This month has marked the acceleration of change in Holbeach.
In the past few weeks, the town has seen a new restaurant open, Polka Polish Restaurant in the old String of Horses, Chosen charity open a second shop, Fabric Fae move to larger premises, a gym is being built in the former Limmings site, and a community bookshop is about to open its doors.
Shops in town have also embraced Holbeach in Bloom and the First World War commemoration theme.
Coun Tracey Carter said: “There are some really thought provoking windows and some really personal messages and tributes in some of them. Fingers are crossed that Gold is awarded again – it’s certainly deserved.”
Coun Carter, who runs the Holbeach Local Facebook page, has high praise for the changes.
“It’s brilliant to see that Fabric Fae have already outgrown their first premises and have now moved on to the High Street. Not only will they be selling a great range of products but will also be offering teaching sessions so that is going to be great for the town too.”
She said the gym is going to be “a great asset to the town” and that Polka “has received some fabulous feedback and is growing in popularity, adding to the food and evening offer in the town.”
Chosen charity’s second shop is another positive step, Tracey said. “To see the opening on Saturday of their second shop, having a collection of people ready to go in to the shop, just highlights how important the shop is to the town.”
There is also hope for the long-closed Chequers pub, which is now up for sale.