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President’s regime has not worked

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

In his letter (Journal Postbag, September 18), Timothy Stroud praises President Obama following his visit to Stonehenge. Far from showing strength of convictions, in my view the President's continued lack of a coherent foreign policy has created a political void in which dictators and bullies have been allowed to thrive, thus making the world an even more dangerous place.

Limited bus timings

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

I refer to the online survey for bus pass holders who are being asked to choose new start times for their bus passes – either 9am or 9.30am.

Take some initiative

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

I have just returned from a couple of hours blackberry picking, a most pleasant and rewarding occupation on a pleasant Saturday afternoon.

Mess shows a lack of pride in our city

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

I am writing in despair at the filthy pavements in the city, the Market Place and seats in the town centre.

Thank you for making fayre so special

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

AS secretary of The Berwick St John Country Fayre, I am very grateful to you for sending out a photographer to our event which took place on September 13 and 14 and for the article you wrote in last week’s Journal.

Be more upbeat

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

IT is always sad to see a business fail, especially when a sole trader is involved.

Not all cyclists behave inconsiderately

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

TOWN Path may not originally have been built for cyclists (Postbag, September 18) but neither were Salisbury’s streets originally built for cars. Modes of transport change, and cyclists now make a really important contribution to solving Salisbury’s transport problems. The 2011 census shows that over a thousand people in the Salisbury area cycle to work. In addition, counts show up to 80 rail passengers’ bicycles parking daily at the railway station, and large numbers also use bicycles to get to school, shops and other destinations. If all these people used cars Salisbury’s traffic congestion and air quality problems would be much worse.

Evening ends on sour note

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A quick appeal to the alcohol-fuelled idiot(s) in Amesbury who decided to end their evening by kicking down my garden fence last Thursday night.

Parking goes under review

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

YOUR views: Do you think a petition would make a jot of difference to Wiltshire Council?

Businesses need time to become stable and grow

Salisbury Journal:

3:32pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AS the owner of a business within the Salisbury BID levy area, and one who has happily paid their levy, I feel I have a right to respond to the article in last week’s Journal.

Way to deal with graffiti

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

EVERY time the St Paul’s subway gets repainted white it's graffitied again within a few days.

Traffic problems are now becoming dangerous

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

The matter of the A303 and Countess Roundabout has always been a problem.

Legislation prompts contentious questionnaire

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

AS the chairman of the Wiltshire & Swindon Combined Fire Authority, I sympathised with Journal reader Richard Cousens and his complaint (Journal Postbag, September 11) about the intrusive and apparently irrelevant personal questions attached to the Wiltshire & Swindon Fire & Rescue Service public consultation document.

Cyclists have no respect for pedestrians

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I frequently use the pedestrian Town Path from Harnham to Elizabeth Gardens.

Use register to remove nagging doubts

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Nothing really should surprise me at Wiltshire Council, but it did shock me to learn that the council has no gifts and hospitality register.

President Obama shows strength of convictions

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

LIKE many people living in south Wiltshire I was pleased to see that President Obama took some time off from NATO business to visit Stonehenge and I hope it brought him some inspiration. Maybe the Druids knew something we don’t know.

Many thanks

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

MAY I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the staff at the Milford Hall hotel on Monday evening for accommodating my mother’s 80th birthday celebrations at the last minute?

Why should nurses pay?

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Well done to Mrs Cave-Smith for highlighting the scandal of charging our nurses to park their cars while they work 14 hour shifts (Journal Postbag - Sept 11). Surely, if it's absolutely necessary to charge them for parking, it should be ensured that there are enough spaces made available to prevent them picking up parking fines from greedy 'parking police'.

Shops would energise city

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

I HAVE moved back into the city from Laverstock and I’m more concerned than ever about my beloved city.

Not a good impression

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

7.20pm: September 6. A lovely, balmy sunny evening.

Tidy neglected areas and be proud of city’s culture

Salisbury Journal:

11:28am Thursday 11th September 2014

WHAT a wonderful weekend in Salisbury City Centre.

Treat staff better

Salisbury Journal:

11:32am Thursday 11th September 2014

I have had to pay many visits to Salisbury District Hospital over the summer months and have found the nursing staff to be quite wonderful in their dedication to their work which they carry out so cheerfully, some of them doing 14-hour shifts.

