Council

Burning issues at parish council

Looking to stop unleashed dogs attacking others in Holbeach Bank and evicting allotment holders whose bonfire smoke effects visibility on the A17 are measures Holbeach Parish Council are considering. The authority heard both were issues that needed addressing at its most recent meeting last week. The council is looking to put up a sign at Holbeach Bank Playing Fields after ...

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Orchards to be planted in Spalding and Quadring open spaces

Orchards are to be planted in open spaces in Spalding and Quadring. It’s part of 140 fruit trees being planted in 13 locations by the authorities that make up the South and East Lincolnshire Local Partnership, including South Holland. The trees in the area will be planted in Vernatts Green in Spalding and Casswell Drive in Quadring. The funding of ...

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Traffic light work that will close Spalding town centre road to start February 28

Works to traffic lights that will include the closure of Swan Street is now due to start on Monday, February 28, Lincolnshire County Council has said. As reported this week, the county council say the work could take up to 10 weeks while calls had been made not to start it until the currently closed Park Road is open again. ...

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Work begins on 96-home development in Pinchbeck

Work has begun on building 96 homes on the site of the former Redmile Nursery in Pinchbeck. Developer Bellway was granted outline planning permission for the site off Wardentree Lane in March 2019 with full permission having been granted by planning officers last month. The site will be known as Pinchbeck Fields and have three and four-bedroom houses as well ...

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Anger over likely move of memorial installed less than six months ago after 68-years

The likely moving of a memorial to a pilot erected less than six months ago, 68 years to the day after he sacrificed his life to save Spalding residents, has been described as ‘like a slap in the face’ by his family. The tribute to pilot officer George Furniss near Two Plank Bridge was consecrated just last September 27 by ...

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Law change call amid new bid to save the old hospital

A South Holland man has launched a campaign to change laws as part of a bid to save the former Johnson Hospital building in Spalding. Over 350 people have signed Steve Timewell’s petition ‘Force Compulsory Purchase of the Johnson Hospital’ set up last Friday. The Priory Road building has been derelict for around 13 years. The petition reads: “This hospital ...

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Council tax rise for road repairs

Council tax payers in Lincolnshire will be hit by another rise this year in a bid to make up a £12m road repair shortfall. Lincolnshire County Council is raising its share of the tax – by far the largest part – by 4.99 per cent as it tries to claw back money to fix the crumbling roads. It had hoped ...

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Pond improvement works start

Work to renovate the pond in Ayscoughfee Gardens has begun funded by Section 106 money. £8,000 is to be spent on the improvements which include deep-cleaning of the pond, repairing the main structure and filtration system, re-waterproofing, fixing of the fountains and the planting of new reed beds. The first major improvements since the 1980s, carried out by local contractor ...

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Daffodil Route work begins on Monday

Work totalling around £85,000 to improve a popular Spalding walking and cycling route is due to start on Monday (February 21). The Daffodil Route, which extends from Pinchbeck Road to Wardentree Lane on the former Spalding to Boston railway line, is to be subject to improvements including resurfacing and drainage measures. It’s estimated to take between six and eight weeks, ...

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Green light for homes plan in Sutton St James despite lack of affordable homes

A development of 30 homes to be built in Sutton St James has been given the green light despite there being no affordable homes. Citing viability studies, Scenic Homes says it will only make £1.45m profit from the build on brownfield land off Chapelgate, low enough a percentage under national planning laws for the application to not have to deliver ...

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Weston homes plan passed despite concerns over sewerage

Plans to build 68 new homes in Weston have been passed despite concerns over potential effects on what councillors said was an existing sewerage problem. Ashwood Homes has been given permission for the development off High Road on the proviso it provides Section 106 contributions of £206,768 towards education, £44,880 to the NHS and £40,000 to Weston Parish Council for ...

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Warm homes grant award

More than £7m is heading to South Holland, Boston and East Lindsey to help residents with energy efficiency in their homes The money will be used to deliver the next phase of Green Homes Grants to private homeowners and landlords. South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership is taking part in the Sustainable Warmth Programme to help low-income households. The Home ...

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Levelling-up disappointment

Council leaders across the county are inviting government minister Michael Gove for talks after missing out on a devolution deal. The Government published its levelling-up White Paper last week and Lincolnshire was not among the initial group chosen. The white paper proposes devolution deals designed to create new high-wage, high-skill jobs.Part of the deal will also look to transform towns ...

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Daffodil Route to be spruced up

Long-standing plans to improve the Daffodil Route path in Spalding are to due to start this month. Partly built on the former Spalding to Boston railway line, it runs from Pinchbeck Road opposite the junction with Park Road to Enterprise Way in Pinchbeck, and was created just over ten years ago as a route for cyclists and pedestrians to get ...

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Bid to bring back parade

An Army veteran has taken on the running of Holbeach Parish Council’s Remembrance Sunday parade for 2022 The authority cancelled the usual 2021 parade, citing a lack of volunteers coming forward by a set deadline as a reason. That caused outrage around the town and led to veterans’ fundraiser Harold Payne, of the Anglia Motel, Fleet Hargate, organising a parade ...

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Garden project amid precept rise

Holbeach Parish Council is to put up its share of the council tax by 9.4 per cent while announcing future projects. The change amounts to an increase of £6.03 for a band D property over the year or 50p a month. The authority says it hopes to use the £244,340 it will collect from the precept – the share of ...

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More work planned on Holbeach road

Holbeach’s Boston Road South is set for yet-more roadworks. Lincolnshire County Council says a survey has identified ‘an anomaly’ caused by traffic as the reason for the work required. The council also states that the cause of numerous subsidences in recent years is not due to Anglian Water work. The roadworks are due to start on February 10 and 11 ...

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Garden waste scheme to be extended

South Holland District Council is to purchase more than 5,000 bins to extend its Garden Waste Collection Scheme. Three full times jobs for a supervisor, HGV driver and loader are also to be created as part of the £29,000 spend. Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, the council’s portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “The scheme is rapidly approaching maximum capacity of 10,000 ...

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Criticism over leisure contract

Amid criticism of the operator of South Holland’s leisure facilities new options for them are being pursued, it’s been claimed. Coun Angela Newton has been among those leading the calls for replacements for the likes of the Castle Sports Complex. And at a budget scrutiny meeting last week she criticised operator Parkwood’s closure of facilities, particularly the cafe, while the ...

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New homes set to be approved

Plans for 68 new homes in Weston look likely to be approved by planners. The application by Ashwood Homes is due to go before the members of South Holland District Council’s planning committee for discussion on Wednesday. Officers have recommended approval for developing the site north of High Road in the village. The parish council objected to the application on ...

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