HSBC bank in Spilsby set to close

July 7, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby’s HSBC bank is set to close. The bank will cash up for the final time on on Friday, September 5, due to a ‘significant fall in footfall’, said a spokesman for HSBC. The closure leaves Barclays and Lloyds, as well as the Post Office, where people can bank, but the move has drawn criticism. Local Conservative campaigner Matthew Glanville said: “I was shocked to hear that HSBC is planning on closing its branch and […]

Emotional mayoral change-over in Spilsby

June 3, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

A single tear trickled down the outgoing mayor of Spilsby’s cheek as he prepared to hand over the chains of office to his successor at the recent town council AGM. As Coun Peter Grant was unanimously voted into the mayoral role – 11 years to the day after he was first appointed the title – the praise flowed freely for his predecessor. Coun Michael Lenton was said by many to be a ‘hard act to […]

Top trial riders help make Spilsby Bike Night the best yet

May 22, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Britain’s top female trials rider Emma Bristow amazed the crowds in Spilsby yesterday with her jaw-dropping skills and bravery at the town’s ‘best ever’ Bike Night. The sport’s world number two and her high-ranking boyfriend James Fry each performed dexterous feats of motorcycling magic on a specially created obstacle course in the town centre. Event organiser Peter McDowell of AE Wildman & Sons said the Aby couple’s trial biking displays proved a huge hit with […]

Bumper list of new businesses in Spilsby

April 30, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

A bumper crop of new businesses are opening in Spilsby over the next few weeks. The Mayor of Spilsby Coun Michael Lenton has been invited to officiate the opening of at least four new businesses in the town in the coming fortnight. Opticians, petrol stations and two pubs will all be opening afresh or under new management, which Coun Lenton says is a great indicator of the town’s vibrant economy. “The great thing about Spilsby […]

Spilsby housing plan supported by council

March 8, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

A housing strategy identifying potential sites for 284 new homes in Spilsby has won the town council’s support. Spilsby Town Council voted in favour of East Lindsey District Council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment at a recent meeting. Speaking afterwards the Mayor of Spilsby Coun Michael Lenton said: “First and foremost Spilsby needs to grow, not only from a population point of view but also from a business point of view – to support business […]

March signals the return of council shorts row

March 6, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

For many, the month of March signals springtime’s approach, longer days and the easing of winter’s icy grip. But while the weather may be warming and the daffodils beginning to bloom, for Spilsby Town Council, March has marked a decidedly frosty patch among certain relations. Coun Winston Baugh’s threatened curtailment of his council duties unless permitted to wear his trademark shorts at meetings has reopened a row over what is considered appropriate council attire. “I […]