Letters to the Editor

Perpetuus won’t listen to alternative schemes

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Romsey:
I have been following the concerns expressed by residents at Ventnor and do feel concern at the environmental damage that will occur if the water turbine cables are brought ashore across Flowers Brook — an established public open space for years and with its pond and environs so recently improved.

Link is the only solution

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Carl J. Feeney, Solent-Pro-Link Committee chairman, Newport:
Our Island this week is heaped once more with the sadness of an institution such as our ice rink closing next month for the last time. Another child’s interest quashed, another competitive sport is no more.

Village needs a pub, not another shop

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From David Blackford, Seaview:
The proposed change of use planning application for the Roadside Inn, Nettlestone, to a shop (CP, 20-02-15) is an intrusion into the life of the Seaview/Nettlestone community by a developer from outside the area.

Pooling our knowledge to help Waterside Trust

Friday, February 27, 2015

LETTERS From Ian Jenkins, chair, Waterside Community Trust, Ryde:
We have managed to keep Ryde Swimming Pool open since 2011 with a great deal of support from the Island community and I need to call on your help again.

Respect for all faiths is a tenet of mine

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Phaedra J. Kelly, Ryde:
Re Phyllis Reading (CP, 16-01-15), I was not “sneering” at Christians. A tenet of adrogyny shamanism is respect for all others faiths.

Ryde should have pride in caring people

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Janet Jeffery, Ryde:
Just to say a big thank you to the people in Ryde who came to my aid while I was having a choking fit in the High Street on Saturday.

Our school badly served by stats

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From E. J. Matyjaszek, principal, Priory School, Whippingham:
May I follow up the comments of the heads of Christ the King College and Ryde School on the league tables for GCSEs 2013-14 (CP, 30-01-15), as the method of data collection by the Department of Education (DfE) seriously distorts the reality of what students in a GCSE year actually achieve.

Singles group boosts economy

Friday, February 20, 2015

LETTERS From Paul Phillips, Sandown:
As the old year drifts into memory, I have been thinking how much money Island Professionals, the Island’s largest social club for single people, put into the economy of the IW.

Towers rise 60ft above sea level

Friday, February 13, 2015

LETTERS From N. Curtis, Ventnor:
Are Islanders aware of the appalling visual impact of the proposed tidal energy farm?

Blood donor system not working

Friday, February 13, 2015

From Ernie Moore, Lake:
I have been a blood donor since I joined the Royal Navy at 15 and by the time I was 16 and in Hong Kong I was giving my first pint for the Red Cross and have continued ever since and have now donated more than 105 times in lots of different places around the world.

Ring the bell as we can’t hear you!

Friday, February 13, 2015

LETTERS From Doug Bailey, Newport:
Could cyclists using the cycle paths on the Island please, when coming up behind pedestrians, ring your bell or give some sort of warning.

Fly tipping costs hospice money

Friday, February 13, 2015

LETTERS From Kath Bright, retail fundraiser, Earl Mountbatten Hospice:
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice shops play a crucial role in helping to raise the money hospice needs to provide its services.

Ridiculous rules at Post Office

Friday, February 6, 2015

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Romsey:
I can relate to Paul Dobson’s letter (CP, 30-01-15) and of his experience with the Post Office.

We should use £20m from Asda

Friday, February 6, 2015

LETTERS From Mr W. P. Elems, Ryde:
I cannot believe a potential windfall of £20 million from the Asda development cannot be used to plug the £14 million black hole in council funds, (CP, 23-01-15) with change to spare, on saving essential services currently under threat.

Time to move drunks out of hospital’s A&E ward

Friday, February 6, 2015

LETTERS
From D. Thompson, Ryde:
I am in full agreement with T. Hack (CP, letters 23-01-15), regarding the problem of drunks in A&E.

We all need to pay for services

Friday, February 6, 2015

LETTERS From Helen M. Wood, Wroxall:
Any reader of the County Press will readily be able to identify two strong threads of dissatisfaction and complaint.

Start building more homes for elderly

Friday, January 30, 2015

LETTERS
From Nigel Golding, Ryde:
The proposal to build a new Ryde suburb of 904 houses in the countryside well beyond the current urban area is a simple matter of greed — it is significantly cheaper to develop a single greenfield site than multiple brownfield ones and the local authority gets a ‘bribe’ from the government.

NHS staff coping with pressures

Friday, January 30, 2015

LETTERSFrom Alan Sheward, executive director of nursing and workforce:
Your articles ‘Hospital in 999 crisis’ and ‘Step-down unit for patients’ (16-01-15) report on the real pressures the Island health and social care system is dealing with at the moment.

Tidal scheme is disruptive

Friday, January 30, 2015

LETTER From Nick Ballanger, Ventnor:
I would like to comment on the letter from John Baldry (CP, 23-01-15).

Cut down on number of councillors, not buses

Friday, January 30, 2015

LETTERSFrom A. David, Newport:
AS the holder of a disabled bus pass, I read the front page of the County Press (CP, 16-01-15) with more than a little concern, as my pass is a real lifeline to me.

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