Council

New allotments to free–up Crowland site

Allotment holders have changed premises to make way for a development in Crowland. Up to 45 homes are planned for the site on James Road with the project well under way. The scheme has been called the Abbey Farm Development and the land is owned by the parish council. Developers Seagate Homes are working with the council to develop nearly ...

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Shop selling illegal alcohol and cigarettes looks likely to lose licence.

A Spalding shop found to be selling illegal alcohol and cigarettes looks likely to lose its licence. The premises licence at the 7 Day Euro Shop, Westlode Street, has only been held by Ali Hussein Hassani since March. But Chief Constable Bill Skelly has requested a review after three visits by police which uncovered evidence of breaches. The application for ...

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Millions of pounds with other councils

More than £15m of South Holland District Council cash is currently in the accounts of other authorities, with no interest rate above one per cent. Currently, SHDC has almost £10m out to the likes of London Borough of Enfield (£5m) and Cambridgeshire County Council (£4m). These are classed as “cash investments” by the council, rather than loans. The lowest rate ...

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Garden waste scheme expands

More routes have been added to a popular recycling scheme in South Holland and extra spaces were released this week. The garden waste collection service was run as a pilot scheme in a limited area of the district. Some 3,600 households were able to subscribe as there were ten routes available as only one vehicle was adapted. But another has ...

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Illegal cigarettes and tobacco seized in Spalding raids

More than 100,000 illegal cigarettes and up to 50 kilos of tobacco have been seized following raids in Spalding. Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers, Lincolnshire Police, licencing officials and two trained ‘Wagtail’ sniffer dogs took part in ‘Operation Aegir’. Four retail premises in the town were targeted. The illegal goods were found in a secret “hide” at Baltic, Spalding on Winsover ...

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Have your say on support to pay council tax

A consultation has been launched into the future of council tax support in South Holland. A total of £4,110,223 discount on council tax is provided to 5,363 cases in the district, the majority of which (57.8 per cent) are the elderly. Lincolnshire County Council picks up 76.1 per cent of the costs, the Police and Crime Commissioner 13.4 per cent ...

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Masked teens carried out ‘terrifying’ armed robbery at Holbeach newsagents

Three young men who carried out a “terrifying robbery” at a Holbeach newsagents, after arming themselves with two knives and wearing Halloween masks have each been sentenced to over two years youth custody.    Manager Paula Shaw was working alone at McColls in Holbeach at around 7.30pm when she was confronted by the two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old.    Lincoln ...

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Junction to be looked at as part of new transport strategy for Holbeach

Improving Holbeach’s five way Market Hill junction is among the issues to be looked at as part of a new travel strategy for the town. A direction on the future of transport in the town is to be unveiled in early 2019 with its stated aims to include prioritising walking and cycling in the town as well as promoting public ...

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Council ‘loses’ parking money

Lincolnshire drivers are sticking to parking rules and the county council’s income is dropping as a result. For the first time, there has been a deficit in the amount of money recovered in fines for on-street parking tickets since Lincolnshire County Council took over the role in 2012. Up until the end of the last financial year, in March 2018, ...

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Pirate movies on council Local Plan website

A council website has been hosting illegal streams to pirated Hollywood movies. The South Lincolnshire Local Plan website, co-run by the South Holland District Council and Boston Borough Council joint committee, for months hosted hundreds of links claiming to offer streams to recent Hollywood movies, including The Mummy and It. South Holland District Council said upkeep of the website was ...

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Long Sutton holiday park set to get go-ahead

An application for a new holiday site and associated facilities near McDonald’s in Long Sutton looks set to be approved, 11 months after a similar plan was rejected. The outline application is for up to 30 caravan pitches, 12 two-bedroom and ten three bedroom holiday cottages as well as a fishing lake, offices, caravan sales office, workshop and landscaping. A ...

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South Holland Centre to go booking fee free

The South Holland Centre in Spalding will scrap its online booking fee when it updates its ticketing systems later this month. Currently, there is a £1.50 fee applied to tickets booked online but this will be removed after the system changeover. To implement the change, the box office ticketing service will be unavailable for two days for all sales, whether ...

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Cash or card for town car parks

New pay machines that take both cash and card payments have been installed in three Spalding car parks. South Holland District Council said the usage of the new machines, in Herring Lane, Victoria Street and Vine Street, will be monitored to determine demand for each type. The council said this data, along with the upcoming consultation on the future of ...

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Grave mystery at town cemetry

Investigations into a set of broken gravestones at Holbeach cemetery have proved inconclusive. The damaged gravestones were discovered last weekend and All Saints Parish Church and Holbeach Parish Council has investigated to see whether the damage was caused by vandalism or weather conditions. Upon discovery, the gravestones were checked by the for the parish council’s working parks and cemeteries manager ...

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New homes honour Suffragette leader

A new housing development in Spalding will be named in honour of political activist and suffragette movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst, the centenary year of the first women being recognised with the right to vote. South Holland District Council owned Welland Homes’ new scheme at Pankhurst Close, located near Parkside Crescent in Spalding, has started with the development of 10 two-bedroom homes, ...

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Waste facility in Crowland set for approval

Planners are being recommended to flick the switch on a new wood burner, water treatment plant and associated food growing facility close to the A16 north east of Crowland. Lincolnshire County Council has recommended Sycamore Planning Limited’s application for the biomass power facility at Decoy Farm, off Spalding Road, be approved at the authority’s Planning and Regulation Committee  meeting on Monday. ...

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Anger boils over at unauthorised burner

Residents of a Spalding cul-de-sac have been left fuming after a wood burner with a nearly 30ft chimney was built without planning permission behind their homes. Those living on Westminster Drive first noticed building work taking place at Cedar Falls Care Home in May and complained to South Holland District Council. Owner Tanglewood has since submitted a retrospective planning application ...

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Holbeach roadworks at A17 and A151 start next week

Roadworks around the A17/A151 junction near Holbeach are to begin on Monday (August 20). The scheduled works are set to be carried out mostly over night and will centre around Peppermint Junction. They are due to take place over two weeks subject to suitable weather. The works will be carried out from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday, with the ...

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Football ground plan for village

Plans have been submitted to turn fields in Pinchbeck into a new football ground and sports field. Pinchbeck United Junior Football Club (PUJFC) has submitted an application for the change of use of fields in Northgate from agricultural land to football pitches. A feasibility study – which lists the nine sites PUJFC considered – states that the club plans for ...

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Latest Spalding and Long Sutton leisure centres survey launched

The latest survey on the Castle Sports Complex and Peele Leisure Centre has been launched. South Holland District Council’s online survey is running until Friday, August 31 at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CastleandPeeleLeisureCentresSurvey Paper copies are available at the centres themselves. A spokesman for the district council, said: “We’d like to thank those who have already responded – your feedback will be used. “There ...

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