Not much to grumble about in Spalding

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

GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest news from our girl about town

There are those who grumble about Spalding and its supposed faults and failings.

But Angel can think of few towns that have such a picturesque riverside. She was beside High Bridge the other day taking in the natural beauty of those magnificent twin willows on the far side of the bank, ducks busily going about their business and magnificent swans elegantly gliding by. And the sun was shining.

• Angel’s thoughts are very much with the young people who are today opening A-level results and finding out if they have made it into the university of their choice or gained sufficiently high grades to set out on their chosen careers. Well done to those who have achieved their dreams ... but, for those who feel they have missed their mark or their results are not quite as good as they expected, please take heart as the dedicated staff at our wonderful local schools will be only too glad to help and suggest a way forward.

• How lovely to see the vehicles in the classic car rally that came through Spalding at the weekend on a drive from Wisbech to Peterborough. Great too to see a lorry bearing the name Colin Patrick of Long Sutton and another from Northorpe, Bourne.

• Angel obviously walks around in a dream. When did the ‘White’ Hart go yellow?

• You know we don’t like to grumble in Free Press towers, but Angel has to reproach the couple with the (I think it was) Beagle dog who allowed it to foul on the riverbank in the centre of Spalding and then simply walked away, with no effort to clean up after their dog. People who claim to love their pets really need to learn to pick up after them, especially where mums unload young children from cars, as was the case.