Letters to the Editor

Blame Whitehall for the bus cuts

Friday, September 4, 2015

LETTERS From Mavis Bishop, Ryde:
IT’S government that is making £1 million cuts to our bus services, not the council or Southern Vectis.

Why bother paying railway workers?

Friday, September 4, 2015

LETTERS From Peter Gruner, Ryde:
I do enjoy reading Charlotte Hofton in your excellent paper because she is not only witty but makes some very good points.

Costa a weed we don’t need

Friday, September 4, 2015

From Leon Castle, Cowes:
Like a great many others, I am against the imposition of a branch of Costa Coffee upon Cowes High Street, as this would have a detrimental effect upon the unique character of the town.

Does this ring a bell, cyclists?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

LETTERS From Marion Rogers, Blackwater:
AS a regular walker on the footpath/cycle track between Shide and Blackwater Hollow (with my dog on a lead) I strongly appeal to all cyclists to have a bell on their bikes.

I don’t mind e-cigs, just not at our expense

Friday, August 28, 2015

LETTERS From Terry Hack, Brighstone:
WHEN I see teething babies sucking on a dummy for comfort, I am sympathetic.

Only way to run garden

Friday, August 28, 2015

LETTERS From Jane Cooper, Shanklin:
I think it is about time people living on the Isle of Wight realised Ventnor Botanic Garden would not exist now if it did not charge for entry (CP letters, 21-08-15).

Wonderful rehab staff

Friday, August 28, 2015

LETTERS From Mrs Jean Brady, Cowes:
Having been in St Mary’s Hospital following an operation as the result of a fall, I was transfered to the rehab ward, before returning home.

CQC does very good job

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERS From Bill McKenzie, Freshwater Bay:
Cllr Stubbings seems to blame the CQC inspection regime for causing the bedblocking crisis on the Island and the resultant dislocation of the bulk of the health services provided by St Mary’s.

Joint effort over sea wall

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERS From John Howe, Totland:
The Totland Bay to Colwell sea wall path is shortly to be re-opened (CP, 14-08-15) and I would like to thank everyone who supported me, in my role as Totland IW councillor, in achieving this goal.

Beware! I’ve seen this all before…

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERS From Mr M. D. Elgar, Cowes:
WHILE I support keeping the Island Line within the South Western Rail Franchise, this does not guarantee that the train service will continue to operate.

Isle of Wight’s own expert would be useful

Friday, August 21, 2015

LETTERSFrom Freddie Drabble, (leader, Sons of Neptune) Scarborough:
YOU carried an item (CP, 31-07-15) showing sewage discharge was causing pollution at Sandown and Yaverland while Cowes, Ryde, Shanklin and Ventnor were not affected.

Canon Palmer's story belonged on front

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETTERS From Rebecca Roncoroni, Ryde:
Mary Clark and Dr. P. D. Hooper letters championing the cause of such a 'good' man, the Canon Stephen Palmer, who was jailed for sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl several times, complaining it had been front page news, and attempting to minimise what Palmer had done to this girl, are amazing in their ignorance,bias,arrogance, prejudice and shallowness.

Plenty of new reasons NOT to use the floating bridge

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETTERS From Colin McCourt, East Cowes:
Having been a regular user of the floating bridge for over 30 years I am bemused by some of the changes that have happened since charging has been brought in.

Little seen and unfit to serve?

Friday, August 14, 2015

From Phil Jordan, IW Council Executive Member for Public Protection, Binstead:
Cllr Whitehouse has once again put his foot firmly in his mouth and one wonders if he is actually fit to represent the residents of the ward to which he was elected in 2013. (Expenses,CP, 07-08-15)

Keep it unofficial but plan carefully

Friday, August 14, 2015

LETTERS From Mr R. Whiting, Brading:
The Annual Fort Walk was again a joyous occasion our annual fort walk, but there has to be some reservations on the formal planning of this event.

Not just one man’s work

Friday, August 7, 2015

LETTERS From Julia Rudd, Cowes:
The IW Ramblers vice-chairman, David Howarth, regularly appears in the CP representing achievements for the footpath network on the Island but I have yet to see him give any credit to others who facilitate this work.

Beware little-known point of property law

Friday, August 7, 2015

LETTERS From Valerie Farr, Shanklin:
Having just read Simon Meek’s ‘Simon Says’ article (CP Property, 31-07-15) about the frustrated buyers of a house which was suddenly withdrawn from sale, may I illustrate the opposite, and equally frustrating, dilemma of the elderly seller (myself) who has found a buyer, accepted the offer and  made an offer on a smaller house, which was accepted.

Is this what they called a dragon?

Friday, August 7, 2015

LETTERS From Phaedra J. Kelly, Ryde:
Dr Dave Martill’s recent research (CP, 31-07-15) is prompted by the discovery of tetrapodophis amplectus in the Brazilian Crato Formation earlier this month, presently being studied by Dr Nick Longrich at Bath University.

Libraries key to an educated populace

Friday, August 7, 2015

LETTERS From Fred Woodworth, Ventnor:
Ventnor Library is again under threat.

Leisure industry more important

Friday, July 31, 2015

LETTERS From Tim Devlin, Cowes:
If anyone offers you £8.5 million to build something next door, you should be deeply suspicious.

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