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Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Hospital changes made without consultation: we demand answers

SIR – People of West Cumbria: It is time, again, to demand some answers. The Whitehaven News’ story last week (“Fears Over Patient Moves”), is factually correct.SIR – After the dramatic Commons defeat of David Cameron, following his intense struggle to achieve the greatest possible consensus for military action against the Assad regime in Syria, we can only hope that he indeed truly ‘gets it’... insofar as his ego will allow.

Last updated 5 September 2013
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Local politicians should distance themselves from nuclear industry

cesellafile2908 SIR – I write in response to councillor Tim Knowles’ support of the leader of Copeland Borough Council, Elaine Woodburn, and her criticism of her fellow councillor Phil Greatorex.

Last updated 29 August 2013
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Locals and visitors condemn mess in Whitehaven

SIR – I thought I would write to inform you of the mess that was left on Bransty Road, Whitehaven, after landscapers had cut the verge at the side of the road.

Last updated 29 August 2013
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Who can run the Civic Hall?

cecivic2208 SIR – If an organisation such as the Freemasons can take over Cleator Moor Civic Hall, keep it open and in an excellent state of repair, even build an extension to the building and run it at a profit thereby providing a much needed resource for the community, why can’t Copeland Council (or some other organisation) do it?

Last updated 22 August 2013
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Both sides of political divide leap to the defence of council leader

SIR – Well done to Elaine Woodburn on her response in your letters column to the astonishing attack on her by “fellow” Copeland councillor Phil Greatorex.

Last updated 22 August 2013
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Less rosy milestones in Thorp’s 25 years

cethorppond SIR – Your report on the Sellafield’s Thorp reprocessing plant’s 25th anniversary (The Whitehaven News, August 15) contained some omissions.

Last updated 22 August 2013
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Forgiving our naval invaders

CELEYTE GULF 1508 SIR – Of the 73 incursions upon the shores of this sceptred isle what is probably unique about the John Paul Jones raid at Whitehaven, I believe, is that it is the only known “invasion” by a foreign power (America) that was eventually pardoned! (“John Paul Jones Raid Was Not the Last Invasion”, The Whitehaven News, August 8).

Last updated 15 August 2013
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‘Council endorsement of nuclear industry is a conflict of interest’

SIR – I was astonished to read the very public endorsement by councillors Elaine Woodburn and David Moore for the continuation of the government-owned and contractor-operated (GOCO) model for decommissioning Sellafield (“Fears over Sellafield’s future”, The Whitehaven News, August 8).

Last updated 15 August 2013
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When one door closes...

haigfinalparety SIR – Through your letters page I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in our Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 27. It was a day of celebration as the museum closes its doors to the public for its £2.4 million restoration project.

Last updated 8 August 2013
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Horrified and ashamed at dying mother’s treatment in hospital

SIR – So the North Cumbria NHS Trust has been placed into special measures; however, this comes as no great astonishment to my family.

Last updated 8 August 2013
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Campaign to move from Risley HQ to Sellafield is long overdue

SIR – I wish community leaders well in their campaign for the Risley HQ of Sellafield Ltd to be moved up to West Cumbria, something long overdue (“Firms told: move or lose orders,” The Whitehaven News, July 25).

Last updated 1 August 2013
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From Eskdale to Whitehaven: litter-louts leave a blight on green and pleasant land

ceesklitter01 SIR – My sister and I are visiting West Cumbria on holiday from New Zealand and we saw lots of rubbish at the Whitehaven Harbour/Marina area of the town, together with other popular places such as Dalegarth, where we picnicked after a wonderful ride on the La’al Ratty!

Last updated 1 August 2013
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Vive la difference...

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Another view in turbine fight

CESADIE1807 SIR – Mr Stephen Shepherd claimed recently he had been victimised by residents over his wind turbine application, so maybe he would like to explain why he has done this to elderly residents in their seventies who suffer from ill health and live opposite one of his fields?

Last updated 18 July 2013
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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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