LETTER: SHDC acts quickly to clear mess

Mr Thackray refers to fly tipping on a large scale as he mentions the illegal disposal of white goods but also less pleasant items.Over the past six weeks in Holbeach we have suffered the removal of black plastic bin bags the night before collection day which are then taken to an alleyway and set on fire. This leaves a rather ...

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LETTER: Thank you to everyone who took part in the Pride Awards

I would like to thank everyone who took part in Pride of South Holland Awards this year.  Without the nominees and sponsors we simply couldn’t have done it without you.Firstly a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, without whom, none of this would have been possible. Coun Harry Drury, Rob Gibson, Manzur Hassan, Glynis Scalese, Elizabeth Sneath, Gary ...

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LETTER: Pride Awards was marvellous

The Pride of South Holland event was a marvellous celebration of the many wonderful people who live, work and volunteer in South Holland. This year’s event was made even more special by the amazing 89-year-old celebrity guest, Colin Thackery who sang to the enthralled audience. Well done to Jan Whitbourn for all her hard work, it all came together beautifully ...

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LETTERS – Fly-tipping: Does anyone care?

I cycled past the bridal path between the River Welland and the Applegreen exit road north side of the bypass and am unsure how long this serious fly tipping has been here. Looks like a business, not lazy individuals, again within yards of the main road just down the bridal path. Several dozen must pass this mess daily but obviously ...

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LETTERS – Contempt for good manners

Readers will by now have drawn their own conclusions regarding the behaviour of the Prime Minister in the House of Commons last week. For my part I felt that it was a disgraceful display of rabble rousing and a demonstration of contempt for good manners. What also disturbs me is the response of several MPs who leapt to their feet ...

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LETTERS – What’s the real cost of living?

As the Brexit shambles continues to roll on, the uncertainty for the many not the few is a true concern now. I note the latest RPI figure shows inflation running at 2.6 per cent. During the later part of September the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest retail price index (RPI) figure. It shows that prices ...

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LETTERS – SHDC appointed contractors

Relationships can be difficult. Be it family, friends, relationships or business relations. It is with some surprise that SHDC are going to issue a schedule of dilapidations to 1Life the former contract holder for the Castle pool and other leisure facilities. Surely this is shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted? Let’s not forget SHDC appointed these contractors ...

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LETTERS – Made complaints over centre

I would like to take issue with a few points that were made by the council in the article ‘Legal action over leisure facilities’. For a number of years during the tenure of 1Life at the Castle Sports we have had cause to complain about the state of the centre, in particular the floor in the sports hall, the changing ...

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LETTERS – Last True Home – a poem

Farewell to Screaming Alice, you’ve been my only home. Born upon your manor, not too far did I roam. Thus I’d stayed for 60 years, always quite content Nothing much to stir me, Crystal Palace: Heaven sent. Spent my life believing, Great North Wood ruled supreme. With all it had in easy reach, wouldn’t need another dream. But many jewels ...

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LETTERS – No more roundabouts on A16

I use the A16 Crowland bypass (death junction)section of road ten times a week and more. We definitely do not need another roundabout. Further calming measures would help considerably. Bring the speed limit down (40mph) and put extra cameras up. Surely we could stretch the purse strings to that? Driving 30mph through Cowbit for quite a long stretch seems to ...

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LETTERS – Ignore the mobile phone while driving

With road safety high on the local agenda again and being a regular user of the local rural roads I have travelled thousands of miles to and from work over the years and lost friends and work colleagues as a result of a RTA. Yes our roads in rural Lincolnshire are not the best and road layouts can be confusing ...

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LETTERS – No-one responds on fly-tips

Just reading your article regarding Fly Tip Removal Behind Targets, as you can see, the reason fly tipping reports are down, is because no one even responds to you from the council. I have been reporting for several years and cleaning it up ourselves but we get fed up of reporting it because no one sorts it out If we ...

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LETTERS – Don’t hear the barking at dog run

I see Mr G Smith has again written to raise objections to the dog exercise area in Holbeach and I would like to respond to his two main points. I agree with him that keeping the far gate locked is not a sensible move, although not only for the reasons that Mr Smith sets out. I feel it is dangerous ...

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LETTERS – Water taxi is an inspiration

As a young, up-and-coming photographer in the Spalding area, I spent a day with Alwyn, one of the Spalding Water Taxi Pilots. It was a fascinating experience. In the Spalding Water Taxi, you can seek some amazing views, especially on a bright and sunlit day. You can also see some historic buildings and infrastructure on this magnificent journey to Springfields ...

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LETTERS – You have spurred us on

The residents of Bourne Road would like to thank everyone living and working in Spalding for all the support they have shown us over the past few months, in our fight to save our homes from demolition. It really has spurred us along, the compassion and expressions of solidarity, so many people looking for us in the town to sign ...

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LETTERS – Thank you to two kind nurses

I would like to thank the two kind nurses who picked me up when I lost my balance and brought me home on Wednesday, September 11. Thank you! J Walker Chestnut Avenue,Holbeach

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LETTERS – Barking up the wrong tree

Well done to Pinchbeck Parish Council for taking positive action against anti-social behaviour and full marks to the police for reacting swiftly. Unlike Holbeach Parish Council who to create anti-social behaviour in the form of their, non planning permission granted, ‘dog barking pen’. The access gate within the park area is permanently locked and has been ever since the pen ...

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LETTERS – Area is blighted by fly-tipping

I have been cycling past this fly-tip on Cradge Bank now for the last three weeks hoping someone else may report this and be appalled by this sight blighting the roads leaving Spalding. Several dozen must pass this mess daily but obviously are not bothered or are hoping someone else will sort it out. Probably as usual no one authority ...

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LETTERS – Where is money for junction?

The A16 had the chance to be the true gateway from Lincolnshire to the A1 and beyond, but fell very short of being a duel carriageway when the planners had their chance. As a daily user of this road it would be much better and safer to build a roundabout at the staggered Crowland junction. I have lost friends and ...

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LETTERS – Thanks from the bottom of my heart

On Tuesday, August 27 I collapsed outside the toilet block at Spalding bus station. Within a minute I was being helped by concerned people. A young woman rang for an ambulance and kept up a commentary about my condition to the call handler. A lady (whom I think was called Amy) and her daughter Vicki knelt by me to reassure ...

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