LETTERS – Thanks for renewed confidence

I write to express my thanks to all those who have renewed their confidence in me by voting at the recent county council election, in turn I will represent you as your county councillor for a further four years. I’m overwhelmed and humbled to be in this position once again and it was a privilege to meet so many residents ...

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LETTERS – Let’s have a GP’s point of view

After reading the letter GPs are letting us down in this week’s edition of The Voice, I could not agree more with your letter writer. Everything in this letter is exactly my sentiments. It would be very helpful I think to have a GP’s point of view on this matter, as I do not understand why they cannot see patients ...

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LETTERS – Have you seen Harrier?

I am not certain but I think I have seen a Marsh Harrier fly over my house for the second time in a week.Have any other readers seen it about? Charlie SharpOsier RoadSpalding

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LETTERS – What’s happening with surgery?

Does anyone know what will be happening at the Long Sutton Medical Centre when the housing estate next door is fully occupied? Apart from the road congestion at the crossroad from the centre to West Street, Station Road and Trafalgar Road which is an accident waiting to happen, it is currently worse than finding hens’ teeth to get a GP ...

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LETTERS – Thanks to those who voted

Could I firstly say thank you to The Voice for the coverage given to all candidates in this election. Also thank you to all those who voted for me. I shall continue to serve the people of Pinchbeck as a parish councillor and hope as many residents as possible will attend the Annual Parish Meeting at St Mary’s Church Hall ...

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LETTERS – Can anyone explain?

In The Voice of May 6 there is an article about “homes purchased”. It says that “SHDC has ratified the purchase of affordable homes for several of its departments. Its cabinet last week voted through purchasing eight homes in Station Road, Surfleet………for the housing revenue account”. Please can someone explain to me what this means in layman’s terms? To which ...

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LETTERS – GPs are letting us down

I have already had my second vaccination for COVID-19 at the Springfields Events Centre and would like to congratulate whoever organised the procedure there everything worked like clockwork and was carried out very efficiently. All of my friends and acquaintances who have been vaccinated there have nothing but praise. Unfortunately this praise does not extend to GPs, who most of ...

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LETTERS – Green party boost from leader

Green Party candidates standing in the county council election today (May 6) have been boosted by a message of support from Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. Jonathan said: “I fondly remember my visit to Spalding a while ago, where I learned how far the Conservative councillors who have run Lincolnshire have let down the people who elected them. There’s an ...

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LETTERS – Congrats on drain tidy up

Whilst walking my dog along Vernatts Drain I found a pair of tortoiseshell framed glasses. They were folded flat and I think they may have fallen out of a pocket or bag. If this rings a bell with anybody you can text me (I’m a bit deaf) on 07774 883762 and you can be reunited. Whilst we are on the ...

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LETTERS – Appeal for spare wool

Last year, at the start of the COVID troubles, I was asked by a group of knitters to appeal for some spare wool. If any readers have any spare balls, whether part, full or rewound, and you are happy to donate to keep the needles clicking, please let me know. I am willing to collect locally or you can leave ...

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LETTERS – I was well and truly scammed

During lockdown I started the early stages of preparing for the election and purchased some stamps online to save going out of the house, adhering to COVID rules. After lockdown I purchased more than sufficient stamps than I will actually need from the Post Office in order to send out letters. When I put the stamps on, I used the ...

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LETTERS – Plough is part of this community

The Parochial Church Council for St John’s Church in Holbeach St Johns wish to make the point that the Plough is very much part of the social fabric of this small community and together with our church, village hall and memorial creates a very appropriate centrepiece for this fine village. We are therefore extremely concerned for the community that such ...

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LETTERS – Not a substitute for pride

Dean Eggleman (letters, 22 April) extols the virtues of flying the Union Jack, and links it to “finding our common ground”, which he exemplifies as “the armed forces, the NHS, (and)our welfare system”. He praises John Hayes in that connexion. How very odd! The Conservative Party, from the time of Mrs Thatcher, has worked tirelessly to run down those very ...

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LETTERS – Standards must not slip

As lockdown measures relax in the UK’s nations, unions are taking the lead in reminding the public that workers continue to deserve protection and respect. The TUC is urging shoppers to keep their distance, think about ventilation, and speak up for shop workers if they think something is not right. The TUC Yorkshire & Humber regional secretary warned: “As we ...

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LETTERS – Failed to include address

Have your readers noticed that one of the candidates seeking election to the Spalding West seat actually lives in Deeping St James in the district of South Kesteven? I had people contact me after getting a letter from him where he has failed to include his address and they asked me if I knew where he lived. I recalled seeing ...

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LETTER: Lots of reasons to keep pub

I am writing regarding your article in The Spalding Voice regarding the application for a change of use to the Plough pub in Holbeach St Johns.My husband has been in the village for over 50 years, and I have been here for over 30. The Plough has always been an integral part of village life and we are shocked and ...

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LETTER: Well done for pushing flags

Sir John Hayes’ April 8 column hit the issue on the nose regarding our flag.It isn’t something to hide away out of shame, but rather an emblem of personal and shared pride that we can all gather around as one nation.As Sir John rightly calls out, our so-called betters in the media, academia and politics have tried to turn national ...

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LETTER: Old hospital is definite eyesore

I have recently been following the stories about disused village pubs which locals have been calling an eyesore. It seems as if these problems have now been corrected.Well forgive me for saying so, but if those disused buildings were called an eyesore then words fail me as to what description could be given to the old Johnson Hospital in its ...

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LETTER: Displaying English arrogance

Throughout my life the flying of the Union flag has indicated a place or an event of significance and the lowering of the same usually meant a tragedy as of late.The other important use for a long time has been as a tribute to and a final cover to the fallen. I feel that this limited use has emphasised its ...

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LETTERS – Salary to achieve nothing

A few months ago there was much publicity about increased police coverage in Holbeach. I pass Holbeach police station on a daily basis, it’s rarely open, even in the daytime, but there are always at least five or six police vehicles parked there, up to eight at night time. A leaflet delivered from the police commissioner recently, quotes new police ...

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