Letters to the Editor

Why no need for bridge planning?

Friday, February 5, 2016

LETTERS From Keith Hook, Wootton:
I was told, “never presume” so I rang the Isle of Wight Council planning department. to ask where the planning permission was for the work on Wootton Bridge as I was unable to find any mention on the council’s website.

Looking for Priory Boys’ School former pupils

Friday, February 5, 2016

LETTERS From Howard “Abu” Gates, Newport:
I AM organising a school re-union on Saturday, June 18, at the Ambassador Club, Gunville, for people who attended Priory Boys’ School in the mid 60s, especially those who will be 65 this year.

‘Fools’ remark insulting to chalet owners

Friday, February 5, 2016

LETTERS From Joy Willoughby, Coventry:
I take great exception to the remarks made by Cllr John Nicholson in your article “Chalet Plan Backed” (CP, 29-01-16): “Any fool can see that these chalets are not fit for human habitation full stop, never mind the period they are let during the season.”

Apparently I am cat nip to tigers!

Friday, February 5, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Brenda Hyde, Newchurch:
THE other evening I watched the BBC Inside Out programme’s coverage of the arrival of the new tiger Simi at IW Zoo.

They have no power

Friday, January 29, 2016

LETTERS From Bill Moore, Gunville:
Having spent a lot of time and effort in commenting and pointing out the short comings in the planning application to build 50 houses at the end of Ash Lane, Gunville, it was rather a disheartening and bitter experience to see a tick-box exercise carried out, when it was passed by the planning committee.

Power of a pending coffee

Friday, January 29, 2016

LETTERS From Hazel Wyld, Freshwater:
Pending coffee. Can we do this? So, who is up for it?

Traffic lights to monitor councillors’ attendance

Friday, January 29, 2016

LETTERS From Jonathan Young, Niton:
There is a very simple mechanism by which Isle of Wight councillors’ attendance at meetings can be monitored and a bright light shone on those who treat the public with contempt by behaving like fractious, bored, schoolkids.

How about rescuing humans?

Friday, January 29, 2016

LETTERS From Anna Hardy, Shanklin:
I shivered in admiration at the sight of three ladies dipping in an icy cold sea ‘for Freda’ (CP, 15-01-16).

Desperate plight no fault of this council

Friday, January 22, 2016

LETTERS From Mike Starke, Chale Green:
A TORY grandee once opined that, ideally, councils should meet once a year to ratify the privatised contracts for services flogged off to profiteers and to have a lunch afterwards.

Cabbage patch kings

Friday, January 22, 2016

LETTERS From Alan Jones, Sandown:
While driving round the Island there appears to be acres of cabbages being left to rot, or being eaten by sheep. Why is this?

NHS at its best

Friday, January 22, 2016

LETTERS From Richard Gully, Wootton:
On the morning of October 16, my wife, Gini, failed to wake up and I called 999.

Tourists are Godshill’s lifeblood and they need toilets

Friday, January 22, 2016

LETTERS From Marian Lane, Newport:
I was incredulous to read Cllr Stuart Dyer’s reported comments that Godshill’s public toilets are “only useful for tourists”(CP, 15-01-16).

Stop talking, start doing

Friday, January 15, 2016

LETTERS From Elvira Cooper, Ryde:
What a very disappointing letter we get from the chairman of Ryde Town Council planning committee (CP Letters, 08-01-16) concerning the dilapidation of Ryde: oozing goodwill but containing little of real substance.

Much to inform and entertain

Friday, January 15, 2016

LETTERSFrom Mrs Heather Wilson, Lancing, West Sussex:
I had extracts from the County Press read to me until I could read it myself, more than 50 years ago.

Was it really necessary to churn up the paths?

Friday, January 15, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs L. Gregory, Apse Heath:
The pathways within Borthwood Copse are a popular walking destination throughout the year.

Chocolate price left a bitter taste

Friday, January 15, 2016

LETTERS From Ms B. Betts, Lake:
ON a cool morning walk with the dog, my friend and I thought a nice cup of hot chocolate would be a warming treat.

Shanklin parking no problem for me

Friday, January 8, 2016

LETTERS From Chris Tagart, Shanklin:
I beg to differ with your article, Parking moves ‘killing trade’ (CP, 01-01-16).

It’s not all so great at Sandown

Friday, January 8, 2016

LETTERS From S. C. Cooper, Sandown:
Regarding Cllr Ward’s letter (CP, 24-12-15), let’s take a look at it point by point regarding positive improvements to Sandown.

I ran with my brother from Nazi bombing raid on Shanklin

Friday, January 8, 2016

LETTERS From Barbara Price (nee Renouf), Lake:
Last week’s article on the 1943 Sunday afternoon bombing attack on Shanklin (CP, 01-01-16) brought back memories.

Grave concerns over landmark buildings in Ryde

Friday, January 1, 2016

LETTERS From Jim Moody, Ryde:
Many individuals are busy ensuring Ryde’s past is not forgotten.

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