THE executive committee of North Yorkshire County Council is to consider the report and recommendations on library cuts on July 7 at County Hall in Northallerton. Thousands of people have sent in their views via consultation forms, letters, petitions and by joining campaign groups across many towns from the dales and vales of York, Mowbray, Pickering, Ryedale, Selby and Cleveland.
LOCAL discussions, whether they be on potash mining, fracking or dumping nuclear waste, will become totally irrelevant when the impending Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal is sealed, committing our goods and public services to international private sector competition at all costs, which the Americans now demand.
PLEASE could Christopher Bourne-Arton (D&S Times, June 26) tell me and the families involved how the destruction by sheep of headstones and floral tributes on lovingly tended graves in Well churchyard be considered an “excellent job”?
IN response to Philip Sedgwick's interview with Anthony Goddard, Aysgarth School's retiring headmaster, there is to my mind one glaring omission in the list of recently awarded military gallantry medals (D&S Times, June 26).
I WOULD like to re-assure NJ Sharpe (“Cycling Sinners”, D&S Times,June 26) that Leyburn Cycling, a group specifically for older riders, promotes safe and considerate behaviour when pedalling on roads in North Yorkshire.
BEDALE Town Council's decision to place a temporary ban on the fruit and veg stall at the car boot sale is unfair and ill considered (D&S Times, June 12). The stall on the car boot sale has been trading in Bedale for considerably longer than the eight months the new fruit shop owner has been here. Surely any change to takings on the days the car boot was on would have been highlighted in the accounts inspected prior to buying the business, and the price would have been negotiated accordingly.
THE former Thirsk and Malton MP Anne Macintosh should be supported by everyone, like me, who is entitled to a senior bus pass. Ms McIntosh told a recent rural seminar that “a charge (should) be made towards rural bus services, even by concessionary fare passengers, to preserve the services" (D&S Times, June 19).
CARS that are parked irresponsibly on pavements can cause a potentially dangerous obstruction for pedestrians as it can force them onto the road and into the path of vehicles.
Novel obesity cure WHEN we look around or turn on the television, we are confronted almost on a daily basis with reports of how we are all so fat and how this is going to cut short our lives prematurely. I can't help wondering if this is because we live in Thirsk.
Market prices IF one Covered Market market stallholder has paid £250,000 in rent over the 15 years (D&S Times, June 19), then the 40 stallholders will have paid in the region of £10m to Darlington council. No wonder the Labour Cabinet describes the indoor market as the “jewel in the crown” making a valued contribution.
EVERYONE will have read document 01746473 from planning application 15/01083/HYB available via Hambleton District Council's planning portal, especially the exciting Chapter 6 on Traffic and Transport. Please do not knock it, it is the best chapter in the document, which concerns the proposed Northallerton link road.
BELL Mary Died June 28, 2010. In our thoughts today and always. Matt, Matthew and Family, Paul and Family.
BARNINGHAM Norman June 30, 2006. Treasured memories of a dear husband, dad and grandad. Loved and remembered, his wife Myra and all the family.
WALKER Betty In loving memory of a dear mam, died June 26, 2011 Always in our hearts and thoughts Sadly missed Loving daughter Lorraine and Phil xxxx
Diane and Jim PODD Love from your family and friends on your Diamond (60th) Wedding Anniversary.
HARKER - ANDERSON Congratulations Craig and Karen on your engagement. Love and all best wishes for the future. From Nan and Grandad Small.
Mary SPENCE June 30th Happy 80th Birthday to a wonderful Mum, Nanna and Great Nanna Love from Anita, Will and all the family
Elizabeth BOWES Congratulations on your 70th Birthday. Lots of love from, Angela, Mark, Luke and Ben xx