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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

Beauty should be at the heart of all we do

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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South Holland District Council offices in Spalding.  Photo: SG290114-223NG.

Business rates aid for South Holland area disclosed

A £295,000 scheme to help South Holland firms cope with business rate rises over the next four years has been unveiled.

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Gedney Parish Council news.

GEDNEY PARISH COUNCIL: Invitation to join parish plan team

People living across Gedney will soon be able to shape its future by helping to produce a new Parish Plan.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Working together should not be seen as controversial

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Letters

YOUR VIEWS: No use waving flag and calling for unity

Regarding MP John Hayes’ column in last week’s Free Press.

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Night time flying exercises will take place at the former RAF Holbeach from 11pm on Wednesday until 1am on Thursday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  0402084W299QUEEN.

Night time flying at Holbeach air weapons range

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that night time flying exercises will take place at the former RAF Holbeach site next week.

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Coun Mike King, Cabinet member for Economy and Development at SKDC, with the Consultative Draft Local Plan 2017.

Rural funding day for Bourne and Deepings businesses

Businesses and community groups in the Deepings and Bourne can find out about rural grants at a funding event next week.

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John Hayes produces a spare tie in the House of Commons

Why I will take interventions only from those wearing ties

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Crowland Parish Council news.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Town is looking good after planning ‘walkabout’

Crowland’s appearance has largely been given a clean bill of health after a “walkabout” inspection by parish councillors.

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Sally Harrison (back right), centre manager at Spalding's South Holland Centre, with judges and winners of the Stop Frame Animation Competition for Easter 2015.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG010415-109TW.

South Holland Centre gets boost with share of £1m pot

More arts events for children and young people are coming to South Holland after a four-year grant worth nearly £1 million was awarded.

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Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust members at the last-ever Deepings Show in 2013 at Mill Field (Deepings Showground) in Market Deeping.  Photo by David Lowndes.  
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Village green effort is started by new Deepings group

A campaign group has been formed to protect the former Deepings Showground from future development.

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Long Sutton Parish Council news.

Long Sutton Parish Council’s ‘olive branch’ on Neighbourhood Plan

Long Sutton Parish Council has left the door open for Gedney and Lutton to be part of its Neighbourhood Plan.

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The Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220616-112TW.

Long Sutton Parish Council invited to use Market House

The prospect of Long Sutton Parish Council moving its meetings to The Market House is to be discussed later this month.

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Brexit

Time to give the Lion’s roar

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Bourne Town Hall.  Photo by Mike Davison.

Progress in project to revitalise Bourne Town Hall

A group trying to bring Bourne Town Hall back into community use has taken its first important step after reaching a deal about its charitable status.

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Spalding district councillor Jack McLean with Environment Secretary Michael Gove MP.

Michael Gove at MP’s Brexit anniversary party in Moulton

The newly appointed Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was among 100-plus guests at a garden party thrown by MP John Hayes and his wife, Susan, to mark the first anniversary of Britain’s Brexit vote.

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Coun Matthew Lee (left), Leader of South Kesteven District Council, new Chief Executive Aidan Rave and Deputy Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by SKDC.

New Chief Executive for South Kesteven District Council

Aidan Rave is the new Chief Executive of South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) which serves Bourne and the Deepings.

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Coun Mike King, Cabinet Member for Economy and Development at SKDC, with the Draft Local Plan for the district.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Help shape future of Deepings and Bourne at July drop-in days

Bourne and Market Deeping are to host four drop-in events about the future shape of the area to be run by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) next month.

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are seen in the Central Lobby of Westminster before HM The Queen reads the speech which marks the beginning of the parliamentary session.

New role in the space industry

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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