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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Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash in which Margaret and Robert McCloud, of Spalding, died.  Photo: SG130217-109TW.

BREAKING NEWS THURSDAY 2.10PM: Couple fatally injured in A16 Crowland crash named

An inquest has been opened into the deaths of a Spalding couple who died after a crash on the A16 near Crowland.

Council tax bill

District council rubber stamps budget

South Holland District Council members have agreed to approve the authority’s 2017/18 budget.

Boston Borough Council area from The Stump.

Decision on council tax rise set for next week

Councillors will make a final vote on Monday (Feb 27) on plans to increase council tax in the Boston area.

David Whyte, one of our readers who aired complaints about the pool last month. SG200117-104TW

‘District council failed over pool cleanliness’

A district council panel chairman has pointed to council failings over enforcement of its contract with operators of Spalding’s Castle Swimming Complex.

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Coun Nick Craft, SKDCs Executive Member for Environment.  Photo supplied.

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.

"The NHS and social system is at breaking point and the STP process could have offered a chance to deal with some of the problems facing the NHS."  Dr Peter Holden, BMA East Midlands Regional Chairman.

YOUR LETTERS: NHS can’t afford high cost of plans

A British Medical Association investigation into the cost of funding the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) paints a very worrying picture, with at least £9.5 billionn needed in capital funding across the country to successfully deliver it.

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"Its time to stop the slashing, trashing and privatisation of our NHS."  Rodney Sadd of Spalding.

I understand the NHS in England is now embarking on another major organisational upheaval – implementing five-year ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ covering all aspects of our NHS spending.

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The recent misuse and abuse of the public toilets in Sheep Market in Spalding and, more specifically, the disabled toilets has made the news.  Photo supplied.

CABINET CALL: £155,000 cost of spending a penny locally

By Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, Portfolio Holder for Place, South Holland District Council

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

One council for Lincolnshire is ‘inevitable’ plan, says county leader Hill

The scrapping of South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire’s seven other local authorities is “inevitable”, according to county council leader Coun Martin Hill.

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Alastair Cunningham, East Midlands Agent for the Bank of England, will be the guest of Spalding Business Club on Thursday, March 23.  Photo supplied.

Brexit talk from top area banker at Spalding Business Club

Spalding Business Club is hosting a talk on Lincolnshire’s economy after Brexit by a top East Midlands banker next month.

Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police, Bill Skelly, NFU Regional Director for East Midlands, Gordon Corner, Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones, and Mark Leggott, NFU Lincolnshire county chairman.  Photo supplied.

New chief commits to action plan on rural crime

An action plan to tackle rural crime, including hare coursing, has been promised by the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.

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RED ROUTE: Emergency services at the scene of a fatal crash involving a car and a lorry on the A16 just south of Crowland on Monday.  Photo: SG130217-109TW.

Crowland ‘red route’ for the 21st century as tragedy haunts A16 yet again

This time next year, Crowland might pause for a moment to mark the tenth anniversary of work starting on the area’s £80.3 million A16 bypass.

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Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch is to host Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones at its March meeting.  Photo supplied.

Police and Crime Commissioner to visit Bourne

Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch is to host Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones at its March meeting.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said a decision to scrap plans for a countywide poll on a new, unitary council was due to "some of the countys seven district councils not (being) prepared to co-operate".  Photo supplied.

Hill confirms shelving of poll for one Lincolnshire council

A poll to find out whether voters in South Holland and the rest of Lincolnshire want a new, countywide council has been shelved.

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FARMERS' FORUM: Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly.  Photo supplied.

New Lincolnshire chief and farmers to meet about hare coursing

Farmers from South Holland are meeting the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police today, with hare coursing top of the agenda.

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SAFETY TALKS: John Hayes MP (right) meets with Couns Nigel Pepper, Lincolnshire County Council member for Crowland, Richard Davies, executive member for transport at Lincolnshire County Council, and David Barfoot, of Shepeau Stow, at the A16 "Radar Junction" in Crowland.  Photo by Michael Fysh.  SG310516-09MF.

MP takes up new Crowland A16 road safety drive

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes is to meet with Government transport officials next week for talks about a fatal crash in Crowland.

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HRH the Duchess of Cambridge visiting RAF WIttering to see the work of local Air Cadets.  Photo by David Lowndes. METP141217-DL478.

Spalding Air Cadets’ half-term brush with royalty in Kate

Air cadets from Spalding had a brush with royalty this week when they met the Duchess of Cambridge.

Hare coursing news.

Busy weekend for hare coursing in South Holland and Bourne

Police have confirmed a total of 11 incidents of hare coursing dealt with across South Holland and Bourne at the weekend.

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MP John Hayes was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal Chartered Institute For Further Education.

Education honour for South Holland and the Deepings MP

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal Chartered Institute For Further Education.

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