Letters to the Editor

Spend-to-save policy is utterly bizarre

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From John Wortham, Brighstone:
IS there no end to the bizarre behaviour of County Hall?

MP needs to step up on poverty

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East ward, Newport:
Without wanting to become one of your overly frequent correspondents, please allow me to respond to your article (CP, 24-10-14) “Child poverty shock figures” and Mrs Hards’s associated letter.

Rutland not in smallest county equation

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Rodger Gamble, Ryde:
I would like to respond to Terry Pitchford (CP letters, 24-10-14) asking which is the smallest English county: Rutland or the IW?

Spam not cakes in ration-hit Forties

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Joan Watson, Ryde:
I was amused to see the photograph of Leanne Nash with delicious cakes in Violet’s 1940 Cafe in last week’s Half Term Activities supplement.

Why such lengthy roadworks?

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff and Sue Dean, Sandown:
We were very surprised to read (CP, 24-10-14) that Marshcombe Shute near Brading is to continue being one way for another six weeks.

Is IW smallest county?

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From Terry Pitchford, Derbyshire:
I have had this debate a few times with friends who say Rutland is the smallest county in England, whereas I understood that at high tide the IW was the smallest.

Playing into their hands

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From R. Woodford, Cowes:
WELL done to the thieves at Frank James Hospital.

Suspending business rates generates jobs

Friday, October 24, 2014

From Iain McKie, UKIP IW parliamentary candidate :
I write offering my support for Mr David McKinley’s criticisms of business rates (CP, letters 17-10-14).

Chance meeting with unsung hero

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From M. Phillips, Lake:
Last year, on the cliff top in Lake, I helped an elderly gentleman who had difficultly in walking to a bench, which is near to the home where he resided.

Should we remember to remove tributes?

Friday, October 24, 2014

From Rowena Wright, Cowes:
Something that has been bothering me for a while now — I thought it might spark a debate and maybe we could find a solution...

Level of business rates cannot be justified

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERSFrom David McKinley, Chale:
The difficulties faced by our high streets are not just the council parking charges that drive customers into the arms of the supermarkets with their free parking, or competition from on-line trading, though both have a marked effect.

Two faces of Tory party

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East Ward:
Last week’s CP saw the division that exists between what I see as the rational and the irrational wings of the Island’s Conservative party at County Hall.

Ferry group blocks group it doesn't like

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From A. S. Cooke, Freshwater:
As a journalist and photographer specialising in maritime travel, I have watched with interest the recent debate centring on our own cross-Solent operators.

Find my precious photographs

Friday, October 17, 2014

From Justine Young, Newport:
I am devastated by the loss of my camera with some precious pictures on it and want to offer a reward for its return.

Did you have flowers in your hair?

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From Jessica Green, Newport
I’m currently studying fashion and dress history at the University of Brighton and am writing my dissertation based on the 1970 IW Pop Festival.

History of Cowes Fire Brigade

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Anthony King, 20 Charles Road, Cowes, PO31 8HG:
RECENTLY you published a review of my book, Fires That Changed the Face of Cowes (CP, Weekender 28-08-14).

Do cyclists not know Highway Code?

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Sue Allen, Brading:
With reference to the Round the Island Cycle, I’d like to ask what makes a huge number of the cyclists think they are immune from following the Highway Code?

Blunder just one more IW fiasco

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From John Wortham, Brighstone:
Of serious concern is the CP’s front page headline “Council’s half million cash blunder” (CP, 03-10-14).

Bus service fails students going to college or school

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Edgar Piper, Ryde:
I found the self congratulatory article about Southern Vectis bus services unbelievable (CP, 19-09-14).

Would you like our table football game?

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Jo Cook, Wight Motors, Sandown:
Back in August, for the World Cup, Hyundai held a national competition and our workshop technicians won a football table.

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