Business

Tigers Social Club in Holbeach has “substantial” money issues

Serious financial problems at Tigers Social Club in Holbeach are being looked into. It is understood that the club, based at Carter’s Park, has run up big debts. Holbeach United Football Club is linked with the social club, although is run as a separate entity. Football club chairman Dave Dougill said the exact amount of money in question is “unknown ...

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Smokers’ canopy is part of makeover plans at Spalding’s Regent Bingo Club

Smokers at Spalding’s bingo hall could soon have a covered outside canopy. The proposal is part of a planned makeover of The Regent Club in Westlode Street, including new signage at the front. The 5m long timber decking area would have a polycarbonate roof and two high level electric wall mount heaters. It would be at ground level on the ...

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£840,000 bid for Spalding town centre property by South Holland District Council

South Holland District Council narrowly missed out on a Spalding town centre yard, when it sold at auction on Tuesday for £875,000. The 1.5 acre site in St Thomas’s Road is currently used by trade counters Plumb Center and Parts Center, and building supplies firm Gibbs and Dandy. The plot adjoins Victoria Street car park, which is owned by the ...

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Restaurant wrecked in lorry crash due to be rebuilt soon

The Whaplode restaurant which was smashed into by an articulated lorry two months ago is expected to reopen early in 2015. Building work to restore Spice Cottage could get under way in the next couple of weeks. Restaurant owner Vela Miah said: “We’re waiting for the insurance firm to deal with the claim but we’re hoping building work will commence ...

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Deeping St Nicholas signal box joins Winsover Road one as decommissioned awaiting demolition

  Littleworth signal box at Deeping St Nicholas is also in line to be decommissioned in the coming days as part of Network Rail’s £280m Great Northern Great Eastern line upgrade. Planning permission has been granted by South Holland District Council for demolition. The signal box at Winsover Road in Spalding is in its final days of use. It too ...

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Another lengthy road closure in Spalding’s Woolram Wygate to enable further Network Rail maintenance

Part of a busy Spalding road will close to traffic for two weeks next month to enable further Network Rail maintenance. Residents and motorists are being warned that the section of Woolram Wygate which spans the recently-updated Mill Green level crossing will be shut from Monday, November 10 until Monday, November 24. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The crossing closed ...

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Proposal for doomed Winsover Road signal box to be dolls’ houses visitor attraction

A Spalding resident offering a lifeline to Winsover Road signal box is unsure Network Rail would be willing to sell. Christine Meggitt believes the company might only have eyes for demolishing the building in the coming weeks. Mrs Meggitt wants to see it saved and turned into a visitor attraction, showcasing her impressive collection of more than 100 dolls’ houses ...

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Traineeships offer work to unemployed young people

Young people are being offered the chance to get valuable experience which could get help them get a job. More than 830 young people aged between 16 and 18 in Lincolnshire are registered as NEET – not in education, employment or training. But a new joint scheme between Fresh Meal Solutions and Lincolnshire County Council Young People’s Learning Provision (YPLP) ...

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£100million bill for Spalding Western Relief Road

The bill for Spalding’s proposed relief road is expected to be £100million. The Western Relief Road will run between Spalding Common and Spalding Road in Pinchbeck, bisecting Horseshoe Road and Bourne Road. It is designed to alleviate town centre traffic congestion. The cost of the road includes the construction of three bridges – two crossing the railway line and another over ...

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Crowland firm masterminds UK’s largest-ever crane recovery

Crowland Cranes has completed the UK’s largest-ever recovery of a crane. In a delicate and meticulously planned operation, a toppled 96-tonne Liebherr crane – which was just two weeks old – was righted and put back on its 16 wheels again. The accident happened after the £3million purchase by Whyte Crane Hire sank into soft ground in Peterhead, Scotland, five ...

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Family run business continues to grow

It’s been more than 60 years since the Crowson name first started serving Spalding and South Lincolnshire with fuel and motor parts at Little London Service Station, and now the dealership on Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck – its home for almost 20 years – is set to have further developments and expansions to meet demand. With a successful start to 2014, ...

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Plea to save doomed Winsover Road signal box

News that a Spalding signal box’s days are numbered has sparked a campaign to have it saved. Network Rail has confirmed that Winsover Road signal box will be demolished after work to automate the level crossing is completed next month. The crossing will then be overseen by a control room at Lincoln. Rail enthusiast Trevor Smith believes there could still ...

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Spalding School of Dance a step closer to permission for new premises

A new dance studio in Low Fulney is a step closer to receiving planning permission. Spalding School of Dance currently rents a base in Horseshoe Road, and wants to relocate to purpose-built premises in Rangell Gate, next to the home of school principal Claire Patman. The Environment Agency had objected to the original application due to a perceived flood risk ...

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Louisa’s sharing passion for dance with children

Opportunity knocks for youngsters wanting to learn some moves with the opening of a new dance school. Dance Vibe Academy is the culmination of 16 years of practice and passion for 21-year-old Louisa Harrison, who now wants to share her expertise and love of dancing with a new generation. Louisa, of Weston, started dancing when she was just five and ...

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Simpsons Butchers – one of Britain’s elite – opens Spalding shop

The very best in butcher’s shops will be unveiled in Spalding on Friday (Oct 3). Award-winning Simpsons Butchers, which is setting the benchmark for top-notch products and service, opens in Hall Place. Customers will benefit from the widest range of the best pies, pastries and cooked meats, with more lines such as hot baps and sandwiches to follow soon. Fresh wild ...

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A taste of luxury ‘under the stairs’ at Baytree

There’s something a little bit special lurking under the stairs at Baytree Nurseries these days – a spot where you can enjoy a proper cup of coffee in a relaxing setting. The Baytree Coffee Lounge, which is celebrating its first birthday, was the brainchild of Elke Biehler-Birch, who had a vision of bringing homemade cakes and real Barista coffee to ...

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‘Family’ at heart of furniture business

Selling good value, high quality furniture since 1919, Cammacks has become a familiar and respected presence in Boston. This year it celebrates its 95th year, during which much has changed but much has also stayed the same. From its humble beginnings as an outlet for cabinet maker Francis Cammack’s own furniture, the marble-fronted store in Wide Bargate now offers a ...

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Fewer flats proposed in change of use application for Spalding pub

The proposed number of flats which a Spalding pub could be converted into has been reduced. A resubmitted planning application for The Vine in Commercial Road requests permission for a change of use to four flats, not five. Spalding and District Civic Society, which commented on the original application that five was too many for the size of building, has ...

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Road tax discs no longer required – what it means for you

The requirement to display a road tax disc in vehicles ends on Tuesday. From October 1, roadside cameras will “capture” the details of untaxed vehicles. And a buyer of a used car will have to tax it straight away as the seller must reclaim any unused portion as well as immediately notify DVLA of a change of ownership. The move, ...

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Site managers earn seal of excellence

Two site managers at a Spalding housing development have been recognised as the best in their field after winning a top industry award. Andrew Smith and Greg Wimsey, site managers at Kier Living Eastern’s Kingfisher Court, won a National House Building Council’s Seal of Excellence for the Eastern region. The Seal of Excellence recognises and rewards the UK’s best site ...

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