Business

Ben hopes to make an impact with Your Letting Solutions

Your Letting Solutions is Spalding’s newest letting agent specialising in property letting and management. Based in Spalding, Your Letting Solutions director Ben Appleby is determined to make an impact on an ever-growing property market, by offering competitive fees coupled with unrivalled levels of service. Ben has many years experience in the property arena including property management, lettings and sales within ...

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Worker ‘spotted looking for care home user a mile away’

A proposal for a third care home in Saracen’s Head run by the same operator has been refused. Last week’s planning committee meeting at South Holland District Council heard that one user of the facilities run by Regard Partnership had given carers the slip recently. Village resident Erica Wicks said a worker was spotted looking for him in pampas grass ...

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Peppa Pig at Spalding’s Iceland store this weekend

Spalding’s Iceland store has children’s TV characters Peppa Pig and George in store on Saturday (9am-3pm). It’s part of a week of fundraising for the Royal British Legion by Iceland. The Winfrey Retail Park store has a raffle to win £50 of vouchers, tombola, cake stall on Friday and Saturday and a sponsored bike ride around Grafham Water by staff ...

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Spalding business park with hotel, pub and conference centre granted planning permission

A major new development in Spalding – labelled Lincs Gateway Business Park – has been granted outline planning permission. The plan includes a Premier Inn hotel, Brewer’s Fayre pub, restaurant/cafe, conference and function centre and fuel station. About 2,000 jobs would be supported with Ashley King Developments’ scheme, which will be on land either side of Barrier Bank, next to ...

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Key step on the way to Holbeach United Youth’s Kings Academy

There was a big moment for Holbeach United Youth last week when the first sod was cut for its new £504,000 facility, named Kings Academy. Members of the many junior football sides joined trustees of Holbeach United Community Sports Academy at the Pennyhill site to see Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth do the honours. The scheme started seven years ago ...

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Fresh plans for struggling pub and former care home in Spalding

Time is being called at a Spalding pub heading for conversion to residential flats. Fortunes of The Vine in Commercial Road have fluctuated recently, and now plans have been drawn up to make it into five one-bedroom homes. RS Properties has applied to South Holland District Council for a change of use for the property. Little would change to the ...

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Spalding building society attacked by vandal

A building society in Spalding was unable to open on Monday after a vandalism attack over the weekend. The Hinckley and Rugby branch in Sheep Market had its glass front door smashed in the early hours of Sunday. CCTV images from the building society show a man throwing something at the door. Spalding Police are investigating. Anyone with information should ...

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Spalding shop is closing after century trading

A Spalding shop is closing its doors for the final time after more than a century trading in the town. Butters in New Road, which opened in the late 1800s/early 1900s, will cease trading on August 31. Many people will remember the shop as a pawn broker’s just after the war until the early 1960s when Peter Buffham was employed ...

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Jean’s striding into Fresh Footsteps

Feet are often neglected and taken for granted, but they can be a source of great discomfort if they are not properly looked after. But many people don’t know where to turn to solve those awkward problems such as calluses, verrucas, fungal nail infections and cracked heels. But Jean Pollard is hoping she can help with her new Fresh Footsteps ...

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Discount at TLT Trading

Something for everyone at affordable prices is the aim of a new jewellery business based in Long Sutton. TLT Trading has only been going since last October and this summer moved to new premises in the Long Sutton Antique and Craft Centre. Business is going well but owner Tracey Thomas, who is passionate about jewellery, hopes more members of the ...

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Father and son taking over at Holbeach hardware store

Father and son team Steve and Matt Tonks are delighted to be keeping a family feel to a favourite store in Holbeach. With Andrew Hawkins retiring from Hawkins Hardware after 45 years at the helm, Andrew commented: “I’m over the moon that I’ve found a nice family to take the business over.” The shop has been renamed Tonwood Home Hardware, ...

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Six-figure investment helps Spalding grower expand

A family-owned commercial flower grower has secured a six-figure investment to enable it to expand and cut its energy costs by half. Established in the 1970s by Peter Redden as PA Redden & Son, Redford Flowers Ltd is now run by son Simon from the ten-acre Sycamore Farm in Spalding. Redford grows eight million stems each year, including lilies, irises ...

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Improved trading in Lincolnshire despite challenges

Lincolnshire businesses reported improved trading conditions despite a number of challenges in the second quarter of the year, according to the The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES). The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) takes a look at Lincolnshire’s business economy every three months, and provides useful insight into trading conditions locally for national comparison. In the second quarter of the year, Lincolnshire ...

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Councils’ key roles available

Two leading officer roles are being recruited to at South Holland District Council and Breckland Council, which operate under a shared management scheme. A corporate improvement and performance manager is being advertised with a salary range of £46,577-£54,855. The job purpose is “providing leadership and vision to coordinate activities to drive Breckland and South Holland forward, leading to reduced cost ...

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D’Artagnan gets a trim to launch dad’s new-look salon

Luke Pasqualino, who stars as D’Artagnan in the BBC’s swashbuckling Three Musketeers unveiled Image International’s new look interior. The Spalding hair salon is owned by Luke’s father, Pep Pasqualino. To celebrate more than 30 years in business in Spalding, salon owner Pep has just completed a major refit of his Red Lion Street premises. Luke flew in from Prague, where ...

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New £2.5million Spalding primary school at Wygate Park on course for September opening

Spalding’s new primary school is on schedule to open at the start of the next academic year. Wygate Park Academy, which is part of The Boston Witham Academies Federation, is being built by Holbeach firm Langwith Construction under a £2.5m contract. Lincolnshire County Council says completion and handover is due to take place on Friday, August 22. Langwith Construction managing ...

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Shopwatch to make town a safer place

A dozen retailers are joining forces to drive out the thieves and make Holbeach a better place for people to work and shop. Holbeach Shopwatch is officially launched today – the culmination of an effort to recruit businesses willing to share information about shoplifters and other troublemakers. The system – which will see traders stay in touch via Shopwatch radios ...

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Late Night Levy would be unfair, says Spalding nightclub owner

The owner of Loaded nightclub says a late night levy (LNL) would be an unfair ‘tax’ on licensed premises which, like his, have already invested in CCTV and door staff. Matt Clark believes a BID (Business Improvement District) scheme would be a fairer way to provide support. Here Mr Clark, who is also chairman of Spalding Nighttime Economy Forum, tells ...

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Star of BBC TV series The Musketeers is having a chop in Spalding

D’Artagnan is having his hair cut in Spalding. Luke Pasqualino, star of the BBC series The Musketeers, is unveiling Image International’s new-look interior – after having his locks tended to by dad Pep on Thursday (July 3). Luke is flying in from Prague, where he is currently filming the second series. To celebrate more than 30 years in business in ...

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New collectables shop has dedicated area for Spalding memorabilia

If collectables are your thing, there’s a new shop in Spalding that’s well worth a look. Brian Green has opened the Green Apple Collectables Emporium in Albert Street and with 850 items to browse you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy. Brian (62) is Spalding born and bred and has been building up his selection of collectables and ...

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