Business

Spalding’s Kerry Foods factory bought by Pork Farms Group

Kerry Foods, which has a large factory in Spalding, has been bought for an undisclosed amount. Pork Farms Group has acquired the manufacturing, warehouse and back office support functions of Kerry Foods’ Spalding and Poole sites. A spokesman for Pork Farms Group told The Voice: “With regards to job implications for the Spalding site, while we can never rule out the ...

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Get the right advice on pensions

Moore Thompson offer some hints and tips on getting the right pension. I keep hearing about big changes for pensions. What do they mean for me? There will soon be some very significant changes to the way people can access certain pension funds. Very simply, they mean that from April 2015 savers will be able to access defined contribution pension ...

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Bags Galore at Baytree

When Gill Chamberlain looked after her brother-in-law’s handbag shop in Lincoln for a short time she found a passion for the business and decided to open a small unit at Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre, High Road, Weston in April. Due to the success of the business a few short months later Gill realised that the current premises were simply not ...

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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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Spalding bakery Pacey’s prepares for closure after 98 years in the town

Dedicated baker Richard Pacey is about to remove a batch of scrumptious bread rolls from his beloved oven for the final time. His business has been a cornerstone of Red Lion Street, Spalding for very nearly a century, but will cease trading on Saturday, August 23. It will be a sad time for 71-year-old Richard, who has run Pacey’s with ...

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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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Business Live event puts a spotlight on Lincolnshire

An essential event for Greater Lincolnshire businesses will take place in October. LEP Business Live will bring together two events in one: last year’s successful Business Live event and the annual summit of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The free event will take place at the EPIC Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, on Friday, October 24 and will feature exhibitors, ...

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Introducing you to the expert team at Morriss and Mennie

Morriss and Mennie Estate Agents would like to introduce their passionate and focused fully trained, experienced sales team and their newest member of staff. Associate Director Donna Morris would like to welcome the new branch manager for Spalding and Holbeach, Karen Elvin. Karen comes from a very strong estate agency background with a wealth of experience of over 12 years ...

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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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Gateway business park in Spalding opens up 2,000 jobs

A major business park for Spalding, which will create 2,000 jobs, has been granted outline planning permission. Lincs Gateway Business Park will include a Premier Inn hotel, Brewers Fayre pub, restaurant/cafe, conference and function centre, and fuel station. The plan by Holbeach firm Ashley King Developments will be on land either side of Barrier Bank, next to the A16 roundabout. ...

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Unrest from neighbouring residents of proposed Spalding business park

Several neighbouring residents are unhappy with the Lincs Gateway Business Park plan for Spalding in its current state. They want the ‘noisy’ warehouse element to not be located near their properties, and they say a bridleway alongside the site cannot and should not be upgraded to a pedestrian and cyclist access. Graham Brown has lived in Fen End Lane for ...

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Ben hopes to make an impact with Your Letting Solutions

Your Letting Solutions is Spalding’s newest letting agent specialising in property letting and management. Based in Spalding, Your Letting Solutions director Ben Appleby is determined to make an impact on an ever-growing property market, by offering competitive fees coupled with unrivalled levels of service. Ben has many years experience in the property arena including property management, lettings and sales within ...

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Worker ‘spotted looking for care home user a mile away’

A proposal for a third care home in Saracen’s Head run by the same operator has been refused. Last week’s planning committee meeting at South Holland District Council heard that one user of the facilities run by Regard Partnership had given carers the slip recently. Village resident Erica Wicks said a worker was spotted looking for him in pampas grass ...

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Peppa Pig at Spalding’s Iceland store this weekend

Spalding’s Iceland store has children’s TV characters Peppa Pig and George in store on Saturday (9am-3pm). It’s part of a week of fundraising for the Royal British Legion by Iceland. The Winfrey Retail Park store has a raffle to win £50 of vouchers, tombola, cake stall on Friday and Saturday and a sponsored bike ride around Grafham Water by staff ...

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Spalding business park with hotel, pub and conference centre granted planning permission

A major new development in Spalding – labelled Lincs Gateway Business Park – has been granted outline planning permission. The plan includes a Premier Inn hotel, Brewer’s Fayre pub, restaurant/cafe, conference and function centre and fuel station. About 2,000 jobs would be supported with Ashley King Developments’ scheme, which will be on land either side of Barrier Bank, next to ...

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Key step on the way to Holbeach United Youth’s Kings Academy

There was a big moment for Holbeach United Youth last week when the first sod was cut for its new £504,000 facility, named Kings Academy. Members of the many junior football sides joined trustees of Holbeach United Community Sports Academy at the Pennyhill site to see Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth do the honours. The scheme started seven years ago ...

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Fresh plans for struggling pub and former care home in Spalding

Time is being called at a Spalding pub heading for conversion to residential flats. Fortunes of The Vine in Commercial Road have fluctuated recently, and now plans have been drawn up to make it into five one-bedroom homes. RS Properties has applied to South Holland District Council for a change of use for the property. Little would change to the ...

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Spalding building society attacked by vandal

A building society in Spalding was unable to open on Monday after a vandalism attack over the weekend. The Hinckley and Rugby branch in Sheep Market had its glass front door smashed in the early hours of Sunday. CCTV images from the building society show a man throwing something at the door. Spalding Police are investigating. Anyone with information should ...

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Spalding shop is closing after century trading

A Spalding shop is closing its doors for the final time after more than a century trading in the town. Butters in New Road, which opened in the late 1800s/early 1900s, will cease trading on August 31. Many people will remember the shop as a pawn broker’s just after the war until the early 1960s when Peter Buffham was employed ...

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