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‘Asking OAPs to move bins 500m uphill to a junction is ludicrous’

SIR – We are a retired OAP couple, I will be 70 in a few months, living in the hamlet of Millyeat, near Frizington, and we receive an excellent black bin, brown bin and recycling services from the Copeland Council operatives.

Last updated 18 July 2013
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Is this acceptable for children to play in?

cehensoletter 1107 SIR – Copeland Council’s policy of only cutting the grass in open spaces twice a year is turning parks and playing fields into wasteland.

Last updated 11 July 2013
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You all make carnival so special

WH Carnival 002 SIR – I would like to thank all the Whitehaven Carnival sponsors for their generous contribution of money, donated goods and use of equipment on Saturday.

Last updated 11 July 2013
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‘Copeland Council has forgotten who it’s meant to be working for’

SIR – You published a piece recently on the Government’s request for ideas on what went wrong with the MRWS.SIR – From next year plastic bags for shoppers in Scotland are to be charged at 5p a bag, and this should be the case in the rest of the UK as most shoppers do not use them twice and there is an environmental problem with these blowing all over the streets. SIR – Re: Toll Bar Cottage Roof. Who do the council think they are? The Congdons cannot be held responsible for other people’s doings all those years ago. If they want the roof changed they should be prepared to pay – the full cost and compensate the Congdons for any inconvenience such as noise.

Last updated 11 July 2013
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Hospital changes are too little, too late, says grieving widow

cewch0407 SIR – Just as we were beginning to put behind us the damning findings of last year’s mortality ratings at West Cumberland Hospital, my heart sank as I read the report from the Care Quality Commission on the latest shortcomings there.

Last updated 4 July 2013
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‘First law of local politics: if something works, change it’

rogancol SIR – I would like to give my thanks to Gerard Richardson and his team for another fantastic weekend, where would you get a group of people who do all the work to make this weekend the success it has over the last few years.

Last updated 27 June 2013
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Wild about our lovely lonnings

cecleaverlonning SIR – When is the council going to get round to cutting back these overgrown paths?

Last updated 27 June 2013
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Shocking Three Peaks debris

cewasdbins01 SIR – We were so proud when Wasdale won the BBC’s ‘Britain’s Favourite View’, allowing the rest of the country to see what we are so fortunate to experience everyday.

Last updated 20 June 2013
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Don’t demonise disabled people – support them and their dignity

SIR – In your article regarding ongoing matters relating to Copeland Borough councillor Alistair Norwood’s comments about disabled people (The Whitehaven News, June 6) you quote Coun Norwood as saying: “I stand by my – and my government’s – opinion that the criteria needs to be reassessed.”

Last updated 20 June 2013
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Peer pressure for Lord Jack

cejackropes SIR – Regarding the furore surrounding our erstwhile MP Dr Jack Cunningham and two other “noble” lords, it is inexplicable why, if he suspected all along that it was a scam as he would have us believe, that he didn’t immediately confront them with his suspicions instead of listing what he could do on their behalf and how much it would cost them.

Last updated 13 June 2013
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Why borough’s verges need a good short back and sides

SIR – I felt I had to write to say what an absolute disgrace Copeland is now looking with the lack of grass cutting due to ‘council cuts’. It really upsets me when driving around in this lovely weather to see the grassed areas and not forgetting communal gardens (eg St Nicholas Gardens on Lowther Street) looking so run down and uncared for.

Last updated 13 June 2013
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It’s the ugly potholes that need sorting before the ugly buildings

CEPOTHOLES0606 SIR – You reported on the front page “Council war on grotspots” (The Whitehaven News, May 30).

Last updated 6 June 2013
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Time to learn lessons on fall-out from nuclear waste consultation

SIR – They say all political careers end in failure and although mine has only lasted 12 years, the truth of that seems quite real.

Last updated 30 May 2013
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Old boat prompts questions

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Last updated 23 May 2013
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You did our homecoming troops proud – and our borough too

SIR – On behalf of Copeland Borough Council, I would like to thank everybody that helped to make Monday’s Homecoming Parade through Whitehaven a tremendous success, and an incredibly proud moment for all involved.

Last updated 23 May 2013
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Mayor’s kind words came straight from the heart

1605letts SIR – Through your page can I just say a massive thank you on behalf of HCPT Group75 Cumbrian Hero’s to everyone that attended our recent reunion for our group held in St Mary’s club.

Last updated 16 May 2013
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Grease is definitely the word

cegreaselett SIR – Grease: what a wonderful show with a brilliant cast who sang, danced and acted so professionally!

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Time to make a stand and help protect our local countryside

SIR – Why do we seem to be sleepwalking towards the destruction of some of our most precious landscapes? An example of this vandalism is the potentially appalling fate of the Weddicar area; both the Valley and the Rigg are seriously threatened.

Last updated 10 May 2013
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‘Resign please’

cetrhodespresser SIR – Well Mr Rhodes, you have finally achieved fame as Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, but unfortunately it’s for all the wrong reasons. You have placed a highly professional Cumbria Constabulary undeservedly in the national media spotlight.

Last updated 2 May 2013
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Conflicting roles of BEC must be addressed for economy to grow

SIR – I am loth to pursue through the columns of your paper a difference of opinion with Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) board member, Rae Tomlinson, not least because we clearly share a common aspiration for West Cumbria.

Last updated 2 May 2013
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