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Copeland: ‘We’re working with (and listening to) businesses’

SIR – In response to a number of comments in last week’s Whitehaven News about our work with businesses, and particularly in Whitehaven, I would like to make the following points to reassure your readers that we are working with businesses and will continue to do so.

Last updated 6 October 2010
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Let’s plan ahead for centenary

cewhvnceno SIR – With local authorities having to plan for lean times ahead, is the upkeep of our built heritage such as war memorials likely to be given priority status? Probably not.

Last updated 6 October 2010
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‘Defending public safety’ should be only principle of new gun law

SIR – I think the world, or more specifically the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee which is examining firearms legislation, needs to be wary of the warp and bias we can expect from ‘expert witnesses’ like Bill Harriman (News story of September 16).SIR – Below follows the body of an open letter I wrote to Coun Stewart Young, deputy county council leader:SIR – As a baptized Roman Catholic I would like to remark on our Holy Father’s visit. I regard it as a piece of meaningless diplomacy ie a pointless exercise in religious political correctness.SIR – Whatever the government decides to do with Royal Mail in the future the United Kingdom has to keep its universal postal system with its same price postage per item from every part of the United Kingdom.SIR – As someone who first came to Seascale in 1951, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to our hard working Parish Council. Their magnificent results have been much appreciated.SIR – your recent article on the accident at Drigg (September 16) certainly did unearth some memories.SIR – As an Independent elected member of Copeland Borough Council I wish to express my concern in relation to the article “Windscale to be Mothballed.” SIR – Ms Woodburn is attacking Sellafield bosses and asking them to listen to the views of her council, the shopkeepers, and people of this town have been asking her and her council to listen to them for months. SIR – Having read Coun Elaine Woodburn’s whinge in this week’s Whitehaven News, I think she has a cheek to ask Sellafield to explain itself. SIR – It is reported that Elaine Woodburn, leader of Copeland Council has criticised Sellafield for “neglecting community opinion”. I am so glad that she can now sympathise with St Bees’ residents after Copeland’s decision to approve the Abbey Road development.SIR – As a fireman and a Cumbrian taxpayer, I was appalled that the Chief Fire Officer, Dominic Harrison, who rarely attends incidents, has been provided with a Landrover Discovery for himself using the Fire Service budget. This at a time when we are being told to tighten our belts and that savings need to be made.SIR – I am trying to locate someone whose name was either Cecile Waller or Walker. In 1952, she was, I believe, a pupil at Miss Wilson’s school in Seascale. I’m not even sure whether she came from this area, but would be very pleased to hear from her.

Last updated 29 September 2010
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Thanks to football supporters

shamelesslet SIR – Could I thank the following for their help and support at the recent celebrity football match at Copeland Stadium to aid Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance?

Last updated 29 September 2010
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Divert the £10m to hospital – we will all need to use it some day

Your letters on hospital funding, flood relief, faith and nuclear subsidies

Last updated 22 September 2010
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Bring on the army of ‘dollies’ to clean up our shabby town

kinsellacrp SIR – I have recently returned from Asia after six-and-a-half months. Before I left I enjoyed reading about the Gaiety Cinema. But what’s been done in the time I have been gone? Apparently nothing, according to the people I have spoken to.

Last updated 15 September 2010
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David Miliband responds to MP’s backing

I’M VERY grateful for the support of Jamie Reed in my campaign to become the next leader of the Labour Party. I have worked with Jamie for the last five years; taking advice on a number of different issues such as the abolition of Nirex.

Last updated 15 September 2010
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Charity shops have vital role but where are our entrepreneurs..?

SIR – Further to the debate regarding charity shops in Whitehaven, personally I think they are doing a splendid job for the just causes that they serve and competition between traders is nothing new.

Last updated 13 September 2010
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Even a lone voice can eventually be heard

cemethchurch0909 SIR – I can appreciate Brian Parnaby’s frustration having not received a response regarding the gradual destruction of one of Whitehaven’s once premier churches. The silence and lack of interest shown does not come as a surprise to me.

Last updated 8 September 2010
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Time to rethink how big money is best spent in the community

SIR – Now that the board of Whitehaven Rugby League Club have voted to put the club into administration, is it not time to reconsider the proposed investment of a reported £11 million into the creation of a new stadium?

Last updated 1 September 2010
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‘People do not have to live aboard The World to be rich’

worldshipbigger SIR – Are You Rich...? I had the good fortune of visiting your beautiful port a few days back. My husband and I were among those aboard The World.

Last updated 1 September 2010
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Management urged to think of consequences of safety scheme

SIR – I would just like to say to senior management to stop and think of the consequences when sacking people like Walton Rudd. We know there are redundancies but we don’t need one of the Americans bragging that he is over for three years “to sort out the dead wood” and 2,000 employees were to lose their jobs.

Last updated 25 August 2010
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Flashback to the working harbour

quakeroats SIR – I was interested to see the older pictures, donated by Workington Library, and especially the one of the coal wagons near the former Quaker Oats factory (the erstwhile Pattinson’s Mill), (Whitehaven News, June 24).

Last updated 25 August 2010
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Role of trades unions in helping workers receive a fair deal for all

SIR – Last week’s letter from Mr Parke accurately reflected the sense of injustice arising from recent dismissals at Sellafield for what have hitherto been regarded as minor transgressions.

Last updated 12 August 2010
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Show support for true heroes

sm davidseeds SIR – Last Friday night at the Whitehaven RL Recreation Club Ground an excellent night was had by all as David Seeds was enrolled into the Vice Presidents Legends Hall of Fame, which is an honour most deserved to him.

Last updated 11 August 2010
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Whitehaven RLFC ‘dying on its feet under the current regime’

SIR – The inevitable has happened, and Whitehaven RLFC now find themselves in the bottom tier of professional rugby league.

Last updated 5 August 2010
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Town looked great for judges

ceflagletters SIR – How brilliant to see Copeland claiming three of the North West region’s eight heritage awards in the national Green Flag awards for parks and open spaces. Nice to be up there alongside Tatton Park! And a great tribute to the work of our parks department and local community.

Last updated 4 August 2010
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Recycling business is down to the owner

SIR – I write in relation to the two letters on recycling that were included in last week’s News.

Last updated 29 July 2010
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Nuclear economics is bad for the taxpayer and bad for safety

SIR – Do you feel sorry for the 800 persons in so-termed ‘surplus jobs’ at Sellafield? I suspect not – and why should you. The vast majority of those Sellafield workers who have applied will leave the company with more money than they’d earn between now and their retirement.

Last updated 29 July 2010
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