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Police object to shop’s bid to sell alcohol this Christmas

Lincolnshire Police has objected to a shop “with a history of selling age restricted products to children” requesting it be allowed to sell alcohol in the run-up to Christmas. When under a different licence holder, the 7 Day Euro Shop on Westlode Street in Spalding had its premises licence revoked by South Holland District Council’s Licencing Committee back in October ...

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‘Hope’ for Bourne Road residents as factory could be bulldozed instead of their homes

A potential u-turn by Lincolnshire County Council could see a factory demolished instead of homes for the route of the Spalding Western Relief Road. Last October, affected Bourne Road residents were sent letters stating their homes could face demolition due to them being along the county council’s preferred route for the road. Though a council statement last week states that ...

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Spalding Relief Road route options ‘to be discussed’

Lincolnshire County Council will discuss the route next month but the recommended option remains the one that’ll mean people will lose their homes. The report will be discussed by the county council’s Highways and Transport Scrutiny Committee on Monday, December 9. Andy Gutherson, Executive Director of Place, said: “Following the feedback we’ve received over the past month, officers have reviewed ...

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Spalding shop loses licence for series of illegal and unsafe activities

A Spalding shop has had its Premises Licence revoked after it was found to be undertaking working practices which raised serious public safety concerns and the apparent use of an illegal worker. Delicja, of Westlode Street, was in front of South Holland District Council’s Panel of the Licensing Committee today (Thursday) after an application for review of the Licence by ...

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We can’t see the wood or the trees – South Holland has lowest tree cover in country

South Holland has the lowest tree cover in the country – less than half the cover that the City of London does, it’s been claimed. After The Voice revealed last week that South Holland District Council was set to announce a project to look to create woodland in every settlement in the district, charity Friends of the Earth has stated ...

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Project to create more woodlands

Ambitious plans to create a woodland near every settlement in South Holland are set to be announced with it being claimed it’s amid concerns over the future of local government. Lord Gary Porter, the leader of South Holland District Council, says the authority is working with the Woodland Trust on the project as the area has one of the lowest ...

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Councillor walks out over plans

A councillor has claimed colleagues are undermining the plan for housing in South Lincolnshire after walking out of a recent planning meeting. Coun Michael Seymour, who has sat on South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee for nearly 20 years, told The Voice he’d walked out of last week’s meeting “on principle”. It was during a hearing on whether eight, three-bedroom ...

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Paid town parking not policed for years

No-one has been policing paid-for car parks in South Holland for years, it’s been revealed, but the council says they will be monitored ahead of the incoming hike in prices. A South Holland District Council spokesman told The Voice that as part of efficiency savings, the policing of car parks was stopped in February 2017. Last month we revealed car ...

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Homes on field plan is shelved

Plans for the council to build homes on a Spalding playing field have been shelved amid concerns over flooding and increasing costs. South Holland District Council had set aside nearly £3m in its budget for this financial year so its housing company Welland Homes could build 24 homes on land off Severn Road that’s currently designated as public open space. ...

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Listed status bid for hospital fails

A bid to get protected status for the old Johnson Hospital has been turned down. The 1881 opened Priory Road building has been derelict for a number of years and local resident Jackie Allen had applied to Historic England for it to be given listed status. Despite Jackie being successful earlier this year to put the former Christian Association building ...

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Business park seeks planning approval seven years since it opened

A seven-year-old business park where around 40 people are employed has never been granted planning permission, it’s been revealed Now GH Myers, which owns Poplar Farm on Austendyke Road in Weston Hills, has submitted a retrospective planning application to South Holland District Council to change the use of units on the site from agricultural use to business. The company has ...

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Man in court for running illegal HMO

A South Holland landlord has been found guilty of failing to license a house in multiple occupation (HMO) on Vikings Way in Spalding, leading to a fine and other costs totalling over £1,200. Nicholas Moyses was called to Boston Magistrates Court on Monday 14 October after he ignored numerous attempts by South Holland District Council to ensure that he attained ...

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Large rise in council car park ticket costs

Motorists in Spalding are set to be hit by large increases in parking charges and for the first time will be charged to park in Gore Lane and all Castle Sports Complex spaces. The cost of a parking season ticket in the town will increase by 77 per cent to £460 from £260 in the measures being recommended for approval ...

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Bid to improve town centres

South Holland District Council says it’s set to spend nearly half a million pounds on improvements for Spalding and Holbeach town centre while the latter could be set for a between £5m and £10m facelift. A programme of work costing under £500,000 over three years is due to go before the authority’s cabinet next week. The allocated SHDC funds do ...

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Council says it will spend half a million on town centres in next three years

A council has said it’s ear marked £500,000 to improve Spalding and Holbeach town centres. South Holland District Council says it is looking to use money from its growth and investment reserve for the improvements over the next three years. It says these would include: •    Refurbishment and modernisation of town centre toilet facilities•    Free Wi-Fi provision along the high ...

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Car parking charges set to go up

The cost of car parking in South Holland is set to go up – but it’s unclear yet by how much. South Holland District Council issued a statement this afternoon saying the authority is looking into increasing car parking charges as well as introduce tariffs for the Castle Sports Centre and Castle Pool in Spalding for those not using the ...

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Bulldozer pain for Relief Road families

A bungalow especially adapted for a wheelchair-using special needs teacher and homes built just two years ago are among those that have been ear-marked to be bulldozed for the Spalding Western Relief Road. After looking at other options for the central section of the route of the road, on Monday Lincolnshire County Council posted letters to the Bourne Road homes ...

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Clocks changing will affect street lights

Part-night street lights will be affected by the clocks going back at the end of the month, the county council has warned.The clocks go back on Sunday, October 27 and the authority has warned the around 42,000 that switch off between midnight and 6am will be affected.Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for highways, said: “Over the next ...

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Meet one of the men making a difference in the district

He’s the father of one, a former national kick-boxing champion and his team are looking to make a difference in South Holland. Rob Duckett is one of South Holland District Council’s Community Wardens and they’ve been traipsing all around the district for around 18 months.But to get a better idea of what they do, we joined Rob on one of ...

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Landlord fined for letting unsafe home

A landlord has been fined for repeatedly allowing a home to be occupied despite being in a state which posed a serious risk to the health of those inside it. Action was taken against Jonathan Patrick Hoey, of Foremans Bridge Caravan Park in Sutton St James, after a property he owned, Seagate Farm in Long Sutton, was found to be ...

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