Cemetery in sad state

This Is Wiltshire:

4:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

I WAS sad to read about more vandalism at Radnor Street Cemetery.

Circus crossing mess

This Is Wiltshire:

4:19pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MALCOLM Morrison (SA 15 August) makes another valid point, having driven on six occasions in three days around Regent Circus – in all directions.

Time to seize the day

This Is Wiltshire:

4:16pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

QUOTE of the day, “no matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world” SA, 14 August. The quote comes from the movie, Dead Poets Society, which is one of my two favourite movies by Robin Williams who died last week.

Elephant in the room

This Is Wiltshire:

4:14pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FURTHER to your article on the development in Rodbourne Rec, which may or may not take place this financial year, due to the crucial absence of key staff on holiday and the Bank Holiday.

It’s against the Bible

This Is Wiltshire:

2:26pm Monday 18th August 2014

RE ‘Be loud and proud’, August 13 from Rosemary Duff, she writes: “events such as (Gay) Pride are needed so people can shout out that it is fine and normal to be gay until those who think it’s not get the message”. So, Rosemary Duff, the Christian God who abhors homosexuality will, according to you, “eventually get the message” and write it out of the Holy Bible, so all the diverse elements in our midst may carry on happy as larks?

Put a stop to bigots

This Is Wiltshire:

3:42pm Monday 18th August 2014

WHEN I asked if Gay Pride was still necessary, I wasn’t disapproving of it, merely asking if we had indeed reached equality.

Waste bid a debacle

This Is Wiltshire:

3:44pm Monday 18th August 2014

I AM writing to vent my annoyance over the recent debacle that Swindon Borough Council were involved with concerning the movement of the waste to the Park and ride in Cricklade Road.

No to plain packets

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

I WRITE in response to your article ‘Plain cigarette packs will bring in £2m’, published August 14.

We pick and choose

This Is Wiltshire:

3:36pm Monday 18th August 2014

THIS response is from my MP, Mr Robert Buckland, which I don’t agree with, but it is our government’s view, and I quote: “The Government’s position is that the settlement building is illegal under international law, but that sanctions would not be the best way to take action against this breach of law; instead, this is a matter for... the international community as a whole, not simply Britain.

Why is there a delay?

This Is Wiltshire:

3:35pm Monday 18th August 2014

IT would appear to be really strange that the official findings of the results concerning the two black box flight recorders salvaged from the stricken Malaysian airliner MH17 and taken to Farnborough, Hampshire to be analysed, do not yet appear to have been officially released.

Is it understaffing?

This Is Wiltshire:

2:25pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE benefits sanctions system is said to be in chaos with appeals taking weeks or months, leaving people without money and extremely distressed.

Compensate for stink

This Is Wiltshire:

2:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

I DRIVE up and down Drakes Way several times a day and am appalled at the choking, foul-smelling smoke coming from the Averies fire.

Stop being a nimby

This Is Wiltshire:

2:16pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE ‘Not in my back Yard’ brigade or nimby has become a real phenomenon of late. There are stories from across the country of local people rejecting plans that may affect their local community.

My home is haven

This Is Wiltshire:

1:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

I HAVE read letters in the Swindon Advertiser regarding the current situation vis a vis Israel and Hamas.

War dead betrayed

This Is Wiltshire:

1:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

HOW pathetic and gutless are our so-called leaders. I see the Mayor of Calais has promised to give free ferry passes to the human mess in his own backyard so they can come to the UK.

Give us a display

This Is Wiltshire:

1:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

I HAVE lived in Tydeman Street, in Gorse Hill, for 58 years and have run the Sunflower Cafe for nearly 13 years so I feel qualified to comment about the following.

A use for prisoners

This Is Wiltshire:

1:10pm Monday 18th August 2014

I ALWAYS enjoy the Barrie Hudson column in the SA. Last Tuesday 5 August, I found the “It’s just another slap on the wrist” item of interest where Barrie made comment about the lenient sentences passed down to criminals by the local judiciary.

Tattoo was great

This Is Wiltshire:

1:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

THANK you so much for my tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo. I was over the moon, flabbergasted and so chuffed!

Rules of the road

This Is Wiltshire:

1:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

IF the policy of “shared streets” (in operation at the Regent Circus development) is to be pursued, surely the corollary must be the following?

Inquiry won’t help

This Is Wiltshire:

1:08pm Monday 18th August 2014

WITH regard to Andrew Parkin and his Epetition calling for an inquiry, how on earth is that going to be any benefit to putting this fire out?

Quite appalling

This Is Wiltshire:

4:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AS a resident of the Railway Village, I am appalled to hear the bus company is going to run buses two ways through the village, one a minute!

A sad genius

This Is Wiltshire:

4:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT was indeed a say when the world heard of the passing of Robin Williams.

