Council

Upto 20 new jobs with 24-hour opening permission for Spalding McDonald’s

Up to 20 new jobs will be created under a 24-hour opening plan at McDonald’s, Spalding. The firm has asked South Holland District Council for confirmation its plan to open round-the-clock is lawful under its current planning permission, as previously reported in The Voice. A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have applied for a premises licence to ...

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Change to distribution of green recycling sacks in South Holland

South Holland District Council is changing the way it distributes green recycling sacks. From January 16, 2017, no additional sacks will be available to pick up across the district – all available stock will be delivered, equating to homes receiving 50 per cent more. The move follows a public survey in which 73 per cent of respondents said they would like ...

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Loss of licence to act as deterrent to others

Police are hoping the revocation of a premises licence at a Spalding business will act as a deterrent to others. A panel of South Holland District Council’s committee of the licensing authority made the decision about Super Sam, of Commercial Road, last Thursday. A five-hour long hearing saw CCTV footage of staff at the off licence make numerous sales of ...

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Diane’s delight at success in smokefree play areas competition

The winner of a competition which involved suggesting play areas to be signed up to South Holland District Council’s smokefree code has been presented with her prize. Diane Voss, of Holbeach St Marks, won the Medion tablet, supplied by the Spalding branch of Hughes. The competition, run in The Voice, invited readers to spot the council’s Big Cig mascot in ...

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Thousands of South Holland council tax payers face cut to support scheme

Thousands of people could see a reduction in the amount of support they get to pay their council tax. Proposals put before South Holland District Council’s cabinet on Tuesday would generate a total of £203,777. A report said of 3,511 people currently eligible for reductions in their bill, the vast majority are likely to see a reduction in support of ...

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Campaigners remain unhappy about anaerobic digester plant proposal

A group campaigning against a farm’s wish to build an anaerobic digester plant remains unhappy despite amended plans designed to reduce its visual impact. Keep Tongue End Clean is opposed to Deeping St Nicholas firm WD Branton’s planning application for the land south of Counter Drain Drove in Tongue End. The plant uses feedstock – in this case 43,250 tonnes ...

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Spitting in the street in Spalding could lead to a fine

More powers to fine people for spitting, dropping litter or cycling on the pavement in Spalding town centre could soon be in place. The move was discussed as part of a proposal to replace and extend existing powers to deal with anti-social street drinking. South Holland’s cabinet agreed on Tuesday to replace the current Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) with ...

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Castle swimming pool: Hygiene improvements ‘already evident’

Improvements to the running of Spalding swimming pool are already evident, South Holland District Council’s cabinet was told on Tuesday.(Nov 8) A task group of councillors which looked into complaints from the public on hygiene and the pools’ water temperature being too cold was reporting its findings and recommendations. The council contracts 1Life to run the Castle Sports Complex. Task group ...

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48 homes planned on Spalding town centre site

A car dealership site could have 48 homes built on it. Kaplan Property Group has submitted the plans for the EMG Motors site in St John’s Road, Spalding. EMG has already got approval from South Holland District Council to move its service centre to Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck and has applied for permission for a new showroom in Elsoms Way. The ...

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More money available from Greater Lincolnshire LEP fund which supported Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone

A new pot of money has been made available to accelerate new investment opportunities and increase economic activity across Greater Lincolnshire. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the launch of a new Feasibility Fund worth £160,000. Businesses and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 towards detailed feasibility ...

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DCLG urges backing of Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal

South Holland councillors have voted in favour of a devolution of powers deal for Lincolnshire, but final decisions from other parts of the county are now key. The government’s Department for Communities and Local Government has issued a statement calling on Lincolnshire leaders to back the deal. It said: “This historic devolution deal offers local authorities in Greater Lincolnshire new ...

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Taz teams up with county council to fund support for domestic abuse victims

A motivational speaker who has lived through domestic abuse has launched a £3,500 crowdfunding campaign in a bid to host events to help others. Taz Thornton ran a pilot workshop in Spalding in September in association with Lincolnshire County Council for people who had escaped abusive relationships and is now keen to do more. The 42-year-old, of Cowbit, said it ...

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Council report: Castle pool must be kept cleaner but water is not too cold

Councillors investigating public complaints about Spalding swimming pool have concluded that the water temperature is fine but the facilities are not kept clean enough. The task group, which was formed following a sustained wave of criticism in 2015, disagreed with users who claim the water, particularly in the main pool, is too cool. A report to South Holland District Council’s ...

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£180,000 bonus for South Holland District Council after fall in empty homes

South Holland District Council will receive a £180,475 bonus from the government after contributing to a fall in the number of empty homes. Between October 2015 and October 2016, the number of vacant properties in the district fell from 258 to 232 and, as a result, the council will receive the New Homes Bonus Payment. The council’s private sector housing ...

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Spin-off benefits as 1,550 new Holbeach homes poised for approval

A wide-ranging raft of benefits has been agreed by a developer looking for permission to build 900 homes in Fen Road, Holbeach. And it’s crunch time for a separate application for another 650 homes just a mile away in a development known as Holbeach West. Next to the homes site is the location for University of Lincoln’s proposed centre of ...

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£1,083 court bill for ‘foolhardy’ fly-tipper in Spalding spotted by nearby residents

A fly-tipper spotted by members of the public dumping a sofa and an armchair has been handed a court bill of £1.063. Nedelcho Nedelchev got rid of the items on land off South Drove in Spalding on May 24 this year. However, two nearby residents noted his van’s registration number and reported the incident to South Holland District Council, which brought a ...

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Villagers set to secure community asset status for ‘not financially viable’ pub

A group of villagers look set to secure special status for their local pub in a bid to get it reopen and protect it from a change of use. South Holland District Council portfolio holder for community Gary Taylor has given his approval to the application for The Jolly Crispin in Lutton (pictured) to be named an “asset of community ...

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Neighbours thankful as council uses High Court order to evict problem tenants

A family who made many neighbours’ lives a misery and left some living in fear have been evicted. For the first time ever, South Holland District Council used a High Court enforcement order to kick out tenants. It enabled a quick eviction by bailiffs and without prior warning to the tenants. The council has been thanked by neighbours of the ...

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‘Part-night’ street lighting to start in South Holland

Residents in South Holland will notice further differences to street lighting as a project to save cash is rolled out. Spalding, Holbeach, Gosberton and Sutton St James are next in line for the phased changes as Lincolnshire County Council looks to cut its annual £5m streetlighting budget by about a third. The measures include: switching off 38,000 street lights in ...

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98% of South Holland food businesses have hygiene ratings of satisfactory or above

The number of businesses in South Holland with at least acceptable food hygiene ratings remains at an all-time high. Latest figures show that firms with either satisfactory, good or very good ratings is now 98.2 per cent. The breakdown is 375 with the top rating of 5 (very good), 146 are good and 76 are satisfactory. However, 11 premises are not an ...

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