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Turning our high street shops into homes is a one-way street

SIR – Coun Mossop thinks we should consider turning vacant shops in the town centre into housing (The Whitehaven News, February 17).

Last updated 24 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Yellow lines won’t solve chaos

cedoubyells SIR – I thought the whole idea of local residents’ group meetings was to invite the appropriate parties along to listen and act on our complaints. This does not seem to work for us, us being Corkickle estate, Snebro, Valley Park and Foxhouses tenants.

Last updated 24 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Right to roam? Or just trespass?

tt1rgate1b SIR – I refer to the article “Walkers urged to fight path closure” (The Whitehaven News, February 17).

Last updated 24 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

County’s penny-pinching will push many families to breadline

cebeatles03 SIR – I wish I’d had a title like ‘Corporate Director of Organisational Development’. It sounds that grand doesn’t it? Such a title must send a man to bed feeling really comfortable in his skin. I wonder what it means?

Last updated 17 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Memorabilia: your memories

SIR – I’m researching a book on early Beatles merchandise. In late 1963, a couple of significant official licences to produce Beatles-approved goods were granted to companies in the Whitehaven area.

Last updated 16 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

‘As Gateway plans are redrawn please consider garage’s future’

andy garageangry SIR – After detailed objections from myself and the co-owner of Station Garage, the plan for the Whitehaven Transport Interchange has been withdrawn and ‘gone back to the drawing board’.

Last updated 9 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

‘No-one gave me free money when I stayed on in education’

SIR – This past week has seen more demonstrations from youngsters, and more opportunistic attacks on the Coalition Government by Labour MPs and activists, over the changes being made to the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), which costs the country £560 million per year.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

The fate of the Ennerdale char

CECHAR SIR – I am writing to you about your article on the decline in Arctic char in Ennerdale Water. I have fished Ennerdale for the past 30 years and there was always plenty of char caught by fishermen there. About 10 years ago, the same time the NRA started to net the River Liza for spawning char, every November they stripped the fish of eggs and sperm to restock Windermere and a lake in Wales.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Leaders explain their ‘misgivings’

We appreciate that a public consultation is now beginning on the sale of significant parts of the Public Forest Estate. Whilst we will respond formally to the consultation in due course, the Cumbria Leaders’ Board has concerns that it would wish to raise with you now.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Funding cuts in adult social care

baron 2801 SIR – Last week your sister paper the Times & Star told my story in relation to cuts in adult social care – that was in respect of a 54-year-old man with an autistic spectrum disorder, facing next year the loss of £18.95 per week mobility allowance.

Last updated 2 February 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Home rules means more to pay charges

SIR – Further to your reporter Andrew Clarke’s article (January 20) on proposed service charges to be brought in by Home Group for tenants in Copeland, in 2007 I was one of Copeland Borough Council’s representatives on the Copeland Homes Board.

Last updated 26 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Broadside at Coun Whiteside over this missed message

cecg2701 SIR – I wish to reply to Chris Whiteside’s letter of January 20 in response to mine of January 13.

Last updated 26 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Search your conscience – and move phone mast from school

SIR – Please find below the text of a letter I have written to the chief executive of Cumbria County Council about the O2 Phone Mast at Hensingham Primary School/Surestart Centre:

Last updated 26 January 2011
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Greenvale residents ‘evicted by stealth’

SIR – Once again I feel the need to put pen to paper regarding elected mayors. Our Copeland Council states it has ‘engaged the public’ in relation to the consultation process for an elected mayor. Obviously its definition of ‘engaging’ is not ‘involving or allowing to become involved’ and ‘public’ does not mean ‘all the people’.

Last updated 19 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Shocking waste of fish stocks

cefishplate SIR – This is an open letter to Jamie Reed MP.

Last updated 19 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Restore powers to our hospital and we’ll keep top-flight staff

SIR – It is crunch time for health care in West Cumbria. Small hospitals like the West Cumberland Hospital cannot afford to lose even one doctor, and now it – and the public at large – has lost three young, dedicated and well-respected doctors in just over one year.

Last updated 19 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Pricey petrol, costly car parking – but it’s cars that bring people in

SIR – Having read your article on the proposed on-street parking charges, when will the government and councils realise that cars bring customers to shops?

Last updated 13 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Shoebox smiles say it all!

cechristchil03 SIR – Operation Christmas Child’s 2010 appeal has been another great success. Despite the present uncertain economic climate, 3,964 lovely gift-filled shoe boxes were sent from West Cumbria to disadvantaged children in orphanages, homeless shelters, hospitals and schools in Crimea, Ukraine.

Last updated 12 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Public must have a voice before changes made to rural policing

SIR – So the decision has been taken. Police officers who once commenced and finished their shift at their local police stations will now journey to Whitehaven and return there at the end of their duty to receive instructions and finish paperwork, thus ensuring that rural communities become more vulnerable as they see less of their local officers.

Last updated 5 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

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