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Parish council is lobbying for new scheme to offer direct funding

Prior to lockdown Long Sutton Parish Council invested £23,500 to provide a trim trail in the Winfrey Park for the younger age group and an outdoor gym in Cinder Ash Park to assist residents to keep fit outdoors and to help embrace a healthier lifestyle. In order to further improve the town facilities the council will be pressing South Holland ...

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More incidents lead to call for Holbeach CCTV cameras

Holbeach Parish Council is to enquire about the district council taking over all CCTV cameras after more incidents were reported in its still unlocked parks.A metal bench was stolen and wooden benches broken recently in Carter’s Park, a meeting of the committee heard last week.The council ratified the tender process to ensure someone would lock up its open spaces at ...

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Road survey calls for bypass

A raft of improvements to roads around Pinchbeck have been recommended after a village survey. The results of a questionnaire, along with a report, was presented to the parish council at a meeting on Monday evening.A Traffic Management Strategy up to 2025 has been produced, which includes 20mph zones, evaluating all village cycle routes for safety and looking at a ...

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Ideas to improve Holbeach traffic

Ideas to improve Holbeach town centre including the possibility of making High Street one-way are being discussed amid concerns current plans won’t work. Holbeach Parish Council says it will also wants to hear ideas from the public on how to ease congestion in the town, particularly at the Market Hill junction.South Holland District Council is bidding for £4m of the ...

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Councillor ‘stripped’ of roles

A South Holland District Councillor says he has been stripped of all his roles by his own party.Jack McLean, Conservative member for Spalding St John’s Ward, took to social media to disclose some details about what was happening.“I will no longer be the executive support member for the Communities or Place portfolios, or the vice chairman of the Policy Development ...

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Anger after market traders bid to lower fees even further won’t be considered

A councillor has said she’s “disgusted” and told others “they should be ashamed” after a bid by Spalding Market Traders to lower fees further than is being proposed. South Holland District Council looks set to reduce the fees after angering traders recently by no longer providing stalls. But Spalding traders through Coun Angela Newton asked the council to consider lowering ...

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High price of coronavirus

The cost of the coronavirus pandemic to South Holland District Council is likely to be ‘considerable’. Members of the council’s cabinet were told that the financial implications were being closely monitored. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the council, our businesses and our residents. It is difficult to quantify the financial effects of the pandemic with any ...

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Business hub set to be created at ‘UK food valley’ FEZ

Councillors gave the thumbs up to branding Holbeach’s Food Enterprise Zone ‘in the UK’s food valley’ as it was revealed the development will include a hub for start up businesses. After securing £8.5m of the government’s Getting Building Fund, work on phase two of the project is soon to begin Lincolnshire County Council’s principal officer for regeneration Simon Wright told ...

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South Holland to get own lottery to help good causes

Good causes in South Holland are set to receive a financial boost as the district council prepares to launch a new Lottery game. The local Lottery could see 60p in every pound spent going to charities within the district. Managed by an independent company, the new scheme may also offer residents the chance to win a £25,000 jackpot. The South ...

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Consultation on changes to Spalding car parks extended after email address didn’t exist

A consultation on car parking charges in Spalding has been extended after it was revealed an email given for people to send their views to didn’t exist. South Holland District Council first advertised the changes, which include rises for parking at The Sheep Market and Westlode Street, on Thursday, August 13. People were asked to send representation to an email ...

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Affordable homes on the agenda

The issue of affordable homes was again a hot topic for South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last week after a development of them in Spalding was deferred while the lowering of the number at a Holbeach site was passed. Councillors discussed new government planning policy as concerns were raised over the proposed development of 42 affordable homes on Loxmill ...

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Annexe plan hits planning buffers

The company running a home that looks after people with learning difficulties, including autism, in Holbeach has been criticised by councillors as they refused planning permission for an extension. Achieve Together Supporting Limited had hoped to build add a one-bed annexe to the property on Spalding Road where it can currently look after up to five people deemed to have ...

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Man banned from Spalding town centre

A man has been banned from Spalding town centre and contacting council staff after a spate of anti-social behaviour including drinking in the street. Matthew Bellerson received the interim injunction from the County Court at Lincoln last week after a judge ruled that his ongoing anti-social behaviour and threats of violence posed a significant risk of harm to staff of ...

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‘UK Food Valley’ branding for Holbeach Food development?

South Holland could be branded among the ‘UK Food Valley’ as part of marketing proposals for Holbeach’s Food Enterprise Zone. Work is already underway on phase one of the multi-million business park being created for food technology companies and City of Lincoln University. Partner Lincolnshire County Council commissioned ‘visioning work’ from consultancy firm Collison and Associates earlier this year who ...

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District council chief executive to stand down

The chief executive of South Holland District Council is to step down. Anna Graves has held the role at the authority and at Breckland Borough Council for the last six years. Anna said: “I’ve been working for local government for over 30 years, served many councils and been involved in a huge range of initiatives and great projects working alongside ...

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Market fees relief continued as council says new stalls are being attracted

The fee to have a market stall in Spalding is to be waived for three more months, it’s been announced, amid claims new stallholders are being attracted to stand. South Holland District Council has announced the move which extends the policy since the markets return in June. And the authority has claimed its seen a number of new stalls at ...

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Landlord fined over safety breaches

A Spalding landlord has been hit with a £1,500 fine after a court found he had failed to address hazards posing a potential danger to life identified by South Holland District Council’s housing team. Mervyn Henry Bull was handed the fine last week after an inspection of his property on Gore Lane in Spalding by the council found he had ...

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Rising costs of new road

The cost of one stretch of a controversial Spalding relief road has increased by more than £8m, a county council report has revealed. Three road projects in Lincolnshire could come in at a total of £28m above the initial estimated figures and coronavirus has been blamed for some of the additional expenditure. But the county council is looking to save ...

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Plans for development of 40 affordable homes recommended for approval

Plans for a development of more than 40 affordable rental homes is set for approval despite a raft of objections. Minster Property Group has submitted the proposals for a site at Locksmill Farm, Cowbit Road, Spalding which is due to be discussed next week. Members of the planning committee at South Holland District Council are recommended to approve the plans. ...

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Council looking for your views on county

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for residents to join a new ‘County Views’ residents’ panel to help shape services and develop ideas. The residents’ panel is a joint venture between the councils in Greater Lincolnshire, to help understand issues which matter, develop local priorities, evaluate their services and identify ways to improve in the future. Residents involved in the panel ...

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