LETTERS – Consider this at elections

I’m hoping this letter can remind local people of some important facts. The county council elections are now taking place in May and it is seen as an opportunity to send a message to those in charge by voting Independent. I once would have supported this view, until the 2013 county council elections. Local councillors Chris Brewis and Angela Newton ...

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LETTERS – Cash is better spent on repairs

There are a million potholes in Britain, probably most of them in Lincolnshire. At least that’s what it feels like when driving around Holbeach and Spalding. The rural roads in the region are in an atrocious condition, but they have been like this for almost as long as I’ve lived here, since 2005. I’ve written to the local newspapers on ...

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LETTERS – Eat more chicken legs!

Reference your reader’s letter February 18 2021 “Why not source from the UK?” In respect of chicken I can shed some light on the issue albeit a little technical. Much is due to carcase imbalance. In the UK we eat more chicken breast than the dark meat of thighs and drumsticks so much so that we have to export these ...

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LETTERS – Border delays killing auto industry

Current border delays are killing the automotive industry. Across many sectors, British exporters to the EU are clearly facing disruption caused by new Brexit red tape, increased costs and the impact of the pandemic on staff all bearing down on businesses. The automotive industry is not immune to these challenges, with global supply chains so deeply integrated, and while the ...

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LETTERS – Delighted over reopening

I was delighted to read that the Urgent Treatment Centre will be reopening after all. Many thanks to all those who made this happen. Our region in and around Spalding absolutely needs its own centre for urgent treatment. Michael MitchellStrawberry Fields DriveHolbeach St Marks

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LETTERS – Is it right to depart from Bible?

I was interested to see your report of a wedded couple appointed to parish and pastoral leadership in Spalding. But is this Biblical? The Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer (1662) speaks of parish priests or ministers, but never of parish priestesses. The reason for this is that the Apostle Paul says that women are not to lead in ...

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LETTERS – Why not source from UK?

Today, I learned that a producer – based in Lancashire – of ready meals for Lidl had sourced their chickens from Brazil and their cauliflower from the EU. I wrote to the supplier and Lidl to question the logic of such purchases – the UK produces both chicken and vegetables. Surely it would have been better, cheaper and easier for ...

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LETTERS – Election leaflets must be allowed

This year’s local elections are big, with some areas due to hold multiple elections, by-elections and referendum on the same day. It is an unprecedented ask during a pandemic and the government’s lack of clarity over recent weeks has been far from helpful, however ready we stand. Rumours swirled of a likely delay, fuelled by ministers, and candidates and the ...

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LETTERS – A better deal for pedestrians

Perhaps David Jones and the Pedals Group would care to campaign for a better deal for Spalding’s pedestrians. It would help immensely if they could spare some time to educate the many so-called cyclists who use the pavements of this town as a race track, thereby breaking the law and endangering life and limb. In term time it is not ...

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LETTERS – Centre is well organised

I would like to say how well organised Springfields vaccination centre was when I had my vaccination. Also thank you to all the staff who were so friendly and helpful and the marshals who in spite of the rain and cold were smiling and friendly. Jo HaslamChurchill DriveSpalding

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LETTERS – You could not fault the system

Congratulations to the Springfields COVID-19 teams. It is conducted with military precision. My wife and I received the vaccine jabs at Springfiaelds Exhibition Centre. You could not fault the system. Once you arrive on site the traffic controllers direct you to a vacant parking position. Then you enter into the centre after answering the questions from the medical team (nice ...

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LETTERS – Heartfelt thanks to vaccine team

I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the team at the Springfields Events Centre for their brilliant work in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine. The men and women who directed the cars in and out of the parking area were superb and then when my wife and I went into the main building the ladies welcomed us and ...

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LETTERS – Spalding needs something

I agree with the letter from Eileen Cole about making big empty stores in to indoor markets. Beales would be a great space to start with. You would get lots of stalls in there and a coffee shop upstairs. Come on planners or local council think about it, Spalding needs something. It is like a ghost town and only will ...

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LETTERS – Fountain should be in town centre

What has the poor old Johnson Drinking Fountain done wrong?Installed in Hall Place in 1874, banished to the depths of Ayscoughfee Gardens in 1954, and now, it’s suggested, to be exiled in the distant cemetery. There could be few less suitable places for it than amongst various “little chapels and other structures”. It needs to stand tall and proud again ...

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LETTERS – Thanks to everyone concerned

I would like to add my thanks to the team at Springfields vaccination hub in Spalding. I went for my vaccination this morning. My appointment was for 10.10am. I arrived at 10am and went straight through, and out again by 10.20am. All so calm and efficient. Thank you very much to everyone concerned, you were all so friendly and helpful. ...

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LETTERS – Impressive, smooth and friendly

Today (Sunday, January 31), with many others, I had my first COVID jab at Springfields. The whole organisation and process was extremely impressive, smooth, and friendly. All those concerned, professionals and volunteers, deserve the greatest thanks and praise. They were splendid. Thank you all! John TipplerSpalding

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LETTERS – Hope they don’t find newts!

Just read your article in the current edition of The Voice about the discovery of Roman and Iron Age artefacts. Let’s hope that don’t find any Great Crested Newts otherwise we’ll never get the road built! Terry ByattHolbeach

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LETTERS – Could large shops be turned into a market?

Sadly, like many other towns these days, the busy hustle and bustle of shopping has gone. I visualise people living where shops used to be. Thinking of a better future, I wonder if it would be possible to make use of the area the large empty shops have created by providing an all-weather covered market for all kinds of traders. ...

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LETTERS – Food bank thanks – and please ask for help

I am writing publicly as the chair of trustees of Holbeach Community Larder to thank the people of Holbeach and the surrounding area for their phenomenal support for the work of the Community Larder throughout the last ten months of the pandemic and, in particular, for their support in the run up to Christmas. In 2019 we fed 517 people, ...

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LETTERS – Thanks to rubbish collectors

Through your newspaper could I please thank the small army of rubbish collectors who have been very evident around the town which now looks so much cleaner. Keep it up everybody and thank you. Jane Earlvia email

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