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  • At a public meeting on 15 August 2016 it was agreed that comments on changes to Holbeach Boston Road Car Park and Market could be submitted on this website.

    To submit your comments please use the 'Compliment, Suggest or Feedback' section.

    Please head your comments 'Holbeach - Boston Road Car Park and Market'.

  • The Annual Household Enquiry Form lists the details of those in the home who are eligible to vote.

    The audit is known as the Annual Canvass and residents are required by law to respond to the form to confirm whether the details are correct or to advise of any necessary changes.

    The form only takes a couple of minutes to complete and can be done online.

    Anna Graves, South Holland District Council's Electoral Registrations Officer, urged people to respond as soon as possible: "We are required to carry out an audit of voter registrations each year to ensure we hold accurate information about everybody in the district who is eligible to vote.

    "It is important that people respond to this form as soon as possible and the quickest and easiest way of doing so is by going online.

    "It only takes a few minutes to go through a few short steps to confirm your household's details are correct or to make simple changes."

    The information gathered from the annual canvass will be used to update the Register of Electors.

    People who do not respond to the audit may not be included on the list of people allowed to vote in future elections, may find it harder to obtain credit, open bank accounts, or prove their identity, and could even be fined up to £1,000 as it is a legal requirement to provide the information requested on the Annual Household Form Enquiry form.

    The Annual Household Enquiry Form details how people can respond. Options include:

    • Online
    • SMS text message (if no changes are necessary)
    • Automated telephone line (if no changes are necessary)
    • Returning the form by post

    For more information or assistance with completing the form contact South Holland District Council on 01775 761161.

  • People of all ages made the most of the warm weather and enjoyed two days of memorabilia displays, re-enactments, demonstrations, stalls and period vehicles.

    Cllr Gary Taylor, South Holland District Council's portfolio holder for community, said: "The 1940's Weekend was another spectacular success, attracting many people from all over the district and even further afield.

    "The event provided two days of fun-filled activities and also gave visitors a poignant chance to remember those who fought in the war.

    "We've had a lot of positive feedback from visitors, so I would like to thank everyone who came along, as well as the stall holders and re-enactors who took part."

    Many guests dressed up in wartime attire and some took the opportunity to dance around the gardens to live music. There was also the added treat of spectacular BBMF fly-pasts on both days.

    The event, which is jointly organised by South Holland District Council and the Spalding Memorial Parade, culminated on Sunday with a poignant VJ Day parade in the Peace Gardens, giving visitors a chance to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the conflict.

    For more information about events at Ayscoughfee Hall visit www.sholland.gov.uk

  • Committing to any skin piercing is an investment and a considered purchase, at the very minimum you must make sure you visit a Skin Piercer who is registered with your local Council or the consequences could be severe.

    South Holland District Council is keen to make residents aware that there may be unregistered Skin Piercers operating within the district, either from domestic premises or offering to pierce in your own home.

    All registered Skin Piercers must display a certificate of registration where they practice - if they can't then it is likely they are unregistered. 

    Council Environmental Health Inspectors routinely visit registered premises and monitor compliance against the district byelaws. 

    The byelaws cover a range of standards including the cleanliness of the premise, equipment and the hygiene of the operator.

    Anyone who carries out acupuncture, electrolysis, cosmetic piercing and semi-permanent skin colouring must be registered with the local authority.

    Semi-Permanent Skin colouring or Micro blading is becoming more and more fashionable by having your eye brows/lips/eye liner temporarily tattooed on.

    Cllr Malcolm Chandler, Portfolio Holder for Food, Health and Safety, said: "One of the main reasons for registration is the protection of public health, particularly against the spread of infection.

    "We believe that there may be unregistered Skin Piercers operating in the district and we are keen to make people aware of this. We would encourage anyone who suspects that a Skin Piercer is operating illegally to report this to us.

    "If you are considering any of these treatments please ensure you only use a registered operator."

    By using an unregistered Skin Piercer you run the risk of becoming infected with either of the following:

    • The bacteria Staphylococcus or Pseudomonas which may give rise to localised inflammation and pain or can result in more chronic problems with pus, odours and scar tissues.
    • Hepatitis B: This can occur by contamination with infected blood or tissue fluids. Poor practice in tattooing and acupuncture has been known to cause outbreaks, particularly where fresh needles are not used or equipment is poorly sterilised.
    • Hepatitis C: This is acquired through intravenous drug use and the sharing of needles.
    • HIV: This is transmitted in the same way as Hepatitis B.

    A list of registered Skin Piercers can be viewed at www.sholland.gov.uk/article/4188/Skin-Piercing.

    If the person you are intending to visit is not on the list ask them to produce their certificate of registration. If they can't, do not use them and report it to us.

    If you become aware of a tattooist in South Holland operating without the relevant registration or offering to tattoo under 18's contact your local police or South Holland District Council on 01775 761161 or via email on foodhs@sholland.gov.uk

  • A pilot who has flown the iconic Lancaster aircraft across the globe is coming to Ayscoughfee Hall to give a talk on his fascinating career.

    Mike Chatterton, who taxies the Lancaster 'Just Jane' at the Lincolnshire Heritage Aviation Centre will be visiting the historic venue on Saturday, September 24 from 2pm.

    Mr Chatterton will give a special presentation called 'A Tale of Two Lancs' which, with the aid of photos and short video clips, he describes some of his favourite moments flying the famous aircraft.

    The event follows hot the heels of a similar talk from Vulcan Pilot Bill Ramsey in August which was fully booked.

    Demand for this event is also expected to be high, so anyone interested in attending is advised to book places quickly.

    Tickets cost £5 and can be booked by calling Ayscoughfee Hall on 01775 764555 or emailing museum@sholland.gov.uk.

    Meanwhile, Bill Ramsey will be returning to Ayscoughfee for another talk on Saturday, October 1 from 2.30pm and there are limited tickets available.

    For more information about Ayscoughfee Hall visit www.sholland.gov.uk.

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