LETTER: Football pitch is a complete disgrace

I agree with Pat Rayment that the Halley Stewart playing surface is a disgrace. The pitch has never been in first class condition and has never been properly maintained for years. The council do not have the expertise to look after the pitch properly. There’s more to looking after a football pitch than just a cut now and again, or ...

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LETTER: What is happening with Castle?

Why is it we have heard nothing more on the recent survey over the Castle Sports Complex? Call me a cynic but could it be because the council leaders wanted the public to think that something was being done about it when really they want to do nothing? It wouldn’t be the first time something was buried in committee once ...

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LETTER: These people give cyclists a bad name

I have to agree with this week’s letter. I’m a keen cyclists and cycle to work every day, I never use the paths. I always sit in traffic and don’t jump lights. But on my way to and from work pretty much all the cyclists I pass are on the paths, jumping lights and traffic. It’s these people that give ...

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LETTERS: Cycling on the path is still illegal today

In the early 1960s I was a uniformed police constable in South Wales when I was sent to the scene of a collision between a bicycle and a pedestrian. Two young men were riding on one pedal cycle down a steep footpath between two roads. Ahead of them was a lady who was walking to work and was due to ...

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LETTER: Sorry photos turned out to be a scam

I am sorry that the pictures I sent you turned out to be a scam (VMail, November 27). Please accept my apologies. It was not deliberate on my part and I did say “said to be”. It came from our party website. Without access to the Commons library, it’s impossible to check these things out thoroughly. Anyone who tunes in ...

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LETTER: Five reasons to shop local this Christmas

I am writing today as a local person as well as a politician, but I hope this can be considered by all of us, regardless of political parties. As a keen supporter of Buying Local, I wanted to share with you the five reasons I think you should head over to some of our great local shops this Christmas and ...

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LETTER: Can anyone help with picture of Les Fensom?

Please would it be possible to make an appeal to your readers? I would like to receive information and photographs of Les Fensom, the racing cyclist, also known as the Fenland Flyer. The reason for my search is that I’m attempting to list all Lincolnshire cyclists who have ridden a 24-hour cycle race. Les Fensom set the Lincolnshire record of ...

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LETTER: Thanks to everyone for fair success

We would like to thank our friends and colleagues for everything you did on Friday, helping to make the day a success, without you this event would never have had so many people in the town. Thank you firstly to everyone involved in the Tulip Queen competition and for the prizes we received for the event, the two queens will ...

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LETTER: Thanks for organising Christmas party

I would like to express my grateful thanks to the members of Saracen’s Head Over 60s Committee for the most excellent Christmas party held at the village hall on Saturday, November 29. The party started with an excellent three course Christmas dinner served by the members of the committee followed entertainment from Five o’clock Somewhere and Robert London which was ...

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LETTER: Mr Foyster should have checked his facts

How curious that UKIP’s Mr Foyster did not think to check his facts before sending his recent inaccurate letter, sadly published by the Spalding Voice. It turns out the comparison between the two photographs which shows a full and empty House of Commons is based on a complete fallacy! The picture he captioned ‘MPs debate their own wage’ was from ...

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LETTER: Fracking is a concern

As the Government continue to go forward with the development of “fracking” using low cost tax incentives, concerns are growing over the potential damage it could cause on a national basis. Government spokesmen highlight the numerous advantages fracking is supposed to bring, but little is said about the most important factor, shale gas is a fossel fuel which, when burned, ...

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LETTER: Good work by Sutton Bridge group

I have followed with interest the action group in Sutton Bridge who successfully defended their village against the proposed actions of South Holland District Council, thereby proving that SHDC’s arguments were flawed and inept, notwithstanding that SHDC spent over £10,000 of our taxpayer’s money on their legal action. One assumes that as it is unlikely that many senior council officials, ...

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LETTER: I feel for the elderly

About the Brylaine Into Town bus. I feel for the very elderly people who have to use the buses. They have no other choice because taxis are expensive. Brylaine must know Tuesdays are busy, being market day, but there is no need for the drivers to be rude to the public. Their job is to be friendly and helpful. Sometimes ...

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LETTER: Accident will happen on overcrowded bus

Once again I boarded the 9am bus into town and it was crowded. We were like sardines in a tin like Carol and Daisy said, with 25 of us standing and 35 passengers seated. What a shambles. Malcolm Wheatley, in my view, could not organise the proverbial in a brewery. How come you have the job title you hold? There ...

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LETTER: Bus problem getting worse

I write regarding “Elderly risking life and limb on overcrowded bus”. I’m sorry to say it’s getting worse. We boarded the 9am bus from town which picked us all up at the Wygate Park area. When we boarded the bus it was full, people were standing. I’m only 75, but there were three friends with me who are 76, 78 ...

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LETTER: In a different world to us

I have been following the articles in The Voice regarding the current works being carried out by Network Rail. I have to say that my reaction to Network Rail’s defence is that they must live in a different world to the rest of us. They say they have spoken to around 400 people in both Spalding and Gosberton. In the ...

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LETTER: Bring our buses back

I would like to ask The Voice newspaper to help Carol Hudson and Daisy get one of our early buses back as this would stop our buses being crowded and help us elderly people stop being frightened. Brylaine buses ought to be ashamed of theirselves. Haven’t they got elderly families? If so, would they want to want to think people ...

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LETTER: We rely on the buses

I write about the Brylaine buses. I was on the bus the day Carol Hudson and granddaughter Daisy took photographs of our crowded bus. It happens every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. I was left standing right from Park Close and I was staggering and holding on to the bars. I was very frightened. Carol and Daisy offered me their seats ...

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LETTER: Business as usual for car scheme

I have just heard something about volunteers who drive for NSL Care Service. They are apparently aggrieved because after they have driven 10,000 miles in any one year, they have to advise the authorities and their payment goes down from 40p per mile to 25p. I am chairman of South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service and we run a scheme ...

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LETTER: Thanks for Bloom effort

I would like to thank all businesses and individuals who again sponsored baskets, troughs and floral arrangements in our town this year, and also welcome on board new sponsors. The town has looked lovely this year and I know hundreds of people have appreciated seeing so many flowers and the efforts of all who have given many hours of their ...

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