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

Time to ration the Fish-y moments...


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POLICE RECRUITS: New starters at Lincolnshire Police with Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, and Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton.  Photo supplied.

New recruits give police ‘headroom’ to serve Lincolnshire

Almost 85 new recruits are to join Lincolnshire Police this year as the force waits to hear whether its £117 million budget will be increased.

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Gary Taylor

We all have so much to be proud of in South Holland

CABINET CALL: By South Holland District Councillor Gary Taylor

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Peele Community College students visit the headquarters of Medical Detection Dogs in Milton Keynes during the 2015 spring term.  Photo supplied.

Fleet Hargate couple launch petition for animal charity

A couple from Fleet Hargate have raised a petition calling on the Government to support a charity training dogs to save lives.

A proposed 215-home development in Middlegate Road West, Frampton, has been turned down over flooding and infrastructure fears.  Photo supplied.

Frampton housing scheme rejected over ‘significant incursion into open countryside’

Plans to build more than 200 homes on prime agricultural land between Frampton and Kirton have been turned down over flooding fears.

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ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT: Work on a new roundabout at the A17/A151 Peppermint Junction in Holbeach
 is due to start in May, according to Lincolnshire County Council.  SG250712-130NG.

May start for Peppermint Junction improvement work in Holbeach

Work on a new roundabout at an accident blackspot in Holbeach is due to start in May, it has been announced.

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GOOD CUSTODIANS: Oliver Sneath and Dorota Szafalowicz, the new owners of Spalding Magistrates Court, have received backing from South Holland and the Deepings MP, John Hayes. Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060117-133TW.

MP’s vote of confidence in new owners of Spalding’s ‘historic building’

The new owners of Spalding Magistrates Court will be ‘good custodians of a historic house’, according to the town’s MP.

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STEP-FREE BRIDGE: Cycle action group Pedals wants to see Steppingstones bridge turned into a ramp as part of plans to build ten new homes near Parkside Crescent, Spalding.

Photo by Tim Wilson.  SGO10211-113TW.

Spalding bike group call to unite bridge and homes plan

An action group for cyclists in Spalding wants to see a planned housing scheme for the town linked to the improvement of Steppingstone Bridge.

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SAFETY HAZARD: A firefighter uses a thermal imaging camera to tackle a fire at the derelict Bull Hotel in Market Place, Long Sutton, on Friday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060117-207TW.

How a Bull turned into a blight on the scenery of Long Sutton

According to South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, “Long Sutton is a Lincolnshire jewel; neither too big, nor too small; not too grand, nor too humble”.

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Coun Peter Coupland, portfolio holder for finance, South Holland District Council.

‘Pay more towards council tax charges in South Holland’, cabinet decides

Just over 3,500 people in South Holland could be paying more of their council tax bills from April to save £187,000 in public money.

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PRECEPT RISE: Coun Terry Harrington called a three quarters of a per cent precept rise by Holbeach Parish Council "acceptable".  Photo supplied.

Holbeach precept rise kept to a minimum

Holbeach Parish Council has ensured that council tax payers in the town and surrounding villages face only a minimal rise in council tax next year.

Nick Worth

The outlook is positive for job-seekers

CABINET CALL: By Coun Nick Worth, deputy leader

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Jan Von Draczek of Korvin Developments outside The Bull Hotel, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG281014-303TW. ANL-141028-115745001

Derelict Long Sutton hotel could pass into new hands as talks start

A new owner could be on the cards for a derelict hotel in Long Sutton where a fire was started deliberately just a week ago.

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Farming can prosper, says John Hayes MP

Farming has a real chance to prosper


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Members of Lawrance Park Recreation Ground and Community Association after the grant from South Kesteven District Council's Community Fund.  Photo supplied.

Welcome addition to Thurlby’s community park

Villagers in Thurlby are making full use of a new outdoor seating area after a grant from South Kesteven District Council.

The Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge is hosting Gardening for the Brain on Friday, February 3, from 10am until 4pm.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gardening event for carers

Carers and family members living with people who have dementia can sign up for course aimed at helping them to organise therapeutic gardening activities.

Coun Peter Coupland

Have your say on budget for South Holland

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on South Holland District Council’s Draft Budget for 2017/18.

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John Barke, deputy community fire safety manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, on Skegness sea front.  Photo by David Dawson.

Warning to sweep chimneys after fires in Spalding and Fleet

Two chimney fires within three hours in Spalding and Fleet have led to a new warning about soot build-up.

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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