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- Independent businesses invited to workshop
- Self-service pods launched
- Audited accounts for year ended 31 March 2016
- Business award up for grabs
- New app to promote district towns
A 'Retailers Workshop' is being held at the South Holland Centre in Market Place, Spalding, on Wednesday, October 26.
Organised by South Holland District Council in association with the Federation of Small Businesses, the free event is open to owners and staff members of independent shops in the district.
Participants will discover ways of attracting and retaining customers by utilising shop fronts, window displays and merchandising.
Guests will also hear from a retail specialist about how to unlock the mysteries of merchandising and buying habits.
The event runs from 5.30 to 9.30pm and includes a free buffet and networking opportunities.
Places are limited for this one-off event, so anyone interested in attending is advised to book places soon.
To register places email your business name and address, delegates names and email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org
The pods are situated in the reception area of the offices in Priory Road, Spalding, and allow users to access the council's website www.sholland.gov.uk.
Through the website, residents can complete services including paying council tax and reporting a range of community issues.
The pods have access for disabled people and can be used at any time during office opening hours.
Cllr Malcolm Chandler, Portfolio Holder for Transformation, said: "We are confident that the new pods will help residents get services completed in a quick and straight forward manner, reducing the amount of time spent at the council office.
"As part of our ongoing Transformation Programme we are committed to providing digital services that are so good people choose to use them."
Staff at the council's reception are on hand to help residents use the pods and offer any assitance.
South Holland District Council's audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 are complete and can be viewed below, along with the signed audit opinion from the auditors, KPMG LLP.
If you would like to arrange to view the documents, make copies or ask questions, guidance is given in the document entitled 'Completion of Audit Public Notice'.
You can also download copies of the Council's previous statements.
This year's South Holland Business Awards, organised by Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce, takes place at Springfield's Exhibition Centre on November 24 and once again South Holland District Council is sponsoring the Business Person of the Year Award.
We are currently seeking nominations for this prestigious award and would like to invite the business community to help us find that special person.
Nominees must be from South Holland based companies. However, entrepreneurs from businesses which have sites outside the district, but are based or headquartered here can also be nominated.
The award is targeting someone who in your opinion has excelled or led in one or more of the following areas:
Promotion of Business
Sector or District profile and influence
Employment practice/innovation, apprenticeships, workplace diversity
Nominations must be received by the close of play on October 28. Nominations must include a name and company, plus a short description about why he/she deserves the award.
Send nominations to email@example.com
'Towns of South Holland App' has been by produced by South Holland District Council to promote retail sectors in the district and give residents and visitors a quick and easy way to get the goods, services and information they require.
The free app can be downloaded from the Google Play store or the Apple App store.
Spalding, Holbeach, Crowland, Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge and Donington towns are featured, each with their own dedicated section within the app.
Each section covers what's on, what to do, where to eat, where to shop, where to stay, services and an A-Z search.
There is also a general section which lists local news and weather and will give businesses the opportunity to promote their special offers.
Cllr Nick Worth, South Holland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Business Growth, said: "Using a phone app is now second nature for many people and we wanted to create an App that would specifically help businesses, residents and visitors to South Holland.
"There are many different apps out there, but this is unique because it covers local communities and allows users to get the information they need quickly.
"We are committed to helping the South Holland economy to grow and develop and are confident that Town App will play a successful role in this."
For information about the app and how to use it visit http://townapps.co.uk/