Council

No charges for Gore Lane site

Charges to park at Gore Lane in Spalding will not be introduced as yet after councillors were led to believe they would. A notice in last week’s edition of The Voice advertised charges proposed to be introduced at the site off Sheep Market though South Holland District Council commented there were “no plans” for this to be introduced yet. That ...

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‘No action’ over data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office has decided to take ‘no further action’ against Holbeach Parish Council over data protection breaches, but has recommended the authority takes up set recommendations. It follows the theft of a CCTV camera and associated memory card from Carter’s Park in June. All Holbeach’s CCTV is to be taken down to be checked by independent professionals as ...

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One Stop shop given licence to open in Sutton Bridge

A new shop for Sutton Bridge has been granted a licence despite complaints from members of the public. After speaking to applicant Raju Goraniya about conditions of the premises licence, Lincolnshire Police told South Holland District Council’s Licencing Panal it had no concerns over the opening of a One Stop shop on Bridge Road. The hearing heard that One Stop ...

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Bid by developer to remove all affordable housing from site refused

A housing developer has been told it can’t get away with building no affordable homes whatsoever on a development of 60 homes in Weston. Seagate Homes was granted planning permission in 2016 to build the homes of which 20 was due to be affordable off Dean Close and Small Drove. The developer successfully lobbied South Holland District Council in March ...

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Changes to some car parking fees

The cost of parking in the Sheep Market and Westlode Street district council car parks is set to go up. South Holland District Council has advertised the measures are coming into place and charges are being introduced on the gym side of the Castle Sports Complex. The authority says it won’t be introducing charges to park at the Gore Lane ...

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Drunk man suffocated trying to stop nosebleed

A 32-year-old father of two suffocated after blocking his nostrils trying to stem a nosebleed while impaired by alcohol, an inquest has heard. Antanas Kukuris, of Sutton Bridge, was found dead by wife Inga Kukuriene on November 18, 2019 having put gauzes into his nose to stem the blood flow. The inquest into his death at Lincoln Coroner’s Court heard ...

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15-year-old plan allowed to stand

A 15-year-old planning application for a pub, restaurant and a new hotel on the A16 McDonald’s roundabout in Spalding has been allowed to stand. A condition of planning permission being granted was that work be carried out on the site within five years, and the current owner of the land has successfully argued that they worked on it the day ...

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Licensee loses alcohol licence after claiming lockdown drinking session was child’s party reported following arranged marriage row

A bar owner has lost his license for serving customers in lockdown – despite claiming it was a children’s party and saying he was reported by a man in revenge for refusing an arranged marriage. Police visited Rafael’s in Spalding on June 24 after being told customers were being served despite the Coronavirus restrictions closing all pubs, bars and restaurants. ...

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District’s leisure centres re-open

Both of South Holland’s Leisure Centres are back open for users with the swimming pool in Spalding set to re-open next month. Operator Parkwood has put in place a host of measures to encourage social distancing and users of the gym and classes have to book in advance. Owner South Holland District Council has backed the operator providing financial backing ...

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Council apologises over CCTV data protection breach

Holbeach Parish Council has apologised over a potential data protection breach with regards its CCTV system. In an open letter to the people of the parish published today (Thursday August 6), chairman Graham Rudkin said the authority is “working hard to put it right”. As previously reported, the parish council has been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over ...

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Police called to bar breaking COVID rules

Police were called to a Spalding bar and restaurant which was serving food and drinks at the height of the coronavirus lockdown when a group of 20 people were partying at the back of the building. The lights were off at the front of Rafael’s in Westlode Street on June 20, but footage from a police body camera shows ‘numerous ...

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Cameras removed amid CCTV row

All CCTV cameras in Holbeach are to be taken down and checked they can’t be hacked while a parish councillor has said she was verbally abused amid the controversy surrounding them. As previously reported, Holbeach Parish Council is being investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Officer over data protection breaches following an internal investigation into the theft of one of its ...

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Petition for market stalls to be set up is launched

A petition calling for market stalls to be set-up ready for traders has been launched after South Holland District Council ratified a decision to scrap the service when it resumed after lockdown. Stephanie Taylor is asking for support for the campaign which comes amid fears that market traders are turning their backs on Spalding Market because of the move by ...

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Council responds to markets criticism by announcing grants for traders

South Holland District Council is to offer grants of up to £5,000 to local market traders amid criticism over recent changes to the way it runs markets in the district. The authority last week ratified its decision to stop putting up stalls for traders at markets. It’s a move that has been stated for the reasoning why a number of ...

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Investigation over ‘not secure’ park cameras

Holbeach Parish Council is being investigated after claims its CCTV cameras in parks and cemeteries, including one that was stolen, weren’t “safe or secure”. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking into breaches of the Data Protection Act after a complaint by a member of the public about a camera overseeing a children’s play area. A resulting Holbeach Parish Council ...

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Town parks are hit by vandals

Families are being intimidated by a gang of youths causing problems in Long Sutton. The parish council has received several letters of complaint about a group of young people causing issues. The letters were regarding “vandalism and intimidation caused by the group and of young families unable to enjoy the park and facilities due to their behaviour and damage to ...

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New bike parking facilities set for Spalding and Holbeach

New bike parking facilities are to be created in Spalding and Holbeach and pedestrian barriers removed at the Winsover Road/Station Approach junction as part of government funding to improve cycling and pavements. The Department for Transport has granted Lincolnshire County Council £105,500 from the first round of the emergency active travel fund to support the installation of temporary projects during ...

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Kennels approved amid ‘complaints’

A dog kennel has been allowed to increase the number of dogs after it was claimed those who complained refused to have noise monitoring equipment. Sutton St James Parish Council said it had received a number of complaints after applicant Mrs B Street was allowed 18 dogs at Broadgate in the village for non-commercial use for 12 months The parish ...

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Decision on annexe deferred

An application to build a one bedroom annexe at a Holbeach house where people with mental health issues or learning difficulties live has been deferred to ask police about reports of call outs to it. The Care Management Group’s (CMG) application for White Lodge on Spalding Road came before South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last week. Speaking in support ...

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Contributions slashed on plans

Developers are playing a ‘viability card’ it’s been claimed as a 136-home development was voted to have just one affordable home on it and reduced payments towards education and healthcare. South Holland District Council planners have received a number of applications to change already passed developments so the developers can alter Section 106 agreements. These are legal documents signed as ...

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