We will be regularly talking to local businesses, events, celebrities, organisers and local people to keep South Holland in touch.
Recent On-Air interviews:
Alley Catz competition winner, Emily Walker.
Justin from Regent Bingo.
Spalding Lions Vice President, Eileen Robson.
SADOS chairman, Bryn Chappell.









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Pumpkin Festival Interviews


Interview With Cllr Angela Newton
Interview With Cllr Michael David Seymour
Interview With David Bowman
Interview With Sally Sneath from the Spalding Lions
Interview With Emma & liz Homestart Lincolnshire
Interview With Gordon Kirk from Lives
Interview With Rachel Rowett and Emily Holmes

Springfield's Summer Fun Interviews

Interview With Chantelle Lee

 

 

Interview With Marvo The Magician

 

 

Interview With Balloon & Face Artist


Interview With Danny & Pete


Interview With Pete Williams


Interviews And Audio Regarding The EU Referendum


Interview With Malcolm Chandler Regarding Devolution


Armed Forces Celebration Day
 Tulip Radio held an Armed Forces Celebration Day in 2016 in honour of the Armed Forces.


Armed Forces Celebration Event & Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Veterans Badge on air promos.
  

Jan Whitbourn & Chris Carter talk to the Director General of the Royal British Legion Chris Simpkins, Spalding's Town Centre Manager Dennis Hannant, Owner of the Anglia Motel Harold Payne & Royal Naval Association members about their time in the Armed Forces.


Jan Whitbourn talks to the Owner of the Anglia Motel Harold Payne about his upcoming events in aid of Help our Local Heroes and his trip to Arromanche.
 

Jan Whitbourn interviews The Gary Stevens House Band.

 

 

 

 


 

South Holland's Remembrance Service for Battle Of The Somme at Ayscoughee Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Spalding's Town Centre Manager Dennis Hannant talks to Jan Whitbourn about the Spalding & South Holland Food Festival 2016.

 

 

 


Armed Forces Community Covenant
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is one of the many projects Tulip Radio is running in 2015. This project aims to bring together personal accounts of the experiences of the Armed Forces and of their loved ones drawn from members of the Royal British Legion, Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association, the Royal Naval Association and the Army Benevolent Fund (among others), we will raise awareness of the impact conflict had on them, what it was like to serve, and create a record of people’s experiences and memories of service to preserve for future generations.

Chris Carter and Jan Whitbourn talked to Col. Stephen Cartwright. they talked about his time in the forces, why he joined up and how the army had changed over the years and also what someone can expect to gain from joining up themselves.
 
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Chris Carter and Jan Whitbourn spoke to Army Warrant Officer Operational Supporter, Mark Towns and Cpt. Chris Hughes who both are from the 158 Regt. Royal Logistics Corp. where they talked about what the corporation does and the recruitment drive they have on as well as what people can gain from joining up.
 
