GEDNEY PARISH COUNCIL: Grass cutting deal must avoid extra ‘financial burden’ for taxpayers

Gedney parish councillors have committed themselves to finding a deal on grass cutting, but without extra expense to parish taxpayers.

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The 'Big Clean' is getting closer in Bourne and the Deepings.

Volunteers in Deepings and Bourne gear up for Big Clean

Volunteers from Bourne and the Deepings will begin cleaning the streets of South Kesteven in August as part of a campaign to tidy the area.

Andy Smith, Kier project manager, and pupils Imogen, 6, and Callum, 6, with donated tools.

Kids can grow their own thanks to staff from house builder

Kier project manager Andy Smith with pupils Imogen and Callum, both six, and their new tools.

Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Cabinet Member for Environment, South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Online tool helps with The Big Clean in Bourne and Deepings

A £450,000 campaign to tackle litter, graffiti and fly-tipping in an area that includes Bourne and the Deepings is embracing the latest technology.

GRASSED OFF:  Irvin Parkin (left with strimmer) and Blair King (right with mower) are joined by families from Harveys Close, Spalding, on the main green which some of them claim has not been maintained properly by Greenbelt Energy Ltd since it took on responsibility for it in November 2013.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG270617-227TW.

Spalding residents are grassed off by poor service

Fed up families on a Spalding estate are putting “localism” into action as a protest about the poor maintenance of their green.

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RURAL MATTERS: Could you give a little time to improve your county?

RURAL MATTERS: Could you give a little time to improve your county?

A few weeks ago, charities and other community-based organisations held their annual Volunteers Week, saying thank you to those that give their time and efforts.

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Traders in Victoria Street, Spalding, have teamed up to brighten up part of the town ahead of a visit by East Midlands in Blooom judges on July 5.  Pictured are Iveta Daskute, Graham Boor, Radha Krishna, Cynthia Taylor, Maiza Hattrell, Surjit Sanghera and Sharon Burton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG230617-115TW.

Spalding traders do their bit before In Bloom judgement day

A group of Spalding traders are playing their part in brightening up the town for this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition.

Ready for South Kesteven District Council's Big Clean are, from left, Leader of the Council Matthew Lee, Sandy Gray, Cabinet Member for the Environment Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Rob King and Deputy Council Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Sign up for the Big Clean in Bourne and the Deepings

People from Bourne and the Deepings can take part in a new street cleaning programme launched by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC).


BUSINESS: Quality farming gear in demand at auction

Well-maintained, low-houred agricultural equipment was clearly in demand at the CW Dobbs & Son Limited dispersal sale recently.

Stephen and Jennifer Morley's bungalow (left) in Surfleet is infested with rodents because of the mess left by a former neighbour at the house next door.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170617-228TW.

‘Help save us from our rodent misery in Surfleet’

A Surfleet couple want action from two councils after having pest problems at their home for five months.

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Coun Isobel Hutchinson, ex-chairman, Holbeach Parish Council.  Photo by Chris Seymour.

HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: Grass cutting deal with district council settled

Holbeach Parish Council is the latest authority to agree a deal over the cutting of grass verges in the area.

Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Cabinet Member for Environment, South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Reminder of green bin code for Deepings and Bourne

Families in the Deepings and Bourne are being reminded to put the right things in their green, garden waste bin.

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Pinchbeck homes trust reveals ideas for two village parks

Trustees behind a group of affordable homes in Pinchbeck have laid out ideas to develop two areas of land in the village and neighbouring West Pinchbeck.

TIME TEST: Crowland parish and district councillor Bryan Alcock.  Photo supplied by South Holland District Council.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: New allotments face test of time

A project to provide new allotments in Crowland has now reached a critical stage, with councillors growing “quite frustrated” by a number of issues.

Crowland Parish Council news.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Call for action on Japanese knotweed near nature area

Welland and Deepings Internal Board (IDB) is to be pressed on its plans to tackle Japanese knotweed near Crowland Wildlife Pond.

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Volunteers Luke Clarke, Alex Williams, Natalie, Parker and Paige Goddard, David Pilkington, Julian Rathbone, Rhys Carter and Jason Williams cut the overgrown grass around Wygate Park.  Photo supplied.

Volunteers take pride in Wygate Park by mowing

Volunteers on a Spalding estate have proven that actions speak louder than words by cutting overgrown grass near their homes.

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Pinchbeck news.

PINCHBECK PARISH COUNCIL: Grass cutting offer is a bargain, says councillor

A package of seven grass cutting rounds in Pinchbeck for just over £1,000 a year is a ‘bargain’. according to Pinchbeck parish and district councillor James Avery.

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The scene in Chaucers Way at midday on Thursday when the road was still closed. SG180517-101TW

Spalding residents: please stop our flash floods hell

Firefighters spent four hours pumping away flash floodwater that threatened to surge into at least two homes in Chaucer’s Way, Spalding.

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South Kesteven District Council news.

Bank holiday bin collection changes

Households in Bourne and the Deepings are reminded that rubbish collections will be one day later than normal next week.

Farmers and landowners are being warned about a scam involving the storage of illegal waste on their land.  Photo supplied.

Warning over illegal transfer of waste scam

Lincolnshire Police is warning farmers and landowners about requests to store rubber, bales and wood chippings on their land.

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