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Council leader’s disappointment over district being placed in tier three

Council leader Lord Gary Porter has expressed extreme disappointment with today’s Government announcement that South Holland will face the toughest restrictions when the national lockdown is lifted next Wednesday. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Thursday morning that Lincolnshire as a whole will be placed in Tier 3. Despite the restrictions, which will see a return to the rule ...

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Tier three for South Holland “ridiculous” says Sir John Hayes

Sir John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings, has called South Holland’s placement in tier three of coronavirus restrictions “ridiculous”. The government announced this morning that South Holland will be under the strictest restrictions when lockdown ends next week. Areas such as London, Liverpool, Fenland and Peterborough will be in tier two. Speaking to the Voice Sir John ...

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South Holland confirmed in tier three

South Holland will be in tier three of the coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends next week. The government has published a postcode checker showing which tier each area of England is in which confirms that South Holland in the top tier meaning the toughest restrictions. Tier three restrictions mean: No mixing of households indoors or most outdoor places – rule ...

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High cost of COVID and tiers to come

South Holland residents are due to discover on Thursday what tier of restrictions will be in force once lockdown ends next week. The county’s Care Commissioning Group (CCG) also met yesterday and it was revealed that the cost of COVID-19 to the local health service is £27.2m to the end of October.With the new three-tier restrictions due to come into ...

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Thanks for gifts given to appeal

Thanks to everyone who has donated to this year’s Give A Gift campaign so far but we still need more presents. This year the appeal is more important than ever, with many more families across the district struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.The appeal is being managed a little differently to allow us to comply with government guidelines regarding the ...

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Chapel set for a move

Plans to demolish the Cemetery Chapel in Whaplode have moved a step closer.But the building (pictured) is being dismantled and rebuilt in the village to be used as a house.A formal notice of intention has been posted at the site by the parish council which owns it.It is the latest move in a long-running battle over the building which has ...

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Future of council sharing debated

The future of service sharing between South Holland and Breckland district councils is under review. A report which went before South Holland’s full council outlines a three-phase strategic review.The preferred option for the future should be identified by January next year and implemented by March.New Head of Paid Service Nathan Elvery has also been appointed as Strategic Advisor and within ...

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Consultation on High Street

Holbeach Parish Council is asking local residents for their views on two potential changes to the town centre. Residents are being asked whether they would prefer the High Street to have restricted access times or traffic calming measures.It follows parish councillors expressing concerns over early plans for the future of the centre of the town with a bid of £4m ...

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Elderly man dies after trolley wait

An elderly man with pressure sores spent six hours on a trolley in a hospital’s accident and emergency department, an inquest has been told. The 99-year-old was taken to The Pilgrim Hospital after a fall at his Donington home, but he already had pressure sores. One of them later formed an abscess and Albert Stock died from sepsis, said coroner ...

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Businesses urged to get on board with town centre plans

Spalding businesses are being invited to provide financial and physical help to make the town centre better while a survey of residents is set to be launched. The latest meeting of the Spalding Town Centre Improvement Steering Group met last Monday to discuss potential improvements for the town. It followed a discussion on the Town Centre Improvement Plan, which includes ...

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Person rescued from car after Gedney collision

A person had to be rescued from a car after a two vehicle collision in Gedney last night (Monday). The incident happened shortly before 7pm at Ravens Drove. Fire crews from Holbeach, Spalding and Long Sutton attended. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Crews used manpower to release one casualty from car and into the care of the ...

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South Holland seeing ‘huge’ rise in homelessness and Universal Credit claimants

South Holland is seeing a ‘huge demand’ in requests to help those facing being left without a home amid a more than 150 per cent increase in Universal Credit claimants. The extent of homelessness in the area was provided by South Holland District Council’s Housing Services Manager Jason King to a joint meeting of the authority’s Performance Monitoring and Policy ...

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Mum slams sentence of pair ‘morally responsible’ for 14-year-old son’s death

The mum of a 14-year-old who died at a drugs party has called the sentence handed to the pair branded ‘morally responsible’ for his death as ‘not enough’. Earlier today (Monday) Alastair Turner (19) and Sam King (21) were jailed for 45 months and three years respectively after both admitted charges arising from the investigation into the death of Alex Buchan ...

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Two jailed and told they’re ‘morally responsible’ for death of teen (14) at Holbeach drugs party

Two men who organised weekly drugs parties at which a schoolboy died have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court. Alex Buchan, 14, described by his family as a “perfect son,” collapsed after ingesting fatal levels of MDMA into his bloodstream. An ecstasy tablet with the motif “The Punisher” was found next to him at the home of Sam King in ...

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South Holland businesses who have had to close due to pandemic urged to apply for grant

The latest round of grants available to South Holland businesses who have been forced to close due to COVID-19 has been launched. The Local Restrictions Support Grant is the second round of government funding to help businesses through COVID-19 restrictions and is once again being metered out by South Holland District Council. Businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or ...

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Woman (73) left terrified after fraudsters told her to pay money or be arrested

A 73-year-old woman from Spalding said she was left shaken after fraudsters rang her and told her to pay money to them or they would come for her. The woman, who does not want to be named, is urging others to be aware of the scam and not to panic as she did. The retired pensioner said she received the ...

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Neighbours help save family home from fire

A family of five have thanked their neighbours and the fire service for saving their Sutton Bridge home, and potentially their lives, after a fire broke out in an outhouse. Beth and Lee Copland, along with sons Ben (10), Charlie (8) and Jackson (4), had to flee their Princes Street home after their brick outhouse caught alight less than six ...

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Cars and shed destroyed in fire

Fire crews were called to a second fire at a Sutton Bridge home outbuilding in a week last night. Two cars along with a garden shed were destroyed in the blaze that took place at a Bridge Road property around 8.30pm last night (Wednesday). Crews from Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton attended the fire which Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say ...

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Please consider donating a gift

As the festive season creeps ever closer, we are asking you to support our Give A Gift campaign and help make a child smile this Christmas. While you are doing your Christmas shopping if you would consider buying an extra gift to donate to our campaign it would be very much appreciated. This year the appeal is more important than ...

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Moulton park plans set for next step

It’s hoped plans for a long-awaited new park in Moulton will take a step nearer to completion early next year. South Holland District Council announced plans for the 23-acre site off Bell Lane last March which is set to include a children’s play area and spot for dog owners to let pets off their leads. An accompanying six to ten ...

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