I note in the Guardian letters page one from Lorraine Walker (praising the outgoing Holbeach Parish Council chairman Peter Savory).
I must firstly congratulate Nick Worth on being re-elected for the Holbeach ward on Lincolnshire County Council.
I refer to Lynne Harrison’s story: “£10K fighting fund”, in May 16’s Spalding Guardian.1 comment
The electorate has spoken, or at least some of the electorate has.4 comments
With regards to the PREL planning application at Sutton Bridge. This application was not for an incinerator. An incinerator has only one purpose, to burn waste material. The Sutton Bridge installation will burn wood that has not been used for any other purpose. Wood is being burnt in order to produce electricity, not to dispose of it.1 comment
At the beginning of the planning committee’s latest meeting regarding the intended incinerator, the chairperson made the suggestion that discussion be restricted to the proposed (limited and unacceptable) electricity discount offer.
“Getting wet whilst walking along the bank of the Coronation Channel on Monday evening was made worthwhile by the sight of this dramatic double rainbow,” says reader Sara Walkers. “One of nature’s finest efforts.”
Reader Belinda Moncaster took this picture of bluebells and other wild flowers at Dole Wood near Bourne.
Feathered friends: “These have been on the river near High bridge for a week or so. They look like muscovies,or muscovy-cross ducks”, says reader Doreen Davidson,Spalding.
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the official birthday of the Christian church, when Jesus Christ kept his promise to his chosen Apostles and sent the Holy Spirit upon them to confirm their faith. They described it as a sound of a rushing wind and the vision of tongues of fire which appeared to settle over their heads.1 comment
Beautiful blooms: “I saw many beautiful flower arrangements at various churches, but thought this one was worthy of special attention as a proud grandfather told me it was done by ten-year-old William van der Weyden”, says June Deaton, of Moulton Common. Send your pictures to email@example.com
An open letter to Coun Roger Gambba-Jones:
I listened to the deliberations at the meeting on April 17 with disbelief at your dismissive attitude to the objections of the proposed development.
I notice that Lincolnshire highways has commenced its annual onslaught of the flora and fauna to be found in the many miles of roadside verges throughout the county. There are twice as many miles of grass verge as there is highway tarmac.1 comment
Firstly, to a wonderful group of people who turned out to help me put leaflets through letter boxes, sore fingers and blistered feet prove it really is a large area to cover.
I wish to thank everyone in Spalding South Division who came out and voted on May 2.
Following the local elections there are a few matters that need addressing.
A spate of thefts across South Holland involving satellite receivers normally fitted to tractors are being investigated by police.
On my retirement from the council I thank Spalding Elloe residents for their support for the past eight years.1 comment
“I saw what I believe to be a bee fly in my garden at Mariette Way, Spalding,” says Richard Newton.
In response to my last ode, a neighbour has asked for another pithy verse or two!!
Reading the latest nugget relating to plans for Holland Market in Spalding from the market manager Michael Moran, one can only wonder if anything is going to happen.1 comment
We have had yet another accident along our road.This at the crossroad of Delgate Bank/Austendyke Road junction.2 comments
After what was undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and colourful Flower Parades in recent years, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all the volunteer drivers and marshals who gave their time so generously.1 comment
What a tip Spalding has become.
“I did not expect to see this lovely sight as I got ready to leave for work this morning,” says Mike Hodge, of Spalding. “ I wonder if the pilot was looking for a good pub.”
I refer to your article in last Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.1 comment
SONG BIRD: This Thrush has been singing loudly for several weeks,” says regular contributor David Hancock. “.He starts at 5am and still belts it out at dusk. Never gets a sore throat.”1 comment
I wondered if I may be able to share a most humbling experience with you and your readers.2 comments
May I thank all who have shown confidence in me and my party to represent their interests on Lincolnshire County Council.2 comments
May I please give a huge thank you to all those who supported UKIP, particularly in Sutton Elloe.
In a recent press article, (South Holland District Council planning committee chairman) Roger Gammba-Jones suggests how important it is for local politicians to listen to the electorate.
At the well-attended meeting of the Spalding East Rural Community Policing Panel held recently at Weston, Inspector Jim Tyner reported on the latest crime figures, which showed a reduction in the number of persons becoming victims of crime.2 comments
For the couple of weeks before the flower parade when I was travelling into work along High Street I saw this, sometimes, lone figure cleaning up the surroundings.
On behalf of the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding, I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone involved in last Saturday’s Flower Parade.
QUICK GROWERS: Question – why do dandelions and daises grow quicker then grass? Looks pretty but so annoying,” says reader Janet Parsons.
TODAY is Ascension Thursday, the day when Jesus Christ vacated this world to return to his Father in heaven, leaving his disciples on a hillside, amazed, somewhat crestfallen and very dispirited.4 comments
“A muntjac deer which I spotted in my front garden on Thursday,” says Richard Newton, of Mariette Way, Spalding.
Michael Dragonnetti took this beautiful picture of swans in Crowland.
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I am researching the history of the Home Guard in Spalding during World War Two, particularly a secret unit within it known as the Auxiliaries, who would have gone underground in the event of a German invasion.
On Friday, April 19 we held an evening of clairvoyance and holistic therapies at the Spalding Services Club to raise money for our local Scout groups.An amazing night raised £380 to help local children attend the Scouts Poacher Camp later this year.
Leaving aside the manifest fact that on the April 17 the lay members of the South Hollanning District Council planning committee were not up to the job of making a rational decision about the Sutton Bridge incinerator plot, one has to question the status and competence of the planning officers.
I would like to reply to the letter from Paul Woods from Spalding which appeared in Lincolnshire Free Press last Tuesday.
In response to Tony Button’s letter in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.
I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate The South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter on having the prime minister’s phone number on his speed dial.1 comment
I have just had the privilege of a viewing of the nearly completed bathroom for the Smith family (Guardian Ben and Toby Appeal).
As chairman of the planning committee, I often hear the council accused of ignoring the views of local people, especially when they don’t agree with a planning decision – as demonstrated by your letters pages recently.
I read with interest Andrew Macdonald’s most recent letter and I fully understand his frustration and cynicism with local politics.
A big thank you to Jack Tyrell and his team for yet another great weekend’s entertainment for Long Sutton and area.
Please don’t use dyke as a dustbin
Our dyke is now a dustbin
People come from far
To open up their windows
And hurl stuff out their car
BABY BIRD: “The first baby blackbird of this year,” says reader David Hancock.
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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