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New roundabout set for night time closures as surface sub-standard

A recently built roundabout is set for two weeks of closures after its surfacing was found to be sub-standard The Spalding Road junction with Enterprise Way in Pinchbeck, which is meant to also be the north end of the Spalding Western Relief Road, was only opened last year. But now Lincolnshire County Council say the top layer of road surfacing ...

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Newton holds his nerve to clinch victory for Drayman’s

Spalding League Division One title rivals Drayman’s A and Consti A went head to head in the latest round of fixtures. Drayman’s had suffered only one loss for the season and that form had put them top of the league, but they faced second-placed ever-presents Consti.They have only been outside the top two twice in the last 11 seasons so this ...

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Cancer patient’s hopes for Vegas

A group of friends are rallying round to send a Spalding man with terminal cancer to see the sights of Las Vegas. Craig Dolan (52) has been given just six months to live, and his friends are fundraising to make his remaining time as special as possible.Top of the list are a trip to Las Vegas, a skydive and a ...

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Final plans submitted for Castle Sports Complex revamp

A planning application for Spalding’s new swimming pool and leisure centre has been submitted. The £26m project has been validated and will be assessed by planning officers at South Holland District Council. Work should get under way in the winter with the main building of the Health and Wellbeing Hub open for the summer of 2026. A second phase, including ...

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Preparing for a General Election

South Holland and the Deepings is the only parliamentary constituency in the county remaining untouched ahead of July’s general election. Ten of the 11 constituencies in Lincolnshire have had changes approved by the Boundary Commission to ensure each has a roughly similar number of voters.One of the biggest changes will be the new constituency of Grantham and Bourne which replaces ...

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Jail for county lines dealer

A county lines drug dealer supplying class A drugs between Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire has been jailed. A dawn raid on February 13, on Broadway in Crowland saw Dominic Bevilacqua arrested as part of Cambridgeshire Police’s Operation Hypernova, a crackdown on county lines drug dealing and human trafficking.Bevilacqua (pictured) was sent to jail for three years and three months when he ...

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No work yet on bank breach

Work has yet to start on repairing a breached bank of the River Welland. The Environment Agency said discovering asbestos had been used previously would delay things, and now the birds are nesting so cannot be disturbed.The bank was breached on April 22 at the Crowland and Cowbit Washes.Removing asbestos, used in previous piling, is subject to strict regulation.“A start ...

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LETTERS – Wheelie bins – all in all a bad idea!

I refer to council leader Nick Worth’s article regarding the possible introduction of wheelie bins to the South Holland area (Voice May 23)I realise that partners East Lindsey and South Kesteven already have the bins in situ and he feels for cost purposes, we here, would be better off if we went down the same road when a law change ...

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Group march on for Flower Parade

Hopes for Spalding Flower Parade to continue are still alive, despite this year’s organiser announcing it was cancelled. After returning for the past two years, the future of the parade was thrown into doubt after Steve Timewell announced on social media last week it wouldn’t return.However the committee assembled to help run this year’s parade has voted to keep it ...

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Exploring the world of work

Careers came under the spotlight during a two-day event at Spalding’s Tulip Academy. A variety of businesses were on hand to chat to students at both the Springview and Waterside campuses about the world of work at the school which caters for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.“I would like to thank the businesses who took part and spent ...

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No go for water taxi this season

The popular Spalding Water Taxi won’t be running this year after problems with the river levels. The not-for-profit service links Springfields Outlet Shopping with the town centre and usually runs throughout the summer.The taxi is owned by Broadgate Homes and run by operator Anthony Grunwell.Simon Clarke, of Broadgate Homes, said it was a ‘huge disappointment’ that the taxi would not ...

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Council’s claim over April ‘blitz

Lincolnshire County Council says it filled more than 7,000 potholes last year. The authority says the 7,097 fixes are part of a ‘pothole blitz’ and a ‘pledge to continue its huge road improvement work across the county’.It also says during April it repaired 28 footpaths and resurfaced 26 roads.Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “When we made the ...

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Crackdown on sub-letting

A crackdown on people sub-letting their council house has been announced.The South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership, of which South Holland District Council is part, said it was doing so after a person was found to be not living in the council home they were allocated, and instead accepting cash for someone else to be there.It’s not said where or ...

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GP’s warning over healthcare

Lincolnshire faces a healthcare funding crisis that could push the already strained GP sector into the abyss if more money isn’t made available, a local doctor and medical expert has warned councillors. Dr Reid Baker, a GP and medical director of the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee, said that despite the hard work of those within the sector, the current model ...

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Staff step up for hospital

Sessions for those with a painful condition are to reopen in Spalding.Chrissy Johnson has previously held a fibromyalgia support group in the town.It’s now set to relaunch after the charity Tonic Health’s community coordinator Jo Ireland felt it was needed after speaking to local people.The first session will be June 13 from 1pm to 3pm at Tonic Health’s Broadgate House ...

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A16 set for night time closures

Part closures of the A16 have been announced around the McDonald’s/Springfields junction. The night time closures will be so resurfacing work can take place.The A16 will be closed southbound between the roundabout and Low Fulney roundabout for three evenings from Tuesday, May 28.It will then be closed northbound overnight between the McDonald’s/Springfields roundabout junction with the A151 and the Wardentree ...

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Appeal for stolen quad bikes

Police are investigating the theft of two quad bikes from Long Sutton earlier this month.The vehicles were in a farm yard on Roman Bank when they were taken on the evening of Tuesday, May 14.The offenders appear to have broken in and pushed the quads to a waiting vehicle on Woad Lane.One is a dark green New Force 150 and ...

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Third term for commissioner

As the lowest-funded police force in the country, Lincolnshire consistently campaigns for more money, and the Police and Crime Commissioner says “it’s not just about Lincolnshire, it’s about fairness.” Conservative PCC commissioner Marc Jones, has started his third term in office, and said Lincolnshire is about £25 million a year shy of “similar forces” and their budgets.He hopes to do ...

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New chairman at county hall

Coun Eddie Strengiel has been elected as the new Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council. Coun Strengiel, who served as the 798th Mayor of Lincoln over 20 years ago, officially assumed the role during the council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Friday, alongside Coun William Gray, who was elected as vice chairman.The representative for the Birchwood division served as Vice Chairman ...

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Suspended term for GBH

A Spalding man who fractured a work colleague’s eye socket with a single punch was given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay his victim £500 compensation.Tiberiu-Lucian Grozav (36) carried out an unprovoked attack on the victim after blacking out during a night of drinking in Spalding on August 25 last year.Lincoln Crown Court heard the victim was walking ...

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