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Frustration over ‘medical’ sites

A councillor has expressed his frustration that Holbeach could lose a second plot of land identified to expand medical care in the town. As reported in last week’s edition of The Voice, the NHS is selling land on Dam Gate for £90,000 that had been given to it for a new medical centre for the town. And Coun Nick Worth ...

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South Holland residents ‘behaving themselves’ over virus – council leader

Most people in South Holland are “behaving themselves”, the district council’s leader has said in relation to low numbers of COVID-19 case in the area. Lord Gary Porter told a meeting of the authority’s Full Council that the area hadn’t seen large increases in the coronavirus as experienced elsewhere leading to extra measures, including that pubs close at 10pm. Lord ...

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Holbeach graves hit by tree felled by wind

Graves at a South Holland cemetery have been smashed as a huge tree uprooted in recent high winds. Part of Holbeach cemetery has disappeared under the tree which has obliterated around 30 graves. The full extent of the damage may not be known until the tree can be removed. The graves, which date from the 1880s to the 1930s, are ...

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Council looking to extend garden waste service as measures to stop fly-tipping ‘epidemic’ are discussed

More garden waste bins are set to be available in South Holland but it could be a while before its rolled out across the district amid claims it could help offset the increase in fly-tipping. A meeting of South Holland District Council’s Full Council heard that there’s currently 1,200 people on a waiting list for the brown bins that had ...

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Amazing Alfie (2) walks 27 miles to help other families like his

An incredible two-year-old who has fought off a host of medical issues has completed a 27-mile sponsored walk. Alfie Barraclough, of Holbeach, has raised over £1,000 for the charity Bliss which helps the family of premature or sick babies such as himself. Alfie was born 12 weeks premature, weighing just 1lb 7oz and has battled health issues for most of ...

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Brakes put on free parking bid

The leader of South Holland District Council has said he doesn’t believe parking charges are keeping people away from Spalding and cited Springfields as an example Lord Gary Porter was reacting to a call to make parking free by Coun Chris Brewis. He told a meeting of South Holland District Council that making parking free could be “the kiss of ...

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QEH buys BMI hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has bought a private facility which shares its site. The King’s Lynn-based hospital, which also serves South Lincolnshire, has bought the private BMI Sandringham Hospital which is next door at the Gayton Road site. Members of the board of directors and governors council have approved the purchase this week. The 76 staff will be transferred from ...

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Proposal for A151 speed reduction

The speed limit on the A151 through Moulton and Weston could be reduced by 10mph. A report to Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee, due to meet on Monday, October 5, is recommending the committee approves reducing the speed limit at Weston to 50mph and Moulton to 40mph, which will allow the necessary consultation process to bring them into ...

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Support payment available in area

South Holland District Council is among those backing a nationwide scheme to support people on low incomes who have to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus and cannot work from home. The Test and Trace Support Payment, is being rolled out as the number of cases nationally rise. Individuals who are required to self-isolate and who meet the benefits-linked ...

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Parish council is lobbying for new scheme to offer direct funding

Prior to lockdown Long Sutton Parish Council invested £23,500 to provide a trim trail in the Winfrey Park for the younger age group and an outdoor gym in Cinder Ash Park to assist residents to keep fit outdoors and to help embrace a healthier lifestyle. In order to further improve the town facilities the council will be pressing South Holland ...

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Search for missing teen moves to Pode Hole

The search for a teen missing since July has moved to Pode Hole after two weeks of looking in and around the A16 in Cowbit. Bernadette Walker (17) was reported missing from her Peterborough home on July 21. Her parents Sarah (37) and Scott Walker (50), both of Century Square, Peterborough have appeared in court charged with her murder. Search ...

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Man (23) airlifted to hospital after heart attack

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance landed at Spalding Grammar School yesterday (Monday) after a 23-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest. A spokesperson at the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance said: “On Monday September 28, at 10.35am, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance was called to Spalding following reports of a 23-year-old man in cardiac arrest. “Our helicopter arrived in ...

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Five vehicle collision closes Main Road Gedney

The public is being urged to avoid Main Road in Gedney after a road traffic collision involving five vehicles this afternoon (Tuesday). Police were called shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon and the road remains closed with South Holland Police urging people on social media to avoid the area. It’s not clear if anyone has been injured in the incident. A ...

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Man spared jail after “gun” incident

A man who waved what appeared to be a gun in Spalding town centre has been spared an immediate jail sentence after Lincoln Crown Court was told that witnesses to the incident regarded him as a nuisance rather than a danger. Matthew Bellerson was in a wheelchair in Spalding Market Place when he reached into his jacket and pulled out ...

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New start for office?

A former sorting office in Spalding town centre could be ripe for redevelopment after ‘sold’ signs appeared.The building has been empty for around 20 years and is on a prominent site in the town, off the Sheepmarket.It went on the market for £380,000 in March. It had been priced with a guide of £420,000 in 2018.But Longstaff Commercial’s website now ...

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Learn all the signs of sepsis

A health group in Lincolnshire is urging you to get to know the warning signs of sepsis. As part of World Sepsis Day, Lincolnshire Care Commissioning Group is urging the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis to protect themselves and others from this life-threatening condition.The number of people developing sepsis is increasing, with around 123,000 ...

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Help shape health care

South Holland residents are being encouraged to get involved with a new panel being set up to help provide a voice for the public on healthcare in the county. The NHS has launched Lincolnshire’s first ever Citizens’ Panel to ensure the county’s residents are heard during upcoming crucial healthcare planning.And there’s a chance those who get involved could be £250 ...

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Demolition work begins on homes

Work on the most northerly section of the Spalding Western Relief Road is to step up with demolition work on homes around Spalding Road in Pinchbeck having begun. The homes are making way for the most northerly section of the road which is to be built in five separate sections.Karen Cassar, assistant director for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: ...

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More incidents lead to call for Holbeach CCTV cameras

Holbeach Parish Council is to enquire about the district council taking over all CCTV cameras after more incidents were reported in its still unlocked parks.A metal bench was stolen and wooden benches broken recently in Carter’s Park, a meeting of the committee heard last week.The council ratified the tender process to ensure someone would lock up its open spaces at ...

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Road survey calls for bypass

A raft of improvements to roads around Pinchbeck have been recommended after a village survey. The results of a questionnaire, along with a report, was presented to the parish council at a meeting on Monday evening.A Traffic Management Strategy up to 2025 has been produced, which includes 20mph zones, evaluating all village cycle routes for safety and looking at a ...

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