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Not surprised by travellers

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE latest unauthorised travellers encampment at Branksome’s Beach Road car park, having moved straight from Baiter Park, will have come as little surprise to most Poole residents But it seems to have done so to officers and elected officials of Poole council, whose job it is to prevent such incursions.

Company so dedicated

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11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IT takes an incredibly brave community company to mount any kind of theatrical production in this day and age.

Concert was fantastic

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11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I WOULD like to congratulate Eddie Coope and everyone who helped him organise the fantastic concert that was held at St Peter’s School in commemoration of the First World War.

Why I oppose wind farm

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11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I WAS sad to see Douglas Eyre promoting two completely wrong-headed ‘green’ arguments (Letters, July 18) about NIMBYS and energy.

Beach is now utter rubbish

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MY family and I have lived in Bournemouth since the 1970s, making it our home to allow our children to grow up with the sea and the beautiful beaches.

Need for an injuries unit

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11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

On the night of Wednesday evening my wife gashed her knee while sailing when she slipped over in shallow water approaching the dinghy park at Mudeford Quay.

Huts ruin the beach views

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11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OUR usual walk on a nice sunny day like today is along Highcliffe cliff but today we decided to walk the stretch between Friars Cliff car park and Mudeford Quay.

Priorities on the road

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11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

I wasn’t sure if the rather vitreolic rant in today’s Echo from Steve Symonds (Make cyclists use the lanes) was tongue in cheek or if he really meant it. If he did mean it then I have to hope he doesn’t transfer his feelings into road rage against cyclists.

Food waste is a money saver

Bournemouth Echo:

11:18am Monday 28th July 2014

I WAS so pleased that the subject of Bournemouth council’s food waste collections has been raised in correspondence.

Think of your furry friends

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11:23am Monday 28th July 2014

DO you really love your dog?

Help to find the lunches

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11:21am Monday 28th July 2014

I CHAIR the Bournemouth Older People’s Forum, a charity, run by volunteers.

No welcome to our town

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11:21am Monday 28th July 2014

YESTERDAY, I had the misfortune to need to walk from Bournemouth Travel Interchange to Bournemouth town centre and beach. What a disgusting welcome to Bournemouth for day trippers or longer stayers.

Prom cyclists are a danger

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11:19am Monday 28th July 2014

CAN anyone tell me what is our policy with regard to cyclists along the promenade?

Can’t we have logical debate

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

I SUSPECT that I am not alone in being totally fed up with the wilder arguments from both camps in the Navitus dispute. Do the ‘antis’ not realise that most of their random, uncoordinated, hypothetical, illogical scaremongering is quickly seen through by anyone with a basic knowledge of geometry, metrology or acoustics?

Parking signs are a waste

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9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

I HAVE never understood the reason why these huge electronic parking signs have been placed around Christchurch. The money it must have cost is obscene when we have main roads in desperate need of resurfacing, footpaths that badly need attention and most recreational and grass areas of the borough have to wait six weeks to have the grass cut – and don’t even get me started on the rubbish everywhere.

Disappointed by the line-up

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9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

I WAS very much looking forward to another feast of entertainment at the stage on the Pier Approach.

Cricket is set to move on

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9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ON MONDAY, I spent an idyllic day at Dean Park watching Dorset play cricket against Oxfordshire. I was saddened by the thought that there will be no more county cricket there after the Cornwall match in August. Where will Dorset be playing next year - Sherborne, Dorchester, Chapel Gate? I have no idea - and can I really be bothered to drive 25 plus miles to watch them play? Did I really see Hutton, Trueman, Laker, Greenidge et al at Dean Park, all those years ago - or was it merely a figment of my imagination?

Traffic signals’ ‘design faults’

Bournemouth Echo:

10:12am Friday 25th July 2014

ALL the recent traffic lights installed in Poole seem to have a few design faults.

Big thanks to the bus driver

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6:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

I CANNOT commend the driver of the X6 bus to Poole too highly.

Gaza twin is a great idea

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10:19am Friday 25th July 2014

I AGREE with Tony Williams that Bournemouth should also be twinned with a town in Gaza.

Can you help find Stephen?

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10:18am Friday 25th July 2014

Can anyone help us find Stephen James Collings, last known address Owls Road, Verwood?

Let the young have their fun

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10:16am Friday 25th July 2014

I HAVE recently read many letters complaining about people lighting fires, obstructing the promenade and leaving rubbish on the beach.

Uninformed on cyclists

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10:14am Friday 25th July 2014

WHAT an uninformed and judgmental letter from Steve Symonds (Make cyclists use the lanes, July 22).

Mobile library not used much

Bournemouth Echo:

10:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

I am replying to the online story about Poole’s Mobile Library (Daily Echo July 18th) and would like to clarify the situation with the key facts.

Legitimacy of strike action

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10:57am Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH reference to Cllr Beesley’s and assorted others in the national press regarding the legitimacy of the public sector workers’ strike, various figures of turnout and the fact the ballot was held two years ago have been bandied about.

