LETTERS – What is Spalding coming to?

We have stopped reporting fly-tipping and general littering because no one does anything about it. It is not getting any better this side of Spalding, in fact along Cradge Bank, Welland River Bank, under the Spalding Bypass Bridge it is getting worse. But tonight is the final straw to the silence, this evening coming off the South side of the ...

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LETTERS – What is Spalding coming to?

We have stopped reporting fly-tipping and general littering because no one does anything about it. It is not getting any better this side of Spalding, in fact along Cradge Bank, Welland River Bank, under the Spalding Bypass Bridge it is getting worse. But tonight is the final straw to the silence, this evening coming off the South side of the ...

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LETTERS – We need to take back control

Remoaners are confused if they think we voted to leave the EU in 2016 because we blame them for problems with the NHS, housing or other domestic issues. Let’s be crystal clear, we voted to Leave the EU and ‘Take Back Control’ of our laws, borders and economy. They are the three pillars that underpin Brexit and our absolute determination ...

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LETTERS – Coming together for clean up

As most people know a group of travellers took over the car park and grounds of our village hall on Tuesday. I would like to thank local residents for their forbearance whilst we examined what options were open to us. A huge vote of thanks must go to Inspector Gareth Boxall and his police officers for taking action on Thursday ...

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LETTERS – Weaving in and out of parade

Myself and my partner were in Spalding market place for the Armed Forces Day Parade and we couldn’t believe just how ignorant some people were. The soldiers were standing with flags and were standing to attention and people couldn’t care less, they were weaving in and out, and never said excuse me or such like. Some people just don’t have ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for kindness SHDC

A huge thank you would like to be said to South Holland District Council whose kindness must not go un-noted. Last week in the extreme weather conditions that South Holland faced, SHDC took it upon themselves to cancel an achievement night they were having. They deemed it unfair to celebrate, whilst others in the local area were struggling. In light ...

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LETTERS – Why pay for garden waste service?

Can you find out why ratepayers in South Holland should have to pay for garden waste collection (www.sholland.gov.uk/gardenwaste), when council tax goes up every year? I got a leaflet (how much did that cost to print and deliver?) through my door promoting this service (doesn’t state you have to pay on it, though – and is £65 per annum when ...

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LETTERS – One simple search was needed

For the attention of name and address supplied, please see the above picture of Holbeach river drain, located approx. 20 metres away from “new Holbeach river”. Let us all hope you have no involvement in planning or provision of jobs for the area. One simple search on the planning portal would provide all information showing the draining of one, once ...

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LETTER: Warm welcome at Oddfellows

Through a recent survey, we sadly discovered that it’s not uncommon for people who’ve lost a partner to also lose contact with friends. At a time when friends are needed most, people are left feeling even more isolated. Over 40 per cent of people questioned felt that others didn’t know what to say, while another third felt isolated after their ...

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LETTER: Risk of building on farm land

Following the recent lousy weather, the partially, deep, constructed road on this development now looks like a new Holbeach river! Surely the South Holland planning department should in the future now consider the potential risk to using prime agricultural land for development, because had this road been completed, where would the water have gone? Name and address supplied

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LETTER: Blocking merger the right thing

Barry Fisher is absolutely right to praise the invaluable work of our MP, Sir John Hayes. (Voice 21/05/2019) It is difficult to overstate just how much damage the proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s would have done to local farmers, growers and food firms, many of whom are already struggling to get decent conditions and a fair price for their ...

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LETTER: Different opinion on flood issues

As I am sure you are aware things totally escalated last Thursday requiring residents of Battlefields Lane South to sandbag their homes and tankers were deployed to help remove the water. I genuinely believe this is a catalogue of errors by the authorities. I have lived in this house for 21 years, my neighbours have lived in their home for ...

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LETTER: Refuse lorry is adding to pollution

As a learner driver, I am studying the Highway Code. As a young person of 17, I also care passionately about the environment, especially air quality and its effect on human health. For a few years now I have noticed that nearly every Tuesday between 8.30am and 9.30am, the council environmental services recycling lorry parks in Grange Drive near Halmer ...

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LETTER: Looking for family of Harry Facer

I am hoping to trace any descendants or relations of Harry Facer who may still be living in this area. Mr Facer died in 1919 whilst awaiting discharge from the Army. Whilst researching on behalf of Lincolnshire Family History Society I came across an article in the newspaper archives which detailed the death and subsequent military funeral in Spalding cemetery ...

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LETTER: Cut backs affect most vulnerable

Expenses? Pensions? I also note that in the middle of a previous general election the council awarded themselves an expenses increase. Hoping to get in under the radar? Now they have given themselves iPads. Not any old iPad but a top of the range model! The cut-backs in council spending will affect the most vulnerable members of our community. This ...

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LETTER: Motor production needs saving

The UK and Ireland’s largest union, Unite has warned that the UK is in the grip of a manufacturing emergency after the latest economic figures showed manufacturing had shrunk 3.9 per cent with motor vehicle production plunging by a record 24 per cent. Calling for a no-deal Brexit to be taken off the table in the wake of June 10 ...

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LETTER: Will NHS be bargained away?

The NHS is in the news again. The old argument flares over whether we are spending enough on it. And now there’s a new question: will a Brexiteer prime minister bargain it away as part of a trade deal with the USA? In 2000, we were spending just over six per cent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on the ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for councillors’ efforts

I would like to thank Couns Christine Lawton and Roger Gambba-Jones for the  quick work in getting the manhole cover replaced in Wygate. For weeks we had to listen to the constant thud, getting louder and louder each day from the manhole cover on the main road as cars, lorries, etc, ran over it. Residents were getting more agitated as ...

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LETTERS – iPads? I care about speeding

I am absolutely dumbfounded by the amount of money wasted on buying councillors ‘top of the range iPads’ and at how quickly they authorise themselves to buy them – councillors are given a lot of money which should allow them to buy their own iPads. I have been chasing Coun Brewis for three and a half years for something to ...

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LETTERS – Proposed names for relief road

I had a very interesting evening at the SHDC Planning Committee meeting regarding sections one and five of the Spalding Western Relief Road. From the discussions on section one, some councillors raised concerns over the proximity of the road to the main drain, as in other parts of this area road stability was an on-going problem where they were adjacent ...

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