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Election wish list

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

COME next May’s election it will be time to take your pick again. I would like to see some promises.

Dangers of TTIP

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:06am Monday 20th October 2014

THANK you, Fiona Samuel, for drawing attention to the threat posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at present under discussion (in secret) in the European Parliament (Letters, October 13).

Gypsy site debate

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:05am Monday 20th October 2014

THE proposal submitted by myself and architect Matthew Laverack for three gypsy caravan pitches at York Council’s West Office has been branded “ridiculous” by Traveller’s Trust Officer Christine Shepherd.

Time to negotiate

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:02am Monday 20th October 2014

HOW tragic that the British and American governments could not do anything to save their hostages in Syria.

NHS is a great return on our taxes

York Press:

9:19am Saturday 18th October 2014

IS THE NHS really such bad value?

Social disaster

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:14am Saturday 18th October 2014

I FEEL sorry for everyone, including James Alexander, who cannot get on the ladder with their own home.

On your bike!

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:13am Saturday 18th October 2014

WITH regards to the letter headlined “Riding a Bike” by Peter Roberts (Letters, October 14).

Council must act

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:13am Saturday 18th October 2014

I MUST respond to Philip Crowe (Letters, October 15).

Water feature

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:12am Saturday 18th October 2014

READING Sue Nelson’s column of October 13 reminded me of the little boy evicted from the local swimming pool for having a wee in the water.

Cycle lane needed on this busy route

York Press:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

HOSPITAL Fields Road is part of a cycle route linking Fulford and the university with the rest of the city. Cyclists are most of the traffic, but are completely exposed to motor traffic, including heavy lorries.

‘Gaffe’ not meant?

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

LORD FREUD’S comments (“Welfare Reform Minister: some disabled people ‘not worth’ minimum wage”) have been described in some quarters as a “gaffe”.

Apology not enough

York Press: Letters - zxc

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

NOT sacking the disgraceful Lord Freud after the revelation of his crass comments over the wages paid to disabled workers shows that the Conservatives actually support his views, even though their desperate spokesmen deny that his words were cruelly aimed at the productivity of the infirm.

Please keep hold of your passport

York Press: File photo dated 08/10/10 of a passport as a union has warned of industrial action over a passport backlog it says has been caused by job cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 9, 2014. The Public and Commercial Services union said job cut

10:50am Friday 17th October 2014

OVER the past week, my staff have found three valid passports during the early morning clean-up.

Agreement is key

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:47am Friday 17th October 2014

IT SEEMS likely that further decades will pass without our city having a local plan to inform long-term development. This demonstrates the repeated failure of party politics, and I mean all the parties.

Brave young teen

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:38am Friday 17th October 2014

HOW good to read about yet another teenager saving someone’s life.

Missing lantern

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:36am Friday 17th October 2014

FOR quite a while I noticed that one of the twin lanterns on Fossgate bridge was leaning slightly, then bent further and finally – you guessed it – gone.

Be river aware

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:24am Friday 17th October 2014

LET’S hope and pray there are no more tragedies in York’s rivers.

Help needed to fill in missing names

York Press:

10:23am Friday 17th October 2014

I WAS delighted to see in The Press on Thursday, October 9 a photograph of Burnholme School’s cup-winning football team from 1953-54.

Concern over role

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:21am Friday 17th October 2014

I WAS concerned to read your article about the council’s chief executive and her role as a charity trustee of Nesta.

Test is complex

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:21am Friday 17th October 2014

YOU recently reported that a York PCSO has to walk for six hours of his eight-hour shift, between his base and patrol area.

Plans to be redrawn

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:18am Friday 17th October 2014

I AM pleased that thanks to a Liberal Democrat motion, Labour-run City of York Council’s draft Local Plan will now be reconsidered (The Press, October 11).

Tories will kill NHS

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:17am Friday 17th October 2014

LAST week Terry Smith gave us a good round-up of the present government’s achievements (Letters, October 7).

Howzat for a record?

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:13am Friday 17th October 2014

REGARDING relationships with fellow players, Kevin Pieterson is trying to defend the indefensible.

Nigel Worthington was let down by the players

York Press: York City V Northampton Town. Nigel Worthington.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9410824)

10:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

I CANNOT believe Nigel Worthington has resigned.

We need homes

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE reason for the York Local Plan and its proposal to build around 17,000 new houses is that all councils have a statutory responsibility to consider the housing, as well as employment needs of their communities.

