Letters to the Editor

‘Gagging law’ will kill freedom of speech

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Geach, East Cowes:
THE ‘gagging law’, or to give its official title Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trades Union Administration Act, was cobbled together by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition with the intention, we are told, to make professional lobbying transparent and so strengthen the democratic process.

Store would not bring people into the centre

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Marion Draper, Bembridge:
According to your report (CP, 04-07-14), Cllr John Howe believes the new ASDA store will bring more people into the centre of Newport and the smaller shops. It won’t.

Ferry charge would hit town

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Paul Schofield, Cowes:
THE IW Council will be running a public consultation on whether to charge passengers on the floating bridge (CP, 11-07-14), even though the integrity of the supplied revenue statements is considered by a number of councillors to be innacurate and unsubstantiated.

What about my right to decide on death?

Friday, July 11, 2014

From D. E. Hazell, Totland:
WE live with controversy every day, that which suits one will not suit another, but Steven Goodman in his letter (CP, 04-07-14) used one word which, for me, sums up the attitude of those opposed to assisted death.

Dangers of tailgating

Friday, July 11, 2014

LETTERS From Cath Ascott, Wroxall: WHILE driving through Godshill on Sunday, it was necessary to do three emergency stops while, I hasten to add, travelling well within speed limits.

Thank you for your mattress

Friday, July 11, 2014

LETTERS From Z. Litt, Yarmouth: MAY I through your paper thank the lovely, thoughtful people who decided to dump their unwanted bed in Yarmouth Primary School car park recently.

Another use for County Press

Friday, July 11, 2014

LETTERS From Robin Powell, GBPBR race officer, Brading Haven Yacht Club:
SHOULD any of your readers be at a loss as to what to do with their copy of this week’s CP when they have finished reading it, I would like to suggest they consider using it to build a paper boat.

Difficult decision to make

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From Harry Rees, Ventnor:
With regard to Store wars decider (CP, 27-06-14), the Island’s MP makes a number of valid points over the applications for a superstore at St George’s.

IW taste is better than that

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From David D Ballard, Freshwater Bay:
Best of the IW on a plate (CP, 27-06-14) — I’m sorry, Simon Dabell, it isn’t. We can do much better than a bog-standard fat-filled breakfast fry-up.

Don’t be negative about great school

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From Mary Hodder, Cowes:
Throughout all the negative hysteria whipped up by the press, council, etc regarding Cowes Enterprise College, no one has commented on the exemplary staff, who have been the constant backbone through all the leadership changes.

Concerns over grave removal

Friday, July 4, 2014

LETTERS From Sharon L. Champion, Ventnor:
I do not think you need to have an interred relative, or be particularly religious, to be alarmed at the proposed removal of gravestones affected by the plan for a ‘green space’ in St Catherine’s Churchyard, Ventnor.

Wight reasons to be cheerful

Friday, June 27, 2014

LETTERS From Barbara Deyzel, South Africa:
My family and I are planning to emigrate to the UK in mid-November.

Compete for uniform business

Friday, June 27, 2014

LETTERS From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
I have no knowledge of or connection with any school, and this letter concerns general principles rather than specific schools or people.

Was this filmed?

Friday, June 27, 2014

LETTERS
From Mr Frederick Rochester, 42 Erwood Road, Charlton, London SE7 8DR:
I AM a 77 year old, who in 1949/50 was at St Catherine’s asthma home, Ventnor.

Inspectors a cost too far

Friday, June 27, 2014

LETTERS
From Wendy Young, Northwood:
WE are constantly aware of the serious financial state the National Health Service is in.

Festival of ages needed?

Friday, June 20, 2014

LETTERS From Phaedra J Kelly, Ryde:
Thank you to whomsoever innovated the Golden Years pages in Weekender.

Why are anglers so careless with beach?

Friday, June 20, 2014

LETTERS From Lydia Fulleylove, Shorwell:
On the weekend of June 7 and 8, some fishermen camped on the beach at Shepherds Chine (Atherfield Bay).

Pearly whites at what price?

Friday, June 20, 2014

LETTERS From Duncan Andrews, Niton:
I write this with two holes in my teeth bigger than a pothole on one of the Island roads.

Inquire if the crab in your sandwich killed humanely

Friday, June 20, 2014

LETTERS
From Rosalind Groves, Ryde:
With so many good pubs and restaurants on the IW serving crab and lobster, I hope everyone who buys or processes these creatures, commercially or to eat at home, is aware of the campaign to ensure they are killed humanely.

Wightlink crew calm under pressure

Friday, June 13, 2014

LETTERS From Dave Morgan, Ryde:
I would like to record my thanks and admiration of the captain and crew for the cool and calm way an incident involving the Wightlink vessel St Clare on the 3am sailing from Portsmouth last Thursday was handled.

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