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Changing facility in Spalding’s South Holland Centre is a boon for disabled

Spalding’s South Holland Centre has become the first establishment in South Lincolnshire to have a toilet adapted to act as a disabled changing room. The facility includes a changing bed and a hoist, which allows people with complex needs to be changed more easily by their carers. It will meet the needs of all people with disabilities, who need the ...

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£1m cut to South Holland District Council funding – but its council tax portion will drop for fourth year running

South Holland District Council is expected to cut its portion of the council tax bill next year despite a £1million drop in the grant it receives from central government. It was confirmed last week that the grant the council receives from government for the year ahead has been reduced by around 15 per cent. South Holland’s 2015-16 central grant funding has been confirmed as being ...

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£1,000 recycling reward for Spalding resident Kimberly

The latest £1,000 winner in South Holland District Council’s recycling rewards scheme is going to treat her friends and family to a meal out. Kimberly Marlowe, of Ambassador Walk in Spalding, won the Green Bag Lottery prize in a draw including £100 winners from the past three months. She said: “It’s surreal, I’ve never won anything before in my life! “I ...

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Councillors may train as lifesavers using new device

Lives could be saved by a new piece of equipment installed at South Holland District Council offices. Staff and councillors will now be given training to use the new defibrillator, which has been set up in the reception area of the council’s Spalding offices. The defibrillator can help resuscitate people who have suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). This occurs when ...

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Changes to waste bags collections over Christmas and New Year

Some South Holland homes will have recycling and refuse collections altered over the festive period. For people who normally have their bags collected on a Thursday (Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) the collection date will be moved to the following Saturday, December 27 and January 3 respectively. For households due a collection on Boxing Day the collection will take ...

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Warning from top councillor over future challenges to South Holland’s successful recycling rates

A warning has been issued that South Holland faces challenges in order to maintain its successful drive towards more waste recycling. The district has seen a marked increased in tonnage collected this year, partly due to the start of the Green Bag Lottery, a recycling rewards scheme. During its first six months, waste recycled rose by 16 per cent from ...

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Holbeach Parish Council chairman urged to stand down during investigation into social club’s finances

The chairman of Holbeach Parish Council has been urged to step down until an investigation into financial irregularities at a social club is complete. Coun John Spencer was chairman of Holbeach Sports and Youth Social Club in Park Road until September. The committee resigned en bloc after it was found that about £51,500 of bills had gone unpaid. At Monday’s ...

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Council leader: Spalding’s Bull and Monkie site will not be another Gosberton Hacienda situation

An assurance has been given that the controversial Bull and Monkie site in Spalding will not escalate into anything like the infamous Hacienda situation which developed in Gosberton ten years ago. South Holland District Council tidied up the Bull and Monkie site recently after a notice ordering owner Crispen Holdings Ltd to do so was apparently ignored. Council leader Gary ...

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This rundown ex-hotel is next on council’s tidy-up hitlist

Time has run out for the owner of a Donington eyesore to tidy up the site. After the success of tidying up the controversial Bull and Monkie site in Spalding, South Holland district councillors have selected The Red Cow Hotel as next on their hitlist. At last Wednesday’s full council meeting, members were asked by leader Coun Gary Porter to ...

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Councillor angers leader by wrongly linking energy switching firms

A long-standing member of South Holland District Council has received a stinging rebuke from the leader for “slagging off” the firm which operates the energy switching scheme which the council recommends and uses. In a report to fellow members of Sutton Bridge Parish Council, Coun Chris Brewis incorrectly stated that iChoosr is linked to uSwitch – a price comparison website ...

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Call for political parties to stand in South Holland election

A Conservative district councillor is calling on the other big political parties to put forward candidates for next year’s election to give voters a choice. South Holland District Council is made up of 37 councillors – 25 Conservative and 12 independents, but not a single Labour or Liberal Democrat candidate. Conservative member Rodney Grocock, who represents Moulton, Moulton Chapel, Moulton ...

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Revealed: The food premises in South Holland with worst hygiene rating

Three food establishments in South Holland have the lowest possible food hygiene rating. Long Sutton takeaways San San, in High Street, and Chilli Hut, in Market Place, are zero-rated, as is Toppings in Westlode Street, Spalding. The rating reflects the food hygiene procedures, structure and cleanliness, and confidence in management. Importantly, it is not based on any other factors such ...

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New Spalding town centre manager sets to work

It may have been a long time coming and fraught with more than one issue along the way, but Spalding finally has a new town centre manager in post. Dennis Hannant took up the role last week and immediately set about increasing the profile of the town centre by fixing dates for a series of events during 2015. Yet he ...

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Infrared technology to help recycling process

Infrared technology is ensuring that recycled waste in South Holland is processed more effectively and has helped to reduce contamination. A new Residual Recycling Facility plant run by South Holland District Council’s recycling reprocessor has recently been installed at Barkston Heath to help re-process materials that get left over from the first phase of sorting. The new technology is in ...

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Strategy to bring empty homes back into use

Empty homes across South Holland could be given a new lease of life with the launch of a new scheme. At a time when South Holland District Council is looking to increase the supply of housing to take advantage of a Government incentive, a new strategy has been launched to bring empty properties back into use. Over the past year ...

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Action at eyesore Spalding site is first part of Pride in South Holland campaign

South Holland District Council is using the clean-up of a Spalding eyesore to launch a district-wide campaign. The Bull and Monkie site in Churchgate was finally tidied and secured on Monday. The council promises that other areas will be spruced up in the near future in its Pride in South Holland campaign. Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for planning, said: ...

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Spalding traffic flows ‘much better’ when lights are not working

Highways officers working on improving Spalding’s traffic flow have been urged to consider what the town was like when traffic lights were switched off. Spalding Town Forum chairman George Aley and Spalding Wygate district councillor Roger Gambba-Jones fondly remember when traffic management was suspended during work on the Swan Street area a few years ago. Lincolnshire County Council’s senior project ...

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Tidy-up order for Spalding’s Bull and Monkie site ‘ignored’ so council takes action

The controversial Bull and Monkie site in Spalding is to be cleaned up after all – but not by the property owner. South Holland District Council says it will pay a contractor to do the work and then recharge the cost to the owner. Notice was served upon Crispen Holdings last month to tidy up the Churchgate site. The 21-day order ...

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Good recyclers win £100 in South Holland District Council Green Bag Lottery

The latest winners in South Holland District Council’s Green Bag Lottery have been announced. Winning £100 for demonstrating good recycling habits are: Mrs S Townsend (Quadring) Mr B Dixon-Jones (Crowland) Miss P Dawson (Sutton Bridge) Mrs K Marlow (Spalding) The four will go into a draw to win a further £1,000. For details of the scheme visit www.greenbaglottery.co.uk

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Green Team: How I’m managing to put a smile on my compost bin

By South Holland District Council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins The first two weeks of my rubbish challenge are going well, although it hasn’t always been easy with waste related decisions proving difficult at times. This fortnight I have focused on reducing food waste. This is something simple that every household can do. Even though I thought I was ...

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