LETTER: Who knows history of Spalding building?

It was cheering to read that developers are finally hoping to improve the derelict Holbeach Road site (The Spalding Voice, September 14) which was once the home of the Workman’s Institute if the plaque above the door is to be believed. It would be fascinating to know something of the history of the building and even better if the plaque ...

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LETTER: Thanks to all who made Pride awards a success

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Pride of South Holland Awards this year.  Firstly a huge thank you to our sponsors, without whom none of this would have been possible. A massive thank you to Mark Jepp, of Majestic Bingo, Coun Gary Taylor, Coun Angela Newton, Coun Harry Drury, Dave Aspinall, Terry Moore and his team ...

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LETTER: Blame the government, not police

I have seen many complaining about problems that the police used to deal with. I too am a stickler for the law and set in my ways. I get annoyed when I see things happening that you just wish the police would appear and catch these people in the act. But the reality is the police are inundated with work ...

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LETTER: Ranting won’t stop speeders

I am a little late replying to Mr Bown’s mail, as I had hoped to catch up with him before replying. I felt his letter was more of a rant about the police for not spending a lot of their time monitoring speeding at Whaplode St Catherines. The Village Hall Committee has close contact with the local councillors, and have ...

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LETTER: Purple bags not for profit

In response to the recent letters regarding garden waste collections, some facts first. Councils are required to offer a domestic garden waste collection, but are permitted to make a charge for doing so. When introduced, this requirement was very much about providing residents with a way of disposing of a particular type of domestic waste and not about recycling. South ...

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LETTER: Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens are a credit to Spalding

As a new visitor to Spalding, I felt compelled to write and comment on the delightful Ayscoughee Hall and Gardens. It was a lovely find and offers a perfect oasis to sit and relax with a lovely cup of coffee. The gardens are a real credit to the town and gold stars all round. Hannah Myers Downham Market

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LETTER: Long wait for dentist check-up

To my dismay we have waited three years to get on the waiting list for Johnson Hospital dental practice. We had an appointment on August 21 for a check-up, to be told that they are closing the practice through lack of NHS funding! In view of all these new proposed developments where is the infrastructure, ie dentist, doctors and hospitals? ...

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LETTER: Taking on speeding motorists

There have been many letters and articles regarding speeding in whole of the South Holland District area and with much justification. However, South Holland District Council are either reluctant or in fairness powerless to accommodate every person’s wishes. One answer is, that like Weston Parish Council, they have approached both the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and the Lincolnshire ...

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LETTER: Spalding is not a depressing town

I was sad to read Mrs Harold’s letter (The Voice, August 17) saying how depressing she found Spalding. Having moved here five years ago (perhaps for the good value properties in the Fens) she says that there are great shops in the town. How right she is – two department stores, quite a few banks, national chains and small independent ...

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LETTER: Taking on the speeders in South Holland

There have been many letters and articles regarding speeding in whole of the South Holland District area and with much justification. However, South Holland District Council are either reluctant or in fairness powerless to accommodate every person’s wishes. One answer is, that like Weston Parish Council, they have approached both the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and the Lincolnshire ...

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LETTER: Spalding is not depressing

I was sad to read Mrs Harold’s letter (The Voice, August 17) saying how depressing she found Spalding. Having moved here five years ago (perhaps for the good value properties in the Fens) she says that there are great shops in the town. How right she is – two department stores, quite a few banks, national chains and small independent ...

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LETTER: No action on speeding

In response to Tony Bown’s comments on speeding motorists (Voice Letters, August 10), NOTHING will ever happen. I have lived in two different villages, both on 30mph roads which traffic used to speed past my house at around 50-60mph. I spoke to South Holland Council about the possibility of speed bumps/speed cameras and was told that there had to have ...

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LETTER: Refuse staff are a credit to depressing Spalding

  Referring to a letter published in The Voice (August 10) from M Moriarty, I absolutely agree with the comments regarding Spalding. I moved to the Fens five years ago and every time I have been to Spalding, my husband and I always say ‘never again’. We have never been there without getting held up in some roadworks, far too ...

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LETTER: Volunteer and have fun at summer festivals

Fancy going to some of the UK’s top festivals, but put off by the price of a ticket? Then apply to be an Oxfam festival volunteer and get in for free. Oxfam is recruiting volunteers for Leeds, Reading and Shambala Festivals on August bank holiday weekend. In working three shifts over five days, Oxfam volunteers can catch live performances from ...

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LETTER: Are you worth less?

County News Summer/Autumn 2017 highlights the unfairness of Government funding for Lincolnshire. We receive £292 each; London £536 each. We ‘miss out’ on £178 million yearly. Fairer funding for Lincolnshire and ending of the shortfall is called for. Lincolnshire County Council has 58 Tory councillors; all others combined only 12. Of the seven MPs for the county, six are Tory ...

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Auction day boost for St Mary’s, Long Sutton

Almost £1,000 was raised by a special auction at a Long Sutton church which is planning its 850th anniversary. The event was held at St Mary’s, which will mark the milestone in 2020 and money is being raised to create a new community room by way of celebration. Father Jonathan Sibley, parish priest, said the auction had been a great ...

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LETTER: Saddened by Spalding’s decline

This morning a friend posted on her social media page that she is liking her home town of Spalding less and less. She was in the town centre and a man was walking with his dog, not on a lead, and it approached my friend who asked the owner “Should the dog not be on a lead?”. He swore at ...

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LETTER: Stay safe in the water

The school holidays are now well under way, and Sea Cadets – a national youth charity with 400 units across the UK – is urging people to stay safe as it launches its Water Savvy campaign. More than 300 people drowned in the UK last year, and more suffered life-changing injuries through near-drowning. But many of these tragic incidents could ...

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LETTER: Time for Dementia Friendly Awards nominations

I am delighted to be hosting Alzheimer’s Society’s fourth annual Dementia Friendly Awards this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those people who are making an outstanding contribution towards improving the lives of those affected by dementia. I feel certain that there will be many individuals living in the East Midlands who should have their work within the ...

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LETTER: Please act on speeding motorists

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of looking after my sister’s dog (a most handsome little pooch!) and this necessitated an early morning walk along Ravens Bank, the main road through the village. I was absolutely astonished at the speeds of some of the vehicles travelling through the village at this time. I have never previously walked this route ...

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