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Stormy times ahead for owners?

CEWALKES SIR – Thank you for your article on the new Dog Control orders (The Whitehaven News, June 23) and for Ian Hill’s comments.

Last updated 30 June 2011
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A town transformed since my first visit nearly 50 years ago

SIR – My wife Irene (born in Ginns), son, grandson and myself visited Whitehaven last weekend to see our family and for the festival (our first time.) My wife and I stayed with our sister-in-law, Mrs Pat Wilson, High Road, Kells, overlooking the dock/marina, and we had a lovely view of everything that was going on.

Last updated 30 June 2011
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An elected mayor could bring policies of merit – not politics

Sir – On Whitehaven car parking and other matters, there appears to be a degree of memory loss-cum-in-action by those we elect to provide efficient services locally.

Last updated 30 June 2011
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Your Festival photo album

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Last updated 30 June 2011
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Doctors and nurses should check that WCH design suits their needs

twhospital SIR – I have not seen the plans for the proposed new Whitehaven hospital; but from the picture (The Whitehaven News, June 9) it appears that the architects are making the same mistakes made at the “money eater” Carlisle hospital.

Last updated 16 June 2011
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The carve-up of Copeland? It’s time to say enough is enough

cebl;oomlet SIR – The recent announcement on intended boundary changes by the Democratic Audit (The Whitehaven News, June 9) should be challenged by everyone in this constituency as yet again Copeland is being carved up by outside bodies.

Last updated 16 June 2011
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Where does EU money go? Dogs and smelly foot dance, of course

cechoochoo02 SIR – I am responding to your letter in the June 2 edition of The Whitehaven News. Below is a list of just some of the things the EU like to spend our hard-earned money on.

Last updated 9 June 2011
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Car drivers ‘believe they can park anywhere they like...’

cemarkpark02 SIR – There is a small minority of thoughtless and self-indulgent car owners who, in an area that should be a positive feature of Whitehaven, create hazards and dangers where there should be none.

Last updated 2 June 2011
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Mayor’s thanks for your support this past year

cemcmcm PLEASE allow me through your columns to thank our fantastic communities for the great kindness and support given to my wife and I through the last mayoral year.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Why Phyllida will be much missed

cephyllgdf SIR – Phyllida Gordon-Duff-Pennington (obituary, May 19) was invited to become President of the West Cumbria Branch of the NSPCC in 1986.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Reasonable town centre parking critical for our shops to succeed

SIR – As I recall, one benefit of the supermarkets arriving in Whitehaven was the additional car parking space that was created. Indeed, if my memory is correct, planning permission was granted and conditional upon the supermarket car parking being shared with the rest of Whitehaven town centre.

Last updated 26 May 2011
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Making a mockery of rules

cepoopscoop SIR – Isn’t it great to see that the council is doing a brilliant job in keeping the top walkway of Castle Park clean!

Last updated 26 May 2011
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‘Complacency over the new hospital could result in disaster’

SIR – The Save Our Services Group was formed out of a desire to protect the delivery of health services to the community of West Cumbria with the focal point being the threat to the viability of West Cumberland Hospital.

Last updated 19 May 2011
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Distington’s library means so much to us says reading group

Mike Bewick photo SIR – This is a copy of a letter we have sent to Mr Bruce Benison, County Manager, Library Service review.

Last updated 19 May 2011
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Proud to be flying the flag

cepitparade SIR – Through your letters page could I invite the communities of Whitehaven and West Cumbria to the dedication of the new Haig Colliery Banner and Pit Parade this Saturday at 11.30am, beginning under the Hub on the Harbourside.

Last updated 19 May 2011
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We all need to stand together and stand strong to save our services

cesosreform SIR – After attending the Save our Services meeting on Tuesday, the people of West Cumbria need to be wary of the language that the Cumbria PCT is using. The wording “appropriate services” and “funding” doesn’t mean that the hospital will have the same facilities and services it does now and in particular that we will continue to have an equivalent accident and emergency department.

Last updated 12 May 2011
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Local locos – but in what location?

cechoochoo02 SIR – Thank you for placing the Station Master photo and request for information in your paper.

Last updated 5 May 2011
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More Sellafield cash needs to be spent in local businesses

SIR – The Devil is in the Detail. As a director of a small engineering company operating out of Maryport and long standing member of the West Cumbria Business Cluster, I was incensed to read the lead article, “Sellafield Job Hope for Firms” (The Whitehaven News, April 28). Is the editorial team now allowing any old guff put out by the site to go to press unchallenged or countered with a realistic editorial view?

Last updated 5 May 2011
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