Business

‘Family’ at heart of furniture business

Selling good value, high quality furniture since 1919, Cammacks has become a familiar and respected presence in Boston. This year it celebrates its 95th year, during which much has changed but much has also stayed the same. From its humble beginnings as an outlet for cabinet maker Francis Cammack’s own furniture, the marble-fronted store in Wide Bargate now offers a ...

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Fewer flats proposed in change of use application for Spalding pub

The proposed number of flats which a Spalding pub could be converted into has been reduced. A resubmitted planning application for The Vine in Commercial Road requests permission for a change of use to four flats, not five. Spalding and District Civic Society, which commented on the original application that five was too many for the size of building, has ...

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Road tax discs no longer required – what it means for you

The requirement to display a road tax disc in vehicles ends on Tuesday. From October 1, roadside cameras will “capture” the details of untaxed vehicles. And a buyer of a used car will have to tax it straight away as the seller must reclaim any unused portion as well as immediately notify DVLA of a change of ownership. The move, ...

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Site managers earn seal of excellence

Two site managers at a Spalding housing development have been recognised as the best in their field after winning a top industry award. Andrew Smith and Greg Wimsey, site managers at Kier Living Eastern’s Kingfisher Court, won a National House Building Council’s Seal of Excellence for the Eastern region. The Seal of Excellence recognises and rewards the UK’s best site ...

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Showroom refurbishment puts Taylors firmly in 21st century

The company, which has been trading in Spalding for 34 years, has endured massive upheaval for the past four months while work has been done to bring its showroom bang up to date. Company owner and managing director Tim Taylor said: “It’s been ten years since we had our last refurbishment and it was definitely time for another. “Work started ...

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Training firm celebrates 500th young apprentice

Steadfast Training Ltd are celebrating their “500th Young Apprentice”. Matthew Tyrell, a previous Spalding Grammar School pupil, joined Roythornes Solicitors to undertake a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship. He said: “I am pleased to be undertaking an apprenticeship at a solicitors with a good reputation, to help my employment opportunities in the future, whilst getting paid to learn. “The support ...

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Christmas cheer aplenty at Pied Calf pub

Christmas – a time to share with friends and family, eat, drink and be merry. And that is just what is on offer at Spalding’s Pied Calf this festive season. Throughout November, the cosy town centre venue has a host of offers to make those special moments even more memorable – and not because they cost so much! If you ...

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MP ‘charmed’ to open new Spalding shop

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes was among the first to browse the range of home furnishings and gifts when he officially opened Spalding’s newest shop. Mr Hayes cut the ribbon to officially open Charmed Interiors in the town’s Sheepmarket, where he also met staff, including owner Jason Sutton and his brother Darren, who is manager of the ...

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Four generations turn St Nicholas House into a proper family affair

Four generations have taken over 18th century St Nicholas House creating a true family atmosphere. Hazel Bradshaw, who has been managing the hotel since June, has now taken joint ownership of the Georgian manor house with her parents Annette and Paul Tyson. Her grandmother Doris Tyson and children Emma and Andrew Bradshaw complete the family. The house has become a ...

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Gosberton House celebrating 25th Anniversary

Relaxed, homely and happy are all words you could use to describe the atmosphere at Gosberton House Care Home, where friendship, fun and family are as important as the professional and dedicated care those who use it receive. The care home, which provides round-the-clock nursing and residential care, is celebrating 25 years this year – but the principles of putting ...

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Scotland urged not to vote for independence

Scotland gaining independence from the United Kingdom would be a bad move, according to a leading South Holland businessman. Phil Scarlett is president of the Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce and believes a break-up of the union would be bad for the “fragile” recovering economy. Voters will have their say in a referendum on Thursday, September 18. It’s ...

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Manufacturing firm George Barnsdale celebrates 130 years in Donington

A manufacturing business renowned for the quality of its timber products has celebrated 130 years in Donington. George Barnsdale threw a birthday bash at its High Street site last Saturday. The event brought together three generations of the Barnsdale family, alongside past and present members of staff and their families. South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes attended to ...

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New town centre manager determined to realise Spalding’s potential

A new Spalding town centre manager has been recruited to shape the future of the town and help unite businesses. Ex-Army major Dennis Hannant has recently completed a 43-year career in the service and brings many years of military and commercial business experience to the role, which he starts in November. Dennis says he understands the challenges facing Spalding town ...

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Thumbs up to refit plan for town butcher’s shop

Plans to refit a Spalding butcher’s shop have been given the go ahead – despite objections from the town’s Civic Society. T Law and Sons has been sold to Simpson Butchers, which wants to carry out a £150,000 refit of the Hall Place shop. Plans went before South Holland District Council’s planning committee last week when they were passed unanimously. ...

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Money Talks with Charlie Kearns of Riverglen Financial Associates

In an ideal world, we would all buy insurance against the financial cost of horrible things happening in our lives – death, serious illness or long-term ill health. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Maybe we have better things to do with our hard-earned money. Or, perhaps we have a subconscious suspicion that maybe the insurance won’t actually pay up in ...

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Six staff jobless after Indian restaurant is wrecked in Whaplode lorry crash

A lorry ploughed through the corner of a restaurant where staff were resting on Monday evening. Incredibly, no one was seriously hurt in the crash which happened in High Road, Whaplode, during heavy rain at about 9pm. Arfon and Tracey Lewis were in a car behind the lorry as it veered across the A151 and struck Indian restaurant Spice Cottage. ...

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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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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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American spelling of shop name causes a stir in downtown Spalding

What’s in a name? Well, quite a bit a Spalding hairdressers’ shop has found out. There was bemusement from some social media users and anger from others last week over the spelling of Colors & Curls, a new business in Winsover Road. There was even a suggestion on Facebook page Spotted:Spalding that “Colors” was a spelling mistake, rather than intentionally ...

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Brylaine Travel blames cuts to Spalding services on congestion and income

  The bus operator under fire from passengers for reducing services and altering the route of others has blamed “continual congestion” in Spalding and lack of income. Brylaine Travel says it has had to axe some early buses from the Into Town service around Spalding to make it commercially viable because it is not subsidised. And the firm denied claims ...

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