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Last day to have your say on Spalding's South Holland Centre

People have got one last day to say what they would like to see put on at the South
Holland Centre in Spalding.

South Holland District Council wants to hear from the public before it reopens the facility - and people have until 5pm today (Thursday) to have their say.

The council wants to check what people would be comfortable with doing following the pandemic - and what customers want to see featured on its programme going forward.

The South Holland Centre.
The South Holland Centre.

The consultation launched last Thursday with an email to people on the centre’s mailing list - and more than 1,500 residents responded within the first 24 hours alone.

Theatre company SADOS had been looking forward to putting on the play ‘Teechers’, with rehearsals well under way when lockdown forced plans to go on hold.

SADOS chair Jodie Schweikhardt said: “It will be marvellous to get the theatre back open. We are so looking forward to it.

“I have been absolutely lost without SADOS and the theatre - it’s been really odd and strange. It’s my whole life so it’s been a real struggle. I can’t wait to get back in.”

She said she was also looking forward to teaming up with her friends at the South Holland Centre, whose lighting and technical staff are popular colleagues of performers.

Group members have been getting the SADOS Shed, where they meet and practice, ready for the return of live theatre.

The group normally puts on shows for a week in May and November - and is hopeful of being able to perform for the November dates as usual this year.

The South Holland Centre has not been open since the pandemic forced it to close last March.

Venues such as this were able to reopen from Monday, but bosses wanted to conduct a listening exercise first.

The survey can be filled in at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SouthHollandCentreSurvey.

Alternatively, people can email consultations@sholland.gov.uk with their views and comments.

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