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Navitus opposition seems to be missing the point

Bournemouth Echo: A wind farm off the Kent coast

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THERE were two letters in the October 16 Postbag about windfarms.

More should be done for heroes

Bournemouth Echo:

10:17am Monday 20th October 2014

BACK in August I wrote to Bournemouth council mentioning that, whilst in Boscombe, I had decided to visit King’s Park Cemetery and pay my respects to the graves of the servicemen who were buried there during the time of, and after, the First World War.

We can all get along

Bournemouth Echo: Check out all our pictures from day four of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2014 on Sunday, August 31. Picture by Richard Crease.

10:20am Monday 20th October 2014

SO, OUR lovely Bournemouth summer is over, and we can look back at summer days – lots.

Path is not for bikes

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10:19am Monday 20th October 2014

I HAD to read Marc Paul’s letter three times in disbelief that he could ride his bike on a no cycling path and then write in when someone complained.

Insensitive cyclist

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10:18am Monday 20th October 2014

At last an admission from a cyclist who was totally aware that he was riding on a “no cycling” path (Have Your Say, Oct 16).

Have your say on buses

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10:17am Monday 20th October 2014

I COMPLETELY agree with your correspondent George Dewey (Have Your Say, Oct 15) when he says the social cost of withdrawing the winter subsidy for this bus route, 52 Poole-Canford Cliffs, would be higher than the savings.

Flying the flag to retain bus

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Is democracy dead when councils do what they want anyway?

Turbines are a waste of time

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8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Monster windmills from Europe – the arguments in favour of this massive blot on our horizon are ultimately due to the government’s short term strategic thinking and knee-jerk reaction to meet its green energy quota in time for 2020.

Bus service will enrage you

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8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

This once excellent service has become a joke – waiting in the bus station many of us just get so cross. The M1s come and go but no sign of the elusive M2. I had travelled from Southampton to Salisbury with no problems, then arrive in Bournemouth, then wait over 20 minutes, seeing two M1s depart in that time.

Costs of cuts are too high

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8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

I completely agree with your correspondent George Dewey (Have Your Say, October 15, 2014), when he says the social cost of withdrawing winter subsidy for this bus route 52 Poole-Canford Cliffs would be higher than the savings.

Real issues are not addressed

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

I HAVE some interesting points and questions abuot Navitus Bay which I’d like to see answered.

Yet another coffee shop

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8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

WHILST walking up Poole High Street from the quay, I couldn’t help but notice that yet another coffee shop is being opened.

Only praise for the NHS

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8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

MY WIFE and I are relatively new to Poole.

School run car danger

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8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

ON DRIVING through Lytchett Minster yesterday near the church, cars were all lined up in the road ready to pick up their children from the Manor School, making it really dangerous for cars to drive past.

Your day of judgement

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8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A WOMAN who believed she would die of cancer before her crime was detected stole almost £400,000 from her employers over seven years (Letters, Oct 8).

Increasing pollution

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8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Having spoken with a climate change scientist I was amazed to be told that wind turbines increase pollution. How is this?

People hate us cyclists

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8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I AM a peaceful, free spirited cyclist and I was recently accosted early on a Sunday morning for cycling on a no cycling path near Coy Pond in the park.

Pedalling in selfishness

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8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A SELFISH cysclist poem: When I get on my bike I will do what I damn well like.

Parking restrictions ignore reality

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

J CLIFFORD’S otherwise laudable demand (Letters, September 27) that no one parks on any pavement anywhere at any time ignores reality.

Problems with the bus routes

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I REFER to the proposed withdrawal of bus service No 20.

Memories of steamship

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8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

SEEING the picture of the steamship at Bournemouth pier, I went on that trip from the Isle of Wight to Bournemouth on the Solent. I was 16-years-old (1953), with my Granny.

Food is not up to scratch

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8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I hope this letter can be published to shame those who need to be shamed – assuming that they are capable of feeling shame.

Consultation confusion

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8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I AM writing in response to the letter ‘Differences in closing dates’ published on 9 October.

Social costs much higher

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8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I AM moved to write in response to the council’s ill-thought-out and frankly incomprehensible decision to scrap or reduce various bus services from next autumn.

Navitus visitor drop is wrong

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

MARK Smith, Bournemouth's head of tourism, says visitor numbers would drop by 20 per cent if Navitus was built (Echo, October 10). So what is the basis for such a bold statement?

Thanks to all involved in marathon

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8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

JUST a quick thank you to everyone that was involved in the Bournemouth Marathon on October 5 – it was a truly excellent event in which I was lucky enough to run in.

UK leads the way in wind

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8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

HOW ironic that Monsieur Larive (Have Your Say, October 13) accuses the UK of ‘telling others what to do’ in energy matters, when a giant wind farm like Navitus Bay would never be tolerated in his native France.

