Letters to the Editor

Level of business rates cannot be justified

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERSFrom David McKinley, Chale:
The difficulties faced by our high streets are not just the council parking charges that drive customers into the arms of the supermarkets with their free parking, or competition from on-line trading, though both have a marked effect.

Two faces of Tory party

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From Geoff Lumley, IW councillor for Newport East Ward:
Last week’s CP saw the division that exists between what I see as the rational and the irrational wings of the Island’s Conservative party at County Hall.

Ferry group blocks group it doesn't like

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From A. S. Cooke, Freshwater:
As a journalist and photographer specialising in maritime travel, I have watched with interest the recent debate centring on our own cross-Solent operators.

Find my precious photographs

Friday, October 17, 2014

From Justine Young, Newport:
I am devastated by the loss of my camera with some precious pictures on it and want to offer a reward for its return.

Did you have flowers in your hair?

Friday, October 17, 2014

LETTERS From Jessica Green, Newport
I’m currently studying fashion and dress history at the University of Brighton and am writing my dissertation based on the 1970 IW Pop Festival.

History of Cowes Fire Brigade

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Anthony King, 20 Charles Road, Cowes, PO31 8HG:
RECENTLY you published a review of my book, Fires That Changed the Face of Cowes (CP, Weekender 28-08-14).

Do cyclists not know Highway Code?

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Sue Allen, Brading:
With reference to the Round the Island Cycle, I’d like to ask what makes a huge number of the cyclists think they are immune from following the Highway Code?

Blunder just one more IW fiasco

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From John Wortham, Brighstone:
Of serious concern is the CP’s front page headline “Council’s half million cash blunder” (CP, 03-10-14).

Bus service fails students going to college or school

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Edgar Piper, Ryde:
I found the self congratulatory article about Southern Vectis bus services unbelievable (CP, 19-09-14).

Would you like our table football game?

Friday, October 10, 2014

LETTERS From Jo Cook, Wight Motors, Sandown:
Back in August, for the World Cup, Hyundai held a national competition and our workshop technicians won a football table.

Showers out of action at Heights

Friday, October 3, 2014

LETTERS From Lyn Govett, Lake:
The showers at The Heights leisure centre, Sandown, have been out of action for 12 days, the excuse being the engineers must come from the mainland.

We need to leave open spaces for wildlife

Friday, October 3, 2014

LETTERS From Peter Cooper, Newport:
Almost everyone finds an excuse to protest about new housing developments. On this occasion we have genuine reason.

Wages, skills and housing needed

Friday, October 3, 2014

From M. Nobbs, secretary IW TUC, Newport: THE conference season is upon us and the IW Trade Union Councils continue in our fight for fairness and justice.

We need youngsters like this on council

Friday, October 3, 2014

LETTER From Mrs T. White, East Cowes:
Last month, my wife and I went to Northwood House for a Heritage at Risk meeting.

Referendum may aid Island

Friday, September 26, 2014

From Terri Taverner, Ryde:
Following the Scottish Independence debate, we now have to wait and see if the politicians work out the issues surrounding giving all of us a say in our own local issues as has been suggested.

Green corridors are essential in any plan

Friday, September 26, 2014

From Howard Hawes, Carisbrooke:
I write concerning the proposed building of estate extensions over yet more green field sites in Gunville (CP, 19-09-14).

Clarity needed on care home welfare

Friday, September 26, 2014

From Julie Lucas, Carers UK, East Cowes:
I was very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs Cooke and the concerns raised by both the coroner, Caroline Sumeray, and Mrs Cooke’s son (CP, 12-09-14).

Isn’t the Island a lovely place to live?

Friday, September 26, 2014

From Barry Buckingham, Totland Bay:
Having moved to this beautiful Island just over two years ago and beginning to enjoy the slower lifestyle and very pleasant people, imagine my pleasure at what I witnessed first in Yarmouth and the next day in Freshwater.

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.

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