LETTERS – Look at state of Channel

This is what the Coronation Channel looks like every morning – it’s hard to believe really. Bottles have to be fished out of the water before our dogs can swim. I ask them not to do it but they have no concern at all! Gill Smith via email

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LETTERS – Bring down salaries to fund licences

The Prime Minster has publicly announced being in favour of free TV licences for over 80s and that the possibility was being considered. Conversely the BBC have stated that they could not afford this. Another subject that we see frequently concerns women’s rights with equal opportunities for women, especially in the BBC with equal pay. Now, having been in lockdown ...

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LETTERS – Don’t risk a second spike

Unite, which represents workers throughout public transport including over 80,000 bus workers, is warning that a second spike in COVID-19 infections is becoming ever more likely due to increasing non-compliance with face covering and social distancing rules on public transport. Unite issued its warning on Friday after transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that bus and rail timetables will return to ...

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LETTERS – I didn’t get my bags either

In response to an article in your mail section re: When will we get more bags. At the end of February, beginning of March, the black and green refuse bags were rolled out in my area. I, for whatever reason, was missed. At my earliest opportunity and amidst the lockdown I was able to ascertain that whilst my neighbours had ...

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LETTERS – Capable of forming opinions

I was amused after reading Sir John Hayes’ rant published in the June 25 edition of The Voice, page 17. Is he serious? If so, we require context, it is just not good enough to cite an article from The Guardian, possibly three-years-old, and provide neither a date, nor the name of the ‘militant’ journalist. The readership of The Voice, ...

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LETTERS – I don’t need a lecture on racism

It is outrageous and utter rubbish for G Kent to claim that I was suggesting a political party would condone the sexual abuse of underage girls! Far from it. It was a Labour politician Ann Cryer who raised this issue and faced a torrent of abuse for doing so and next to no support from her colleagues. G Kent seems ...

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LETTERS – Paper was interesting reading

I would like to say how much I enjoyed your publication of The Voice last week (June 25). The variety of subjects covered gave very interesting reading, and the article by John Hayes concerning historical attitudes in Britain was excellent, and being a Bristolian, I can only confirm my thoughts and reactions to the recent events were of the same ...

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LETTERS – Was expenditure necessary?

I would like to congratulate SHDC in their speed and efficiency in restoring the markers they had provided in town in the form of yellow indicators on footpaths to indicate which direction one is supposed to walk. They even employed assistors who I understand came from Lincoln, to advise the general population of Spalding to keep two metre distant. Over ...

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LETTERS – Let’s hope market thrives

What very good news that Long Sutton Market, on its return, will be in the Market Place, where it has been for centuries. Can I thank all those who worked together to achieve this admirable result. Let us hope that the market thrives, and that local people support our smallholders who normally turn up, rain or shine, on Fridays. Once ...

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LETTERS – Explain rational behind signs

To Coun Nick Worth: Last week I became aware of the signs painted on the pavement on High Street, Holbeach. I saw in the Spalding and South Holland Voice that compliance with these signs was being monitored by essential workers (paid by SHDC and ratepayers). I contacted Paul in the Highways department at Lincolnshire County Council and asked if these ...

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LETTERS – When will we get more bags?

I am writing to see if you can help to get SHDC distributing black and green bin bags here in Spalding. We had our last issue of bags in November last year and were expecting the next issue by the end of May. I contacted an unhelpful person at the council who told me that the company who distributes them ...

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LETTERS – New rules will only deter people

I refer to the council’s article (June 17) guidelines on following their one way pedestrian zone which has been designated in yellow 2m distancing. What an utter waste of council tax payers’ money! When in town you’re out in the open and have plenty of social distancing room, why does the council think we need herding along like cattle, only ...

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LETTERS – Let’s show practical thanks

Now that the clapping for NHS staff and key workers has ceased, I feel that thought should be given for those people who have put their and their family’s lives on the line. When my grandfather came home from World War One he too was told he was a hero, for that he was given a medal. I believe our ...

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LETTERS – Market could go to Bull Lane

I read the article in The Voice regarding the council wanting to move the site of Long Sutton Market. I fully agree with the residents in that it could be dangerous driving in and out of the area behind the funeral parlour. The land behind the Bull pub in Bull Lane is an eyesore and is used as a dumping ...

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LETTERS – These are the enemies

Rick Stringer claims (Voice, June 18) that a major political party condones sexual abuse of underage girls so long as the perpetrators are from certain ethnic minorities. This may not be a disinterested suggestion; were he to persuade people actually to believe this, it might raise his next half-baked political candidacy over the deposit-losing threshold. Alternatively perhaps he has gleaned ...

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LETTERS – Who had plain sailing all the way?

My great grandfather, my grandfather and my father made coffins. Suppose that one of the coffins which my great grandfather made in Surfleet in 1900 was for someone who had lived in a household of five people. Someone would have washed and laid out the body. Great grandad would have taken the coffin to the house and lifted the body ...

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LETTERS – All racism is wrong

Only a couple of months ago we had police searching shopping bags for Easter eggs. Now they are battling thousands of protesters and rioters across the country. In the middle of a pandemic! No demonstrations should have been allowed to take place and any attack of a member of the emergency services should be given a mandatory five-year prison sentence. ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for your kindness

I am writing to say a big thank you to Coun Gary Taylor for his kindness in helping me with doing my shopping. It means such a lot. And also to so many other people he has helped throughout the community at this difficult time. Mrs Wilson Nicolette Way, Spalding

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LETTERS – Thank you

I would like to thank the person who found and handed in my sunglasses on May 29 which I lost at the Cowbit Garden Nursery (next to the church). Thank you. David Barfoot Shepeau Stow

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LETTERS – Marking 76th year of the fallen

2019 was a classic year for military remembrance events, going to Normandy in June with the veterans, travelling to Arnhem in Holland for the 75th Anniversary of “Operation Market Garden” is one I will never forget. It marked the Ill-fated expedition which could have shortened WWII by three months but instead resulted in ignominious defeat for the Allied Forces primary ...

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