News from Spalding Today

In the red again for Comic Relief

Red noses and clothes were donned and money was raised in the area’s schools, clubs and playgroups on Friday as south Lincolnshire did its bit for Red Nose Day. Clubbers swapped their neon attire for red in aid of Comic Relief in Holbeach and raised £147

today, 14:26 in Regional East
 

Cooking is a pizza cake for nursery pupils at Spalding’s Monkshouse school

Cooking was a pizza cake for nursery pupils at Monkshouse Primary School in Spalding. Fifty three and four-year-olds had the thrill of designing chef hats and creating their own pizzas at Frankie and Benny’s, who provided a choice of delicious toppings s

today, 14:26 in Regional East
 

YOUR VIEWS:Holbeach can be turned around

Your article on the regeneration of Holbeach High Street (Spalding Guardian, March 9) is interesting. I’ve been pushing for years to get 106 funds to be used to directly benefit the town, rather than to subsidise Spalding and Lincoln. People and traders

today, 12:32 in Regional East
 

YOUR VIEWS: District council has destroyed Holbeach

The last nail in the Holbeach coffin was the removal of the market from High Street to Boston Road South car park. This was done by South Holland District Council without consultation or reference to Holbeach Parish Council, of which I was a member. I fo

today, 08:23 in Regional East
 

Lottery boost to play time at Spalding special school

Play time will soon be better than ever at Spalding’s Garth School after they secured a National Lottery grant to upgrade their playground. The Pinchbeck Road special school has been awarded a £9,438 grant from The National Lottery Awards for All Scheme.

today, 06:28 in Regional East
 

Ex-serviceman’s anger at lack of NHS dental places

A pensioner who spent years serving his queen and country is angry after being told he can’t see an NHS dentist for emergency treatment – but could be seen in a few days if he paid for private treatment. Pensioner Thomas ‘Taffy’ Edwards (79) who was a fi

yesterday, 18:20 in Regional East
 

SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: Togs ‘n’ Cloggs, South Street, Crowland

The number 37 Spalding to Peterborough bus may have lost a few regular passengers from Crowland since the opening of a fundraising “boutique” in town. Togs ‘n’ Cloggs, in South Street, has been described by one happy customer as “the best thing that’s ev

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional East
 

YOUR VIEWS: Town council would provide a voice

I read with interest Lord Gary Porter’s piece on the forthcoming consultation as to whether to investigate establishing a town council for Spalding. I very much welcome this. The last time a similar question was posed, in my naivety I did not then suppor

yesterday, 14:13 in Regional East
 

YOUR LETTERS: It has to be a two-way effort

I read your report in the Lincs Free Press of March 7 (‘Speaking English will help migrant settlers’) with great interest. I have lived next door to several Polish people and at the moment the avenue I live in has a wide mixture of Europeans, some will s

yesterday, 10:49 in Regional East
 

YOUR VIEWS: MPs’ conduct schoolyard behaviour

Yet again MP John Hayes attempts to influence us all with his own subjective interpretation of fact. He mentions “Political affairs in Westminster are conducted very differently – for the most part through careful Parliamentary consideration and compromi

yesterday, 08:53 in Regional East
 

People power is so very important

CABINET CALL: By Coun Gary Taylor of South Holland Dsitrict Council This is the time of year when governments and councils set their budgets and just like your household budget, priorities are set and we look at ways of getting best value for money, shop

Saturday, 23:46 in Regional East
 

Alpaca herd needs a new place to live

A new home is being sought for a small herd of alpacas. Headteacher Karen Hepworth-Lavery and her journalist husband John Lavery have six alpacas, with two new arrivals expected in late spring, but their search to find a suitable area of land near their

Saturday, 20:26 in Regional East
 

“Safety is a priority but we can’t afford it”

A mum is calling for action now to make a stretch of road in her village safe before it’s too late. Dawn Adams has long been campaigning for a footpath to be built in Moulton Seas End on a busy stretch of road between the Seas End Road and The Golden Lio

Saturday, 18:14 in Regional East
 

The Ear Nurse opens clinic in Spalding

A qualified nurse specialising in ear care has started her new one day a week clinic in Spalding. Jane Russell runs a Tuesday 9.30am-5pm clinic at Tonic Health, in Broadgate House, Westlode Street, and private patients can also see her at The Wellhead Pr

Saturday, 16:21 in Regional East
 

YOUR VIEWS: I’m not on planning committee and didn’t have a vote

The article printed on page 3 last week had several factual inaccuracies, particularly the bottom section, headed: ‘Council vote risks cash loss’. Firstly, I am not on the planning committee and therefore was not eligible to vote. Eight other councillors

Saturday, 14:07 in Regional East
 
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