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Jan Whitbourn talks to local Armed Forces Veteran Alan Cole. They talked about his time in the Armed Forces and working with the charity SSAFA.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter spoke to local Veterans Michael Griffiths & Terry Browning. They spoke about their involvement in the Fleet & District Royal British Legion and their time in the Armed forces.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter talked to local Veteran Roger Green. They spoke about his involvement in the Fleet & District Royal British Legion as treasurer for the organisation and his time in the Armed Forces.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter chatted to the current Chairman of the Royal British Legion Colin Jackman. They spoke about his nine years in the Armed Forces, learn his trade as a combat engineer before moving on to work in the officers’ mess as a barman.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter talking to the President of the Spalding branch of the Royal Naval Association Terry Carter. They talked about Terry’s time in the Merchant Navy, training up to the position of Petty Officer and his current association with the Royal Naval Association.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter spoke to local Veteran Eric Ormond. They talked about Eric’s 34 years in the armed forces, his 16 years in Germany and his time as Army Cadets Administration Assistant after leaving the Armed Forces.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter talk to local Armed Forces Veteran Brian Payne about his time serving in The Armed Forces.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter talk to local Armed Forces Veterans Keith & Yvonne Crawford. They spoke about life in the Navy and being part of the Royal Naval Association.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter talk to local Veteran Douglas Hern. They talked about Douglas' time in the war, The Blitz in London, the bombings and many of the memories he has of this time in the forces.
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Jan Whitbourn and Sam Loose talk to Harold Payne Owner of the Anglia Motel about his celebrations commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain.
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Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter spoke to Harold Payne, Owner of the Anglia Motel and War Veteran Ernie Colwell. They talked about raising money for the Armed Forces & Veterans, their Normandy trips over the years and the recent purchase of the new Mobile Museum.
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Bryan Robinson talks to Jan & Chris about life in the RAF, his travels to the far east and how hard he found it adjust back to civilian life.
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Alan Cole is the Divisional Treasurer or SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) and a veteran of the Armed Forces.
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Brian Wallace from RAF Marham Veterans Association spoke about the Mesothelioma Charity and his past involvement within the Armed Forces.
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Fred Duffield talked about joining the 12th Yorkshire Battalion as a Medic. He talked about his training and being part of 6th Airborne Division and being among the first British paratroopers to set foot in Germany.
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John Millin spoke about his emotional journey back to France early this year, He talked about his father, the late William Millin commonly known as Piper Bill, who was the personal piper to the Special Service Brigade at D-Day.
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Jan Whitbourn & Chris Carter talked to Brian Wallace & Bob Blake from RAF Marham Veterans Association and their support for Mesothelioma Charity.
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Alan Miles comes from New South Wales in Australian. During his trip this year, Alan talking about joining forces with local Veteran supporter Harold Payne and about being part of the Operation Pilgrimage Group, which helps preserve the memories  after all ex serve personally in Australia.
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Spalding’s Town Centre Manager Dennis Hannant talks to Jan & Chris about his time in the Armed Forces and what events the local community has got to look forward in 2015.
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Director General of the Royal British Legions Chris Simpkins talks to Jan Whitbourn & Chris Cater about the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, global events happening throughout 2014 to mark the outbreak, poppies being installed in the Tower of London and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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Councillor Graham Dark talks to Jan Whitbourn & Chris Carter about The RAF Swing Wing Concert which raised £4,000 at the South Holland Centre on Thursday 4th December 2014.
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Chris Carter & Jan Whitbourn talked to the Anglia Motel owner Harold Payne about Anglia Motels Help for Heroes event.
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Regimental Owner's Secretary for Royal Anglican Regiment Major Bill O'Driscoll talks about the connections between the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and other Regional Regiments.
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Owner of the Anglican Motel Harold Payne talks about the successfulness of the Anglican Motel Veterans weekend, which was held during the 70th Anniversary D-Day commemorations.
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Chairman for Spalding Royal Navel Association, Keith Crawford MBE, talks to Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter about a memorial being erected for the Navel Services at the National Memorial Arboretum.
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Director General of the Royal British Legion Chris Simpkins talks to Chris Carter and Jan Whitbourn about the issues regarding the drawdown of army personnel within Afghanistan, the transition of life in the forces and good work the Royal British Legion does for the forces.
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Museum Officer at Ayscoughfee Hall, Julia Knight talked to Jan Whitbourn about Ayscoughfee's 1940s Weekend and Christmas events that was coming up at Ayscoughfee Hall.
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Health and Wellbeing in South Holland
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Jan Whitbourn spoke to the Founder and the Chairman of 'Help Stop Cancer', Christine Bowyer-Sopp, in memory of her son. They talked more about the charity and the services they provide to the community as well as some event that was planned for future weeks.
 


Jan Whitbourn talked to Tracy Vowels, from the Fitness Company from South Holland and they discussed her roles into helping encourage others to keep fit by healthy eating and exercise.
 
 


Jan Whitbourn spoke to Robbie Lane, the Manager for Alzheimer's Society where they talked more about Alzheimer disease and ways of reducing the chances of getting dimenser.
 
 


Jan Whitbourn talked to the creative director Richard Collins of Sortifed CIC (Community Interest Company) We talked about what and who Sortifed are and the way they help support people who are considered isolated and how to get them more social involved with people.
 
 


Jan Whitbourn talked to Liz Warmsley about Age UK. We discussed what they do, how they help the community as well as talking more about furniture recycling and how people can get involved with Age UK.
 
 


Jan Whitbourn talked to Chris Ellis as we talk about a new film, 'Past Lives' which will tell the story of South Holland and the people within it and showing the changes over the years by showing a compilation of old family videos given by the community.
 
 


Jan Whitbourn talked to Phil Watt, the Lincolnshire County Council Cycling Officer. We discuss 'Bike-ability' which teaches younger people the knowledge on how to ride a bicycle on the road and also about some safety matters that bikers can learn about dangers that they can faces on today's roads. 
 
 


Jan Whitbourn spoke to Ruth O'Melia, Community Liaison manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. We talked about what the hospice does and how they can help people who are suffering from a life-limiting illness and about the dedicated work that they do as well as the events that they have planned.
 
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Sarah Bird from Timebanking Uk. They talked about Timebanking being brought to the community in South Holland and how people can benfit from the project. For full details on Timebanking please visit the Community Diary
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Zoe Myall who talks about 'Time to Talk Day', she explained about how to make people more aware of mental health issues and how to get people talking about it. We also talked about ideas on how people could get involved and how to keep active.
 
