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Is this what we want the world to see?

York Press:

10:33am Thursday 18th September 2014

AS I wander through my beloved city, I cannot help but be appalled by the state of the streets.

Pool will stay

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

IN RESPONSE to Fiona Evans on the subject of Yearsley Pool (Letters, September 16), the council has made it clear on several occasions, including when Yearsley Pool Action Group met the council leader and I earlier this month, that there are no plans to close the pool.

Plan abandoned

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

IT IS important to correct something in your report on the Draft Local Plan (The Press, September 13).

That’s truly rich

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

PAUL GLEDHILL in his letter of September 13 mentions Conservative tax cuts for the rich. Which tax cuts would that be exactly?

This church cafe is open for everyone

York Press: Foreground   Maureen Patrick and the volunteers and attendees of Coffee & Co  pop in cafe at St Paul's Church, Holgate  which is celebrating  it's 10th  anniversary     (10256120)

10:29am Thursday 18th September 2014

IT WAS good to see the photograph of Maureen Patrick and her team and customers celebrating the tenth birthday of Coffee and Co at St Paul’s Church (The Press, September 13).

Cycle of danger

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:28am Thursday 18th September 2014

READING the article in The Press of September 15 headlined “Cyclist in hit and run” made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

Broad: the true facts

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

ONCE again, may I, through the columns of the Letters page, dispute Cynthia Glasby’s claim that Chris Broad, Stuart Broad’s father, captained England (with reference to her letter of July 24, 2013, my letter of July 31 and a further letter from Cynthia in August 2013).

Begging to differ

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:26am Thursday 18th September 2014

IN REPLY to the letter ‘Beggars belief’ by P Long in The Press of September 10, I wonder what good the writer thinks that “removing these individuals” will do.

Good move, Helen

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:26am Thursday 18th September 2014

CAN I add my delight at the decision of Councillor Helen Douglas to quit the Labour Party and join York Conservatives?

Right of reply

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

JANET S Kitchen-Cooper (Letters, September 10) is right that there should be a letters page exclusively for councillors, but this should be restricted to their petty abuse of each other and their playing of party politics (when their missives resemble a party political broadcast).

Scotch froth

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

IN the 1970s Scotland wouldn’t allow an English train driver to take his train into Scotland, so he got out this side of Berwick-on-Tweed.

Why should Scotland spoil the party?

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:37am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCOTLAND has the same population as Yorkshire (5.3 million) and, like Yorkshire, it has a great history and identity, so why do they want to spoil the party and opt for independence and break up the union?

Flagging up issue

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I SEE from your September 15 edition that City of York Council has decided to fly the St Andrew’s Cross over York’s Mansion House.

Housing shortage

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS OF late your pages have been graced by many a letter bemoaning the prospect of neighbourhood development.

Homes needed

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:35am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I FAIL to understand/comprehend your inside page headline “Space needed for new homes” (The Press, September 9), when in fact it had nothing at all to do with what an average person would perceive as ‘homes’.

No to McDonald's

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:35am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE residents of Boroughbridge Road have endured for well over a year total disruption and upheaval during the Park & Ride road works (Balfour Beatty kept us regularly informed and thanked us for our co-operation).

Worthless Cameron promise over EU

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:34am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE risible promise of a 2017 referendum on our EU membership was forced out of our keenly Europhile Prime Minister by the rise of Ukip.

Stand your ground

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR, like any other elected politician in this democracy, is a representative not a delegate and should act in accordance with what he/she believes to be in the best interests of the whole of their electorate.

Praise for cadets

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ON September 5, members of the Royal Naval Association were invited to attend a presentation night hosted by the York Sea Cadets at their unit in Skeldergate.

Fight for better pay

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Press should stop its prevarication concerning low-paid jobs and poverty in York and support a citizens’ income.

Cleaning up our act

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:31am Wednesday 17th September 2014

I AM sorry to contradict Phillip Roe (Letters, September 11), but this anti-EU rhetoric on the issue of vacuum cleaners is silly.

Distorted message

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

COUNCILLOR James Alexander (Letters, September 13) distorts the essence of what was said in my letter to which he responds.

We have to save this important pool

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOMETHING is wrong with York’s ruling Labour group when stalwarts such as Cllr Brian Watson are deselected and others are jumping ship, not to mention the party’s broken promises to York’s citizens.

Candles at ready

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CALL heard in those far-off days of National Service from a regular to a new National Serviceman would be, “Get some in.” This denoted that the regular had many years of service, whereas the NS chap had none.

Great grate

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:23am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WITH reference to a question last week regarding Walmgate Bar portcullis defence grating being in such marvellous condition (Letters, September 10).

