LETTER: Can you help Gedney Victory Hall?

Gedney Victory Hall is a successful community hall which is in use every weekday. It is also regularly used at the weekends for weddings, parties and other social events. Currently there is a committee of six people who manage the hall, supervise events, help to raise funds etc, however we are looking for some new members who could bring some ...

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LETTER: Kings Lynn Hospital’s bear necessities

Regarding the letter about the teddy bears for King’s Lynn Hospital, St Thomas Road and Broad Street Methodist Churches will be pleased to accept the bears again. Friday mornings from 10am to 12noon at St Thomas Road, when the knitting group meets, and 10am to 12noon at Broad Street on a Tuesday at the coffee morning. Yvonne Achurch St Thomas ...

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LETTER: When will Holbeach road be finished?

Why hasn’t the finish on the road in Holbeach been completed? Last year the contractors resurfaced Fleet Road up to the Co-op but that was all. Did they forget the junction by the Co-op and the bus stops? This road is dangerous to cars and people who put their lives in their own hands crossing the most uneven part of ...

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LETTER: Ministers need to help car industry

With more faltering consumer confidence, combined with the government’s aggressive approach to diesel and it’s “red lines” determining the UK trading relationship with Europe, more harm is approaching Britain’s car industry. As Jaguar Land Rover confirmed plans to lay-off 1,000 workers in the West Midlands, this news should be sending a wake up call to ministers and alarm bells ringing ...

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Letters – An appeal for more knitted bears

Knitted bears are still needed – please could any knitters out there help? A few weeks ago The Voice published a letter stating that the hospital at Kings Lynn did not require any more knitted bears. I think that there may have been some crossed wires in communication as this was not really the case. I have been organising the ...

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Letters – Leave our Swan Street and fill potholes

Re Roger Gambba-Jones (Voice March 29). I totally disagree with your suggestion to close Swan Street. I don’t know where you got your information from that “everyone” said it was fantastic when it was closed a few years ago due to Sainsbury’s collapsed sewer. It certainly did not improve the traffic flow at all, in fact it was a nightmare ...

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Letters – Thank you for helping husband

I’d just like to say a huge thank you to the ladies who helped the elderly gentleman who collapsed at Woolram Wygate, near the railway crossing. It was my husband, Geoffrey Smythe, and he is ok. Thanks very much to you. Nancy Smythe Spalding

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Letters – Informal talks would address concerns

It has recently been reported that Moulton Parish Council has concerns regarding redevelopment of the Gardman site, so close to the very attractive village centre. I hope Moulton will forgive me for using their concerns to illustrate a wider problem. In my personal opinion they are quite right to want a say with whatever happens in their patch at an ...

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Letters – Road crossing is more dangerous

Recently in The Voice it stated that permission to build houses on the existing site at Battlefields Lane had been refused due to people having to cross the A17 to access facilities, etc. Two councillors were the main objectors. Where were these two councillors when Mrs Paula Hayes collected over 800 signatures from local people because of danger crossing the ...

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Letters – What a mess Spalding is!

Went for a walk around Spalding Town Centre this morning – and oh, what a mess of detritus and dereliction! Victoria Road Car Park. A scene of lovely beauty? Oh no. A town centre deposit for any and all rubbish (just look at the origins of the rubbish – not from the UK!) Next a walk down Abbey Path (pictured ...

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LETTER: The state of the roads in Spalding is dire

The state of the roads in Spalding is dire. A particular issue is the lack of drainage on St Thomas’s Road at the junction of Welland Road. A few inches of rain leaves flood water on the Grammar School side of Welland Road (no drain, but sunken road); the drain outside Anglian Water depot totally unserviceable; the drain outside the ...

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LETTER: Perhaps Ms McKenna should join our ranks

I was so impressed by the letter from Emma McKenna, in the edition of March 29, that I felt I had to take the unusual action and write to congratulate her on an excellent summary of concerns which a number of us on the district council have been expressing for some considerable time. Members from both the independent group as ...

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LETTER: What is the world coming to?

What is happening to the world these days? My wife and I were shopping at Sainsbury’s in King’s Lynn recently. Walking down one of the aisles my wife picked up what she thought was a piece of rubbish and found it was £60 – three £20 notes. She asked me to take the money to customer services as it was ...

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Letters – It’s a matter of priorities

I have just watched a news item about potholes and the terrible state of the national road network in general. North, south, east, west – the story is the same neglect, neglect, neglect and the reasons are the same austerity, lack of money, tight budgets and an estimated repair bill of £9 billion is totally out of the question. The ...

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Letters – Whole complex should be moved out of town

I read with interest your front page story regarding a potential “planned overhaul of the leisure facilities ie the swimming pool and the Castle Sports Complex”. Having discussed this at length with friends recently, can I put forward a few suggestions? Firstly – and controversially to residents who live in Spalding – move the whole complex out of town. As ...

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Letters – Holbeach road resurfacing is disgrace

Upon reading in The Voice of the proposed resurfacing work to the road at Fleet Hargate being undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council, memory fast retracked to the fiasco of surface dressing at High Street, Holbeach plus Fleet Street and beyond. Of course, us ordinary people do not know the job title of any road repair or work, we just quite ...

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Letters – Sports facilities need bringing up-to-date

I read with interest your front page report in The Voice, Thursday, March 15, regarding the possible overhaul of tatty and tired leisure facilities in South Holland. I along with many other people would totally agree that sports and leisure facilities urgently need bringing into the 21st century. I hope this proposed review not only looks at the Castle Sports ...

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Letter – Positive economic Brexit news to share

There has been a string of positive economic Brexit news over the last couple of weeks which should be shared. UK exports statistics released last week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed UK exports rising 11.5 per cent to £625.9 billion in the past year, with service exports up 10.1 per cent and goods exports up 12.6 per ...

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Letter – Confront councillors over precept

I am aware of the concerns of many of our residents regarding details in our latest rates bill, and offer my own apologies (and those of Coun Doug Dickens) that we were outvoted by other councillors in our opposition to the enormous and totally unwarranted increase in the village precept. Having considered the public assets owned by we parishioners, and ...

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LETTER: Rebuild of historic signal box

My name is Richard Brader, I am a trustee of the St James Deeping Signal Box Group. Our aim is to see the rebuilding of the Deeping St James signal box which was deemed to be in the path a Network Rail modernisation programme and was sympathetically deconstructed just over three years ago. The signal box was built in 1845 ...

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