LETTERS – Fountain was mark of gratitude

Sorry, The Voice has not got it quite right about the Johnson Drinking Fountain (October 14). It was not installed in Hall Place in 1874 “as a bid” by Miss Mary Anne Johnson (not Mrs) to bring fresh water to the people of Spalding. It was erected by the Spalding Water Works Company as a mark of gratitude to her ...

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LETTERS – Last chance for comments

I would like to remind any residents wishing to make observations for or against planning application H16-1031-21 that they must be sent to South Holland District Council Planning Department by October 26, 2021. The proposal is for a 15m high pole and cabinets in the grass verge near the bus stop in The Parkway adjoining the green amenity area. You ...

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LETTERS – £30,000 raised from donations

Can I, through your letters page, say a massive thank you to all of my friends and supporters who have supplied me with quality items for me to sell on my charity car boot stall in aid of Springhill Hospice. Also to the many customers who have bought the said items.My total is now £30,000. Thank you once again, you ...

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LETTERS – Many chances for improvement

To follow up from my recent letter regarding better facilities for cyclists in Lincolnshire, including local towns and villages alike. I had a day in Spalding recently and took the opportunity to use as many of the designated cycle paths as I could. My journey started off down Wardentree Lane, then onto Enterprise Way where I found vehicles blocking the ...

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LETTERS – Final meeting at Drill Hall

Since its founding 20 years ago, the members of the Lincolnshire branch of the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) Association have enjoyed the safety, comfort, and facilities of the Boston Drill Hall for their monthly meetings. Sadly, this is coming to an end as the MOD sets about making better, fuller, use of resources such as under-used buildings, as ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for visiting our stall

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife would like to announce the winner of the cuddly puppy competition, whose name was Tilley, and has now gone to a new home. Also a big thank you to everyone who visited our stall at the Pumpkin Festival. G Le-RendyStarlode DroveWest Pinchbeck

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LETTERS – Time for homegrown drivers

Ill health is a major factor in the increasing shortage of lorry drivers, according to new research by the Unite general union. A Freedom of information request to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) revealed a big rise in the number of lorry and bus drivers having their license refused or revoked for medical issues. In 2018, more than ...

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LETTERS – Well done for excellent concert

I am not religious at all but am a sucker for choral music and organ classics. Congratulations must go to All Saints’ Church, Holbeach, for the recent choir organ re-dedication event this past Saturday. The choir organ has undergone extensive refurbishment and a concert was organised to celebrate the completion. The soloist was the world renowned organist and teacher Daniel ...

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LETTERS – Wheelie bins for general waste?

I’m pleased to read that South Holland District Council is still promoting the brown wheelie bin for garden waste. I only wish they would offer wheelie bins for general waste as I’m fed up with the flimsy plastic bags being ripped open at night by cats or foxes. As far as the terrible green bags for recycling waste, perhaps the ...

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LETTERS – Let’s reduce speeding

Speeding vehicles are a menace of our time. Every town and village in this country, not just South Holland, has its share of speeding drivers. Some might be just late for an appointment. Others might be persistent offenders giving little regard for the safety of themselves, let alone others. Pinchbeck Parish Council is being proactive in the fight against speeding ...

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LETTERS – Need to find hope ourselves

I have noted that for some months a number of readers have described at length their disappointment and despair in local services and the general performance of policy makers who are responsible for the appearance and function of the town. I have also felt this way for quite some time, but this has gradually changed since coming into contact with ...

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LETTERS – The right person for the job?

I see that parking charges are now reintroduced in the town centre. The hope is that “now the people have returned they will appreciate what our town has to offer and come back”. The old saying “there’s none so blind as those who will not see” comes to mind. I note that the portfolio holder for Spalding town improvement is ...

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LETTERS – What are rules over Springfields money?

Judging by readers’ comments in The Voice recently, they were all wondering about the “Springfields £1m plus donation” and other payments allowing varying ongoing building works at Springfields, with the last one several months ago involving thousands of pounds to demolish buildings and develop more land. The point one reader made about the vanity Tulip Radio project that seems to ...

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LETTERS – Police just aren’t interested

I agree with J. Thackray regarding the standards of driving on Enterprise Way. I have sent many emails to Spalding police, they are not interested. In one reply from one of the specials she said they are all adults they can look after themselves. Really? I was gob smacked by that reply, that just told me they are going to ...

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LETTERS – Who is in charge at the tip?

Well it’s 3.15pm on a sunny Friday afternoon stuck in a line of traffic waiting to gain entry to get rid of “rubbish” at the recycling depot. Queuing are 35 cars and 12 lorries extending back to the A16. The lorries unable to overtake the queue, as roadworks were in progress just up from the tip, thus preventing them from ...

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LETTERS – We need more spending on roads

I note local authorities are trying to redesign their high streets to cater more for pedestrians and cyclists. Locally we see more facilities for cyclists like the railway station and high street facilities but there is still a long way to go in creating better, safer, fit for purpose facilities, especially rural routes that link our towns. It’s disappointing to ...

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LETTER: Someone will be badly hurt

This morning I came across at least four cyclists, that I did eventually see, without any lights front or rear, and more without one or the other front or back.I thought this was a legal requirement in the hours of darkness (Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24).Also ignoring traffic light signals and changing direction quite often across the front ...

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LETTER: A struggle to get anywhere

Reading Jennifer Hemingway’s letter in the Voice recently and her concerns about the council not promoting Spalding but points out it seems to want to promote the Springfields Shopping outlet I offer the following:This might be due to the fact that it was only in recent times the public learnt that Springfields gave over a £1m, with more since, at ...

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LETTERS – Please write to the council

On August 29 I popped into the recycle centre on my way back from cutting the grass at my mum’s. As I passed I could see it was empty, which I found extraordinary as I had tried in vain to book in for that day. As I drove in cap in hand requesting: “Could I just offload the grass but ...

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LETTERS – Agree and promote the town

Wouldn’t it be good if the councillors of Spalding could agree and promote this market town? This town has many interesting and historical features, such as The Forge – a working museum, the beautiful Ayscoughfee Hall and free lovely family orientated gardens with cafe, the Cenotaph designed by one of the 20th century most celebrated architects Sir Edwin Lutyens, Spalding’s ...

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