Letters to the Editor

Attack destructive and vindictive

Friday, November 21, 2014

From Bill Bristol, Bembridge:
HAS anyone examined the way that David Pugh, Gary Taylor and Alan Stovell have sought to deal with their complaint?

Straight talking is needed

Friday, November 21, 2014

From Susan Scoccia, former chairman of the IW Council, St Lawrence:
Having read the editorial and Charlotte Hofton’s comments in last week’s CP and then the two letters berating David Pugh for being one of those who have brought these significant and disturbing concerns to our attention, I would certainly like to add my voice to call upon our MP to answer the questions he is so obviously trying to avoid and explain to his constituents why he flipped his properties, allowing him to claim such huge sums of money from the public purse.

Time should not be factor

Friday, November 21, 2014

LETTERS From Alan Stovell, St Lawrence:
I wish to briefly expand on the comment I made last week that our MP’s second home designation still needs investigating.

Solution to problem of missing crutches

Friday, November 21, 2014

From Peggy Harcourt, Wootton Bridge:
I NOTE St Mary’s is once again appealing for the return of crutches.

Delights of Toytown recalled

Friday, November 14, 2014

LETTERS From John H White, Totland:
I couldn’t agree more with your correspondent, J. Gibbons (CP, 07-11-14), on the wonders for us youngsters of the Thirties and Forties of the BBC Children’s Hour as presided over by Uncle Mac.

Over-zealous traffic warden

Friday, November 14, 2014

LETTERS From J. Hall, Gurnard:
We had a traffic warden in our village on Sunday afternoon writing tickets to cars parked in the bus lane.

Thanks for patience

Friday, November 14, 2014

LETTERS From Scott Harvey, Ryde:
I am a member of staff at Wightlink, working at Ryde Pier.

Needs of IW professionals unsupported

Friday, November 14, 2014

LETTERS From David R. Preston, Ryde:
I read with interest Matthew McKew’s Behind the News feature on the struggles to recruit professionals to the Island (CP, 07-11-14).

Hospital better than many others

Friday, November 7, 2014

LETTERS From John Edwards, Ningwood:
I AM a retired Essex paramedic with terminal cancer, who moved to the Island five years ago and I am a regular reader.

Unbalanced IW economy created

Friday, November 7, 2014

LETTERS From Michael J. Jennings, Ventnor:
How absolutely right J. Pearce is in his letter (CP, 31-01-14). Building houses on open space for the sake of meeting Westminster targets is not construction it’s destruction.

Lack of investment not immigration

Friday, November 7, 2014

LETTERS From Vix Lowthion, IW Green Party, Brighstone:
According to the County Press letters page, we should fear immigration in the UK and the IW because of ‘space not race’ (J. Pearce, CP, 31-10-14).

Searching for my relatives

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Yvonne Gregory, Eastbourne, Sussex, email ygregory55@googlemail.com , telephone 07979 835891.
I AM looking for any relations or friends of Patrick John Clarke, formally of 12 Dover Road, Cowes.

Spend-to-save policy is utterly bizarre

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From John Wortham, Brighstone:
IS there no end to the bizarre behaviour of County Hall?

MP needs to step up on poverty

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East ward, Newport:
Without wanting to become one of your overly frequent correspondents, please allow me to respond to your article (CP, 24-10-14) “Child poverty shock figures” and Mrs Hards’s associated letter.

Rutland not in smallest county equation

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Rodger Gamble, Ryde:
I would like to respond to Terry Pitchford (CP letters, 24-10-14) asking which is the smallest English county: Rutland or the IW?

Spam not cakes in ration-hit Forties

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Joan Watson, Ryde:
I was amused to see the photograph of Leanne Nash with delicious cakes in Violet’s 1940 Cafe in last week’s Half Term Activities supplement.

Why such lengthy roadworks?

Friday, October 31, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff and Sue Dean, Sandown:
We were very surprised to read (CP, 24-10-14) that Marshcombe Shute near Brading is to continue being one way for another six weeks.

Is IW smallest county?

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From Terry Pitchford, Derbyshire:
I have had this debate a few times with friends who say Rutland is the smallest county in England, whereas I understood that at high tide the IW was the smallest.

Playing into their hands

Friday, October 24, 2014

LETTERS From R. Woodford, Cowes:
WELL done to the thieves at Frank James Hospital.

Suspending business rates generates jobs

Friday, October 24, 2014

From Iain McKie, UKIP IW parliamentary candidate :
I write offering my support for Mr David McKinley’s criticisms of business rates (CP, letters 17-10-14).

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