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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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Relaunching Rab Butler’s dream for education

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Town sign Spalding

Discussion about town council

Spalding and District Civic Society is holding its annual general meeting next Tuesday, March 21.

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Coun Andy Tennant, a South Holland District Council member for Long Sutton, has described the potential doubling of business rates for the town as a "crazy situation".  Photo by Mike Donovan.  Photo: SG070812-71MD.

Rate relief pleas by Suttons’ area gains pace after MP intervention

Pressure is growing from businesses and political leaders in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge for help with “illogical” rate rises.

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YOUR VIEWS: Be careful what you wish for

In responding to Anita Toal’s letter, Andrew Livesey (Free Press, February 28) shows himself to be not much concerned with facts.

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HOMELESSNESS CRUNCH: South Holland District Council leader Coun Gary Porter (left) outside 10 Downing Street with South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes (right).  Photo supplied.

South Holland leader calls for help with homelessness bill

The leader of South Holland District Council has challenged the Government to cut a ‘new deal’ and bring down the nation’s £2 million homelessness bill.

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Like many of us, MP John Hayes enjoyed pancakes last week.

Self discipline a challenge in the modern world

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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John Hayes MP

YOUR LETTERS: Should we overturn people’s wishes?

I’m delighted that Paul Walls (Free Press, February 14) is so keenly interested in the 18th century statesman Edmund Burke – one of my political 
heroes. So I want, in response, to explain Burke’s legacy.

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Crowland Parish Council works to tidy up land on housing estate

Crowland Parish Council has responded to public interest by tidying up an area of land near housing built in the 1970s.

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Parish council vacancy

A vacancy has occurred on the East Ward of Crowland Parish Council due to the resignation of Coun Peter Bird.

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An artist's impression of plans for 52 homes on land off James Road, Crowland, approved by South Holland District Council.  Photo by Studio 11 Architecture on behalf of Ashwood Homes.

More homes for Crowland fuels road safety fears

A development of 52 homes in Crowland is to go ahead despite concerns over safety at a dangerous road junction.

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CASH CUTS: Coun Reg Boot, Chairman of Crowland Parish Councils Farms and Gardens Committee.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  031008W186PID.

Cash for grass cutting slashed in Crowland

Crowland’s grass cutting programme is to be reviewed after parish councillors learned that their payments to do it are to be slashed by 70 per cent.

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Pauline Stebbings at Sutton St James Parish Church 
with fellow churchwarden Sally Clifton at the village's annual flower festival.
 Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG240513-130TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Sutton St James campaign for bus service has MP on board

Sutton St James is uniting behind moves to bring back a bus service through the village.

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A new, portable speed indicator device is to appear in Sutton St James.   
Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191012-273TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

New speed monitor to go up in Sutton St James

Drivers will be watching their speeds through Sutton St James when a new device goes up in the village soon.

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Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, chairman of South Holland District Councils planning committee.  Photo: SG181013-555NG.

Spalding homes plan falls foul of new flood risk rule

A scheme to build two three-bedroom homes in Spalding has been rejected over its planned height due to flood risk.

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Church Walk Surgery in Pinchbeck, the neighbouring Regency Salon (left) and the driveway between the two premises.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG020317-120TW.

Parking dispute threatens Pinchbeck surgery expansion plan

A row over parking rights threatens to derail plans to extend a doctor’s surgery in Pinchbeck.

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Deeping Tennis Club members and chairman Colin Pummell (centre) with South Kesteven District Council members Couns Kelham Cooke, council chairman Judy Smith, Cllr Frances Cartwright and Rosemary Woolley.  Photo by SKDC.

Community Fund serves an ace to Deeping Tennis Club

A Deepings sport club has secured a grant from South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) to make more secure for tennis hopefuls in the area.

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BT wants to remove 12 phone boxes in Algarkirk, Fosdyke, Kirton, Kirton End, Kirton Holme, Sutterton, Swineshead and Wigtoft.

 Photo by Ben Carmichael.

Phone box phase out plan in villages between Donington and Boston

Villages between Donington and Boston could be losing their phone boxes after claims of a lack of usage.

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CLOSE SHAVE: A school bus and tractor narrowly avoid each other in Moulton Seas End.  Photo supplied.

‘I’ve had enough of unsafe roads’, says Moulton Seas End villager

A homeowner is selling up and moving out of his village in protest at the state of its road safety.

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South Holland District Council's offices in Spalding where planning committee members met on Wednesday.  Photo: SG290114-222NG.

NHS cash for health in Holbeach confirmed as part of homes plan

A £325,000 contribution towards health care provision in Holbeach has been agreed as part of plans to build up to 185 homes in the town.

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