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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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Breaking – Spalding Relief Road gets government go-ahead

Work on the proposed Spalding Western Relief Road is set to begin in the spring after the government decided not to “call-in” the applications for the first two sections of the controversial development. The Secretary of State has decided that the decision of Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning Committee to pass the applications for the most northerly and southerly section of ...

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Four weeks of work at Cross Keys Bridge starts Monday

The £100,000 resurfacing project of Cross Keys Bridge at Sutton Bridge will start on Monday and is due to last four weeks. Delays are expected around the works with three way traffic lights to be installed on the bridge. The alternative is a sign-posted 32-mile diversion along the A47 and A1101. Karen Cassar, Lincolnshire County Council’s assistant director highways, said: “The ...

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Legal action over leisure facilities

The company that previously ran leisure facilities in the district is facing legal action over the state it left the facilities in. South Holland District Council has issued a Schedule of Dilapidations against 1Life which ran facilities including the Castle Sports Complex and the Peele Leisure Centre in Long Sutton for 20 years up to March 1 this year. In ...

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Fly-tip removal behind targets

Targets to remove reported fly-tips in the area are not being met due to a contractor not always being available, it’s been claimed. South Holland District Council aims to have all fly-tips reported to it cleared within an average of five days. However from April to June it took 6.1 days to deal with a report, up from 4.7 in ...

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Delay on Relief Road decision

Bourne Road residents have expressed disappointment as a decision on whether their homes could be demolished for the Spalding Western Relief Road has been delayed for a few weeks. Those affected say Lincolnshire County Council told them they would have an answer as to where they would like the central section of the route to be built earlier this month. ...

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Homes refused on business park

A developer has said its plans for part of a business park intended to create 2,500 jobs are “not financially viable” after plans to build homes on part of the site were refused. Ashley King Developments, which trades as Ashwood Homes, already has outline planning permission for commercial properties for the Lincolnshire Gateway south of Spalding, but has now described ...

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Council to use reserves for projects

South Holland District Council is to use £131,000 from its Growth and Commercialisation Reserve to fund a new project. However the nature of the project is being kept under wraps. Its cabinet approved the measure are part of its Financial Report Quarter One when sitting on Tuesday, September 10. The £131,000 is listed as ‘asset works’ by the council and ...

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Plans to close Vine Street toilets so others can be improved

Vine Street toilets in Spalding could be closed as part of the bid to improve the facilities throughout the district amid claims increasing cleaning of them is not raising standards. Back in February South Holland District Council announced it was looking to install pay to use loos including ones that self-lock in a bid to halt anti-social behaviour in them. ...

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Work starts on moving Registration Office into council

Spalding Registration Office is set to close its doors in the next few months as work begins on creating its new premises at South Holland District Council. Lincolnshire County Council says the service where you register births and deaths and can get married is hoping to relocate to Priory Road by December. It’s moving from Bath Lane, opposite the River ...

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Date set for new recycling trial

A new recycling trial of collecting paper and card separately in parts of South Holland will begin on Monday, September 23. Homes in Pinchbeck, Surfleet and northern Spalding will from that date collect paper and card in a new purple sack to be collected every other week alternating with the current recycling collections. The around 2,600 affected properties are this ...

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Cash boost for Holbeach High Street via the government

Changing Holbeach’s Market Hill junction is to be the main priority after the town was one of 100 given special government cash to improve its ‘struggling’ High Street. On Monday Holbeach was named in the second 50 of towns to benefit from the £1 billion Future High Street Fund. County and district councillor Nick Worth has led the successful bid ...

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Homes bid on proposed business park recommended for refusal

An application to build 43 homes and new offices on the Lincs Gateway Businesses Park has been recommended for refusal. Ashley King Developments Ltd has applied for the homes a 1,026 square metre office building and eight small business units for the site south of South Fen Road. It already has outline planning permission for employment on the land but ...

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Revamped cafe’s potential big plans

The newly revamped Ayscoughfee Cafe hasn’t finished its facelift yet, as the owners hope a dramatic remodelling  is on the cards. New cafe managers Sarah Hall and Ellie Clay took over the cafe in July and have revamped the look, feel and menu, with fresh white walls and locally-sourced produce.   But the pair hope the building, which is owned ...

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Man fined more than £1,000 after his waste was fly-tipped

A Spalding man has been fined after waste from his home was fly-tipped when he paid for it to be removed. Robert Feodor of Teagans Close was identified by the Council after evidence of his details was found among the fly-tipped waste. The case was heard at Boston Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 6, where in his absence Mr Feodor ...

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Councillors plan to work together

An Independent and Conservative district councillor have announced they “plan to work together over the next four years”. Spalding St Paul’s Ward councillors Rob Gibson (Independent) and Glynis Scalese (Conservative) said they have been looking into the possibility of working together “to help as many people as they can over the current term”. Both councillors will hold an open surgery ...

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