Letters to the Editor

You need Celtic humour for Fleming Arms signs

Monday, July 6, 2015

LETTERSFrom Graham Long, Ryde:
While I don’t personally find these signs funny, I am sure Welsh people do.

Let all have say on school closures

Monday, July 6, 2015

LETTERSFrom Geoff Lumley, Isle of Wight Councillor for Newport East, Newport:
The decision on whether to close Carisbrooke or Medina Colleges, or leave all our secondary schools alone, will be made by just the seven Independent members of the ruling Executive.

Maples missing from the Isle of Wight

Saturday, July 4, 2015

In my 30 or so years of studying our Isle of Wight trees, I am frustrated in my inability to find the sugar maple, acer sacharum.

Fixed link traffic not a problem

Friday, June 26, 2015

From Christopher Dodd, Newport:
Your correspondent Dave Williams, (CP, 19-06-15), clearly doesn’t need to explain his qualifications when he poses such penetrating and vital questions to Carl Feeney on the subject of an IW Fixed Link.

Statistics don’t tell whole story

Friday, June 26, 2015

LETTERSFrom John Baldry, Ventnor:
I WISH to answer to Sam Turner’s letter on climate change (CP, 19-06-15).

Solution to village’s bus woes

Friday, June 26, 2015

LETTERS From John Waterman, Ryde:
It seems a great shame a major IW village like Havenstreet should lose all public transport when it is hardly in the middle of nowhere.

‘Lollipop’ men confuse kids

Friday, June 26, 2015

From M. Cook, Shanklin:
Being a regular traveller on Lake Hill, I have noticed that, for whatever reason, there has been a reduction from two to one ‘lollipop’ men.

What price a human life?

Friday, June 19, 2015

From Nigel Spiller, Bonchurch:
Bonchurch lost its council toilets a few years ago.

Article adds fresh fuel to Island’s Green fire

Friday, June 19, 2015

LETTERS From David Moorse, Shanklin:
THE article (CP, 12-06-15) “Is the tide turning for a Greener Wight?” gives a good outline of the longevity of strong environmental feeling on the IW.

New blood clinic's opening hours wrong

Friday, June 19, 2015

From Mrs Joan Redfern, Ryde:
I HEARTEDLY endorse the feelings of J. Wade (CP letters, 12-06-15) regarding the opening hours of the phlebotomy unit at the new Health Centre at Ryde.

Please, don’t shut this Lake Co-op

Friday, June 19, 2015

LETTERSFrom S. Howard, Lake:
As a resident of this area I am concerned about the proposed closure of our Co-op in Sandown Road, Lake.

Human Rights Act must be saved

Friday, June 12, 2015

LETTERS From Prof Bryn Davis (chairman, IW Amnesty Group), Brading:
NOW the Conservative party is in power we are increasingly concerned at government threats to scrap the Human Rights Act and to replace it with a British alternative in order to favour particular aspects of government policy.

Student nurse welcomed

Friday, June 12, 2015

LETTERS From Alex Collyer, Southampton:
I am a student nurse from Southampton and I have just finished a two-month placement on Alverstone Ward at St Mary’s Hospital.

Underestimate it at your peril

Friday, June 12, 2015

LETTERS From Barry Green, Freshwater:
I really enjoyed the letter (CP, 09-06-15) regarding global warming. It was the satire with which your correspondent portrayed the lack of understanding between weather and climate.

WightOut is about making an informed choice

Friday, June 12, 2015

LETTERS From Iain McKie, acting editor-in-chief, WightOut:
Following Charlotte Hofton’s article (CP 05-06-15), I would like to clarify matters.

Internet TV will be way forward

Friday, June 5, 2015

From Louis Lawrence, executive producer, Ventnor TV:
It is a shame the proposed local TV, That’s Solent, has problems (CP, 29-05-15) but I discovered this myself when I attempted a start-up some years ago.

Why destroy all the verge flowers?

Friday, June 5, 2015

From Paul Dobson, Newport:
WITH reference to the letter of the week from Brenda Wilkins and Mrs Alexander (CP, 29-05-15), I agree with their sentiments entirely.

Sad Morning Cloud ‘grave’ on show

Friday, June 5, 2015

LETTERS From Anthony Churchill, Ventnor:
With sadness I read of the restoration in Cowes of the bow of Sir Edward Heath’s wrecked third (of five) Morning Clouds (22-05-15), and its placement in Ted’s garden at Arundells, Salisbury — especially as the three of us from the regular crew who I contacted, recall his explicit view that all traces of this yacht should be destroyed.

Unhappy over festival tickets

Friday, June 5, 2015

LETTERS From Nicholas Holbrook, Newport:
I have lived in Harvey Road since before the IW Festival began and have been happy tickets were handed out along Fairlee Road for the inconvenience caused.

We are listening to comments on PFI roadworks

Friday, May 29, 2015

LETTERS From Paul Herbert, service director, Island Roads, Newport:
I welcome the recent comments of Cllr Phil Jordan in reminding residents it is not possible to undertake such a major upgrade of the Island’s highway network as we are seeing through the Highways PFI, without causing some disruption.

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