Not dead in the water

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

12:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Thank you for the brilliant article in the Adver about “Bridging a gap in our history” and the photographs included.

Future looks bleak

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

12:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I love my country, Great Britain. Driving from Inverness to Oban as the sun sets over the lochs, with the wildlife in abundance, a scenario I often take to my dreams as I fall asleep.

It's only natural

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

12:27pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

In reply to Roger Jones, April 18, the climate of the earth moves regularly from warm to cool over periods of several thousands of years.

Far worse offenders

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Drivers are being fined for driving a few yards the wrong way down a street in Old Town when others are being let off for far worse things.

Victim of PC brigade

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

12:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Congratulations to the PC brigade who have persecuted Nick Martin into resigning as Mayor.

Town given bad name

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I’m sure the long-suffering people of Swindon want to thank the council for once again showing off our town under the best light.

A better solution

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:31am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I am sure most supporters of Better Swindon would wish that there were no need for their existence! Sadly, the behaviour of some people in public office has demonstrated that there is a need for such an organisation.

It's utterly absurd

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:29am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

So we are going for a solar Swindon? Well I suppose if we must be surrounded by swathes of these ugly black mirrors, a wall down the side of the M4 motorway is as good as anywhere.

Spaces are needed

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:29am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I think that Mr Des Morgan needs to know a few facts about designated car parking spaces – does he not understand why they are there? For the people entitled to use them.

Point was missed

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:28am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Many people are wondering why the ferry sank so quickly in South Korea.

Point was missed

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:27am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Your recent correspondent, Peter Smith, appears to have completely missed the point in my critique of the admirable Tony Benn. His wordy diatribe on the social history of mankind is irrelevant and has no bearing whatever on the subject I raised.

Unions are good

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE recent decision by Balfour Beatty Living Places to derecognise the three trade unions, GMB, Unite and Unison, who represent their staff responsible for roads maintenance, shows yet another downside of privatisation.

Beat fuel poverty

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:29am Monday 21st April 2014

THE soaring price of energy is affecting everyone, and the hardest hit are the poorest, who cannot afford to turn on the heating.

Take long view

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:28am Monday 21st April 2014

THE latest UN Climate Report warns us that the world is heading towards catastrophic climate change but that if we take concerted action now we can avoid such a fate.

Be seen and safe

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:28am Monday 21st April 2014

AS A cyclist it is very noticeable that both cyclists and vehicles do not switch their headlights on during inclement weather.

Unsuitable mayor

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:24am Monday 21st April 2014

While most folk would agree that Nick Martin was correct in resigning, this saga indicates again a number of troubling attitudes demonstrated by those in charge at SBC.

We're disillusioned

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:23am Monday 21st April 2014

What another naive letter from Martin Webb. (Adver. 16th. April: “No time for apathy”).

Parking problems

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:22am Monday 21st April 2014

It must be very frustrating to be a motorcycle rider and find your carefully marked out space in a car park occupied by a car.

Promises, promises

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

11:21am Monday 21st April 2014

Until the 1990s, I was a regular contributor to the Letters to the Editor in what was then the Evening Advertiser but stopped until recently, after I was approached by a friend and prospective MP and asked to be his mouthpiece in this column.

Not so Grand race

This Is Wiltshire:

1:47pm Friday 18th April 2014

ANYONE who has knowledge of equines and cares for their welfare would not support such events as the so-called Grand National.

No time to waste

This Is Wiltshire:

1:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE latest UN Climate Report warns us that the world is heading towards catastrophic climate change but that if we take concerted action now we can avoid such a fate.

Asbestos warning

This Is Wiltshire:

1:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

Emmerdale’s latest storyline featuring a young girl diagnosed with mesothelioma is welcome, as it helps organisations like the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) challenge the commonly held view that asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma are a thing of the past and an old man’s disease – when thanks to asbestos, nothing could be further from the truth.

No say over schools

This Is Wiltshire:

1:45pm Friday 18th April 2014

I was quite surprised to read the article about another free secondary school to be opened in the very near future, although it hasn’t a site.

UFO photos sought

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I am a retired police officer from the West Midlands who has spent the last 20 years cataloguing and writing up reports of British UFO activity between the periods 1940 to the present date.

Well done runners

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

May I, through your letters page, congratulate the Swindon runners in the London Marathon last weekend.

Police failed badly

This Is Wiltshire: News bites

3:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I was disgusted with the attitude of the police concerning the accident on Great Western Way on Monday morning.

Thanks for helping

This Is Wiltshire:

3:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I am writing to thank you and your readers for the support you’ve shown so far for the South West British Heart Foundation shops’ Spring Clear Out campaign.

Bad news on jobs

This Is Wiltshire:

3:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This has been a very bad month for Swindon regarding job losses in the town.

