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Partnership is a ‘shambles’

Bournemouth Echo: NO BIN: Have you had problems with the Dorset Waste Partnership?

10:05am Thursday 24th April 2014

HAVING read your article about Dorset Waste Partnership spending money on sending advisors round to ask how we are getting on with our recycling etc. in recent editions of the Echo, we simply had to write to you with our experience of dealing with DWP.

The goodwill of others

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10:08am Thursday 24th April 2014

PLEASE, through the Daily Echo, may my husband thank the young man who was in “One Stop”, Hayes Lane, Colehill when he was short of five pence when paying for Tuesday’s Daily Echo, April 15 and another reading item.

Compromise is needed

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10:07am Thursday 24th April 2014

I WONDER whether your correspondents who say all cyclists should stick to the road and not ride on pavements would be happy for their children/grandchildren to be riding in the road. I certainly wouldn’t.

Residents hate cyclists

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10:06am Thursday 24th April 2014

AS a father I relish time with my son, Patrick. We took part in the Wiggle Sportive on Saturday 12th April 2014. We both love cycling.

Pavements are for pedestrians

Bournemouth Echo: SCENE: The junction between Parkwood Road and Christchurch Road, Boscombe where a pensioner was pushed by a cyclist and broke his hip in the fall

10:05am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The front page headline of Monday’s Echo about the elderly man in hospital following an altercation with a pavement cyclist raises once again the problems faced from this growing menace.

Pension plan doesn’t work

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10:08am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I REMEMBER Gordon Brown taking five billion a year out of private pensions and then removing the 10 per cent tax rate saying everyone would be better off because he reduced the next rate from 22 per cent to 20 per cent.

The powers vs peasants

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10:07am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I was amazed to read of the pompous indignation expressed by the New Forest and Christchurch MPs Desmond Swayne and Chris Chope about Bryan and Nicola Rogers who made false benefit claims.

They cannot safely coexist

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10:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The sad and disgusting event resulting in an elderly man who was where he was entitled to be being attacked by a cyclist who was where he should not have been has undoubtedly come about as the result of poor policing and the total neglect in enforcing the law, with or without the encouragement of the Home Office.

Common free from trouble

Bournemouth Echo: PICTURESQUE: Kinson Common

9:51am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I REFER to the article ‘Heathland crime crackdown begins to prevent arson, theft and damage’ (Echo, April 17).

EU wasting our money

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9:57am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE EU has become notorious for wasting taxpayers’ money and seeking to influence countries beyond its immediate political control.

Our pubs are calling time

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9:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PUBLIC houses being boarded up or pulled down is met with little more than a murmur nowadays. Camra, a lone voice, inform us that since January 2012, 208 pubs have been converted into supermarkets, and that current pub closures are running between 26-28 a week.

Thanks for helping me

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9:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank those kind individuals who helped me when I collapsed in Sopers Lane on Saturday, April 12.

Will sea take over world?

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9:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

It is very thought-provoking that the recent worldwide tragedies and loss of life have been mostly caused by water.

Consultation inadequate

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9:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE fact that Mr Cole (Letters, April 18) compares the visual threat of the Navitus industrial development with electricity pylons shows how inadequate the ‘consultation’ process has been.

Question over school scheme

Bournemouth Echo: St Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

WITH St Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole struggling with funding and academic progress the question has to be asked why is it Poole Council have stuck to a segregated education scheme, with highest quality grammar schools for a small minority, and for the rest schools of lower standard with far lower aspirations?

Uncertainty about debate

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

LISTENING to the recent debate on BBC television concerning UK’s future membership with the EU, I now find myself with this conclusion.

Thanks for all your support

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE Salvation Army here in Christchurch would like to thank all the people of Christchurch and the surrounding areas for their continued support to us over the past year.

Happy times when fishing

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

WITHOUT even reading the article I immediately recognised the photograph of the boys fishing at the Hamworthy power station outlet. As a young lad I use to go there to fish.

Sticking it to internet trolls

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

YOUR correspondent Christine Peters wrote a lovely letter about a particular annoying problem most of us have experienced sometime or other in letter (Echo, 14th April, ‘Cold calls are a nuisance’).

Fed up with bureaucracy

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9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

AS per Mr Grant’s letter (Echo, 1st April), I also believe in European Union to a certain extent.

Navitus wind farm pros and cons

Bournemouth Echo: A protest both against and in favour of the Navitus Bay wind farm

11:23am Friday 18th April 2014

I write in response to the letter from Tony Hamilton (printed Echo April 11th) in which he states that I said the offshore wind farm is a red herring.

Kind tribute to members

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11:31am Friday 18th April 2014

TWO of our long-serving members, Lionel Hiatt and Roy Sheppard, sadly passed away on consecutive days.

Your plan is basic slavery

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11:31am Friday 18th April 2014

There is a flaw in the argument advanced by Mike Aston (Working for dole).

Show details of reserves

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11:28am Friday 18th April 2014

I have noticed how regularly Councillor John Beesley replies to letters which ask questions of the council and its operations and indeed many of the letters do require answers and information to be given to the public.

