LETTER: The future of the NHS matters a lot to us

During the huge Save the NHS rally in London last Saturday (February 3), the placard that most caught my attention was one saying “We can either have Brexit or the NHS. We can’t have both.” Readers will remember that, prior to the EU Referendum, the Leave Campaign promised a huge Brexit bonus of £350 million a week to spend on ...

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LETTER: Most do not observe the traffic lights at Pinchbeck Road junction

In support of the letter written by A Chalkley, Pinchbeck on February 1, I would like to add that seven out of ten walkers or cyclists do not observe the traffic lights at the junction of Pinchbeck Road and Sherwood Drive, where I am a resident. On the traffic light there is a button for one to press before crossing ...

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LETTER: Thanks to all who helped with collapse in Spalding

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the paramedics Geoff and Paul who attended the gentleman who collapsed outside our office on Winsover Road on Friday afternoon. You were true gentlemen and acted in a professional and compassionate manner putting everyone at ease. Also to the two Polish ladies that assisted with the translation. You were both marvellous ...

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LETTER: Station an officer in Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge

I read that Lincolnshire Police are aiming to raise money from the council tax we pay. May I suggest that if they want more money they station an officer with a speed gun in Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge at or near the zebra crossing outside the local school. This was promised not only by the police but our councillor who ...

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LETTER: Struggling to beat loneliness in Spalding

Having lived here for a number of years, I still feel an outsider. This area has nothing to offer someone alone through no fault of theirs. The transport system is appalling which, if you have no car, makes life even more lonely for a lady. I would love to learn ballroom dancing or even line dancing, but where in Spalding ...

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Letters – Have you been falsely accused of speeding?

Were you travelling on the A1175 Littleworth Drove in Deeping St Nicholas on January 9 at around 11.30am? Were you subsequently issued with a “Notice of Intended Prosecution” by the police accusing you of speeding? If, like me, you did receive such a notice and know that you were not breaking the prevailing speed limit, then please contact me. I ...

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Letters – Thanks for cleaning up Holbeach’s public toilets

Thank you to Holbeach Parish Council for clearing up the public toilets, first wipe of the seat took a day to do, final clearing took a couple of days. I know it wasn’t the nicest thing to clean. Update – the toilets are clean, they look like they are being looked after. Even the bin has been cleared of empty ...

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Letters – Lincolnshire has not advanced much in 25 years

When I first moved here 137 years ago, sorry I meant to say 26 years ago (it just feels like the former with the way the area has gone in recent times), I remember quite a few people, who had made the move to here prior to me, stating how they had found that Lincolnshire was at least ten years ...

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Letters – Cyclists almost knocked me down twice

On Monday, January 8, I was running along Pinchbeck Road heading in to town and an oncoming cyclist came around the corner by Sherwood Drive and almost cycled right into me. We both had to stop abruptly and I was lucky not to be knocked down. Cyclists shouldn’t be on the path there and if they are, they can’t see ...

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LETTER: Spalding crossing driver was ‘totally irresponsible’

I read the letter about the alleged crossing problem in the Voice last week with near disbelief. It is almost exactly 50 years since the dreadful level crossing accident at Hixon, when an express train collided with a transporter slowly crossing the line at a crossing, with a number of fatalities. Entering the yellow box without the exit being cleared ...

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LETTER: Villagers need bus service

The (Lincolnshire County Council) decision to not help with the running of the local Donington K59 bus service is going to have far reaching effects for many residents. Donington and the surrounding villages residents have to rely on the bus for many of life’s necessities that townsfolk can just take for granted. A trip to the doctors, dentist and hospital ...

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LETTER: Hospital no longer needs knitted bears

To teddy bear knitters, Unfortunately ladies, King’s Lynn Hospital no longer needs them, so we will not need so many. What you send will now go to Armenia for the children. You can still drop them off at Broad Street or St Thomas’s Road Methodist churches. Blankets and jumpers would also be very welcome. Thank you for all your help. ...

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LETTER: Thanks for charity collection help

The firefighters at Spalding Fire Station would like to say thank you to the people of Spalding who gave so generously to The Firefighters Charity when we accompanied Santa with his visit to the town just before Christmas. We made five collections between December 18 and 22 and raised a total of £1,921.99. We would also like to thank Morrisons, ...

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Letters – Massive thanks for larder help

On behalf of all the trustees of Holbeach Community Larder and Café I would like to publicly thank, from the bottom of my heart, all those who have so generously supported the Community Larder and Café over the Christmas period. First of all there were the hundreds of Tesco customers who donated such a generous quantity of food during the ...

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Letters – How do we solve crossing problems?

Just before Christmas I witnessed an incident at the level crossing on Winsover Road. This incident could have had fatal consequences, a car proceeding towards the town centre had been caught on the train crossing. The driver had proceeded believing the traffic flow would continue and entered the crossing as the prevailing traffic lights were all set to green and ...

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Letters – Thanks for help after accident

I wish to thank staff and first aiders at Tesco, Holbeach for the kindness and support that they gave me on December 28 after I was hit by a cyclist in the car park. Linda Pesl Fleet Hargate

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Letters – Thanks for looking after me

A big thank you to Sainsbury’s staff and the ambulance men, for looking after me when I was taken ill on Wednesday morning. Shirley Bingham Spalding

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Letters – Give line dancing a try in 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017 and usher in the New Year, there’s no better time to reflect on the last 365 days and for me, the hobby that changed my life! I started in February and In just ten months I’ve lost weight, made dozens of new friends, met the love of my life and had my name in ...

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LETTER – Thanks for making collection one of the best yet

Spalding Lions would like to say a big thank you to all the residents of the villages that we recently visited with Santa. We have had one of the most successful years of raising money and it would not be so without your kind donations. We would also like to say thank you to Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets for supporting ...

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Letters – Shocked by surgery report

Regarding your front page report on Thursday, January 4, 2018, “Inadequate surgery is put in special measures”. This has come as a shocking piece of news at the start of 2018 as I have lived in Carrington Road for 29 years and have been a long-term patient of the Pennygate Health Centre for most of that time. Like so many ...

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