Red Lion Quarter bail out backed

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COUNCILLORS decided to back plans to bail out the struggling Red Lion Quarter in Spalding - but were adamant that the cost will not reach £300,000 to £400,000 as feared.

South Holland District Council’s cabinet met last night and, under the eye of a packed public gallery, discussed the plan to clear the debts of the centre.

Members also agreed that the failing food court should shut, and did not set a date for it to re-open.

The cabinet made recommendations that will now have to be approved by the full council next Wednesday.

For a full report of the big meeting, including the thoughts of council leader Gary Porter and answers to the questions posed by Chamber of Commerce President Jason Rooke see this Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.

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