Council

Council still using 5m plastic sacks a year

Despite using almost five million plastic sacks a year, South Holland District Council is not joining a new scheme to collect dry recycling in a wheelie bin. Both the authority’s partners in the South East Lincolnshire Council Partnership have adopted a purple-lidded bin for clean paper and cardboard for recycling. South Holland is still the only council in the county, ...

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Call for path to link Spalding business park and Cowbit

A Spalding cycling group is looking to create a new path to help people get more easily to KFC, Taco Bell and Cowbit. Action group PEDALS is looking to create the New River pathway from the Little London Bridge and linking up with the Lincs Gateway Business Park. The majority of the proposed route would be along existing farm tracks ...

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Camera action amid concern over benches

A CCTV deterrent has been put up outside Spalding railway station amid claims thieves have tried to steal benches installed for the Queen’s jubilee. One of the benches in particular has been damaged and loosened from its footings, just weeks after they were installed. South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter and councillors Gary Taylor and Glynis Scalese used their ...

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£20m bid in for leisure centre

The £20m bid to revamp Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex has officially been submitted. South Holland District Council wants to extend the ‘dry-side’ of the complex so it can incorporate three pools. Other attraction on the site would include a new 3G floodlit football pitch, a changing pavilion and a multi-use games area for a variety of other sports including basketball. ...

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Public meeting to be held over Boston Road South works.

The three-year saga of a Holbeach sinkhole will be on the agenda at a public meeting in the town. With work continuing on Boston Road South, the parish council is responding to a request to hold the meeting. Anglian Water, county highways and county and district council member Tracey Carter have all been invited to take part. A date within ...

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Business’s pain over relief works

A businessman says he’s worried his car wash business will not survive the roadworks in and around Wardentree Lane. Mohamed Khaled, of Pinchbeck Car Wash on Enterprise Way, says business is down “60 to 70 per cent” following the closure of that road at its junction with Spalding Road on Friday. The length of closure has been extended and it’s ...

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Town set for more CCTV coverage

A host of new ‘intelligent’ CCTV cameras are to be installed in Spalding in a bid to create ‘safe zone areas’. The cameras will be placed in areas where there’s no current coverage between pubs and clubs and transport links such as taxi ranks. A network of volunteers is also to be created to monitor the cameras which are currently ...

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Green light for zero carbon home

Plans for a self-build, zero carbon home have been given the green light. The four bedroom home off Glenside North in Pinchbeck was passed by South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last week despite officers recommending it be refused. They argued that it was on greenfield site and in open countryside and away from local amenities. But a number of ...

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Plans for dog training centre muzzled over noise

An applicant has been told to sit its plans for a dog training centre in Surfleet amid concerns over noise. Hayley Laches had hoped for change of use permission for land off Gubboles Drove to open at times between 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 7pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Five councillors, both Gosberton and Surfleet ...

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Firm’s innovative new growing site set to sprout up

A Gedney Dyke agriculture firm has been given the green light for an innovative new building. JEPCO says it is needed due to climate change, increased fuel costs and a lack of available seasonal labour. It’s also been praised for gaining a separate but linked application to build a private road that would mean traffic using its Norfolk House Farm ...

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NHS to monitor GP places after surgery closure

There’s calls for the NHS to honour a pledge for a surgery in the west of Spalding as it monitors if there’s enough places in the area’s GP surgeries following the announced closure of the Spalding Surgery. Set up in 2018 to replace the former Pennygate Surgery, it’s 3,000 patients are now to be transferred elsewhere before the planned closure ...

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Fountain plan back

Plans have been resubmitted to site the Johnson drinking fountain in Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Gardens. South Holland District Council is applying to put the 19th century structure in the grounds of the hall. There had been a petition to have it put in the town centre, but the application is for the former site of a paddling pool. It had previously ...

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Boston Road South works delayed again

County council plans to rebuild Boston Road South in Holbeach remain on hold as Anglian Water sewer works are still happening. Weeks of work by Anglian Water to repair a sewer in the sinkhole-hit Lincolnshire road are ongoing – and will carry on into next week.  The news means that Lincolnshire County Council won’t be able to begin the road ...

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New lines up at busy junction

A councillor has welcomed new parking measures being brought in at a busy Spalding junction. Double yellow lines have been painted around where Winsover Road, Bourne Road, Hawthorn Bank, Carrington Road meet. County councillor Angela Newton says it’s something she’s been campaigning for over the last two years with three shops being situated in close proximity. “Before people were parking ...

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Sutton Bridge man found guilty of new non-fatal strangulation charge

A Sutton Bridge man has been found guilty of a new non-fatal strangulation charge. Robin Goldsmith, aged 45, of Garners Wharf was charged with non-fatal strangulation after an alleged assault reported in the village on Monday July 11. Goldsmith appeared via video link at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court today (13 July) where he was found guilty of the strangulation charge. He ...

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Changes to planned relief road related roadworks in Pinchbeck

Plans for closures of Enterprise Way and Spalding Road in Pinchbeck for the building of the most northerly junction of the Spalding Western Relief Road have changed. Spalding Road was due to be closed in the evenings from next Monday (July 18) but that will now not take place until mid-October. Work will begin when Enterprise Way has been reopened ...

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No job or school for teens leaving care

Almost half of teenagers leaving local authority care in Lincolnshire are not in education, employment or training, members of the county council heard. A report to committee members says 53.1 per cent of care leavers in the county have found a role in one of the three options. “This measure remains below target but is slowly improving, despite fluctuations. “The ...

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Adult gaming centre given the go-ahead by planning inspector

An adult gaming centre can open in the centre of Spalding, a central government planning inspector has ruled. Merkur Slots Ltd has been granted change of use planning permission for the former Dorothy Perkins in Market Place. South Holland District Council planning officers had previously rejected the application, but the company appealed to the planning inspectorate which has over-ruled the ...

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More delays to work on Holbeach’s troubled Boston Road South

The plans to build Boston Road South in Holbeach have been delayed yet again. Lincolnshire County Council hasn’t revealed a new date it will finally start work after Anglian Water’s ongoing strengthening of the sewer in the area continues to go on longer than expected. A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said: “It’s déjà vu for the start of the ...

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Overnight closures on Spalding town centre road

A Spalding town road will be closed at nights later this month for improvement works. Church Street is set to be resurfaced from the traffic lights up to Stonegate junction.  Works are planned to happen from 8pm to 6am, Monday July 18 to Friday July 22 During the works a diversion will be in place which will direct traffic down ...

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