Positive signs as Holbeach looks to bright future

Traders, business owners and Holbeach Parish Council members have held positive and encouraging talks about improving and promoting the town centre.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Traders, business owners and Holbeach Parish Council members have held positive and encouraging talks about improving and promoting the town centre. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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Traders and councillors in Holbeach have praised the “positive attitude” and “mix of ideas” to emerge from talks to improve the town.

New signage within the development of Peppermint Junction, joint advertising initiatives between businesses and the use of Holbeach’s market area outside All Saints Church were some of the ideas to emerge from the second meeting of Holbeach Parish Council’s business panel on Monday.

I’m very enthusiastic and will support anything that will get things done for the town

Patrick Limming of J.W. Limming Garden and Pet Supplies, Holbeach

Patrick Limming of J.W. Limming Garden and Pet Supplies, Fleet Street, Holbeach, who was at the meeting, said: “Having seen things like this tried in the town for 40 years, I know that it’s so difficult to get these initiatives going.

“But I’m very enthusiastic and will support anything that will get things done for the town.

“We’ve got some new people with some fresh ideas and positive attitudes in Holbeach so let’s hope we can go on from there.”

The alliance between businesses and parish councillors was formed in January and has so far led to a new page on social media website Facebook being set up called The Holbeach Local.

Holbeach district councillor Tracey Carter, who set up the page for town traders, said: “It was good to see some more businesses represented at Monday’s meeting and there was a mix of ideas put forward.

“Some of them will be longer term things such as new signage when the Peppermint Junction gets underway.

“But some were more immediate projects such as the advertising features.

“Meanwhile, The Holbeach Local set up as a result of conversations at the first meeting has now built up over 650 likes and is increasing all the time.

“I would urge any business to send their details to tcarter@sholland.gov.uk and we will get them posted for you.”

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