LETTER: Plug in to local events

I was staggered to read the disingenuous words of Alan Meekings in your paper recently (21/11). Of course, Mr Meekings is right that Conservative Governments had to make tough decisions to repair our economy following the catastrophic recession triggered by years of financial mismanagement by Gordon Brown’s Labour Party. However, I’m confused why he then concludes his letter by declaring ...

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LETTER: Frustrated by Brexit

Like every other voter across the UK, I’m hugely frustrated by how Brexit negotiations have gone since the EU referendum in 2016. Obviously, Theresa May and Boris Johnson have both done everything wrong in this respect from the outset. I could say more about this, but won’t, as our country is where it is now, and there’s no going back. ...

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LETTER: No interest in welfare

For a change I decided to buy the Sunday Times last weekend. Page 5 highlighted its seasonal appeal aimed at bringing “respite to children whose lives are blighted by deprivation”. This was supported by a more in depth article in the Sunday Times Magazine. I confess to being deeply moved by the conditions in which some of these children and ...

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LETTER: Proud to lay a wreath

In response to the letter entitled “They should be ashamed” may I say that it is the norm for political leaders with over six MPs in Parliament to lay wreaths at the cenotaph. All party leaders do this, it is expected of them. We, as the local Labour Party, have been doing this locally for the past few years. We ...

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LETTER: Being local matters

Surely, when it comes to standing for Parliament on behalf of a defined area, being local matters. Why then, has the Lib Dem candidate been bussed in from hundreds of miles away? It is astonishing that so many people think they can just swagger into an area which they have never previously visited and expect to win election. I’m quite ...

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LETTER: Thanks for Poppy help

May I, through the columns of your newspaper, extend my warm thanks to all who donated to this year’s Poppy Appeal in and around Holbeach? The two-week period running up to Remembrance Sunday saw remarkable generosity from many people and made a significant contribution to the total raised, which now stands at some £14,000 since the start of October. I ...

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LETTER: Impeccable record

Nathan Murphy’s ad hominem attack on Sir John Hayes just goes to show the desperation of the Labour Party in being unable to defend either their clueless leadership or disastrous manifesto! Sir John’s impeccable record as a tirelessly-working constituency MP speaks for itself. During his time as our MP he has taken up over 25,000 individual cases on behalf of ...

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LETTER: Shame on you Sir John

Recently we have read two excellent letters by Messrs. Sadd and Meekings which demonstrate the failures in society directly attributable to the governing political party. Since then we have also had the suppression of a report regarding possible Russian interference in British politics and the reports of millions of pounds being donated to the Conservative Party. With regard to the ...

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LETTER: Send message to Lib Dems

I don’t usually write letters to local media, but having heard Lib Dem candidate, Davina Kirby talk down South Holland and the Deepings on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, I felt compelled to do so. As she lives hundreds of miles away, how does she have the authority to describe our community in such insulting terms? Her leaflet that came through our ...

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LETTER: You couldn’t make it up!

I find it extremely odd that on the one hand the council are chopping down mature trees and natural habitats to make way for houses and roads to nowhere and on the other saying we need to plant woodlands! This council has allowed so many mature trees to be chopped down in recent years – over 30 disappeared in three ...

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Labour wins, we all win

I have recently returned from Unite the union sector conference and bring back a clear message. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to elect a government that gives working people hope. My union will do everything it can to win a Labour government with a programme that will give workers and their trade union stronger rights that will ...

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LETTER: Let’s get Brexit done

How does Davina Kirby, the embodiment of the Metropolitan Line remoaner elite, consider that the ilLiberal unDemocrats threat to block Brexit might have any resonance with the people of South Holland and the Deepings, who overwhelmingly voted to Leave? Let’s get Brexit done by voting for Sir John Hayes. As Winston Churchill was known to observe “Trust the people”. Karen ...

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LETTER: They should be ashamed

I was extremely upset following the remembrance Sunday ceremony at Ayscoughfee Hall. This service is not meant to be political at all and to see the Labour Party lay a wreath was extremely bad form. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats don’t lay wreaths as this is a non-political event. I hope they are ashamed of themselves. Having someone like Corbyn ...

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LETTER: Time for A16 junction pressure

After reading NFU South Holland Branch Secretary Andrew Cross’s article regarding pressing for answers and concerns farmers have on the A16/B1166 Radar Corner, is it now time that local residents start putting pressure on Sir John Hayes and Coun Nigel Pepper? Coun Pepper is the one who knows this dreaded junction as well as anyone. Lincoln-based Coun Richard Davies does ...

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LETTER: England or America?

Why is it necessary to substitute the word ‘twice’ for ‘two times’, the headline for the paragraph advertising the forthcoming SADOS production. The written and spoken English is slowly being replaced by ‘Americanisms’, such as ‘smart’ for clever, ‘can I get’ for ‘may I have’, I won’t continue – letters are limited to 300 words! Jennifer Hemingway Spalding

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LETTER: Look at voting record

As Rodney Sadd explains in his letter to The Voice on Nov 14: “People are totally fed up with years of austerity and uncertainty, just look around.” How very true. South Lincolnshire is demonstrably suffering from a decade of unprecedented cutbacks in housing, healthcare, social care, per-pupil school funding, policing (including dealing with anti-social behaviour, rogue gangmasters and modern slavery), ...

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LETTER: Car park charges

I can’t understand the district council’s decision to increase car park charges. I understand that most people in the know have not been paying anything for years, as they knew there wasn’t anyone policing the car parks. Why not just announce that the car parks are now going to be checked and the increased income should boost the council’s coffers ...

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LETTER: Brexit, then what?

Brexit, then what? Are you working, but not earning enough money to pay your bills? Are you a young person, unable to find work? Do you have an EU national friend or relative, whose existence is threatened by his or her revocation of settled status? Are you worried by the possible collapse of our NHS? Are you annoyed at not ...

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LETTER: Sadly, too late for us

I felt the need to contact you after reading the piece in The Voice on November 7 ‘Building on a Spalding playing field Shelved’. I, myself, and my parents live opposite a piece of land previously categorized us “undevelopable” which unfortunately then received planning permission passed by South Holland District Council for ten executive homes off Spalding Road in Pinchbeck. ...

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LETTER: Parking cost rise will hurt charities

While our community and visitors have not seen a rise in charges for 10 years, someone must be responsible for over looking this and how ever you view it, the increase is far too much! Were the public consulted or allowed to give a view on such dramatic changes? Wouldn’t it have been fairer to have make a small initial ...

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