LETTERS – More like 1950s event please

Thank you so much to all who arranged and attended the 1950s event on Saturday, July 23, at Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding The entertainment was so very enjoyable. My friend and I sat all afternoon and loved every minute of it, a relaxed atmosphere. Children were well catered for as well. The man and lady who constantly sang were so entertaining. ...

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LETTERS – Difference between two plans

In the Voice of July 28, I read with raised eyebrows of two planning decisions, one good and one questionable, that show what a state the council is in and indeed how it allows itself to appear to bend to vested interests. On the one hand we have the far-sighted approach to the granting of planning permission for a new ...

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LETTERS – Expenses accounts for all?

An MPs basic salary is in the region of £83,000 so you would think that they would be in a better position than most of the population to pay their bills. On top of this they have an expense account, one of the perks is that they can claim all of their domestic household bills on the aforementioned expenses account. ...

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LETTERS – A new deal for working people

Wages are flatlining while bills skyrocket. This is a wages crisis and working people deserve better. Just this week, the Office for National Statistics confirmed that the real value of average wages (once inflation is taken into account) has fallen by almost four per cent since a year ago. It’s no wonder that we’re all feeling poorer, because we are ...

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LETTERS – Letter was uncalled for

I wish to make it clear that I am writing this letter as a private individual and an elector of South Holland District Council and not on behalf of Long Sutton Parish Council. I was surprised to see in July 21, 2022 edition of the Voice that the Vice-Chairman of South Holland District Council has had the time to write ...

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LETTERS – Roadworks are a joke locally

The ongoing and apparently never-ending sewage works on Boston Road, Holbeach, are a standing joke locally. I have just seen on Facebook that the total cost including all the failed remedial works prior to the current ones now total £2m. This together with information given to me by a worker (on site) that they had been told to reline the ...

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LETTERS – Maybe John Hayes can help?

I read with amazement what has happened to Ann Gregory. It seems strange that after three years of raising money for charity, now Ann needs planning permission. I’m also amazed the local councillors haven’t got involved to help after all this is their area. It might be time that our MP Sir John Hayes gets involved and finds out what ...

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LETTERS – Not Hall Place for fountain

We’d like to clarify a statement in your page four story last week ‘Fountain Plan Back’. It stated the Spalding and District Civic Society ‘led the calls for the fountain to be in Hall Place’, but this is not correct. We are very much in favour of finding a place for the fountain in the town centre, but not in ...

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LETTERS – Hope members think hard

The Conservative leadership election is now on its last leg. Given the party’s claim that it had a wealth of talent to choose from, it’s interesting to look at the candidates who got near the final stage. Penny Mordaunt, who in 2016 declared that in the EU we’d not be able to stop Turkey’s accession, thus facing a flood of ...

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LETTERS – Need a surgery for west town

Many of us still miss Dr Nathu at Pennygate Surgery. I always found her very caring and staff helpful. I was very sad and disappointed when they moved the surgery to the hospital. I don’t think that was the right place. I am sure the staff did their best but I suspect it was underfunded and understaffed. We need something ...

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LETTERS – Why am I being targeted?

I have been fund raising for three years, six days a week. Raising £15,000 last year because of it. Now I only open four days a week depending on hospital visits, weather and health. Now this complaint when we are not so busy? We do not understand what has changed? At this time I feel I need to get answers ...

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LETTERS – Parish did have the information

On the subject of the UKSPF Stakeholder Consultation, and noting the recent letter from the clerk to the Long Sutton Parish Council contains information that may mislead the public, it would be remiss not to seek to correct that impression that the parish council only became of the consultation indirectly on June 22. As with all parish councils, the clerk ...

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LETTERS – Vinyl window blot on the landscape

I have noticed we have yet another multi-coloured, plastic covered shop window on the Winsover Road. From the eight gates level crossing to the Sheep market we have, not one, not two but nine, make that ten if you include the multi purpose Post Office, of these kind of premises. I would like to ask SHDC what do they think ...

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LETTERS – Ann works hard to help others

I am the husband of Ann Gregory, of Boston Road South, Holbeach, we have been married for 48 years. I would very much like to point out that she has worked tirelessly for three years raising very much- needed funds for our local Jerry Green dog rescue; £22,958.58 exactly. to date. It’s a cause very dear to her heart with ...

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LETTERS – Disgust at treatment of Ann

I write in disgust that the wonderful lady, Ann Gregory, has been reported to South Holland District Council. She is a volunteer charity worker for Jerry Green Dogs Trust, selling donated items from her driveway in Holbeach, a few days per week. All money goes to Jerry Green, often thousands of pounds per year. Sadly, some nasty person has reported ...

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LETTERS – Angry over council tax refund

I am writing to express my disgust and anger at SHDC’s failure to refund £150 from council tax that we are entitled to and already paid in April to people who pay by direct debit. We paid our council tax in full at the beginning of the fiscal year. I have made enquiries by phone several times and been given ...

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LETTERS – Blind loyalty to Tories is irrational

Judging by the patterns of newspaper consumption still favoured, notwithstanding recent price increases, at my local shop, I can’t imagine many local residents will have seen the recent publicity the town received in one more liberal section of the national media. I am afraid it does not reflect well on us. The stubborn inability of local Johnson loyalists to accept ...

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LETTERS – Cruel decision is wrong

I have been a supporter of Ann Gregory and her husband Mac, who have tirelessly worked for the last few years to raise about £23,000 for this charity by organising a “yard sale”. I was shocked and disappointed to learn that SHDC have stopped their admirable devotion to this cause, deciding that they are running a business from their home ...

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LETTERS – Did you not wear your badge?

I write with regard to the letter from Gill Allen (30/6/22), which appears to berate the recent strike action(s) by various workers and having particular reference to the miners’ strike of the 1980s. It is stated how, as a serving police officer at the time, they had to send officers to help other forces, with the inference being that this ...

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LETTERS – New homes for those with disabilities?

After looking at all the planning applications for new homes with affordable homes, Help to Buy and shared ownership schemes, I am wondering where there are any for people with mobility issues (bungalows)? If I have missed them please let me know. Please remember people with disabilities would like these schemes. C Harman

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