Bikes on paths

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:48am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WOULD like to know why some cyclists think they own every footpath.

Support for David Smith

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:48am Thursday 16th October 2014

I AGREE with the sentiments of Cllr Brian Watson (Letters, October 14) regarding double standards in social media and the actions which resulted in David Smith feeling he had no option but to resign from his post at the Retreat.

PR is the answer

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE whole political system as it is – and the parties getting most seats in Westminster – do not represent the vast number of people who have to live by what they decree.

Why I’m so disillusioned with Labour

York Press:

10:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

LET’S just get some points cleared up.

Say no to trams

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:34am Thursday 16th October 2014

ON AUGUST 27, The Press published an article promoting a Liberal Democrat idea to bring back trams to York.

We must keep pool

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:33am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WOULD like to express my dismay over the uncertainty surrounding Yearsley Pool.

Location, location

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:32am Thursday 16th October 2014

EVEN if by a miracle the plans for the travellers’ pitches outside West Offices had been approved, who in their right mind would want to live to next to such a rowdy, back-stabbing bunch of individuals?

Read the road

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:32am Thursday 16th October 2014

I READ with great interest your recent comment regarding the “Think!” campaign which the county council have signed up to.

Disabled access

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

MY WIFE was confined to a wheelchair.

Better than burying

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

I DON’T know all the arguments for and against incineration – a lot seems to be “not in my back yard”.

Don’t destroy a beautiful wild place

York Press: Andy d'agorne on the banks of the river Ouse near Fulford affected by proposed boat moorings.Pic:Nigel Holland (11215679)

10:58am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ON Sunday afternoon my wife and I walked around the riverbank area of Hospital Fields meadow, photographing the area which the York Motor Yacht Club proposes to enclose for extra moorings.

Wildlife concern

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:57am Wednesday 15th October 2014

COUNCILLOR Andy d’Agorne is right to raise the alarm (The Press, October 9) about the proposal to create 14 extra moorings for York Motor Yacht Club using public recreational land on the riverside south of the Millennium Bridge.

Keep space open

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:56am Wednesday 15th October 2014

EVEN after your article the other day, I imagine few of the dog walkers and strollers along the river bank south of Millennium Bridge are aware that half the length of the bank between the bridge and the boat club is intended to be sold or leased to the boat club.

Sadness at swipe

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:55am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I TOTALLY agree with Bryan Lawson, on his sentiments re the sad passing of Ida Mary Goodrick, but I was disappointed that he had a swipe at your male letter contributions from Huntington, Dunnington and Pocklington.

Site is priceless

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:54am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ONE word comes to mind regarding councillor Mark Warters and Matthew Laverack’s planning application for a travellers site outside York council HQ.

Seems like joke

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:54am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I SAW the article on a travellers’ site at the council offices (The Press, October 9).

What’s the wage?

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I WOULD like to ask Tesco spokesman Mark Thomas a question (The Press, October 8).

Join the petition for asbestos disease

York Press:

10:51am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IN VIEW of the large number of asbestos-related deaths in the York area over the years, it is gratifying to hear that a range of York organisations including City of York Council and Askham Bryan College are endorsing a campaign launched by the Health and Safety Executive to highlight awareness of mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer (The Press, October 9).

Hidden illness

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:49am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AS I write this letter it is World Mental Health Day. Locally, York Mind, The Retreat and others are holding events to raise awareness of mental health and helping end discrimination against those, like myself, who suffer from these hidden illnesses.

Target for trolls

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:48am Wednesday 15th October 2014

JAMES ALEXANDER believes he has been injured by anonymous online comments.

How careless

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:47am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IN CONTEMPLATING his now precarious hold on power in York, James Alexander might consider a paraphrase of Oscar Wilde.

Traveller plan

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IF Messrs Warters and Laverack want to make themselves look ridiculous by submitting their frivolous planning application for traveller accommodation on the West Offices site, so be it.

Perils of bullocks

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:46am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FURTHER to the article and letters published last week regarding cows grazing on public rights of way, my tale happened earlier this year.

Support councillors

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:45am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I HOPE the residents of Clifton will support their resigned councillors, who have achieved something where the other parties have failed, namely hopefully seeing off the Local Plan for York.

Our proposal would help save pool

York Press:

11:06am Tuesday 14th October 2014

IT WAS mystifying that Labour councillors could not support the Lib-Dem proposal at last Thursday’s council meeting to guarantee that Yearsley Pool would not be closed for the next five years.


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