Author Archives: Richard Rush

Staff shortages force bus company to announce reduced weekend timetable on several routes

Bus services in South Holland are to be reduced at weekends due to the current driver shortage. Brylaine has announced a number of its services, including the F42 Spalding Town and B15 and K59 Spalding to Boston lines, will run on a reduced time table from November 6 until at least January 31, 2022. The company says its taken the ...

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Fundraising carries on in Teresa’s name

Nearly £3,000 has been raised in memory of a Weston woman who died in a road traffic collision Teresa Walton (55) had spent the last two years raising money for Breast Cancer Now after being diagnosed with the condition following a routine mammogram in July 2019, just two days after her son Sam got married. She was given the all ...

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Flooding risk of dumping rubbish

Flytipping into drainage dykes around South Holland could cause major flooding problems in the winter. A group of regular litter-pickers is warning that with the onset of winter, blocking the drains with dumped rubbish could see serious issues with drainage. The Saturday Crew of the Wombles of Spalding Common has moved a huge amount of illegally dumped rubbish including 16 ...

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Thanks from USA veteran friends

Fleet Hargate’s Harold Payne has received a special thank-you for his support of American veterans ahead of a meeting this week about a Remembrance Sunday parade through Holbach. The owner of the Anglia Motel received a surprise visit from Jonathan John with a plaque from the American Legion Post 300. Jonathan and his daughter Claire Brooks, who lives in Fleet, ...

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Ghoulish garden boost for charity

A Halloween mad man is to raise money for a charity that brings cancer care closer to home throughout Lincolnshire and is helping prolong the life of his uncle. Jamie Knight is set to once again deck his Cathedral Drive front garden out with all kinds of spooky treats. But this year’s fundraiser is particularly poignant for him as he’ll ...

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HGV concerns spark meeting plan

A public meeting is being held for Gedney Dyke residents amid concerns a nearby planning application could lead to more HGVs driving through the village. JEPCO has submitted an application to South Holland District Council for a glasshouse and associated buildings and infrastructure at Norfolk House Farm on Main Road in Gedney Drove End. Among the objectors is Coun Jo ...

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Award for council homes

A council-owned housing development has won a building award. South Holland District Council won the Building Excellence Award for the homes in Small Drove, Weston. It was for the best large social housing development in the region. Presented by the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control, the award was made for the council’s flagship redevelopment. “I hope this development proves ...

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New manager for markets?

A new manager is set to be appointed to look after the South Holland’s markets. But while pitch fees in Spalding are set to fall 63 per cent, Long Sutton traders’ fees will rise 67 per cent. The fees, which will be subject to annual review, are designed to ‘provide a simple model’, according to a report due to go ...

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Lions donation hits right note

A local band has been given a boost thanks to the Spalding Lions. Lions president Eileen Robson, along with Lions Carole Bell, Alastair Bell and Richard Pacey, made a visit last week to the Spalding Marching Ambassadors to present them with a donation of £500 to assist them in securing the future of the band. The group were formed in ...

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LETTERS – Fountain was mark of gratitude

Sorry, The Voice has not got it quite right about the Johnson Drinking Fountain (October 14). It was not installed in Hall Place in 1874 “as a bid” by Miss Mary Anne Johnson (not Mrs) to bring fresh water to the people of Spalding. It was erected by the Spalding Water Works Company as a mark of gratitude to her ...

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LETTERS – Last chance for comments

I would like to remind any residents wishing to make observations for or against planning application H16-1031-21 that they must be sent to South Holland District Council Planning Department by October 26, 2021. The proposal is for a 15m high pole and cabinets in the grass verge near the bus stop in The Parkway adjoining the green amenity area. You ...

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LETTERS – £30,000 raised from donations

Can I, through your letters page, say a massive thank you to all of my friends and supporters who have supplied me with quality items for me to sell on my charity car boot stall in aid of Springhill Hospice. Also to the many customers who have bought the said items.My total is now £30,000. Thank you once again, you ...

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Sutton Bridge shop has licence revoked after illegal worker sold 15-year-olds alcohol

A Sutton Bridge shop where 15-year-olds were served alcohol by an illegal worker has had its licence revoked. South Holland District Council’s Licencing Panel has revoked the premises licence of City Stores in Bridge Road held by Arumugam Sarankan following a hearing today (Wednesday, October 20). The report by the police to the council states that on August 24, two ...

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LETTERS – Many chances for improvement

To follow up from my recent letter regarding better facilities for cyclists in Lincolnshire, including local towns and villages alike. I had a day in Spalding recently and took the opportunity to use as many of the designated cycle paths as I could. My journey started off down Wardentree Lane, then onto Enterprise Way where I found vehicles blocking the ...

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LETTERS – Final meeting at Drill Hall

Since its founding 20 years ago, the members of the Lincolnshire branch of the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) Association have enjoyed the safety, comfort, and facilities of the Boston Drill Hall for their monthly meetings. Sadly, this is coming to an end as the MOD sets about making better, fuller, use of resources such as under-used buildings, as ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for visiting our stall

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife would like to announce the winner of the cuddly puppy competition, whose name was Tilley, and has now gone to a new home. Also a big thank you to everyone who visited our stall at the Pumpkin Festival. G Le-RendyStarlode DroveWest Pinchbeck

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GALLERY – Roman (3) scores on and off pitch

Thousands of pounds were netted for the family of a football mad Holbeach three-year-old who are looking to create the best life possible. Roman Fest was held for Roman Wilson at Donington Community Centre on Sunday as part of the fundraising efforts to build a swimming pool that would help ease the daily pains he experiences. The day involved a ...

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Run inspired by weight loss

A Spalding woman has taken part in her first marathon after losing nearly six stone in weight. Jennifer Maltby had taken up running to help her lose the weight. And last week she completed the Manchester Marathon raising over £400 for Cancer Research UK in the process. She chose that charity in memory of her uncle Michael who passed away ...

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Tasty treat for breakfast clubs

Wygate Park Academy’s breakfast club is one of many in the county to receive a boost from the Lincolnshire Co-Cop. The school was chosen to unveil the group’s Community Champions fundraising total – a fantastic £221,275 – raised through various activities and sales of shopping bags. Each of the 193 schools in the country that have breakfast clubs will get ...

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All aboard model railway club

It’s full steam ahead again for Spalding Model Railway Club which is on the look out for new members to get on board. The club, which is based above Pinchbeck Village Hall in Knight Street, has over 40 members aged 14 and over. It meets from 10am on Tuesday or from 7pm on Fridays. A spokesman for the club said: ...

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