Letters to the Editor

Islanders’ energy is just astounding

Friday, May 20, 2016

LETTERSFrom Nigel Hartley, Chief Exec, EMH:
I am writing to thank all those who have supported this year’s Walk the Wight in whatever capacity that may be; from entering and donating, to volunteering and sponsoring the event.

Protect IW's Beauty

Friday, May 20, 2016

LETTERS
From Vikki Langford, Cowes:
We’ve heard of tourism strategies that chase the ‘green pound’ and the ‘pink pound’ now it seems there is a chance to go for ‘brown pound’ too.

Make your mind up, councillors

Friday, May 20, 2016

LETTERS
From Geoff Lumley, IW Councillor for Newport East, Newport:
So, five of the six IW Councillors in The Bay Area want the decision to axe school crossing patrol staff to be re-considered.

It’s about safety not education

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Dr Jane Bowskill, Binstead:
Re lollipop staff (CP, 06-05-16).
How much does it cost to provide this service?

Cyclists need to obey rules of the road

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs J. McPartland, East Cowes:
I enjoy watching all the cyclists coming over here but I would also like them to respect the rules of the road, which is not to be two or three abreast on the road so as they can talk to each other.

No plan to extend houseboat area in harbour

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Malcolm Thorpe, Bembridge Harbour Authority, St Helens:
It is interesting to note Penelope Walford’s letter (CP, 29-04-16) regarding the Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) application made by Bembridge Harbour Authority (BHIC).

I’m glad we didn’t talk about death

Friday, May 13, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Yvonne Mills, Cowes:
THE ‘time to talk about death’ article (CP, 13-05-16) has awakened my thoughts about my family’s experience two-and-a-half years ago.

Increasing litter problem

Friday, May 6, 2016

LETTERS From Gavin Osborne, Sandown:
In stories about the new rubbish collection arrangements, we have forgotten to mention all the litter adorning our hedges, road verges and town footpaths.

NHS needs serious improvement

Friday, May 6, 2016

LETTERS
From David Holmes, Totland:
Doctors experience life or death moments in the course of a normal working day, the pressure on the most junior during these (perhaps literally) heart-stopping moments must be immense, perhaps almost intolerable. On any list of tough jobs with long hours, it must be near the top.

No sympathy for striking junior doctors

Friday, May 6, 2016

LETTERS
From Cliff Bennett, Yarmouth:
Try as I might, I cannot feel any sympathy for the striking junior doctors.

Waste contract seems to leave a lot to be desired

Friday, May 6, 2016

LETTERS
From Tim Bowman, London:
As an ex-pat Islander, I follow Island events closely and, dare I say it, dispassionately.

Fabulous NHS helped me

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Margaret Conway, Totland:
As a nonagenarian, I wish to express, publicly, how I appreciate the help and support I have had recently.

Concerns over speed limit in small harbour

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERS From Don Young, Fishbourne:
MOST Fishbourne residents are willing to accept Wightlink’s proposals for the Fishbourne terminal for the benefit of the whole Island.

Compulsory purchase is not about profit

Friday, April 29, 2016

LETTERS From Roger Bunney, Hants:
Having read reports relating to Red Funnel’s aspirations for its new East Cowes ferry terminal, I must admit to losing a degree of respect for this company.

She’s quite right on that score

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Brian Greening, Newport:
Charlotte Hofton asks if we can name the police commissioner or any of his equally expensive assistants (CP, 15-04-16).

Terrorism nothing to do with religion

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Phaedra Kelly, Ryde:
J. G. Watson should be informed terrorism is nothing to do with religion and never was (CP letters, 08-04-16).

This is no way to behave

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Philip Crispin, St Lawrence:
I am 70 years old and unable to drag a 140-litre bin 250 metres to the end of my rough road.

Island needs a referendum to settle fixed link debate

Friday, April 22, 2016

LETTERS From Howard Hawes, Carisbrooke:
The pro-tunnel group are a minority within the Island population.

Lack of loos marred holiday

Friday, April 15, 2016

LETTERS From Robert Jones, Mid-Glamorgan:
Last week, my wife and I visited the Island for the first time in 50 years. It is just as beautiful as we remember it.

Bins spoil Island for tourists

Friday, April 15, 2016

LETTERS From Cherry Shannon, Ventnor:
What is happening to our Garden Isle?

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