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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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British nuclear test veteran Doug Hern, of Moulton, has welcomed new research which aims to finds out whether there are any lasting health and genetic effects from their experiences in the Pacific during the 1950s.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG190616-105TW.

Moulton nuclear test veteran backs university research project

Moulton nuclear test veteran Doug Hern (82) has backed a new study which could prove that he and others suffered life-changing and generational health problems.

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CULTURE FOCUS: Crowds at the 2017 Holbeach Food Festival which could become a weekend event, with arts and music on the Sunday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG010717-155TW.

HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: Plans take shape for culture to be centre stage in town

A cultural explosion could take place in Holbeach if plans for an expanded nature reserve, public artwork and a World War I commemoration event are achieved.

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The Berlin Wall two years before it came down

WEEKEND WEB: We must not drop our guard against such menace rising again

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By John Hayes MP

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Repairs to the wall and gate at St  Mary's Church, Pinchbeck, has partially led to a 132 per cent council tax precept increase for 2018-19.

Steep rise in Pinchbeck’s council tax to maintain and develop services

Pinchbeck council tax payers face a sharp rise in their bills after parish councillors agreed to a precept increase of 132 per cent.

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MPs have voted to abandon the House of Commons

WEEKEND WEB: We owe it to all not to abandon Parliament

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Sue Fortune, grants director for the Lincolnshire Community Foundation.  Photo by David Dawson.

Chance to apply for #iwill cash to help youth groups in South Holland

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for groups working with young people in South Holland and south-east Lincolnshire.

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Gambling machine.

WEEKEND WEB: Betting terminals can be addictive and harmful

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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LIGHTING-UP TIME? The War Memorial in Long Sutton town centre could be illuminated if parish councillors follow up an idea from the public.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110112-118TW.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: Idea to light up War Memorial

An idea to light up Long Sutton War Memorial and create “a focal point” for the town” is under consideration.

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South Holland District Council members Paul Foyster (Holbeach Town ward) and Pete Williams (Spalding St Paul's ward) are both considering their futures within UKIP.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG080515-237TW.

Doubts over future of UKIP branch in South Holland and the Deepings

The future of UKIP’s South Holland and the Deepings branch is in doubt because of “senior level mismanagement and poor leadership” nationally.

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The council has continued to invest in local community events such as the 1940s weekend.

WEEKEND WEB: Councillors must be visible and available

CABINET CALL: A weekly column written by members of South Holland District Council’s Cabinet. This week with: COUN GARY TAYLOR

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The House of Commons

WEEKEND WEB: Commons at its best when party politics are put to one side

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Spaywatch, an animal neutering charity, is asking families in South Holland to take up its invitation to have their cats treated for just �10.  Photo supplied.

Charity gives cat neutering discount for Spalding and Holbeach

A charity is offering cat owners in Spalding and Holbeach a discount to tackle the number of strays in the area.

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.Julie Barker has resigned from her role as a Town ward member of Holbeach Parish Council.  Photo by Michael Fysh.   SG080817-014MF.

Vacancy on Holbeach Parish Council

A vacancy has arisen on Holbeach Parish Council after the resignation of former Town ward member Julie Barker.

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Coun David Wilkinson, Lutton Parish Council chairman.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG010316-102TW.

LUTTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Village precept frozen as costs are controlled

Lutton’s share of its households’ council tax bills has been frozen at £19,000 for the third year running.

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Former South Holland tourism officer Barbar Moore.  Photo supplied.

Tributes paid to South Holland tourism officer and Spalding museum curator

By Winston Brown

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Twitter: @SpaldingWinston

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Former South Holland District Council members Marion Bamber and Doug Best at Pinchbeck Village Hall in May 2009. ''Photo: SG080509-706NG.

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 MP has written to Stagecoach about its review of bus services in Norfolk, including the 505 Spalding to King's Lynn route.  Photo supplied.

WEEKEND WEB: New freedom and zeal to represent my constituents

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Holbeach 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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