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Rare medieval artefact found

A rare medieval find in a Moulton garden is among the treasures that have been unearthed during lockdown. While gardening at his home, Andrew Deaton from Moulton found a rare type of medieval seal matrix with a depiction of St Margaret of Antioch with the devil. It’s one of 200 finds reported to Lincolnshire County Council’s archaeology service so far ...

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MP ‘concerned’ over markets

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes has said he’s writing to the district council with concerns over the future of the markets. As previously reported concerns have been raised that new measures brought in to make them safer amid the COVID-19 pandemics were having an adverse effect on traders, particularly in Spalding Market Particularly controversial are stall ...

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Theft of CCTV system among incidents that ends trial of keeping parks unlocked overnight

Holbeach’s parks and cemeteries are to be closed overnight again after a host of incidents were recorded including the theft of a CCTV camera and its memory card. A complaint has been made to the town’s parish council that police advice wasn’t adequately represented when in February it decided to trial leaving Carter’s Park, Netherfields Park, Holbeach Cemetery and Hallgate ...

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Councils set to clash on future

The battle lines are being drawn over the political future of South Holland with the district and county councils due to go up against each other. Last week Lincolnshire County Council announced it would bid to help create a ‘Greater Lincolnshire’ authority to amalgamate all the councils in the county into one body. But South Holland District Council leader Lord ...

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Traders will have to continue to erect stalls

Market traders in Spalding will have to continue to provide and erect their own stalls after councillors revisited the topic on Monday. Members of South Holland District Council’s cabinet discussed the issue after the original decision to no longer put up the stalls was sent back to the cabinet last week by the scrutiny committee. The Performance Monitoring Panel called-in ...

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Village hotel in flats bid

Plans have been submitted to turn a Surfleet hotel into seven flats. The Riverside Hotel in Station Road is currently open as a hotel and serving drinks. But owner Nick Bond says he’s had interest from developers. “I’ve been trying to sell it for eight or nine months but I’ve had no interest as a pub or restaurant. “I’ve spoken ...

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Bid to create ‘Greater Lincolnshire’ authority

A bid to make a Greater Lincolnshire authority which would replace both Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council is to be made. The county council has announced that together with North and North East Lincolnshire authorities, it will bid for local government reorganisation and is looking to create one council that serves the whole of Lincolnshire. Currently in ...

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Free licences for street business

Bars, restaurants and cafes will be able to apply for a free pavement licence to enable customer social distancing. Lincolnshire County Council is working with the district councils to enable the licences to be issued in ten working days or less. The policy has also been extended to shop owners who want to put a stall on the street outside ...

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Decision returns to council over warning markets are losing traders

A decision to no longer put up stalls for Spalding market traders has been sent back to South Holland District Council’s cabinet. A meeting of the Performance Monitoring Panel this week concluded with the decision going back for another look and a call for some ‘meaningful discussion’ with market traders. Coun Angela Newton said she had a lot of complaints ...

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Misuse of waste collection points leads to change

After reports of misuse of waste collection points, people who live on private drives could soon request bin lorries be allowed to collect from outside their homes. But the roads would have to meet specific guidelines and its owners enter a legal agreement with South Holland District Council. The authority says its waste collection vehicles have not collected from private ...

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Concern over fly-tipping

Councillors in Lincolnshire are calling for the government to do more to combat fly-tipping in the county amid claims some land owners are having to remove them from their land on a daily basis. A meeting of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership last week heard that the county was seeing ‘the beginning of a really ugly trend” in waste disposal according ...

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Plans to improve Holbeach town centre

Creating a new town square and limiting traffic on Park Road are part of new plans to revitalise Holbeach town centre. South Holland District Council is set to bid for £4m of government cash as part of the Future High Street Fund. Among the plans are to create a new ‘public realm’ to the rear of the recently refurbished The ...

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Markets decision is ‘called-in’

A meeting is to be held next week amid concerns over the future of Spalding market. Councillors Angela Newton, Manzur Hasan and Rob Gibson have ‘called-in’ South Holland District Council’s decisions relating to the re-opening of the markets after the COVID-19 outbreak. Market traders have expressed anger at several of the measures including the introduction of a book and pay ...

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Nearly 50 arrests made from CCTV coverage in South Holland

Images from South Holland District Council’s CCTV system contributed to 49 arrests being made in a year, though it failed to lead to a conviction after a man in his 70s was spat at. The system was used to support 65 packages of evidence between April 2019 and March this year. Operators were also able to alert police about an ...

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Praise for county’s care home staff

The chair of the Lincolnshire Care Association has thanked the “amazing” staff at care providers in the county. Melanie Weatherley has written to Lincolnshire MPs to outline the tremendous efforts of care providers, Lincolnshire County Council and health partners in supporting vulnerable people through the pandemic. It follows the fall out after Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticised some care homes ...

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Two South Holland libraries will reopen next week

Libraries in Long Sutton and Spalding are among those that will be reopening from July 13. The South Holland sites are two of 14 across Lincolnshire that will open in line with government guidance, and will have a number of safety measures in place, including entry on a one-in-one-out system, more frequent cleaning, stock quarantining and hand sanitising stations. A ...

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Proposed trial at Radar Junction is thrown out

A proposed trial to reduce accidents on Crowland’s Radar Junction has been thrown out by councillors. Instead, Lincolnshire County Council will look at altering the speed limit along that stretch of the A16, a meeting of its Planning and Regulation Committee has decided today (Monday, July 6). The authority had looked to spend £78,000 on implementing a barrier system for ...

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Charges for car parks in South Holland to return on Monday – and council says they will be enforced

You’ll have to pay to use South Holland District Council car parks from Monday (July 6) with the authority saying they will be enforced. Charges to park at the car parks in Spalding, Holbeach and Long Sutton were officially waived when the COVID-19 lockdown was brought in, though previous to that the parking hadn’t been enforced for a lengthy period. ...

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Middle sections of relief road still unfunded as work on road begins

The councillor overseeing the soon to be started Spalding Western Relief Road has said funding is “incredibly difficult” when questioned by The Voice about how confident he was that the middle sections would ever be built. Preparatory work on phase one of five, the most northerly section of the controversial project from Pinchbeck Road, will start on July 6. Lincolnshire ...

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Long Sutton Market is back this Friday

Long Sutton Market is to finally re-open on Friday (July 3). And it will be in the Market Place after objections were a plan to move it to a nearby car park. That’s held up its return, but a road closure order has now been finalised to allow the market to resume while also providing ample space for those attending ...

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