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Last updated 20 February 2014
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Blots on the landscape

SIR – I see that the county council intends to build more speed humps of asphalt. This could be better used in repairing the potholes, for Whitehaven already seems to have far too many of both.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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No Tory plot behind bid for elected mayor

elecmayor SIR – You published two letters last week about the forthcoming elected mayor referendum including one which made attacks on one of the people who called the referendum.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Start planning for the return of summer carnival

cewhvcarn01 SIR – As many readers will know, the first Saturday in July is always

Last updated 20 February 2014
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An elected mayor isn’t the only option

andy landscaperidof SIR – I am a relative newcomer to the area, being sent by my employers in the early 1990s, to work on Thorp.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Pothole critics take dig at wrong target

cepoth130201 SIR – In response to Rob Romano’s comment regarding gas workers fixing potholes in Queen Street, Whitehaven (The Whitehaven News, letters, February 6), I am sure Copeland Council would have been over the moon to see the holes filled, but would gas customers outside Copeland want to pay for it? Probably not.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Threatened deer were here long before Sellafield plant existed

Deer photo SIR – I am writing to you to say I am thoroughly disgusted at the thought of Sellafield wanting to cull the roe deer on its site by shooting them.

Last updated 6 February 2014
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Nightmare junction needs to be sorted

SIR – Since I last put down the concerns and frustrations of myself and many other local residents regarding Scalegill Road junction with the A595, on paper (letters, November 29, 2011), there have been some serious traffic collisions resulting in injuries at this accident black-spot.

Last updated 30 January 2014
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Civic Hall vote – did they or not?

ptyearciviccc SIR – Recently, I received a response to a Freedom Of Information Request which was delayed by a month (the legal time limit is 20 working days) where I asked a question about the Whitehaven Civic Hall.

Last updated 30 January 2014
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Deer are paying the price for rush to erect security fencing

SIR – I would appeal to Sellafield Ltd to think of a better solution for removing its deer than simply shooting them (“Deer cull on N-site”, The Whitehaven News, January 23).

Last updated 30 January 2014
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Making our turbine views heard

ANDY LANDSREV3 SIR – So the goal posts have moved again. Mr Shepherd of Shepherd’s Views Holidays had permission for a 45m wind turbine granted only six months ago, but now he wants a bigger one – 57m (more like the original application in 2012 for a 80m turbine, refused at appeal and at a judicial review.)SIR – I would like to make a special appeal to runners who have been successful in securing a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014 and would like to run for a children’s charity.SIR – I am trying to trace my McCarten ancestors, some of whom I think settled in Whitehaven/Cleator Moor in the latter part of the 19th century.

Last updated 23 January 2014
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Speak up now – or be left with something you never wanted

SIR – May I take this opportunity to encourage as many people as possible to attend one of the drop-in sessions that have been organised for the public to have their say on a possible town council for the Whitehaven and Sandwith areas.SIR – Four decades ago, I moved to Whitehaven, a lovely Georgian town, that had a twice weekly open market. A bus depot brought in visitors from far and wide, and was also a meeting place where people exchanged pleasantries. Employment was plentiful. SIR – When I wrote a letter to the Whitehaven News about my recent unfortunate experience with a local business I was not sure that the newspaper would publish it as there was a campaign running to encourage local people to buy local products and that my letter would be detrimental to that campaign.SIR – In regards to the letter in the Whitehaven News (January 18), I would like to also reiterate my disappointment in the closure of the Whitehaven Community Trust café.SIR – I was surprised to read Alan Cleaver’s statement , January 16, that “back end” is in late autumn to early December. Here in Penrith and district, it is the back end of summer, from mid August to most of September, the transition from summer to the autumn colours in October. Perhaps this too, is a “revelation too many”, as Alan puts it.SIR – My associates and I would like to thank the public for their overwhelming support during the last three months in our endeavour to bring democracy to Copeland. SIR – I read with great interest in the News (January 16, 2014), the excitement by Mr Jamie Reed MP and Coun Woodburn about proposals for a new nuclear build at Moorside, Sellafield.While I agree this is good news for West Cumbria, I think the MP should stand back and have a good look at the area. My own view of the situation is that Jamie Reed MP should be banging the drum first to get our roads made to carry all the extra traffic. I mean from Thornhill to Barrow-in-Furness the A595. How many times have we, in the past, had surveys and discussions at one hell of a cost. What’s happened? “Nowt”.I really think all these people who are chasing after Mr Reed should get a priority sorted now, and not wait until construction starts. We need local engineers and construction people who would understand the complex situation, not people from outer space, folk with a bit of common sense.Can you picture the extra volume of traffic crawling along the A595 from Calderbridge to Millom? it’s bad enough now.

Last updated 23 January 2014
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Turning off Ennerdale’s tap

ennerdalstory SIR – Has April 1, come early or did I really see a ‘talking head’ from United Utilities standing in the pouring rain, with a backdrop of Ennerdale looking like the North Atlantic, telling us about drought. This was our local news.He also informed us that we were losing Ennerdale as source of supply. Why are we losing this top quality water supply? Because any replacement will be inferior by some distance. Is it “three-legged toads” or “ cross-eyed newts”, or is there some longer term plan?

Last updated 23 January 2014
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Way of saving money you won’t find in the county’s consultation

SIR – Cumbria county councillor Jo Stephenson exhorts us to take part in the present consultation for council tax. Taking a look at this consultation, I did not notice any proposed reduction in salaries etc for the corporate team, a major cost to us all.

Last updated 16 January 2014
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After the storms, a salute to community’s unsung heroes

twfloods5 SIR – The weather over the festive period caused difficulties for many people. I wanted to take the time to write to personally thank all of the people who have worked tirelessly over this period to minimise the impact and disruption.

Last updated 16 January 2014
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Sad turn of fortune for mill

harrimill SIR – In the article “It’s time to take another wander down the lonning”, (The Whitehaven News, December 31), you mention Wardle’s Lonning connecting to Mill Lonning, which in turn led to Lowca Mill.

Last updated 16 January 2014
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Petition organisers say you can decide who runs the borough

SIR – What we have at the moment is Coun John Kane telling people that Copeland Borough Council has been looking into setting up a town council for the last two years.

Last updated 9 January 2014
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The cruel sea reminds us cuts to coastguards will put lives at risk

ceopchrischild2412 SIR – It is no surprise to read your article that the Coastguard SOS Group believes the proposed cuts to coastguard bases, including Liverpool (which co-ordinates Whitehaven and Maryport teams), will put lives at risk (The Whitehaven News, December 12).

Last updated 24 December 2013
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‘There are no brownie points in kow-towing’

SIR – The media has many functions, but perhaps one of the more important is to reflect public opinion and to hold to account those who would wish to govern us.

Last updated 24 December 2013
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Weeds cause grave concerns

ceduffyletter SIR – Do we really have to disrespect the dead in Whitehaven by allowing ancient gravestones to become covered in moss, and weeds?

Last updated 19 December 2013
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