LETTER: They should be ashamed

I was extremely upset following the remembrance Sunday ceremony at Ayscoughfee Hall. This service is not meant to be political at all and to see the Labour Party lay a wreath was extremely bad form. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats don’t lay wreaths as this is a non-political event. I hope they are ashamed of themselves. Having someone like Corbyn ...

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LETTER: Time for A16 junction pressure

After reading NFU South Holland Branch Secretary Andrew Cross’s article regarding pressing for answers and concerns farmers have on the A16/B1166 Radar Corner, is it now time that local residents start putting pressure on Sir John Hayes and Coun Nigel Pepper? Coun Pepper is the one who knows this dreaded junction as well as anyone. Lincoln-based Coun Richard Davies does ...

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LETTER: England or America?

Why is it necessary to substitute the word ‘twice’ for ‘two times’, the headline for the paragraph advertising the forthcoming SADOS production. The written and spoken English is slowly being replaced by ‘Americanisms’, such as ‘smart’ for clever, ‘can I get’ for ‘may I have’, I won’t continue – letters are limited to 300 words! Jennifer Hemingway Spalding

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LETTER: Look at voting record

As Rodney Sadd explains in his letter to The Voice on Nov 14: “People are totally fed up with years of austerity and uncertainty, just look around.” How very true. South Lincolnshire is demonstrably suffering from a decade of unprecedented cutbacks in housing, healthcare, social care, per-pupil school funding, policing (including dealing with anti-social behaviour, rogue gangmasters and modern slavery), ...

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LETTER: Car park charges

I can’t understand the district council’s decision to increase car park charges. I understand that most people in the know have not been paying anything for years, as they knew there wasn’t anyone policing the car parks. Why not just announce that the car parks are now going to be checked and the increased income should boost the council’s coffers ...

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LETTER: Brexit, then what?

Brexit, then what? Are you working, but not earning enough money to pay your bills? Are you a young person, unable to find work? Do you have an EU national friend or relative, whose existence is threatened by his or her revocation of settled status? Are you worried by the possible collapse of our NHS? Are you annoyed at not ...

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LETTER: Sadly, too late for us

I felt the need to contact you after reading the piece in The Voice on November 7 ‘Building on a Spalding playing field Shelved’. I, myself, and my parents live opposite a piece of land previously categorized us “undevelopable” which unfortunately then received planning permission passed by South Holland District Council for ten executive homes off Spalding Road in Pinchbeck. ...

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LETTER: Parking cost rise will hurt charities

While our community and visitors have not seen a rise in charges for 10 years, someone must be responsible for over looking this and how ever you view it, the increase is far too much! Were the public consulted or allowed to give a view on such dramatic changes? Wouldn’t it have been fairer to have make a small initial ...

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LETTER: Fantastic night of fireworks

Despite the weather being damp and windy I managed to get some pictures of the fireworks display at West Pinchbeck on Bonfire Night. I have to say the community had put together a good display with fantastic food and there was lots to chose from. It all looked delicious. There was mulled wine, cups of tea and coffee and juice ...

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LETTER: Full credit to Mark Popple for standing

As a long term local campaigner and member of the South Holland and The Deepings Constituency Labour Party (CLP), I would like to give full credit to one of our young members, Mark Popple for standing as our PPC for South Holland and The Deepings. Of course Sir John Hayes will be expecting to retain his comfortable seat with a ...

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LETTER: Maybe a weight limit would help?

I read with interest, Nigel Pepper’s letter on the trial at the A16 Radar Junction with James Road. It seems that local people are now to be penalised with journeys that will take longer to reach Crowland and return, while people from outside the area will still be able to reach Peterborough and return without any inconvenience at all. As ...

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LETTER: My faith is restored

I am writing to thank three kind strangers who came to my aid in Spalding on Sunday lunchtime (November 3). I suffered a blackout on Love Lane and fell to the pavement banging my head and smashing my specs. I came round to find two men and a lady rushing to my assistance and putting me into the recovery position ...

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LETTERS – Lucky to have Sir John

Local MP for South Holland and the Deepings, Sir John Hayes recently received an honorary doctorate for his services to education from the University of Bolton. Sir John has played a big role in changing the national narrative about vocational education through his advocacy of practical learning and then went on to put theory into practice as a Government Minister ...

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LETTERS – I’ll swim in Wisbech

I write to express my concern regarding the increased car parking charges in Spalding, especially at the swimming pool. Effectively the council is increasing the cost of my swim by £1.30. As I live in Gedney I shall now use Wisbech pool even more frequently as parking there is free. It follows that all of my shopping spending will also ...

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LETTERS – Car parks losing money

Geoff Garner (Letters, October 31) must be one of the rare honest folk who buy a car park ticket. Regular users know there is no enforcement, so don’t bother paying. One man boasts he has parked all day, every day, for over a year in Herring Lane without paying a penny. At £1.30 for four hours, he has defrauded the ...

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LETTERS – Facts about junction trial

In response to reader’s letters I wish to dispel further rumours and put the record straight regarding the A16/B1166 Radar Junction trial. The Highways Authority has been working with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership to identify measures to improve safety. The trial is expected to become operational early in the new year and will be in place for a maximum period ...

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LETTERS – On Time – Every Time

Parkinson’s UK Spalding and District Branch launched the local appeal for the On Time – Every Time national campaign. Raising awareness that the timing of taking Parkinson’s medication is critical for well being. In hospitals 60 per cent are failing to meet the needs of Parkinson’s patients and we heard new stories of harrowing details of deterioration of people because ...

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LETTERS – Vote for least unliked party

Nancy’s uncle once said something to this effect: “You need the Labour for the ideas and you need the Tories to make them work out financially.” What have been Labour’s ideas from 1945 until now? That is a straight question. Why was a Conservative government voted into office in 1979? When a Labour government left office in 2010, what were ...

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LETTER: Thanks for support

Could I through your letters page say a huge thank you to all my family, friends and supporters who have helped me over the past year, either by donating quality items for me to sell on my car boot sales in aid of Springhill Hospice, or by buying the said items. I am really pleased to say my total is ...

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LETTER: Bid to become 51st state

Yet again we have the stock Conservative answer to everything. If only we could bring back flogging and hanging we could have royal parades and spectacles every month, life could be even better than that promised by our duplicitous fantasising Prime Minister and his vision of life outside the EU. Harsh uncaring political policies have caused upheaval and strife in ...

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