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Tip to open for cardboard and glass disposal next week

You will be allowed to take cardboard and glass to tips in Lincolnshire from next week as restrictions are being lifted earlier than first stated. After the Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) across the county, including Spalding’s, reopened yesterday (Monday) Lincolnshire County Council has today announced its speeding up reintroducing other materials being taken there. From next Monday (May 25), ...

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Councils continue amid COVID-19 challenges

The leader of South Holland District Council says he is “massively proud” of the way staff and councillors have adapted to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. No staff at the district council or Lincolnshire County Council have been furloughed. Instead, many have been redeployed to help in other service areas. Of South Holland District Council’s 248 directly-employed staff, 157 ...

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Queues at Spalding tip as recycling centres re-open

Spalding tip saw queues outside this morning as thousands of people attended Lincolnshire tips for the first time in weeks. Lincolnshire County Council says 2,328 cars attended their sites after having to book slots online in a bid to ensure social distancing and in an attempt to stop people queuing. However, there were queues outside of Spalding’s West Marsh Road ...

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County council welcomes government cash to improve roads

Lincolnshire County Council has ‘welcomed’ what it says is £54.3m to improve Lincolnshire’s roads. It’s part of measures announced by the Department For Transport to fund road maintenance. Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “With over 5,500 miles of roads across Lincolnshire, this multi-million pound government funding will provide a welcome boost ...

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Appeal following suspected arson

A van fire in Spalding is being treated as arson with police releasing a picture of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the incident. The van was severely damaged in the blaze while outside homes on Commercial Road at around 9.30pm on Monday, May 4. A spokesman from Lincolnshire Police, said: ” Neighbours have reported ...

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Nurse speaks about his recovery from COVID-19

A nurse at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth II Hospital has spoken of how how he battled back to work after contracting COVID 19. Sam Jude is now back at work on Terrington Ward caring for short stay patients, usually admitted straight from the Emergency Department (ED) and the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU). The clinical nurse is one of more than ...

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Message to not ignore your own health

Lead clinicians are reminding people that NHS services in Lincolnshire are still available and safe to use, and in particular are reminding people not to ignore more serious concerns. Liz Ball, chief nurse, Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The latest national figures show a sharp drop in cancer referrals as patients are not coming forward when they have health worries. ...

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Forum chair speaks on fighting virus in care homes and lockdown rule changes

The chair of the group overseeing the fight against COVID-19 in Lincolnshire has spoken of measures being used to stop the virus spreading in care homes, as well on what the changes to lockdown rules mean for people in the county. The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum was formed with a number of representatives from health and emergency services in the county. ...

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Hospital welcomes COVID-19 recovery milestone

A hospital that treats many people in South Holland says it’s treated 200 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 back to health. Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in King’s Lynn has seen around 125 deaths from the virus. But out of the 390 treated there, more than half have survived thanks to staff. The milestone has been welcomed by the ...

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Amazing Alia’s hope of being miles better

A teenager who struggles every day with exhaustion is attempting to bike 100 miles during May to help find a treatment or cure for her debilitating condition. Nearly five years ago, Alia Jones (14) was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease that she describes as “making everyday life extremely exhausting and a challenge”. The condition leaves all parts of a sufferer’s body, ...

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More virus cases at care home and food processing plant

A care home and food processing plant are among those to see an increase in COVID-19 cases after recent testing. Following representations from members of the public Morrisons confirmed further cases at its Woodhead site in Spalding as has Cedar Falls Care Home. A spokesman from Morrisons said a “small number” of cases had been confirmed while the company states ...

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Kindness Team to ‘wind down’

A group set up to help others in Spalding is to start winding down some services as it says its need is decreasing thanks to the availability of the other services. Spalding COVID Kindness Team will continue with its food bank and care packages for the vulnerable and provide a wellbeing service. But it says it’s going to stop delivering ...

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Thanks for your continued support

Donate A Dinner continues to help families across the district thanks to the generosity of readers and local businesses. The Spalding and South Holland Voice teamed up with Coun Harry Drury to launch the appeal, which aims to ensure that no child goes hungry while the schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been delighted with the support shown ...

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Village roads set to be resurfaced

Road surfacing work is due to start on some roads in the area. Lincolnshire County Council has announced its timetable for works for the next few weeks. The south portion of Winslow Gate, Windmill Lane and Siltside in Gosberton Risegate, New Road in Holbeach St Marks and Star Lane in Holbeach Bank will be treated on Tuesday, May 18. Coun ...

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GALLERY – VE Day marked across the area

Celebrations might not have been exactly as planned but people across South Holland still turned out to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style. Because of the coronavirus pandemic events planned to celebrate the occasion had to be called off but residents were determined not to let it slip by unmarked. Many people held picnics in their gardens, ...

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Donington house severely damaged by fire

A house has been left severely damaged throughout following a fire in Donington overnight. Fire crews were called to Station Street in the village at around 12.40am this morning (Wednesday). Crews from Donington, Spalding, Kirton and Billingborough were in attendance and out the fire out using three breathing apparatus, one main hose and four hose reels. A spokesman for Lincolnshire ...

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Spalding tip will re-open on May 18

Spalding’s tip will join those across the county in re-opening on May 18, initially for garden waste and wood only. As previously reported, those wishing to attend will have to pre-book and there will be a number of conditions. Slots will be able to be booked from 10am on Monday (May 11) onwards at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip You’ll be able to dispose ...

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Call for ‘Student Land Army’ to help bring harvest in

Students are being encouraged to help pick food in the county as farms are struggling to recruit workers. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership says it’s looking to create a Student Land Army to bring in this year’s harvest. It says 80,000 seasonal workers are needed from the end of May. The partnership is particularly targeting sixth-formers and students and ...

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Appeal after man in his 70s is spat on

A man in his 70s was spat at by someone who bumped into him while in Spalding town centre recently. Lincolnshire Police has today (Thursday, May 7) released the image of a man they’d like to speak to about the incident which took place outside in Hall Place at around midday on Tuesday, April 14. Do you know this man? ...

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Violet, the third oldest person in the country, dies aged 112

The third oldest person in the country has died in Spalding at the amazing age of 112. Violet Davies-Evans was just one day younger than the two oldest people, who share the birthdate of March 29, 1908. Born in Sutterton as the third sibling of four sisters and a brother, she lived in a handful of places around England and ...

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