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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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‘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objections from myself and the co-owner of Station Garage, the plan for the Whitehaven Transport Interchange has been withdrawn and ‘gone back to the drawing board’.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
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‘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
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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
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Why our lovely home has to go

wagonroaddemol SIR – I am writing to you in response to the article about the previous owner fighting to save the property from demolition.

Last updated 5 January 2011
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Taking stock: what makes West Cumbria such a special place...

SIR – My name is Henry Gee and I have lived in South Derbyshire for the last 40 years.

Last updated 4 January 2011
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

Damages for preacher, but what became of the officer?

mcalpine 2312 SIR – I realise that Christmas is the season of peace and goodwill. However, I would like to mention the recent reports regarding the Christian preacher from Workington, Dale McAlpine, who was arrested by three (why so many?) uniformed police officers following a report made to them by ‘gay’ Police Community Support Officer Sam Adams, that McAlpine had used “threatening, abusive, or insulting” words in public “to cause harassment, alarm or distress”, contrary to Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

Last updated 29 December 2010
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

What happened to carollers?

cecarols3012 SIR – At the festive season we don’t see many carol singers come around nowadays.

Last updated 29 December 2010
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Copeland needs public debate on best way forward for democracy

SIR – I would like to respond to some of the comments which have been made this month about the possibility of a directly-elected mayor for Copeland, including the debate at last week’s council meeting, comments by the leader of the borough council in The Whitehaven News, and to some of the anonymous comments posted on your website.

Last updated 22 December 2010
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Charity shop needs volunteers

cebfhshop SIR – I am writing to appeal to your readers to help the British Heart Foundation by volunteering at their local BHF Furniture and Electrical Store in Whitehaven.

Last updated 22 December 2010
Published by http://www.whitehaven-news.co.uk

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