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Condemnation of Gaza attacks

11:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

FURTHER to the letters on the subject of the bombardment of Gaza, I think what is so appalling is the lack of humanity from people who refuse to condemn the deliberate slaughter of women and children in Gaza with the deliberate targeting of schools, power plants and hospitals.

Lack of staff sees work grind to a halt

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A particularly dangerous malady appears to have taken hold at county hall. Whenever, as local councillor, I contact a Wiltshire Council department on behalf of my residents I now seem to get the same response.

Welfare cuts funnel funds away from poor families

10:59am Thursday 28th August 2014

SO Salisbury MP John Glen has given David Cameron yet another plug in his View from the Commons (August 21).

Nice just to sit and watch world go by

10:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

HOW nice it is to see everyone just going about their daily business every day and coming to the Market Place to sit and watch the world go by.

Good job in tidying up unsightly estate

10:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

WELL, what a very good job you boys did this time cutting the grass on the Bemerton Heath estate.

Term time holidays can have an impact

10:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

I ask myself is it fair on the other pupils in the class if a child or children are deliberately taken out of school by their parents during term time?

Support for vital service

10:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

People in this country are rightly proud of the NHS, and many are angry at the creeping privatisation now being introduced.

Cut grass to aid parking

10:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new visitor centre at Stonehenge is a great success which is excellent.

Heavy road traffic requires strong action

Salisbury Journal:

10:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

THIS Saturday morning I left my home in Old Sarum to visit my friend Cllr Ian West at his home in Winterbourne Stoke. The journey by car took me just over an hour.

Farm’s events give plenty of warning

10:48am Thursday 28th August 2014

AS one of the many Riverbourne Community Farm volunteers I am perhaps biased, but I cannot simply let your correspondent Nick Cane's comments in last week’s Journal go unchallenged.

Sad to see club reduced to such a state

Salisbury Journal:

10:46am Thursday 28th August 2014

I’VE been a Salisbury City supporter for about six years and I feel angry and sad regarding their recent problems.

Opposition and response over perceived land grab

10:43am Thursday 28th August 2014

WE would like to thank Annie Riddle for highlighting the similarity between the decision taken by the former Wiltshire County Council to exterminate the four district councils of Wiltshire against all our wishes and that of Salisbury City Parish Council, which narrowly voted to take the same action against all its neighbouring parishes (except Wilton). Annie pointed out that Wilton was excluded as they had ‘history’ and their representatives might object.

Fun day helps worthy cause

10:41am Thursday 28th August 2014

Huge thanks to Muriel Prince, local businesses and all the volunteers who helped at the Pudsey treasure trail and family fun day, held at the Maltings shopping centre on Sunday, August 17, which raised over £250 for BBC Children in Need. In addition, around £45 worth of Pudsey goodies were sold.

Pleased with lack of traffic

10:38am Thursday 28th August 2014

How very pleasant to be able to stroll along the road and through the main entrance gate to the Cathedral without having to dodge oncoming cars and try to find a safe spot on the overcrowded narrow pavement.

Weather may spell disaster

10:38am Thursday 28th August 2014

Last winter Ford suffered terrible flooding, resulting in the Roman Road closing for over three weeks and severe damage to houses and land.

Wiltshire is becoming more of a mess

Salisbury Journal:

10:03am Thursday 21st August 2014

AS a former resident and now an international visitor, coming home to Wiltshire has always been a pleasure as I grew up here. But on my present trip I am very disappointed by the lack of love that Wiltshire seems to be getting.

Remember the sacrifice of all soldiers

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

IT was good to see one of the first Salisbury men to be killed in the First World War remembered and honoured in the paper but many researchers working on the names on their local war memorials may have felt disappointed that it was an officer who was featured. I know I did.

Final appeal in hunt for Teddy

10:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

THURSDAY, August 14 marked two years since my beloved dog Teddy went missing on Salisbury Plain.

Response to Gaza violence

Salisbury Journal:

10:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

I WAS saddened to read our MP's non-committal stance on Gaza.

Contribute to breast cancer research

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10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

HAVE you completed treatment for breast cancer in the last five years?

Be responsible if your dog is off lead

Salisbury Journal: Dog awareness day in Chard

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

I WOULD like to make a complaint against irresponsible dog owners who are letting their dogs off their leads and then allowing them to be out of control.

Arundells trip proves a delightful day out

Salisbury Journal: Arundells Open Day

10:13am Thursday 21st August 2014

CAN I just say what a delightful experience I had visiting Arundells, the former home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath?

Councillors aiming for a takeover with land grab

9:55am Thursday 21st August 2014

AT the Salisbury City Council meeting on July 21 the city councillors voted by 11 votes to seven to take over the whole of the parish of Laverstock & Ford, including Hampton Park and Old Sarum.

Alternative ways to consider budget cut

10:15am Thursday 21st August 2014

NNIE Riddle is usually complaining about decisions affecting us in the south of the county being made “remotely” in Trowbridge.

Bygone activity

10:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

RECENT articles involving stooks, reapers and gatherers evokes memories of my childhood in North Lincolnshire in the 1940s.

