Letters to the Editor

Foxes are protected

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS From Simon Wild, West Sussex:
I was sorry to read of a fox cub found dead in a pool in suspicious circumstances at the Needles (CP, 08-07-16).

Thanks to all who supported Robin Hill

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS
From Alexander Dabell, managing director, Vectis Ventures Ltd, Downend:
We were pleased and relieved to learn this week the IW Council has refused a retrospective planning application for a waste transfer facility adjacent to our award-winning attraction, Robin Hill.

Storeroom funding split

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS From Nick Miller, Storeroom2010, Cowes:
Further to Emily Pearce’s story (CP, 15-07-16) re: Storeroom’s recent funding success, a grant of £80,000 was received from Power to Change, along with a smaller grant from Garfield Weston Foundation.

Is it worth recycling bother?

Friday, July 22, 2016

LETTERS From Maurice Brooks, Newport:
The other day I was in my front garden when the bins were collected.

Fear outcome could have been worse

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Pauline Martin, Cowes:
I would like to thank those kind people, particularly Kelly and Lisa, who came to help me on Monday lunchtime when my dog, Ollie, a bichon frise, was badly bitten by a staffie in Cowes High Street.

Are you connected with HMS Collingwood?

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Mike Crowe, Sandown:
I would like to bring to attention to the Royal Navy Shore Establishment HMS Collingwood, because if you say HMS Collingwood, or Royal Navy Electricians, or Collingrad the Stone Frigate, a lot of readers will smile, think back and wonder where their old shipmates are and think about That Parade Ground … reputed to be the biggest in Europe before some of it was built on.

Sad these great teachers are going

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Mrs S. Steed, Newport
I have been involved with Nine Acres Primary School, Newport, for nearly 30 years .

Fascinating links found by family history research

Friday, July 15, 2016

LETTERS
From Keith Pott Turner, East Cowes:
I sympathise with Mrs S. Turner, of Ryde, (CP letters, 01-07-16), about her visit to the rose and sweet pea festival at Brading, typical, parking machine not working, closed toilets and cancelled event.

A credit to the Island

Friday, July 8, 2016

LETTERS From David Mead, Chester:
As a holidaymaker who has enjoyed another super holiday on the Island, I would like to thank Angela Booth, of the Value 4 U shop, (combined with the Tourist Information Centre) and other passersby in East Cowes for their help when I had a fall near her shop.

A truly memorable show

Friday, July 8, 2016

LETTERS From Janet Haire, Totland:
I realise you cannot report, or review, on every show on the Island.

I’m a foreigner and I’m afraid for future

Friday, July 8, 2016

LETTERS From Willemina Hagenauw, Bembridge:
I am an immigrant, one of these foreigners the discussion about leaving the EU seemed to have focused on. I came to England from a EU country 25 years ago and made my life here.

Ban needed to stop collapse of bass stock

Friday, July 8, 2016

LETTERS From Alan Deeming, East Cowes:
I have read with considerable dismay the item on the implications for the commercial fishing sector as a result of the vote to leave the EU (CP, 01-07-16).

Council greedy on parking

Friday, July 1, 2016

LETTERS From Ian Hampton, Ryde:
Consider the following scenario:
A car park has 100 spaces and the charge is from 8am to 6pm, this is ten hours.

For love of Ryde stop building

Friday, July 1, 2016

LETTERS From Cathy Pugh, Ryde:
In the last two weeks, I have heard about proposed housing developments at Rosemary Vineyard and Westridge dairy farm.

Fast-growing foliage causes problems

Friday, July 1, 2016

LETTERS From Ian Attrill, Newport:
At this time of year, here on the Island, we are surrounded by the beauty of God’s wonderful creation as the trees, bushes, hedges and flowers are in evidence in the gardens and hedgerows.

Legion can’t take credit for this great day

Friday, July 1, 2016

LETTERS From Terry Clarkson, county parade marshall, IW RBL, Ryde:
I am writing on behalf of the IW County Committee of the Royal British Legion to clarify a few points in the story about Cllr David Moore, of Ryde Town Council, and the annual Armed Forces Day event (CP, 17-06-16).

Right not to back fixed link study… been there, done that

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
I read (CP, 17-06-16) campaigners for a fixed link failed to win immediate backing for a feasibility study from Isle of Wight Council.

Fine time to fix a few potholes

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Cliff Bennett, Yarmouth:
Just as everybody was preparing themselves for the usual motoring chaos that ensues during the pop festival, someone at Island Roads played a trump card.

Tough to find help for small firms

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Jane Goddard, East Cowes:
I recently worked in my office, having a clear out of old paperwork.

Restore effective mental health services

Friday, June 24, 2016

LETTERS From Mr Steve Newey, Shanklin:
Time and time again we are hearing on the news about people who have committed murder or extreme antisocial behaviour, who had offended before and were well known by the authorities.

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