Businesses in Quadring, Spalding and Whaplode St Catherine awarded top food hygiene ratings

Staff at a village hall, a care home and a takeaway are celebrating after being awarded top-ranked Food Hygiene Ratings.

JOB VACANCY: Rachel Thompson who left her post as dog warden at South Holland District Council last month.  Photo supplied.

Call to stop dog mess in village

A Gedney Dyke grandmother has asked her parish council for help to stop dog fouling in the village.

Ready for the Big Clean are, from left, Leader of the Council Coun Matthew Lee, Sandy Gray, Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Rob King and Deputy Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by SKDC.

Big Clean under way with Deepings and Bourne firms on board

Businesses in the Deepings and Bourne have signed up to a summer campaign to tackle litter, graffiti, fly-tipping and other mess across the area.

NOISE NUISANCE: Harry and Janice Wright claim that their idyllic life in Donington is being spoiled by a "constant droning noise"and wife affected by noise pollution from George Barnsdale and Sons' timber windows and doors factory in the village.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG010817-119TW.

Donington couple’s ‘noises off’ cry to timber firm

A Donington couple claim their lives are being spoiled by a “constant droning noise” from a factory nearby.

Residents are worried by the possible loss of the Moulton Chapel Motors building. SG020817-109TW

Moulton Chapel residents worried by loss of village garage in 78 homes plan

Moulton Chapel residents are objecting to the loss of a garage on Roman Road to make way for a housing development of up to 78 homes.

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WORD ON THE GROUND: Trying to discourage the ‘crime tourists’

It is estimated in a recent NFU report that the bill for rural crime is now more than £42.5 million annually with farmers and their families increasingly becoming victims of arson, vandalism and burglary with many experiencing fear, intimidation and threats of violence.

Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Two ‘crime tourists’ have been convicted of hare coursing near Bourne.

The sofa abandoned by the riverside in Spalding

Flytippers dump sofa by Spalding riverside

Thoughtless flytippers have dumped a sofa by the riverside in Spalding.

*East Midlands in bloom judging in Ayscoughfee gardens, Spalding.
Lawns and gardens pristine for judges.

Blooming super effort by South Holland In Bloom teams

Gardeners’ nerves were on edge last week as three towns were visited by the East Midland In Bloom judges.

22 Counter Drain Drove, Tongue End, pic of residents against anaerobic digester plant, Nick Garner 01775 670321, 
back Nick Garner, Bill Marshall, front Jenya Bates with Meg and Galcha, Jill Nutt, Helen Eve,

DEEPING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL: Ideas welcome for Tongue End playing field

Parish councillors are inviting Tongue End villagers to help decide the future of its playing field.

Gedney Parish Council is to hold talks with district councill officers in an effort to secure the best deal on grass cutting for the area.  Photo supplied.

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.

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.

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.

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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