Wrong policy

This Is Wiltshire:

4:35pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SINCE politicians, who have responsibility for energy matters, have become so occupied with Britain’s carbon emissions, many coal fired generators are being shut down.

Poignant reading

This Is Wiltshire:

4:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE poignant readings at the BBC Remembrance on Monday 4 August made me think of my granddad.

Thanks for the piece

This Is Wiltshire:

4:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I AM writing to say thank you for the piece written about my father, Mr Frank Gilbert. It was good and factual.

We’ve made it worse

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

LOOKING back Saddam Hussein was not so bad. This ISIS lot are far worse.

Sex advice is daft

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

TO read the comments attributed to Laura Hill ‘lead health adviser’ at GWH you might imagine she has an obsession with sex.

Shooting birds for fun

This Is Wiltshire:

1:45am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I READ the letter from Bert Jones concerning the massacre of songbirds in Malta with interest and I agree with his sentiments.

Yes we do need Pride

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I ASK myself about the Swindon Pride how many of the trans community were at the Pride, if any? Also the trans are not represented on the Pride commitee.

They’re a motley crew

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BRITAIN boasts some of the world’s most eminent doctors, scientists, industrialists, writers and academics, with huge wisdom and experience.

Be loud and proud

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I MUST totally disagree with Mr Reucer (Letters, August 11) when he questions if Gay Pride is still necessary.

Readers are spot on

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

YOUR correspondents are, as I have said before, absolutely right.

It’s outright fantasy

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

STEVE Nibbs resorts to outright fantasy in defending Israel’s bombing of women and children in Gaza against Axmed Bahjad.

Atrocities elsewhere

This Is Wiltshire:

9:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

MANY have written to the SA recently in outrage concerning the death of Palestinians civilians in Gaza by Israel, with even some trying to legitimise and thus condone such crimes against humanity.

Scant regard for our safety

This Is Wiltshire:

1:55am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I FFEL I must add my comments to the ongoing debate about the crossings in Regent Circus.

Conflict is our fault

This Is Wiltshire:

4:33pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

BRITAIN created the situation in Israel when it handed over British Palestine in 1948 and a Jewish state was declared without a thought from the people already living there. It’s exactly the same error we made with Ireland. Will we never learn?

It’s time to face facts

This Is Wiltshire:

4:32pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Steve Jack writes to say that the views of those of us who have been critical of Israel’s murderous onslaught on the people of Gaza are inaccurate or not true.

There are no winners

This Is Wiltshire:

4:31pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

In reply to Steve Jack’s letter (putting it straight: Adver 9 Aug). He asks, would we be writing in vehement protest if it was Israel suffering at the hands of Hamas?

Where’s the answer?

This Is Wiltshire:

4:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

I doubt if I am the only one on the planet Earth, our only base in the vastness of the universe, to question what is going on all around us.

Our heartfelt thanks

This Is Wiltshire:

4:29pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind held a collection at the Pets At Home Stratton store and through the generosity of the people who donated to the collection we raised £476 which was a fantastic amount.

Good use of car park

This Is Wiltshire:

4:27pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Hurrah, a use has been found at last for the former park and ride in Penhill.

Rethink crossings

This Is Wiltshire:

4:26pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

We attended a meeting of the council’s Locality group on Thursday to express our concerns about the decision to remove both pedestrian controlled crossings at Regent Circus in front of the new development.

Road layout's sheer lunacy

This Is Wiltshire:

1:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

WHAT on earth is wrong with our town planners? Are they a brick short of a building site?

The council stinks

This Is Wiltshire:

12:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

CAN you believe our council?

Pride for all?

This Is Wiltshire:

1:54pm Monday 11th August 2014

Now that gay marriage is legal and there are equal rights for everyone, is Gay Pride really necessary?

Just imagine this

This Is Wiltshire:

2:27pm Monday 11th August 2014

I VISITED Malta recently, a particularly moving experience for me as my uncle was stationed at Valletta on HMS Warspite during the Second World War.

Fight for rights

This Is Wiltshire:

2:26pm Monday 11th August 2014

I SAY bravo to our brave firefighters who put their lives at risk for ordinary people like you and me.

It takes all sorts

This Is Wiltshire:

2:25pm Monday 11th August 2014

I FOUND Rosemary Duff’s letter of July 28 (‘helping prostitutes’) a most heartening and liberal minded contribution to the vexed debate on how society should treat sex workers.

Just scoop it up

This Is Wiltshire:

2:23pm Monday 11th August 2014

IN the last few years we’ve all come to enjoy pristine pavements and footpaths.

Save our services

This Is Wiltshire:

1:57pm Monday 11th August 2014

CONGRATULATIONS and good luck to Bradford on Avon Town Council who are hoping to step in and save the vital youth services within the town that have been so cruelly axed by Wiltshire Council.






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