By sharing services with a neighbouring council, as well as our senior management, we’ve weathered the Government’s austerity measures.
A YEAR ON YEAR COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION
We’ve reduced the amount of council tax you pay for District Council services every year since 2011
MAINTAINED WEEKLY COLLECTIONS OF DOMESTIC WASTE
We’ve gained funding to continue our weekly refuse recycling collections, improved our recycling rates and have replaced our ageing vehicle fleet
AFFORDABLE GOOD QUALITY HOUSING FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
We are one of only a few Councils in the Country which has our own building company – Welland Homes. We regularly build Council houses and affordable for our residents.
ON-GOING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR
We’ve maintained the same levels of financial support to our local charities, despite the huge reductions in Government funding.
INTRODUCED BANK HOLIDAY WASTE AND RE-CYCLING COLLECTIONS
We’ve eliminated the inconvenience of Saturday collections for over 7,000 properties, by introducing Bank Holiday collections.
NEW CCTV SYSTEM
We now have a fully working CCTV monitoring system throughout the whole of South Holland which is monitored by the police control room in Boston. People have been arrested as a result of this CCTV system and the Council believe that our citizens are much safer with it in place.
RETURNED EMPTY DWELLINGS TO USE AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Working with landlords, we have returned long term empty properties back to use and provide homes for 90 families in South Holland.
SUPPORTED AND ENCOURAGED LOCAL BUSINESSES TO GROW
We’ve supported over 40 local businesses by securing grants that have allowed them to grow and create new jobs, with more to follow.
DESIGNATED COUNCILLOR BUDGETS
We’ve given all Councillors ward budgets that allow them to fund local projects and financially support local organisations and worthy causes.
Our long-term ambition for South Holland, is to continue to increase its prosperity and the well-being of its residents, whilst striving to protect and enhance its character.