Support for team’s French fixture

April 28, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Juniors Football Club celebrated netting a £500 donation for a match in France. The U16 team will be crossing the channel in July for the annual fixture with twin town Fresnay sur Sarthe. The money, donated by Spilsby Town Council, will contribute to the team’s travel expenses. Mayor Peter Grant presented a cheque at the recreation ground on Wednesday before the team’s game against Fishtoft. Manager Gordon Lane said: “We certainly did not expect […]

Town decides not to enter ‘best kept’ competition

April 20, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby will not enter this year’s Council to Protect Rural England Best Kept Town Competition councillors have decided. The town has taken part in the competition for the past decade and reached the final for the first time last year. However, at the latest meeting councillors voted not to enter this year Spilsby Mayor Peter Grant said: “When we got to the final the council never received any feedback, on where we went wrong.” The […]

Scrapping charges would alleviate ‘horrendous’ problems with parking, says mayor

March 14, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Urgent action needs to be taken to deal with ‘horrendous’ parking problems in Spilsby according to the town’s mayor. Councillor Peter Grant is blaming the problem, in part, on the introduction of charging at the town’s Boston Road car park. East Lindsey District Council introduced charges at the car park and two other previously free car parks in Alford two years ago. Since then, some people in the town have been resorting to parking illegally […]

Plans Discussed For Up To 500 New Homes In Spilsby

March 7, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Plans for up to 500 new homes in Spilsby have been discussed as part of a consultation over future housing needs in the town. Bosses from Bourne-based Larkfleet Homes have met with town councillors to consider the potential development of farmland to the east of the town. The area, between Halton Road and Ashby Road, has been earmarked for housing in the East Lindsey District Council Local Plan. The meeting with Larkfleet Homes took place […]

Fears raised Spilsby Library could be facing its final chapter

January 10, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Fears have been raised for the future of Spilsby Library following the completion of a county-wide service review. A blueprint for library services in Lincolnshire is due to be set out next month following the conclusion of a public consultation. Spilsby Library was earmarked to be run by the community as part of a £2 million cost saving programme put forward by Lincolnshire County County in 2013. The library at West End Villas had been […]

Council Appeal For Reopening of White Hart

November 28, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

The new owner of an historic Spilsby pub is being urged to work with council leaders in the town to speed up its re-opening. The White Hart was one of 275 pubs sold by Suffolk based brewer Greene King to Hawthorn Leisure in April. The High Street pub has stood empty following the sale and Spilsby Mayor Peter Grant stated that he is hoping for talks with the company about its future. Councillor Grant said: […]