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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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Comic Relief news.

Comic Relief money for communities in south-east Lincolnshire

Community groups in South Holland can apply for a slice of a new £2 million investment into making neighbourhoods across the area better.

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EU flag

WEEKEND WEB: I will vote with pride for the EU withdrawal bill

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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David Bays, Chairman of Tydd St Mary Village Hall Committee.
Photo by Adam Fairbrother.  MFCP16AF06348.

TYDD ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Village hall’s ‘last ditch’ bid for help

Tydd St Mary Village Hall trustees are to make a “last ditch attempt” to secure its future by recruiting new volunteers.

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COUNCIL MOVE? Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth outside the town's former library in Church Street which could become the new home for Holbeach Parish Council and Holbeach Town Band.  Photo: SG110913-223NG.

New home for Holbeach Parish Council in the pipeline?

Holbeach Parish Council could be set for a change of address after plans were revealed to buy the town’s former library.

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Tydd St Mary Parish Council news.

TYDD ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Football club and council enjoy better relationship

Improved relations between Tydd St Mary Football Club and parish councillors are signs that the village is moving in the “right direction”.

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Homes plan is back with Secretary of State

Sovereign nations must control their own borders

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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A firework finale at the 2016 Pumpkin Parade

WEEKEND WEB: Spalding Pumpkin Parade on Friday the 13th this year!

CABINET CALL: This week by Coun Gary Taylor, of South Holland District Council

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Make sure your electoral register details are up to date in Bourne and the Deepings. 

Photo by Sarah Standing (170583-6964).

Register to vote in Bourne and Deeping

Homes in Bourne and the Deepings have been sent reminder letters to fill in the annual voter registration forms.

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ELITE ATHLETE: Flight Lieutenant Lucy Nell, three-time Officers' Association Inter-Services Triathlon champions, poses for pictures as a Royal Air Force Triathlete at RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton.  Photo by Sgt Paul Oldfield.

THURSDAY TALK: Lucy is a force to be reckoned with

This year’s celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of women legally being allowed to serve in the British Armed Forces has the approval of Flight Lieutenant Lucy Nell (28).

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Bringing in the sunflower harvest in Quadring Fen

Refreshed and raring to go again

CABINET CALL: By South Holland District Council deputy leader Coun Nick Worth

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MP John Hayes

‘Correctness’ or not facing up to facts?

We now know, beyond doubt, the extremes to which political correctness lead. The Guardian’s Afua Hirsch last week made the preposterous suggestion that Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square be demolished on the grounds that the views of the great man – a portrait of whom hangs in my office – cannot be squared with what is now taken as read.

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Lincolnshire County Council news.

Monday deadline to renew your explosives licence, says county council

Businesses in South Holland and Lincolnshire which are licensed to keep explosives are being reminded to renew their right to do so before next Monday’s deadline.

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Gedney Parish Council news.

Parent pleads for children’s play area in Gedney

A Gedney mum-of-three has written to parish councillors to ask for a new play area for children in the village.

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SKDC news.

Business rate rebates for Bourne and Deepings firms

Business owners in Bourne and the Deepings are among about 1,000 firms to benefit from business rate rebates totalling nearly £600,000.

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Couns Laura Eldridge and Jacy Tyrrell, South Holland District Council members for Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150517-151TW.

Councillors launch new surgeries in Long Sutton

Long Sutton district councillors Laura Eldridge and Jack Tyrrell have launched a new series of monthly surgeries at the town’s Market House in Market Street.

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John Hayes, Conservative MP for South Holland and the Deepings

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: In all of our interests to buy British food

Much of the food Britons consume is grown here in Lincolnshire as the hard work of local farmers, growers and those that work for them fills the shelves of shops across the nation.

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Martin Blake

LETTERS: Desperate need for radical thinking

If our MP, John Hayes, thinks that privatisation has brought about the best of all worlds on our railways (Hayes in the House, Free Press, August 1), then he obviously doesn’t use the line which passes through his constituency.

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Crowland county councillor Nigel Pepper, Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones with Coun Cathie Elphee, Chairman of Crowland Parish Council, Deputy Commissioner Stuart Tweedale and Sergeant Mike Alford at Crowland RBL Hall.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG030817-207TW.

Pledge on £2.5m overhaul of police system at Crowland crime meeting

A £2.5million overhaul of the way reports of crime are dealt with has been announced by Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Marc Jones.

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WAR MEMORIAL: Remembrance Sunday in Spalding where a campaign has been launched to raise �60,000 for a permanent World War II Memorial.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG131111-231TW.

New Spalding War Memorial to remember WWII fallen

A charity has been launched in Spalding with the aim of raising £60,000 for a memorial to those killed in action during World War II.

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