 

Chris Carter talked to Gordon Kirk who is a volunteer for LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service) first responders. They discuss who they are and what they do to help the community.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to the Chairman of the RSPCA of the Lincolnshire East-Branch, Rosemary Bateman. They talked about why they attended the Pumpkin Festival and to discuss to the community what they RSPCA do and on how to get involved.
 

Jan Whitbourn talked to Jess Horn (Community Development Office from the South Holland District Council) at the Pumpkin Festival. They spoke about project throughout 2015 and on how the community could get involved.
 

Jan Whitbourn talks to Eileen Mothers from the Spalding Lions Club who was in attendance of the Pumpkin Festival 2015, talking about what they do in the community and how the club gets involved in local events.
 

Jan Whitbourn talked to Jonathan Nicholls of Farm House Chicken Crafts where they spoke to him about his talent of shaping and creating different objects and displays using pumpkins.
 

Partnership Engagement Coordinator, Jane Thomas from Age UK Charity talked about her role in the Wellbeing Project and also about the Charity, Age UK, itself.
 

Jan Whitbourn talk talked to the Chair of the South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance Group, Heather Gilling about Dementia Awareness Week 2015.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Peta Hill, Chief Executive of the South Lincolnshire Carers & Young Carers Partnership, where they talked about Natioal Carers Week 2015.
 

Jan Whitbourn talked to the Director of Tonic Health, Michael Morris about his business and working alongside the South Holland District Council with the Health and Wellbeing Project.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to George Scott about the a new Self Harm & Self Support Group that was available to the comunity in South Holland and they talked about the signs and symptoms that could cause self harm.
 

Jan Whitbourn and Chris Cater spoke to Andy Molson from Molsom Opticians talked about dry eyes syndrome that this most common during the winter months. We also talked about how to deal with the problem and medication that is available to help with the condition.
 

A selection of Interviews with Participates from the South Holland District Council Kitchen Garden Project.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Ian Sanderson and Simon Stone about the opening of the long awaited next store that came to the Springfields Event Centre. They talked about the success the store made on it's opening day and about some of the events being planned throughout 2016 that members of the community could look forward to.
 

Jan Whitbourn and Callum Pepper spoke to Cllr Gary Taylor and Cllr Jack Mclean were they talked about the South Holland area, what both the Councillors have been doing to help support the local community as well as how the community can get more involved with the Council.
 
 


Jan Whitbourn talked to the Arts Devlopment Officer Rachel Rowett about the 16th South Holland Open Arts Exhibition. They talk about the amount of entries that had made it into this year's collection and the awards that could be won by people across the surrounding regions.

*Below are two different days throughout the South Holland Open Arts Exhibition.

Jan Whitbourn chatted with Andy Molsom from Molsom's Optometrists. We learnt more interesting facts about the eyes and Andy explained more about Glaucoma, the stages of Glaucoma and how it can affect those who have it. Also they talked about Andy sponsoring the 'Young Achiever Category' in the 2016 Pride of South Holland Awards.
 
 

Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter spoke to Chief Inspector Jim Tyner, we talked about that had become more apparent in South Lincolnshire, hare coursing, as well as talking about other crimes that the police are tackling and what the community can do to assist the police.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Brian Robinson about the time he spent in the war and in Burma. They also talked about him being awarded the MBE and about all the good he has done over the years for the community.
 
 

Jan Whitbourn talked to Justin Minkah from Regent Bingo were they discussed events which the club was holding throughout the next couple of weeks and they also spoke about the charity bingo session that was coming up in aid of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailers, Armed Men and Families Association) Royal British Legion, Lincolnshire Regiment and the Royal Naval Association. Finally they talked about why they are supporting the 2016 Pride of South Holland Awards.
 

Chris Carter and Jan Whitbourn spoke to Cllr Laura Eldritch of Long Sutton, Luton and Tydd's St Mary's. They talked about the Christmas Fayre that was being held in Long Sutton and how the community could get involved in at the event and what they could expect.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Mark Jepp from Majestic Bingo, talking about his involvment with Tulip Radio as well as past events and what the organisation had planned for the end of 2015.
 

Jan Whitbourn talks to Councillor Garham Dark BEM about the 50+ Sports & Social Club.
 

Jan Whitbourn spoke to Mark Jepp, Manageing Director of Majestic Bingo Limited and the Office Manager, Christine Williamson.
 

Mark Jepp Manager of Majestic Bingo Limited and the new Manager of Spalding’s Regent Bingo Justin Minkah talk to Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter about Justin’s recent appointment as the Manager at Regent Bingo and what changes, he would be implanting during his time.
 

South Holland District Council Waste and Recycling Officer Dave Rodwell and Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones talked to Jan Whitbourn about the final winner of the Green Bag Lottery Scheme Mrs Diana Reid and how the Green Bag Lottery scheme has improved recycling within the Local Community.
 

