Letters to the Editor

LED lights dim along seafront

Friday, January 23, 2015

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
Things may not be what they seem.

Have you seen post collection changes?

Friday, January 23, 2015

LETTERS From Charles Gange, Cowes:
I do not know if readers are aware of this matter but I suggest before they deposit that letter or card into their local postbox they check out the collection times as I discovered to my annoyance  over the Christmas period the Royal Mail has changed the collection times without any announcement or indication on the postboxes.

Thanks for comforting husband

Friday, January 23, 2015

LETTERS From Valerie Cooper, Shanklin:
My family and I would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the passers-by who acted as good Samaritans to my beloved husband, David, who collapsed in Shanklin High Street at lunchtime on Saturday, January 17.

Kindness made our holidays

Kindness made our holidays

Friday, January 23, 2015

LETTERS From Peter Bradshaw, Bath:
I heard with sadness of the death of Mrs Jane Phillips of Compton Farm, Compton Bay.

Thanks for telling us your plans

Friday, January 16, 2015

LETTERS From Jeff Manners, Newport:
A long, long time ago a woman visiting Grange Drive, where I reside, introduced herself as being my local councillor.

Many will be in dark over waste

Friday, January 16, 2015

LETTERS From Vix Lowthion, Freshwater:
The 2015 waste collection calendars should be received by householders this week, in preparation for a new year of door to door refuse collection and recycling that the IW Council offers.

Crisis in NHS caused by lack of resources

Friday, January 16, 2015

LETTERS From Peter Elliott, Ventnor:
The NHS on the Island appears to be in a state of crisis.

Where are the 250 jobs promised in tidal plan?

Friday, January 16, 2015

LETTERS From Judy Ballanger, Ventnor:
Ventnor Town Council was meeting to discuss the proposed Flowers Brook development yesterday (Thursday).

Restaurant review was too harsh

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I AM writing regarding the recent comments about Wetherspoon’s Man in the Moon in Newport (CP, Letters 26-12-14).

We found child’s present on the road

Sunday, January 11, 2015

My wife and I found a child’s Christmas present on the Yaverland Road near the Isle of Wight Zoo, Sandown, on Boxing Day.

Letter: Spare a thought for lonely folk

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Commercialmas is over, nothing to do with Jesus who was born in October, nor, the indigenous Spirit of Wints/Father Christmas, a vicious giant with black beard, swathed in forest green wielding an axe or broadsword who we bribe with gifts and burn yule in the hearth so he doesn’t come down our chimneys.

NHS services wonderful

Friday, January 2, 2015

LETTERS From Mrs Samantha Dafter, Freshwater Bay:
A lot of bad press is given about the NHS/St Mary’s Hospital.

Council support has been vital to project

Friday, January 2, 2015

LETTERS
From Jon Fisher, chairman, Cowes Hammerhead Crane Trust, East Cowes:
We were very pleased to see the article on the repair works for the 1912 Cowes Hammerhead Crane by the IW Council (CP, 26-12-14).

Everyone so kind when dog went over cliff

Friday, January 2, 2015

LETTERS From Peter Scares, Niton:
May we, through the County Press , say a massive ‘thank you’ to HM Coastguard (Ventnor) and all the concerned people (especially Jane, Annabelle, Clare and children, and Carol, as well as son, Dominic) who came to our daughter Tracy’s aid when her dog Mercy went over the cliffs at Niton on Christmas Eve.

That was the year that was... or was it?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

LETTERS This letter was sent to the CP at the end of December 2013. We have waited nearly a year before publishing it to see if any of our correspondent’s predictions came true.
From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
These are my predictions for 2014:

Return of my ring would mean so much to me

Friday, December 26, 2014

LETTERSOn December 14, I was in the vicinity of the Island Sailing Club, Cowes. My husband was pushing me in my wheelchair when a pair of black leather gloves seem to have fallen from my lap.

Spare a thought for Christmas turkeys

Sunday, December 21, 2014

As we enter the festive party season, I ask readers to spare a thought for the animals — including the millions of turkeys — farmed for our Christmas dinners every year.

Dark cyclists in danger

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Recently, on a number of occasions, I have witnessed cyclists wearing dark clothing, riding with very poor lights and even some with no lights at all, making them very difficult if not impossible to see.

Post Offices could have vital role

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The warnings of draconian cuts to Isle of Wight services as forecast by our Isle of Wight Council as it tries to balance its books over the next few years have prompted me to seek your readers’ support.

Were there Italian POWs on the Isle of Wight?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I am looking for anyone who knows anything about Italian prisoners of war working on the IW during the Second World War.

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