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Surfleet homes plan refused

Plans to build 75 homes in Surfleet have been refused with councillors stating most of the site is outside the boundary of the village. Part of the site intended to be accessed off Sunnydale Close already had planning permission for 26 homes, but Ashwood Homes wants to build nearly three times as many on a larger site. However councillors on ...

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Decision deferred on plans to build 150 homes in Weston branded ‘absolutely ludicrous’

A decision has been deferred on plans to build 150 homes in Weston of which parts were branded ‘ludicrous’ ‘absolutely hideous’ and ‘dross’ by councillors. South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee wants Persimmon Homes to look again at its plans for the site off High Road which had been allocated for 135 homes in the South East Lincolnshire local plan ...

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Organisers of Clap for Live ‘delighted’ at public support for South Holland Centre and staff

Around 100 people descended on Spalding Market Place this lunch time to show their support for the South Holland Centre, the staff for which are subject to redundancies. Operators South Holland District Councils say the number of roles at the centre is being reduced from 24 to seven and the loss of many of the technical staff has led to ...

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New data shows COVID-19 related deaths reported at individual care homes in South Holland

New data has been revealed released to show how many deaths related to COVID-19 were reported by individual care homes in South Holland. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released the data which relates to April 10, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The inclusion of a death in the published figures as being involved with COVID-19 is based on the ...

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Four weeks of road closures around roundabout

Daytime resurfacing works to the Halmer Gate roundabout in Spalding will start on Monday August 9. Lincolnshire County Council say the total programme of works is expected to last up to four weeks, Monday to Friday, subject to suitable weather. Weekend working may be used if required. As part of the project, a daytime road closure will be in place from 8am ...

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Tell us what the next stage is for theatre

More than 150 years of live performances by a Spalding group could come to an end if the South Holland Centre no longer supports shows. The stark warning came in a week when a public support event has been held in solidarity with redundancies at the centre and its been revealed three merging councils could “explore a single partnership for ...

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Fundraiser set up for one-year-old after dad’s murder

A fundraiser has been set up for a one-year-old whose dad was murdered last week. Christopher Higgs (21), of Spalding, has been named as the victim of the incident which occurred at Portland Street in Boston on Wednesday, July 14. Charlie Stevenson (20), of Portland Street, Boston, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last Friday charged with his murder. The Go ...

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Waste centres could use number plate system – but seven day opening ‘unlikely’

Number plate recognition could be brought in at Lincolnshire’s waste sites including the one in Spalding, as its likely to be too costly to open the doors seven days a week, it’s been claimed. While the tips have CCTV, Lincolnshire County Council is looking at automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) which could be used to stop others from outside the ...

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Aaron’s ready to shoot for gold at Olympics

It has been a long wait – but finally the family of a South Holland Olympian can celebrate the Tokyo games. Aaron Heading is taking his place in Team GB and will be realising his Olympic dream as a Trap shooter in the delayed games. Unfortunately his Long Sutton family have been unable to join him because of the pandemic, ...

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Holbeach woman punched officer after driving into ditch

Magistrates at Boston have been told that a 27 year old Holbeach woman panicked after being arrested and put into a police van and punched a police officer on the cheek. Rebecca Duggan of Market Rasen Way, who admitted the offence, was said to have driven her car into a ditch in Boston on May 21 and when police came, ...

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The return to the dance floor

For the first time in 16 months dancers returned to the floor of a Spalding nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning. XO was booked out in advance as restrictions were lifted at the Westlode Street venue. DANPICS ©Stephen Daniels/DANPICS 19/07/2021 Owner Matt Clarke, said: “There was a lot more demand than we thought and everyone just seemed to ...

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Children’s charity’s plea over easing of COVID-19 restrictions

A charity that helps young children in South Holland has urged people to continue to do all they can to stop the spread of COVID-19, even now restrictions have ended. Little Miracles, which organise days and experiences, says many parents of the children they look after are “scared and feel like they’ve been forgotten” now legal restrictions have been removed. ...

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Town could get youth council

Young people could get more of a say in Holbeach after the parish council pledged to look into setting up a new Youth Council. It has vowed to look into creating the new group, including any delegated powers it can give it and potentially a budget. Coun Sam Richardson, said: “The youth council would be a hugely valuable resource to ...

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Shop idea to help Holbeach businesses

A councillor is looking to boost businesses in her town with monthly Flash Shop Days. Coun Tracey Carter came up with the idea of promoting a shop every month and then urging people to visit the business on a certain day. The first Flash Shop Day in June brought in 107 visitors to Funky Dora’s and Coun Carter said the ...

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South Holland Centre users set to stage show of support for its staff amid calls for greater transparency on theatre’s future

Community arts groups and other organisations will unite at the South Holland Centre on Thursday to call for clarity on the future of live entertainment and functions at the venue. The only professionally equipped arts venue in the district is set to reopen for cinema screenings on Thursday, July 22. South Holland District Council, which owns the venue, says it ...

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Spalding 21-year-old named as murder victim

A 21-year-old from Spalding has been named as the man stabbed to death in an incident in Boston on Wednesday (July 14). Lincolnshire Police say Christopher Higgs sustained a serious knife wound at an address on Portland Street at around 12.15pm. Despite the best efforts of emergency services who were in attendance, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Charlie ...

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Trust wants to know who your local health heroes are

A health trust wants to know who your NHS heroes are from hospital’s such as Spalding’s Johnson Hospital. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is seeking nominations from patients and their loved ones to celebrate and recognise the achievements of its staff.  The trust provides local community-based health care services across the county to help people live independently at ...

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Deer rescued from roadside railings

Spalding Fire Crew had to rescue a deer from roadside railings this morning (Thursday, July 15). The crew were called at 5.37am to reports of the animal having become stuck along London Road in Spalding. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Crew released one Muntjac deer from railings using bolt croppers. “The deer ran off and was uninjured.”

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Shortage of bin lorry drivers

Waste collections in South Holland are being put under strain by a shortage of bin lorry drivers. The district council says it has had to find other employees with an HGV licence so as not to miss a collection due to the national shortage. The reason for the shortfall of 60,000 drivers across the country has included Brexit, a lack ...

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Drivers warned over tip queues

Spalding’s Waste Recycling Centre will close when busiest if drivers queue along the A16 to get in, operators have warned with a controversial booking system to be dumped on September 1. The West Marsh Road site was described as ‘a thorn in the side’ of the council as in the past police have had to be called when traffic backs ...

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