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A303 traffic highlights lack of sensible planning

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THURSDAY was a big day for us in the Stonehenge area, as our now famous A303 hit the headlines and was quoted as being the worst road in the country.

Show some courtesy

2:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I write regarding the Old School Hall (formerly Church Hall) in College Road, Durrington.

Street clutter is a hazard

2:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I READ about the clutter on our streets (Postbag, April, 17) and I agree.

There is room to park cars

2:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Journal reported (April 17) the concerns expressed by local residents about inadequate parking provision should the Friends Life offices in Castle Street be converted into 78 flats.

Future for everyone

2:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE front page headline ‘500 homes plan’ (Journal, April 17) provides just one more reason why communities across Wiltshire need to become involved in developing their own formal Neighbourhood Plan.

Rush hour might be better without traffic lights

1:58pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LAST Thursday the traffic lights at the Harnham Gyratory were switched off during the morning rush hour.

All spaces in centre are let

1:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

In reply to a letter in the Journal last week from Jim Radford who stated that there were “at least a couple of empty shops in The Maltings", I would like to set the record straight.

Many thanks

1:53pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TO cheer up those who, like me, dread ringing BT to declare a fault on their landline, I must relate my good experiences recently with BT and BT Openreach.

Market beauty

1:51pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ON Thursday, I had the pleasure of admiring the prospect of our new market square on a beautiful sunny day, with its trees just coming into leaf; the ample provision of new seating; new lighting and many people sitting outside cafés enjoying the day.

Store is neither needed nor wanted

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WE live in a democratic society, and our council is elected to serve the good of the majority, and that is a very fine thing.

Important to make right use of space

2:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SEVERAL times in the past few months we have been reminded that, in Salisbury, we have a lower percentage of empty shops than many other cities and towns.

Take some responsibility for market's appearance

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I AM not opposed to our new piazza as some others are, even to the WCs, where the brickwork is at least fairly homogenous.

Issue of potholes needs addressing

1:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I SEE potholes were mentioned in Postbag again last week.

Keep us informed about empty pub

1:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOULD anyone from the council like to inform the residents of Salisbury what is happening to the overgrown, rat-infested former Three Crowns Public House in Lower Street, Harnham?

Gym help is fantastic

1:55pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I SHALL be 78 years old in June.

Cluttering up high street

1:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I AM very disappointed at the level of 'street clutter' on the high street recently.

Credit to workers

1:41pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

READERS may remember that over a year ago I raised the matter of Wiltshire Council’s new main contractor, Balfour Beatty Living Places’ (BBLP), performance on grass cutting, potholes, street cleaning, etc.

Many thanks

1:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LAST year, on May 15, I fell off a ladder and landed headfirst, which caused me to have a slight bleed in my head. Because of this I had a few fits in the ambulance on the way to Southampton General Hospital.

Wage ranges gap still here

3:07pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I THINK it was in the early 1970s that we employees were told that in future we would be awarded a percentage pay rise.

Thankful for police presence

3:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AFTER the recent storms we experienced, a man told me he had removed the branch of one of our trees that had fallen on the service road behind our garden.

Consider the options

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WHAT a joy to read the letter from JM. English regarding the ridiculous political ties to what I also understand is referred to as Trowbridgeshire.

Fire service merger truth

2:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I FELT I had to write in response to recent comments by Duncan Hames MP.

Leisure centre price hike is big surprise

2:58pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE welcome fall in inflation rates recently does not seem to have had an impact on Wiltshire Council, which has seen fit to increase court fees for squash and badminton at Five Rivers by, in some cases, 59 per cent.

Market Place has had its character taken away

2:54pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I AM an expat, now living in France.

Problems with inadequate parking

2:37pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE seemingly perpetual issue of inadequate car parking spaces at Salisbury railway station has again provoked correspondence in the Journal and Annie Riddell's reasoned article in last week’s issue.

We should not waste city's great opportunity

11:09am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DRUM roll and fanfare, please, for our civic leaders.

