Send your letters to Salisbury Journal, 8-12 Rollestone Street, Salisbury, SP1 1DY or email newsdesk@salisburyjournal.co.uk.

Tough to fathom lack of support for fire authority

Salisbury Journal:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE fate of Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority is now close to its inevitable conclusion. In the current climate of austerity, there was to be a revenue shortfall of over £4million to be overcome if effective fire cover was to be maintained across the county, and large-scale redundancies and fire station closures were to be avoided.

Many thanks for your help

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

I WOULD like to thank Inwood House for making the last five years of my dad’s life happy ones.

Shortcomings show council declaration to be a touch hasty

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Dear Ms Scott (Leader of Wiltshire Council Jane Scott).

Parking spaces abuse

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

I SYMPATHISE very much with Jenny Hancock and her comments about the misuse of disabled parking spaces by trade vehicles.

Not in love with Buzzcocks gig review

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

I WAS rather disappointed with the Buzzcocks gig review by Alex Rennie on October 16.

Recall bill shows voting system limits

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

OVER the past few days many residents of Salisbury and South Wiltshire have written to me asking my thoughts on both the government’s version and the Goldsmith version of the ‘recall’ bill.

No respect shown to disabled drivers

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TODAY I needed to pop to the cashpoint to get some money out.

Be clear about garden waste collection

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

I WOULD like to ask Jane Scott, through your paper, as she won't answer any questions I have emailed her regarding the proposed changes to garden waste collection.

Trespasser indulged in a revolting act

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

I WOULD like to make people aware of the type of people we have in our neighbourhoods.

Why has centre opened before crossing provided?

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

I HAVE just read your article concerning the Stonehenge tunnel (Journal, October 16).

Searching for Walter’s family

Salisbury Journal: Searching for Walter’s family

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WE are searching for the family of Walter Jacob (a serviceman of the Great War) who sadly died 9/11/1918. His family (wife and children) would have been living in Green Croft St, Salisbury in January 1919.

People may like location

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Marcia Moody tells us that she wouldn’t want her grandmothers to live in retirement on the old bus station site.

Mental scars from abuse

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I SHOULD like to make a point which I feel should be more appreciated and which does not seem to have been aired in the many recent articles about the abuse of elderly people with dementia (Journal, October 2).

No point in intimidating other drivers

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WHY do drivers around Salisbury think that they can bully and intimidate learner drivers?

Take time and enjoy animals’ habitat

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THANK you to Annie Riddle (Journal, October 9) for alerting me to proposed development affecting the pigs near Old Sarum, and thanks to the pigs for creating what, in my view, is a great wildlife spectacle each winter.

So much in common – except for one thing...

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

LAST weekend my wife and I went to visit a friend in Ely.

Listen to what young people actually want

Salisbury Journal:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WANTED to respond to Mr Williams’ letter in last week’s Journal regarding the council’s provision for young people.

Why have trees been destroyed?

Salisbury Journal:

4:29pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

CAN anybody explain why the council has destroyed those lovely, graceful, poplar trees which, until last month, grew adjacent to Exeter Street roundabout?

Area’s poor reputation

Salisbury Journal:

4:28pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

REGARDING Annie Riddle’s column (Journal, October 2), it isn't that no one knows Culver St is free, it's much more why it could be made free to begin with.

Does photo have story?

Salisbury Journal:

4:27pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I HAVE in my possession through my family, a mystery photo dated August 19th 1885, see image above, at Stonehenge. The photographer was W A Judd of Maddington, Wilts.

Location of stamp box

Salisbury Journal:

4:25pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I AM writing regarding a letter which appeared in last week’s Journal (October 2) from a Mr J Moody of Alderholt, seeking to know who collects used postage stamps for charity.

FOI law may need reviewing

Salisbury Journal:

4:10pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

IF Cllr Chivers is correct (Postbag, October 2) that a Freedom of Information (FOI) request can be refused if the holder of the information plans to put it online as soon as possible, then the law needs reviewing at the very least.

