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South Holland District Council commemorates 50 years of serving the community

South Holland District Council is reaching a historic milestone as the authority marks its 50th year of serving the local community.

South Holland 1974

The District Council was formed on 1st April 1974 following the Local Government Act of 1972 which led to the restructure of local government.

The Act saw the number of councils in England reduce from 1,000 to 412. South Holland was then created to replace three former districts - East Elloe Rural District, Spalding Rural District and Spalding Urban District.

Cllr Nick Worth, Leader of South Holland District Council, said: "I am delighted the Council has been proudly serving residents in the District for 50 years. It is a real milestone in the history of the District and for the Council.

"We continue to deliver high quality services for residents, businesses and visitors and have always been a forward-thinking and innovative authority. The Council continues to make the most of opportunities and to enable projects that are transformational for residents, communities and businesses. We remain committed to delivering high quality services and to get the best value for residents.

"Since 2021, South Holland has been part of the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership with Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey. The partnership approach is driving growth and regeneration in the district and giving us greater access to vital Government funding so we can deliver transformative projects and services for our communities.

"On the 50th anniversary,  I thank all residents, community groups and businesses for enhancing the district so positively in that time and look forward to what the future will bring for South Holland."