New hitlist of grotspots revealed by council to bring pride to the district

Parish councillor Jenny Rowe outside the Bridge Hotel in Sutton Bridge, one of six sites on the Pride in South Holland hitlist for cleaning up.
Parish councillor Jenny Rowe outside the Bridge Hotel in Sutton Bridge, one of six sites on the Pride in South Holland hitlist for cleaning up.
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Spalding’s most recognisable eyesore and a pair of blight on the Sutton Bridge landscape are among six sites unveiled on a hitlist in South Holland.

A clean-up operation is set to get underway at Chatterton Water Tower in Spalding, as well as the Bridge Hotel and former Council School in Sutton Bridge as part of the Pride in South Holland Campaign.

Chatterton Water Tower in Spalding.

Chatterton Water Tower in Spalding.

Other sites on the hitlist are the Manor House, Crowland, Railway Bridge, Long Sutton and a derelict house in Main Road, Holbeach St Marks, with Spalding’s Green Lane railway bridge also under consideration.

South Holland District Council deputy leader Nick Worth said: “Letters have already been sent to the owners of the sites to make them well aware of the legislation and potential action we can take against them if they fail to clean up the sites.”

Pride in South Holland was launched in August when the Free Press and our sister paper, the Spalding Guardian, joined forces with the district council to name and shame “blots on the landscape” across the area.

So far, the derelict Bull and Monkie pub in Spalding and various sites in Crowland, Donington, Holbeach and Long Sutton have seen teams of council workers bringing a tidier look to them.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for green spaces, said: “Our Pride campaign is not just about Spalding, but it is about all areas of South Holland that suffer from the blight of littering, flytipping and untidy sites.

“We get a lot of good and positive feedback from people who tell us that they like what we are doing.”