The great south-east Lincolnshire switch-off about to get under way

South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are all about to get a lot darker at night and not just because of British Summertime ending this weekend.

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Pete and Steph in their bee-autiful garden earlier this year. SG230816-138TW

Spalding pub’s double award-winning garden has a hotel for bees

Spalding landlord Pete Williams will make the Punch Bowl’s double-award winning flower display even better next year – and hopes to see a first guest try out his hotel.

Michele Anderson says energy cash saved will be spent on important school projects.

Spalding High School and Moulton Community Association in wait for grant news

Spalding High School and Moulton Community Association must wait for votes to be counted before they learn if they were successful in gaining grants for their energy projects.

Boston Borough Council area from The Stump.

Risk of £100 fine for not having poo bag in Boston Borough villages

Dog walkers in Frampton, Kirton, Sutterton and other villages in the Boston Borough Council will soon face a £100 fine for not clean up after their pets.

MP John Hayes with residents opposed to "over-development" of the Halmer Grange site. ANL-161019-140427001

Amended plans for six houses on former Halmer Grange site in Spalding

Market Homes Ltd has submitted amended plans to South Holland District Council to build six houses on a former nursing home site in Spalding.

The rubbish dumped in Falls Drove. ANL-161017-162710001

Householder hit with £1,680 bill after his rubbish was dumped in Crowland

A man has been hit with a bill of £1,680.23 after his unwanted household items were found dumped in two locations near Crowland.

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Plans for an anerobic digestion plant in Tongue End have been "significantly modified", with the number of digester and storage tanks cuts from seven to three.

Tongue End digester project ‘significantly modified’ by applicants

A project to build an energy plant in Tongue End to convert agricutural waste into so-called “green gas” has been “significantly modified”.

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The Woodland Trust is giving away 3,250 tree packs to schools and communities for planting in March 2017.

Schools can apply for tree donation from Woodland Trust

Schools and community groups across South Holland, Bourne and the Deepings can spruce up their grounds with free trees on offer from The Woodland Trust.

WINNER OF WINNERS: Jim and Marie Scarsbrook, Christine Wright, Anthea Sherwood and Pam Stanley of Moulton in Bloom accept the Class 5 Award at the Lincolnshire CPRE Best Kept Village and Small Towns Competition prize ceremony from Baroness Jane Willoughby D'Eresby at Grimsthorpe Castle.  Photo by Tom Clare.

Holbeach and Moulton in Bloom group are kings of the castle

Volunteers from Holbeach and Moulton saw their work to make where they live look immaculate rewarded with star billing at a countywide awards ceremony near Bourne.

DONG Energy of London has set up an East Coast Community Fund worth �9.3 million over the next 20 years for coastal towns and villages within 570-mile radius of both Race Bank and Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms.

Wind farm offers annual £465,000 community cash pot for South Holland villages

Villages in South Holland and south of Boston could share in an annual £465,000 community fund created by the company behind a new wind farm.

East Midlands in Bloom Gold Award winners from Spalding, (front) Terry and Judy Wing, Steph and Pete Williams (back second right), with Couns Angela Newton (left), Christine Lawton (right) and George Slinger of Birchgrove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

In Bloom winners have their big day

Coun Pete Williams looks at the overgrown former Welland Hospital site. SG011016-171TW

NHS trust under fire over ‘cheeky’ letter to Spalding residents

NHS bosses are under fire for instructing lawyers to warn residents to cut back boundary hedges and not to trespass on the former Welland Hospital site.

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Traffic in Little London pictured this week during the morning school run. SG260916-104TW

Now it’s 151 homes for Long Sutton’s Butterfly and Wildlife Park

Plans for 151 new homes on Long Sutton’s former Butterfly and Wildlife Park will go to South Holland District Council this year.

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MAZE CLOSEDOWN: A family finds its way round Whaplode's Maze in Maize which is to end on October 8.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Whaplode maze reaches the ‘end of an era’

A mindbending maize field in Whaplode that has sent families’ heads spinning for more than 10 years is to close next month.

Mark Hildred of Moore Thompson

EDUCATION AWARDS: The natural world takes shape in school curriculum

The executive headteacher of The Priory School, Spalding, puts its success in winning the 2015 Environmental Award down to green education being a natural part of its curriculum.

Roger Gambba-Jones

Views wanted on recycling bags

Residents are being asked for their views on how South Holland District Council distributes green recycling sacks.

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Terry and Judy Wing of Spalding won Gold at the 2016 East Midlands in Bloom Awards for their Japanese-themed front garden.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Golden glow for South Holland after glory at In Bloom awards

South Holland can claim to be one of the best-looking areas in the region after a golden rush at this year’s East Midlands in Bloom (EMIB) Awards.

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South Kesteven District Council news.

Forbidden fruit for green waste in the Deepings and Bourne

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being urged not to put food waste in council-supplied green bins.

Ian Stancer.

Help shape uncertain future, says Whaplode Drove farmer

I’m writing this while watching the Paralympic opening ceremony in Rio, reminding me of four years ago when we managed to get London Paralympic tickets, writes Ian Stancer.

Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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