Events

Thanks for your kind donations

Our annual Give A Gift appeal has now closed and we want to say thank you for the amazing support we have received once again this year. Along with members of the public donating gifts, several businesses across South Holland have got involved with the appeal. Spalding Academy and Giles Academy, which are part of the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, ...

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Here’s where you can see Santa

Spalding Lions will be out and about with Santa and his sleigh again this year. The Lions will not be knocking on doors this month, but donations will be accepted on the night by any of Santa’s helpers with social distancing in place.Sadly the sleigh will not be stopping for Santa to chat with the children or to hand out ...

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Santa Claus is coming to town

After several years, Santa is to return to parading through Holbeach in the run up to Christmas, thanks to a town pub.John Budworth and Martin Forward, who run The Crown in Holbeach, have organised the Holbeach Santa Swarm.They’ve had a word with Father Christmas himself who has agreed to sit on the sled they’ve built around town, around Whaplode and ...

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Vote for Hearts of Holbeach

Voting is now open for the Heart of Holbeach Awards after the finalists in each category were announced.Coun Tracey Carter has set up the awards to recognise those making a difference to the town and asked for nominations.They’ve now been whittled down to a fantastic list of finalists by the judging panel of Coun Carter, Coun Nick Worth and Helen ...

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Puzzle trail for Spalding game

Take part in a free interactive game on the streets of Spalding later this week. Based on an ‘escape room’ type theme, the Spalding Street Seekers game will be held for the first time on Thursday at 9am. The game will also repeat on Thursday, November 5 and Saturday, November 14 and is free to take part in. Participants will ...

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Novel Halloween idea for children

A Spalding mum-of-three has come up with a novel idea to keep Halloween safe and fun this year. With COVID restrictions currently in place, trick or treating is being discouraged, so Michelle Repper has come up with the idea of Chasing Pumpkins. She has got 45 streets involved so far and the idea is that residents put a pumpkin in ...

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Town will still remember fallen

There won’t be a remembrance parade in Holbeach this year but the parish council is still looking to organise services. Due to COVID-19 restrictions authorities such as Lincolnshire County Council will not be closing roads for parades this year.So the Royal British Legion is urging local authorities to take on any services which was brought before a meeting of the ...

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New look for open days

South Holland will be taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days event, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Holbeach Cemetery Chapels will be open on Saturday, September 12, from 11am to 4pm. There will be an exhibition about leisure and pastimes in the iconic Victorian chapels in the town. A guided cemetery trail will be complete with anecdotes about those ...

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Losing the locks for charity

A sport loving ten-year-old is netting money for charity while also donating 20 inches of her hair. Freya Willerton, a pupil at St Paul’s Primary School, is donating the hair and money so a wig can be made for a child that’s lost their own hair for medical reasons. Freya Willerton. As well as her long locks, she’s also hoping ...

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VJ Day event for hospital staff

A Fleet Hargate man is putting on an event this weekend to mark Victory in Japan Day and buy Holbeach Hospital staff a Christmas dinner Harold Payne is welcoming visitors to the Anglia Motel on Saturday and Sunday where a host of vintage vehicles will be on show, including his own tanks such as the 432. Entrance is free on ...

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Village Hall turns over new leaf

Pinchbeck Village Hall is taking to a different kind of booking than it normally does to keep income coming through. The committee who run the amenity are putting on weekly book sales from 10am to 12 noon event Saturday. It’s hoped sales will help recoup some of the loss of income due to the usual coffee mornings and gatherings not ...

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Glastonbury vibes in Spalding

A group of Spalding neighbours have used lockdown as a reason to improve community spirit in their street. Residents of Farthingales started out by joining in with the clapping for carers. Steve Marriott said: “During the weeks of clapping for carers our neighbours all came together to support each other. “We looked at ways in which we could all make ...

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Charity’s online talent show

It’s time to get your talents to a wider audience while raising money for a local charity in lockdown. Little Miracles, which puts on sessions and days for children with a disability in Spalding, has launched an online talent competition. The charity is unable to hold its usual events and fundraisers, so it’s looking for people to send in videos ...

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Kindness Team to ‘wind down’

A group set up to help others in Spalding is to start winding down some services as it says its need is decreasing thanks to the availability of the other services. Spalding COVID Kindness Team will continue with its food bank and care packages for the vulnerable and provide a wellbeing service. But it says it’s going to stop delivering ...

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Project donates to caring staff

A Spalding charity and group has stepped up to the plate and helped provide donations for local carers. Ella’s Project, which is run by Mark Le Sage, has for a number of years been collecting clothes for young people. And a few weeks ago for the COVID-19 crisis it, alongside the group For the Love of Scrubs Spalding, put the ...

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GALLERY – VE Day marked across the area

Celebrations might not have been exactly as planned but people across South Holland still turned out to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style. Because of the coronavirus pandemic events planned to celebrate the occasion had to be called off but residents were determined not to let it slip by unmarked. Many people held picnics in their gardens, ...

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Take your shot for a cash prize

A local photography group have relaunched their annual competition so more can take part during the current COVID-19 lockdown measures. Long Sutton Photography Group now wants your pictures of Lincolnshire landscapes and have opened its 2020 competition up to emailed entries as well as postal. The competition is open to everyone until June 30 and there’s prizes for both adults ...

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Spreading joy from inside out

Families in South Holland following the rules to stay at home and in self-isolation are spreading colourful messages of hope by painting rainbows and other colourful things to display in their windows. One such family is Crystal Barnett (25), partner Stephen Rudd (21) and their three children Ethan (5), Blaze (3), and Poppy (2), who have been “extra busy” making ...

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Freemasons raise thousands for hospital ward with charity ball

Freemasons have raised £2,500 for a hospital ward as a thank you for the care the ward has given. The Alexandra Masonic Lodge, which is based in Long Sutton, put on their annual Ladies’ Festival on Saturday, March 14, to raise money for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in King’s Lynn. It follows the fantastic ...

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Party for village’s elderly

A party that’s been put on for everyone over 65 in Quadring has entered its eighth decade itself. Every year for the last 71 years the hugely popular Quadring Senior Citizen Party has been put on for the village’s elderly. And this year was no exception with 97 people at the village hall. A special presentation was made to the ...

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