Spalding’s Community Police Inspector Jim Tyner talks about his recent transfer to Skegness, with Sergeant Jo Reeves taking over as acting community Police Inspector for the South Hollland District Area.
 

Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter spoke to Lincolnshire's Police Chief Inspector Chris Davison. They spoke about his life in the police force, issues surrounding the police in today's society and how to become a volunteer cadet in the force.
 

Spalding's Town Centre Manager, Dennis Hannant spoke to Jan Whitbourn & Chris Carter about his new role as Town Centre Manager and what he hopes to achieve with his new role.
 

Chris Carter and Jan Whitbourn spoke to David Turner, Owner of Hills Department Store. They talked about Hills Department Store and the other family business that have grown over the years.
 

Jan and Chris had the pleasure of speaking to the Right Honourable John Hayes MP.  They talked about the infrastructure bill and what it means for funding in Lincolnshire, Police Funding & what he will be doing in the local area ahead of the General Election on the 7th May 2015.

Jan & Chris recently spoke to Spalding's Town Centre Manager Dennis Hannant. They talked about his previous work as a major in the Army and upcoming events in Spalding & South Lincolnshire.

Jan and Chris speaking to Mark Jepp Manager of Majestic Bingo Limited. They talked about how he was introduced to Bingo, his previous work before working with Majestic Bingo Limited and sponsoring this Person of Courage award in this year’s Pride of South Holland Awards.

Chris & Jan talking to Jim Rogers Vice Chairman for Fesa Uk Limited and Phil Scarlett, President of the Spalding Chamber of Commerce. They talked about Jim’s previous work as the Vice Chairman for Fesa UK Limited, and being one of the sponsors for this year’s Pride of South Holland Awards.


 






 
Jan & Chris talked to The Right Honourable John Hayes MP about his time as Member of Parliament for South Holland and the Deepings, the tasks that are involved in his job as State Transport Minister, his backing using local Magistrates Court for different Charities and Organisations. 
 
 
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Jan and Chris spoke to Community Policing Inspector Jim Tyner and PC Andrew Mitchell. We talked about Andrews experience in the police force as a PC and ongoing Operation Washer, which tackles Street drinking, Cycling on pavements around Spalding Town Centre.









 
Arts Development Officer at the South Holland District Council Rachel Rowett talks to Jan & Chris about Youth Sinfonia and their partnership with Orchestral Live.






 
Community Development Team Leader at the South Holland District Council Emily Holmes talked to Jan & Chris about what the community has got to look forward to with this year's Spalding's pumpkin festival






 
Mary Adams from George Adams & Sons talks to Jan & Chris about British Sausage Week that was celebrated from the 4th-8th November 2014. we talked about the variety of sausages, the differences between the European sausage and the traditional British sausage and why George Adams & Sons are part of the campaign.











 
Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Community Volunteer Service David Fannin talks to Jan & Chris about what CVS is, what is available to the public and funding available for community projects.











 
Jan & Chris speaking to Councillor Gary Taylor & Glynis Scolaise, first about Gary's position within the community and then, Glynis about funding from the charity Mencap.







 
Councillor Angela Newton form the South Holland District Council talks to Jan & Chris about Spalding winning Gold in the East Midlands in Bloom.
 

Chris & Jan talking to Spalding's Chamber of Commerce President Phil Scarlett & Harry Durry about the Local Business Awards.
 
 

Museum Officer at Ayscoughfee Hall, Julia Knight talks to Jan & Chris about upcoming events at Ayscoughfee throughout the summer, events commemorating the outbreak of the First World War and raising funds for the restoration of the Memorial within the Gardens.


 


Spalding's Community Policing Inspector Jim Tyner talks to Jan about the portrayal of Domestic Abuse on television and how the Police combat the issue.
 

Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough Sir Edward Leigh talks to Jan & Chris about his predictions for the European Election results during a brief visit to Spalding.








 


The Right Honourable John Hayes Member of Parliament for South Holland and the Deepings speaks to Chris & Jan about Harold Payne's work and support for the Veterans new and old.









 
Chief Executive at Springfields Horticultural Society David Norton talks to Jan & Chris about the Tulipmania weekend, the event itself and how to keep the legacy of the Spalding Flower Parade alive.











 


Andy Molson from Molsom Opticians talks to Jan and Chris about Cataracts Surgery and Eye Surgery.
 

Special Constable Nikki Wood, PSCO Chris Clark and Police Cadet Jack Craft discuses their lives within the Lincolnshire Police Force.


 

 
 


Phil Scarlett President of Spalding & District branch of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, David Norton - Vice President of Spalding & District branch of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce & Simon Beardsley - Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce talking to Chris & Jan about the issues that Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce cover to support local businesses.
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