Patterns wanted

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:23am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HAS anyone any used/unwanted dolls clothes and toys crochet or knitting patterns they don’t use any more as my daughter is leaning to knit and crochet and we are finding these really hard to find.

Bizarre decision

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HELEN DOUGLAS’ decision to switch from Labour to Conservative might retain a semblance of credibility if she had not stood for re-selection as a Labour candidate only two months ago.

Street collection

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE North Yorkshire branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust would like to say thank you to all those people who made a contribution at our street collection on Wednesday, September 3 in Acomb.

Paisley example is right one to follow

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FRIDAY night and two men are squaring off for a punch-up in the street. Their supporters hurl abuse at each other, goading their fighter on.

Jobs exploitation

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DOES anyone else think more regulations are needed to stop employment agencies exploiting the unemployed and giving a free licence to companies to treat people unfairly?

Bridge fiasco

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT MAKES my blood boil when I read that meals are being withdrawn at care homes to save £50,000 when the Lendal Bridge fiasco, which is still ongoing, could well ending up costing York council taxpayers at least a million pounds.

Leave royals alone

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JULIAN COLE says in his column of September 11 that he just cannot be bothered to do a bad-tempered Republican jig and demand the Royals be abolished.

Not cycling friendly

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE news that an enhanced commercial development is being sought at the A1237/A59 junction is unfortunately typical of car-dependant developments that spring up at major road intersections.

Wait and see

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

ON THURSDAY Scotland goes to the polls to decide its future, whether to stay as part of the Union or to go it alone.

Farmers now squeezed to the limit

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:27am Monday 15th September 2014

THERE should be no need for food banks with farm prices the lowest in many years. Every commodity we produce being at rock bottom.

Kettle ban

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:26am Monday 15th September 2014

THE ludicrous allegation by the right-wing media that the EU wants to ban kettles is piffle disguised as journalism. Only the gullible would fall for it.

Pool location

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:25am Monday 15th September 2014

IN Monday’s paper there was a celebration and yet more drawings of York’s new community stadium with a cinema and new pool. What was wrong with the old pool?

Badger cull

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:24am Monday 15th September 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has sentenced hundreds of badgers to a painful death, with more to be slaughtered soon.

Crossing the floor

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:24am Monday 15th September 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Councillor Helen Douglas on her brave and totally understandable move from Labour on City of York Council to the Conservatives.

Digital bus ticket

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:23am Monday 15th September 2014

I NOTICED an advert from First York in The Press on Friday, September 12, about their new mTickets app. You can now download the app and pay for your bus tickets via your mobile phone and never need to carry a bus ticket.

Billions spent to clear up a ‘clean’ fuel

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

LAST year I was reprimanded after a letter I sent to The Press saying that nuclear fuel was anything but a clean fuel.

Pavement problems

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:21am Monday 15th September 2014

SHUT Lendal Bridge, save the fines, spend it on repairing pavements, stop bowing down to motorists.

High visibility

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:20am Monday 15th September 2014

I’VE just downloaded this brilliant ‘app’. You stand in the street and point your phone at a car. It takes two photos in quick succession. Using ‘APNR’ it gets the registration number and from the two photos calculates the speed.

Alarming expansion

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:19am Monday 15th September 2014

APPARENTLY an area at Lodge Hill in Kent, which was originally protected by law to conserve the flora and fauna living there, not least of which are nightingales, has now been designated for the building of around 5,000 new homes. This will destroy that area forever.

Comedy councillors

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:18am Monday 15th September 2014

WITH reference to The Press report on the “New ten-day comedy festival planned for York centre”, are we to assume that a contingent of councillors will appear centre stage based on Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, to bridge that gap in their finances?

Flowering road

York Press: Letters - zxc

9:17am Monday 15th September 2014

WHATEVER is happening to the maintenance or lack of it along stretches of Hull Road, especially the area in front of the Co-op supermarket?

Who do Lab councillors work for?

York Press:

10:31am Saturday 13th September 2014

I WAS interested to read in The Press of September 11 of the defection of Helen Douglas to the Conservatives and her reasons.

Agree with what?

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:28am Saturday 13th September 2014

AS A life-long Labour voter, I can understand Helen Douglas being disillusioned with this current council under James Alexander’s leadership; I am myself (The Press, September 11).

A very good thing

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:27am Saturday 13th September 2014

I BEG to differ with your editorial comment that a hung council is undesirable because it could leave York rudderless with no sense of direction (The Press, September 10).

Defection joy

York Press: Letters - zxc

10:25am Saturday 13th September 2014

WITH a third Labour councillor to resign the whip and party, I’m sure Helen Douglas won’t be the last under to go.


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