Spalding town centre manager Dennis Hannant highlighted Spalding’s litter problem as a potential barrier to further prosperity during an interview with Tulip Radio.
Two months into the job, Dennis was upbeat about plans to attract new custom to Spalding, but honest about the action needed to make it an attractive destination, such as tackling the litter. Dennis intends to put together a group of volunteer littler pickers to help keep the town clean, and already has names of several willing helpers.
Dennis, who is trying to meet as many local traders as possible, said Spalding had a great deal going for it with its historic buildings and landmarks.
He is also planning new events to help reinvigorate the town and attract new visitors.
As well as the traditional summer events already on the calendar, he spoke about new events such as the ’40s weekend that Ayscoughfee Hall is planning this year to give us a chance to reflect on the sacrifices and professionalism of our Armed Forces over the years. Also on the timetable this year is a cycling event and the resurrection of South Holland Food Festival in late August or early September.
If you would like to listen to Dennis’s interview, go on to our website www.tulip-radio.co.uk and listen to him on our podcast section.