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A quiet library's needed

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Which people designed and approved a library with no doors and placed it beside a noisy cafeteria and a climbing wall just outside its entrance? This is where the new library in the Corsham Community Centre is still under construction.

When Tour of Britain came to Bradford

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

When Tour of Britain came to Bradford.

Come join the fun

Wiltshire Times: The Children's Trust (7350822)

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

I would like to tell your readers about a fun children’s charity event I am supporting again in October.

Attend to suffering

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

There are crossbench Members of Parliament doing as their voters ask them to do, trying to doing something to address the suffering inflicted on other species for profit, puppy farms and the fly grazing and tethering of equines which is part of the horsemeat trade. But as usual any government formed does what seems best for its own and certain vested interests and not what is for overall good.

A winner all round?

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Have all the fools both sides of the House in Westminster taken leave of their senses and handed Napoleon, sorry I mean Mr Salmond, not a double-headed coin, but one when tossed if it lands on tails he wins and if it lands on heads he also wins. I wonder who is going to pay for the fall out ?

Free service a myth

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

I note in the letter from the Wiltshire Council asking for opinions on which rubbish collection service should be suspended during the winter, there is great play made of the “free service” now enjoyed.

There's more for less

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

I read with interest the interpretation of Jeff Osborne and how he sees Wiltshire Council coping with a cut of one-third of its funding from Government.

A pleasure-less blot

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

One of the joys of growing up in the 1960s was to watch steam trains pass under a railway bridge and momentarily losing sight of your companions as you were covered in a plume of smoke – it never failed to amuse.

Unfair competition

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

I am increasingly aware of the increasing competition to Royal Mail by other postal companies. Residents generally rely on their local postie to deliver their mail, but companies such as TNT plan to expand in urban areas from 3,000 employees to 20,000 by 2017 and this will undoubtedly have a knock-on affect in more rural areas.

Please no lycra

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

On the morning of the Tour of Britain, I listened to an interview with Jane Scott on Wiltshire Radio. She was full of Wiltshire Council’s legacy of promoting cycling after the event – like a script from the BBC 2012 Olympics send-up.

Wrong way round

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

What is the relief road at Hilperton actually going to relieve?

Don’t be a spoil sport

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Chippenham Half Marathon is a community event, raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities. Fifteen hundred runners from far and wide are racing for prizes, for charity, for the achievement of running more than 13 miles or trying to get a personal best.

Get arty for BHF

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

I would like to invite all children aged 11 and under in the South West to take part in the British Heart Foundation’s Bag It. Beat It. poster competition this September.

I agree, it’s a sham

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

I concur with the letter by Ginny Sherman, Wiltshire Times Letters September 5, Consultation Sham.

I am always honest

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Through your column, I would seek to clarify two points raised by Mrs Sims in her letter to you.

Well done children

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Thank you to the children and staff of Bellefield School, Trowbridge, for collecting used postage stamps for the last two years in aid of a very rare illness, the Myasthenia Gravis Association; there are five of us in our town with no known cure.

Calling for fairness

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

The War Widows’ Association wantsto end the discrimination and inequality of provision whereby 4,020 war widows lose their war widows pension (paid under the 1973 War Pensions Scheme) if they remarry or cohabit, while all other war widows retain all their pension for life, regardless of whether they remarry or cohabit.

Give us some ideas

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

As local councillor for the new housing estate east of Melksham, I would encourage local residents to take part in the consultation being carried out by Melksham Without Parish Council regarding the planned community benefits from the main housing development East of Melksham (between Snarlton Lane and Snowberry Lane).

What’s the position?

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

When I wrote to Cllr Toby Sturgis on this issue in June 2010, he was unable to furnish me with a detailed reply on the question of carbon reduction and the plans and strategy for Wiltshire Council.

Sad at loss of fields

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

I write in response to Edwina Abrook’s letter (August 29).

Neutral on voting

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

2:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Looking forward to the forthcoming Scottish Referendum vote on independence, I am reminded of my paternal family history.

Shameful sight

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

I took two visitors from France and my granddaughter to play ten-pin bowling at Melksham Christie Miller Sports Centre. What you see on arrival is not at all pleasant or inviting. I felt quite ashamed.

Sharon’s legacy

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

May we through your paper thank everyone who donated to Mind and Winston’s Wish following the sad death of our daughter Sharon last month, £100 was raised for both charities, which was most generous of everyone.

Please give to Army

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Salvation Army members, friends and volunteers will be out collecting in the local community, going door to door from September 8. Please give as generously as you can as 100 per cent of all donations to The Big Collection will directly support the church and charity’s work to help people in need.

A solar farm too far

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

We want to make readers aware that a Wiltshire Council planning officer has recommended the Little Chalfield solar farm scheme for approval and that our local councillor, Terry Chivers will now be calling it in for review by the planning committee.

We can hit speeders

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

If Mrs Abrook (Letters, August 29) checked my website www.ernie clark.org.uk, subscribed to my e-newsletter, or followed me on Twitter she might find herself better informed than she seems to be.

