Letters to the Editor

Why silence from ferry campaign?

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS
From Tim Bowman, London:
Three months since the launch of the Better Ferry Campaign (BFC) would seem a good time to evaluate the success — or otherwise — of this odd enterprise. For despite a flurry of initial media activity, little seems to have been accomplished.

Sad loss of top specialist shop

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS
From Dean Gadsby, Lincs:
AS I am a former resident of the Island, living at Reynolds Close, Cowes, I would like to express my sheer sadness on hearing about the closure of Pit Stop (formerly Vectis Models) in Cowes High Street.

First aiders saved leg

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS From Don Reitano, Swindon:
On April 3, I had a serious accident in Cowes when two men came to help me until the ambulance arrived.

Common sense when you pass cyclist on the road

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Wells, Sandown:
I would like to send a message to the man cycling up North Road, Shanklin, last Sunday at about 12.30pm; apparently, he thinks it is a legal requirement for motor vehicles to allow a two-metre gap between their vehicle and the adjacent cyclist when carrying out an overtaking manoeuvre.

Review badger crimes

Friday, April 11, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Bonnell, chairman Badger Trust IW, Yarmouth:
While there is no obvious connection between the latest crime of the deliberate act of setting fire to a badger sett and the January case of the Niton poisoner, the laissez-faire attitude of the police in granting a conditional caution and anonymity to the Niton poisoner sends an inappropriate and dangerous message to those who are prepared to commit such atrocities.

Bullseye!

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS
From Stuart Dyer, chairman Wight Bowmen, Shanklin:
I would like to thank the County Press for its extensive coverage of the Vectis Open and National 5 Spot Archery Championships.

Parking charges are killing our towns

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS From Louis Lawrence, Niton:
Now we know that the IW Council has set new levels for the price of parking a car around the Island it seems that they still don’t get it, that the real price of parking is the death of the towns.

Falling foul of test centre rules

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS From Chris Mockler, East Cowes:
AS A frequent visitor to the IW, I decided to take my driving theory test in Newport last month.

Guilty barely being punished at all

Friday, April 4, 2014

LETTERS
From D. Williams, Shanklin:
AFTER reading of recent court cases in the CP, I have come to the conclusion that IW magistrates are letting down victims of crime and the community at large.

Stop moaning and tackle the problem instead

Friday, March 28, 2014

LETTERSFrom Broc Silva, Newport:
So, the IW police are asking for advisors to help provide a better service (CP, 21-03-14).

Sad state of affairs

Friday, March 28, 2014

LETTERS From John Wortham, Brighstone:
EXTENDED self-indulgence from Paul Wilkinson (CP, 28-02-14, 01-03-14, 21-03-14). I attended every session of the investigatory and disciplinary committee.

Beryl comes to rescue

Friday, March 28, 2014

LETTERSFrom Andrew Pellow, choirmaster of St Alban’s Church, Upper Ventnor:
FOLLOWING chapel warden Alan Philpott’s letter (CP, 28-02-14) about our need for a donkey, I am pleased to tell you there was an immediate response from the proprietors of Rill Farm, Niton — Mr and Mrs Rod Jordan.

Praise for Island Roads’ team

Friday, March 21, 2014

LETTERS From Mrs J. Moore, Totland Bay:
For once I agree with Charlotte Hofton — only praise should be given to the men working for Island Roads, especially at Bouldner, who have worked in atrocious weather conditions since the start of the work there (Weekender, 14-03-14).

Forget bucket lists, get on your bike

Friday, March 21, 2014

LETTERS From Broc Silva, Newport:
There’s something really special about that first foray into the wilderness after months of cold and wet. Apart from a few rides around Newport and the odd venture to Cowes along the cycle-path, the bike’s been neglected for months.

Teach children safety on roads

Friday, March 21, 2014

LETTERS
From Paul Dobson, Newport:
LAST Saturday, March 15, I observed a line of young children hiking along the edge of the Middle Road towards Carisbrooke, with a responsible (?) adult fore and aft.

Listen to parents on music service future

Friday, March 21, 2014

LETTERS From Jean Wavell, Brighstone:
Ref: article Music hub future probed (CP, 14-03-14)
A consultation is vital to look at this sad state of affairs.

If not politics, then what?

Friday, March 14, 2014

LETTERS
From Robert Jones, Niton:
I see the Association of IW Independents is advertising for a candidate to come forward and stand at the next election, their slogan being “people before politics”.

Youth Speaks gave us the skills for life

Friday, March 14, 2014

LETTERS
From Kira Thorogood, Cowes:
I took part in three of the Youth Speaks competitions with team members Jonathan Webb and Taz Whiston (2007, 2008 and 2009) and we were delighted to have won all, which meant we got to go on to further stages of the competition.

Huge thank you to fire crews

Friday, March 14, 2014

LETTERS From N. Curtis, Niton:
I am writing this to thank the amazing firefighters who fought so valiantly to save the beautiful manor house in Puckaster Close, Niton, which burnt down on March 5.

Control over Island Roads is imperative

Friday, March 14, 2014

LETTERSFrom Cllr Steve Cowley, Wellow:
As mayor of Yarmouth, I respond to the concerns of local people. We all understand the need to do the work at Bouldnor to ensure Yarmouth is not cut off.

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