Letters to the Editor

Medina choir in fine voice

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From J. Gibbons, Ryde:
The Medina Community Choir’s concert on July 16 opened with an electrifying performance of  Karl Jenkins’s Sanctus, a work quite new to me (where have I been? what have else I missed?).

Military schooling has much to offer

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From F. T. Bodman, Shanklin:
ROGER Bartrum jnr (CP letters, 17-07-15) expresses his objection to cadet units in schools.

Traps target easy money not danger

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From Harry Pritchard, Newport:
Earlier today, I attended a Driver Awareness Training course on the IW in preference to having a fine and three points on my licence.

American trip waste of money

Friday, July 24, 2015

LETTERS From T. Moore, Shalcombe:
IT beggars belief that four firefighters from the Island and Hampshire will be sent to America on a two-week jolly at ratepayers’ expenses to learn how to put out grass fires (CP, 10-07-15).

Don’t push our youngsters towards military career

Friday, July 17, 2015

LETTERS From Roger Bartrum Jnr, Cowes:
I am dismayed to hear in George Osborne’s budget the intention to ‘ramp up’ militarism in our schools.

This church is still thriving

Friday, July 17, 2015

From Rev James Leggett, minister, St James’s Church, Ryde:
I read with interest David Newble’s Behind the News article (CP, 10-07-15): Do we still need the church?

Parade portrayed British progress

Friday, July 17, 2015

LETTERSFrom Dave Jones, Chillerton:
I refer to the letter from the Rev Steven Wilkes (CP 10-07-15).
It would appear in his haste to criticise, he has missed the point of Mardi Gras.

Modern outlook needed for our public transport

Friday, July 17, 2015

From Stewart Blackmore, Ventnor:
Despite our political differences I find myself agreeing with most of what David Pugh writes, (CP letters, 10-07-15) although, I would like to see a thorough review of Island Line to ensure it is a service fit for purpose in the 21st century.

Mardi Gras ‘not wholesome’

Friday, July 10, 2015

LETTERS From Rev Steven Wilkes, Bognor Regis:
I have just returned from my bi annual holiday with my wife and two of my grandchildren on the Isle of Wight.

College students prepare great lunch

Friday, July 10, 2015

LETTERS From Mr & Mrs J. Brickwood, Yarmouth:
We were invited to lunch in the VIP tent at the County Show at Northwood.

What kind of justice blights our inheritance

Friday, July 10, 2015

LETTERS From Kay Onyett, Ventnor:
It was very refreshing to hear on the news this morning on the long-awaited inheritance tax relief the government comment that it is ‘a basic human instinct to want to pass the fruits of your life’s labour on to your family’ on your demise, mainly your home.

This volunteer surprised at lack of response

Friday, July 10, 2015

From Kevin Fraser, Ryde:
In April 2014, I responded to an advert in the CP job section.

Bus routes vital to rural communities

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LETTERS From Mary Gutteridge, Brighstone:
I WISH to voice my disappointment at Southern Vectis and the IW Council’s plan to axe various bus routes.

You need Celtic humour for Fleming Arms signs

Monday, July 6, 2015

LETTERSFrom Graham Long, Ryde:
While I don’t personally find these signs funny, I am sure Welsh people do.

Let all have say on school closures

Monday, July 6, 2015

LETTERSFrom Geoff Lumley, Isle of Wight Councillor for Newport East, Newport:
The decision on whether to close Carisbrooke or Medina Colleges, or leave all our secondary schools alone, will be made by just the seven Independent members of the ruling Executive.

Maples missing from the Isle of Wight

Saturday, July 4, 2015

In my 30 or so years of studying our Isle of Wight trees, I am frustrated in my inability to find the sugar maple, acer sacharum.

Fixed link traffic not a problem

Friday, June 26, 2015

From Christopher Dodd, Newport:
Your correspondent Dave Williams, (CP, 19-06-15), clearly doesn’t need to explain his qualifications when he poses such penetrating and vital questions to Carl Feeney on the subject of an IW Fixed Link.

Statistics don’t tell whole story

Friday, June 26, 2015

LETTERSFrom John Baldry, Ventnor:
I WISH to answer to Sam Turner’s letter on climate change (CP, 19-06-15).

Solution to village’s bus woes

Friday, June 26, 2015

LETTERS From John Waterman, Ryde:
It seems a great shame a major IW village like Havenstreet should lose all public transport when it is hardly in the middle of nowhere.

‘Lollipop’ men confuse kids

Friday, June 26, 2015

From M. Cook, Shanklin:
Being a regular traveller on Lake Hill, I have noticed that, for whatever reason, there has been a reduction from two to one ‘lollipop’ men.

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