Deadline nears to find Lincolnshire’s green heroes

There are less than two weeks left to nominate the most environmentally friendly communities, schools and businesses for an annual, countywide award.

Roads are being widened at Sutterton roundabout, where the A16 meets the A17. SG100317-110TW

Holbeach is our big winner as multi-millions pour in

Holbeach gets a share of £6.5million as Government cash pours into three emerging Food Enterprise Zones.

A roundabout will replace Peppermint Junction and serve as a gateway to a new Food Enterprize Zone. SG250712-130NG

Contractor appointed for £5.4million Peppermint Junction works

Eurovia UK has been selected as the preferred contractor to improve the current A17/A151 junction by installing a new, three-arm roundabout, as well as a new four-arm roundabout on the A151.

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Crowland news.

Crowland Parish Council works to tidy up land on housing estate

Crowland Parish Council has responded to public interest by tidying up an area of land near housing built in the 1970s.

SPRING CLEAN: Youngsters and leaders from the 4th Spalding Cubs before their tidy up night by torchlight of Monkshouse Playing Field, Spalding.  Photo by Christine Gratton.

Volunteers sweep clean across Spalding for weekend tidy up

A mass tidy-up operation swept along by a tide of community action and effort made Spalding a more litter-free town on Saturday.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, chairman of South Holland District Councils planning committee.  Photo: SG181013-555NG.

Spalding homes plan falls foul of new flood risk rule

A scheme to build two three-bedroom homes in Spalding has been rejected over its planned height due to flood risk.

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Eddy Poll

YOUR LETTERS: At some point defences will be over-topped

The last time Richard Fairman commented in your pages about how he had reduced the flood risk in our area, I let it pass. But not this time. Because so much of the east coast of Lincolnshire is at or below sea level and on most days of the year there are two high tides, the tidal flood risk is twice a day.

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SPRING CLEAN: Youngsters from the 4th Spalding Cubs are joining the Great British Spring Clean initiative.  Photo supplied.

Spalding volunteers ready to do Great British Spring Clean

Spalding will be a hive of activity this weekend when dozens of volunteers will be making the town spotless.

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Renew your garden waste collection service by March 10, says SKDC.

Deadline for green waste

People in the Deepings and Bourne have until next Friday to sign up for South Kesteven District Council’s garden waste collection service.

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Anglian Water's sewer repairs. SG090217-106TW

Roadworks misery on Spalding’s Winsover Road is due to end on Friday

Relief is in sight for Spalding drivers as ten weeks of roadworks on Winsover Road are due to end on Friday.

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YOUR VIEW: An open letter to MP John Hayes about flooding

You may be wondering why I am writing to you about flooding in Spalding when I live 100 miles to the south. Spalding is my hometown and although I left in 1960, I have always kept in touch, have family there and visit regularly.

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Coun Nick Craft, SKDCs Executive Member for Environment.  Photo supplied.

sign up for garden waste collection scheme in Deepings and Bourne

Households in the Deepings and Bourne can sign up for a garden waste collection scheme running in the area throughout the spring and summer.

A great tit is recognised by its loud, "disyllabic" call.  Photo by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST: Hear Spring is on its way

In the garden outside our office, birds are beginning to sing.

Multi-million pound works at Peppermint Junction are due to start in May. SG250712-130NG

Multi-million Peppermint Junction works to start in May

Work is due to start in May on a multi-million project around the A17/A151 Peppermint Junction at Holbeach.

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Site manager Dave Holmes at the place where a collapsed sewer is being repaired in Winsover Road, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG090217-114TW.

Spalding collapsed sewer work goes into third month

The closure of a busy Spalding road junction for repairs is better than having blocked drains and flooded homes, according to the town’s water supplier.

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Could this unlock medieval mystery in Spalding?

Does Spalding have a medieval secret lying below one of its busiest roads?

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Image from the EA showing the flood risk in our area - dark blue is the most serious threat.

Risk to life in Spalding if flood defences fail

A planning application for a new house to be built in the garden of a property in Spalding’s Halmer Gate is a pointer to the heightened future flood risk in the town.

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Councillor Nick Craft and Debbie Mewes of South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Deepings and Bourne urged to join the Great British Spring Clean

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being invited to clean up their area as part the Great British Spring Clean next month.

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Illegal fishing in Spalding brings call to ‘enforce law or get rid of signs’

A Spalding “countryman” has branded attempts to stamp out illegal fishing in private waters on the edge of town as a “joke”.

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A burst water main saw Cuckoo Bridge collapse. Photo: Martyn Brisland

UPDATE: Traffic diversions continue after Cuckoo Bridge collapse

Traffic diversions are continuing in the area of Cuckoo Bridge, on the outskirts of Spalding, after a burst water main caused part of the bridge to collapse.

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