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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LETTERS – Cooperation is really appreciated

I would like, if I may, to say thank you through your columns to all the people in the Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton areas who are patients and customers of Nene Pharmacy at Sutton Bridge. During these very uncertain and challenging times for all of us, we very much value the patience and good nature you have and continue ...

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LETTERS – Plants are going to waste

There seems to be some confusion about the sale of garden products with for example thousands of plants going to waste. Isolationists with time on their hands, losing the opportunity to spend time on their gardens should be able to purchase garden products Ray BartonSpalding

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LETTERS – Thanks for continuing deliveries

I would like to say a huge thank you to our paper man Ken, for delivering our papers/magazines every day so far. We really appreciate it. Also to our postmen/women for delivering our mail and parcels too. Thank you. Also for the kind neighbours, and members of Boston Salvation Army for their caring calls too. Appreciate it all. Jean and ...

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LETTERS – So much for social distancing!

So much for government advice – Tesco Express, Matmore Gate, Spalding introduced distancing measures, tape on the floor and signs on the door saying one person in at a time with two metre distancing inside. I queued up the other day which was very good, however tonight was a free for all – I couldn’t believe it as if nothing ...

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LETTERS – Well done to staff at Aldi

I am writing to you regarding Aldi supermarket in Winsover Road, Spalding. The managers and the entire staff are excellent. I wanted to congratulate them all on presenting a super store for Spalding (which we have had for some time). The staff are very professional, polite, patient and extremely helpful to their customers. May I also add, in this difficult ...

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LETTERS – Flowers really lifted spirits

Through your paper can I please thank, who ever is responsible, for the beautiful lilies that were left on our doorstep on Monday, March 30. They really lifted our spirits in these difficult times. Many, many thanks. Barbara Hemsil Beechfield Gardens Spalding

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LETTERS – Incited over new homes approval

In regards to the 63 new homes approval in Pinchbeck, Green Lane development plot. I was incited to read that in the light of day this development was approved openly by the passing of money between developer and parish council. (Ed- the correspondent is referring to Pinchbeck Parish Council supporting the planning application so long as £15,000 was donated to ...

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LETTERS – We will get through this together

As we all face these unprecedented times during the coronavirus pandemic our local supply chains are working very hard to support our local communities. Special thanks go out to all who are embracing new initiatives, such as home deliveries, telephone orders and pick up procedures. The panic we have seen over the last few weeks has gone and most people ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for flowers; please be less greedy

We had been out shopping and when we got home someone had left us some flowers – we could not believe it! We would like to thank the person very, very much. It was uplifting to know someone cares with this invisible enemy we have all over the world. Thank you – you have a heart of gold. I would ...

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LETTERS – Criminals should be named

In this period of major upheaval we are hearing and seeing many people making gains from others’ misfortunes, or even outright criminal acts. I do hope your paper, should these offenders be apprehended and dealt with at court and their names be known, will make public who they are and what they have done so that at least some stigma ...

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LETTERS – Events are reluctantly postponed

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and developing Government advice, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society has reluctantly decided to cancel or suspend all of its forthcoming public events. The last winter season Lecture ‘Standing on Uncertainty’ on March 27 will no longer take place; Museum Open Days will be discontinued for the foreseeable future, as will group visits to the society. The ...

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LETTERS – Shameful state

So shameful. At least the roofs on this nurses’ home and the old Johnson Hospital look ok. Eileen Cole Spalding

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LETTERS – Rotary Club is here to help

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is impacting on the regular way of life for everyone. Members of Rotary Clubs throughout Great Britain are not meeting in the usual way, including the Rotary Club of South Holland. We would like to let the community know that we are still here and wishing to help the community in whatever way we can. Although ...

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LETTERS – More recycling bags?

May I request to the South Holland District Council, through the medium of The Voice, an issue of a further recycling bag to residents? Perhaps orange might be nice. It would be used exclusively for the disposal of the excess bags of various colour such as those overflowing from the cupboard under the sink at home. David Waltersvia email

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