Letters to the Editor

Island Roads made my day

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Brian Keightley, Sandown:
While returning from Newport to Sandown last Friday, at approximately 2.15pm, I had the bad fortune to have water problems with my car.

Poor use made of local produce

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Mark Martin, Surrey:
As a frequent visitor to the Island, I am always disappointed at the poor availability of local produce in cafes, pubs, shops, restaurants and attractions.

Why is ragwort allowed to spread?

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Irene Baggott, Freshwater:
All of us who live on the IW know it is, indeed, a very special place.

Healing power of holy water worked for me

Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTERS From Phaedra J. Kelly, Ryde:
The healing power of holy water seems to have been missed by J. Gibbons (CP letters, 12-8-16).

Island Line fight is not over yet

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Stewart Blackmore, Ventnor:
Your story (Joy over Island Line climb down, CP, 12-08-16) rightly highlights KILF’s significant achievement in getting the government to back down on its plans to make Island Line self-sustaining.

Happy memories of 1935 FA Cup game

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Miss E. Fallick, Newport:
I was very interested to read the obituary for Ray Hamilton (CP, 29-07-16).

Missing school

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Victoria Thorneton-Field, Wroxall, victoriatfield@gmail.com:
I have been trying, for some time, to find a trace of the home/school to which my father was sent in about 1932.

Lovely trip to Blackgang, shame about buses

Friday, August 19, 2016

LETTERS From Carol Dillon, Southampton:
My family and myself travelled to the Island last Wednesday and visited Blackgang Chine, making our way via Newport on the bus from Cowes.

Thanks for saving our vital crossing

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From Anne Elford, Newport:
I would like to thank the Newport Parish Council, in particular Cllrs Matthew Price, Julie Jones-Evans and John Hobart (the latter two both have spent considerable time coming to meetings at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary and talking with parents about solutions) for the unanimous decision to save the Cedar Hill Roundabout crossing patrol, as well as two others.

CP support so welcomed by carnival group

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From Penny Verity, Ryde Carnival Association, Ryde:
MANY thanks for the article about Ryde Carnival Association in Weekender (CP, 05-08-16).

Why won’t ferry firm give free cuppa?

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From Carol and Edward Lyon, Sandown:
We’re at a loss to understand how the minds of the bosses of Wightlink work.

Blessings fine, but choose smaller target

Friday, August 12, 2016

LETTERS From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
It seems a tad overweening for Father Glaysher (CP, 05-08-16) to bless the sea — I mean, it’s so big!

Will new PM be any different to the last?

Friday, August 5, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs P. Broomhead, Gurnard:
Wonderful — so, Theresa May is going to ‘crack down’ on modern day slavery.

Slip road there for good reason

Friday, August 5, 2016

LETTER From Wendy Mundell, Newport:
Further to Mr Lascelles’s letter (CP, 29-07-16) and his opinion of the dual carriageway.

Ferry staff heroes in my book

Friday, August 5, 2016

LETTERS From P. G. Cook, Fishbourne:
I can provide an explanation is for the delayed arrival of the Wightlink 1.30pm departure from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, on July 27.

Yellow peril not needed

Friday, August 5, 2016

LETTERS From Jonathan Young, Niton:
No summer, not even this year’s indifferent one, would be complete without a visit to Steephill Cove, clambering down vertiginous steps for an unrivalled English seaside experience.

Hampshire should probe Nine Acres issues

Friday, July 29, 2016

From V. Lewis, Carisbrooke:
What an utterly puerile and useless response from Hampshire County Council to your report over the matter of 11 out of the 14 teachers having allegedly left because of issues with Nine Acres Primary School headteacher Beth Dyer (CP, 22-07-16).

Pollen pests

Friday, July 29, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs M G Mallinson, Bembridge:
I am extremely old now and people to whom I am related have to drive me around.

Urge new PM to look after mentally ill

Friday, July 29, 2016

LETTERS From S. Newey, Shanklin:
So here we are, a new government, a new leader (and depending on how we are coping with the democratic majority decision of the people of Great Britain), a bright new future.

Shed some light on those e-mails

Friday, July 29, 2016

LETTERS From Deb Gardiner, Brading:
Your story ‘Row erupts over ferry e-mails’ (CP, 22-07-16) is both intriguing and troubling.

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