Community farm events starting to get tiresome

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10:08am Thursday 21st August 2014

AM I the only resident in Laverstock, and within audible range of the community farm’s entertainment events, who is fed up with the frequency, volume, and lack of regard for the natural habitat being practised by those running the community farm and those who sanction such events?

Dangers of traffic flow experiment

10:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Cathedral Close traffic flow experiment commenced on Monday, August 4 with the closing of the cathedral’s main gate to traffic between the hours of 1pm and 6pm on a weekday and 2pm and 5pm on a Saturday.

Can you help in search for old contacts?

10:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

I AM writing this for a friend of mine, a Thomas Madden from Stockton-on-Tees.

Lack of choice for tenants leaves a sour taste

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A SO-CALLED annual meeting of the Salisbury Tenants’ Panel on July 28 was asked by the chairman John Todman to sign a voting slip supporting the discontinuing of the panel.

Stooks are such a very welcome sight to many

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I WONDER if I may add a few words relating to the making hay photo in the Salisbury Journal on August 7.

Gaza – faults on both sides

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

YOUR correspondent, Margaret Duncan, expressed her dismay at what she saw as my “non-committal” position on Gaza (Postbag August 7). I am morally opposed to the intentional killing of civilians, to disproportionate military response, and to violations of international law. Any loss of civilian life is a deeply regrettable tragedy and is an imperative for a ceasefire. I am also clear that Israel has a right of national self-defence.

Buses already catered for

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE citizens of Salisbury already have a purpose-built coach station which handles National Express, tourist coaches and country buses only 50 seconds from the inner relief road. Why should we be asked, through our extremely high council taxes, to pay for another coach facility in Brown Street due to the incompetence of some Trowbridge bureaucrat who included our current coach station in the Maltings redevelopment?

Good to be back on the Avon boardwalk

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I HAVE to just mention, it was a pleasure to walk along the Avon boardwalk once again.

City not what it used to be

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

OVER the years I have noticed on return to Salisbury the difference in the upkeep of the city and surrounding suburbs.

Bins left in a very bad way

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

BIG, fat, wriggling, white maggots. Lots of them. And the smell. Excuse me while I try to keep my stomach contents in place… Our bin men should not have to work in these conditions. It is an absolute disgrace. How can anyone think that only collecting household waste once every two weeks is acceptable, especially in the hot summer months?

Shrewton players show their class

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I AM sure the supporters of Salisbury City FC will join me in expressing their gratitude to the players of Shrewton who, at very short notice, stepped up to provide the Whites with a friendly match and a worthwhile training opportunity.

Market Place looking a mess

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

HAS anyone seen the filthy state the Market Place is in?

Elixir of Love wonderful and so entertaining

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I WOULD just like to take a moment to rave about Winterbourne Opera.

Appointment should be beneficial to young folk

10:04am Thursday 7th August 2014

WHILE the reaction to the appointment of the Dstl deputy chief executive Dr Pete Thompson as the UTC’s chairman (UTC appointment 24/7/14) has been overwhelmingly positive, I am aware from comments on the Journal website that some local residents still have concerns about our link to the defence and protective science industries.

MP’s own view deeply concerning

10:10am Thursday 7th August 2014

JOHN Glen’s View from the Commons in last week’s Journal was, if I may quote his term, deeply concerning.

Does anyone know of Rifleman Read?

10:08am Thursday 7th August 2014

I AM researching names engraved on the war memorial at Longparish, near Andover, of those who fell in the Great War.

Insects conspicuous by their absence on trees

10:09am Thursday 7th August 2014

IS there any connection between the massive monoculture of oilseed rape and the absence of aphids on the lime and sycamore trees and consequent dry, clean and utterly empty tree canopies, including that of oak trees?

Be careful of pedestrians

10:11am Thursday 7th August 2014

TO all those people who live and visit our city, please, please will you stop and think when crossing our roads?

Only one option makes sense for fire service

10:06am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE debate over the future of Wiltshire and Swindon Fire and Rescue Service rumbles on. Readers may well remember that the case for a proposed merger with Dorset Fire Service is the only option that can save the £3.9million that the coalition government is demanding.

Why coach plan could avert tourism disaster

10:03am Thursday 7th August 2014

I HAVE been actively involved with much of the Brown Street debate and there is wide cross party support for Brown St to be used for coach parking.

Angels come in all forms

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

ON Friday we went shopping in Tesco on Southampton Road in Salisbury.

Police those cyclists

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

I WRITE with reference to the total disregard it would appear that cyclists have for cars and other motor vehicles on the road.

Crafty canoe capers

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

I WAS interested to read the article referring to the new punts which will operate from Grasmere Hotel in Harnham (Journal, July 17).

Take part in this year’s butterfly count

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE long, hot days of summer are when many of us head for our parks and open spaces. One warm afternoon recently I went along to Harnham recreation ground to find out whether the swathe of wildflowers planted there by the city council were attracting any butterflies.

Plentiful pigeons polarise points of view

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

I WAS very disappointed and saddened by the intolerance and lack of sensitivity clearly displayed by contributors to the article in last week’s Journal by Annie Riddle, proposing a cull etc. on the city’s pigeon population.


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