Pylons worse than Navitus

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11:25am Friday 18th April 2014

OVER the last few months, or years, there has been thousands of words printed in the Echo by local people voicing their protests about the wind farm that will be 10 miles off Bournemouth, of spoiling of the view, yet not one word in the protest about the thousands of power pylons striding across our lovely country side.

Cycle lanes will increase safety

Bournemouth Echo: BENEFITS: Visualisation showing the planned cycle lanes for Castle Lane West

9:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

RECENTLY, you have published several letters about the planned new cycle lanes in Castle Lane, some in favour and others more uncertain.

Tacks cause biking misery

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9:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

I READ your article (Daily Echo, April 14) regarding the spreading of tacks on the road during the Wiggle cycle ride over last weekend.

Homophobia is rife online

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9:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

TWENTY-three years ago would be the last time I wrote to the Echo – as a 17 year old thanking you for publishing a relatively unbiased piece about the lowering of the age of consent for gay people.

No, it wastes public money

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9:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

WITH reference to Cllr Anne Rey’s comments and those of Geoff Cooper (April 7), if no one has ever said that cycle lanes are required in Castle Lane, what better reason can there be for Bournemouth council wasting more public money installing them?

Parking woes will be solved

Bournemouth Echo: AMENDS: New parking tariff options have been applied for

10:04am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Further to a letter printed on Tuesday, April 8, about parking at the Bournemouth Pavilion – we value customer feedback and have had lots of comments about parking at the Bournemouth Pavilion.

Tiny baby is on the way

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10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The letter writer recently “disturbed by smokers” raised interesting points but I feel it is important not to tar all smokers with the same brush, if you will excuse the pun.

Stop filming at concerts

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10:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Superb Russell Watson concert apart from – why do they not stop the rude and selfish people who film continuously from their phones? Incredible distracting.

Too much at Post Office

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10:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I RECENTLY went into a local Post Office to send a small packet.

Working for dole money

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10:06am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WHILE the benefits debate is very much in the news I wonder if we should import something from the USA.

No chance for the youth

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10:05am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I feel so sorry for the young working person of today.

Pothole repairs are pointless

Bournemouth Echo: Pothole repairs on Herbert Avenue

10:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

I WAS delighted to see Poole council is going to repair some of the ravaged roads in our area and are making Herbert Avenue a priority.

Grateful for kind people

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10:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

I HAVE had a very traumatic 24 hours during which I lost my handbag at Alum Chine beach – with all the things that make my life work inside it: diary, phone, money, bank cards, glasses (both pairs), and other bits and pieces.

Putting a cap on this story

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

I WOULD like to say thank you for printing my letter last week concerning my stolen cap.

Education is the priority

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

I am amazed at those figures quoted in Mr Woodhouse’s (April 2) letter.

Supermarket is good news

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:44am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Tesco development is good news for north Bournemouth.

Solid fuel need to boost wind

Bournemouth Echo: ROUND AND ROUND: Wind power is not enough

9:58am Monday 14th April 2014

I AM intrigued with the viewpoints of Carl Richards and Mike Chalkley.

The power of make-up?

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10:06am Monday 14th April 2014

Acting as chauffeur for my better half at the weekend while she met up with a few of her female friends whom she sees now and again, this occasion being a belated 60th birthday celebration, made me realise how well women seem to age compared to us blokes.

Cold calls are a nuisance

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10:04am Monday 14th April 2014

I am so glad that the government are now seeming to clamp down on ‘cold telephone calls’.

Thanks for all your support

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

10:00am Monday 14th April 2014

DURING last month’s Amnesty International art show in Bournemouth and Christchurch, something happened in Japan. Hakamada Iwao, 78, was released from prison, having spent 45 years on death row, after judges finally accepted that evidence against him had been falsified and his conviction for murder was unsafe.

Road too busy for cycle lane

Bournemouth Echo: How the lanes could look

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

It was good to see that Bournemouth Council have given Hengistbury Head Noddy train a stay of execution.

Warning on email scams

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9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

I refer to your item, April 4th warning readers to ignore an email scam which informs them they have cancer.

Fresh fruit versus pills

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9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

YET again the government has added confusion to the “5 a-day” diet; however the easy way to ensure the right amount of vitamins is a good quality tablet of Vitamin E. Obviously fresh fruit and veg is better but at 5p a tablet it ensures the body gets the right amount.

Litter needs to be cleared

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9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

I READ with interest the letter ‘Town needs more colour’and the suggestion of daffodils on the A338 leading into Bournemouth.

Coal fuel is not great solution

Bournemouth Echo: NIMBY: It’s got to go in someone’s back yard

10:07am Friday 11th April 2014

Thanks to the judges who have ruled in favour of the on-shore Alaska wind farm at East Stoke and put an end to the NIMBY opposition.

Think of the children

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3:56pm Friday 11th April 2014

Does Cllr Anne Rey really think she is representing her residents’ best interests when she says “Nobody has... said they need a cycle lane along Castle Lane”?


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