Council

Spalding community champion Mick turns his attention to tidying up town

A big-hearted community volunteer with a determination to make Spalding a more attractive place to live has targeted his next project. Mick Clarkson wants to highlight and tackle areas which have become overgrown, ugly and, in some cases, perilous to pedestrians. He’s launched Facebook page Tidy Up Spalding NOW! and is inviting group members to submit photos of places which ...

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Proposal for 39 new homes on edge of Moulton

  Thirty-nine new homes are on the cards at Moulton if planners give the go ahead. Holbeach firm Ashley King Developments has submitted plans for the houses, which will be a mix of first-time buyer and family homes, to South Holland District Council’s planning department. The proposal is to provide a private and affordable residential scheme comprising of 39 one, ...

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Maria bags £1,000 prize in South Holland District Council recycling rewards scheme

The latest lucky winner of South Holland District Council’s Green Bag Lottery has been revealed. Maria Silva, of Beech Avenue, Spalding, won the £1,000 top prize and was presented with her cheque this week. A delighted Mrs Silva said: “I am over the moon, I really can’t believe I have won.” The Green Bag Lottery, which has been running since ...

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Jack (20) aiming to be South Holland’s youngest district councillor

A 20-year-old who says he feels a duty to serve Spalding is hoping to become the youngest member on South Holland District Council. Jack McLean will be standing as a Conservative candidate in St John’s ward in the May 2015 election. Jack says he has quickly developed an admiration for the hard work of the Conservative Party in and around ...

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Owner of Spalding eyesore site told to clear it up – or face court action

The owner of a controversial eyesore site in Spalding has been ordered to clean it up or face possible court action. South Holland District Council has lost patience with Crispen Holdings over the state of the Bull and Monkie plot in Churchgate. Planning officers last week served notice on the company ordering the site to be cleaned up. The council ...

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Resurfacing work on stretch of A17 near Holbeach to start next week

Resurfacing work on the A17 at Saracen’s Head gets under way next week. The work, near Whaplode Manor, starts on Wednesday. It will take place each day between 7pm and 5am and is expected to complete by September 29. The road will remain open throughout, with temporary traffic lights and a convoy system in place. Washway Road in Saracen’s Head ...

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New town centre manager determined to realise Spalding’s potential

A new Spalding town centre manager has been recruited to shape the future of the town and help unite businesses. Ex-Army major Dennis Hannant has recently completed a 43-year career in the service and brings many years of military and commercial business experience to the role, which he starts in November. Dennis says he understands the challenges facing Spalding town ...

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BBC One spotlight for work of South Holland District Council dog warden

The varied work of South Holland District Council’s dog warden has received national recognition on BBC One – and could do again. Rachel Thompson appeared in two episodes of morning show Animal Saints and Sinners. The cases featured highlighted the sometimes harrowing work which Rachel gets involved with. One owner found her dog drowned in a drain near her home. ...

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Plea to reduce rate of spoilt recycling bags in South Holland

Residents are being urged to segregate and separate the items they put out for recycling to help cut down on contamination. South Holland District Council says the contamination rate currently stands at 13 per cent, but this figure can be improved if items are put into green bags correctly. Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “Problems happen ...

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District council cabinet member: ‘Ban drivers who litter with cigarette butts’

A top councillor says motorists who throw cigarette ends out of their vehicle should be banned from driving. South Holland District Council cabinet member Gary Taylor believes some people do not actually know it’s an offence to litter from a vehicle window, including discarding cigarette ends. He said: “They see it as a natural act to dispose of it, after ...

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Spalding skate park users challenged to keep it tidy after litter pick

Spalding Skate Park has been has been cleared of rubbish again- and a leading South Holland district councillor has now challenged park users to keep it that way. Cabinet member Coun Gary Taylor is telling them: “It’s actually very simple. Keep it clean, tidy and litter free and you can all enjoy the facility, or continue as you are and ...

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Developer wins appeal to build homes on empty Dun Cow site

Homes will be built on the Ye Olde Dun Cow site at Cowbit after all. Developer Market Homes has won its appeal against South Holland District Council refusing planning permission. However, an application for costs to be met by the council was turned down. Cowbit villagers who formed The Campaign to Save Ye Olde Dun Cow ran a strong and ...

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Spalding businesses feeling benefit of applying for Grants4Growth support

Two Spalding businesses are feeling the benefit of applying to a capital grants project delivered by South Holland District Council. Welland Engineering received £25,000 towards the cost of roof insulation, and Simon Barker Plumbing and Heating got £6,000 help to buy two new vans. Both firms said how simple the Grants4Growth application process was and recommended others to look into ...

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Dun Cow campaigners: ‘Appeal decision is dreadful outcome for Cowbit’

The Campaign to Save the Dun Cow says the appeal decision which enable Market Homes to build on the site is “a dreadful outcome for Cowbit”. A statement read: “The Campaign and Cowbit residents have worked tirelessly to have a community pub/hub re-instated on the site. “The Campaign believe that both SHDC and the Planning Inspector have failed to appreciate ...

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Filming begins soon for TV commercial to promote Spalding

Final touches are being put to plans for filming of a television commercial to promote what Spalding has to offer. The town centre, market, Ayscoughfee, water taxis and The Crescent are likely to feature, as is Springfields Outlet Shopping Complex. The television advert, which is likely to air next Easter or summer, is a joint enterprise between South Holland District ...

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New Moulton Seas End play area proving popular

Youngsters are enjoying a revamped play area in Moulton Seas End. The £50,000 project came to fruition after villager Tracy Andrew wrote to Moulton Parish Council asking for the equipment to be improved. The council worked with Tracy, who made a grant application to WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd), and a host of companies to modernise the play area. Ward ...

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Donington firm wants to heat its premises with timber wastage

A firm which has been manufacturing timber windows and doors in Donington since 1884 is planning to dramatically reduce its heating bills by utilising factory by-products. And George Barnsdale is also looking to grow this year by recruiting engineer graduates, and is hoping to find some local talent. The High Street firm says it is dedicated to the environment and ...

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Europe’s largest producer of pumpkins ‘relaxed’ over Spalding harvest

Europe’s largest producer of pumpkins is confident that he won’t be left sweating over the readiness of this year’s Spalding crop. David Bowman says a combination of the 2014 weather and years of experience tells him not to lose any sleep over the imminent harvest. In some wet years recently his firm has been a little concerned that its crop ...

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Which crime and anti-social behaviour issues in South Holland would you like to see tackled?

South Holland residents’ views on crime and anti-social behaviour are wanted and contributors will be in with a chance of winning £30 in high street vouchers. Anyone living in South Holland, Boston Borough, or East Lindsey is being invited by East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership to complete its annual community safety survey to help identify the priorities residents want it ...

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Service bus operator criticised as Johnson Community Hospital stop and Pinchbeck loop pulled

Buses have stopped calling at The Johnson Community Hospital – partly because turning into and out of the site has been deemed dangerous. Brylaine Travel, which runs the K59 service between Spalding and Boston, has also removed a loop around nearby Enterprise Way and Wardentree Lane in Pinchbeck, prompting disappointment from workers who relied upon it. Brylaine says there is ...

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