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.


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.

Simon Day

WORD ON THE GROUND: Spring work nearing completion

We are nearing the completion of another spring planting campaign, with the first planted potatoes now emerging and will be due their first blight spray this week, to try and keep the crop disease free.


RURAL MATTERS: Regeneration, not devastation

The announcement of the snap election on June 8 caught everyone on the hop and campaigning groups quickly set about dusting off their manifestos to try to influence party policies.

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Richard Barlow of Drings, Moulton.

WORD ON THE GROUND: New spray rules are impractical

As farmers and growers, we apply the minimum amount of pesticides that will produce a crop that is of the quality the customer wants and at an affordable price.

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Reader's letter

YOUR VIEW: No wonder some resort to fly tipping

On Sunday afternoon, I travelled from Holbeach to take my garden rubbish to the tip in West Marsh Road, Spalding.

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Environment Agency

Police in warning over call conmen

Police fear farmers in South Holland could be targeted in a scam involving the illegal storage of waste bales on their land for cash.

Holbeach Cemetery and Chapel in Park Road, Holbeach.
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Damaged cemetery tree in Holbeach to have urgent attention

A landmark tree inside Holbeach Cemetery is to be cut back because of safety fears.

Ashley King, of Ashwood Homes Ltd, is seeking consent for reserved matters on a huge housing development site in Holbeach.

New school and 900 homes plan for Holbeach comes a step closer

A bid to build up to 900 homes and a primary school on a site in Holbeach has come a step closer with detailed plans being submitted to South Holland District Council.

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