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7:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Sir -Instead of wasting anymore money on the Carrington Bridge it would be more beneficial to the City of Worcester and surrounding places to Build the New Bridge further up and complete the Ring Road, this would solve the problem of the congestion on the Carrington Bridge and in the City Centre. The costs will never come down so the sooner it is done the better.
12:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Sir - I did not vote for a council tax increase as was mistakenly reported in the Worcester News in February and which was reiterated by John Phillpott in his column on 12th April. I think it’s worth taking this opportunity to remind Mr Phillpott that the city council is actually a Labour-Lib Dem administration. Also, as Tom Edwards wrote in his ‘Source’ column on 21st March, ‘the main reason for a noticeably higher council tax bill’ is that the Conservative-controlled County Council, which ‘takes 72 per cent of the money you pay’, opted to increase council tax by 1.9%.
11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014
11:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Sir - I am delighted that my motion to Council objecting to the closure of the Worcester walk in health centre resulted in a thorough-going scrutiny of the proposal by Worcester City Council's Scrutiny committee on Wednesday.
11:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014
11:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Sir - I am writing in response to a recent study suggesting a merged NHS and social care budget in England will prevent vulnerable people falling between the gaps of the two systems. By introducing a single, seamless health and care system we could dramatically improve the current system, which is failing vulnerable individuals caught in-between the two services.
11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Sir - The Spetchley Road Area Residents' Association was delighted to read the news last week regarding the County Council's proposed expansion to County Hall's car parks, providing two hundred extra spaces. Over the years, the Chairman, Keith Burton and other members of the Association's Committee, have attended meetings, lobbied the Council to ease our serious parking problems, met with the Principals of both educational establishments in the Road, written numerous letters and talked at length with Councillors and Council officers.
9:57am Wednesday 16th April 2014
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11:24am Monday 14th April 2014
Sir - I was sorry to read in Allcia Kelly’s article (Worcester News 10th April) that Mrs.Angela Beddow,(after four months of secrecy by the authorities) has left Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School.
8:16pm Sunday 13th April 2014
4:26pm Sunday 13th April 2014
Sir - As to 'eccentric, badly-dressed, multi-millionaire' (Phillpott, April 4) when downtown I lately wore a long, black and white, woolly coat, plus woolly hat. I looked like Compo, ho, ho, ho! Character counts, not appearance. 'love your neighbours', Christ said.
11:32am Sunday 13th April 2014
SIR – in response to the letter from Mrs C Roberts on Friday 11 th April, it does seem that our celebrity seal Keith has gone incognito. I haven’t had any reports of sightings on her Facebook fan pages recently, and I am getting worried. Hopefully she has simply gone back to sea, and while we have all fallen in love with her (with the exception of some anglers of course), we must remember that her natural habitat is the sea, and this is where she really belongs.
11:30am Sunday 13th April 2014
12:18am Sunday 13th April 2014
Sir - I thought maybe it was just Cathedral Ward Labour councillors who can travel in time since they claimed credit for getting money to improve Diglis Field which actually was allocated before either of them was elected to Worcester City Council. But no!-it seems from the latest Labour leaflet that City Council leader Adrian Gregson & parliamentary candidate Councillor Joy Squires have this phenomenal ability too.
12:14am Saturday 12th April 2014
The recent televised exchanges between UKIP’s Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg were so poor that I refuse to dignify them by calling them “debates”. Farage gave his usual blend of populist patriotism (‘the last refuge of a scoundrel’) and red-neck anti-immigrant rants that belong inside a white conically shaped hat and mask. As for Nick Clegg, the best he could do was a version of “it’s the economy, stupid”.
12:12am Saturday 12th April 2014
Sir - Nick Clegg must regret calling for those debates he lost so heavily to Nigel Farage, and worry about the possible damage to his career and party. However, the real issue is the damage he and his party’s policies are doing to this country and its people.
10:51pm Friday 11th April 2014
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2:36pm Friday 11th April 2014
Sir - Both Maria Miller,who's supposed to be preserving standards of the press and our county Chief Fie Officer, who's supposed to be preserving our safety, don't seem to realise that they're paid for by us!
10:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014
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6:17pm Thursday 10th April 2014
Sir -I think the residents of Bilford Rd,are being a little selfish regarding the new soccer stadium. We lived in Henry St for twenty five years, That area consisted of narrow roads. They only play every other week, and their was no congestion. The new ground will even have car parks,the old never did. So Ii see no real problem. Mr T James.
10:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
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8:57pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
Sir – My route home on my bicycle from Worcester city centre takes me down New Road, where I use the designated pedestrian/cycle path, which runs the length of the road on both sides. I find this is a much safer option than cycling on the road itself.
8:55pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
Sir - I have been longing for the W N to be more challenging in its local political reporting. At last I am able to congratulate the journalistic input into Local Government matters. The facts discovered by investigating the payment of private hospital fees to the Fire Chief indicate excellent journalistic skills. In the past I think that the local Press has been too accepting of Local Authority press releases without attempting to find the true story behind such bland statements. By challenging our elected leaders the local paper does an important job both in holding our Councillors to account and enabling residents to form opinions.
10:03am Wednesday 9th April 2014
Sir - Who is Mr N Taylor kidding, if you take a gallon tin it holds 1 gallon of water approx. 10lbs in weight, if you squash the tin it wont take as much simple to check, so it follows that if our river can only take so much water before flooding then if you dredge it and make it deeper it would carry more water before it bursts its banks simple maths ,It was reported that in some places on the Severn the
9:14pm Tuesday 8th April 2014
9:54am Tuesday 8th April 2014
Sir - Mr Alan Winwood thinks same-sex marriage is a "terrible indictment of modern Britain" (2 April). A strong claim! So what's his strong evidence or argument for this strong claim? All he can offer is to cite "wisdom of the ages", semantic quibbles about the word "gay" changing its meaning, and statements about the "complementarity of the sexes" that would obviously be fallacious if they were even well-formed enough to be arguments.
9:50am Monday 7th April 2014
SIR- This is a re-write of a letter I despatched during the morning in which the 'I've paid it back' news broke. In it I urged the Chief Fire Officer to return the £3000 awarded to him by three councillors and issue a full apology for his 'error of judgement' , as the best he could do to regain a little dignity from the fiasco of which he found himself at the centre.
11:36pm Sunday 6th April 2014
Sir - Page 9 of the City Council's propaganda magazine, City Life, headed City 'Council Budget, What's in it for you' serves as a perfect illustration of what to expect from the current political leadership.
8:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014
Sir- My wife and have just come back from the Chantry schools 50th anniversary production of twist & shout, a great whimsical farce about a couple’s wedding in 1964 (hence 50 years)since the Chantry school opened.
3:10pm Sunday 6th April 2014
Sir- As a keen club swimmer in my youth I was extremely sorry to read in Tom Edward’s article and your editorial (Worcester News 1st April) that plans for an 8 lane swimming pool for a city of this size have been dashed due to economics.
3:07pm Sunday 6th April 2014
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3:36pm Saturday 5th April 2014
Sir - What a relief, at last an attempt to keep the traffic flowing, remodelling the Ketch roundabout and putting in a stretch of dual carriageway. This begs the question,Why was the Southern Link not built as dual carriageway from the start? The first part of the orbital road was built back in the late 50s, the Northern link,this was dual carriageway.
3:05pm Saturday 5th April 2014
Sir - I read in their recent leaflet that Labour Councillors Lynn Denham & Jabba Riaz personally ensured development money has been ring-fenced for Diglis. Well, if they did then they must have access to a time machine because the 'Section 106' money paid by developers was ring-fenced as part of the planning permissions for the ex-Porcelain and Diglis sites several years before they both were elected councillors.
2:35pm Saturday 5th April 2014
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9:47am Saturday 5th April 2014
Sir - The homeless go without eating. The elderly go without needed medicines. The mentally ill go without treatment. Worcestershire County Council cut or withdraw grants to local organisations and reduce staffing in its care of the elderly because of lack of monies. Never mind, the fire authority find funds to pay towards the cost of an operation for the Fire Chief. So all is well in the world, or is it?
2:37pm Friday 4th April 2014