LETTERS – Flowers really lifted spirits

Through your paper can I please thank, who ever is responsible, for the beautiful lilies that were left on our doorstep on Monday, March 30. They really lifted our spirits in these difficult times. Many, many thanks. Barbara Hemsil Beechfield Gardens Spalding

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LETTERS – Incited over new homes approval

In regards to the 63 new homes approval in Pinchbeck, Green Lane development plot. I was incited to read that in the light of day this development was approved openly by the passing of money between developer and parish council. (Ed- the correspondent is referring to Pinchbeck Parish Council supporting the planning application so long as £15,000 was donated to ...

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LETTERS – We will get through this together

As we all face these unprecedented times during the coronavirus pandemic our local supply chains are working very hard to support our local communities. Special thanks go out to all who are embracing new initiatives, such as home deliveries, telephone orders and pick up procedures. The panic we have seen over the last few weeks has gone and most people ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for flowers; please be less greedy

We had been out shopping and when we got home someone had left us some flowers – we could not believe it! We would like to thank the person very, very much. It was uplifting to know someone cares with this invisible enemy we have all over the world. Thank you – you have a heart of gold. I would ...

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LETTERS – Criminals should be named

In this period of major upheaval we are hearing and seeing many people making gains from others’ misfortunes, or even outright criminal acts. I do hope your paper, should these offenders be apprehended and dealt with at court and their names be known, will make public who they are and what they have done so that at least some stigma ...

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LETTERS – Events are reluctantly postponed

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and developing Government advice, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society has reluctantly decided to cancel or suspend all of its forthcoming public events. The last winter season Lecture ‘Standing on Uncertainty’ on March 27 will no longer take place; Museum Open Days will be discontinued for the foreseeable future, as will group visits to the society. The ...

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LETTERS – Shameful state

So shameful. At least the roofs on this nurses’ home and the old Johnson Hospital look ok. Eileen Cole Spalding

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LETTERS – Rotary Club is here to help

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is impacting on the regular way of life for everyone. Members of Rotary Clubs throughout Great Britain are not meeting in the usual way, including the Rotary Club of South Holland. We would like to let the community know that we are still here and wishing to help the community in whatever way we can. Although ...

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LETTERS – More recycling bags?

May I request to the South Holland District Council, through the medium of The Voice, an issue of a further recycling bag to residents? Perhaps orange might be nice. It would be used exclusively for the disposal of the excess bags of various colour such as those overflowing from the cupboard under the sink at home. David Waltersvia email

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LETTERS – Don’t forget about care home staff

While I applaud all that the NHS and all its staff are doing amid the corona virus outbreak. Please don’t forget all the hard working people in the care homes in this area. Without their constant hard work the NHS would have a whole lot of more people to be looking after. The nursing/care home sector is mainly privately run ...

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LETTER – Help on offer during crisis

I have been asked to promote help from two volunteers from the Royal Naval Association and a few volunteers from the Royal British Legion offering help and assistance wherever needed to residents in Spalding. With the current issue with the COVID-19, we feel is it important to help and support the vulnerable people in our community. If residents of Spalding ...

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LETTERS – We need full support of people

As you all know, the outbreak of corona virus disease is now a pandemic. We all are now facing an unforeseen reality and many of us are fearful and anxious of what will happen next. This, along with the fear of uncertainty is the root of stress amongst many of us. However, how you cope with this stress makes all ...

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LETTER: Holbeach volunteer buffet cancelled

Couns Tracey Carter, Francis Biggadyke and Nick Worth have made a decision in regards to the “Volunteer Thank you Buffet” we hold each year. Our plan was to hold it at the end of April. Hall booked, catering reserved, but we have held off sending the invites out and just watching what was happening in regards to coronavirus over the ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for support

Thank you for The Voice’s coverage of my fundraising efforts in Caffé Aurora, Holbeach, a couple of weeks ago on behalf of people affected by the flooding in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales. I decided to fundraise for the Rhondda flood victims because it was a place I lived in for several years before coming to settle – very ...

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LETTERS – Need to think outside of the box

Regarding South Holland District Council’s engagement sessions to find what changes are needed for a better Spalding that will attract more people into our lovely market town. Firstly, working in partnership would be a start to involve the public and residents to be stakeholders to achieve more robust strategic decision making. Community spirit is closely associated to various elements of ...

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LETTERS – Tydd Gote potholes forgotten

Station Road, Tydd Gote is suffering from a quite bad pothole and general maintenance issue. Lincolnshire County Highways has been contacted by different members of the public via their online reporting some dating back to December and March 2019. They also state on some of the reports that the work has been completed but it has not actually been done. ...

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LETTERS – Time to get this into perspective

In response to the worried parents from Spalding Grammar and High schools regarding the children who went to Italy on skiing trips. The area they went to has not been classed as a high risk area and therefore self isolation has not been recommended. If all these children were isolated that would mean their families would also have to self ...

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Letters – Worst road in the district?

I nominate Woolram Wygate (leading up to Pennygate) as the most pot holed road in the district. Can anybody raise me? Heather Berridge Woolram Wygate Spalding

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LETTERS – Did nothing to ease our fears

I have read your article regarding Spalding secondary schools and the coronavirus risk with interest. I myself contacted Spalding Grammar immediately after the half term break as my son told me that he was sat next to another boy who had been on the school ski trip to Italy over the holiday and who was coughing badly in class. The ...

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LETTER: Need to grasp this chance

On February 11 the Prime Minister announced investment in new cycling schemes. He envisaged “‘Mini-Hollands’ blooming like so many tulips in towns and cities right across the country.” With his references to Holland and to tulips, the Prime Minister has virtually invited Spalding to become the flagship for the Government’s resolve to enable more people to cycle, not only because ...

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