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It's time to take a fresh look at democracy

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The recent, very welcome decision by the Scottish people to remain in the United Kingdom has raised a plethora of questions about the democratic representation of the English people – and various ideas have been put forward.

A blanket speed limit is not necessary

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Councillors on the transportation advisory Group voted to extend the 20mph zone from the Newtown pilot scheme.

Nothing can be better than a United Kingdom

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Bless the people of Scotland. My joy is to know we are still united. Nothing can be better than a United Kingdom.

Common sense prevailed in the end

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The fact that 45 per cent of voting Scots backed Mr Salmond and his pipe dream is a source of great concern, and demonstrates how susceptible human beings are to the influence of the skilful, if deluded, orator. Fortunately, in this instance, the common sense for which Scots are renowned prevailed, and economic oblivion was averted – to the enormous relief of the UK, and all who wish Scotland well.

Is it time for an English referendum?

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

If we need constitutional change to give our English MPs the right to determine policy effecting England only, to be consistent this must surely start with an English referendum.

Safety in town under question

Bournemouth Echo:

10:08am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE headline in the Echo last Tuesday read ‘Manhunt After Sex Attack’.

It’s all going very wrong

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

10:13am Monday 22nd September 2014

During my lifetime we have gone from neighbourhood policing with a constable on a bike or patrolling the area on foot to whizzing about in hi-tech cars with all the costly equipment more associated with the paramilitary. Two Echo stories side by side: Closure of Ferndown Police Station and cutting numbers of desks to save over £9million and child abduction worry.

Sorry to see shop close

Bournemouth Echo: GOODBYE: The Julia’s House shop in Ferndown which is to close this year and inset, Martin Edwards

10:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

REGARDING the closure of the Julia’s House shop in Ferndown, I wanted to express my gratitude (and I think those of many local people I have met in the shop) of the wonderful work the volunteers and manager of the shop have done through many years in raising money for Julia’s House.

Thanks to all the runners

Bournemouth Echo: UK Run Chat Challenge through Richmond Park

10:11am Monday 22nd September 2014

IT was great to take part in Bournemouth’s 54th 1st year anniversary Park Run.

Nearly killed by motorist

Bournemouth Echo: ‘PROFIT’: Poole Civic Centre

10:11am Monday 22nd September 2014

Well, Poole council would be wealthy, if they installed speed cameras here they would fill their coffers.

MP is very committed

Bournemouth Echo: SUPPORT: MP Tobias Ellwood

10:08am Monday 22nd September 2014

Mr Ross wrote (Wed 17th) asking why Tobias Ellwood MP was getting involved in local issues.

Improvements are necessary

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

I WRITE in response to the letter ‘Mistakes are being made’ published on September 13 2014.

Scooters are dangerous

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8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

WE now have a mobility scooter involved in a crash with a workman’s ladder. Fortunately the workman was only injured. It might have been worse.

We should be constructive

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

I HAVE just read, with interest, the councillor’s correspondence about the regeneration of Boscombe.

Being green is money saving

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

WITH Community Energy Fortnight at the end of this month and September 21 as the International Day of Peace it is a good time to be thinking of improving the way we do things.

School dinners of a bygone era

Bournemouth Echo: SCHOOL DINNER: Are schools too picky about packed lunches?

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

JEFF Williams is right about schoolchildren needing a nutritious midday meal (Postbag, 18 Sep).

Fishy story from a ford

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

AS HOLME Lane is suddenly in the news, I must tell you that in 1935/6 my father and uncle were in the habit of taking us on mystery car journeys on a Sunday.

A man willing to do the council's 'dirty' work

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Bournemouth Council appear to have a bit of a problem at the Spearmint Rhino Club with the ladies who work there getting too close to the customers.

Search for former pupils of Boscombe Senior Mixed

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IN January next year, 75 years ago (1940), a brand new school opened. It was Boscombe Senior Mixed which is now Kings Park Primary.

All vets should be like Aniwell

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I WANT to bring to your attention an amazing veterinary practice called Aniwell.

Jeff got facts half correct

Bournemouth Echo: school meals generic

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

JEFF Williams has got it half right, back in the 1950s meals were laid on in schools but they had to be paid for.

Hard work is nothing new

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ACCORDING to the 1891 census over 88 per cent of all males over the age of 65 were working with those unfortunate enough to live on even longer still working at the age of 90 years with one 92 year old still working down the mines.

Scot hoping for No vote

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I WAS reading the previous letters on the Scottish Referendum in Monday’s Echo.

If they leave it’s for good

Bournemouth Echo: Which way will Scotland vote?

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I CAN’T help wondering just how many Scots preparing to vote YES in Thursday’s referendum realise that there will be no going back if Scotland does leave The Union.

Explanations for alteration

Bournemouth Echo: COMING TOGETHER: A suggested merger of Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch is possible

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MAY I through your column ask Bournemouth council if they have unlimited money.

Regeneration will take time

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS WARD councillors of Boscombe West, where the regeneration work in Boscombe is primarily focused, Chris Wakefield and I would like to respond very strongly to the letter from Geoff Cooper (September 12).

Time to say goodbye

Bournemouth Echo: Scottish Flag (10283325)

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I WOULD like to say well done to M.Leyton in Thursday’s letters for making us aware of yet another privilege the Scottish people have (free university fees, free prescriptions, etc) which we in England do not have.

Treatment was brilliant

Bournemouth Echo: The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I WOULD like to say a huge thank you on behalf of my husband and myself to all the staff at the AMU units at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Why is MP involved?

