LETTERS – I do not hate Europeans

In response to Matt Waine’s letter headed “I am European”. We are all still European, if he cared to look at a map of the continents he will see Great Britain is in the continent of Europe. I voted to leave the money-grabbing EU, I do not hate European people, as for his comment about democracy, he should look that ...

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LETTERS – Practices what he preaches

I read the article by John Hayes in your recent edition with much gladness. I am grateful that even though our MP has strong convictions – backing Brexit from the outset – he recognises the need for our nation to unite and come together if we are to move forward as one. He is also spot on to champion our ...

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LETTER: Thanks for generous donations

The firefighters and cadets 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 six collections between December 12 and December 23 and raised a total of £1,509.87. Phil Marriott Spalding Fire ...

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LETTER: I am European

This coming Friday, along with millions of other British people, I will be stripped of my EU citizenship against my will, despite having done nothing wrong. This situation has come about as a result of breaches of electoral law and data protection laws by the Leave Campaign together with their unprecedented industrial scale deceit and dishonesty. Nothing demonstrates this dishonesty ...

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LETTER: Thanks for supporting Santa run

Spalding Lions would like to say a big thank you to everyone and to 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 ...

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LETTER: Did anyone else hear a blackbird?

A few days ago, it was late afternoon, I was walking through Hall Place in Spalding towards WH Smith, when I heard the unmistakable sound of a blackbird singing. It was perched in the small tree that is by the circle of raised flowerbeds and the benches. There in the gathering dusk of a winter’s afternoon, with people going about ...

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LETTER: MPs should hang heads in shame

In last week’s issue I was taken to task over an earlier letter of mine wherein I asked for justification for the continuing use of food banks. One correspondent in particular completely missed the point of part of my letter, not by whom or when or where were food banks created but what is the current administration doing to eradicate ...

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LETTER: What’s happening to Spalding?

What’s happening to the once prosperous, thriving, busy market town of Spalding? I worked in the town for over 40 years, I loved working there, especially doing my shopping when my working day finished. Over the years there have been a lot of changes, some for the good, some not so good. New shops come and go. There was always ...

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LETTER: Thanks for contributing to Santa run

President Jon Martin and members of the Rotary Club of South Holland would like to put on record our sincere thanks to the people of Spalding who contributed so generously to our Christmas Sleigh Collection in December helping achieve a grand total of just over £11,400 the vast majority of which will be used for the benefit of the local ...

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LETTER: Demand priorities are set out

Lincolnshire is one of the poorest parts of Northern Europe in GDP terms. Indeed, Lincolnshire currently stands third bottom in the league table of Northern European areas (adjusted for local purchasing power), standing just above Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and West Wales and The Valleys. In stark contrast, Inner London currently stands as the richest, most vibrant economic ...

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Ban warning for lazy dog owners

Dog owners spotted on CCTV not clearing their pets’ poo up will be banned from a Surfleet park, those that run it have said. The Surfleet Play and Recreation Charity (SPARC) says that an increase in dog owners not picking up poo on Glen Park has led to the measures. The group installed 12 CCTV cameras in the park three ...

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LETTERS – Checking could save a fortune

Always disgusted with crippling and unfair hospital car park charges, if you are visiting regularly (i.e. daily etc.) you may not be aware you can purchase a weekly ticket. For example, a recent visit to Queen Elizabeth King’s Lynn the pricing structure was as follows: up to two hours £2.60 and gave other quantities of hours up to 8-24 hours ...

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LETTERS – Food banks established in 2000

On the letters page on January 9 is a letter relating to food banks from I Sloan. Had the writer done some simple research they would have discovered that the first food bank was established in Salisbury in 2000. Coincidently, three years after Tony Blair and the Labour Party won the election of 1997. They remained on power until 2010 ...

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LETTERS – Wrong to blame the Tories

I agree with I Sloan in last week’s Voice, in that food banks should be totally unnecessary in the 21st century. However, I think it’s wrong to simply blame the Tories and Universal Credit. In 2004, Gordon Brown, Labour’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced plans to cut 30,000 civil service jobs in the Department for Work and Pensions. And so ...

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LETTERS – Fly tip must have been commercial

A serious fly tipping incident at Crowland Highbank half a mile past the Green Bridge and kennels heading towards Crowland on the right hand side had to be tipped by a commercial vehicle, too much for a car or small van. Jim Thackrayvia email

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LETTERS – I hope who took them is proud

I’m 80 years old and went to Tesco in Holbeach on Friday, January 2. I paid for three purchases on the self-check out that came just to £3.60. Unfortunately my mind was elsewhere and absent mindedly, I left the items behind. It wasn’t until the next day that I realised what I’d done. I rang up the store to see ...

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LETTERS – Can Tories justify food banks?

Another interesting letter from Mr Sadd detailing the harsh facts of Conservative inspired austerity (02/01/20). Unfortunately it seems that most voters appreciate neither facts nor evidence, preferring instead puerile slogans and false promises. In the same issue Mr Barnes wrote in a similar vein and referred to demoralised public servants. May I quote Noam Chomsky: “The standard technique of privatization: ...

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LETTERS – Support by shopping locally

The crisis in the High Street will last into 2020 as shops try to fight rising costs and the move to online shopping continues, experts have warned. By the end of 2019 chains shed 8,000 stores and 85,000 jobs, with retail experts predicting the bloodbath will continue at the same pace during 2020. The period immediately after the golden quarter ...

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LETTER: Helped to increase majority

I feel I should write at this moment in time to congratulate Messrs Meekings and MacDonald for their campaign over the last three years in the local press. Their dogged repeating of their ideology every other week in the local press (and mostly once in between) enabled John Hayes to increase his majority by over 6,000 votes! This is with ...

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LETTER: You got what you voted for

Complaints have already started, days after the election, moaning about car parking charges doubled – next it will be about the state of the roads, four-hour waits for the ambulance service to arrive, street lights being turned off at night, not seeing a police officer for months on end, homeless people, food banks and poverty, the list goes on and ...

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