Older people need services

Salisbury Journal:

11:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

Councillor James Robertson shows what seems to be a fairly typical politician's lack of understanding about advancing years (Retirement home plan for former bus station, Journal August 28).

Did the President pay to visit Stonehenge?

Salisbury Journal:

11:34am Thursday 11th September 2014

Did President Obama stump up his £13.90 to visit Stonehenge ?

Consideration from cyclists

11:37am Thursday 11th September 2014

For years cycling was my main means of transportation and I first passed though Salisbury on my bike.

Take affirmative action with road signs

11:35am Thursday 11th September 2014

With reference to your headline – Danger Zone – on August 21.

Bus station should become urban craft centre

Salisbury Journal:

11:31am Thursday 11th September 2014

The centre of Salisbury buzzed with interest over the past weekend. Markets in the square, entertainment in the Arts Centre grounds and a Craft and Heritage Fayre in the Cathedral Close combined to make the most of our unique city centre.

Devastating to lose pet

11:41am Thursday 11th September 2014

I have just read, with sadness, about a 16-year-old cat being separated from its owner because they are going into sheltered accommodation and now the cat needs a new home.

Bowel cancer support

11:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

We are researchers at the University of Southampton and we would like to talk to people who have a friend or family member who has, or has previously had, bowel cancer.

Queries over questionnaire

11:39am Thursday 11th September 2014

Like many Wilshire residents, I recently received a consultation questionnaire relating to the future structure of the Wiltshire and Swindon Fire & Rescue Service.

Football team has been failed yet again

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE manner in which both the Football Association and the Football Conference has treated Salisbury City Football Club over the past few months is nothing short of shameful, with the final denouement coming on Wednesday when, with no disrespect to The Sydenhams Wessex League, despite an apparent endorsement from the FA, the league simply stuck up the proverbial two fingers to the Whites belatedly joining the division.

No use for survey

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

A CERTAIN amount of us pass users have been sent a survey concerning the proposed withdrawal of free travel within specified hours.

Helping good cause

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

WE would like to take the opportunity to thank the volunteers at St. Thomas’s Church, Salisbury and the Band of St. John the Baptist, Tisbury for their wonderful performance at the free concert held at St. Thomas’s Church on Saturday afternoon, one of many such fundraising events for charity held over the past few weeks.

Traffic solution could be lying around the corner

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Reeten Banerji’s interest in a radical solution for the A303 is welcome.

Many thanks

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

We just wanted to say a massive "thank you" to all the people who came in their thousands to our Sunday Funday event at Durrington Rec on Sunday, August 24.

Can you remember seeing the Stones?

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

It's 50 years ago this year since the Rolling Stones played two shows at Salisbury City Hall as part of their 1964 UK tour.

Take action over passes

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

I refer to the article on the Salisbury Journal website this week regarding changes to residents’ passes for Stonehenge.

Flats’ great position

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

With reference to your front page report regarding the retirement home plan for the former bus station, I note the remarks of city councillor James Robertson stating that it would be much better to build it in the leafy suburbs.

Ugly beyond belief

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

I LIVE in, and adore the beauty of, our county’s countryside. Wiltshire is consummately lovely and I would wish to live nowhere else.

Traffic flow scheme has lots of potential

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

WHAT a joy to read the letter from Mr Jackson proclaiming the virtues in the lack of traffic in the Cathedral Close due to the closure of the High Street Gate and Mrs Austin’s enjoyment of sitting in the now quiet, peaceful and lovely looking Market Place.

Traffic plan is a joke

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Wiltshire Council’s robust system for slowing down the traffic in Shrewton is a complete joke.

Park left in a mess

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

ALONG with a lot of other people, we walk our dog every morning in Churchill Gardens, and are amazed at the disgusting state of the skatepark, river and surrounding area which is always covered in rubbish (see photo). We tidy up after our dogs and pick up their mess. Why can't the kids do the same?

No need for 98 members

9:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Despite asking some time ago, Wiltshire Council is unable or unwilling to provide me with a list of members’ expenses, and allowances.

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.






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