Letters to the Editor

Cyclists and pedestrians can get on

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cllr Banks should get on his bike and find out how cyclists can traverse Cowes without going up hill and down dale to go a few hundred yards in a northerly direction.

I'm a Scot, wherever I may live

Friday, September 19, 2014

I AM a 64 year old Scot born and bred, but the SNP have ruled that I was not allowed a vote in my country's destiny.

Why is tax so different?

Friday, September 19, 2014

YOU reported recently on the increase in council tax on the IW as the second highest increase in the country.

These care homes are badly needed

Friday, September 19, 2014

I am absolutely horrified to read Osborne Cottage is about to close at very short notice, apparently because this very important residential care home is ‘no longer viable’.

Thank you for help

Friday, September 12, 2014

LETTERS From Roger Ingle, Ryde:
I WOULD like to thank a number of people who came to my assistance when I became ill last Sunday afternoon at the Wolverton Show.

City supporters do more than just watch matches

City supporters do more than just watch matches

Friday, September 12, 2014

LETTERS From John Nightingale, chairman, Wight Blues, Newchurch:
FOLLOWING a chance meeting between three lifelong Manchester City fans on the ferry home from the FA Cup final against Stoke in 2011, the idea to form an IW supporters’ club was suggested.

Plan will turn our village into a town

Friday, September 12, 2014

LETTERS From Alison Austin, Brighstone:
UNTIL now I have not responded to the application for development on Blanchards, in Brighstone, as I wanted to read and digest all the information.

Weather varies locally

Friday, September 12, 2014

LETTERSFrom George Hunter, Shorwell:
I AM writing to find out if Islanders can help me with an issue concerning weather.

Coal use leads to climate change

Friday, September 5, 2014

LETTERS From Hugh Walding (co-ordinator, IW Friends of the Earth), Newport:
YOUR correspondent Mike Tarrent (CP, letters 30-08-14) ends his paean to the joys of new coal, “What is there not to like?”

Taxi driver penalised for helping me out

Friday, September 5, 2014

LETTERS From K. G. Perkins, East Cowes:
ON Thursday, August 27, I had an appointment at the hearing aid shop in the High Street, Newport.

Blue badges aren’t free

Friday, September 5, 2014

LETTERS From Mrs M. Castle, Wootton Bridge:
I am incensed with the ignorance of those members of the public (CP, letters 29-08-14) bleating about the blue badge holders and so-called free parking

Free parking for disabled fair?

Friday, August 29, 2014

LETTERS From Ed Cummings, Shanklin:
Can anyone explain why blue-badge holders receive free parking in pay-and-display areas?

Modern coal is the way forward

Friday, August 29, 2014

LETTERS From Mike Tarrant, Bembridge:
The on-going debate in the letters pages on the UK’s energy future tends to focus on wind against nuclear.

Thousands try to give best service possible

Friday, August 29, 2014

LETTERS From Graeme Sheridan-Wallis, Shanklin:
Publishing the comment from one reader about the lack of welcome for tourists (CP, letters 15-08-14) does the whole IW tourist and attraction industry a grave injustice and is not representative.

Chime is the sound of history

Friday, August 29, 2014

LETTERS From Maggie Gee, Ventnor:
So it is that a handful of soulless complainants and bureaucrats have been permitted to silence the lovely clock at Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor…

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.

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