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Bigger issues than deer to contend with

Salisbury Journal:

10:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

I HAVE followed with interest the letters about the deer at London Road cemetery.

Do not overthink where to put facilities for police

10:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

WELCOME to Salisbury’s newest Police station, Bourne Hill. Well welcome if you know where and how to get in!

No effort made to clear debris

10:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

ABOUT two months ago a large heavy goods vehicle wrote off a bus shelter in Downton during the night.

Bring an end to violence

10:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

THOSE of us involved in Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine (a few of whose signatures appear below) have been much troubled in the last two weeks over the violence and the loss of life and property in Gaza. With those from Salisbury Stop the War, we were pleased to have the opportunity to share our concern outside Salisbury Library on Saturday last (and could be there again this coming Saturday at noon). Where do we stand as a group in this situation? In no way do we condone the behaviour of militants on either side. But until Israel ends its occupation of Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza) there can be no lasting peace for Israeli or Palestinian. We need to stand alongside the oppressed, to pray for the justice which will bring peace and for the peace which will bring about the reconciliation that values all.

Let down by lack of funds

10:48am Thursday 24th July 2014

UNTIL December 2013 I was an employee of the NHS for 24 years, having to resign due to breaking my hip in October 2012.

Praise for Amesbury Suite

10:51am Thursday 24th July 2014

I RECENTLY had a total hip replacement under the care of Mr Sampalli and his team at Salisbury District Hospital.

Market was a great success

11:29am Thursday 17th July 2014

WELL done to the organisers of the teenage market; it was really good.

Gratitude for your support

11:29am Thursday 17th July 2014

I AM writing on behalf of the independent businesses of Salisbury to say a big thank you to all those who supported Salisbury's third Independents' Week.

Many thanks...

11:28am Thursday 17th July 2014

ON Tuesday, June 3 I fell and broke my hip near Waitrose car park.

Museum’s money troubles

11:27am Thursday 17th July 2014

AMESBURY property developer and landlord, Andy Rhind-Tutt is mired in controversy.

Coincidences with potholes

11:27am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FEW weeks ago, my wife struck a very large pothole on the main A30, just after Lopcombe Corner heading towards Stockbridge.

Magna Carta corrections

11:26am Thursday 17th July 2014

I WAS very pleased to be able to share my thoughts with your readers in last week’s Journal about the relevance of Magna Carta today.

Have you lost a bike?

11:25am Thursday 17th July 2014

I FOUND a ladies’ bicycle on Friday, June 27 and have had no luck in finding the owner.

In brief...

11:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

WE are arranging a reunion for anyone who worked at Edwards Brothers Garage in Castle Street, Salisbury between 1950 and 1970. The reunion will be held at Harnham Sports & Social Club, Parsonage Green on Thursday, July 24 at 7.30pm.

Walking stick was gone

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

AT the beginning of July, I accidentally left my walking stick on a bench in The Maltings.

Disappointment over teddy bear jump

11:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

WHAT great disappointment must have been felt on July 5 by the many children looking forward to the teddy bear parachute jump in the Cathedral Close.

Roundabout jungle

11:22am Thursday 17th July 2014

SO the Countess Roundabout is a bit of a jungle (or wildlife haven - depends on your viewpoint).

No easy way to deal with deer problem

Salisbury Journal:

11:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

THANK you for the discussion in last week's Journal about the deer in the cemetery and crematorium.

Fire service future needs a clear sense of direction

11:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE local and regional media have recently reported contrasting views on the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service from James Gray MP and Councillor Graham Payne, pictured right.

Cats making a mess of gardens is wrong

10:26am Thursday 10th July 2014

CAN any cat owner explain to me why they think it is all right to let their cats dig up other people’s gardens?

Clean up Stonehenge roads

Salisbury Journal:

10:25am Thursday 10th July 2014

I AM writing with regards to the Countess roundabout.

Fire merger could bring complications

10:24am Thursday 10th July 2014

CLLR Peter Edge has neglected to declare his interest in the Wiltshire/Dorset Fire merger (Journal, July 3).

Investing to create much improved housing choice

Salisbury Journal:

10:22am Thursday 10th July 2014

I refer to Cllr Ian Tomes’s letter concerning council housing in south Wiltshire (Postbag, July 3). I would like to correct some of his statements, which I believe are misleading:

Many thanks

10:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE poetry workshop that was held on June 21 at Salisbury Arts Centre went well. Many thanks to Doris West for organising it, and thanks to Rose Flint for tutoring it.