Cycleways in need of care

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8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THERE have been a number of letters in the Daily Echo on cycleways, good, bad or indifferent.

Misinformation on Navitus Bay

Bournemouth Echo:

10:44am Monday 13th October 2014

I was rather incensed by the recent article in the Echo regarding the Navitus wind farm project in Bournemouth bay, which is a serious case of misinformed if not disinformed Nimbyism.

Keep the bus running

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10:45am Monday 13th October 2014

 Your correspondent (letters Echo, Oct 9) rightly highlights the confusion surrounding the consultation on the future of the No 36 bus route by pointing out that Poole and Bournemouth have different consultation dates.

Inconsiderate motorists

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:46am Monday 13th October 2014

WHEN my neighbours and I have dry sunny spells we sit on our balconies whilst cars queue for the Sandbanks to Swanage ferry in front of the apartments.

Jobseekers’ Allowance

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10:45am Monday 13th October 2014

I write with regard to your statement in the Echo ‘Decrease in Payments’ (Oct 6) The statement that Jobseekers’ Allowance in Poole is down by 418 more than 35 per cent during the past year.

Inconsistency of wind farms

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

I have been following the correspondence regarding the Navitus Bay Wind Farm with interest, and particularly the debate about the green credentials of wind power and nuclear power.

High praise for hospital

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9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

I would like to say a few words of praise for the medical team and all the staff on ward 17, Bournemouth Hospital, for the way I was treated and cared for over the past week.

Lifts cheaper than taxis

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9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A practical suggestion for disabled persons wishing to put pressure on South West Trains to put in new lifts at Pokesdown.

Helping the refugees

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9:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

In the report (OCT 9), Conor Burns MP seems ‘far from satisfied’ with the assurances he was given from the Home Office, “I don’t think it appropriate for them to come here”. Ruth Cook also believes it could “lead to an uncontrollable situation”.

Consultation is disconcerting

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I ATTENDED the Monday evening meeting of the Christchurch Citizens Association at which representatives of this association and The Christchurch Conservation Trust gave a presentation of the town centre strategy to 70 residents.

Traffic system really works

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8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I WRITE in response to the letter ‘Traffic system is not working’.

Membership has benefits

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I HAVE been a member of the National Trust Bournemouth and Poole Association for just over six months now having been invited to join by other members.

Compassion for asylum seekers

Bournemouth Echo:

6:50am Thursday 9th October 2014

A REPORT by the Bournemouth Echo on 28th September regarding the housing of 150 asylum seekers in two Bournemouth hotels, quoted local MPs as being concerned that Bournemouth would become a target destination for asylum seekers in the future and that this would be, unhelpfully, the thin end of a wedge for the town.

Town centre not the retail force it once was

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

WELL, you have to chuckle. I am sure the council’s ‘industry partnership manager’ Roger Parker (Echo, October 4) does a marvellous job, but I feel he has been a little late in waking up to the fact that Bournemouth town centre is not the retail force it once was.

The science of existence

Bournemouth Echo: Planet Earth (5826464)

8:02pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

DOUG Mills (Letters 4 October) tells us what would happen if Earth magically shifted 30 million miles and adopted the orbit of Venus around the sun. I think his point was somehow to suggest global warming is not a problem.

Dogs ruin the memories

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A COUPLE staying with me this week before they emigrated to New Jersey, USA, sat on Sandbanks beach before they took their plane out of the country to join their family in the States.

Difference in closing dates

Bournemouth Echo:

7:58pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SERVICE 36, the cross town bus service which links Kinson with Talbot View, is subsidised by both Bournemouth and Poole councils.

Stop knocking elderly drivers

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8:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IN REPLY to all the knocks regularly dished out to older car drivers, many elderly drivers in Dorset have been recorded as being among the safest drivers in Europe.

Thanks for help in winning award

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8:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

I WOULD like to say a very big thank you to all the Bournemouth council staff and volunteers for their hard work and support in helping Bournemouth win the Entente Florale Europe Gold Award last Friday.

Looking for a lost friend

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8:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

I AM looking for a lost friend, Jacqueline Bradley.

MP listens to our viewpoint

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

 I MUST object to Mr David Butcher’s interpretation of Bournemouth West MP Connor Burns’ comments regarding the refugees housed in hotels in Bournemouth (Daily Echo, October 2).

Superb time at the marathon

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE Bournemouth Marathon Festival weekend must have been an outstanding success.

Let out the empty homes

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8:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THERE have retired/elderly people in Dorset, many of whom are now living in care or nursing homes leaving many properties empty and unused in areas where housing is unaffordable and in short supply for young working couples.


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