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 At the same time, I know my support has to be with the parents who have withdrawn their child from school.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).
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.
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.