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Councillor calls time on 31-year parish position in Weston

A Weston parish councillor who has stood down after 31 years has moved to reassure villagers about his continual involvement in the community.

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Former South Holland tourism officer Barbar Moore.  Photo supplied.

Tributes paid to South Holland tourism officer and Spalding museum curator

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Former South Holland District Council members Marion Bamber and Doug Best at Pinchbeck Village Hall in May 2009. 
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Tributes paid to ‘a lovely lady who did her best’ for Surfleet and Pinchbeck

A former district councillor who served Surfleet and Pinchbeck for eight years will be remembered at a funeral service on Wednesday.

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John Hayes pictured with David Cameron, one of five Conservative leaders he has served.

WEEKEND WEB: New freedom and zeal to represent my constituents

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Holbeach Parish Council news.  Photo by Jim Smith.

HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: Rise of £31 in council tax share

Holbeach council tax payers will see the total amount they pay for services, including playing fields and cemeteries, rise by just £31 in 2018-19.

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PLAY AREA: The site in Albert Avenue, Gedney, which parish councillors have discounted for use as a children's play area. Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100118-201TW.

GEDNEY PARISH COUNCIL: Search goes on for new play area site

Gedney may have to wait some time longer for a new play area after a potential site in the village was ruled as being “too isolated”.

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An incident where a laser was shone at a helicopter above Cambridge city centre.

WEEKEND WEB: Important role in making the shining of these lasers illegal

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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John Hayes MP

MP to be outspoken campaigner now he’s quit as Transport Minister

MP John Hayes promises to be an “outspoken but not unreasonable” backbencher after quitting Theresa May’s Government on Tuesday morning.

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Coun Adam Stokes, Cabinet Member for Finance, South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Question of council tax put to Bourne and Deepings’ taxpayers

Council tax payers in Bourne and the Deepings are being asked for their views on what the amount should be for 2018/19.

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Gedney Parish Council news.

GEDNEY PARISH COUNCIL: Speedwatch plans take shape as ‘hotspots’ are named

Roads in Gedney Dyke and Gedney Drove End will be at the heart of a Community Speedwatch project taking shape across the parish.

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MP John Hayes

MP Hayes quits his Government post

Local MP John Hayes has resigned from his post as Minister for Transport during Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.

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The service to her nation of The Queen  pictured here at Sandringham on Christmas Day  surely inspires us each and every year, says MP John Hayes.

WEEKEND WEB: With hope, we can look forward to brighter times in 2018

Hayes in the House: By MP John Hayes

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Deeping Tennis Club members and chairman Colin Pummell (centre) with South Kesteven District Council members Couns Kelham Cooke, Judy Smith, Frances Cartwright and Rosemary Woolley.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Time gets short to apply for area cash

Community and voluntary groups in Bourne and the Deepings have just two weeks left to apply for up to £10,000 worth of funding.

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Reader's Picture of Spalding's Coronation Chanel, by John Constable.

WEEKEND WEB: Guardian letters

Thanks, retail in Long Sutton, Brexit and the meaning of Christmas

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Attempted terrorist attack in New York

WEEKEND WEB: ‘Our resolve in the face of evil must be unwavering’

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Coun Janet Bellamy is leading the project for the provision of new children's play equipment in Weston Hills. 
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‘Be patient’ plea from councillor on play area bid

Families in Weston Hills can get involved in efforts to provide new children’s play equipment for the village.

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Mark McGilloway next to the False Start sculpture in Buttercup Paddock, Whaplode.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG190517-232TW.

WHAPLODE PARISH COUNCIL: Plan for cemetery to host sculptures with owner’s help

A possibility that some of Whaplode’s well-known village sculptures could find a new home at a redeveloped cemetery has been discussed by parish councillors.

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Engineering students from Spalding Grammar School visited Guttridge Ltd in Pinchbeck recently as part of the Engineering Education Scheme. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG071217-103TW

I hope our brightest and best embrace the ‘Year of Engineering’

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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TOWN TO REGROUP: Coun Nick Worth with Professor Val Braybrooks (front left and right), principal of NCFM Holbeach, contractors and representatives from Lincolnshire County Council at the official opening of Peppermint Junction roundabout.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG081217-116TW.

Holbeach to ‘regroup’ after heritage ‘No’

Hopes of Holbeach seeing new investment to help regenerate the town have suffered a setback after its bid to become a heritage site was turned down.

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Couns Isobel Hutchinson and Terry Harrington of Holbeach Parish Council.  Photo by Chris Seymour.

HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: New grants policy is adopted

New guidelines for charities and community groups in Holbeach to apply for grants have been set by parish councillors.

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