LETTERS – We’ll Meet Again

We huddled in the shelters as the bombs dropped down like rain, And we sang songs like ‘Run, Rabbit, Run’ and, of course, ‘We’ll Meet Again’. To me they weren’t just songs to sing, they covered fear and pain, And with thoughts of those far overseas we sang ‘We’ll Meet Again’. When the sirens sounded ‘All Clear’ we came out ...

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LETTERS – Thoughts on the 75th anniversary

In Blightyland, before the war, “Appease him!” the big call Chamberlain, its champion, said, “Hitler will soon fall” Fetched home a scrap of paper, peace for all declared, “I’ve put your trust in Germany”, the worst choice ever dared. He’d returned a hero, spoke outside Downing Street, Opinions were divided, “Is this victory or defeat?” Opponents took the high ground, ...

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LETTERS – Justice over raise in pension age

On behalf of my unhappy wife: we all know that the pension age for women born in the 1950s has been raised. Did you know a campaign called “Back to 60 movement” has won the right to a Judicial Review and is taking the DWP to the High Court? On June 5 and 6 they will attempt to get the ...

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LETTERS – More active travel

Pedals (Spalding’s Cycle Action Group) applauds last weekend’s announcement by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, setting out the government’s plans for encouraging more walking and cycling. This announcement accelerates Westminster’s strategy for promoting walking and cycling. (Together they are called “Active Travel”). Some recent initiatives seem to us to have concentrated on cities. We are thrilled that Mr Shapps talks ...

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LETTERS – Will we never be able to visit cemetery?

To all the residents in St Paul’s Ward: I hope you are all ok and staying safe. I am sorry I am unable to get around to you all during this terrible time, I am hoping you are all surviving this virus and have got all the help you need. I am personally self-isolating due to my underlying health issues ...

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LETTERS – Stop taking clothes to container

Please would readers stop taking anything to the Salvation Army Clothes container near Monks House Lane Scout Headquarters at the moment. The container is full and the Salvation Army are not able to empty this, nor other containers in the town during this time. The Salvation Army website urges people to hold on to their donations for the time being ...

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LETTERS – Free driveway gravel

We currently have four tonnes of clean driveway gravel free to someone who can collect available at my address in Spalding. Telephone me on 01775 720449. Also our new gardening society is up and running contact me on the number above to enrol as a member. Membership prices will be discussed at the first meeting at Baytree Garden Centre some ...

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LETTERS – Turned away for shopping with carer

We have been going to Morrisons every Saturday morning, even when there is a large amount of people waiting to get in the store. I am so disgusted over what happened this Saturday. I am badly disabled, 69-year-old and I take my friend as I lean over the trolley as my legs give way. I do not bring my scooter, ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for getting cemetery reopened

I would like to send a letter of thanks to Coun Angela Newton for her hard work getting the cemetery reopened. It means so much to me and to many others I know who go regularly and tend to their own plots. Angela consistently works hard on our behalf, representing our local community and safeguarding our endeavours to stay positive ...

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LETTERS – What about those in rural areas?

I felt compelled to write as I feel vulnerable people in rural areas are not being supported during the current crisis. I’m a single mum with two children, one of whom has additional needs, based in the Gosberton area and I’m not getting any help. Getting out to the shops is extremely difficult and I just feel that we’ve been ...

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LETTERS – Please start complying with rules

I feel compelled to email you in the hope you can raise awareness through your newspaper, of the amount of local people not complying with the lockdown that has been put in place. I live opposite the Vernatt’s riverbank off Woolram Wygate, Spalding, and am astounded by how many people including many neighbours, that are not adhering to the ‘rules’. ...

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LETTERS – Well done for speedy road work

I would like to say how grateful so many people are for the great work that took place resurfacing the road in Woolram Wygate last week, so quickly after it was reported in the paper. The workmen were amazing, the job was done so quickly and it all looks great now. Many of us are grateful to whoever gave the ...

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LETTERS – Provide the PPE required

As we all support and applaud our NHS staff on our doorsteps on Thursdays at 8pm I would love to see the applause used as a lever to provide that vital PPE our doctors and nurses urgently require. Personal protective equipment (PPE) for all NHS frontline staff is still inadequate and inconsistent across the country. The World Health Organisation (WHO) ...

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LETTERS – Proud to support local causes

We are proud to confirm that we, at Spalding and District Round Table, have already been able to help in the COVID-19 pandemic by two donations to local good causes. 1) COVID Kindness have received a donation amounting to £1,000, specifically to help them purchase additional items that are not donated. We hope that toiletries and home items will benefit ...

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LETTERS – Any interest in gardening club?

I have formed a new society called “Spalding Gardeners” which aims to bring together local people to help each other with things like digging and general maintenance and to exchange ideas and exchange plants, seeds etc. I would particularly like for members to help young people grow their own vegetables and give them advice and a helping hand, as well ...

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LETTERS – Thanks to our ‘street hero’

I just thought I would write to you regarding our “street hero” Jamie Moore from King George V Avenue, Holbeach. Every Thursday at 8pm he plays music so the residents can clap for the NHS. On Saturday evenings he plays music for the residents to join in. Jamie has also helped residents with their gardening. Jamie is an inspirational young ...

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Appeal set up to help family whose home was set alight by lightning

A family of three had to evacuate their Spalding home after lightning set the roof on fire on Sunday night. The family, who wish to remain anonymous, were in their Ambleside Drive home when the incident happened at around 9pm. Amid a large thunderstorm, the lightning came through the roof via the TV aerial, setting the loft alight. Thankfully the ...

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LETTERS – Thanks to pharmacy for support

In reply to Paul Denwood’s letter regarding Nene Pharmacy last week, I feel all the patients and customers of this business owe him, and his staff a huge debt of gratitude, and heartfelt thanks for the incredible service and support they provide. Having worked with Paul a couple of years ago I know just how continually busy and intense the ...

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LETTERS – £500 boost for Kindness Group

I have earmarked an initial £500 from my Lincolnshire county councillor’s fund for the Spalding and Pinchbeck Covid Kindness Group. The generosity of local firms is astounding and I am humbled by the support the team is receiving. I have been working for them packing and delivering care bags and fruit in the areas they cover. The volunteer committee have ...

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LETTERS – Exercise ban will not compute

I understand that the Health Secretary is thinking about a total ban on exercising because of the small minority of irresponsible people who choose to ignore the rule. I would strongly council against this. If the government are not able to force a small minority of people to comply, what chance will they have of controlling the vast majority of ...

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