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 a friendly warm atmosphere. Now it feels doom and gloom hanging over it.

I was there on Wednesday and saw minimum footfall, I find out Bonmache is closing, Beales looks like being next, then find out M&S food hall is closing its doors. I’m gutted, saddened and feel things will only get worse.

Car park fees going up, everyone keeps blaming online shopping. Spalding is slowly becoming a ghost town, I feel sorry for the workers who will be made redundant, the businesses which are left to survive.

Are the local council trying to help or just paying lip service?

Janice Barfoot
Shepeau Stow

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