Council

Plea to reduce rate of spoilt recycling bags in South Holland

Residents are being urged to segregate and separate the items they put out for recycling to help cut down on contamination. South Holland District Council says the contamination rate currently stands at 13 per cent, but this figure can be improved if items are put into green bags correctly. Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “Problems happen ...

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District council cabinet member: ‘Ban drivers who litter with cigarette butts’

A top councillor says motorists who throw cigarette ends out of their vehicle should be banned from driving. South Holland District Council cabinet member Gary Taylor believes some people do not actually know it’s an offence to litter from a vehicle window, including discarding cigarette ends. He said: “They see it as a natural act to dispose of it, after ...

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Spalding skate park users challenged to keep it tidy after litter pick

Spalding Skate Park has been has been cleared of rubbish again- and a leading South Holland district councillor has now challenged park users to keep it that way. Cabinet member Coun Gary Taylor is telling them: “It’s actually very simple. Keep it clean, tidy and litter free and you can all enjoy the facility, or continue as you are and ...

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Developer wins appeal to build homes on empty Dun Cow site

Homes will be built on the Ye Olde Dun Cow site at Cowbit after all. Developer Market Homes has won its appeal against South Holland District Council refusing planning permission. However, an application for costs to be met by the council was turned down. Cowbit villagers who formed The Campaign to Save Ye Olde Dun Cow ran a strong and ...

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Spalding businesses feeling benefit of applying for Grants4Growth support

Two Spalding businesses are feeling the benefit of applying to a capital grants project delivered by South Holland District Council. Welland Engineering received £25,000 towards the cost of roof insulation, and Simon Barker Plumbing and Heating got £6,000 help to buy two new vans. Both firms said how simple the Grants4Growth application process was and recommended others to look into ...

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Dun Cow campaigners: ‘Appeal decision is dreadful outcome for Cowbit’

The Campaign to Save the Dun Cow says the appeal decision which enable Market Homes to build on the site is “a dreadful outcome for Cowbit”. A statement read: “The Campaign and Cowbit residents have worked tirelessly to have a community pub/hub re-instated on the site. “The Campaign believe that both SHDC and the Planning Inspector have failed to appreciate ...

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Filming begins soon for TV commercial to promote Spalding

Final touches are being put to plans for filming of a television commercial to promote what Spalding has to offer. The town centre, market, Ayscoughfee, water taxis and The Crescent are likely to feature, as is Springfields Outlet Shopping Complex. The television advert, which is likely to air next Easter or summer, is a joint enterprise between South Holland District ...

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New Moulton Seas End play area proving popular

Youngsters are enjoying a revamped play area in Moulton Seas End. The £50,000 project came to fruition after villager Tracy Andrew wrote to Moulton Parish Council asking for the equipment to be improved. The council worked with Tracy, who made a grant application to WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd), and a host of companies to modernise the play area. Ward ...

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Donington firm wants to heat its premises with timber wastage

A firm which has been manufacturing timber windows and doors in Donington since 1884 is planning to dramatically reduce its heating bills by utilising factory by-products. And George Barnsdale is also looking to grow this year by recruiting engineer graduates, and is hoping to find some local talent. The High Street firm says it is dedicated to the environment and ...

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Europe’s largest producer of pumpkins ‘relaxed’ over Spalding harvest

Europe’s largest producer of pumpkins is confident that he won’t be left sweating over the readiness of this year’s Spalding crop. David Bowman says a combination of the 2014 weather and years of experience tells him not to lose any sleep over the imminent harvest. In some wet years recently his firm has been a little concerned that its crop ...

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Which crime and anti-social behaviour issues in South Holland would you like to see tackled?

South Holland residents’ views on crime and anti-social behaviour are wanted and contributors will be in with a chance of winning £30 in high street vouchers. Anyone living in South Holland, Boston Borough, or East Lindsey is being invited by East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership to complete its annual community safety survey to help identify the priorities residents want it ...

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Service bus operator criticised as Johnson Community Hospital stop and Pinchbeck loop pulled

Buses have stopped calling at The Johnson Community Hospital – partly because turning into and out of the site has been deemed dangerous. Brylaine Travel, which runs the K59 service between Spalding and Boston, has also removed a loop around nearby Enterprise Way and Wardentree Lane in Pinchbeck, prompting disappointment from workers who relied upon it. Brylaine says there is ...

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South Holland district councillors club together for Spalding special school play equipment

Kind-hearted councillors have clubbed together to provide new play equipment for a Spalding school. The Garth School, a special school with 45 pupils aged between two and 19 from across South Holland, will benefit from the generous donation which includes scooters, tricycles, wheelbarrows and buggies. Twenty councillors contributed a total of £2,370 from their own budgets and the equipment will ...

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Controversial Spar shop will be built in Spalding next year

A proposed new Spar shop in Spalding, which caused a storm of protest when planning permission was sought five years ago, is finally to be built. The developer has confirmed to The Voice that work on the store in Winsover Road will get under way in 2015. A spokesman said: “I can confirm it’s a store we hope to build ...

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Young Conservatives’ litter pick at Spalding skate park

Spalding Skate Park looked tidier after a litter pick by local members of the Young Conservatives. It was followed by a fact-finding visit to Agapecare Foodbank. Young Tory Jack McLean said: “The litter pick was a huge success after collecting eight bags. “It was originally a youth driven project, aimed at tackling the one of the most youth friendly areas, ...

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Could you help with council litter pick in Spalding?

Volunteers are being urged to help with a litter pick next week. South Holland District Council’s Litter Blitz event returns this summer with the Spalding Summer Spruce Up taking place on Thursday, August 21 at Spalding Skate Park in Fulney Avenue from 10am until 2pm. Representatives from local organisations will be joining in with this community effort to tidy up ...

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Ayscoughfee Gardens park attendant retires early after 25 years due to anti-social behaviour louts

A park attendant who served Ayscoughfee Gardens for 25 years has retired with more than a tinge of sadness. Roger Nix (65) enjoyed his time at the Spalding park, but felt forced to take retirement earlier than he had hoped because of the stress brought on by anti-social behaviour which has blighted the place. He said: “There are five acres ...

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Two new homes ready for tenants in Cowbit

Tenants will soon be able to enjoy two brand new homes in Cowbit. The properties have recently been completed and will be rented to tenants of South Holland District Council. The two bedroom homes have been built in Stonegate by D Brown Builders Ltd and were handed over to councillors at the site last week. The buildings have energy efficient ...

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£250,000 vintage tractors and farm equipment museum planned at Fleet

  A major new visitor attraction for South Holland is being planned at Fleet. Hundreds of thousands of people have glimpsed Bill Payne’s ever-increasing large collection of vintage tractors as they pass his home on the A17 Washway Road. Now the Farm Café owner is hoping to capitalise on the growing interest. He’s ready to spend £250,000 creating a vintage ...

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Lincolnshire Police refuse to tell public the county’s busiest speed cameras

Lincolnshire Police are refusing to tell the public which are the county’s busiest and most lucrative road safety cameras – for fear the machines will be attacked. Despite admitting that it would create greater awareness of speeding hotspots, they have declined to give details about the number of offences and the revenue of the highest earners among the 52 fixed ...

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