Council

HGV concerns spark meeting plan

A public meeting is being held for Gedney Dyke residents amid concerns a nearby planning application could lead to more HGVs driving through the village. JEPCO has submitted an application to South Holland District Council for a glasshouse and associated buildings and infrastructure at Norfolk House Farm on Main Road in Gedney Drove End. Among the objectors is Coun Jo ...

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Award for council homes

A council-owned housing development has won a building award. South Holland District Council won the Building Excellence Award for the homes in Small Drove, Weston. It was for the best large social housing development in the region. Presented by the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control, the award was made for the council’s flagship redevelopment. “I hope this development proves ...

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New manager for markets?

A new manager is set to be appointed to look after the South Holland’s markets. But while pitch fees in Spalding are set to fall 63 per cent, Long Sutton traders’ fees will rise 67 per cent. The fees, which will be subject to annual review, are designed to ‘provide a simple model’, according to a report due to go ...

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Sutton Bridge shop has licence revoked after illegal worker sold 15-year-olds alcohol

A Sutton Bridge shop where 15-year-olds were served alcohol by an illegal worker has had its licence revoked. South Holland District Council’s Licencing Panel has revoked the premises licence of City Stores in Bridge Road held by Arumugam Sarankan following a hearing today (Wednesday, October 20). The report by the police to the council states that on August 24, two ...

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Question over footfall counters

The spending of £15,000 on counting people attending events in Spalding and Holbeach has been defended. South Holland District Council officers have agreed to spend the money granted as part of around £85,000 funding provided by the government’s Welcome Back fund. What the council describes as ‘a local data company’ will “install, manage and monitor four footfall counters for a ...

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Work to fix A151 at Pode Hole set for November

Long awaited work to reconstruct the A151 at Pode Hole is to take place next month. Lincolnshire County Council has announced the works will include night-time closures (6pm and 6am) for five evenings starting on Monday November 8, along with daytime closures for the final surfacing on two Sundays November 14 and 21 (6am to 6pm), subject to weather. Temporary ...

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Sutton Bridge shop’s licence under review after illegal worker sold alcohol to teens

A Sutton Bridge shop is facing a review of its licence after a man whose work visa had expired seven years ago served 15-year-olds alcohol. City Stores in Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge will go before South Holland District Council’s Licencing Panel next week following a sting operation by Lincolnshire Police. The licence for the shop has been held by Arumugam ...

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Veterans supporter brands parish council ‘disgrace’ following Remembrance parade’s cancellation

A Fleet Hargate man who has supported veterans in the area branded Holbeach Parish Council a disgrace for cancelling part of the town’s Remembrance Sunday event. For the last five years Harold Payne has toured war memorials in South Holland villages using military vehicles, timing it so he got to Holbeach at the same time as the parade. The parish ...

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Affordable homes development gets the green light in Fleet

A development of 55 affordable homes in Fleet has been given full planning permission despite objections from nearby residents. The site to be accessed off Fleet Road already had outline permission for the homes, though only 33 per cent were due to be affordable. Now developer Kaplan Property Group has been given permission for 33 homes to be rented and ...

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Council ‘keeping up’ with brown bin requests

The roll out of brown bins for those in Spalding who wish to take part in the Garden Waste Scheme is continuing, a meeting has heard, though there continues to be a waiting list. South Holland District Council has had to slow deliveries of the bins in recent weeks due to pressures over labour shortages, a meeting of the Spalding ...

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Stop drivers with plants or cameras

Spalding Town Forum heard that some members had confronted drivers through Hall Place which is meant to be banned from 10am to 4pm. Enforcement is meant to be carried out by Lincolnshire Police, but though the meeting was told there had been some instances of warnings being given to drivers, action was only being taken on certain days when officers ...

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Cemetery and memorial plans

Long awaited proposals to increase Pinchbeck Cemetery and renovate the village’s war memorial are now progressing thanks to the parish council. With just three to five years left at the current Cherryholt Lane Cemetery, preparatory work on a new seven acre site at Blue Gowt Lane is now due to start later this year. Final plans for the site will ...

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Birds of prey idea to curb pigeon poo amid cleaning staff shortages

Bringing birds of prey into Spalding in an attempt to lessen the amount of pigeon poo on the streets has been mooted amid a proposal to bring outside contractors in to clean parts of the town centre due to staff shortages. Members of Spalding Town Forum last week expressed their concern at the cleanliness of the town, with bird excrement, ...

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Spalding Western Relief Road work delayed until January

Main construction of the north section of Spalding’s relief road will now start during January 2022 despite Lincolnshire Council being yet to have agreed a price for the work with the contractor. Main work on the section from Spalding Road near Pinchbeck was due to start last Spring with preparation work having begun last February. But increased costs of a ...

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Holbeach Remembrance Sunday parade not going ahead this year

Holbeach Parish Council has come under fire for cancelling this year’s Remembrance Day parade. There will still be a service on Remembrance Sunday, November 14, but the traditional parade for veterans is not going ahead. A council statement said the decision was taken ‘with regret,’ and plans were already being worked on to reinstate the parade next year. But the ...

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Parking charges return to town

Parking charges are returning to three Spalding car parks as a summer initiative comes to an end. In a bid to encourage shoppers to return to the high street, South Holland District Council axed charges for three months at three short-stay car parks. But normal service will resume on Friday (October 1) when charges will be reintroduced at Vine Street, ...

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Village pub could be redeveloped

A South Holland pub hit by the ‘disastrous impact’ of COVID-19 is not opening its doors again. Plans have been submitted to demolish the Duke of York at Gosberton Risegate and build new homes on the site.The pub has been occupied since 1881, according to documents submitted to South Holland District Council, but it is no longer viable.“The current owner/licensee ...

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Work to start on replacing old bridge

Work is expected to start on replacing the damaged Bedford Bridge at Quadring Eaudyke.The northern side of the bridge partially collapsed in late 2019 and was temporarily repaired.A full replacement is scheduled to be installed with a wider bridge and concrete parapets.Work is due to start on Monday, October 4 and is expected to last nine weeks. Water Gate will ...

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District council go back to Breckland to share officers

Just months after South Holland District Council broke up with its counterparts at Breckland, the authorities are set to share some officers again. In July the district council began a partnership with Boston Borough and East Lindsey District Councils after splitting with the Norfolk-based council it had shared services with for more than ten years. A part-time head of paid ...

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Plans for £20m processing plant

One of Europe’s largest growers of coleslaw cabbage is planning a £20m eco-friendly plant in Spalding. Naylor Farms say it’s looking to create around 150 new jobs at the Rangell Gate site, if the planning application is approved. The site will be dedicated to a new type of plant-based extraction and the £20m investment and additional funding will help support ...

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