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3:51pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
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AT a time when city centres across the UK are struggling to survive and businesses in central Salisbury are gearing up for the busiest trading period of the year, it is heartening to learn that our local council has made a bold decision to provide free parking on Sundays in the runup to Christmas to encourage Salisbury residents to use local businesses.
3:57pm Wednesday 4th December 2013
I AM sure that many of you are already aware that across Wiltshire, there is a network of 25 Good Neighbour Coordinators, or GNCs as they are sometimes referred to, who can provide a range of information about statutory, voluntary and commercial services to help older people in rural communities live safe and independent lives.
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SAM Holloway, Lizzy, Stefan, Jacinta, Amymarie and Emma would like to say huge congratulations to all the Starcast Performing Arts School students appearing in Oliver! at the City Hall, Salisbury in November.
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2:53pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
DOES Salisbury need a youth hostel? The 70-bed youth hostel on Milford Hill has served Salisbury well since the 1950s, and in 2012/13 had an occupancy rate of 62.9 per cent, bringing around 16,000 overnight stays to Salisbury in the year.
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MAYBE it is considered necessary to carry out national reorganisation of accident and emergency departments but I can’t see how any improvements can be made to the A&E department at Salisbury District Hospital.
2:46pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
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2:44pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
WHAT are they doing to our city? I have lived here for a number of years as an OAP and you now can’t walk safely in the Market Place. We get to an area then we’re stopped by barriers and have to walk back again. It goes on and on. What, in my opinion, needs money putting into it are the pavements.
2:42pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
THE point about the silly, unnecessary Stonehenge scheme is that it’s a plan for the serious archaeologist, not the tourists and certainly not the locals, who have to suffer the extra gridlock and rat-runs this stupid idea has led to.
1:17pm Friday 22nd November 2013
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1:15pm Friday 22nd November 2013
SO Cllr Bill Moss thinks park and ride has been a disaster for Salisbury (Postbag, November 14). I suggest that Cllr Moss speaks to those of us who use it before making such a sweeping generalisation. Perhaps he would be kind enough to tell us if he has ever personally used the park and ride and if so just how disastrous he found the service to be.
1:14pm Friday 22nd November 2013
1:12pm Friday 22nd November 2013
AS a city councillor for the Fisherton & Bemerton Village Ward, I share M Horner’s concerns (Postbag, November 14) regarding Lower Bemerton Recreation Ground and would agree that the play area is in need of a refresh.
1:11pm Friday 22nd November 2013
I AM absolutely delighted to read in the Journal that the cash raised for a second CT scanner is only £100k from its target in such a short time and hopefully we will see the result in the not too distant future. Congratulations to everyone involved.
1:09pm Friday 22nd November 2013
THE six partners who run the local live music organisation Music4Fun would like to publicly express our sincere thanks to all the music lovers who came to Laverstock Social Club to our charity event Four-Play, in aid of Fountain Way Hospital in Salisbury.
1:07pm Friday 22nd November 2013
I FOUND the recent assertion by Simon Mallon that Stonehenge was built by a hot lake (Journal, October 31) very interesting, and if his research is correct, we would have a possible answer to how the stones arrived at the site.
7:49pm Wednesday 13th November 2013
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I INTEND to present an application for planning to provide adequate facilities for a skatepark and BMX ramps, including a covered foam pit, for the increasing numbers of youths in the Archers Gate development.
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MANY thanks to the kind person who handed in my wallet dropped in Bridge Street last Thursday, and also to Roland and his staff at Tribbecks Jewellers who took the trouble to track me down and return it. I am most grateful.
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HAVING viewed the previous management plans emanating from English Heritage in respect of Stonehenge, which emphasised ‘returning Stonehenge to a grassland setting’ (by removing all surrounding roads and “making the monument more accessible” – by making it less accessible) and providing a new Visitor Centre ‘suitably distant from the World Heritage Site’, it was with a certain amount of cynicism that I went to view the latest (October 2013) version, hoping for a more enlightened view, but expecting rather less.
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2:56pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
AMANDA Newbery is right to celebrate Salisbury’s efforts to become a Business Improvement District (BID). She describes this as our chance to reach the ‘premiership’ league of English cities (Journal, October 31).
2:55pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
2:53pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
AFTER bus stops appearing without planning permission, we read of the closure of the coach station. I had to check that it wasn’t April 1. What is Trowbridge thinking about? We want a bus station as a main part of any Maltings development and possibly bigger coach station.
2:52pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
HAVING read the recent letters regarding waste and recycling from David Walker and Cllr Devine, I would like to point out that when Salisbury District Council went from black bag collection to wheelie bin collection we were issued with a wheelie bin deemed to be the optimum size for a weekly household collection.
2:51pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
2:49pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
MAY I take this opportunity to say an enormous ‘thank you’ to all of our wonderful medical staff at Salisbury District Hospital and to the paramedic and two ambulance ladies who responded so quickly when I had occasion to call for their assistance in the early hours of October 22.
2:47pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
MOST readers will know that Salisbury’s street plan was laid down in the early 13th century; and that the design of streets running parallel to each other, north/ south and east/west, which resulted in the formation of chequer squares, is a fine example of medieval town planning.
2:46pm Wednesday 6th November 2013
INSTEAD of spending almost £250,000 on the Victoria Park refurbishment project, may I suggest that the whole park be sold as prime land for the building of superior houses in keeping with the local area.