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Free Press readers letters December 17, 2019




We could not have won without you

With the first battle won, we have nearly won the war. We are all looking forward to Christmas now, and hope Lincolnshire County Councillors will endorse the decision to opt for the new relief road Trojan route, which does not involve anyone losing their home.

That is all we have everasked, and the people of Spalding have been wholeheartedly behind us. We could not let this momentous decision pass without publicly thanking one or two people.

John Elson's Free Press cartoon. (24381123)
John Elson's Free Press cartoon. (24381123)

Coun Angela Newton has worked tirelessly, from the day she first discovered homes were to be bulldozed. We appreciate her time and unending support over the past ten months.

Coun Liz Sneath has also been beavering away to help us and also spoke on behalf of the condemned residents on Monday.

MP John Hayes has also been very helpful and supportive and despite being in the middle of an election campaign, found the time to arrange for us to meet the Secretary of State.

READERS' PHOTOS: A wren, taken by Scott Biggs. (24184460)
READERS' PHOTOS: A wren, taken by Scott Biggs. (24184460)

And the townsfolk of Spalding – your support with our petition was much appreciated, and duly noted by Lincoln.Wecould have not have managed to get the council to agree to look at the alternatives again without all of you.

Catherine and Frank Roberts

via email

Thanks for all your support

We would like to thank Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian editor Jeremy Ransome and reporters Lynne Harrison and Winston Brown, plus photographer Tim Wilson for their ongoing support, giving us fantastic press coverage over the last 10 months in our fight to save our homes.

We will be forever grateful as it has made such a huge impact on Lincolnshire County Council’s eventual decision not to bulldoze our homes for the new relief road.

We also had some great support from Coun Angela Newton and MP Sir John Hayes.

Bourne Road residents

via email


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