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Pylons debate: what happens next

cejspylons0706 SIR – Over the last ten weeks, National Grid has asked local authorities, important organisations and interested members of the public for their feedback on our initial proposals for connecting new energy generation projects in Cumbria and the important issues they feel we should consider.

Last updated 26 July 2012
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Can’t we help our youngsters by paying them to clean our town?

SIR – I write to you to try and find out what our council has spent the £10million on, that was given to them from the LLWR (Drigg) Plant.

Last updated 26 July 2012
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A new library when other places are losing theirs

celibclarko01 SIR – Re Mrs Mavis Gaskell’s letter about the new Egremont Library (The Whitehaven News, July 5), I hope that Coun Gary Strong was able to address her concerns to her satisfaction. However, I would like to pick up on a couple of statements she made.

Last updated 19 July 2012
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It’s no life of luxury living on housing benefits, Mr Cameron

SIR – Once again our Prime Minister David Cameron has instigated yet another attack upon working class people by threatening to withdraw housing benefits for the under-25s.

Last updated 19 July 2012
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Wind turbines 'are an eyesore'

Last updated 12 July 2012
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The nuclear waste debate

cenwaste1207 SIR – I write in reply to a letter from Coun Tim Knowles (The Whitehaven News, June 28), in which he discusses the results of public polling by MRWS [the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely partnership] to promote continuing with investigations for radioactive waste storage.

Last updated 12 July 2012
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Do we really need seven council leaders – and 359 councillors?

SIR – It was interesting to read the response by the director of service for Copeland Borough Council, Pat Graham (a paid council adviser), to my letter (The Whitehaven News, June 28) referring to changes to bins collections in order generate further savings.SIR – I recently wrote in The Whitehaven News about motorcyclists passing through Bigrigg village where I live.

Last updated 5 July 2012
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Thanks to midnight walkers

walk9 0607 SIR – I am writing on behalf of Hospice at Home West Cumbria to thank everyone for the massive support we received, yet again, for our Ladies Midnight Walk. We are all extremely grateful to everyone involved in helping us on the night and before , in so many different ways.

Last updated 5 July 2012
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A mum’s special word of thanks

CETORTCHSIMMO SIR – I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to all the people of Whitehaven for the warm welcome you gave my son James Simpson and his family when he ran with the Olympic torch last Thursday through Whitehaven.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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A county approach to refuse services would be more efficient

SIR – I read your report “More changes to bin collections” (The Whitehaven News, June 21) in which the council is to consult on efficiency savings which will affect every householder in Copeland to save the council £120,000, or nine per cent of the current £1,3200,000 cost of the service, which of course is quite a lot of money funding a frontline service.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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Big Society do, big thank you

CEJUBSNECK05 SIR – I am writing to ask if you would print this letter in your newspaper to say a big thank you for all those who helped at the Sneckyeat Fun Day on June 6.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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‘GPs are well rewarded but by striking they lose our respect’

SIR – On Thursday our GPs will not be working. They are on strike. At a time when we all know that the economy of the world, the country and most importantly the area is in crisis, they choose to strike to support a pension provision that most of us can only dream of as a salary, much less a pension.SIR – I find I am not alone in expressing disbelief of Seascale Parish Council being so insensitive as to draw attention to the West Cumbria shootings by mounting what is, to all intents and purposes, a headstone, in a children’s play area.

Last updated 21 June 2012
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A mystery no more

cebraystowe2106 SIR – The photograph of Braystones Tower in last week’s Whitehaven News helped me solve a mystery of where a family photo was taken.

Last updated 21 June 2012
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Tower of strength – and joy

cebrayflag SIR – What a delight it was to see the Union Jack flying from Braystones Tower over the Diamond Jubilee weekend – and for the tower to be lit at night.

Last updated 14 June 2012
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Crying out for an elected mayor after just fiddling on the fringes

SIR – I found Chris Whiteside’s recent letter totally hilarious as I did Coun Haraldsen’s, calling for an elected mayor in your May 17 edition.

Last updated 14 June 2012
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Power to change council is in people’s hands at local election

SIR – Following on from Coun Norwood’s letter (The Whitehaven News, May 24) there is one further point to be made, which is that some of the attitudes displayed in the letters published the previous week are a perfect illustration of what can go wrong with a council where one political group – whichever one it is – has been in control for far too long.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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Two viable (invisible) options

cejspylons0706 SIR – Out at sea or underground? These are the only two viable options for our area.

Last updated 7 June 2012
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Savings tips for NHS bosses – why stop at microwave food?

SIR – So health bosses think it is a good idea to have microwaved food for the patients, even though the Government is actively promoting the cooking of fresh food as a more healthy option than processed foods, which in many cases are high in cholesterol. SIR – I am a resident of Bigrigg, near one of the main A595 roads en route from Whitehaven through to Egremont.

Last updated 31 May 2012
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You should all take a bow

af playfest3 SIR – The ‘At the Playground’ organising committee would like to thank you for your excellent article and revue of our event held on May 19 and 20.

Last updated 31 May 2012
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N-waste site can’t be imposed on a community which doesn’t want it

SIR – By the time of publication, the MRWS partnership will have considered its response to the results of its consultation paper on siting a geological disposal facility, or GDF.

Last updated 24 May 2012
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