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Family of fly-tippers fined for dumping waste in Spalding Common

Three members of the same family who dumped tree cuttings in two areas of South Holland have each been fined heavily.

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Tongue End news.

Parish council to hold talks on possible sale of Tongue End Playing Field

Deeping St Nicholas Parish Council is to hold talks over the possible sale of Tongue End Playing Field so it can be turned into a woodland area.

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RIVER WORK: A dog walker has complained about The Environment Agency clearing grass, shrubs and lowering trees along the River Glen in West Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG291117-118TW.

West Pinchbeck villager condemns ‘vandalism’ of River Glen

A West Pinchbeck dog walker has attacked work carried out to remove grass, shrubs and trees along a stretch of the River Glen in the village.

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WEEKEND WEB: We must protect the countryside, not build on it

WEEKEND WEB: We must protect the countryside, not build on it

Chairman of the Lincolnshire branch of CPRE, TIM MACHIN, writes his monthly column, RURAL MATTERS

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Long Sutton Parish Council news.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Threat of dog ban in town parks

Dogs could be banned from parks in Long Sutton after parish councillors vowed to get tough on fouling in parks.

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Coun Barry Dobson and village clean co-ordinator Laura Staines with a Big Clean Team in Thurlby, near Bourne.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

The Big Clean passes 160-tonne mark in two months

More than 160 tonnes of litter and weeds have been collected so far in a clean-up project that includes Bourne and Deepings.

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Stafford Proctor

WEEKEND WEB: We need a scheme for workers post Brexit

STAFFORD PROCTOR discusses Lincolnshire agriculture in Word on the Ground.

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Michael Gove MP at the Thetford Academy South Campus.

WEEKEND WEB: Hoping Mr Gove’s green concerns are growing well

Chairman of CPRE in Lincs, TIM MACHIN, discussed Rural Matters

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RIVER CONCERNS: A lack of bailiffs on Spaldings waterways has led to an illegal angling spree in the town, it has been claimed.  Photo: SG270917-125TW.

Readers’ anger over alleged illegal fishing across Spalding

A lack of bailiffs on Spalding’s waterways has led to illegal angling in the town, it has been claimed.

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3D visuals show how the Draper's Place development will sit on land currently used for car parking.

Four-storey block of flats on Spalding car park?

A four-storey block of 35 apartments for the over 55s could be built on a private car park between Spalding Market Place and The Crescent.

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Coun Nick Neilson (right) with Deeping St James SKDC member Coun Judy Stevens and Coun Dr Peter Moseley, cabinet member for environment.  Photo provided by South Kesteven District Council.

The Big Clean takes up 100 tonnes in first month

A volunteer-driven campaign to tidy up an area which includes Bourne and the Deepings passed the 100-tonne mark in its first month, it has been confirmed.

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Stonehaven: (left to right ) Janet Leggett - Resident, Sarah Spinks - Senior Carer, Anita Stevens - Manager/Owner, Darren Stevens - Owner.

Businesses in Quadring, Spalding and Whaplode St Catherine awarded top food hygiene ratings

Staff at a village hall, a care home and a takeaway are celebrating after being awarded top-ranked Food Hygiene Ratings.

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JOB VACANCY: Rachel Thompson who left her post as dog warden at South Holland District Council last month.  Photo supplied.

Call to stop dog mess in village

A Gedney Dyke grandmother has asked her parish council for help to stop dog fouling in the village.

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Ready for the Big Clean are, from left, Leader of the Council Coun Matthew Lee, Sandy Gray, Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Rob King and Deputy Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by SKDC.

Big Clean under way with Deepings and Bourne firms on board

Businesses in the Deepings and Bourne have signed up to a summer campaign to tackle litter, graffiti, fly-tipping and other mess across the area.

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NOISE NUISANCE: Harry and Janice Wright claim that their idyllic life in Donington is being spoiled by a "constant droning noise"and wife affected by noise pollution from George Barnsdale and Sons' timber windows and doors factory in the village.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG010817-119TW.

Donington couple’s ‘noises off’ cry to timber firm

A Donington couple claim their lives are being spoiled by a “constant droning noise” from a factory nearby.

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Residents are worried by the possible loss of the Moulton Chapel Motors building. SG020817-109TW

Moulton Chapel residents worried by loss of village garage in 78 homes plan

Moulton Chapel residents are objecting to the loss of a garage on Roman Road to make way for a housing development of up to 78 homes.

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WORD ON THE GROUND: Trying to discourage the ‘crime tourists’

It is estimated in a recent NFU report that the bill for rural crime is now more than £42.5 million annually with farmers and their families increasingly becoming victims of arson, vandalism and burglary with many experiencing fear, intimidation and threats of violence.

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Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Pair convicted of hare coursing near Bourne

Two ‘crime tourists’ have been convicted of hare coursing near Bourne.

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The sofa abandoned by the riverside in Spalding

Flytippers dump sofa by Spalding riverside

Thoughtless flytippers have dumped a sofa by the riverside in Spalding.

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*East Midlands in bloom judging in Ayscoughfee gardens, Spalding.
Lawns and gardens pristine for judges.

Blooming super effort by South Holland In Bloom teams

Gardeners’ nerves were on edge last week as three towns were visited by the East Midland In Bloom judges.

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