FESTIVE MESSAGE: Reflecting on ‘colourful’ year with more on way

Spilsby Mayor Peter Grant.
Spilsby Mayor Peter Grant.

Mayor of Spilsby Coun Peter Grant ...

I started my second term of office in May and since that time the town council and I have been busy with many projects and supporting schemes within the town.

Spilsby Bike Night saw many visitors to the town and this was a great success. The council was pleased to help with a donation towards the cost of the insurance for the evening.

The SO Festival in the summer was very popular with amazing light shows in the evening.

Spilsby fared well in the Best Kept Town Competition; although not winning, it was well placed.

The town has looked very colourful this year with thanks for Linkage College for the flowers in town.

The town allotments had new water taps installed, and with the help of volunteers a general tidy up has started and is still ongoing. There are some vacant allotments at the moment which we are hoping to let.

The year ended with a fantastic turn out for the Christmas Tree Lights switch on with local children and students entertaining the crowd of some 150 people with carols and displaying the boards which they had decorated.

In the coming months, the council is hoping to apply for funding for an outdoor gym at the Boston Road Playing Fields. This would be a great boost for fitness in the town and can be used at any time by anyone wanting to get fit.

The play area equipment will be undergoing a refurbishment in the spring with the addition of a small picnic bench for the children to sit at.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the upkeep of the wildlife area in the TOCH land near Shamfields Road.

Trees have been bid for from the Woodland Trust and we are hoping that we will receive some 40 trees to support the wildlife habitat in the town.