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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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

‘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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Mindless contingent spoil beach for everyone

cebeeslitt03 SIR – Good Friday was a beautiful day. The beach at St Bees was host to hundreds of visitors. Most were enjoying the sun and behaving like respectable adults.

Last updated 5 May 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Well done, Cumberland

cecumber SIR – How sad to see the demise of HMS Cumberland (the “Fighting Sausage”), now returned to her home port, due to the current spate of defence cuts.

Last updated 28 April 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Make your voices heard in defence of hospital services

SIR – On Tuesday, May 3, there will be a public meeting at 6.30pm in the United Reformed Church Hall on James Street. The meeting has been called by the ‘Save Our Services’ Group who have, over the past decade, acted as a pressure group for the retention of essential clinical services at West Cumberland Hospital.

Last updated 28 April 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

Taking the BBC to task over fate of local radio

IR – Below follows the text of a letter sent to the director general of the BBC, Mr Mark Thompson, regarding BBC Radio Cumbria.

Last updated 21 April 2011
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk

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