LETTERS – No-one responds on fly-tips

Just reading your article regarding Fly Tip Removal Behind Targets, as you can see, the reason fly tipping reports are down, is because no one even responds to you from the council. I have been reporting for several years and cleaning it up ourselves but we get fed up of reporting it because no one sorts it out If we ...

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LETTERS – Don’t hear the barking at dog run

I see Mr G Smith has again written to raise objections to the dog exercise area in Holbeach and I would like to respond to his two main points. I agree with him that keeping the far gate locked is not a sensible move, although not only for the reasons that Mr Smith sets out. I feel it is dangerous ...

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LETTERS – Water taxi is an inspiration

As a young, up-and-coming photographer in the Spalding area, I spent a day with Alwyn, one of the Spalding Water Taxi Pilots. It was a fascinating experience. In the Spalding Water Taxi, you can seek some amazing views, especially on a bright and sunlit day. You can also see some historic buildings and infrastructure on this magnificent journey to Springfields ...

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LETTERS – You have spurred us on

The residents of Bourne Road would like to thank everyone living and working in Spalding for all the support they have shown us over the past few months, in our fight to save our homes from demolition. It really has spurred us along, the compassion and expressions of solidarity, so many people looking for us in the town to sign ...

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LETTERS – Thank you to two kind nurses

I would like to thank the two kind nurses who picked me up when I lost my balance and brought me home on Wednesday, September 11. Thank you! J Walker Chestnut Avenue,Holbeach

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LETTERS – Barking up the wrong tree

Well done to Pinchbeck Parish Council for taking positive action against anti-social behaviour and full marks to the police for reacting swiftly. Unlike Holbeach Parish Council who to create anti-social behaviour in the form of their, non planning permission granted, ‘dog barking pen’. The access gate within the park area is permanently locked and has been ever since the pen ...

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LETTERS – Area is blighted by fly-tipping

I have been cycling past this fly-tip on Cradge Bank now for the last three weeks hoping someone else may report this and be appalled by this sight blighting the roads leaving Spalding. Several dozen must pass this mess daily but obviously are not bothered or are hoping someone else will sort it out. Probably as usual no one authority ...

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LETTERS – Where is money for junction?

The A16 had the chance to be the true gateway from Lincolnshire to the A1 and beyond, but fell very short of being a duel carriageway when the planners had their chance. As a daily user of this road it would be much better and safer to build a roundabout at the staggered Crowland junction. I have lost friends and ...

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LETTERS – Thanks from the bottom of my heart

On Tuesday, August 27 I collapsed outside the toilet block at Spalding bus station. Within a minute I was being helped by concerned people. A young woman rang for an ambulance and kept up a commentary about my condition to the call handler. A lady (whom I think was called Amy) and her daughter Vicki knelt by me to reassure ...

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LETTERS – Make people responsible for footpaths outside their homes

In regard to the letter in September 5 issue. My wife and I lived in married quarters in Germany for many years during my Army career, over 30 years ago. All citizens were responsible for the upkeep of the footpath outside their house, including the gutters and for the removal of snow and de-icing the footpath in winter. To this ...

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LETTERS – Why steal from charity shops?

We hear a lot these days about British values, I guess to help people and to keep us all in line with what are changing ideals of living in relationship together. One value is clear in all communities across this nation, is that we do not steal. In other words, to obtain goods or services, we pay the proper price, ...

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LETTERS – Concerns over parish council

We are all aware that the PM has taken the step to suspend Parliament and assume Executive Control. Here are two examples from Pinchbeck. Firstly just before the district elections there was a meeting with an agenda item to set up an affordable housing committee. I objected as councillors may alter after the election and a housing needs survey also ...

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LETTERS – Fortunate to have MP

South Holland and the Deepings is very fortunate to have an MP of the quality, character and commitment of John Hayes. He spoke for the people in the referendum by backing the leave campaign – when, having worked for David Cameron in No 10 Downing Street, it would have been much easier to keep quiet – and he has continued ...

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LETTER: Who will be beneficiary of HS2?

Over the past few weeks there has been much talk of the new high speed rail link, HS2, from London to cities in the north. As with many things in life there are differing views. The for camp say it is essential and will give birth to an animal almost as mythical as the unicorn “the northern power house”. The ...

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LETTER: Thanks to everyone who helped us

On behalf of all members of the Rotary Club of South Holland, I am delighted to thank everyone who helped us stage a successful and enjoyable Charity Golf Competition at Surfleet on Thursday, August 22. Now all the financial accounting has been completed we can announce a surplus of just over £3,000 for Rotary’s work in the community. We wish ...

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LETTER: We’d have a clean, tidy town

I don’t know if anyone has seen the news re Belgium fining citizens for failing to deal with weeds and rubbish on the footpaths etc outside their houses and businesses. I’m not suggesting fines – but wouldn’t it be lovely if everyone took responsibility for the few feet outside their properties. We’d have a clean, tidy, attractive town! And before ...

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LETTER: Divert some cash to the town centre

What fantastic news that Boris has come through with some money for Holbeach town centre. The fanfare article is not really very clear as to what that amount of money will be circa £150k. It will help deliver part of the Holbeach transport strategy which has its “vision and objectives rooted in the Holbeach regeneration project”. Will Coun Worth now ...

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LETTER: Ask SHDC to contribute to cause

I would like to comment on your article “Row over park funding” (The Voice, August 22). It’s about Sparc versus the parish council. Charlotte Hellen does well by asking people to contribute money for the play area and she should carry on collecting money from individuals who are willing to pay it. The article says that Glen Park has “over ...

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LETTER: Comment was meant to be insulting

In your August 22 edition, you published a long letter from a politician, in which he called Leave voters ‘hard-right Little Englanders’. That was obviously intended to be insulting, but I think it went further, far enough to be considered a hate crime worthy of prosecution. I wouldn’t waste police time on making a complaint, but someone needs to explain ...

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LETTER: Two questions for chairman

Two questions for Surfleet Parish Council chairman, Glynn Waltham following your story last week about Glen Park funding. Firstly, in two years, why hasn’t he bothered to just download Glen Park’s annual accounts from Companies House? If that’s beyond him, he should tell the council clerk to do it. Secondly, why is he asking for a business plan 15 years ...

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