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.


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.

Three new homes for Six House Bank?

Three new homes for West Pinchbeck?

Outline consent has been granted for new homes to be built on Six House Bank, West Pinchbeck.

Wigeon at Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve.

Could millions flow to our fens with key nature designation?

Millions of pounds could come to South Lincolnshire for key fenland wildlife projects if a Nature Improvement Area (NIA) gets the go-ahead.

Campaigners against plans for an anaerobic digester plant on land south of Counter Drain Drove, Tongue End, which were passed by South Holland District Council's planning committee.  Photo supplied.

Tongue End digestion plant scheme clears first hurdle at council

Campaigners against plans for a renewable energy complex near Spalding have lost the first round in their fight to stop it going ahead.

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Nicholas Watts from Vine House Farm. SG310316-134TW

Planned farm shop and tea room at Deeping St Nicholas to cost more than half-a-million

A new farm shop and tea room costing more than £500,000 will be built at Vine House Farm in Main Road, Deeping St Nicholas, if planning consent is given.

South Holland District Council will decide a barns conversion plan.

Barns to become homes at Sutton Bridge farm?

Agents for the trustees of The Henry Smith Charity are seeking planning consent to convert barns into homes at Bridge Farm, in New Road, Sutton Bridge.

An artist's impression of the original plans for an anaerobic digestion plant in Tongue End.  Photo supplied.

Government to look at plan for digestion plant near Spalding

The final decision on whether a feedstock-to-fertiliser plant will be built on land between Spalding and Bourne lies with the Government, it has been revealed.

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Wrapping paper

Can Christmas Cards and Christmas wrapping paper go in the recycling?

With collections restarting this week following the Christmas break, many recycling bags will now be overflowing with packaging from presents.

Work to repair a collapsed sewer in Winsover Road, Spalding, has been completed.

Repairs to collapsed sewer expected to run into new year

Drivers in Spalding should expect more delays as work to repair a collapsed sewer is expected to last well into the new year.

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Flytipping dumped near the River Nene in Sutton Bridge at the weekend.

Flytipping dumped near River Nene in Sutton Bridge

Police and South Holland District Council are trying to find who was responsible for flytipping left at the side of a road in Sutton Bridge on Saturday.


Spalding restaurant is barred from staying open later

A Spalding restaurant has lost a bid to stay open longer at weekends over fears about the possible effect on neighbours.

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Brent Cheshire, DONG Energys UK Country Chairman.

Wind farm’s £9.3 million East Coast Community Fund opens

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston can now apply for grants from a £9.3 million fund for community and environmental projects.

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