Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

Band needs new singer

Local band The Soundinjectors are looking for a female vocalist. The current lead singer is leaving after ten years due to family commitments. The band plays most weekends and could give an aspiring musician a chance to get on the entertainment ladder. The band is based in the Spalding area and rehearses once a week. Call Dean on 07790 547464 ...

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Disco fun for under sevens

Grab your dancing shoes and join the grooviest under 7s in town for the South Holland Centre’s popular Top of the Poppets family disco. This regular afternoon of music, dancing games and family fun is back on Saturday at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £3 per child, with no charge for accompanying adults and babes in arms. They are available from the ...

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Give It a Go sports event

A range of sports can be enjoyed at a special event being held in Spalding to celebrate the Paralympics. Give It a Go takes place at the Castle Sports Complex on Saturday, 11am-3pm. The free event is open to people of all ages and abilities. A wide variety of sports will be on offer including wheelchair basketball, boccia, fencing and ...

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Wings and things on show at annual model exhibition

The Fenland and Spalding Model Club holds its annual Wings and Things Show at the weekend. The show takes place on Sunday from 10am to 4pm, at University Academy Holbeach. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children and OAPs, Model clubs from around the country will be present as well as special interest groups, including a group who ...

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Lions table top sale

East Elloe Lions Club (Holbeach and the Suttons) is holding a table top sale at Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, this Sunday. Sellers can set up from 9.30am, while the public will attend between 11am and 2pm. Admission is 20p towards Lion charity funds. Refreshments will be available. Tables are available by calling 01406 424822.

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LETTER: Thanks to youngsters who helped

The Pennygate charity shop (Pennygate Patient Link) would like to thank all the youngsters who so kindly gave up their time and painted the shop’s interior. Also for the fundraising that was done by them. We thank all of you very much and wish you every success for the future. H Wright Manager Pennygate Patient Link Spalding

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LETTER: Wait until Mr Charismatic appears

In response to Matthew Mahabadi’s letter in last week’s edition of The Voice: Why vote for someone who cannot accept the result of a democratic vote? Plus the fact that the Conservative press and media are set on crucifying Mr Corbyn who never received the total support from the likes of Owen Smith. As for a government in waiting, Labour ...

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LETTER: Disgusted with the DVLA

I am absolutely disgusted with the DVLA. My son woke up to find his car had been clamped outside our home. The reason they say is that his car is not taxed. After a couple of checks, the DVLA recognised they have made a huge mistake – my son’s car is taxed. My son rang 101 to let the police ...

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LETTER: Awful comments angered me

It looked to be April 1 upon reading the letter from Mr Bingham, who disliked those wonderful knits along the riverside at Spalding. Was it a yarn? No, not at all! His awful comments made me “jumperbout” with quite some annoyance that I am unable to button up. It really is as if he was actually in stitches at the ...

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LETTER: Have a laugh Mr Bingham

Re Mr Bingham’s letter last week. I love the knitting on the stumps. It has cheered this dull, boring town up. It has taken some recycled teenagers to do it. Good on you. I wonder what the comments would have been if the creations were by children? Keep up the good work knitters. I look forward to your next creation. ...

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LETTER: Keep up the good work ladies

Regarding the letter from N Bingham complaining about the tree stumps decorated with the knitting along the river side. It is a pity he has not got something better to complain about. These ladies from Georgian Court spent many hours creating these images and they have amused many visitors to the town. I have seen many people with their children ...

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St Marks fun dog show

Take your canine companion along to Holbeach St Marks on Saturday where there is a fun dog show. The event in St Marks Road runs from 11am to 3.30pm. Fun classes include prettiest bitch, handsomest dog, scurry, obstacle course and most beautiful eyes, while obedience classes include walking to heel, recall and stay as part of the Kennel Club Good ...

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Find out about Holbeach heritage at open events

Two Holbeach landmarks will be open to the public this weekend as part of the Natural Lincolnshire Heritage Open Day Festival. There will be a rare chance to explore Holbeach’s hidden Cold War bunker. Heritage Lincolnshire will be running free guided tours on Sunday, with booking essential to avoid disappointment. Visitors will be able to put on a hard hat ...

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Fun on the field at Cowbit

Cowbit’s second annual Fun on the Field event takes place on the village playing field on Saturday. The event runs from 3pm-6pm and, for Cowbit residents only, there will be an evening karaoke session. Attractions will include village sports competitions, a circus skills workshop, a climbing wall, bouncy castles, a beer tent, plus a tombola, teas and coffees along with ...

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LETTER: Thanks for support

Whaplode Parochial Church Council (PCC) would like to thank a number of people: Spalding Voice for the support they gave our Flower Festival; Taylors Bulbs for sponsoring our Grand Draw; the growers who donated flowers and produce; the flower arrangers and all the people who helped during the five days of the festival. Most importantly though, we would like to ...

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Wet weather didn’t keep crowds from park show

Wet weather failed to keep the crowds away from the annual Moulton Park Country Show. The show, which was celebrating its 21st birthday, offered a whole host of attractions, including vintage tractors, a classic car show, an arts and crafts fair and vintage fair rides. Members of South Lincs Herpetology Society gave people the chance to get up close and ...

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LETTER: I understand why knitting was ruined

I can fully understand why someone has destroyed those ghastly knitted creations draped over tree stumps along the riverside. From the first day I drove past and saw them I thought ‘what a mess’. They do not look nice at all. This is as bad as those going around with a spray can painting graffiti on walls, except these can ...

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LETTER: I’m backing Smith in leadership contest

Would you willingly air your family’s dirty laundry for friends and enemies to pick over? This is what Labour have done in our leadership contest. But, that’s politics: ugly, intense and with no privacy. Why should anyone care about a leadership contest within the opposition party? Because it’s not just the future leadership of the Labour Party that is at ...

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LETTER: I’d welcome extra bus services

A letter sent to our MP John Hayes: Dear Mr Hayes, I am one of your constituents and I am writing this email to protest in the strongest terms with respect to the possible inclusion of Clause 21 in the Bus Services Bill. As our Minister for Transport, you will be aware that this clause will prevent councils from creating ...

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Council Matters: Interesting responses to idea of having a mayor

There has been a lot of interest recently around the opportunities of a Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority and the additional powers and funding coming to the County from Central Government. Residents received an invitation to give their views in a recent consultation and with the results now published, it is interesting to see what the County thought. There was an ...

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