Hard work is for nothing

10:17am Thursday 10th July 2014

IT seems that once again the tireless efforts of hardworking volunteers who raised the £500,000 needed to create the Douglas Arter Centre are being cast aside by large corporations such as Scope who now wish to downsize the support they offer.

Supermarket could prove to be an asset

10:16am Thursday 10th July 2014

MY view is that the Asda supermarket would actually result in a reduction rather than an increase in traffic along most of London Road, as it would provide local shopping for hundreds of homes in the Bishopdown Farm area.

Support for young people is diminished

10:15am Thursday 10th July 2014

THERE can be no doubt that there is widespread support for council-run youth services as the response to the petition showed, with people stopping on the street to ask and find out more.

Police remain committed to upholding public safety

Salisbury Journal:

10:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

I AM writing to reassure readers who saw the story headlined “Concern ahead of police station move” (Journal, June 26).

Many thanks

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

MAY we thank most sincerely the young lady and her mother who picked up our house keys at a bus stop in Harnham on Tuesday, June 24 and handed them in to the police.

Why fail to show for appointment at doctors?

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

WHY do people make appointments at the doctors and fail to turn up?

Write now to oppose plans

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THOSE, who as I do, oppose the closure of Salisbury Youth Hostel and its conversion to retirement flats should write to the planning inspectorate.

High level of competition

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

MICHAEL Gove was at the Chalke Valley History Festival.

Farewell and thanks for the memories

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

I WOULD just like to say thank you to all the players, staff, volunteer helpers and the fellow football fans that I have had the pleasure to meet at the Ray Mac Stadium over the years, following Salisbury City FC.

Grateful for help putting fete together

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PLEASE allow me this opportunity to thank all those involved on June 15 in the Salisbury Sudan Medical Link Fete held in the Bishop’s garden in Salisbury Cathedral Close.

Residents’ worries over store proposals

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AS residents of London Road, we are greatly concerned by the developments planned for London Road, ie ASDA and Lidl, due to the increased traffic flow they will bring, as London Road is already heavily congested during the day.

Proper council housing is key to providing security

10:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

IT is good to see Wiltshire Council is planning to build new council houses and I note John Glen MP embraces that. I would like to remind him of some facts about affordable housing in this area that he has failed to mention.

Better ways to spend money than on grass-cutting

3:04pm Thursday 26th June 2014

OF course the grass cutting contract let out by Wiltshire Council should be carefully monitored to ensure that it is being implemented properly and reviewed to make sure that taxpayers are getting value for money, but the more fundamental question is why is the council paying such a huge amount of taxpayers’ money to Balfour Beatty in the first place?

Many thanks

3:02pm Thursday 26th June 2014

n WE had a glorious sunny day for Wilton Parish Church Summer Festival on June 14, which was a great success. Many thanks to all those who supported us.

School's big anniversary

3:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

ST Joseph’s Catholic School admitted its first intake on in September 1964 and is holding a mass and party afterwards to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Pride in international market

3:01pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I WOULD like to express my admiration for the recent international market held over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May.

Important to have affordable housing

2:59pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I WELCOME Annie Riddle’s positive contribution to the ongoing debate on the shortage of affordable housing (Opinion, June 19).

Coach parking could hit footfall

2:58pm Thursday 26th June 2014

STANHOPE'S plans for the Maltings do now include coach drop-off and pick-up facilities.

Can you help identify owner of dog?

3:57pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

CAN anyone help? On June 10 I stopped outside Boots, Silver Street, to speak to a lady with a medium-sized white husky-type dog, which had a damaged front paw that it couldn’t use.

New speed limits are not the answer

3:56pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

WHAT a farce it all is.

Harming the countryside

3:51pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

SUMMER is a wonderful time of year and our countryside does not need rubbish thrown all over the place.

Counting the cost of parking plans

3:44pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

SO yet more parking spaces are going to be lost to the city. We are already going to lose a number of spaces in the Central car park.

Big question over waste service delay

3:43pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

WILTSHIRE Council has serious questions to answer about the recent decision to delay the commencement of the new county waste services contract from August 2016 to August 2017, and to extend the current contracts with Hills Waste Solutions (and FCC Environment in west Wiltshire) for a year: 

Many thanks

3:41pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

I WISH to thank those of your readers who have sent me the used stamps for Guide Dogs.

Search for missing photos

3:40pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

LAST week someone picked up a packet of photos from Boots, which were mine.

Longterm goals to promote tourism in the city

3:39pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

OVER recent weeks the Journal has published a number of letters regarding coach parking and related issues, some of which inevitably refer to Central Car Park and the Maltings.








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