Council

Bollards to town centre drivers?

Local police officers have asked councils to look at installing hydraulic bollards to stop people driving in Spalding’s market place when they’re not meant to, saying their attempts to enforce it are met with abuse. PC Craig Lockton asked members of Spalding Town Forum last week whether policing the traffic restriction order (TRO), which restricts most vehicles from driving through ...

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Council says it’s working with M&Co on finding new premises

There’s hopes M&Co will stay in Spalding as South Holland District Council says it’s working with the shopping chain to find new premises. A closing down sale began at the Bridge Street store last month which is due to shut its doors for the final time in mid-February. Coun Christine Lawton asked council officers what they were doing for the ...

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Petition over plan for water fountain

Spalding’s Civic Society has launched a petition urging a historic drinking fountain be brought back to the town centre rather than put back in Ayscoughfee Gardens. As The Voice reported last week, South Holland District Council is working on planning permission to site The Johnson Memorial Fountain there. It was previously removed from Ayscoughfee to make way for the war ...

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Resident’s anger over tips under warning sign

A Spalding cul-de-sac resident says she and her neighbours are fed up after four-years of fly-tipping underneath a ‘fly-tippers will be prosecuted’ sign. Amanda Goddard says she and fellow Pullmans Court residents are fed up of it being used as a fly-tip site, particularly as the dumped rubbish ends up blowing into their own front gardens. She says she’s been ...

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Sheep Market toilets closed due to asbestos as council announces spruce up of other facilities

Spalding’s Sheep Market toilets are set to be closed for the foreseeable future due to asbestos as a district-wide clean of the district’s other facilities was announced. Councillors are looking into a “new situation” for the facilities while also looking at options for the toilets in Holbeach and Ayscoughfee Gardens. Councillor Rodney Grocock, portfolio holder for planning and assets, said: ...

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More issues over shop’s licence

A man’s bid to take on the premises licence of a Sutton Bridge shop where an illegal worker sold 15-year-olds alcohol has failed due to claimed connections with the previous owners. Ramesh Babu Mohan had applied to South Holland District Council’s Licensing Panel to take over the responsibility for City Stores in Bridge Road. In October the committee revoked the ...

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Moulton residents asked for views on latest park plan

Moulton residents are being asked for their views on the latest plans for a long-awaited play and picnic area for the village. South Holland District Council has ear-marked £88,000 towards the development in its budget for the 2022/23 financial year. The current plan is for Moulton Parish Council to lease an acre of Moulton Park, off Bell Lane. A parish ...

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Traveller site in Gedney refused permission

A part-retrospective application to create a site for traveller families in Gedney has been refused. Some work on a driveway for the site for five families and associated buildings off Blazegate has already been carried out, planning officers said, but they recommended the application be refused on grounds including that there’s already enough allocated places for traveller sites in the ...

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‘World first’ factory gets the go-ahead

What’s it’s claimed will be a ‘world first’ factory of its kind just off the A16 in Low Fulney has been given the thumbs up by planners. Naylor Farms is set to build World First Protein, a plant based protein extraction facility on agricultural land south of Low Road that’s outside the usual areas for permitted development. It aims to ...

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Plans for 81 homes in Holbeach passed after discussions over ‘poppycock of nonsense’ studies

Controversial plans for 81 new homes in Holbeach have been given the go-ahead after a debate over what developer contributions needed to be made. The application for the site east of Chaffinch Way by Ashwood Homes has received numerous objections with concerns raised including over the access to the homes and lack of facilities in the town amid increasing housing ...

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No prosecutions for fly-tippers here

More than a year after the Spalding Wombles starting clearing rubbish around the town and several thousand black bags later, there have been no prosecutions for fly tipping by the district council. While neighbouring Boston Borough Council has secured 25 prosecutions in six months, South Holland has zero in the last year. Despite ‘hundreds’ of reports of fly tipping around ...

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Consultant’s third role with council

A little over two years from leaving a council with a “significant bullying problem” a former boss is in his third role working with South Holland District Council. It first appointed Nathan Elvery as Head of Interim Paid Services in October 2020 officially to oversee its break up with Breckland Council. It followed him leaving as chief executive of West ...

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Climate change strategy plans

Public consultation on climate change strategy for South Holland has been launched by the district council. Residents are invited to share views on plans to work towards the country’s net zero by 2050 target set by national government. Emissions in South Holland have dropped 25.8 per cent between 2005 and 2019, though that’s less than Boston (35.3 per cent) and ...

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Tax increase will go towards drainage boards, district council says

South Holland District Council is putting its share of the council tax up by 2.83 per cent – but says that will all go to the area’s drainage boards while it is still looking to save half a million pounds. The increase will amount to £4.95 a year for a Band D property but the authority’s portfolio holder for finance, ...

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Work set to last nearly two years begins on first section of Spalding Western Relief Road

Work has officially begun on the first section of the Spalding Western Relief Road with an aimed completion date of Autumn 2023 having been revealed. What is intended to be the first of five sections to be accessed from a new five-way roundabout off Pinchbeck Road is being created in the north of the town. Lincolnshire County Council, which is ...

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New BID to help our town centres?

Creating a Business or new Community Improvement District is the latest idea being looked into to help town centres such as Spalding. As the ‘closing down sale’ signs went up on another shop in the town, M&Co in Bridge Street, South Holland District Council officers are looking into whether to create a new group town centre businesses can get involved ...

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Plans for 81 homes in Holbeach recommended for approval

Plans for 81 new homes in Holbeach have been recommended for approval, providing around £450,000 is provided for infrastructure. The application for the site east of Chaffinch Way by Ashwood Homes has received numerous objections including from MP Sir John Hayes and Holbeach Parish Council Concerns included the access to the homes and lack of facilities in the town, but ...

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Plans put in for new eco-house

Plans have been submitted for a zero-carbon home complete with insect hotel and bat boxes to be built on land in West Pinchbeck. The new property, on Glenside North, is a self-build and the design stems from the desire to have minimal impact and for the owners to become ‘more self-sufficient’ and grow food and flowers while generating their own ...

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Driver rescued from water after incident at accident blackspot

A man had to be rescued from the water by firefighters at an accident blackspot yesterday (Wednesday, December 29). Long Sutton fire crew attended the incident at around 8.15am after a car entered the river at Saturday Bridge off Ravens Bank in Holbeach St John. The driver of the car managed to get out of the vehicle before fire fighters ...

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Town’s street art wall is step closer

A legal street art wall for Spalding has taken a step closer after a committee to look into the idea was formed. Artists Karl Barfoot and Adam Sadd set up a petition asking for a legal place for their art in the town after being amazed at the reaction to displays they’d created around Spalding. Now South Holland District Council’s ...

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