” said the Spalding resident, who needs to change her incontinence ...

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Council backs town precept increase

Holbeach Parish Council agreed at its January meeting to increase the Council Tax precept by five per cent in the face of cost increases in key areas such as staffing and delivering on services. Council chairman Paul Foyster said the initial proposal was 18 per cent but the council “kept in mind the effects of austerity and whittled it down ...

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‘We haven’t had answers over litter’

Residents from Ayscough Avenue in Spalding spoke to The Voice last week about the accumulation of waste on their street- a problem they have been fighting for more than a decade. This week, Ken Ward of Ayscough Avenue said he wasn’t happy with the response given by South Holland District Council: “We haven’t had any answers,” he said. “Where can ...

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Council leader: waste plan is ‘stupid’

The leader of South Holland District Council has reiterated that he will resign if the authority brings in fortnightly waste collections while its cabinet passed a waste management plan he called “tailored stupidity”. Coun Lord Gary Porter made the comments as SHDC’s Cabinet gave its backing to adopt the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership Strategy on Tuesday, January 15. He also criticised ...

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Council’s bid for more electric car charging points in South Holland

Seven new charging points for electric cars, which would cost thousands of pounds to install, are being proposed for South Holland. There are currently 100 such vehicles in the area according to South Holland District Council, which is looking to install charging machines for them in Holbeach, Pinchbeck, Sutton Bridge, Crowland and at several locations in Spalding. The authority is ...

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Food recycling is part of strategy

Food waste recycling could be on the cards in South Holland as the council signs-up to a new strategy. The initiative aims to have all seven district councils in the county working together to deal with recycling and other domestic waste. Members of South Holland District Council are due to discuss the strategy at a meeting on Tuesday, and agree ...

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Norfolk nursery to create new jobs in Holbeach St Johns?

Plans for a major new nursery in South Holland have been submitted to the district council. The applicant, Blofield Nurseries, already operates in South Norfolk but cannot expand further on the existing site. “The existing site has been expanded to its limits and the new site is required to meet the growing needs of the business as it expands to ...

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Worries over parking packs Long Sutton Parish Council meeting

Around 40 members of the public turned out for a open meeting in Long Sutton to discuss a district council public notice. The parish council organised a meeting after a public notice appeared to suggest Long Sutton could be in line to introduce parking charges. South Holland District Council issued a statement after the meeting date was announced and said ...

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Search is on after rubbish dumped

The festive period proved to be a busy time for fly tippers who chose the holidays to dump rubbish at two spots in South Holland. Some 70 black bags were left at Cloot Drove, Crowland, on December 27 and all the contents related to the illegal production of cannabis. The picture (top right) was taken by the South Holland District ...

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Plans approved for hundreds of homes in district

Hundreds of new homes will be built in South Holland following widespread approval at a recent planning meeting. Four out of four major residential developments were approved at the December meeting of the South Holland District Council Planning Committee and green-lights more than 230 new homes for the area. The first item discussed was a planning application for 47 homes ...

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Public meeting to clarify Long Sutton parking?

A public meeting planned in Long Sutton will discuss a recent public notice which suggested parking charges are heading to the town. A public notice issued by South Holland District Council in early December will be at the centre of discussions. Originally the meeting was announced amid fears over the potential introduction of parking charges in Long Sutton. But the ...

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Over 230 new homes on way?

Plans for more than 230 new homes in villages close to Spalding were due to be discussed by planners yesterday. Members of South Holland District Council are recommended to approve all four applications, one full and three outline. A former nursery and greenhouse in Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck, looks set to have up to 96 new homes. The village parish council ...

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Council to investigate cracks in Spalding venue auditorium

Long, deep cracks in a wall of the South Holland Centre auditorium will be investigated in the new year. South Holland District Council spent £250,000 on “essential works” on the Spalding venue in September this year and said the cracks had been there a number of years and weren’t covered by the works, as these focussed on the outside of ...

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Suites and dead chickens dumped

A new council Twitter account has taken to posting photographs of fly-tipped rubbish in a bid to help identify the culprits. In the last couple of weeks, the Twitter account of the South Holland District Council Community Safety team (@SHDC_commsafety) has posted photos of a three-piece suite fly-tipped on the outskirts of Spalding and a collection of household rubbish with ...

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Christmas trees can be recycled

It may be a few days away, but if you are wondering what to do with your Christmas tree when twelfth night arrives, then don’t worry. South Holland District Council is offering a free collection service for residents who  already subscribe to the  garden waste service. Residents who are not using the service can still have their trees collected for ...

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Crowland road closed for two days

A drought damaged road is currently closed in Crowland for works. Hulls Drove between the A16 and Martins Drove is closed today (Wednesday, December 19) and is due to re-open on Friday. A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways team, said: “The long, hot summer has had an impact on the road and it’s starting to show the signs of ...

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Council worker in near miss as motorist mounts pavement

South Holland District Council is urging motorists to be vigilant and patient around their waste collection vehicles and operatives, after one worker was caught on camera narrowly escaping injury after a car mounted the pavement. The incident, which took place on West Parade in Spalding in November, was caught on the lorry’s mounted camera and shows the motorist attempt to ...

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Council announce new operators of South Holland leisure centres

Spalding and Long Sutton Leisure Centres will be run by a new company from March. South Holland District Council has chosen Parkwood to run the services, replacing 1Life. A spokesperson for South Holland District Council, said: “The five-year contract, which will commence on 1 March 2019, will include the management and operation of Castle Sports Complex and Pool in Spalding ...

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