LETTER: Stranger’s help much appreciated

I would like to say thank you to the young man who helped me after a fall I had in Holbeach on Friday, May 5. I was on my way to Lyndis Walk Community Centre when I tripped and went flat on my face. Fortunately, this man in his car and stopped to help. I’m so grateful because I don’t ...

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LETTER: Thanks for support in Spalding West – I’ll do my best for you

Many thanks to all the residents in Spalding West who supported me in the county council election. I was very grateful for your continued support and will do all I can to make sure your concerns are dealt with. A big thank you to my friends and family and the many people who came forward and offered to deliver leaflets ...

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LETTER: Tory Party presenting itself as maggot-ridden institution

“Sneering at Corbyn does Tories no favours”. I very much agree with this headline (Matthew Parris, The Times, May 12) and it confirms my reading of the election Tory campaign so far to the extent that now I think they are presenting themselves as a maggot-ridden institution who may be thinking that they, and only they, are most likely to get fat and rich on the rotting corpse of a post-Brexit ...

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LETTER: Get May out in June

As the county elections have disappeared into the sunset it’s time to focus on the General Election, or have people had enough of going to the ballot box? Well don’t let apathy show the way here as we all know in South Holland and the Deepings there is a Tory stronghold, but there is a better way. Two years ago ...

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LETTER: I’m happy with Hayes to be our MP – this time

Please may I say a personal thank you to everyone who voted UKIP in the county elections. I’m sorry we lost but national matters trumped local ones all over the country, as is often the case. I do ask that those in power remember that my party still represents a sizeable proportion of residents in our district, far more than ...

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LETTER: We’re not expensive charity shop – come and see!

In response to D Loos’ letter (April 27) regarding charity shops. Have you ever visited Chosen Charity of Holbeach? If not, I suggest you do. We have a team of 20 volunteers including two managers, all of whom give their time for free, including most Sunday mornings. We pay full price for any items we purchase, that is how we were ...

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LETTER: Charity shops have costs to pay

I am not quite sure if D Loos (Mail, April 27) has been inside the shop in Long Sutton. It would have been useful to have discussed her fears that the PJ Cat Rescue shop are charging too much for the items she mentioned. We have a lot of comments from regular customers that we do not charge enough. The ...

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LETTER: All councillors must work together for good of Spalding

I was privileged to stand as the Labour Party candidate in the recent county council elections in the Spalding South ward where I received 259 votes. The people of Spalding have made their decision and, although I was unsuccessful, I would like to thank all those people who voted for me and congratulate Christine Lawton on winning the seat. I ...

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LETTER: Lots of work to do in Holbeach now I’m re-elected

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who turned out to vote in the county council elections last week. It is always humbling to be part of this democratic process and just a little nerve-wracking as well! A big thank you to all my supporters and also to Paul Foyster who put up a real fight. There ...

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LETTER: Thank you – I’m honoured to represent Spalding Elloe again

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me in the county council election last week (May 4). I am very grateful to the residents of the Spalding Elloe for putting their trust in me again and humbled by their continued support. Thanks also to my family, friends and all who supported me in any way, either by displaying ...

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LETTER: Thanks for voting me in – just please don’t expect overnight results

The voters of Spalding South were good enough to lend me their votes for the next four years at Lincolnshire County Council. They have my gratitude and my promise to work hard on their behalf, but I cannot promise to arrange to mend the footpaths, turn on the lights, cut the grass, clear the dog poo or fix instantly any ...

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LETTER: Election experience gave me greater appreciation of British democracy

The excitement of the county council elections may seem to be over now. It is not so for me.     This year I stood as a candidate on behalf of the Labour Party for Spalding West electoral division. As in the 2015 district council elections, I was resolved to put up a good fight.  My party colleagues and I had clocked many miles, canvassing and leafleting. As the results were declared, I was delighted to learn that many people had ...

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LETTER: Bravo for Spalding beerfest – let’s have it more often

I am writing to say how pleased I am that the Spalding Beer Festival will run again this year, from the sound of it bigger and better than last year. The town lost the spectacle of its flower festival, which drew people from far and wide and South Holland Council did not seem to have any alternative to replace it ...

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LETTER: Well done and thanks to all involved with LCC elections count at Spalding

During the Lincolnshire County Council Electoral Division Elections I was appointed as counting agent for our Labour candidate for Spalding West, Voyteck Kowalewski. The count took place last Thursday (May 4) at Springfields Events and Conference Centre from 10pm till the early hours of the Friday morning. Upon arriving at the reception area I was greeted by one of the SHDC ...

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LETTER: Luke Hart’s words on domestic abuse resonated with me

I write with reference to the front page story (April 27) about Luke Hart’s bravery about domestic abuse. Well done, Luke, for speaking out for us women. I am writing because I feel that I am in a situation where something like what happened to the Hart family could be avoided. My husband moved out of our family home, but ...

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LETTER: I resent critical visitor’s misinterpretation of war memorials

I read with concern and some surprise the negative letter in The Voice (May 4) from Mrs Burgess, of Tetney. The flower festival at St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton was extraordinarily beautiful, as always. Something approaching 9,000 visitors were delighted, even stunned, by the wonderful arrangements in an exceptionally beautiful building. To read the disparaging letter was bizarre. The special ...

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LETTER: Don’t let voting apathy be the winner at General Election

Reflecting on the disappointing local election results, it appears that apathy, confusion or both have won the day along with the Conservatives. Using Lincolnshire as an example, 68.02 per cent of registered voters did not make the effort to vote; in other words, 375,974 eligible voters declined to use their right to make positive change to their local communities. This ...

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LETTER: Sight of poor display in Long Sutton church saddened me

I have just returned to my home in northern Lincolnshire after a day visiting church flower festivals in southern Lincolnshire. The churches in Sutterton, Donington, Gosberton and Moulton were wonderful displays of colour and everyone was so welcoming and friendly.  We enjoyed the flowers and stalls and homemade goodies at each. Everyone on the coach was looking forward to our ...

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LETTER: Not racist posts on Spotted: Spalding, just concerned

Mr Bland’s claims that many posts to the Spotted: Spalding Facebook group are full of racism (Mail, April 27) are absolutely astounding. I myself read this page most days and what one person classes as racist, others will class as expressing an honest opinion. Such as the many posts about street littering for instance, which Mr Bland seems to object ...

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LETTER: UKIP doing little here or nationally

Having listened to Laura Kuenssberg and others on the national news recently saying, “what is the point of UKIP?”, I too am starting to wonder. They have no MP, no leadership (nationally or locally), no policies, locally or nationally and no influence. At a local level at the last county elections they were, for a few days at least, the second biggest ...

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