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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HUMOURIST/MAVERICK: Rick Stringer, Independent parliamentary candidate for the South Holland and the Deepings constituency.  Photo supplied.

Maverick has word for May

A self-styled “humourist and maverick” is hoping to give South Holland and the Deepings’ voters a reason to “pause for thought”.

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Eddy Poll

Key county roles for local councillors

Newly re-elected Lincolnshire county councillor Eddy Poll and Nick Worth have been handed key roles after the first meeting following the recent election.

Coun Malcolm Chandler, South Holland District Council member for Whaplode.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220416-257TW.

WHAPLODE PARISH COUNCIL: Council remembers late colleague and friend Mike Pullen

Whaplode Parish Council members held a minute’s silence for former chairman Mike Pullen at the start of their meeting last Wednesday.

Reader's letter

YOUR VIEW: Please don’t let apathy win this time around

Reflecting on the disappointing local election results, it appears that apathy, confusion or both have won the day along with the Conservatives.

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Coun William Rodwell, Chairman of Deeping St Nicholas Parish Council.  Photo: SG080511-145TW.

DEEPING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL: Chairman and vice chairman back in office

Parish councillors have voted to re-elect chairman Coun William Rodwell and vice chairman Coun David Branton for another year.

Members of the new South Holland and The Deepings Labour Womens Group

New Labour Party group for women

The South Holland and The Deepings Labour Women’s Group held their first monthly meeting recently at The Vista in Spalding. The group is open to all female members and supporters of the Labour Party.

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Jane Smith

Your chance to question election candidates

Candidates battling to be the next MP for South Holland and the Deepings have welcomed the chance to answer questions from Free Press readers.

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New Holbeach Parish Council chairman, Coun Martin Howard (left), with Couns Kay Piccaver, Julie Barker and new vice chairman, Coun Paul Foyster.  Photo by Michael Fysh.  SG230417-015MF.

HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: New chairman elected with eyes on town’s needs

An influx of new shops and a “proper medical centre” are two of the priorities for the next chairman of Holbeach Parish Council.

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Andrew Bowell

YOUR VIEW: Please work together for a better deal

I was privileged to stand as the Labour Party candidate in the recent county council elections in the Spalding South Ward where I received 259 votes.

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Reader's letter

YOUR VIEW: Don’t let election apathy set in

As the county elections have disappeared into the sunset it’s time to focus on the general election, or have people had enough of going to the ballot box? Well don’t let apathy show the way here as we all know in South Holland and the Deepings there is a Tory stronghold, but there is a better way.

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Douglas Dickens

YOUR VIEW: Councillors should not get an allowance

Could I please thank those who voted for me in the election, and yourself for the chance to put a message across via your paper.

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Coun Kelly Wilson (back second left) with other campaigners who want the speed limit along Spalding Road in Holbeach cut from 40mph to 30mph.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG160416-186TW.

Hundreds call for measures on speeding traffic on Holbeach road

Nearly 600 people have signed a petition calling for the speed limit on a Holbeach road to be cut from 40mph to 30mph.

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Julia Cambridge, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for South Holland and the Deepings.  Photo provided by South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats.

Lib Dem Julia will champion elderly if elected as South Holland and the Deepings MP

South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats have announced that former businesswoman Julia Cambridge is thei candidate for the snap General Election on June 8.

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Successful campaigner Daniel Abbott inside the red telephone box in West Street, Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG070117-225TW.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING: Red telephone box now town property after £1 deal

The last red telephone box in Crowland has been saved after a deal between parish councillors, South Holland District Council and BT.

The South East Lincolnshire Local Plan is "a good document, well-researched and a reasonable proposal to develop the Boston and South Holland area" according to Crowland parish councillor David Kempton.  Photo supplied.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING: Blueprint for future of district is ‘good, sound document’

A guide to how South Holland will grow over the next 20 years has been given a qualified welcome by Crowland Parish Council.

Lincolnshire Police news.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING: Police no-show ‘quite disappointing’, says chairman

The absence of police from Monday’s meeting was branded “quite disappointing”, by parish council chairman Coun Cathi Elphee.

Coun Cathi Elphee, the new chairman of Crowland Parish Council.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG050514-113TW.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING: Change of places for chairman and vice-chairman

The new chairman of Crowland Parish Council has admitted to having “a lot to live up to” after taking up the role.

Coun Peter Coupland, new Lincolnshire County Council member for Holbeach Rural ward, outside .St Mary Magdalene Church in Gedney.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG050517-152TW.

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Rural issues are new county councillor Coupland’s priority

A commitment to “protecting the rural way of life” is the motivating force behind Holbeach Rural’s new county representative.

Gosberton Methodist church flower festival

A reminder of all that’s around us


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