Problem just moves

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

In reply to Edwina Abrook’s letter (August 29), please spare a thought for the residents of Horse Road, Wyke Road, Foxglove Close and Hammond Way who will have the noise (included braking as vehicles approach downhill to Horse Road roundabout) and vibrations transferred to them. I totally agree that Hilperton village should have a relief road but this one does nothing for either the bridge at Staverton or the residents of New Terrace, Staverton and Woolley Green.

Consultation sham

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

I wonder exactly what Wiltshire Council means by a ‘public’ consultation....I refer to the current consultation on garden waste collection services. I live in a village and the only way I have been ‘consulted’ is by way of the internet or the Wiltshire Times. I have both these but many others do not.

Why the changes?

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Am I alone in being suspicious about the business practices of Medicx Pharmacy which is based at the White Horse Health Centre in Westbury?

Our country’s good

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

I have been reduced to walking on two sticks for about three years now. I can walk a few yards so use a car as much as possible.

Another anniversary

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

During the past months it has been good in so many ways to relive those events leading up to the First World War, remembering afresh those of our loved ones who gave their lives in that great conflict 100 years ago.

Jobless in despair

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Reading again about the falling unemployment figures I ask myself what I am doing wrong. I am an educated, presentable male of 45 years who until fairly recently has always been in full-time positions.

We’re so proud

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Another year, and another fantastic weekend for Melksham Comic Con. The team would just like to extend their gratitude to everyone in Melksham who played a part in making it a success for a third year in a row.

Staggering amount

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Thank you Wiltshire. British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops in Wiltshire have raised £730,000 in the past year to help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

An act of betrayal

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Isn’t it a bit rich that Alison Phillips should write in support of a new secondary school on the Hilperton Gap once the proposed relief road has been built?

Solar panels’ shade

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Re the correspondence about the unsightly nature of solar panels .

Cuts affect capacity

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A particularly dangerous malady appears to have taken hold at County Hall. Whenever, as local councillor, I contact a Wiltshire Council department on behalf of my residents, say with regard to highways or planning, I now seem to get the same response.

My ancient orchard

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

I am the custodian of a very old orchard and I’m very aware of my responsibility.

Elderly will lose out

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Regarding Wiltshire Council’s plan to make it that bus passes can only be used after 9.30am during week days, and the online consultation about this issue.

Young will suffer

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

I was over the moon to read in the latest Wiltshire Times that Wiltshire Council has graciously granted Bradford on Avon Youth Centre a possible reprieve, and is willing to discuss a Community Asset Transfer with the Town Council.

Super snappers

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

These days when most photography often means snapping with the phone and not many people see the end result, I would like to thank the Wiltshire Times’ stalwarts Trevor Porter and Glenn Phillips who bring us such good pictures of the many events around our area.

Bus pass concerns

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Is this the thin edge of the wedge? The news that Wiltshire is considering restricting the use of bus passes until 9.30am is not good – especially as their complete withdrawal is always a threat. Councillor Chivers is correct in his comments that not only will this create difficulties for senior citizens, but there are many users of varying ages who rely so much on this for work, college and early hospital appointments. Also has the council really done its maths? Those of us who can delay travel until after 9.30am will still cost the council, and the knock-on effect will be more crowded early buses, certainly a great inconvenience where there may be only standing room for those not so able- bodied.

Causes of derailment

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

I would like to start by saying that I am not here to defend or attack Longleat as I do not know the circumstances of the derailment.

Road will be a relief

Wiltshire Times: Letter: They’ll always find a way

3:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

It was as if all my birthdays and Christmases had come at once. Those lovely yellow signs by the roundabout at the top end of Hilperton Drive, announcing that work on the long-awaited Hilperton relief road would begin almost immediately.

I’m proud of town

Wiltshire Times: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Last Saturday evening I was delighted to join representatives from Wiltshire Council, Chippenham Town Council, Pubwatch, Chamber of Commerce and the street pastors in looking at and the monitoring of the town centre from 5pm to the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sorry state of horse

Wiltshire Times: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

I am saddened to see the current state of the Devizes Millennium White Horse. The sorry appearance does not give a good impression to visitors and to the community, as it has obviously not been cared for in many months. This is especially so in the summer, when so many like to go up there to walk and picnic.

Calling all pink cars

Wiltshire Times: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

I am on a quest to find more cars to take part in the Pink Car Rally, which will be taking place on 6 and 7 September, to help raise awareness of (and funds for) the Little Princess Trust Charity, which gives ‘real hair’ wigs to children who lose their own hair, primarily through chemotherapy. Participants travel from all over the UK to join the rally, so I would really welcome any extra participants. And if your car isn’t the right colour do any of your friends, colleagues or relatives own a pink car.

Track is just a waste

Wiltshire Times: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Further to Duncan Hames’ column in the Wiltshire Times (August 15) where he praised the sight of Danny Talbot from Trowbridge running against Usain Bolt in the Commonwealth Games, and the subsequent very successful European Athletics Championship, we should spare a thought to the demise of the athletics track at Christie Miller as building work starts on the Herman Miller facility on the land.

Don’t they know?

Wiltshire Times: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Having been involved in local government for more years, than I wish to remember, I thought I had seen it all until this week.

Such a lovely party

Wiltshire Times: Letter: Everyone loves a takeaway

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

My family held a birthday party in the annexe at Hope Nature Centre (in Southwick Country Park).


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