LETTERS – Checking could save a fortune

Always disgusted with crippling and unfair hospital car park charges, if you are visiting regularly (i.e. daily etc.) you may not be aware you can purchase a weekly ticket. For example, a recent visit to Queen Elizabeth King’s Lynn the pricing structure was as follows: up to two hours £2.60 and gave other quantities of hours up to 8-24 hours ...

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LETTERS – Food banks established in 2000

On the letters page on January 9 is a letter relating to food banks from I Sloan. Had the writer done some simple research they would have discovered that the first food bank was established in Salisbury in 2000. Coincidently, three years after Tony Blair and the Labour Party won the election of 1997. They remained on power until 2010 ...

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LETTERS – Wrong to blame the Tories

I agree with I Sloan in last week’s Voice, in that food banks should be totally unnecessary in the 21st century. However, I think it’s wrong to simply blame the Tories and Universal Credit. In 2004, Gordon Brown, Labour’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced plans to cut 30,000 civil service jobs in the Department for Work and Pensions. And so ...

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LETTERS – Fly tip must have been commercial

A serious fly tipping incident at Crowland Highbank half a mile past the Green Bridge and kennels heading towards Crowland on the right hand side had to be tipped by a commercial vehicle, too much for a car or small van. Jim Thackrayvia email

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LETTERS – I hope who took them is proud

I’m 80 years old and went to Tesco in Holbeach on Friday, January 2. I paid for three purchases on the self-check out that came just to £3.60. Unfortunately my mind was elsewhere and absent mindedly, I left the items behind. It wasn’t until the next day that I realised what I’d done. I rang up the store to see ...

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LETTERS – Can Tories justify food banks?

Another interesting letter from Mr Sadd detailing the harsh facts of Conservative inspired austerity (02/01/20). Unfortunately it seems that most voters appreciate neither facts nor evidence, preferring instead puerile slogans and false promises. In the same issue Mr Barnes wrote in a similar vein and referred to demoralised public servants. May I quote Noam Chomsky: “The standard technique of privatization: ...

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LETTERS – Support by shopping locally

The crisis in the High Street will last into 2020 as shops try to fight rising costs and the move to online shopping continues, experts have warned. By the end of 2019 chains shed 8,000 stores and 85,000 jobs, with retail experts predicting the bloodbath will continue at the same pace during 2020. The period immediately after the golden quarter ...

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LETTER: Helped to increase majority

I feel I should write at this moment in time to congratulate Messrs Meekings and MacDonald for their campaign over the last three years in the local press. Their dogged repeating of their ideology every other week in the local press (and mostly once in between) enabled John Hayes to increase his majority by over 6,000 votes! This is with ...

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LETTER: You got what you voted for

Complaints have already started, days after the election, moaning about car parking charges doubled – next it will be about the state of the roads, four-hour waits for the ambulance service to arrive, street lights being turned off at night, not seeing a police officer for months on end, homeless people, food banks and poverty, the list goes on and ...

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LETTER: Read letter to check it wasn’t joke

I have just come across the letter by Charles Acland in the last edition of The Voice. I read it three or four times to check it was not a joke, then checked the calender, no it’s not April 1. Are Mr Sadd and Mr Meekings thoughts so misguided? Let’s look at the last ten years of Tory government. First ...

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LETTER: Pleased I voted for change

As central government cuts have led to a 17 per cent fall in council spending on local services in England since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Between then and the end of the decade, grant funding for councils in England has been reduced by £16 billion and there have also been significant cuts for councils in Wales and ...

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LETTER: Well done to the Jolly Farmer

This is the season to eat and be merry. As a diabetic I often get dismayed that restaurants and eating places do not cater for my condition and are unable to provide sugar-free puddings. It is with great delight that when visiting The Jolly Farmer at Moulton Chapel for a Christmas lunch they cooked me a low sugar /sugar-free pudding. ...

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LETTER: Biased against the Tory party

Each week I read all of the readers letters in The Voice. I find that Rodney Sadd and Alan Meekings do make some interesting comments but that they are completely biased against the Tory Party. Despite their anti Brexit stance myself and 33,337 people completely disregarded their advice and voted Tory. Only 6,500 decided to take the advice of Mr ...

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LETTER: Look outwards and upwards

With the General Election over and the post mortems of what went wrong for the Labour Party to be completed we need to look outward not inwards and upwards not downwards. But I still fear for the uncertainty regarding our manufacturing industry as 2019 comes to a close what has 2020 in store? EU trade negotiations will be crucial to ...

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LETTER: Just a thought!

I refer to the article in the Voice (21.11.19) re: Project to create more woodland. I find this article rather ironic in the light of what LCC and SHDC have already done to Spalding and propose to do in the very near future. Let me put this in simple terms so our councillors can understand residents’ frustration. There will be ...

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LETTER: Thank you to all

Fingers crossed with the first battle won, we have nearly won the war. We are all looking forward to Christmas now, and hope the Lincolnshire County Councillors will endorse the decision to opt for the Trojan Wood route in January, which does not involve anyone losing their home. That is all we have ever asked, and the people of Spalding ...

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LETTERS – In response to Alan Meekings

Alan Meekings deserves credit for his consistency. He has opposed Brexit in every way, at every turn, almost as decisively as I have supported it. So, assuming mutual respect, his question to me about the benefits of escaping from the suffocating clutches of the European Union (The Voice 5/12/19) warrants a straightforward answer. For more than 40 years I have ...

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LETTERS – Poppy Appeal thanks

May I through the letters column take this opportunity to say “thank you” to all who donated generously to this years Poppy Appeal in Pinchbeck. Thank you to Morrisons Pinchbeck and staff for their help and support over the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, to the businesses, shops etc for displaying Poppy trays and collecting boxes. Thank you ...

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LETTERS – Why no crossing outside hall?

My daughter and I went to the Christmas Fayre on Saturday in Spalding. It was a lovely event put on but we went down to see what was happening in Ayscoughfee and watched as adults and children made mad dashes across Church Gate and the adjacent road across the river. Why is there no pedestrian crossing? There is no break ...

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LETTERS – Made up my mind

Reading the general election candidates’ statements, it’s clear that we have our very own coalition of chaos in the making! Magic Grandpa’s acolyte promising free unicorns to all simply scares me – just like the sorcerer’s apprentice, everything will go horribly wrong. Even with a Green to help out in Corbyn’s allotment. And, it’s a bit rich of the Lib ...

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