Give city its correct title

Salisbury Journal:

4:12pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I RESIDE in the City of New Sarum, commonly called Salisbury, which has been a city since its foundation in the 13th century.

Pay attention to needs of young people

Salisbury Journal:

4:04pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I READ with interest the letter from Councillor Richard Clewer and want to reply to a couple of points he made.

Transport proposals do not make sense

Salisbury Journal:

4:02pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I WOULD like to thank Alex Rennie for raising the issue of Wiltshire Council’s school transport proposals in a recent edition of the Journal.

BID initiative can aid independent trade

Salisbury Journal:

4:01pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I READ with interest and sadness the letter published in the last edition of the Journal concerning the Salisbury’s Business Improvement District. It seems there has been an unfortunate misunderstanding concerning the workings of the BID and I feel the record needs to be set straight.

Taking a backward step with wind turbine plans

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

happened, as Wiltshire Council considers, for the first time in this county, a planning application for a giant wind turbine, to be erected at Thoulstone, Chapmanslade, near Warminster.

Sara grateful for support

Salisbury Journal:

3:58pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TO my supporters, some of whom were anonymous, as I tackled the Clarendon Marathon last week – I DID IT!! With God's help and an awful lot of prayer support my knees felt FINE the whole way round and I didn't fall. I completed it in five hours and two minutes.

Fond farewell to Frank Rixon

Salisbury Journal:

11:45am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I WAS very sad to read of the passing of Frank Rixon, a very special man indeed.

Councillors to make decision

Salisbury Journal:

11:44am Thursday 2nd October 2014

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

Good idea for parking

Salisbury Journal:

11:43am Thursday 2nd October 2014

LAST week I visited Ceret, in southern France. It has a lovely old centre, a museum of modernist art and lots of restaurants and shops.

Get behind our football club

Salisbury Journal:

11:43am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SO, now we know the truth about Otail Touzar, right?

Truth about devolving claim

Salisbury Journal:

11:42am Thursday 2nd October 2014

IN his View from the Commons piece (25 September) Mr Glen makes the extraordinary claim that “I favour devolving power to a local level so decisions can be made by those who know their area best”.

Tell us what you want for young people in city

Salisbury Journal:

11:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I WANTED to respond to your article regarding the Wiltshire Council Youth services and Bass Connections (Journal, September 25).

End grammar school transport inequality

Salisbury Journal:

11:38am Thursday 2nd October 2014

WILTSHIRE Council should not be expected to continue to fund the transport costs for those choosing to attend selective grammar schools where these are not their nearest school.

It’s important to have a high level of adult social care

Salisbury Journal:

11:37am Thursday 2nd October 2014

RECENTLY my attention at Wiltshire Council has turned from the failures of its major contractor Balfour Beatty to the more pressing matter of adult social care.

BID thwarting traders

Salisbury Journal:

11:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

'VE just been reading the article about Salisbury Traders and the BID mandatory payments, in your September 18 edition and feel compelled to write my first ever letter to the paper in reply.

Disappointing bus timetable

Salisbury Journal:

11:35am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I AM very concerned about the decision to not allow us to use our bus pass before 9am. Elderly people like me deliberately ask for early appointments at the hospital, doctor’s surgery and dentist.

Good workers are invaluable

Salisbury Journal:

11:34am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I HAVE had Mears Care (Salisbury Journal, September 11) for my father Harry Emm for about two years now and the care that he received from them was completely outstanding.

Rubbish being left to pile up

Salisbury Journal:

11:33am Thursday 2nd October 2014

HOW many Salisbury Council workers does it take to put a dustbin in a park?

Bad apple should not colour view of carers

Salisbury Journal:

11:32am Thursday 2nd October 2014

YOUR front cover story in last week’s Journal might give the impression that care for the elderly locally is in crisis (Care home worker on trial over abuse claims, September 25).

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

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