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Holdingham roundabout works complete

Holdingham roundabout

Major improvement works to add new approach lanes and install traffic signals to the A17/A15 Holdingham Roundabout near Sleaford are officially complete. The new roundabout will ease congestion, increase capacity and improve traffic flow in all directions.

The total cost of the rugby club junction and Holdingham Roundabout projects is £8.25m. This project was funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, North Kesteven District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and developer contributions. 

Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in England

On Wednesday (9 December) Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press briefing announcing that England will be moving to plan B, while continuing to work closely with the Devolved Administrations.

The measures announced include: 

  • The re-introduction of guidance for everyone who can to work from home. This will be introduced from Monday 13 December.
  • From Friday 10 December, face coverings will become compulsory in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship. There will be exemptions in venues where it is not practical to wear one, such as when you are eating, drinking or exercising. For that reason, face masks will not be required in hospitality settings.
  • From Wednesday 15 December (subject to parliamentary approval) the NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App will become mandatory for entry into nightclubs and settings where large crowds gather, including:
    • Unseated indoor venues with more than 500 people       
    • Unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people
    • Any venue with more than 10,000 people.

The government will keep the data under constant review. Guidance on GOV.UK will be updated to reflect these changes in the coming days. Read the full press release here.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

New Visit Lincolnshire Business Website

A wealth of guidance, support, and downloadable resources, contains free and easy open access to a growing number of topics from business set up, legislation and HR through to marketing and sales.

The online platform offers business support and guidance in many formats - masterclass videos, checklists, factsheets, and information articles, plus links to a growing library of sector specific external information.

Everything on the website is freely accessible, with no requirement to log in or sign up, so as business owners you and your staff can get the information and support you need at any time.

Take a look at the website here.

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