Letters to the Editor

Is UKIP immigration policy racist?

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Dr M. Reuben, Limerstone:
It seems all our political leaders, bar the Greens, agree that open-door, uncontrolled mass immigration is unsustainable and puts strain on our resources.

Toilets must remain open

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERSFrom Peter Foster, Carisbrooke:
I was appalled to hear via BBC South Today the Isle of Wight Council is proposing to close all the public toilets on the Island.

Applaud balanced take on fracking

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Alan Sargent, Ryde:
I just wanted to respond to the refreshingly honest and straightforward letter from Tracey Dancy about UK oil and gas (CP, 10-04-15).

Grass cutting cheaper than council contract

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Ian Thomson, St Helens:
Over the last few months I have been in communication with Cllr Bacon, my ward councillor and leader of the IW Council.

Please be open to new industry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Tracey Dancy, Managing Director, Dancy Dynamics Ltd, consultant to the oil and gas industry, Cowes:
THE news today that UK Oil and Gas Investments believe there are something like 116.5 million barrels of “drill-ready” oil has led to wildly inaccurate claims of fracking and poisoned groundwater, with little being said about what this kind of activity might actually mean to the IW.

Blame for this tragedy lies with government

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Brian Greening, Newport:
IT has come to my notice the Guildhall museum closed around three weeks ago.

Opinion but few facts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Bill Moore, Gunville:
HAVING read all our Island General Election candidates’ opinions on the pros and cons of a fixed link (CP, 10-04-15), I have come to the conclusion none of them wish to appear to be totally pro or anti the concept for fear of alienating those voters who take the opposite view.

Parking charges put off tourists

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LETTERS From Colin Green, Brading:
ALTHOUGH I am not a caulkhead, I am a devoted overner and an avid reader of the County Press (especially the letters pages).

Seawall should be right of way

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTERS From Edward Lyon, Sandown:
In response to Cllr Reg Barry’s and others’ campaign to create a right of way on the sea wall at Seaview, it seems to me it should be granted.

Hospice is there to benefit us all

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTER From Jo Blackburn, former chief executive, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport:
Now my term as interim chief executive has come to an end, may I through your letters page say a few words about my time here on this wonderful Island and thank the many people who have ensured my time here has been a happy, memorable and, I hope, productive one.

Why spend money on cliff lift?

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTERS From Mike Cook, Shanklin:
Once again the Isle of Wight Council are at it again. Who are they kidding…planning to spend three quarters of a million pounds refurbishing the lift from the beach in Shanklin. I think they need to rethink the figures.

Lessons to be learnt here?

Friday, April 10, 2015

LETTERS
From Maureen and Roger Silsbury, St Lawrence:
My wife and I have just returned from an 11-day holiday in Cornwall. We were very interested to compare the facilities provided for visitors compared to those on the IW.

Thanks to hospital volunteers

Thursday, April 2, 2015

LETTERS From Richard Dent, volunteer co-ordinator, NHS Trust, Newport:
It is with sadness that after four fantastic years, I am moving on from the role of volunteer co-ordinator with the IW NHS Trust.

Get facts right about PFI contact

Thursday, April 2, 2015

LETTERS
From Cllr Phil Jordan, Ryde:
Yet another chocolate teapot, electioneering, wannabe MP, David Goodall, this time parachuted onto our Island, trying desperately to draw attention to himself by the most inane and ill-informed remarks concerning the PFI contract for our highways network (CP, letters 27-03-15).

Five lovely ladies losing jobs at Johnson's Cleaners in Ryde

Thursday, April 2, 2015

LETTERS From Gillian Drewett, Ryde:
TWO weeks ago, County Press carried an article regarding the closure of Johnson’s cleaners in Ryde.

Time to act to stem Downs Roads accidents

Thursday, April 2, 2015

LETTERSFrom Kevin Jenkins, France:
I believe recently there has been yet another bad road accident on the Downs Road. close to the Knighton Shute junction.

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.

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