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Letters

Children have the right to be protected

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 11:30

Name and address supplied but withheld:
As a retired headteacher on the Island, I have every sympathy and understanding for the dilemma teachers and former colleagues may be experiencing to do with this issue (Transgender legal fight, CP, 15-09-17), particularly those at the CE school at the centre of this controversy. At the same time, I know my support has to be with the parents who have withdrawn their child from school.

This is how a floating bridge should work

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 11:00

From Sue Lupton, Carisbrooke:
ON SATURDAY, I accidently enjoyed a delightful floating bridge experience in Dorset, when the satnav took me from Lymington to Dorset, via the Sandbanks Ferry.

Boris’s bikes not likely to travel

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 10:30

From Iain McKie, Totland Bay:
News the IW Council is considering a ‘Boris Bike’ scheme should be treated with caution (CP online, 15-09-17).

Costly school uniforms aren’t necessary

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 10:00

From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
Rebecca Roncoroni does well with her research to draw attention to the school uniforms arrangements scandal (CP Weekender, 15-09-17).

Help the Island’s hospice mark its 35th anniversary

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 11:30

From Nigel Hartley, chief executive officer, Earl Mountbatten Hospice:
This year marks the 35th anniversary of our Island’s Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

IW tourism’s system needs fixing

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 11:00

From Lyn Blackledge, Ryde:
VISIT IW’s David Thornton talks of brand new shiny cars in his letter about the tourism levy (CP, letters 01-09-17). Does he really live in cloud cuckoo land?

Better way to pay at parking machines

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 10:30

From Mick Watts, Newport:
I’ve read the IW Council has now converted all parking machines on the Island to take the new £1 coin.

Dredging seabed may harm creatures

Friday, September 15, 2017 — 10:00

From Chris Solomon, Bembridge:
Last week the CP published an application for the dredging of 3,400,000 million tons from our seabed in Sandown Bay.

Soap operas set terrible example

Friday, September 8, 2017 — 11:30

From Derek Kent, Lake:
It seems the so-called soaps, such as Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders, have lost all sense of normality and have become three crime series.

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Looking for wartime miracles

Friday, September 8, 2017 — 11:00

From the Rev J. Willans, Surrey:
All across our towns and cities the blockbuster film Dunkirk is creating great interest and fascination.

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