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CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Hedge fund helps town allotment scheme

Work on a new allotment and cemetery in Crowland has been helped along by cash from a countywide landscape fund.

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Two builder's bags left on Holbeach's High Street for a year are frustrating the town's action group and Holbeach in Bloom members.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310118-132TW.

Builder’s bags bring ‘disgrace’ to Holbeach town centre

Two bags of builder’s materiais left on Holbeach’s High Street for a year are spoiling efforts to improve the town, a civic leader has warned.

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WELL-TRODDEN PATH: Peter Summers what East Bank footpath in Sutton Bridge to be maintained better after damage to his wheelchair.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310118-156TW.

SUTTON BRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL: Amputee’s call for path improvement

A wheelchair user has asked Sutton Bridge Parish Council to “get some muscle behind” his call for a footpath in the village to be improved.

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Julian Gregory, chief executive officer, Eastern IFCA.  Photo by Paul Marsh.

Wash poison warning for pet owners along South Holland coast

Dog owners walking their pets along beaches near Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dawsmere and Holbeach St Matthew have been warned not to let them eat dead fish.

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DUMPING GROUND: The entrance to East Bank Lighthouse picnic area, Sutton Bridge, where flytippings has been reported.''Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310118-154TW.

SUTTON BRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL: Flytipping headache now reaches picnic area

Plans to promote a picnic area at East Bank Lighthouse could be undermined by flytipping, a parish councillor has warned.

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Fish population in the River Glen, from Surfleet Seas End to West Pinchbeck, is good despite fears about illegal angling, according to The Environment Agency.  Photo by Tim Wilson.''SG170118-105TW.

Work to stop illegal fishing at South Holland river nets result

A new survey showing good fish numbers in the River Glen is proof that measures against illegal angling are working, it has been claimed.

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Gedney Hill Parish Council news.

Online survey tries to solve sewage issues in Gedney Hill

Gedney Hill households are being quizzed about the need for a drainage system in the village after complaints about raw sewage in recent weeks.

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Environment Agency news.

Possible changes to flood risk management in Donington area

Households in Donington, Bicker, Swineshead and other villages served by Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board (IDB) are being asked about changes to flood risk management.

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THE COST OF DUMPING: Flytipping like this in Weston Hills is costing English taxpayers �58million to clear up, according to Defra.  Photo supplied.

South Holland taxpayers left with £60,000 bill from flytippers

Flytippers who dump waste on isolated farmland and other areas around South Holland have been branded as “naive, ill-informed and ignorant”.

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Jackie Allen (left) and Julia Turner have complained about rubbish left in Spalding's Victoria Street car park.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG050118-104TW.

Fears Spalding car park is turning into a dumping ground for litter louts

A clean-up operation is wanted in a car park near homes and takeaways in Spalding that has become a dumping ground for rubbish.

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The Friends of Holbeach Parks group is making steady progress towards its �180,000 fundraising target.''Photo: SG100117-109TW.

Fundraising progress made by the Friends of Holbeach Parks

A Holbeach group trying to raise £180,000 to provide children’s play equipment for the town is making steady progress towards its goal.

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Four members of the same family who dumped tree cuttings in a ditch in Spalding Common have each been fined heavily.

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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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 Spalding's 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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