LETTERS – Supporting sustainable transport

I write in support of pro-sustainable transport proposals in Spalding, as a worrying trend seems to be pushing these ideas away, instead of supporting them. Spalding, like everywhere else, has to future-proof the infrastructure and I hear, with disappointment, that the car-free zoning in Spalding was pushed back. Come on Spalding, let’s be progressive. Road users include pedestrians, cyclists and ...

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LETTERS – Keep safe on the beach

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguardare calling for families to take care at the coast during the school holidays, as new figures released show RNLI lifeguards saved the lives of 54 children and teenagers last summer. Of those lives saved, 64per cent (35) were aged 12 or under, while RNLI lifeguards also came to the ...

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LETTERS – Why scrap booking system?

I have just finished last week’s article ‘Drivers Warned Over Tip Queues’ and I can’t believe anyone wants to scrap the booking system. The system makes so much more sense as a user of the centre for the last 20 years there nothing worse then loading up your grass cutting only to find there is a queue so you have ...

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LETTERS – Sensible decisions please

I am writing after reading last week’s article ‘Drivers warned over tip queues’. If the booking scheme ends, we will without doubt return to the long queues waiting to use the tip, what is the response? Close the tip when it gets busy. Have the people who make the decisions stopped and thought that this will indeed add to the ...

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LETTERS – Issues of longer routes

South Holland District Council are short of drivers because they increased working hours. (Re last week’s article ‘Not Enough Bin Drivers). The job was always finish your route and go home, then they took lorries off routes making the fleet smaller.More houses have been built but yet there’s still not more lorries. I worked as a loader for Blue Arrow ...

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LETTERS – MP doing what he’s paid to do

Reading or rather wading through the latest gushing letter from Dean Eggleman once again in The Voice seemingly praising his hero Sir John Hayes for doing wonders while in fact all he is doing is what he is paid to do, being an MP. What Mr Eggleman fails to bring himself to also mention is the fact that Sir John ...

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LETTERS – Aircraft are here to protect us

As a pilot of over 35 years’ experience I respond to the letter ‘Thought going to hit bungalow’. I understand many people’s aversion to aircraft noise, but please consider why these aircraft are here. They are here to protect our liberty and must train in all aspects of military strategy and tactics to be prepared in the event. The biggest ...

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LETTERS – Stray dog killed my cat

Last week my cat was killed by an out of control dog. It happened on Thursday July 8, at Haarlem Court and also in Ailsmeer Rise. My cat was in the garden when the dog and owner went by. The owner lost control of the dog which broke off its leash and killed my cat. A neighbour says he saw ...

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LETTERS – Most eloquent of generation

The government introduced its Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill last week for debate. I watched our MP, Sir John Hayes, speak during that debate and he got right to the core of why this is needed. He is widely regarded as the most eloquent MP of his generation. He was right that this is a long overdue return to ...

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LETTERS – Get Army in for bridge

It has occurred to me, that the proposed repairs to Cross Keys bridge at Sutton Bridge next year will cause unprecedented consequences. According to local reports, the bridge will only be open to one-way traffic, with a manned traffic light system in place. Today, Friday 9 June, I counted 95 cars and 15 trucks going across the bridge to the ...

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LETTERS – Thought going to hit bungalow

I am writing to complain about the noisy aircraft. We live at Austendyke Road, Weston Hills and when we got into bed last night at 11.30pm the planes were coming over low and mega loudly. We thought they were going to hit our bungalow. Any idea how long we have to put up with this? Ordinary planes we are used ...

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Man in court over causing £10 damage by kicking fence in neighbourly dispute

A boundary dispute between Donington neighbours has led to one of them appearing in court charged with damage. Philip Gardner, 38, of Station Street admitted causing £10 worth of damage to a fence belonging to his neighbour when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting Dale Brownless said it was a neighbours’ dispute which should never have got so far ...

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LETTERS – Problem is no traders, no punters

Reference Spalding market, I made my living market trading, moving to West Pinchbeck in 1998. Spalding Market at that time filled totally the main square and the Sheep Market. I struggled to get a pitch, only occasionally I obtained a casual pitch. I also attended Stamford Market, again difficult to get a pitch, only once as a casual. Now 2021, ...

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LETTERS – Grass is only cut with a strimmer

In reply to the Rev Erica Crust’s letter and photo “The real churchyard, Deeping St Nicholas”, it was incorrect. If she had looked to the left she may not have taken the other part of the churchyard, you see there are about 200 gravestones of local Deeping St Nicholas people which I am sorry to say look a mess only ...

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LETTERS – Eroding women’s rights

Whilst returning home from town today I noted that South Holland District Council is flying a rainbow flag. In times gone by I would not have batted an eyelid at this as I support universal equal rights. Today however, I found myself beginning to tense. The reason for this is that to me this symbol has changed from a banner ...

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LETTERS – Confusing the UK with Britain

Phillip James gives Mr Macron a lesson in geography. I don’t suppose that’ll cause an international incident. I suspect that Macron – if he wasn’t just teasing Johnson – was momentarily confusing “UK” with “Great Britain”; often done by English people too. Northern Ireland is in the UK, but it isn’t in Great Britain. John TipplerSpalding

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LETTERS – What is our money used for?

What is the council actually spending our money on? Clearing up the rubbish in verges and streets. NOClearing paths that are in-passable or overgrown. NO.Clearing weeds and overgrown trees blocking road signs. NO.Clearing weeds from kerbs that are blocking drainage. NO.Emptying overflowing rubbish bins in our laybys. NO.Re-surfacing the disgusting state of our roads. NO.Collecting fridges, mattresses, and other household ...

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LETTERS – Does anyone know Sally?

We are trying to contact Sally Congreve from the Holbeach area in connection to her late father John Green, who drove the Lincolnshire Road Car buses from the Holbeach depot. If anyone knows Sally could they please contact me on 01522 722705 or 07776 041076 or email mdg2131@gmail.com. This request is for Road Transport Museum, North Hykeham, Lincoln, archives purposes ...

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LETTERS – Please let vans use the tip

Interested to read front page of The Voice about the tip. Our bug bear is that to use a van you have to register the log book! Although my husband has full private use of his work van, he doesn’t have his name on the log book. We have a big garden and used to visit the tip to get ...

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LETTERS – No tables and chairs is disgrace

I think it is an absolute disgrace that the new owner cannot set out his table and chairs to enable customers to sit outside the Red Lion on market days. Tuesdays and Saturdays would be the two days when customers could sit and enjoy a drink and a chat and enjoy the market as well. Who is being obstinate or ...

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