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Nominate now

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The National Autistic Society is calling on local people affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.

Remember tragedy

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The HMS Bulwark, Albion & Centaur Association is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the disaster of HMS Bulwark, which blew up and sank in 1914.

Someone has to lose

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

It has been suggested that some importance should be given to the 1.6 million Scots who voted for Scottish independence. The referendum was conducted in accordance with pre-determined rules and the result was in accordance with those rules.

Rules for cyclists?

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

It has always seemed to me that bicycles with 20-inch wheels and over were made to be ridden on the road, but looking at the latest pavement markings at the roundabout at the junction of Wingfield Road and Bradford Road, Trowbridge, they are telling the cyclist to use the walkway or pavement.

Why stop at waste

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

I have been informed by a number of my friends that they have been “consulted” by Wiltshire Council on the future of the green bins and if they would accept an annual charge or a reduced service. I have visited the consultation on the council website, interesting as it does not give you an option to disagree.

Shame on dog pair

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

I have to say that I agree with the public disgust at the weak sentence that those two dog killers received.

Grant means so much

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

May I take the opportunity to thank the mayor, councillors and people of Warminster for the generous annual grant awarded to us on September 15.

Get the name right

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Reference the article on page 7, September 19, re the appeal for development on the tennis court, Clarendon Road.

Underpass fiasco

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Back in the early to mid-80s I watched the construction of the underpass linking West Ashton Road to Polebarn Road, Trowbridge. I got into conversation with a friendly engineer chap and I asked how flooding would be prevented, given that the drains were below the level of the Paxcroft Brook. He reassured me that it was a separate system and that it fed into the River Biss further downstream.

Charity’s thanks

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

I would like to thank the following for their contributions to the recent BCUSG charity bingo evening, at the Wesley Road Club in Trowbridge, which raised £325.75 towards funding for the new Positron Scanner: Julie and Steve at the club; Aroma of Bengal; Tesco (Frome Road and County Way); Trowbridge Garden Centre; Nando’s; Sue Perry; Viv Gliddon; Asda and Brenda Mason. Also, for getting it mentioned in the Wiltshire Times, Alison Phillips. Sorry if I’ve missed anyone.

We were right

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The several 20sPlenty community campaigns in Wiltshire have faced, in recent years, intransigent opposition at County Hall from councillors and officers. It is intriguing to note the successful 20sPlenty campaign by Limpley Stoke's residents – carried by your newspaper some five years ago – has since been well-vindicated by changes in attitudes nationally, and that we were so far ahead in our sensitivity to expressed community needs. It compensates in large measure for the derision and denigration of community volunteers by those who ought to have listened then to communities’ voices, and who are still covering their ears.

Empty bins, please

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

I regularly catch the early bus to Trowbridge from the Churches bus stop on the Winsley Road, Bradford on Avon. Over the last three weeks the litter bin has not been emptied and being so full, litter is falling out onto the pavement. As you can imagine in the warm weather the smell is not very pleasant. I feel sorry for the people who are catching the bus later when the day is warmer and there are flies around the bin.

Make louts help

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

3:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

I walk my dog on a regular basis around several Wiltshire towns with my poo bags, so make the effort to know where all the bins are for dogs and people alike. What I see is litter everywhere and of course fouling from dogs which makes it bad for the responsible dog owners.

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.


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