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Concerns raised about untidy appearance of two Pinchbeck pubs

Concerns were raised about the untidy appearance of two Pinchbeck pubs.

Pinchbeck parish councillor Emma Beavis said she hoped that The Bull would not go the same way as The Bell.

The Bell, in Church Street, has stood empty for some time and has grown more dilapidated.

The Bell in Pinchbeck (44253101)
The Bell in Pinchbeck (44253101)

Speaking at Monday’s council meeting Coun Beavis asked what was happening with The Bull.

She said: “The Bull is beginning to look forlorn and The Bell gets worse and worse every month.

“The windows are completely out now and it looks worse every time you look at it.

“I don’t want The Bull to go the same ways as The Bell.”

Council chairman James Avery said that the landlord of The Bull had disappeared and that a young lady had been selling alcohol at the Knight Street pub for a short time.

But Coun Avery, who is the district’s planning committee chairman, could not see a lot happening with The Bell but had noticed a large hole in the wall.

Coun Avery added that getting anything done was almost impossible and very time consuming.

He said: “It is like the Bull and Monkie in Spalding.”

South Holland District Council is now creating a new policy to tackle untidy sites which are blighting the area.

This new policy, which was discussed at the district’s last Performance Monitoring Panel meeting, would aim to ensure consistency across all departments when responding to untidy sites.

It will also ensure all contact is recorded on a centralised database and allow enforcement action to quickly be identified.

The council has identified eight sites across the district but would not outline which eyesores it is looking at.

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