Council

Young Conservatives’ litter pick at Spalding skate park

Spalding Skate Park looked tidier after a litter pick by local members of the Young Conservatives. It was followed by a fact-finding visit to Agapecare Foodbank. Young Tory Jack McLean said: “The litter pick was a huge success after collecting eight bags. “It was originally a youth driven project, aimed at tackling the one of the most youth friendly areas, ...

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Could you help with council litter pick in Spalding?

Volunteers are being urged to help with a litter pick next week. South Holland District Council’s Litter Blitz event returns this summer with the Spalding Summer Spruce Up taking place on Thursday, August 21 at Spalding Skate Park in Fulney Avenue from 10am until 2pm. Representatives from local organisations will be joining in with this community effort to tidy up ...

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Ayscoughfee Gardens park attendant retires early after 25 years due to anti-social behaviour louts

A park attendant who served Ayscoughfee Gardens for 25 years has retired with more than a tinge of sadness. Roger Nix (65) enjoyed his time at the Spalding park, but felt forced to take retirement earlier than he had hoped because of the stress brought on by anti-social behaviour which has blighted the place. He said: “There are five acres ...

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Two new homes ready for tenants in Cowbit

Tenants will soon be able to enjoy two brand new homes in Cowbit. The properties have recently been completed and will be rented to tenants of South Holland District Council. The two bedroom homes have been built in Stonegate by D Brown Builders Ltd and were handed over to councillors at the site last week. The buildings have energy efficient ...

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£250,000 vintage tractors and farm equipment museum planned at Fleet

  A major new visitor attraction for South Holland is being planned at Fleet. Hundreds of thousands of people have glimpsed Bill Payne’s ever-increasing large collection of vintage tractors as they pass his home on the A17 Washway Road. Now the Farm Café owner is hoping to capitalise on the growing interest. He’s ready to spend £250,000 creating a vintage ...

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Lincolnshire Police refuse to tell public the county’s busiest speed cameras

Lincolnshire Police are refusing to tell the public which are the county’s busiest and most lucrative road safety cameras – for fear the machines will be attacked. Despite admitting that it would create greater awareness of speeding hotspots, they have declined to give details about the number of offences and the revenue of the highest earners among the 52 fixed ...

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Gateway business park in Spalding opens up 2,000 jobs

A major business park for Spalding, which will create 2,000 jobs, has been granted outline planning permission. Lincs Gateway Business Park will include a Premier Inn hotel, Brewers Fayre pub, restaurant/cafe, conference and function centre, and fuel station. The plan by Holbeach firm Ashley King Developments will be on land either side of Barrier Bank, next to the A16 roundabout. ...

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Unrest from neighbouring residents of proposed Spalding business park

Several neighbouring residents are unhappy with the Lincs Gateway Business Park plan for Spalding in its current state. They want the ‘noisy’ warehouse element to not be located near their properties, and they say a bridleway alongside the site cannot and should not be upgraded to a pedestrian and cyclist access. Graham Brown has lived in Fen End Lane for ...

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Proposed home with ‘ski slope’ roof might ‘bring that area of Spalding upmarket a touch’

A proposed house with a “ski slope” roof has been given planning permission. The design of the home to replace a dilapidated garage at 2 Osier Road, Spalding, didn’t sit well with all members of South Holland District Council’s planning committee. Chairman Coun Roger Gambba-Jones wondered whether members were happy with the roof, which he likened to a “ski slope”. ...

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South Holland council tenant gets demotion after drugs found at home

A Spalding resident has had her council tenancy agreement downgraded after her partner was convicted of dealing drugs. The demotion order for South Holland District Council tenant Danielle Batch and her partner Jay Smith was applied for after police officers executed a warrant at their home in Hereward Road in Spalding and found £120 worth of cannabis along with scales ...

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South Holland resident pays for damaging bathroom

A resident is more than £640 out of pocket having paid for damaging a bathroom during an argument at his home. Sam Williams was involved in an altercation with his partner at their home in Surfleet in April. As a result, South Holland District Council had to replace a toilet suite, bath panel, sink basin, plug socket and a central ...

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Spalding woman (31) caught after illegally claiming £16,000 in benefits

A woman illegally claimed £16,000 benefits after failing to declare that she had a partner. Emma Grimes received income support, council tax benefit and housing benefit on the basis that she was a single parent. Mark Knowles, prosecuting at Lincoln Crown Court, said Grimes told the authorities that she had separated from her partner but in November 2012 evidence came ...

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Spalding swimming pool closed after ‘freak accident’

The Castle Sports Complex swimming pool in Spalding has been forced to close for more than 24 hours after a ceiling light shattered. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon, with debris landing in the main pool and the learner pool. Specialist divers are recovering it to prevent the pools needing to be drained and refilled. Contracts manager Richard Johnson said: “We’ve ...

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Spalding business park with hotel, pub and conference centre granted planning permission

A major new development in Spalding – labelled Lincs Gateway Business Park – has been granted outline planning permission. The plan includes a Premier Inn hotel, Brewer’s Fayre pub, restaurant/cafe, conference and function centre and fuel station. About 2,000 jobs would be supported with Ashley King Developments’ scheme, which will be on land either side of Barrier Bank, next to ...

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Contract to save Lincolnshire council £2million

VINCImouchel has been awarded the contract to supply property services for Lincolnshire County Council, delivering savings of more than £2m over five years. The council’s Executive agreed to award the contract to the new joint-venture company set up between VINCI Facilities and Mouchel Ltd during its special meeting on Tuesday. The contract is valued at £35-45 million over five years, ...

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Judicial review starts into library changes

A judicial review began on Tuesday, the outcome of which could have major implications for the future of libraries across the country. Ten members of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign are attending the hearing and reporting on the key developments through social media with the hashtag #LibraryJudicialReview. The group’s Twitter account can be found at @SaveLincsLibraries and their Facebook group ...

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Road traffic management ‘key to Spalding’ during rail work upgrade

Spalding Town Forum says good traffic management will be key to keeping road transport moving around the town during the huge rail upgrade this year. Network Rail’s £280million Great Northern Great Eastern project to improve the Peterborough to Doncaster line through Lincoln will mean two long periods of work in Spalding, expected to cause severe disruption on the roads. The ...

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Dedicated recycler Jason bags £1,000 prize in South Holland District Council rewards scheme

The first £1,000 winner in South Holland District Council’s recycling rewards scheme has been awarded his prize. Long-term recycler Jason Carswell was rewarded for his dedication when his name was drawn from all the initial £100 winners in the Green Bag Lottery’s first three months. Ten households are randomly and secretly selected every four weeks. Each one which presents recycling ...

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Green recycling bags in short supply in South Holland

Recycling bags are at a premium in South Holland after a problem with the supplier. A machine breakdown has left the district council with no rolls to give out at pick-up points including its offices in Spalding and Long Sutton Market House. However, the local authority has managed to maintain its twice-yearly drops of bags at the district’s 38,200 households. ...

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£500,000 community building for Spalding’s Wygate Park could be base for South Holland Community Church

A long-awaited community building for Wygate Park in Spalding has been given fresh impetus and feasibility by a partnership with South Holland Community Church. A £500,000 multi-purpose project is being proposed on land near the new Wygate Park Academy. The project steering group, which includes South Holland ward district councillors Roger Gambba-Jones and Christine Lawton, is hoping the building would ...

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