LETTERS – Where are these doctors?

As I had been feeling a bit dizzy over the Easter weekend, I decided to seek advice from my doctor at Beechfield Medical Centre in Spalding. I thought it would be perhaps wise to have my blood pressure checked.I rang early Tuesday morning, to be told I was 38th in the queue.After almost an hour waiting patiently, I eventually was ...

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LETTERS – Time to sort sewage problems

Awake, citizens of Holbeach, awake!Your sewage problems are the fault of one company, Anglian Water, which is led by Chief Executive Officer Peter Simpson.His email address is psimpson@anglianwater.co.uk, his postal address is Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 6YJ.You need to email him or write to him to tell him of your disgust at his lack ...

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LETTERS – It’s kicking people when down

We will all be paying energy firms £1.3bn in annual charges to help them recover bad debt from April 1, 2024.Despite billions of pounds in profits, the firms will bill each of us an average of £28 a year extra to pay for the cost of recovering bad debts.And a new report by the Warm This Winter (WTW) campaign also ...

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LETTERS – I’m thankful for work on gas pipes

In the March 28th edition of the Spalding Voice, was a letter from D. Loos, a Fleet Hargate resident, complaining about the work going on the area, replacing the gas transport system (the pipes).I have also lived in the same village for the past 33 years, and applaud the work going on to make the gas infrastructure safer for us ...

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LETTERS – A sad reflection of society

Referring to Mark Hadley’s letter in Spalding Voice (March 20) regarding dog attacks, I always carry a small bottle of washing up liquid with me when walking my little dog and will not hesitate to squirt it into a dog’s eyes who wants to savage my dog or indeed to a person who wishes to harm either one of us.The ...

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LETTERS – What are the other options?

John Hayes is leading a lobby against the creation of a new pylon route through the district.Well, OK, but; those involved should go further than protest: they should reveal the alternative they have in mind.The National Grid is already on the brink of inadequacy in relation to the new modes of power generation – wind and sun – now coming ...

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LETTERS – Has the law changed on pull-offs?

I live in a country lane and I drive on country lanes.I know a good many passing places but I don’t know them all and sometimes I and another driver have to pull on to grass verges in order to pass.I have always understood that there is allowed to be a pull-off width of verge, and that bricks/fences/boulders/breeze blocks/white posts ...

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LETTERS – What about athletics offerings?

I read the article about having a say on the new health hub in The Voice on March 21, wow £26 million estimated on Spalding’s new sports complex.It will almost certainly be a lot more than that, everything always costs more than originally planned.“Sport For All” we all remember that don’t we? And Spalding is going to get that, at ...

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LETTERS – Workmen working from home?

I live in Fleet Hargate and had to go out to do some shopping recently.A lot of Fleet Hargate has roadworks (gas apparently) but I was shocked to see all the cones/traffic lights etc in Holbeach and Long Sutton.I totally understand that repairs/replacements have to be made for the utilities, but they don’t do themselves. I did not see one ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for handing in purse

May I express through your newspaper my heartfelt thanks to the kind soul who handed in my purse, dropped in Morrison’s car park on Thursday, March 7.There are some marvellous and honest people out there.No details were left as to who this person was but again many, many thanks. Mrs J WarfieldHolbeach

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LETTERS – No interest in dog attack

Yesterday (March 17) my wife’s Yorkshire Terrier was attacked during a walk along the riverbank footpath that backs onto Double Street in the centre of Spalding.The other dog wasn’t on a lead. At one point my wife was having to hold our dog above her head to keep him safe.She thinks it was an American Pitbull-type. This morning she has ...

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LETTERS – We need volunteer therapists

“I feel like I am giving something back to people at the most difficult times of their lives.”Shares 64-year-old Helen Perkins from Peterborough as she shines a light on her role as a complementary therapy volunteer at her local Sue Ryder hospice.Helen hopes that by revealing more about her experience this Complementary Therapy Week (March 20 to 26), she can ...

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LETTERS – One of the few who helps out

It was interesting to read former councillor Christine Lawton pick up Coun Jan Whitbourn on a typo in the Spalding Voice last week.Perhaps Christine should have proof read her own submission as she would have noticed she had spelled the current councillor’s name wrong!It does highlight to me, though, why Jan is a councillor today and Christine isn’t.I have never ...

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LETTERS – Feathers from above

We would like to introduce our latest In Memory Appeal for 2024, Feathers from Above.At St Barnabas Hospice we recognise the importance for those in our local Lincolnshire communities (not just those touched by Hospice care) to remember their loved ones.Every two years we present an ironwork campaign, which consists of a bespoke, handmade ironwork that can be displayed at ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for help after my fall

Can I say a big thank you to the young man who stopped his van and jumped out to help me up as he saw me fall on Holbeach High Street on Friday, March 1 at 10am.I do not know how I would have managed to get up on my own.I do hope he reads this. Pat MearsHolbeach

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LETTERS – Powerful response to pylons plan

A powerful response on behalf of its thousands of supporters was submitted on Wednesday, March 6 by No Pylons Lincolnshire to National Grid’s Grimsby to Walpole Great Grid Upgrade consultation.It calls National Grid to account on a number of important issues and forcefully makes the point that it absolutely opposes the pylon proposals.It firstly challenges the consultation process itself and ...

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LETTERS – No help for pensioners in budget

The National Pensioner’s Convention warns that the Spring Budget spells yet more disastrous news for today’s, and more worryingly, tomorrow’s retirees.Chancellor Jeremy Hunt may appear to be giving with another state pension rise, due in April, but he is also taking away much of this income boost by stealth.Worst of all he has completely failed to offer any plan for ...

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LETTERS – Councillor’s typo made me smile

Well done to Coun Whitburn for organising this event, but I am left with the image of The Royal Anglicans “marching as to war”, hymn books at the ready. (Ed – We didn’t spot it either).I am sure the Royal Anglian veterans thoroughly enjoyed their Big Breakfast and will not begrudge me a smile at the typo. Christine LawtonSpalding

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LETTER: Time for housing upgrade

As a former Cabinet member for Housing (now enjoying retirement) I was pleased to read your “Upgrade for all sheltered housing” article.Whilst I was in post we began a fundamental review of all our sheltered housing stock, to consider all options including upgrading, modernising and making it more relevant to 21st century lifestyles and conditions.This accommodation, comprising bungalows, flats and ...

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LETTER: Delighted at play area proposals

I was delighted to read about the proposals for updating the very outdated play equipment especially in Cinder Ash Park which I believe is probably 50 years old!I was on the council for a short time and managed to get the fencing erected, but that was all.I drive through Leverington weekly and they have a wonderful play area mainly made ...

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