Not the place for Poundland

Bournemouth Echo:

10:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I AM extremely disappointed to see Poundland is setting up in the centre of Bournemouth.

Leaving bikes unlocked

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10:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RE your story about 1,581 bikes stolen in Dorset.

Turn shops into houses

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10:48am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WHILE Bournemouth council’s regeneration efforts in Boscombe are much appreciated, the problem of empty shops continues to blight the area.

The methods do not work

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10:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE rejection by residents of the proposed Avonwood School because of traffic fears and the debate over 20mph zones in Poole both illustrate that we are not looking at the problem of traffic in a constructive way.

More woes for scooters

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10:46am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

In reply to Joak K Fawkes letter ‘Pothole Woe for Scooters’ (16 July), I feel somewhat with him. We in Britain should be so ashamed about the condition of our pavements. Not just potholes, but badly laid bodged-up surfaces from past energy companies with the worst offender being cable TV.

Grateful to cardiac unit

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9:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I am writing in praise of the Cardiac Unit at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

It’s all a load of rubbish

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9:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RECYCLE your food waste, that's what they told us.

Make cyclists use the lanes

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9:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I IMAGINE that this subject has been discussed many times before but feel that I need to add my two cents worth.

Protect our wildlife

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9:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I READ with interest, the recent letter regarding the conservative councillor and the cutting of the grass at Baiter Park, Poole.

‘Thug forfeited right to be free’

Bournemouth Echo:

9:52am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IS it any surprise that people have lost faith in our criminal justice system (‘Astonishing: Killer thug spared jail after burglary’, Daily Echo, July 12)?

‘Inaccuracies’ in size of turbines

Bournemouth Echo:

10:22am Monday 21st July 2014

LIKE most opponents of the Navitus Bay windfarm, Rodney Pattisson needs to brush up on his arithmetic.

Debating Navitus Bay

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10:24am Monday 21st July 2014

HAVING taken note of the Navitus debate in Parliament on Wednesday, July 10, I find it extraordinary that Connor Burns now wants to tell us all that the Minister for Culture did not answer his questions (Daily Echo, July 12).

The costs of construction

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10:23am Monday 21st July 2014

I was concerned upon reading a number of inaccurate assertions about Navitus Bay Wind Park that were included in Paul Jackman’s letter (‘Navitus Bay Development’, July 5, 2014).

Councillor Carey was inspirational

Bournemouth Echo:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

I WAS saddened to hear of former councillor Phil Carey’s passing. What an example of how to live one’s life.

Book reflects experiences

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9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

I read the article in the Bournemouth Echo on war veteran Brian Guy’s book ‘Cameos of War’ with interest.

Bridging the energy gap

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9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

HAVING been privileged to be Bournemouth council leader during the 1990s, one of the many things I think I learned was to become better at spotting the tactics and arguments of the NIMBYs (not in my backyard) but also the more negative and dangerous NOTEs (not over there either).

Councillors cut the allowances

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11:16am Friday 18th July 2014

I FEEL that I must respond to the online comment from funkyferret repeated in the paper (‘Have your say’, July 14) regarding councillors’ allowances.

Eddie’s view to a build

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11:28am Friday 18th July 2014

HAVING watched many of the James Bond films, when I saw in the Echo (July 15) Eddie Mitchell’s dream for Sandbanks, I thought surely it is more a nightmare than a dream. Just imagine a cold blustery winter’s day with a gale blowing in from the west and sand piling up on the proms, and then visualise people going up a 33-storey tower to do all those daft things.

Obfuscation masterpiece

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11:27am Friday 18th July 2014

HAVING become familiar with ‘public relations speak’ through my monitoring of council activities, I feel I must congratulate Mike Unsworth on his letter of July 15. It is a masterpiece of obfuscation containing not one fact in nearly 500 words.

Clarification of situation

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11:19am Friday 18th July 2014

I AM replying to Geoff Cooper’s latest letter (Daily Echo, July 7) and would like to clarify the situation on behalf of Bournemouth council.

Eco plan is laughable

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10:41am Thursday 17th July 2014

I have just been told at service that my CO2 eco car battery on my 3 year old 100 grams per km eco car is down to 53 per cent and won’t last the winter and my eco tyres on my CO2 eco car that have only done 5,500 miles are all cracked.

We’ve been in an ice age

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10:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

SUSAN Chapman (July 14th) says that we are suffering increasingly madder, unpredictable weather.

Aliens over Parkstone

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10:39am Thursday 17th July 2014

DID anyone else see the strange orange/gold coloured globe-shaped objects flying over Parkstone around 10pm last Friday?

Managing the finances

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10:38am Thursday 17th July 2014

I WRITE further to the various letters published last week regarding Bournemouth council’s finances.

Disgusted with the bus station

Bournemouth Echo:

10:38am Thursday 17th July 2014

I AM writing as a disgusted user of Poole Bus Station and Dolphin Shopping Centre.


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