Cabinet Call: Making the best use of resources - by Coun Anthony Casson

CABINET CALL: South Holland District Council portfolio holder Coun Anthony Casson.
CABINET CALL: South Holland District Council portfolio holder Coun Anthony Casson.
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You may have heard that the council has started a strategic review of its three main sites – the Priory Road offices, South Holland Centre and Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens.

This is all about re-assessing the sites and how they could be more effectively managed.

Spalding's South Holland Centre is under review.

Spalding's South Holland Centre is under review.

In the case of Priory Road, there is office space that could be put to better use giving us opportunities to work with outside partners to offer a greater range of services within the building.

The proposals went before councillors at a full council meeting last night (Wednesday).

As a councillor, a big part of my role is getting out into the local community to meet with people and visit the many attractions and events that our district has to offer.

I recently visited the annual South Holland Food Festival, which was held at The Vista in Spalding and went ahead as planned despite an early downpour.

One of our main priorities is to encourage the local economy to be vibrant and continue to grow.

Although this was not a council-organised event, it is vitally important that we support such initiatives.

One of our main priorities is to encourage the local economy to be vibrant and continue to grow.

Events like this play a big part in demonstrating that businesses can thrive in the district and also help companies to promote their services to the wider public, so I hope it continues to be held.

I’d like to finish this column by thanking everyone who was part of the recent Pride of South Holland awards.

This inspirational event recognised the many people in our district who go the extra mile to help improve the lives of others.

The awards were organised by Tulip Radio and I would like pay tribute to the tireless work of the station’s Jan Whitbourn to help make it such a memorable occasion.

There are some truly wonderful people in South Holland and the awards are a great way of giving them deserved recognition.