Market Place is now a lot more 'people friendly'

11:08am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FOR 20 years as a professional Blue Badge tourist guide I have been talking about the delights of Salisbury, its exuberant history, its fine architecture and its vibrant modern lifestyle on city walks that start at the information centre in the Guildhall.

Submitting 'pet' A303 solutions is not helpful

11:02am Thursday 3rd April 2014

IT is almost inevitable that the A303 feasibility study will encourage lots of folks with “pet” solutions to the problem to put them forward here in the Journal, and elsewhere.

Salisbury should become independent

10:44am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SOME six years ago the Government decided to create larger administrative units of local government as a costcutting exercise.

Parking spaces are needed

10:43am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HOW many car parking spaces are needed in the Maltings?

Well done to those fighting Sainsbury's plan

10:42am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I HAVE been meaning to write to the Journal for some time about the proposed building of a Sainsbury’s store in Southampton Road, and was delighted to read the letters sent in by Sylvia Barnard and Jenny Gee in last week’s edition.

Services will be a problem when soldiers come to area

10:41am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FOLLOWING on from the article in the Journal on March 27 ‘MP joins protest over army homes’, I think the problem is not just homes but social services generally.

I thought Scope believed in people

10:39am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SCOPE says: “Many disabled people have been successfully supported to live independently”.

Appointment woe

10:18am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I WAS recently sent a letter from an address in Bristol, which the envelope forbade me to contact.

Many thanks

10:03am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I write to thank all those who contributed to our recent collection outside Sainsbury’s supermarket on Saturday March 22 . We raised the wonderful sum of £130.60 which will all be sent to Dogs for the Disabled to train more dogs to help other disabled adults and children.

City has made a brilliant recovery

10:02am Thursday 3rd April 2014

IN response to G Edwards’ letter about Salisbury City FC (Postbag, March 22), it would have been fair comment after the first three games and three straight losses.

Support development by giving your opinions

1:38pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

IN mid-July Wiltshire Council signed over to Stanhope developers to create a retail-led design for the large area of land encompassing the coach park, central car park, the library and Maltings through to the City Hall.

A lot of voices will be needed to battle supermarket giant

1:32pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

I RECENTLY attended a meeting of the Salisbury Area Board.

Sculptures are a health and safety hazard

1:31pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

LAST time our cathedral got into sculpture we had some objects there that looked very much like enormous 'twirly', half licked cones of ice cream.

Volunteers were very welcoming

1:22pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

I WOULD like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Bridging Project for being so welcoming when I dropped in for a visit on Thursday evening.

Unrealistic to seek A303 tunnel

1:21pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

I TAKE issue with John Glen MP on a crucial point he made in the Journal on March 20 about the way forward for the A303.

Can't EU pay for new road?

1:20pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

I HAVE recently returned from a holiday in Madeira and was amazed by their roads.

Stop moaning about market

1:17pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

I HAVE been reading in Postbag, the negative views on the Market Place.

Realistic about challenges faced during A303 fight

11:38am Thursday 20th March 2014

I WELCOME Tom Corbin’s contribution to the A303 debate.

Other developers will follow

11:36am Thursday 20th March 2014

AS Jeffrey Brown’s letter of February 27 illustrates, it is extremely difficult to take the Sainsbury’s proposal to build next to the currently flooded Avon floodplain seriously.

Remarkable Elvis show

11:35am Thursday 20th March 2014

I WOULD like to thank Salisbury City Hall for the wonderful show put on by Mario Kombou and his crew on March 8.

Two squares shouldn't be merged

11:33am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE Guildhall square and Market Place seem to have merged into one unit.

Hunting for descendents

11:32am Thursday 20th March 2014

DESCENDENTS and relatives of Benjamin King (c1663-1757) are warmly invited to a King family gathering at the Methodist Chapel Lyndhurst Road, Landford on Saturday, April 12.

Mixed views on new-look Market Place

3:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

THERE have been several comments recently in the Journal about parking in the Market Place.

Hold government accountable for its policies

2:54pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

I WAS disappointed to see John Glen use his View from the Commons (Journal, February 27), to respond to the chorus of criticism from church leaders about government welfare reform without actually addressing any of the issues raised.

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