LETTERS – Please write to the council

On August 29 I popped into the recycle centre on my way back from cutting the grass at my mum’s. As I passed I could see it was empty, which I found extraordinary as I had tried in vain to book in for that day. As I drove in cap in hand requesting: “Could I just offload the grass but ...

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LETTERS – Agree and promote the town

Wouldn’t it be good if the councillors of Spalding could agree and promote this market town? This town has many interesting and historical features, such as The Forge – a working museum, the beautiful Ayscoughfee Hall and free lovely family orientated gardens with cafe, the Cenotaph designed by one of the 20th century most celebrated architects Sir Edwin Lutyens, Spalding’s ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for your kindness

I am an elderly lady, and I would like to express my thanks to everyone who showed me such kindness when I had a bad fall in town last Saturday – the very kind couple who stopped their car, picked me up and drove me to where I was going and the staff at Impressions gave me hot tea with ...

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LETTERS – Helen raised over £2,500

It’s been over 12 months since I revisited my cycling. Now retired I have taken it up on a more serious basis covering many miles of our Fenland countryside. Having regained contact with a lifetime friend, local cyclist Mike Saunders, originally from Pinchbeck, who told me about Helen Forman, who sadly lost her brother Tom, aged 52, to cancer in ...

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LETTERS – Consider mast danger

Most people in the Holbeach area will be aware that the Holbeach Football clubhouse is undergoing a major refit. The initial part of this re-fit resulted in four mature healthy trees being removed, despite these trees being a condition of planning approval for the erection of a low level phone mast near the entrance to the club. It would be ...

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LETTERS – Totally agree with letter writers

On receipt of a recent parcel from an online purchase amongst the packaging was your letters page from the August 26 edition. We could not help but sympathise and agree with the comments of many of your correspondents. The letters relating to shopping facilities for example, here in Wymondham they are similar, we too have vast numbers of new houses ...

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LETTERS – Key workers are under attack

To think back to when we were clapping our frontline and key workers, now, shockingly these people who educate, transport and keep the nation fed are coming under attack. A recent Back-Up report refers to increasing evidence that levels of work-related violence have soared over the course of the Covid pandemic. One clear union demand from across economic sectors is ...

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LETTERS – Queues causing problems

I am from here in Spalding, and today the recycling centre opened in a usual way, rather than with bookings. The issue is, since it opened, the queues are extraordinary. It was out of the centre, down to the first roundabout. And of course any cars or lorries in that queue heading into town, or to any haulage place, cannot ...

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LETTERS – We are not racists, just realists

Regarding the letter in the September 2 edition Floodgates still open. I wholeheartedly agree with everything this person has voiced, and we are not racists, just realists. Anyone who can’t see what’s happening is living in cloud cuckoo land. What a legacy we leave our children and grandchildren. We have relied far too long on imported workforce in every profession. ...

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LETTERS – Resign and find people to do better

Whatever is the matter with South Holland District Council? They want to attract people to Spalding, yet they leave the town looking like a pig sty and horror upon horror they want to turn an empty shop into a 24-hour gaming casino which will cause trouble in the town and a turn-off for visitors. May I suggest that if they ...

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LETTERS – Celebrate Friendship Month

This September, to celebrate Friendship Month, Nene and Welland Oddfellows is on a mission to bring friends back together and encourage new connections after 18 months of isolation and social restrictions. The Market Deeping-based friendship group will be hosting a festival of friendship with events which include a Friendship Lunch on September 1 at Waggon & Horses Langtoft, a visit ...

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LETTERS – How selfish some people are

As a bystander I just observed a Spalding shopworker – hardly the most richly remunerated of local employees – being abused after legitimately asking a purchaser of smoking-related products to show proof of age. How selfish some people are. Are such tobacco users unaware that local authorities may send mystery purchasers to outlets selling these products? Failure to request proof ...

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LETTERS – Honour those who supported us

It’s sad to read letters of such apparent ingratitude and contempt as that of M J Vick in the August 26 issue. While we scuttle out of danger, let’s leave those who helped us (often at great risk to themselves) to stay and face the music – possibly death. After all, they knew the risks, didn’t they? Britain has a ...

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LETTERS – Floodgates remain open

If you asked anyone why they voted to leave the EU, about 99 per cent will say to have more control over our borders and to stop further immigration. We did not have to go through all that nonsense as nothing has changed. The floodgates remain very much open still. Yes, you feel for the Afghan people but we are ...

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LETTERS – Make Ernie’s last trip special

As you may or may not be aware every year for the last 31 years I have raised money for WW2 soldiers to take them back to the Normandy graveyards to visit fallen comrades and lay wreaths. These veterans have sadly slowly passed away and last week I lost my last original veteran Ernie Covill at the age of 97. ...

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LETTERS – Stop new gaming centre

In response to W Kirk (August 12), has South Holland District Council gone completely mad regarding the proposed adult gaming centre in Dorothy Perkins’ shop for Merkur Slots? Can’t they see the trouble it will cause? There is a public house nearby – are they blind? Spalding is nothing but an eyesore come rubbish dump now. If this gaming centre ...

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LETTERS – Utter contempt for locals

I very much doubt those looking for a council house will welcome Afghan Immigrants when they realise that they have even less chance of getting one. Gary Porter is once again showing utter contempt for local people. Has he asked them what they think?And as for the comments from David Hill, no wonder churches are empty. People like these two ...

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LETTERS – Converted into better people?

Council leader Gary Porter believes that local residents will respond hospitably if refugees from Afghanistan settle in the area (The Voice, August 19). History suggests he is right; but only in the short term. The current national tone of virtue-signalling self-congratulation on such points is painfully familiar. It was prominent – especially in the same tabloids – when Kurds fleeing ...

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LETTERS – It’s time for a new super store

I have lived in Holbeach since 2004 and the main supermarket Tesco is still the same size as it was 16 years ago. But in the meantime hundreds of new homes have been built and hundreds more are being built right now, with still more at the planning stage. Nowadays the Tesco store is full to bursting with so many ...

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LETTERS – You don’t have to book online

Following the letter from Gill Allen about films at the South Holland Centre, I believe that it is now possible to ring their number at limited times to book a ticket, instead of having to be online. If this is correct it would be good if the voice message on 01775 764777 would now include that information. Not everyone is ...

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