Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

Charity run for Diabetes UK

A teenager from Holbeach Hurn has raised more than £100 for Diabetes UK. Jonathan Clark (17) decided to take on a 13-mile run around his home village to raise money for the charity. So far he has raised more than £100 through sponsorship and online donations. Jonathan said: “I organised the run by myself but I wouldn’t have been able ...

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Have your say on health care

What do you want from your pharmacy? Healthwatch Lincolnshire is conducting an independent survey and wants to hear what local people have to say about pharmacy services in Lincolnshire. The survey, will encourage people’s feedback, whether positive or negative, and closes on Friday, July 27. All feedback provided will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to any individual. A ...

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Learn to walk like an Egyptian

Youngsters at Monkshouse Primary School have been learning all about the Egyptian way of life. Pupils at the Spalding primary school took part in a banquet, each playing various roles from the pharaoh and his queen to slaves. The children put on entertainment for the pharaoh while slaves served him food.

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Victim of pool cue attack could lose eye

A man who was smashed in the face with a pool cue in an unprovoked attack has been told he could lose an eye. Luke Armstrong has been left traumatised as a result of the attack by Ryan Stanberry and is still receiving hospital treatment following the incident last month. Stanberry (19), of Johnson Avenue, Spalding, appeared at Lincoln Crown ...

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Teachers vote to strike over pay

Schools across South Holland may be forced to close if a day of planned strike action by teachers is not called off. The National Union of Teachers’ conference has voted for a strike that could close schools in the week beginning June 23. The union’s conference in Brighton has also decided to consult teachers on further action in the autumn ...

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Penny mile helps to raise cash for MND

Members and friends of the MND Association have been going the extra mile to raise cash for the charity. Last year Andrew Grantham was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and since then his friends and family have held various fundraising events in aid of the MND Association. The latest fundraiser was a Penny Mile held in Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Gardens. Andrew’s ...

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£100 recycling reward for happy anniversary couple

  South Holland District Council has awarded another £900 to great recyclers. The council’s Green Bag Lottery scheme has just completed its second round – and there were nine £100 winners out of a possible ten. The cash has come at just the right time for Holbeach St Marks couple John and Mary Newell. They are celebrating their diamond wedding ...

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Get your cameras ready

The Transported arts programme is on the hunt for a photographer to capture our area’s unique allotments during the spring. Funded by the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, Transported is a community-focused arts programme specifically aiming to increase the number of people in Boston Borough and South Holland engaging with the arts. One of the activity for ...

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Job fair will help you find work

If you’re looking for a job, a job opportunities fair in Spalding is the perfect place to start. The fair, which has been organised by South Holland District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, takes place at the South Holland Centre, Spalding on Tuesday. Running from 10am to 2pm, the fair will offer the chance to speak with ...

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Prints go on show at Ayscoughfee exhibition

Photographers from across South Holland have been showing off their favourite images at an exhibition in Spalding. Members of Spalding Photographic Society have been proudly displaying their work to the public at the club’s annual exhibition. The display is available for all to see at The Geest Gallery in Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and runs until Sunday. Admission to the exhibition ...

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Chance to help monitor conduct

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for someone to take on the role of “Independent Person” to assist the monitoring officer. County councillors work to an agreed code of conduct and occasionally become the subject of complaints that they have not met the standards set out by that code. The independent person will help the council’s monitoring officer by giving advice, ...

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What’s on this week

Listings from Thursday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 30 Thursday South Holland Singers, 7.30pm-9.30pm, St Paul’s Primary School, Queens Road, Spalding, 01775 761106. South Holland Healthy Walks, 10.30am, start and end at Holbeach Library, contact Donna Lill on 01522 870252. Moulton Seas End Youth Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £1.50 for ages seven to 16, contact Margaret Hains on 01406 371796. Meet your ...

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Get involved with Youth Takeover

If you are aged 12 to 25 and want to be more involved with the South Holland Centre then go along to the Centre’s cafe on Tuesdays between 4pm and 6pm. The Youth Takeover group has so far organised two mini music festivals, a series of acoustic music sessions featuring a variety of talented young local musicians in the cafe ...

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Be part of blitz on litter in your neighbourhood

A litter pick in Surfleet will kickstart the next part of South Holland District Council’s Litter Blitz campaign. It will be part of a series of events in the run-up to the launch of the Community Litter Warden scheme later this year. District council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins said: “The aim of the scheme is to get local ...

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Go wild for a day of fun in the jungle

A jungle-themed day of workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy is being hosted by Spalding’s South Holland Centre. The venue is offering a full day of drama, dance, music, craft and cookery workshops aimed at primary school aged children and their accompanying adults to enjoy. All based around the theme of the jungle, there will be an ...

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What’s on at Ayscoughfee

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is often described as the jewel in Spalding’s crown and there’s always something exciting going on there. Although April is nearly over there’s still time to catch a couple of events running this month. Spalding Photographic Society is running its annual exhibition in the Geest Gallery until Wednesday. It’s a welcome return by this popular ...

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Family fun at original pantomime

A fun-filled family pantomime from this multi-award winning inclusive theatre company. The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company presents its version of Robin Hood – an original script and music to suit everyone’s palette, filled with lots of surprises along the way! Robin Hood King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 Adults £11, children £9.50 Box office ...

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Ayscoughfee Adventurers

This weekend there is a chance to explore the Medieval and Tudor worlds at Ayscoughfee Hall. Take a journey back through centuries of history and learn about knights and ladies, find out about games, food and crafts of the time. The sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is a Georgian and Victorian Explorers and Inventors ...

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Flinders Easter egg hunt fun

Donington youngsters got their hands on some treats thanks to the Flinders Founders Easter egg hunt. This fun event is held on Easter Sunday every year in Flinders Park. Teens were invited to register to get treasure hunt clues, hunt all round the park and if successful collect an Easter egg prize. As well as the treasure hunt there was ...

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Grab slice of £32m Sportivate funding

Sporting clubs across South Holland are being urged to apply for a slice of £32million of funding. Sportivate is a nationwide campaign that gives people aged between 11 and 25 the chance to receive six weeks’ sport coaching or led sessions for little or no cost. This includes disability sport. An example of one local recipient of funding is Volleyball ...

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