Integration in full swing

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter
News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest from our girl about town

Some will tell you that integration isn’t happening between Spalding residents and our visitors from the rest of Europe – but Angel saw evidence on Friday that the younger generation is certainly doing its bit.

While travelling home from Peterborough on the train on Friday evening, Angel observed a group of four English girls sitting in seats ahead of what turned out to be two Latvian lads.

One of the girls started chatting with one of the lads and soon a happy conversation was in full swing.

* Angel’s nephew was reading the Spalding Guardian over her shoulder last week when he spied a story about police cuts.

“It doesn’t really matter how many police we have around here because there’s hardly any murders,” he exclaimed.

That’s okay then. No need to worry about burglary, 
violence, theft, anti-social behaviour...

* It was the murkiest of mornings yesterday (Wednesday). All cars and lorries on the A152 between Quadring and Gosberton were on dipped headlights.

As Angel drove towards Gosberton, there was a man on his bike apparently shepherding his offspring, also on a bike, along the road.

Both wore dark clothing. Neither had discernable lights on their bikes. Angel said a quiet prayer for their safety but hopes they will get the lights and the reflective clothing that could save their lives.

* Angel was in a town centre store the other day, eager to pay for goods, and opted for one of two tills. A member of staff rudely shouted that there was one queue for both tills. A customer told Angel: “It would help if they had a sign.” They will get a sign: Angel won’t be shopping there any more