LETTERS – Toilets are in a terrible state

I wish to draw your attention to the terrible state of the toilets when I recently shopped at Spalding. The bus station toilets were absolutely disgusting – the other toilets were closed for repair. R J BarbenNewborough

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LETTERS – General club meeting

Notice to all Spalding Services and Social Club members: We are calling a general meeting for all the members of our club. This meeting is being held at the club on Wednesday 23rd September at 7pm. We are holding this meeting as we have received a signed petition with reference to the letters that were sent to this paper, regarding ...

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LETTERS – Here’s why refugees risk everything

Just a few reasons why refugees risk everything to cross the channel by dingy. In France they do not automatically receive access to free housing, healthcare and schooling. Asylum claims in Britain can take ten, 12 years plus. Unbelievably the claimants are then given back dated benefit cheques for sums up to £60,000 having not paid a penny in to ...

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LETTERS – Unions have done a great job

Payments from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for workers who are on furlough will end on October 31. To encourage employers to retain furloughed workers after this point the government has announced a Job Retention Bonus of £1,000 to employers for every eligible furloughed employee who remains continuously employed through to the end of January 2021. Employees must earn ...

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LETTERS – Another bad decision

Once again Spalding seems to be on the hit list for bad decisions.Recently we had the market stalls removed on the recommendation of the Portfolio Holder for Place Coun Gambba-Jones on a ‘temporary’ basis at that time. However, one of the market traders who offered to buy his stall was told stalls will be scrapped so I’m unsure how that ...

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LETTERS – Was letter fact or hearsay

Fact or Hearsay? In response to the recent publication regarding the Spalding Social Club, I would like to respond as follows. Firstly, no drinks were served from the club premises bar to the snooker room. Secondly the police were in attendance of the club premises on one occasion only and not two as stated in the letter. This was instigated ...

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LETTERS – Watching the traffic go by

The people of Spalding and those visiting need to up their game, I was sat on the wall outside the vets in Kirton and for around 40 minutes not one driver was seen using their phone, only two seemed to be slightly above the speed limit – I’m guessing at this though as I have no speed gun. I also ...

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LETTERS – Disagree with fee changes

I totally disagree with the proposal to increase the car parking fees in Spalding town centre. We don’t need to drive people away when local business needs the increase in footfall. No wonder people are going elsewhere to shop and supporting local economies in other towns. We must be able to come out of the COVID-19 crisis by helping the ...

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LETTERS – Should alarm everyone

Readers of this correspondence will be aware of criticism (Voice August 20) thrown at suggestions that charities favoured by the establishment could make a greater contribution to the causes proponents cherish if better run. Therefore reports that this same establishment intends to remove its support for what it formerly claimed were the most important causes of all should alarm everyone. ...

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LETTERS – I do not take kindly to being misled

I refer to your letters column in the August 13 edition in which I ask a number of questions regarding the links, if any; between Sir John Hayes and Imogen Sinclair of London (Sir John is wonderful MP, letters August 6). Sadly neither Sir John nor Imogen Sinclair has clarified the situation.In the circumstances I felt obliged to do some ...

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LETTERS – Meetings will restart when able

King’s Lynn & District Ostomy Support Group meets at the Reffley Community Hall in King’s Lynn on the first Saturday of March, June, September and December. The group covers North and West Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire and is run by Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy patients for patients, their families and friends. Informative talks on health-related matters of interest to the ...

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LETTERS – Don’t have to accept permanent cuts

The COVID-19 crisis has obviously impacted the finances of many businesses and service providers, that is a fact. But the reality is that many of those employers with serious cash flow problems now, have enough liquid assets and reserves to weather much of the storm. There are also firms that have continued to make money throughout the crisis and those ...

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LETTERS – Is this how we want our club to be run?

It has been brought to the attention of a number of members of the Spalding Services and Social Club, High Street, Spalding, that on lockdown in March, a certain amount of the committee members and one or two members were in the club drinking. They were let in and served while playing snooker in the snooker room. This was breaking ...

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LETTERS – Constant reminder of her work

Much laughter has been heard in the area since David Jones’s letter in support of his idol Jan Whitbourn appeared in the current Voice letters section whom he felt was unfairly treated the previous week by a reader’s letter regarding her self publicity activities plus the merits of the Royal British Legion. Mr Jones explained he has lived in the ...

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LETTERS – Trying to keep village tidy

Residents of Pinchbeck must have noticed that the dog poo bins have not been emptied for a while. Many of the poo bag dispensers are also empty. Responsible dog owners are still using bags that get placed by the bins, but there has been an increase in amount not picked up and the general litter in the village. Last Sunday ...

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LETTERS – Can Sir John explain?

We in this area are very fortunate that our MP, Sir John Hayes, is an expert on education. Perhaps he would like to give us his views on the causes and consequences of the current difficulties surrounding examination results together with his opinions about who is responsible. I am sure that many readers would then like him to explain where ...

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LETTERS – Throwing abuse at readers

David Jones’ letter (Voice, August 20), among other fulminations, complains about inaccuracies among Voice correspondence. His invective is very imprecise, but he cannot possibly be referring to my earlier letter since he says he is instead concerned about disrespect of the wartime generation. Coming from a family of veterans, I’ll give him the benefit of doubts regarding his declared intentions, ...

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LETTERS – Will flytippers get a fine?

An open letter to South Holland District Council: How many years have I been complaining to SHDC to take action against the inconsiderate rogues who blight Spalding with their contempt for keeping the town tidy? Last week, considerable amounts of unwanted detritus were put outside 5 Havelock Street, Spalding. On Tuesday, green recycling was collected. The bin men must have ...

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LETTERS – Economic uncertainty reigns

With the full lockdown measures in place for the whole of April and May, the impact on the used car market, albeit devastating, is not surprising. According to the latest figures recently released by the Society Of Motor Traders & Manufacturers (SMMT), the market for secondhand cars declined by almost half in the second quarter of the year, with just ...

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LETTERS – Attack prompted letter

Since moving to Spalding about 12 years ago, I have become a great admirer of the local press here, not least among them being the weekly issue of The Voice. One really ace feature to whose return I am really looking forward, is the regular diary of the many voluntary activities in our district. What a rich diversity it presents! ...

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