Business

Up to 60 new jobs to be created as part of firm’s restructuring

Around 60 new jobs are to be created in Spalding as part of a restructuring at a food company. The Produce World Group has announced its intention to form a joint venture to grow, harvest, pack and market brassicas with Lincolnshire Field Products (LFP), based at Wykeham. The new venture would be responsible for growing and harvesting as well as ...

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South Holland tourism expected to benefit if fishing holiday park approved

A leisure development with 12 fishing cabins is planned in Fleet Hargate. It’s hoped that, if the proposal receives planning permission, it could provide a boost for tourism in South Holland. The “small scale” two-bedroom properties would be on a site near Hovenden House, near Lowgate. A statement submitted with the plans said: “The cabins will provide accommodation for holidaymakers ...

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Emotional farewell for right-hand ‘Mann’ Stuart after 38 years

For many of us, Monday will signal the start of just another working week. For Stuart Parkin it will be poignant – the first day of the rest of his life after 38 years as one of Spalding’s best-known faces in retail. He is leaving Mann and Son in Hall Place on Saturday under redundancy ahead of its impending closure. ...

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Free food safety training course by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Services

Charitable and not-for-profit organisations in South Holland are being offered free food safety training. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Services is offering the Level 2 Food Safety and Catering course, which is ideal for any organisation that wants to cook and prepare food as part of its activities. The course would usually cost around £40 per participant. It covers areas such ...

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Goodbye to The Station Gates pub, hello to an Eastern European food store

Historic Spalding pub The Station Gates is poised to become an Eastern European food store called Corner Shop. An application for a licence to sell alcohol from 8am to midnight seven days a week has been made to South Holland District Council. Applicant Zagros Abdullah has previously run similar shops in Wisbech. A spokesman said: “It will be a food ...

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Take to the road with A&P Travel

Coach travel specialists A&P Travel are offering an exciting programme of day trips and holidays for 2015. The firm will be holding an open day at Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, on Sunday, February 22, from 10.30am to noon to showcase its new 2015 day trip brochure and its comprehensive holiday selection for the year ahead. Visitors will be able ...

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Mix business and a fry-up at Pied Calf

A full range of tasty options are on the table if you choose Spalding’s Pied Calf for your breakfast meeting. As well as the traditional fry-up – two rashers of bacon, a sausage, hash brown bites, fried egg, grilled tomato and beans – there’s also a few lighter options if you can’t face such a big plateful while you get ...

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Holbeach doctors’ super-surgery poised for planning approval

The proposed doctors’ super-surgery for Holbeach is poised for planning approval next week. South Holland District Council officers are satisfied with the proposal and will recommend that the planning committee grants permission. The plans for the former Langwith Builders’ site in Church Street were revealed in November. The idea is to bring services currently offered at Littlebury Medical Centre in ...

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Cash injection to create hundreds of jobs and bring new A17 roundabout to Holbeach

Two Holbeach projects will benefit from a slice of £14.8m funding, creating hundreds of new jobs and easing congestion in the town. Peppermint Junction interchange – where the A151 joins the A17 – and the Agri-Food Centre of Excellence at the University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus will each receive cash from a pot secured by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise ...

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Holbeach Budgens supermarket to close for transformation into Lincolnshire Co-op store

Budgens in Holbeach will close next Wednesday (Feb 11) and be transformed into a Lincolnshire Co-op store. The society says it has bought the Fleet Street shop to complement its pharmacy and Post Office services in the town. It also runs a funeral home in Holbeach. Matthew Wilkinson, Lincolnshire Co-op’s store development manager, said: “We’re delighted to have a Lincolnshire Co-op food ...

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Poor signal could lead to South Holland District Council ditching Vodafone

Poor network coverage is one of the factors that could lead South Holland District Council to move its 200 or so mobile phone accounts away from Vodafone. The council is in the process of considering negotiating a new mobile phone deal for staff that need a work mobile in a bid to make savings. The council is hoping to gain ...

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EweMove gets silver award

Estate agency EweMove, which has a branch in Spalding, has been awarded silver in the Best Newcomer category at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards. After an incredible year with many branches launching across the UK, rapidly growing sales and letting agent EweMove, which has been a popular addition to the Spalding property market since it was setup in ...

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Promotion for Gemma

Gemma Turton has been promoted to partner within Spalding firm Maples Solicitors. Gemma, who will be a partner in the commercial/commercial property department, gained a first class law degree and commendation on the LPC and joined Maples as a trainee. Since qualifying Gemma has worked in the commercial department assisting David Hicken, the firm’s head of commercial property, and Richard ...

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Caffe Aurora is keeping it in the family

A Holbeach businesswoman is keeping it in the family with her latest venture. Rosemary Cameron, who is Holbeach born and bred, is behind the launch of new coffee lounge Caffe Aurora. Rosemary’s daughter Sophie and her husband Cormac O’Hara lead the operation with Sophie as head baker and Cormac as manager. Their eldest daughter Poppy leads the Barista service team ...

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Cherries is the icing on the cake when looking for an outfit

Cherry Tree & Cherries was started as a shoe shop 25 years ago by mother and daughter June & Cheryl. Over the years the pair have added clothes and now have a large listed two storey building in Pen Street, Boston. Cherries Fashions is a family run business with a very good reputation for excellent service. They have friendly, well ...

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Bill Beaumont opens new curtain shop in Pinchbeck

A curtain store has been reopened by a former England International rugby player. Classic Curtains opened its doors on Thursday. Bill Beaumont, who captained England 21 times, cut the ribbon of the store. He said: “To be invited is a great pleasure, and I’m delighted to be involved. “The shop has undergone an amazing transformation, and I wish them all ...

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Much-loved bakery Pacey’s is back open

Much-loved bakery and Spalding institution Pacey’s reopened on Tuesday – five months after it closed, ending a 98-year reign. There was an outpouring of sadness at the closure of the Red Lion Street firm, which opened in 1916 and still used the original steam tube oven. Spalding hairdressing salon and spa owner Sharon Tear and husband George decided to do something ...

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Fears as alcohol licence granted

The former premises of a clothes cleaning firm is set to be turned into a convenience store. A decision was taken on Tuesday to grant an application for a licence for the sale of alcohol from the proposed business at 2 Bourne Road, Spalding, which was a post office before it became H20 wet cleaning solutions. The application is to ...

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Minister learns about food industry during Holbeach visit

Promoting agri-technology to the next generation to create a highly skilled food workforce and building on the potential of food exports were key issues raised by the Farming Minister George Eustice MP when he visited Holbeach. Mr Eustice was at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing to launch the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Food Board and Agrifood Plan 2014-2020. ...

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Lincolnshire Co-operative cleared to buy Holbeach Budgens store

A Government body has cleared the way for Lincolnshire Co-operative to buy Budgens’ store in Holbeach. As reported in The Voice last November, Lincolnshire Co-op – which has a supermarket in Long Sutton and a store at a garage in High Road, Whaplode  – wants Budgens’ store in Fleet Street. The proposed acquisition was referred to the Competition and Markets ...

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