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Councillor calls time on 31-year parish position in Weston

A Weston parish councillor who has stood down after 31 years has moved to reassure villagers about his continual involvement in the community.

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John Hayes MP

YOUR VIEW: Complaint against MP was unfounded

I was very surprised to read your article in which Deeping St Nicholas Parish Council claimed that our MP, John Hayes, had not attended a debate on hare coursing in Parliament on March 7.

Green Party candidate Martin Blake

YOUR VIEW: Services shake-up begs a number of questions

I read with interest the Spalding Guardian article on April 6 about the forthcoming service review at South Holland District Council (‘Council shake-up will see better services but also redundancies’). The article begs a number of questions:


COUNTY ELECTIONS: It doesn’t have to be this way

With the Lincolnshire County County elections being only weeks away, the electorate will have a choice to make for the future of our services.


YOUR VIEW: More problems with HGVs and grass verges

Iread with interest your recent article in the Spalding Guardian on HGVs and soft verges and thought that I would bring you up to date on recent events along Roman Bank in Saracen’s Head.


YOUR VIEW: Arguments for washing out are compelling

I am writing in response to a letter from Pauline Kent (Free Press, March 28) “Why should we wash out containers?”

Ronnie needs a new home.

Can you give a loving home to Ronnie?

MAN’S BEST FRIEND: By Jerry Green South Lincolnshire Dog Rescue

All the young dancers

A week of dance fun

Dozens of young dancers twirled their way through the Easter holidays to put on a show for proud parents and carers on Friday.

VILLAGE VISION: A Neighbourhood Plan for Surfleet covering housing, environment, economic and community matters is to go ahead, with a steering group of villagers on board.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG270117-119TW.

Surfleet Neighbourhood Plan vision gets people’s vote

Volunteers have started to sign up for a project to give Surfleet its own Neighbourhood Plan.

Cheque mates

A grand way to boost cancer charity Ovacome

Staff and customers at the Bluebell pub in Whaplode St Catherine have raised £1,175.45 for the ovarian cancer charity, Ovacome.

Alice Bates (front) with sister Abigail. Also pictured are Christine Perkins, from East Elloe Lions, Alices mum, Charlotte, and Lions Roy Perkins, David Gordon and Steve Kattner. SG140417-101TW

Long Sutton’s Alice is dancing on the table

Dancing on the table is a new “sport” for Long Sutton cerebral palsy sufferer Alice Bates (10).

Households are being warned about a telephone scam where callers claim that their council tax bills have been lowered.

Warning over new council tax scam bid

Households across Lincolnshire are being warned about a telephone scam in the county where callers claim that council tax bills have been lowered.


YOUR LETTERS: Where is the dog warden?

Open letter to any councillor on South Holland District Council.

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Gavin Allmand

YOUR VIEW: Silence from SHDC is deafening

The last two weeks have seen Spalding shopkeepers raise serious concerns about the commitment of our council to our town centre.

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Fly tipping in Farrow Avenue, Holbeach

FLY TIPPING: I have never seen this drain so disgusting

Hooray for Mervin Roberts! (Letter: ‘There is no excuse for this fly tipping’ – Free Press, April 4).

The road at Saturday Bridge is closed following an accident

Motorcyclist killed after collision with tractor

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a tractor on the B1168 at Whaplode St Catherine yesterday (Friday).

MARATHON MUM: Sharon Brooks after finishing the 2016 London Marathon in four hours 35 minutes, raising �4,000 for diabetes charity JDRF.  Photo supplied.

Sharon tackles marathon for love of Faith

A West Pinchbeck mum of three is all set to line up for Sunday’s London Marathon, raising money for a cause close to her heart.

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Oliver ready to lose his locks.

Oliver loses his hair for two great causes

Two cancer charities are benefiting from student Oliver Shortland’s head shave, including one set up in memory of a former close pal.

CAR CRIMES: A Vauxhall Corsa without one of its front wheels which was stolen while parked in Whaplode earlier this month.  Photo supplied.

Wheels stolen from Corsas in Whaplode and Fleet

A car owner is both angry and frightened after a spate of thefts from cars in Fleet and Whaplode.

PINCHBECKS FINEST: Peter Vickers serves his popular home-roasted ham, egg, chips and beans to Winston Brown at Spalding Lifestyle Centre in Pinchbeck.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG150417-257TW.

SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: Spalding Lifestyle Centre, Pinchbeck

Still the place to be after fifteen years

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