Letters to the Editor

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.

Bad Manners, not Queen!

Friday, June 17, 2016

LETTERS From Clive Abbott, Brighstone:
I wonder if Mr Giddings was as surprised as me at Adam Lambert extolling us to “get on your bikes, bitches” and his constant use of the F word.

Resign over insulting words

Friday, June 17, 2016

LETTERS From Liz Bell, Seaview:
Time for you to stand down Cllr Reg Barry. With such views on Cockneys and Northerners, you must be prejudiced and small-minded.

Tip staff deserve a treat

Friday, June 17, 2016

LETTERS From Joan Hall, Gurnard:
I have been to Lynnbottom Tip today.

Jobs plea before houses

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From Nigel Golding, Ryde:
CLLR?Geoff Lumley usually talks a good deal of sense but in supporting the planning application for 70 houses in Haylands he reportedly said: “We have to understand we have to provide homes as long as people want to come to the Island” and invokes the Stalinist diktat from central government that the IW must build 512 houses a year.

Put children’s education first

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From Lavinia Partridge, Lake:
I’ve followed the Jon Platt story and see his point of view but a child’s priority must be education every time.

Buskers should get a job not beg

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From the Rev Dr Steven Wilkes, Bognor Regis:
I had to laugh when I saw the recent story about the busker being threatened with a £100 fine for noise pollution (CP, 03-06-16).

These cuts are putting children at risk

Friday, June 10, 2016

LETTERS From Mrs Mavis Bishop, Ryde:
I REPLY to correspondence on lollipop persons (CP, 27-05-16).

They need to talk

Friday, June 3, 2016

LETTERS From Bill Moore, Newport:
A statutory closure notice for Ash Lane, Gunville, for roadworks was published (CP, 20-05-16). Island Roads have since informed me this is to resurface our lane.

Nobody wants my waste

Friday, June 3, 2016

LETTERS From Robert Woodward, East Cowes:
Having stripped off some old tiles prior to a bathroom makeover, I bagged them and carried them to our waste disposal centre, only to be told some had bits of plasterboard adhering to the back.

Do you remember castle jamboree?

Friday, June 3, 2016

LETTERS From Neville Palmer, Lincolnshire:
In 1965 (I think), there was a large scout/cub jamboree held at Carisbrooke Castle. I believe all of the cubs from the Island took part and dressed as someone from another country.

We believe in respect and kindness to everyone

Friday, June 3, 2016

LETTERS From Matt Birkin, Ryde:
Being an openly gay man living on the IW, I feel I must respond to the comments made by Cllr Dupre regarding public toilets in Sandown (CP?27-05-16).

There must be better way

Friday, May 27, 2016

LETTERS From Chris Tagart, Shanklin:
I note there is now an issue of council tax payable on public toilets (CP, 06-05-16).

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