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  • The South Holland Jobs Fair takes place on Tuesday, April 4 and offers visitors the chance to speak to over 30 employers and training providers from a range of industries who are currently recruiting in the district.

    The popular annual event is being held at the South Holland Centre in Market Place between 10am - 2pm and is organised by South Holland District Council's Economic Development Team in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions.

    Representatives from several sectors including the food industry will be on hand to discuss current vacancies as well as offering information about a wide range of jobs.

    Visitors can get career advice and learn about the skills needed for different roles.

    Helpful hints will also be offered to anyone who is thinking of starting their own business or looking to benefit from training and development opportunities.

    Cllr Nick Worth, portfolio holder for economic development, said: "The Jobs Fair has been running for seven years now and is widely recognised as a very helpful event - last year around 400 people attended and we received plenty of positive feedback.

    "As usual there will be a wealth of advice and information for anyone looking for work or who wants to learn more about different careers and opportunities."

    For more information about the South Holland Jobs Fair contact 01775 764895 or email economicdevelopment@sholland.gov.uk.

  • The 17th South Holland Open Arts exhibition takes place in the Function Hall at the South Holland Centre in Market Place, Spalding, from March 2 - 9.

    The popular annual event, which has been running since 1999, aims to showcase the best work by professional and amateur artists from across the region. 

    Cllr Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for arts development, said: "The quality of artwork is always extremely high and I'm certain this year's event will be no different.

    "I'm looking forward to visiting the exhibition and admiring what I'm sure will be an impressive variety of work. We've had 252 entries this year which is the most we have had for a long time."

    Over the past few months artists have been busy creating pieces for the exhibition, with the final entries chosen by an independent panel of judges.

    All sorts of art will be on display including paintings, drawings, photography and sculptures.

    Once again the public will be invited to nominate their favourite work.

    This year there will be three prizes up for grabs, these are:

     

    The Public Vote Trophy - presented to the artist whose artwork receives the most votes from visitors to the exhibition.

    Best Newcomer - Sponsored by Riverbank Studios £100 will be awarded to an artist entering the contest for the first time, chosen by the judges.

    Photography Prize: Sponsored by Shutter Hub a prize of 1 year's free membership of Shutter Hub and an artist feature in their blog will be presented to the best photography entry chosen by the judges.

     

    The Open Arts exhibition is free to visit and will be open at the following times:

    Thursday, March 2 from 2pm - 6pm

    Friday, March 3 from 10am - 3pm

    Saturday, March 4 from 10am - 7.30pm

    Sunday, March 5 from 2pm - 4pm

    Monday, March 6 from 10am - 4pm

    Tuesday, March 7 from 10am - 3pm

    Wednesday, March 8 from 10am - 7.30pm

    Thursday, March 9 from 10am - 4.30pm

     

    For more information about Open Arts contact the Community Development Team on 01775 761161 or email community@sholland.gov.uk.

  • Surfleet Parish Council has applied to South Holland District Council to designate their Parish area as a neighbourhood area.

    Neighbourhood Planning offers communities the opportunity to shape future development by creating new policies which are used in determining planning applications.

    South Holland District Council will now undertake a six week consultation on the proposed neighbourhood area. The consultation will start at 9am on Friday, January 20 and close at 4pm on Friday, March 3.

    Cllr Nick Worth, South Holland District Council's portfolio holder for strategic planning, said: "A Neighbourhood Plan gives people greater involvement and ownership of the plans and policies that affect their area.

    "Policies which form adopted Neighbourhood Plans are then used when considering planning applications in the area concerned.

    "Neighbourhood Plans can influence the type, design, location and mix of new development and ensure important local spaces are protected for future generations.

    "So I would encourage any residents who care about the long term development of Surfleet to get involved and have their say." 

    All comments on the proposal should be sent to neighbourhoodplans@sholland.gov.uk or alternatively in writing to:

     

    Planning Policy

    South Holland District Council

    Priory Road

    Spalding

    Lincolnshire

    PE11 2XE

     

    For more information on Neighbourhood Plans visit http://www.sholland.gov.uk/article/5092/Neighbourhood-Planning

  • A 1940s Weekend is being held at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding on August 12 and 13.

    Jointly organised by South Holland District Council and local veterans' groups, the hugely popular event has previously attracted over 5,000 visitors.

    Organisers are currently looking for wartime re-enactors, memorabilia collectors and enthusiasts to play a part in the proceedings.

    There will be a chance for people to have their own vintage style stalls and displays.

    The event will also feature a spectacular flypast, remembrance parade and live music.

    Anyone interested taking part should contact Ayscoughfee Hall on 01775 764555 between 10.30am and 4pm from Wednesday and Sunday or alternatively email museum@sholland.gov.uk.

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