Volunteers needed

This Is Wiltshire:

3:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Barnardo’s is looking to recruit new volunteers in Wiltshire in a bid to help the charity continue its life-changing work across the county.

Culture is wrong

This Is Wiltshire:

3:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

For too long the process of dealing with official complaints has been too opaque, too slow and not fit for purpose “enabling” conduct that would be addressed in most other walks of life. If the system was better the situation with the Mayor should never have arisen.

Here's a blooming good idea

This Is Wiltshire: Here's a blooming good idea

1:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Referrence the recent letter about the potholes in Swindon, may I respectfully suggest that this could be the solution we are looking for? Over to you!

No time for apathy

This Is Wiltshire:

1:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The recent elections in Afghanistan saw an estimated 70 per cent of Afghans turn out to vote for a new president, defying threats of bombing, kidnapping and murder to take part in the elections.

De-clutter out streets

This Is Wiltshire:

1:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I am very disappointed at the level of street clutter on the High Street recently.

Long-suffering fans

This Is Wiltshire:

1:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I noticed there was a recent survey showing football’s longest suffering fans.

Support medical bill

This Is Wiltshire:

1:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I’m writing to appeal to your readers to get involved and show their support for The Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill before the consultation ends on April 27.

Loss of a rich legacy

This Is Wiltshire:

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

We hear that our leisure centres, golf courses and playing fields are to be gifted away leaving future generations no control over what should have been a rich legacy, and losing control of Lydiard Mansion and park would be a massive insult to the people of Swindon.

Rejection of beliefs

This Is Wiltshire:

11:41am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tacit approval by senior clerics in the Church of England of gay marriage, in contravention of Holy writ and the laws of nature will result in the following: Large numbers will sever their allegiance to the C of E; many will convert to the Roman Catholic Church and Islamic faiths, and still more will reject all religious beliefs.

Today's lost souls

This Is Wiltshire:

11:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

In the great order of things, life may seem a very long time, but in reality we are all here on this mortal coil a very short time.

The best in the west

This Is Wiltshire:

11:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Congratulations to WBLOS for a thoroughly entertaining Oklahoma. A great team effort and once again imaginative use of the Memorial Hall. Special praise too for MD Richard Abrams and his 15 talented young musicians who are clearly already experienced in orchestral music and obviously enjoyed being part of the show.

Salute to the mayor

This Is Wiltshire:

11:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

It was with sadness that I read the Adver of 11 April, where on page 4 was an article regarding apologies from the Mayor.

Drivers all shook up

This Is Wiltshire: News bites

11:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

There is a lovely bit of new road in Marlow Avenue, Park North but the speed bumps are too big.

What more to damage?

This Is Wiltshire:

11:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

I am sure a touch of irony was intended in your report on the recent fire at the Locarno site in Swindon’s Old Town (SA 12 April p5). How else to explain the comment “A sharp eyed passer by managed to prevent any serious damage to the Locarno by alerting fire crews to smoke coming from the building”.

Park totally at home

This Is Wiltshire:

11:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Re your front page of April 9, ‘The big dig begins’, concerning Coate Water, may I please make the following points?

Bear with vital work on town's sewers

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

4:53pm Monday 14th April 2014

I know there are a number of people complaining about the work being done by Thames Water on upgrading Swindon’s sewer system, and I happen to be one of the motorists inconvenienced on a daily basis by the congestion caused around the Bruce Street Bridges where work is ongoing.

Mark a rail milestone

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

1:23pm Monday 14th April 2014

I wonder if the 150th anniversary of the arrival in Marlborough of GWR trains from Savernake Junction should be recorded.

MPs are scroungers

This Is Wiltshire:

1:22pm Monday 14th April 2014

An MP has again admitted their role in theft and fraud from public funds and has got the full support of the Prime Minister in their actions.

Taxpayers lose again

This Is Wiltshire:

1:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

Last week the railway line to the south west of England at Dawlish Warren was restored by Network Rail permanent way engineers ahead of schedule, which was a truly amazing, Herculean achievement in the face of such adversity.

No action on potholes

This Is Wiltshire:

1:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

On March 22 at 2.57pm I told Swindon Council about a pothole in Carstairs Avenue and Cranmore Road, ref: 0395-2457. The council put a yellow marker around it.

Our world's in a mess

This Is Wiltshire:

1:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

Qualmy, queasy and querulous understate the quandaries I’m currently feeling. Possibly destined to become one of Great Britain’s 14,000 centenarians ought to be a privilege but I may depart with our world in its worst mess since World War II.

Thank you to angels

This Is Wiltshire: Letters to the editor

1:19pm Monday 14th April 2014

I have never written to any paper before but this is something I wanted to do. I recently spent four weeks in the Great Western Hospital in Neptune Ward. Not only did they save my life, but I couldn’t have been treated better had I been royalty.






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