Letters to the Editor

Youngsters have nowhere to go

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Sam Turner, Sandown:
Interesting to see the story about the FA scheme for grassroots football, ‘£1.5 million to grow the game’ (CP, 10-02-17).

Overworked and underpaid teachers are appreciated

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Newport:
Thank you County Press for the reports of the initiatives the interim administration of the IW Council is taking further to drive up education outcomes on the Island in the interests of all our children and the Island’s economy as a whole (CP, 10-02-17).

Thanks from hospice

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Nigel Hartley, chief executive, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Newport:
I am responding to the letter from Mike Tarrant (CP, 10-02-17). I want to thank him for his positive comments regarding the care of his late wife given by our organisation.

Our ray of sunshine

Friday, February 17, 2017

LETTERS
From Mrs C. Brooks, Newport:
My husband and I set off to Medina Theatre on a grim, grey Saturday afternoon, to see Nikki Cross’s Dance Debut. As the show began, rays of sunshine, warmth and happiness soon filled the theatre.

Praise for NHS dentist

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Diana Wood, Ryde:
I would like to sing the praises of the My Dentist service in Cross Street, Ryde.

Huge charge for hospice cash

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Mike Tarrant, Bembridge:
My beautiful and beloved wife, Carola, died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on January 14.

Argument to allow term-time breaks

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Sally Davies, East Cowes:
I have in general a deal of respect for those in public office, and am content to assume that decisions they make are made with good reason.

Come down and see good work at Northwood Cemetery

Friday, February 10, 2017

LETTERS
From Mrs Marian J. Lamsley-Jones, Cowes:
With reference to the work being carried out at Northwood Cemetery (CP, 03-02-17).

Congestion... What congestion?

Friday, February 3, 2017

LETTERS
From Yvette Ripley, Ryde:
Congestion fee for Island urged…for Newport?

Make parking free and abolish lots of restrictions

Friday, February 3, 2017

LETTERS
From P. Kennerley, Shanklin:
I read with astonishment your article (CP, 27-01-17) about the council spending £30,000 on a parking plan which stated the obvious in 13 pages.

Not a Labour proposal

Friday, February 3, 2017

LETTERS
From Ed Gouge, Ventnor:
I was surprised to read your report about the Island Labour Party and congestion charging (CP, 20-01-17).

Social media should be exploited to promote the Island

Friday, February 3, 2017

LETTERS
From Lyn Blackledge, Ryde:
I read with sadness Visit Isle of Wight invoiced the Waterside Community Trust £800 for the D-bid levy (CP, 13-01-17).
I have watched the process with a heavy heart and now watch as non-payers are threatened with legal action.

My Life is taking pressure off IW’s health service

Friday, January 27, 2017

LETTERS
From Nicola Longson, programme director, My Life a Full Life, IW NHS Trust, Newport:
I welcome Pamela Myles’ interest in the My Life a Full Life programme (CP letters, 20-01-17).

Listen to the facts, not the hatred and fear

Friday, January 27, 2017

LETTERS
From Kevin Barclay-Jay, Sandown:
I am absolutely astounded by the levels of ignorance over the five Syrian refugee families arriving on the Island in April.

A mark of respect by true gent

Friday, January 27, 2017

LETTERS
From Rosemary Goodfellow, Shanklin:
I was travelling through Shanklin on Monday, January 16, with other family members as part of a cortege.

Why didn’t bus firm consult?

Friday, January 27, 2017

LETTERS From Rodney Archer, Chale Green:
I attended the public meeting of the IW Bus and Rail Users Group in Newport last Saturday.

Thanks to kind helpers

Friday, January 20, 2017

LETTERS From Alistair Bridle, Cowes:
ON JANUARY 4, I had a serious fall from my pushbike on Sylvan Drive, Newport, opposite the school at about 9am.

What did initiative achieve?

Friday, January 20, 2017

LETTERSFrom Pamela Myles, Shalfleet:
IT WOULD be illuminating to know exactly how much money was spent on the My Life, A Full Life programme and what, if anything, it achieved?

Unequal treatment in sex case

Friday, January 20, 2017

LETTERSFrom Paul Dobson, Newport
WITH regard to the “sexual offence” case against Terri Spragg (CP, 13-01-17). 

Town and the council need us

Friday, January 20, 2017

LETTERSFrom Ed Blake, Ventnor Haven Fishery, Ventnor:
YOUR article about the cost of maintaining Ventnor Haven (CP, 13-01-17) contains a significant inaccuracy.

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