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LETTERS: Pride Award thanks and a moan about Highways

Pride help appreciated

I would like to thank everyone who took part in Pride of South Holland Awards this year.

Firstly a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, Couns Harry Drury, Rob Gibson, Manzur Hassan, Glynis Scalese, Elizabeth Sneath, Gary Taylor, Will Naylor on behalf of Bakkavor, Paul Watkins-Grove EMG and Natasha.

John Elson's Lincs Free Press cartoon (18759032)
John Elson's Lincs Free Press cartoon (18759032)

Andy Molsom of Molsom Optometrist, Darren Sutton of Charmed Interiors, Springfields Outlet Shopping, Julia Cole ofCalthrops Solicitors, Graham Boor of Hughes, Country Court Care and Jake from Welland Print.

Thank you to Flowers ‘n’ Things and Butters for providing floral displays, South Holland District Council for its support, Diamondz Dance and Sam Graper and the choir for their performance.

Thank you to the wonderful Cadets from Holbeach, who marched in with the Standard Bearer and Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery - thank you Peter Savory for helping to make this happen.

Thank you to Gan from The Woodlands who looked after us all when going through the hard task of picking the winners.

Winners were: Bert Wright (Caring Neighbour), Nicky Andrew (Service with a Smile), Mollie Briggs (Young Achiever), Susan Sullivan (Senior Citizen), Butterfly Hospice (Charity Worker), Peter Boekestyn (Community Hero), Frank Heinrich-Tiller (Volunteer of the Year), The Lighthouse Church (Special Achievement), Halmer Harriers (Community Sports Group), Tonic Health (Local Charity champion) andGosberton House Academy (Before and After School Activities).

A special thanks must go to the amazing team from the South Holland Centre and our photographer, Nigel Chapman.

Thanks to Chris Carter for your help and support on the day and Coun Anthony Casson who also went above and beyond.

Jan Whitbourn

via email

Highways are not capable

I’m finding it hard to believe that Lincolnshire Highways are being allowed to build another road, The Spalding Western Relief Road, after the mess they made of the last one. I’m talking about the dreaded A16.

Does no one in the Government’s road and transport departments realise they are not capable? Look at The A16 & Radar Corner (B1166).

They are saying there’s no more money to carry out any work on the road and corner to make it safer for road users.

Then you read they can magic up millions to build this new road.

Another mess.

I feel sorry for the residents who could lose there properties.

I do hope Sir John Hayes supports them fully and does not leave them in the lurch when the going gets tough.

David Barfoot

via email

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