Letters to the Editor

Blackadders north of border

Friday, May 22, 2015

LETTERS From John H. White, Totland:
With regard to recent correspondence (CP, 08/15-05-15) regarding black adders; there are two winding tributaries of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders known as the White Adder and the Black Adder.

Thanks for walk, now get money in!

Friday, May 22, 2015

LETTERS From Sara Weech, Earl Mountbatten Hospice chair of trustees, St Helens:
It was such an amazing privilege to be part of Walk the Wight this year for so many reasons.

Bins would help amount of Bembridge rubbish

Friday, May 22, 2015

LETTERS From Kit Read, Bembridge
Litter is becoming a problem on the beaches of the Isle of Wight.

Time for Turner to deliver

Friday, May 22, 2015

LETTERSFrom Stewart Blackmore, Parliamentary Candidate, The Labour Party, Ventnor:
Now the election dust has settled, I would like to thank all of those who voted for me two weeks ago in the general election, in which the Labour vote increased by 1.2 per cent.

Danny wins tournament

Danny wins tournament

Monday, May 18, 2015

TABLE TENNIS AN EXCELLENT entry of 17 players took part in Newport Vics’ closed handicap table tennis tournament last week.

Don’t make our town wilt any further

Friday, May 15, 2015

LETTERS From Alan Deadman, Sandown:
I am very disappointed to learn Sandham Gardens and The Heights in Sandown will not be planted up with bedding plants this year.

Saddened by attack on Sandown trees

Friday, May 15, 2015

LETTERSFrom Derek Moore, Ryde:
My first reaction to the article on the vandalised tree-lined walk at Battery Gardens, Sandown, (CP, 08-05-15) was of dismay and sorrow.

Tell them we won't settle for 'Asda Price'

Friday, May 15, 2015

LETTERS From Cllr Bob Seely, Chillerton:
Like everybody reading last week’s CP, I was appalled to read of Asda’s corporate bullying tactics, demanding financial and other concessions because of items which they have not questioned before but now consider onerous.

Warning over car park charges

Friday, May 8, 2015

LETTERS From Clive Lawton, East Cowes:
I thought I should put out a gentle warning to anybody travelling on foot to Lymington on the Yarmouth car ferry.

LED lights are failing

Friday, May 8, 2015

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
A few months ago I had a letter published in the CP regarding failing LED street lights — this being along the revetment in Sandown and my fear LED street lights around the Island could start failing also. Well, it’s started!

Did we see the black adder?

Friday, May 8, 2015

LETTERS From Barbara and Nick Adderley, Coventry:
LAST week during that spell of beautiful weather we were fortunate to have another short holiday on the wonderful Isle of Wight.

Car parks are not council cash cow

Friday, May 8, 2015

LETTERS From Cllr Tim Wakeley, chair of planning, Ryde Town Council:
At a recent meeting of the planning committee of Ryde Town Council, members were in unanimous agreement in asking the clerks to approach the Isle of Wight Council to explore the possibility of taking over the Appley car park.

Even God admits defeat

Friday, May 1, 2015

LETTERS
From Paul Holt, Freshwater:
God spoke to me one day. He said, “Paul, you are a good and virtuous man. It is within my gift to grant you a wish. Make it a good one.”

Where is return for investors?

Friday, May 1, 2015

LETTERSFrom Dave Rose, Wootton:
The comment regarding any fixed link to the Island is “down to whether the majority want it” (CP, 24-04-15) tends to ignore basic commercial realities; especially considering this would require massive long-term external funding by others.

MP aids mobile banks

Friday, May 1, 2015

LETTERSFrom Walt Stasyszyn, East Cowes:
Last year I made a point about our banking facilities in East Cowes and noted that Scotland had a mobile service in some areas (CP, letters 28-11-14).

Another waste of taxpayers’ money

Friday, May 1, 2015

LETTERS From Michael Murphy, Shanklin:
It’s the end of the financial year and, once again, our supposedly cash-strapped IW Council is wasting money on totally unnecessary projects.

Is UKIP immigration policy racist?

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Dr M. Reuben, Limerstone:
It seems all our political leaders, bar the Greens, agree that open-door, uncontrolled mass immigration is unsustainable and puts strain on our resources.

Toilets must remain open

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERSFrom Peter Foster, Carisbrooke:
I was appalled to hear via BBC South Today the Isle of Wight Council is proposing to close all the public toilets on the Island.

Applaud balanced take on fracking

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Alan Sargent, Ryde:
I just wanted to respond to the refreshingly honest and straightforward letter from Tracey Dancy about UK oil and gas (CP, 10-04-15).

Grass cutting cheaper than council contract

Friday, April 24, 2015

LETTERS From Ian Thomson, St Helens:
Over the last few months I have been in communication with Cllr Bacon, my ward councillor and leader of the IW Council.

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