Letters to the Editor

Great to see shop back

Friday, August 22, 2014

LETTERS From Joan Hall, Cowes:
Thank you to all the ladies who supported me in getting Bonmarche to return to the Island.

Many path closure signs are not legal

Friday, August 22, 2014

LETTERS From Paul Dobson, Newport:
With reference to the letter from Ruth Bird, Apse Heath (CP, 15-08-14).
There are too many people on the Island eager to erect a barrier across a public right of way without erecting a sign explaining the situation, or warning people they proceed at their own risk.

Thoughtless drivers

Friday, August 22, 2014

LETTERS From David Blackford, Seaview:
ON Tuesday, August 12, my wife was walking at Seaview, opposite the allotments, when an inconsiderate driver drove through a very large puddle, which he must have seen, soaking her from head to foot.

Why no Cowes Week on BBC TV?

Friday, August 22, 2014

LETTERS From Mrs H. Moyse, Shanklin:
OVER the last few months, the BBC national TV news has given us constant daily coverage of tennis, football, the Commonwealth Games and mention of golf, motor racing, horse racing and cricket.

We all dance to different drums

Friday, August 15, 2014

LETTERSFrom Tracy Dove, East Cowes:
As a member of Unidos samba band I felt more than a little offended by the comments Judith Day made in her letter (CP, 08-08-14) that this year there were ‘no decent bands’ in Ryde Carnival.

Chernobyl child’s message of thanks to Islanders

Friday, August 15, 2014

LETTERS From Jon Boileau Goad, Niton;
Viktoria Vasyanovich has recently returned to her home in the Chernobyl region of the Ukraine after spending a month on the Island alone with a host family.

We can spot the difference

Friday, August 15, 2014

LETTERS From Richard Beasley, Gurnard:
With reference to the report (CP, 08-08-14), concerning the granting of planning approval for a new store to open on the site of the former Readers factory, in Place Road, Cowes.

Financial scrutiny to be expected

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTER From: Jeremy Gully, Bembridge;
Mr Thorpe’s rallying call is clear but divisive and over simplifies the situation. No one is against commercial vitality. Quite the contrary.

Fear of kart noise ill-judged

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTERS From Bob Brooks, Pondwell;
I feel I have to comment on the gokarting at Westridge.

Situation with our vital link can’t be tolerated

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTERSFrom David and Vanessa Lovegrove, St Helens;
If you are an infrequent user of Wightlink, then you will not be aware, however, if you are involved in a tourist related business like ours (we own a camping site) or need frequent access to the mainland, you will be only too aware of the decline in this vital Island link.

Let’s have facts on ‘entry fee’

Friday, August 8, 2014

LETTERSFrom Wendy Wardrop, Cowes:
Last Friday, during an item on English holidays, Radio 4’s Today programme reported Cowes was the third most expensive town after St Ives in Cornwall and Tenby.

Donate body to science and save on the funeral

Friday, August 1, 2014

LETTERS From Ann Thorp, Newport:
Re: Thomas Seal’s article on the NHS Organ Donor Register (CP, 11-07-14), in addition, why not, with your family’s compliance, register with Southampton General Hospital as a whole body donor on your death?

Priority to look after coastline

Friday, August 1, 2014

LETTERS From Dave Degen, Freshwater:
In principle, Mr Osman’s plan for a round-the-Island pathway is a good idea (CP, 18-07-14).

Carnival music deafening

Friday, August 1, 2014

LETTERS From Dr Roel Wegener, The Netherlands:
Sandown’s 125th carnival anniversary was a colourful event with splendid floats accompanied by spectacular street-dancing. Thousands of excited onlookers were lined up along its route, enjoying the lively parade.

Gospel spread by men

Friday, July 25, 2014

LETTERS From Patricia Eldridge, East Cowes:
SO the vote has been cast, and the women can now press on for promotion — promotion?

Few take active community role

Friday, July 25, 2014

LETTERS From John Earnshaw, St Helens:
The St Helens summer fair, on June 29, was a great success.

Those against holiday park and coastal path are ‘nimbys’

Friday, July 25, 2014

LETTERS From David D. Ballard, Freshwater Bay:
In reply to the letter from Ginny Peckham (CP, 18-07-14), I’d like to confirm that I have contacted the council’s planning department…but to support the Atherfield Bay Holiday Centre application.

No point objecting to Asda plans

Friday, July 25, 2014

I am commenting on the letters (CP, 11 and 18-07-14) which decried the IW Council for approving the Asda and SCL planning applications outside Newport centre.

‘Gagging law’ will kill freedom of speech

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Geach, East Cowes:
THE ‘gagging law’, or to give its official title Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trades Union Administration Act, was cobbled together by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition with the intention, we are told, to make professional lobbying transparent and so strengthen the democratic process.

Store would not bring people into the centre

Friday, July 18, 2014

LETTERS From Marion Draper, Bembridge:
According to your report (CP, 04-07-14), Cllr John Howe believes the new ASDA store will bring more people into the centre of Newport and the smaller shops. It won’t.

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