Letters to the Editor

Village green is not helpful idea

Friday, March 27, 2015

LETTERS From Mrs Janet Allan, chairman, Northwood House Charitable Trust Co Ltd:
We welcome the recommendation of the IW Council’s officers of refusal for the pending application for registration of Northwood Park as a village green (CP, 20-03-15).

Fight for your right to have more than FYT Bus

Friday, March 27, 2015

LETTERS From Jacky Howard, Freshwater:
IN light of the devastating news that the council is contemplating the removal of the funding for the No12 bus, I must urge all residents affected by the loss of this service to come together and contact both the council and Southern Vectis.

Robin top of our Wight bird poll

Friday, March 27, 2015

LETTERS From Martin Light, Ryde:
As I am sure readers know, a naturalist has been encouraging us all to vote for our favourite national bird at voteationalbird.com.

Parking fees hit mums, seniors and dog lovers

Friday, March 20, 2015

From S. G. Pryor, Ryde:
Congratulations must be extended to the IW Council for the farrago they have made of the parking charges in Appley and Puckpool parks.

Back to the future for bus services?

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Philip Bell, Newchurch:
I write with regard to IW Council’s plans to “axe” subsidised community bus services (CP, letters 13-03-15).

Fall in school numbers is tragedy for all concerned

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Conservative, Newport West:
Your coverage of the debate about school capacity (CP, 13-03-15) is welcome.

Shanklin folk came up trumps

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Brenda Wilkins, Shanklin:
Can I please convey via the County Press, my heartfelt thanks for those kind people who helped me on Thursday, February 19 about 11.30am when I fell and they looked after me.

Great service from ferry company

Friday, March 13, 2015

LETTER From Sarah Lawn, Newport:
I know we all moan about the service we get from the two Island boat companies but on this occasion I want to give praise where praise is due.

Not up to scratch

Friday, March 13, 2015

LETTERS
From Mrs Joyce Baillie, Nottingham:
I AM a former resident of the Isle of Wight and revisited the Island during the February half term and found it as beautiful as ever.

What are the origins of Coppins Bridge?

Friday, March 13, 2015

LETTERSFrom Brian Greening, Newport:
The request from J. Gibbons, of Ryde, (CP, letters 15-02-15) seeking information on the origin of Coppins Bridge resulted in a three-way dialogue with two of my local history colleagues, Bill Shepard and John Farthing, and we agree with the following as being a logical explanation.

Oh no! It’s bonfire season again

Friday, March 13, 2015

From Linda Marlow, Wootton:
Open the back door to do the “sniff-test”.

Thoughts about where to target health cuts

Friday, March 6, 2015

LETTERS From Mr R. W. Jones, Ryde:
WE hear all the time about our wonderful frontline NHS professionals who, while facing daily pressures, have nevertheless responded magnificently throughout the winter, in addition to a recent major incident at Albany Prison. I would like to add my voice in saying a very big thank you.

Will Cowes get proper TIC?

Friday, March 6, 2015

LETTERS From Mrs W. Wardrop, Cowes:
It is hoped from the Island tourism conference “success” (CP 27-02-15) that perhaps Cowes may finally achieve a tourist information point (TIP) along with the other 13 outlets, some as “remote” as Havenstreet.

Further cuts to library service

Friday, March 6, 2015

LETTERS From James Allaway, Newport:
THE latest body blow to our library service this time hits at its centre and shows the real poverty at the heart of the IW Council.

Perpetuus won’t listen to alternative schemes

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Romsey:
I have been following the concerns expressed by residents at Ventnor and do feel concern at the environmental damage that will occur if the water turbine cables are brought ashore across Flowers Brook — an established public open space for years and with its pond and environs so recently improved.

Link is the only solution

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Carl J. Feeney, Solent-Pro-Link Committee chairman, Newport:
Our Island this week is heaped once more with the sadness of an institution such as our ice rink closing next month for the last time. Another child’s interest quashed, another competitive sport is no more.

Village needs a pub, not another shop

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From David Blackford, Seaview:
The proposed change of use planning application for the Roadside Inn, Nettlestone, to a shop (CP, 20-02-15) is an intrusion into the life of the Seaview/Nettlestone community by a developer from outside the area.

Pooling our knowledge to help Waterside Trust

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Ian Jenkins, chair, Waterside Community Trust, Ryde:
We have managed to keep Ryde Swimming Pool open since 2011 with a great deal of support from the Island community and I need to call on your help again.

Respect for all faiths is a tenet of mine

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Phaedra J. Kelly, Ryde:
Re Phyllis Reading (CP, 16-01-15), I was not “sneering” at Christians. A tenet of adrogyny shamanism is respect for all others faiths.

Ryde should have pride in caring people

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Janet Jeffery, Ryde:
Just to say a big thank you to the people in Ryde who came to my aid while I was having a choking fit in the High Street on Saturday.

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