Letters to the Editor

Council wants us to do its job

Friday, January 13, 2017

LETTERS From Jim Moody, Ryde:
Independent councillors allegedly running the IW Council now want us to tell them what cuts we should like them to inflict on us (CP 6-01-17).
Cllr Bacon is asking people affected by decisions what services they feel should continue to receive funding.

Wake up and smell the mood

Friday, January 13, 2017

LETTERS
From Laurie Tennant, Cowes:
Good Morning! You must have been asleep for a very long time because the evil of press self-regulation is hardly a new debate (CP Weekender 06-01-17)).
After Leveson it was obvious the Press needed to demonstrate accountability (so obvious even parliament demanded it).

Please don’t feel lonely

Friday, January 13, 2017

From Maretta Heap, Newport:
Please, don’t feel you’re alone.
We’ve all felt lonely at some point in life. For some, it’s a temporary feeling that we overcome, but for others it lingers and can seriously dent your confidence, as well as leave you feeling cut-off.

Hospital staff so good

Friday, January 13, 2017

From T. Rowney, Newport:
Last autumn, I was taken to St Mary’s A&E by ambulance. Having only spent one night in St Mary’s in 30 years, I was quite apprehensive.

Budget survey poor standard

Friday, January 6, 2017

LETTERS From Andrew Garratt, Newport:
I am very disappointed with the Council’s online survey as part of its budget consultation.

Not enough doctors for more homes

Friday, January 6, 2017

LETTERS From Susan Goodman, Cowes:
I was disturbed to find out that there is a planning application for house building on the field between Wyatts Lane and Pallance Road, Northwood.

Foggy thinking from drivers

Friday, January 6, 2017

LETTERSFrom Derek Moore, Binstead:
Last Friday saw the Island severely blanketed by thick freezing fog which was particularly dense in places with visibility well down to less than 100 metres.

Why do we pay twice?

Friday, January 6, 2017

LETTERS From Allan Blackburn, Cowes:
I may not be that good at understanding how high finance works, but I read with amazement a report (CP, 23-12-16) on the proposal the council wants to buy land in East Cowes from the Home and Communities Agency, ex SEEDA (a government quango).

Computers predicted two possible outcomes for me

Friday, December 30, 2016

LETTERS From Phaedra Kelly, Ryde:
My thanks to the CP for having helped with publicity for my Unusualisms art exhibition at Ryde library throughout November, when on its opening night computers were changed over, and for two weeks were off and then when they returned, remained a variable.

‘Lives at risk’ on congested route

Friday, December 30, 2016

LETTERS
From Cllr Chris Whitehouse, Totland Bay:
Thanks to the County Press for highlighting the absolute chaos at school run time in the area around Wellington Road, Newport.

Is this why Bestival left the Island?

Friday, December 30, 2016

LETTERSFrom George Bristow, Brading:
Bestival has left because the difficulties getting on and off the Island mean it is no longer viable here.

Play area needed, not fast food bar

Friday, December 30, 2016

LETTERS From Anya Phoebe Poerscout-Edgerton (aged 11), Adgestone:
The article, on last week’s front page stated that Heritage Great Britain would like to build a Burger King or Nando’s on the much-loved site at Sandham Gardens (CP, 23-0-12-16).

Help is needed to save Bestival and Ryde Arena

Friday, December 23, 2016

LETTERS From Justin Attrill, Ryde:
So, we are nearing the end of the year and I feel the Island is becoming a nightmare for all the youngsters with the news Bestival is pulling out from the IW (CP, 16-12-16).

Fab theatre, fab Island

Friday, December 23, 2016

LETTERS From Moira Erwin, Shanklin:
As a fairly recent retiree resident to the Isle of Wight, (July last year), I am stunned and amazed about what the Island has to offer.

Let’s all resolve to make Wight shiny and bright

Friday, December 23, 2016

LETTERS From Marion Draper, Bembridge:
Many will soon be making new-year resolutions, most of which will probably be abandoned before the month is out.

Readers have their say about Hofton column on Isle of Wight Pride event

Friday, December 16, 2016

LETTERS
These are a selection from a large postbag the County Press received on the subject

Claire's experience of caring for parent rings so many bells

Friday, December 9, 2016

LETTERS
From Mary Ransom, Totland:
Well done Claire Groves (Human face of care crisis, CP 25-11-16).
In March, I started caring for my dad because my mum (90 next birthday) was exhausted.

Mainland trips are so stressful

Friday, December 9, 2016

LETTERS
From J. Baldwin, Totland Bay:
My wife has a little-known illness, called Sjogren’s Syndrome.
Because of the lack of expertise on the Island she had been travelling to Southampton General Hospital.

Sort your lights out

Friday, December 9, 2016

LETTERS
From Gavin Osborne, Sandown:
My wife and I travel to Wootton three times a week and have been surprised at the number of cars we have seen without a headlight on the near side.

Open the lid on what is in the waste contract

Friday, December 9, 2016

LETTERS
From Deb Gardiner, Brading:

Anecdotally and through the CP’s letters page, it is evident that the Isle of Wight waste contract is still far from perfect. Whether or not these ongoing issues are evidence of deeper flaws in the new arrangement is difficult to gauge however as the IW Council, elected on a ticket of openness and transparency, remains taciturn about its new contract.

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