Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

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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Step back in time to the 80s

Time to dig out your legwarmers once more and head back to what has been described by some as “the greatest decade in the history of music”. Join the KLFM gang for Back to the 80s – an evening of great live music and all of your 80s favourites at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday, September 9 (7.30pm -11.30pm). ...

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Fundraising coffee morning

There is a charity coffee morning at Spalding’s Wood Green Animal Charity shop on Friday. The event runs from 10am to 3pm, where there will be tea, coffee, juice and homemade cakes at the Swan Street shop. There will also be a tombola. All proceeds from the event will go towards the charity. Anyone who would like to make a cake ...

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New meditation course in Spalding

If you’ve always fancied trying meditation, a new course in Spalding could be the chance you’ve been waiting for. A special four-week course – The Basics of Meditation with Gen Kelsang Nyingpo – starts on Thursday, September 8. Running from 7.30pm-8.30pm at the South Holland Centre, the course costs £5 per person. Meditation makes our mind calm and peaceful. When ...

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Fun for all the family

This Sunday sees a family fun day at Woodlands Farm, Kirton. The event runs from noon to 4.30pm. The gates open at noon for picnics (take your own food and drink) and there is a walking tour of the farm between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Holbeach Town Band will play a Last Night of the Proms concert at 3pm. Refreshments will ...

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LETTER: Thanks for help after my fall

Very many thanks to all those who gathered round to help when I fell in Victoria Street, Spalding, on Monday, August 22 at noon. Special thanks to the couple who were trained in lifting people and had me on my feet in no time. Peter Stoner Spalding

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Holbeach wedding fayre

Organisers of a wedding fayre in Holbeach are looking for stall holders and models to take part in the event. The Break charity shop and All Saints’ Church are working together to put on the wedding fayre in the church on Saturday, September 24, from 7pm-9pm. The fayre will feature the large collection of pre-loved wedding dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaids ...

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LETTER: Bring the market back into town

South Holland District Council – you never went to the shops to see what they said about moving the market to Boston Road Car Park – no, you didn’t! Put it down Church Street – there’s plenty of room down there. Or put it in the car park opposite the Co-op, where everyone will be happy. Bring back the Holbeach ...

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