Letters to the Free Press editor
Football club development could put kids’ lives at risk
While I support anything that benefits the community, as a resident of Northgate, I strongly object to the plans of Pinchbeck Football Club.
The location is just not suitable. There is no complete pavement to the proposed area.
It is not on any public transport route.
The road has more craters than the moon. The road is narrow and sadly a main route for a lot of lorries.
We moved here over 30 years ago. Our neighbour’s four-year-old cycled on Northgate then.
You couldn’t do that now. I would like it noted on record the risk to children’s lives if this goes ahead.
This development needs to be somewhere where it has access. Why not knock down and sell off the land where the run down swimming pool is.
Use the money to build a new sports development somewhere like Wardentree Lane and include football facilities and everything for the WHOLE community.
It also has to be said that a lot of the people move to a cheap area like Spalding cashing in on expensive properties elsewhere but expect facilities they had where they came from. You can’t have it all.
As for the parish council, if they are overruled what’s the point of a parish council?
Bike you stole was my son’s pride and joy
Apologies for the tone of this letter, but I must vent my anger at the individual who stole my son’s bike from outside his workplace in Vine Street, Spalding.
Despite the mountain bike being locked to railings and under the watch of CCTV, this dishonest citizen blatantly picked the lock and rode away.
It seems that whilst I teach my son to work hard and stay on the right side of the law like the majority of Spalding residents, there is, sadly, a dishonest minority who feel that it is acceptable to ignore the wellbeing of their co-inhabitants, whether it be through their actions on the road or theft of other people’s property.
I say a sarcastic thank you for taking my son’s Christmas present, pride and joy, and means of getting to his first job of work.
While he was inside working, earning money for his future, you took away his valued possession and transport to work. I only hope that you value the bike as much as he did, but I doubt you will because you haven’t had to earn it.