It is a few years ago since I submitted a letter to these pages regarding the decline of our welcome to Spalding signboards on the outskirts of the town.
They are supposed to welcome visitors to our lovely town in the heart of Lincolnshire, but the signs give the impression that nobody cares.
I would have thought my original letter would have prompted one of our local councillors to either agree with me or even raise the concern on my behalf, but no.
Where the original sign has fallen off the main structure, the word Spalding has been put on the remaining support and they look a disgrace.
Other town and village signs such as Holbeach, Moulton and Cowbit put us to shame and it is shame on South Holland District Council for allowing these signs to slip further behind in disrepair.
The one that attracted my attention was the one in Pinchbeck Road, on the way to Spalding Hospital, it is basically Spalding on a post. There is another poor example on the A1073 Cowbit Road approach into the town.
With the recent celebrations taking place countrywide in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and communities coming together in support, I was pleased to see residents displaying the Union Jack and bunting.
Seeing this poor town sign on the way home from Pinchbeck made me think: Is this the worst town welcome sign in Lincolnshire?