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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Tell us your views on town council plans

cewhtcconsult SIR – I write in response to Roberta Cooper’s letter (The Whitehaven News, July 10) which questioned the process Copeland Council is going through regarding a recently submitted petition calling for a town council for Whitehaven.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Yellow lines: why leave a job half done?

cemarkings01 SIR – Following the partial resurfacing of Lowther Street in Whitehaven, it is surprising to see that those responsible for the work ran out of yellow paint and were unable to comply with legislation regarding road markings.

Last updated 7 July 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Clean and tidy – let’s keep it that way!

cethornlet01 SIR – Thornhill Village Association (TVA) would like to thank all those who worked hard on June 17.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

You make carnival fun!

CECARNQUEEN1007 SIR – I would like to express my thanks to all the entrants who took part in the Whitehaven Carnival Parade on Saturday.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

If something should be done, let’s do it!

SIR – The Whitehaven Festival Company has come to the end of its major events for the year, with only the Christmas Fair left for 2014.SIR – Did your pictures from inside Albion Square (The Whitehaven News, June 26) show the view the chief executive will see from his/her office?

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Green shoots show anything but recovery

ceweeds01 SIR – The accompanying photograph was taken in King Street, Whitehaven, this last weekend.

Last updated 3 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

A great place to live and work – pass it on!

viewfindermay16 SIR – Many people are now aware of the problems of recruiting (and retaining) suitably qualified professionals and graduates to come and work in Cumbria, and in West Cumbria in particular.

Last updated 3 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Illuminating facts on solar panel farm plan

cesolarbigrigg SIR – I wish to object to the installation of solar panels by Castillium, on land near Bigrigg, on the following grounds:

Last updated 26 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Poem with a point to it

cepaynehog SIR – Having read in the press that the hedgehog population is in decline, it was a pleasure to see this one trotting down our drive late one evening this week.

Last updated 1 May 0005
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Walking to happiness

cegarrawaywalk SIR – My daughter Joely and I recently completed the coast to coast walk from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay (192 miles) to raise money for breast cancer research.

Last updated 26 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Donation helps theatrical youth

cerosecheque SIR – On behalf of Rosehill Youth Theatre, we would like to extend our thanks to the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children’s Fund for the donation of £1,000.

Last updated 19 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Sentence not enough for forced marriages

SIR – While I welcome the news that from today, forced marriages will at long last be considered a criminal offence, I fear that new sentences for parents who force their children into marriage are far too lenient.

Last updated 19 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Don’t turn nose up at this opportunity

SIR – The Egremont Crab Fair Committee has lost a number of members and helpers due to ill health and personal circumstances. We need to recruit new members to ensure that this year’s Crab Fair can go ahead.

Last updated 19 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

A bloomin’ brilliant show

seedpixxxx006 SIR – May we – the parish of Whitehaven – through your columns, thank:

Last updated 5 June 2014
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Pregnant pause

cefaiers0506 SIR – I’m writing to ask you and your readers to join me and support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Fight For Every Heartbeat campaign, which aims to raise awareness of inherited heart conditions.

Last updated 5 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Balancing the books at county’s hospitals

SIR – I have as ever read The Whitehaven News. The point that gets me angry this time is the report about the mess the trusts are making of the West Cumberland Hospital’s finances now that they are together with the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.

Last updated 5 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

An historic change, delivered by you

CEPOLLBOX09 SIR – The early hours of Friday, May 23, delivered an historic change for the people of Copeland. This change was delivered by the people of Copeland, in what has been described in the local press as a “landslide” victory.

Last updated 29 May 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Isn’t it time to end farmers’ subsidies for windfarms?

ceturb02 SIR – These pictures are of the view of the western fells from my garden in Egremont. One was taken about a month after the other.

Last updated 22 May 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Thank you, Whitehaven!

seedpixxxx006 SIR – Over the last month we’ve organised three events building up in size progressively from the World War One exhibition to the fabulous World War One parade and culminating in last weekend’s Home and Garden Show.

Last updated 22 May 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Pedestrian safety is no laughing matter

SIR – I find the controversy over charging for on-street parking wholly wrong as it is overriding the issue of pedestrian safety.

Last updated 22 May 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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