Business

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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Owner of Sutton Bridge Power Station appeals against liability for business rates

The owner of Sutton Bridge Power Station is appealing against it being liable for business rates. MPF Operations is currently paying rates to South Holland District Council. However, a spokesman said: “MPF are aware of various claims currently being pursued in respect of business rates within the UK generation sector. “We believe such rates should be set in accordance with ...

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Get set for a second Argos store in Spalding

A second Argos store is planned for Spalding. An Argos Insert – designed for click and collect digital customers of bulkier items – is expected to be developed within Homebase in Westlode Street. At 185 square metres, the proposed new store would occupy little more than five per cent of Homebase’s retail floorspace. The Insert would sell fewer than 3,000 of ...

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Cheers!…£25,000 conversion of pub to day nursery

A gap in the market for a day nursery in the Holbeach Drove area has led to the £25,000 conversion of a former pub. Paula Somers, who has eight years’ experience as a childminder, and brother-in-law Mark Dale teamed up to launch Giggles Galore this month. It follows an extensive refurbishment of The Golden Ball in Main Road. Mark said: ...

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Major plan for successful Spalding herb grower to relocate

The continuing success story of a Spalding herb grower established in 2008 has led to plans to relocate. JVG Herbs Ltd, based at Bridge Farm in Horseshoe Road, wants to move to purpose-built premises at Delph Road, Pode Hole, enabling it to meet increasing customer demand and expand further in the future. The firm supplies supermarkets including Aldi and Netto. Lincoln ...

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Join yoga community with a class to suit you

Whether you are an absolute beginner or have been enjoying the benefits of yoga for a while, you are sure to find a class that suits you with Padma Yoga. Whatever your level, one thing you are sure to find is a sense of community, as that is what the Spalding-based studio prides itself on. These days Padma Yoga operates ...

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Gym membership and a personal trainer for a year

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get in shape in 2015? If so, the Spalding and South Holland Voice has just the thing to help you stick to your guns. We have teamed up with Spalding’s Everybody’s Gym to offer four lucky winners 12 months full membership and the chance to work with their own personal trainer. The ...

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Meals on wheels gets makeover courtesy of The English Takeaway

A transport company has brought a whole new meaning to the phrase meals on wheels. Daryl Moore, of NTP Services in Whaplode, has launched a new food service called The English Takeaway – and with 150 orders on the first weekend it seems demand is high. Daryl, who is running the company with help from her daughter Kimbly, son Jason, ...

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Spalding logo and strapline competition: deadline extended

The deadline for a competition to create a new logo to promote Spalding town centre has been extended to enable more entries to be submitted. The Town Centre Management Board wants a logo and a strapline to appear on all its letterheads, posters and flyers and, where appropriate, signage. There are two prizes – £100 worth of vouchers for the best logo and ...

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If you want to get away from it all I can recommend Ragdale Hall

If you’re looking for somewhere to get away from it all, I can fully recommend Ragdale Hall. Whether you’re after a few hours of ‘me time’ or a few days of complete relaxation, Ragdale Hall can offer just what you’re looking for. My husband Dan and I spent two days at the spa, which is set in the beautiful Leicestershire ...

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Strong start for town’s new gym

Thousands of pounds of the best equipment and the best in personal support and training have come together under one roof at Spalding’s newest gym. The work of friends Vernon Gay and Scott Miller, Heroes Gym opened last weekend and already people serious about getting fit are coming from miles around to make use of the state-of-the-art facilities. Scott has ...

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Initiative to cash in on support for local shops

Small Business Saturday this weekend is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop local and support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday and beyond. It is traditionally an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The initiative started in 2010, and has generated a lot ...

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Councillor angers leader by wrongly linking energy switching firms

A long-standing member of South Holland District Council has received a stinging rebuke from the leader for “slagging off” the firm which operates the energy switching scheme which the council recommends and uses. In a report to fellow members of Sutton Bridge Parish Council, Coun Chris Brewis incorrectly stated that iChoosr is linked to uSwitch – a price comparison website ...

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Holbeach Budgens store is wanted by Lincolnshire Co-op

Lincolnshire Co-operative is hoping to buy Budgens’ store in Holbeach. It has been confirmed that the food store chain is in discussion with Budgens about taking over the Fleet Street premises. This is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). It is understood that, if the purchase is approved, the team at Budgens Holbeach would be transferred ...

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Best of South Holland’s businesses honoured

no images were found Almost 200 of South Holland’s key business leaders gathered at the Springfields Event Centre to celebrate the best in innovation, hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and customer care within the area. “Now in its second year, the South Holland Business Awards once again showcased the outstanding level of innovation and services being developed across our diverse and ...

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For all the shopping you need, visit The Crescent

If you still have Christmas presents to buy take a walk down The Crescent and Vine Street which has a wealth of unique and independent businesses. If you need to get in the festive spirit then tune in to Tulip Radio at 107.5fm who are located on the Crescent. They broadcast news and great music to Spalding and the South ...

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Revealed: The food premises in South Holland with worst hygiene rating

Three food establishments in South Holland have the lowest possible food hygiene rating. Long Sutton takeaways San San, in High Street, and Chilli Hut, in Market Place, are zero-rated, as is Toppings in Westlode Street, Spalding. The rating reflects the food hygiene procedures, structure and cleanliness, and confidence in management. Importantly, it is not based on any other factors such ...

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School meals provider Food 4 Thought facing desertion after troubled period

At least one primary school in South Holland is poised to sever its links with a troubled meals provider. It comes after Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School was forced to text parents at 9.30pm on Monday asking them to supply packed lunches for all children due to receive a hot lunch the following day. Its school meals provider – Food 4 ...

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COLUMN: Time to get to grips with my battle space

By Spalding town centre manager Dennis Hannant Having handed in my military clothing and equipment, identity card and car pass and received my final MoD pay slip, I now feel able to leave my military career behind me, albeit tinged with some sadness and move forward in my new role as the Town Centre Manager. On first impressions the fundamentals ...

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New Spalding town centre manager sets to work

It may have been a long time coming and fraught with more than one issue along the way, but Spalding finally has a new town centre manager in post. Dennis Hannant took up the role last week and immediately set about increasing the profile of the town centre by fixing dates for a series of events during 2015. Yet he ...

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