LETTER: Parents hurt more than most

Inflation affects everyone in the UK, but changing prices have different effects on the inflation rates faced by people on low and high incomes because of variations in the goods and services they buy. With the recent rise in the RPI to 3.5 per cent and the current forecast to remain above three per cent into 2019, latest figures show ...

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LETTER: Thank you for helping husband

I would like to say thank you to the lady and the gentleman who helped my husband George, who is 79, after he tripped over outside the South Holland District Council offices on Priory Road on Thursday, October 11. They helped us enormously and then everything happened so quickly and I didn’t get the chance to thank them properly. It ...

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LETTER: People’s Vote would give consent

The Brexiteer cry of ‘they are trying to undermine our democracy’ as echoed by Craig Jackson in the letters section of last week’s the Voice, has become somewhat a tired, if not completely broken, record. The one thing that I have learned in my 40 years as a Conservative, about democracy, is that it is not a constant. But rather ...

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LETTER: The people deserve to have a say

I read with interest on your website a recent letter from Craig Jackson (Spalding Voice, 03/10/2018) about the so-called Brexit of the UK from the EU. He seems to imply that such a decision could not be reversed as it will stop people voting again. But isn’t the whole point of a democracy that the people always get to vote ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for making Pinchbeck Live a success

There are so many people we wish to thank for their help and assistance, all of whom furthered the success of the event at Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library on Saturday, September 22. Firstly, an enormous thank you to Chris Schofield (the ‘Mastermind’ behind the Event) – also many thanks to Jane Amess for her help in organising the publicity. ...

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LETTERS – ‘Remoaners’ looking to undermine

Those that are calling for a second referendum are seeking to undermine our democracy, and shatter the last remnants of any trust people have in our politicians. Personally, I’m happy to continue having referenda on Britain’s membership of the EU every 50 years. However, the London centric remainers seem to think that democracy is only legitimate when it confirms their ...

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LETTERS – Pennygate consultation begins

Patients will by now have received their letters from the South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SLCCG). We have been asked to complete an online survey; this is best left for now as the coming public meetings should reveal more details of their true intentions. There are three months until the end of December so there is no rush. Some patients ...

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LETTERS – Pride at awards show

To everyone at the South Holland Centre and the Pride Awards 2018, I would like to say a big, big thank you for such a pleasurable afternoon. I would also like to thank Jan Whitbourn for organising the event. It must have taken many hours of hard work. I’d also like to say thank you for a beautiful orchid she ...

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LETTERS – Not listening to residents’ concerns

I was interested to read your report on Thursday, August 16, 2018, regarding the unauthorised biomass boiler system at Cedar Falls Care Home owned by Tanglewood Care Homes, and the comments made by Tracy Ann Shelbourn, a director in that business. Ms Shelbourn claims: “Tanglewood Care Homes holds the views of our neighbours and the local community in the highest ...

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LETTERS – Thank you to generous shoppers

I write to pass on the thanks of Spalding & District Branch of the RNLI to Morrisons shoppers who generously donated a total of £801 to the charity on September 14 and 15. Such donations are vital to maintain the rescue services of the RNLI. Despite 95 per cent of RNLI personnel being volunteers, funds are always needed to run ...

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LETTERS – Advice for Pennygate patients

With the retirement of Dr Nathu and the movement of the Spalding practice to Johnson Hospital, Healthwatch Lincolnshire is aware that a number of patients are concerned about the practicalities of the move and the future of GP services at the Pennygate end of town. Healthwatch is hearing concerns focusing on how to access the service at Johnson both in ...

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Letters – When will Moulton Park open?

Moulton Park remains closed to the public with the dire warning that anyone venturing onto this “public” space will be prosecuted. 1) When can we expect to have public access without fear of prosecution? 2) Why has the owner of sheep, and his flock, been allowed constant access? 3) When can Moulton expect to have a play area for its ...

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LETTER: Rotary thanks for golf day

On behalf of the Rotary Club of South Holland I write to thank everyone who helped with our annual charity golf competition at Spalding Golf Club on Thursday, August 23. Our many sponsors, the principal of whom were Howdens Joinery, the friends who donated raffle prizes and the competition entrants can all be proud that together we were able to ...

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LETTERS – Where there’s a will there’s a way

Throughout May this year, St Barnabas Hospice teamed up with local Solicitor firms to give Lincolnshire residents the chance to make or amend their will free of charge. In return, they asked people to leave gifts to the Hospice in their Will. Compared to 34 people who participated in 2017, this year saw an overwhelming 139 people taking part, with ...

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LETTERS – Brexit hunt for Mr Fox

I worked as a journalist for more than 20 years in South Africa. Last week I received an email from an old pal editing a business magazine there. He said: “Thanks for your e-mail regarding lack of clarity over Brexit next year. “I would like to hope there is a lot going on behind the scenes regarding free trade areas, ...

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LETTERS – Film is far from Incredible

Horrendous child abuse has been taking place here and up and down the country in our cinemas. It’s all making money for the fat cats in Hollywood. I’m referring to the recent screening of Incredibles 2 which we suffered with grandchildren recently. Fortunately they are of secondary school age and were able to cope with it, though the content was ...

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Letters – Pavement parking must stop

I find myself now having to write to the local newspaper in frustration as the local authorities are paying no attention to the current problem of pavement parking on the Taylor Wimpey estate in Spalding. The Taylor Wimpey estate just off Monks House Lane was completed around two years ago and was handed to the estate management company RMG. The ...

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LETTER: When is Holbeach country fair AGM?

Having recently had a social evening get-together of motoring enthusiasts in our group who attend shows and events in the region, much comment was made about the running of this year’s Holbeach Town and Country Fair. The fair seems to have had some recent criticism as to how many people attended plus how much gate money was taken, with the ...

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LETTER: Why can’t surgery use continue?

Do I live on the wrong side of the tracks? The only GP surgery in the Wygate Park/Holland Park area of Spalding is in Pennygate. Our doctor of 32 years is retiring, but why can’t the Pennygate Health Centre continue under a new NHS doctor or doctors at least for the time being or, perhaps until a new health centre ...

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LETTER: We need more bike racks in Holbeach and Long Sutton

As a keen cyclist, I am amazed how few (if any in certain places) bike racks there are in the Holbeach and Long Sutton towns. So often I have to secure my bike to a lamp-post or a downpipe of guttering. Cycling is superb in the Fens due to the flatness of the area and parking in small towns can ...

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