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Best ever year for Give a Gift drive

The generosity of the public will make Christmas a much nicer time for those in need as the Give a Gift campaign celebrates its most successful year to date. Spearheaded by Coun Harry Drury, Give a Gift has got donated toys to less fortunate for the last seven years.     Harry said: “Even after seven years of doing this, ...

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LETTERS – Thank you Woodlands Hotel

I would like to say a huge thank you to the Woodlands Hotel for such a marvellous evening that I was fortunate enough to attend on December 13. The evening was absolutely free to elderly people in Spalding who would be spending Christmas mainly on their own. The facilities were lovely, tables dressed for Christmas. The food was fantastic every ...

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Spalding veteran’s passing after stunning life

A Royal Marine veteran whose ship was torpedoed during World War Two has passed away. Robert Wade of Georgian Court on Haverfield Road, Spalding turned 98 on November 11 when he attended Spalding’s Remembrance Day commemorations. The former Royal Marine and latterly keen puppeteer and master of ceremonies passed away peacefully at Pilgrim Hospital on Monday, November 26. He leaves ...

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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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Judge Rinder ITV date for Spalding siblings

Judge Rinder has faced many difficult situations on his ITV show over the years – but that was nothing until he faced Lanie (9) and Zach Spies (6). The Spalding siblings are before the celebrity judge as part of his Christmas Eve show. It all follows an incident where Zach’s Lego ship was destroyed. He blames Lanie who loves gymnastics ...

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Poetry and singing at party

A Spalding care home celebrated Christmas with song and verse at its residents’ Christmas party. Staff and residents enjoyed a festive afternoon at St John’s Care Home at Hawthorn Bank last week. Stephanie Lamont, one of three activities coordinators at the home, helped organise the party and called on a newly formed group to assist with the entertainment. “Over the ...

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Merry Christmas – See you in 2019!

The Spalding and South Holland Voice will be taking a break over Christmas. Our next printed edition will published on Thursday, January 3. Don’t forget that your favourite free paper is now regularly stocked by Sainsbury’s, Holland Market, in Spalding instead of the neighbouring Wilko store. Everyone at the Voice would like to wish all our advertisers, readers and suppliers ...

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Can you be hero in SADOS drama?

A historic arts company is still on the lookout for the extra space it needs to keep going. Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (SADOS) is due to turn 150 in 2020, but it’s being turfed out of the Monk House Lane property where their sets and props are kept. The building, know by the society’s members as The Shed, ...

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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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Money and cards stolen in Holbeach distraction burglary

Two men pretending to be workmen entered a man’s house in Holbeach this morning and stole a large sum of money. Lincolnshire Police said two white men attended a property in Holbeach this morning (Wednesday) and offered to do work on the victims roof. The men quoted £375 and the victim went inside the property to get cash. The men ...

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It’s game on as former Grammar School pupil’s creation hits Nintendo Switch

A former art-loving Spalding Grammar School student has celebrated his first video game’s launch on the Nintendo Switch. Illustrator and designer Seb Burnett (40) last month enjoyed a milestone in any game designer’s life when the comedy adventure series launched globally on the Nintendo Switch store. The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: A Bleaker Predicklement has already enjoyed success on PC ...

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Pinchbeck Boxing Day feast to ease loneliness

A volunteer is putting on a free festive meal for the community on Boxing Day. Vanessa Browning’s event runs from noon to 4.30pm at Pinchbeck Baptist Church as part of the Community Mind Matters initiative. She hopes it could help people who would otherwise be lonely this Christmas. Vanessa, who runs a number of community groups including those encouraging people ...

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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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Holbeach school hopes to build new block

A Holbeach secondary school has submitted plans in the hope of building new classrooms. University Academy Holbeach has submitted a planning application to build a new 16 classroom block that it hopes will meet a request from Lincolnshire County Council to increase its intake of Year 7 students from September 2020. A Design and Access statement says the request has ...

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MP calls for funeral poverty action

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes says he is continuing to fight for more support for people unable to afford a funeral for loved ones. He is looking for a government review into the cap on funeral expenses payments which was frozen 15 years ago. Sir John claims the average price of funerals has increased by 112 ...

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Spalding cadets’ race night raises money

Spalding Air Cadets have raised well over a thousand pounds through its Race Night. Cadet Warrant Officer CWO Jordan Bertaloso (19) put on the event recently which raised a fantastic, £1,399 and proved to be one of the most successful events the 1406 (Spalding) Squadron has held. The money will be split between The Royal Air Forces Association charity and ...

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Have your say on the state of policing in Lincolnshire

A survey by Lincolnshire Police will let residents’ voices be heard when they appraise the service. Everyone across the county will have the opportunity to answer questions on a range of subjects including police funding, experience of crime, effectiveness of police response and methods of reporting incidents. Each respondent will also be invited to sign-up to a special panel, called ...

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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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Freezing rain weather warning for most of South Holland

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow and ice for tomorrow (Saturday), specifically mentioning freezing rain as a possibility. Temperatures are set to barely get above two degrees Celsius tomorrow but will feel like -5 according to the Met Office . As of Friday lunch time, weather forecasters are predicting some precipitation during the “yellow” weather warning ...

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