Letters to the Editor

Post Offices could have vital role

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The warnings of draconian cuts to Isle of Wight services as forecast by our Isle of Wight Council as it tries to balance its books over the next few years have prompted me to seek your readers’ support.

Were there Italian POWs on the Isle of Wight?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I am looking for anyone who knows anything about Italian prisoners of war working on the IW during the Second World War.

Move away if you don’t like it here

Friday, December 12, 2014

LETTERS From Dave Gledhill, Chale Green:
I read, baffled and amused, about the recent proposals about the fixed link, in particular the eye-watering sums of money involved.

Tackle IW ferry travel in meantime

Friday, December 12, 2014

LETTERS From Vix Lowthion, IW Green Party Parliamentary Candidate, Freshwater:
It is clear that even if a fixed link receives public support, funding and the go ahead, in the immediate term we need to tackle the situation with cross-Solent travel being so expensive and so infrequent.

Time to rip out slippy pavement

Friday, December 12, 2014

LETTERS From Tim Healey, Wootton Bridge:
A few years ago a new pavement was laid in part of Ryde High Street, specifically in the area by Barclays bank and other busy businesses.

Message of hope for Christmas

Friday, December 12, 2014

From Valerie Evans, Newport:
THIS year, while I’m writing my Christmas cards, I will also be adding to my list a person I’ve never met or even spoken to.

Drama students credit to school

Sunday, December 7, 2014

IN praise of Ryde School drama students, their production of Some Foreign Field would pull at the hardest heart strings.

What a gent!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

To the gentleman who kindly retrieved my £200 cash from the ATM at East Cowes Waitrose on Tuesday, November 25, and who then traced me to the surgery and handed it over, my grateful thanks.

Thanks for acts of kindness

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I would like to thank the people who came to my aid on November 19 in Regent Street, Shanklin, when I found myself lying on the pavement.

Ideas to save police cash

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I note with great interest our chief constable is again bleating on about how budget cuts are going to affect the ability of his officers to perform their duties.

Are we an Eco-island or not?

Friday, November 28, 2014

LETTERS From Jacqueline Brown, Ryde:
I DO sometimes wonder who the individuals on the IW Council are.

Time to man up dustbin men!

Friday, November 28, 2014

LETTERS From R. Beasley, Gurnard:
OH THE joy of irony!
On a week when the County Press has an entire section devoted to reports and pictures of people remembering the bravery of those who fought in two world wars…we have a report of binmen being frightened by potholes and the rough nature of two unadopted roads in Cowes (CP, 14-11-14).

Cheaper travel? At what cost?

Friday, November 28, 2014

LETTERS From Dr Kate Redrup, Wootton Bridge:
With reference to last Friday’s front-page article about the fixed link debate, call me cynical, but perhaps this political interest could have something to do with next year’s general election.

Ten reasons not to have a link

Friday, November 28, 2014

LETTERS From Sam Turner, Sandown:
What did Islanders see over the past 100 years of rejecting the fixed link that the current generation is missing?

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.

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