Bournemouth Echo: SUPPORT: MP Tobias Ellwood

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN MP’s job is to pass good laws and hold the Government to account.

Take back our high streets

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

I HAVE never seen an Echo item with so many on-line comments (75 in 24 hrs) as the item reporting the very distressing case of a man being knocked from his ladder in Ashley Road by a mobility scooter.

Faith gets it right again

Bournemouth Echo: Faith Eckersall

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONCE again I had to comment on Faith Eckersall's article (Sat 13th September).

Spend money on parking

Bournemouth Echo: PROPOSAL: No council tax rise has been proposed for Borough of Poole

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT’S all very well Poole Borough Council finding £50,000 to tart up their favourite beauty spot at Coy Pond (Echo 8) when they can’t find a fraction of that to give disabled drivers extra parking places at Sainsbury’s in Poole.

Recycle scheme is a big success

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

I AM delighted to respond to your correspondent Margaret Jane with the good news that recycling is one of Bournemouth's greatest success stories of the past few years, with a staggering 91% of Bournemouth's waste now not going to landfill.

Traffic chaos rooted in past

Bournemouth Echo:

9:57am Monday 15th September 2014

THE air festival, as reported, was a massive success, bringing hundreds of thousands into Bournemouth from all parts of the country.

Please, let’s stay together

Bournemouth Echo: Ealing defends delay in declaring poll results

9:56am Monday 15th September 2014

WHILE I find it extremely difficult to differentiate between the 'Yes' or 'No' vote towards Scotland's Independence (with the latest TV debate being less than helpful), I would now like to reflect on the basics of what it would really mean if Scotland left the UK.

Confusion is about toilets

Bournemouth Echo:

9:55am Monday 15th September 2014

I’M confused. I read in the Echo (September 6th) that the Borough of Poole are hoping to be taking part in the Accessible Britain Challenge, but how does this apply to the Jubilee Road public toilets closure?

Children must get free meals

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

I FIND it extraordinary that the government announces that five and six-year-old school children are going to get school meals, as if this is a major progressive policy, when in the 1950s/60s all children got school meals through all their school years.

Great thanks for the care

Bournemouth Echo: The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

I WOULD like to thank the surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff of the Cardiac Intervention Unit of Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital for all the excellent care and attention I received yesterday.

Where is the honour here?

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

I WAS struck by a letter in the Echo on August 30, on the matter of the closure of toilets in Upper Parkstone, asking if there was no ‘honour’ left in the council and business.

Mistakes are being made

Bournemouth Echo: ROLLING IN IT? Bournemouth Town Hall

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

HOW many more mistakes can the so-called leaders of Bournemouth council make?

It’s time to get independence

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

I BELIEVE the time has come for Dorset to leave the United Kingdom.

Toilets should cost money

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

I HAVE been following the ongoing debate about the closure of public toilets with some interest – particularly with regard to the council’s claim that there is no money available to fund them.

Improvement isn’t needed

Bournemouth Echo: The junction of Castle Lane East and East Way

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

BEING a local regular user as a pedestrian, cyclist and motorist, I cannot for the life of me understand why so much money is being spent on ‘improvements’ to the East Way/Castle Lane West junction, which hitherto has functioned perfectly well.

Rehab centre is a problem

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

I READ with great interest the comments made by two of the ruling councillors with regard to the fast deteriorating situation in Boscombe (Daily Echo, Wednesday 10th Sept).

Being drunk is not an excuse for animal abuse

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

HANNAH Bennett claims that she would not have kicked her elderly dog so hard that it sustained internal injuries had she not been drunk.

Will privilege be revoked?

Bournemouth Echo: Burns Night

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AS WE all know, Scotland has an arrangement, whereby their university students currently get free education in English Universities and English students have to pay to go to University in Scotland.

We must not forget them

Bournemouth Echo: Barnados Logo

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

WE ALL remember the achievements of our childhood. The egg and spoon races; the swimming certificates and report cards – these memories stay with us forever.

Big firms act without care

Bournemouth Echo:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

I CAN empathise with Sara Diffey (‘Clothes firm threat over similar name’, Daily Echo, September 6) who has been forced at great expense to change the name of her small Christchurch fabric shop, Zara’s Fabrics, because multi-national giant Inditex, owner of the retail chain Zara, is terrified that her shop could be harmful to its business!

Feedback vital for air festival

Bournemouth Echo:

10:51am Wednesday 10th September 2014

We would like to thank all those who took the time to both compliment and comment on the 2014 Air Festival. It was a record breaking year for us and we will be going into 2015 looking at ways we can improve the festival even more as it moves into its eighth year. Picking up on the points raised by Amanda King on the Echo letters page on September 3, I would like to emphasise that, unlike in previous years, the vast majority of our dedicated disabled parking in the park and ride and the town centre was used. This was particularly the case on Saturday when we attracted our biggest crowd ever to the festival, with over 442,000 people enjoying the show. I would like to assure her that we had parking enforcement teams out to minimise disruption and improve traffic flows and not inconvenience pedestrians by parking on pavements. As every year, we will take everybody’s comments on board as part of our debriefing of 2014 and in preparation for 2015. Thanks once again for the feedback – all of it helps to improve and make the festival a global top ten event.

Disappointed by remarks

Bournemouth Echo:

11:03am Wednesday 10th September 2014

I WAS a little disappointed to read the remark by the Echo to my question at the last Christchurch Borough Council relating to the decision by the council not to enter Britain in Bloom this year (leader ‘Bigger blooming issues, September 4). My question was about who made the decision to withdraw from this competition after many years of involvement.


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