Guardian Angel: By gum it’s a new dance

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Angel has long thought that Spalding town centre would be improved by some public art work.

What she had in mind was something beautiful, such as a sculpture of a young girl holding a bunch of tulips, say, but any kind of attractive art work would have been acceptable. Angel should have been happy then when some new visual art went up in the town centre. They are posters hanging in key places and showing people leaping and twisting. No, not dancers, but part of a campaign to rid the streets of chewing gum.

• Great to see some posties are still wearing shorts as the rest of us start piling on the layers.

• It’s always good to hear live music in Spalding town centre and on Saturday we had two performances going on – a really good jazz musician and the fabulous Boston Salvation Army Band.

• One of Angel’s pals doesn’t have a passport so when her driving licence photo card was due for a renewal, she headed off to her nearest Post Office that takes mugshots and completes the whole thing in one go.

DVLA helpfully guided her to not one but two Post Offices in Boston that can oblige.

Does this mean that Spalding’s Post Offices can’t offer this service to thousands of citizens?

• Speaking of Boston, Angel made a trip there a few Saturdays ago and got tired of being harassed by sales people from a not on the High Street bank.

Angel made a mental note never to join that bank and also felt happy that it’s a long time since such folk were pouncing on shoppers here.

Retail therapy is meant to be just that and in Spalding, for most of the time, offers just that: a chance to browse and mooch at one’s own pace and in peace.