Life used to be quackers for Angel on the river bank in Spalding.
Hundreds of ducks settling together at night made such a noise it was hardly peaceful enough for a snooze.
But this year there seems to a district lack of her feathered friends. Where could they have gone?
• Angel could be getting some pedal power under her wings if Spalding’s cycle action group has anything to do with it.
Spalding Cycling Forum will be discussing how to get the people of South Holland onto their bikes at a meeting at the South Holland Centre tomorrow.
This year’s forum will focus on the health benefits of cycling and what can be done to encourage more people on their bikes.
The weather has hardly been encouraging, but all that lycra is certain to get Angel’s wings flapping.
• As the number of people fined for failing to pick up their dog’s poo is reported to have fallen by almost 20 per cent last year, South Holland District Council is launching its ‘We’re watching you campaign’.
Apparently officers will soon roll out a small number of signs at carefully selected sites across the district.
The poster’s slogan ‘bag that poo, any bin will do’ will remind dog owners to make use of the nearby general waste and dog poo bins.
Angel always picks up, of course, when she takes her pet pooch out. Do you?
• What will Angel do is she can no longer save her pennies from heaven at the HSBC bank in Spalding town centre?
HSBC has promised to shed 50,000 jobs over the next two years by closing retail branches. If that includes Spalding it means more jobs lost and another empty shop in the town centre.