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Last updated 24 November 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Shoppers driven out of town as motorists are used as cash-cows

twtickets SIR – Copeland Council’s decision to increase car parking charges is yet another blunder. As usual the motorist is being used as a cash- cow, a simple method of obtaining extra revenue through the line of least resistance.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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Don’t let negative news taint your view of hospital – it is excellent

SIR – It is right to highlight the unacceptable situation regarding potential ward closures, job cuts and indecision relating to a replacement hospital. However along with all this dreadful uncertainty, a serious problem has developed in that staff morale is suffering badly and public confidence in the service has been damaged.

Last updated 17 November 2011
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Diamond way to celebrate

twbloom SIR - Cumbria in Bloom’s Pride in Your Community Competition acknowledges the high standards submitted by towns, villages, hamlets, school gardens and neighbourhood projects that took part in 2011.

Last updated 17 November 2011
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Call for parliamentary boundaries which reflect realities of local life

SIR – Whitehaven and Windermere? What a nonsense!

Last updated 10 November 2011
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It’s a mad, mad world...

SIR – The British people don’t want to give money to Greece that will never be repaid.

Last updated 10 November 2011
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How many councillors does it take to change a lightbulb..?

cecandlelit SIR – There are a few features around Whitehaven Harbour that, deservedly, are all the better for nightly illumination – such as the Candlestick, Mount Pleasant and the old Wheelhouse.

Last updated 3 November 2011
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The future of hospital services

SIR – I read the newspaper this week and could not believe the amount of spin by NHS establishments and others.

Last updated 3 November 2011
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No planning, no communication and a wheelie bin that’s too big

SIR – With reference the letter sent in by Amy Caddy regarding the wheelie bins, we too have received the “letter” from Copeland Council and live in the same area as Miss Caddy, but further up the terrace on Roper Street.

Last updated 27 October 2011
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Think again – and protect the vulnerable

SIR – I am writing to express my concern and extreme distress at the proposed plans by Cumbria County Council to close the three care homes, with particular regard to Woodlands at Distington.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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Show support for Remploy

cerempllett SIR – I would like to express my support, to our MP Jamie Reed in his fight to maintain Remploy.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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Well done organisers

cekearney SIR – I would like to thank the organisers of the Wasdale Show 2011 for a great day.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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‘Only way forward is to create new West Cumbrian seat in parliament’

SIR – With reference to your reports on the proposed boundary changes for West Cumbria, published in The Whitehaven News, on September 15 and 22.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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On air today, gone tomorrow?

ceradredund SIR – As one of the pioneers who founded BBC Radio Carlisle, as it was then, in 1973, I am disturbed to hear of the proposal to reduce the staff of BBC Radio Cumbria by almost 10 posts.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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‘New bin system will clog up our pavements and create problems’

SIR – This is a copy of a letter I have sent to Copeland Borough Council:

Last updated 13 October 2011
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Council’s new dog rules will have ‘negative effect on seaside towns’

SIR – On Monday the new dog control orders came into effect. Where are the signs to inform dog owners that dogs are banned in 3/4 of the amenity area on the seafront of Seascale? Where is the sign showing the mapped-out area? Where are the signs warning people of ‘on the spot fines of £80’? Where are the signs warning the public they could be contravening the by-laws?

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Big thank you to organisers

CESCARECLETT SIR – I just wanted to thank the Lamplugh Sports Committee for organising the recent scarecrow festival.

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Adventures awaiting us all

cedrrae02 SIR – One of the great things about living in the Lake District is the opportunity for uplifting activities and experiences that is there for the taking just outside the door. A classic example is the superb little Shepherd’s Crag, just above the lakeside road in Borrowdale.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Pension squeeze will put unfair burden on public sector workers

CEPUBSECT SIR – I write to you on behalf of my colleagues within the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) branch of Prospect, the union for professionals, as well as all those people within the NNL and the wider public sector affected by the Governments proposals on public sector pensions, namely the increase in pension contributions from April 2012 through to April 2014.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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