School board fears

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – We have deep concerns about the handling of the issues around the governing board at Richmond School.

Quality cobbles

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – Your lead article on the front page (D&S Cleveland edition, April 4), makes depressing reading.

Wind profits

3:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – Your April 4 edition contained letters headed “Fuel poverty” and “Power profits”

Fight now

3:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – How many Vale of Mowbray residents are actually aware of the serious intentions for a number of large commercial wind farms within this beautiful area, or indeed the catastrophic impact they will bring – not many I am sure.

Big thank you

3:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – I would like to thank Mr White, consultant, and the staff at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, for my recent successful operation.

Udders and daffs

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – On TV the report on “udder tampering” at the Great Yorkshire Show was accompanied by a picture of a rosette won at Stokesley Show.

Scandalous

3:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – The decision, taken apparently without consultation, to cancel all buses serving the villages on the north side of Wensleydale is a scandal, and those who will suffer will be the elderly, infirm, or otherwise immobile residents, in addition to the visitors on which the economy of the area depends.

A clear way

3:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – Street clutter such as irresponsibly placed shop advertising signs (A-boards) and pavement cafe furniture can obstruct and hamper a person’s progress on the street.

Car damaged

3:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – I fully agree with the comments by Mr Elliot regarding the reinstallation of speed cushions in Skeeby.

Clear evidence

3:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sir, – I would like to thank Councillor Rummery for taking time to give his view on the Skeeby speed cushions (D&S letters, April 4).

Think again on buses

1:54pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – I agree wholeheartedly with John and Christine Pritchard’s views expressed in Friday’s D&S (April 4) concerning the drastic cuts to the bus service on the north side of the river.

No comparison

1:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – I was surprised reading that foie gras was still being sold in the shops (D&S letters, March 28) as it had been banned from being produced in this country, but I fail to see how one can compare it to broiler chicken.

Wind farm fears

1:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – The wind farm proposed for a site between Scorton and Danby Wiske has a hurdle to overcome.

Join us

1:52pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is marking its 25th anniversary in May with a 140km walk across the Pennines connecting two landmark buildings in the history of meningitis and septicaemia research.

Is it worth it?

1:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – I’m probably not the only person getting sick and tired of the cities Leeds, York and Sheffield endlessly boasting of how they’re going to destroy our rural tranquillity by hurling a bunch of bicycles through our narrow country lanes in a frenzy of carnival tomfoolery.

Broadband status

1:52pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – In last week’s editorial you made some sweeping comments about the rollout of broadband in rural areas such as North Yorkshire.

Foreign workers

1:52pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – Well thank goodness, an outbreak of common sense has emerged in the form of a draft bill to ban medical workers who cannot speak English.

Fears for school

1:51pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – I write as a worried parent of a young child fast approaching school age.

Under the wire

1:51pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – The government is under attack from the Campaign to Protect Rural England as many historic and beautiful villages that we all enjoy visiting in our holidays are under threat of massive housing schemes.

Hidden agenda

1:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – Richmond and District Civic Society is right to be amazed and dismayed that there is to be an ultra-modern dwelling in the Leyburn, Quarry Hills Conservation Area – as are Leyburn Town Council and the many local people who have objected to this planning application for more than three years.

No transparency

1:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – As the mother of three children at Richmond School, I am becoming increasingly concerned with recent events.

Car park puzzle

1:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

Sir, – Hambleton District Council is going to build a gateway car park as near to the church as possible when the new Bedale bypass is constructed, the rationale being that people travelling to the Dales will be able to park and walk in to town to visit and shop.

S&D opportunity

2:53pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – A number of billboards have appeared around Darlington advertising redevelopment schemes.

Power profits

2:52pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Our fuel bills are rising fast, and politicians seem to have little idea what to do about it.

Fuel poverty

2:52pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – The soaring price of energy is affecting everyone, and the hardest hit are the poorest, who often can't even afford to turn the heating on.

PR puffery

2:51pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Richard Wells' letter last week (D&S Mar 28) correctly drew attention to North Yorkshire Police’s misplaced priorities over the serious issue of law-breaking motorcyclists on our roads.

Unfair bus cuts

2:50pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – There has been concern and speculation about proposed changes to bus services due to cuts in funding later this month.

Rumour source

2:50pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Your correspondent Fraser Brown (D&S letters Mar 28) implores those of us who have concerns about Richmond School (not just the recent resignations) to “stop the speculation and rumour” and “all pull together”.

Redcar forward

2:49pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Further to the article about a campaign to save Redcar’s Regent Cinema (D&S Mar 21) one can understand people’s concerns in relation to the successful bid for a multi-leisure development on the Redcar Bowl site.

Wasting money

2:49pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Local newspapers have recently highlighted the drastic cuts to local services planned by North Yorkshire County Council in the face of continued reductions in Government funding. This in spite of them having already increased council tax by the maximum allowed (1.99 per cent).

Civic dismay

2:49pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Richmond and District Civic Society was amazed and dismayed at the decision of Richmondshire District Council planning committee to grant planning permission for an ultra-modern building in the Quarry Hills Conservation Area of Leyburn.

Batty priority

2:48pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Sadly, it seems that planning authorities are required to protect bats more than people.

Wrong image

2:48pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – We are horrified to learn that Georgia Browns in Stockton wants to be renamed the Pound Pub.

Skeeby horrors

2:48pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – I have read the recent letters (Mar 21) regarding the horrendous speed humps on the A6108 at Skeeby and like the previous correspondents I find them difficult to drive over without receiving a serious jolt causing severe discomfort and possible damage to my vehicle’s tracking, tyres and suspension.

Safer Skeeby

2:47pm Friday 4th April 2014

Sir, – Skeeby Parish Council would welcome the opportunity to comment on the inaccurate content of letters which appeared in the D&S (Mar 21) relating to the installation of speed cushions and the use of matrix boards.

Bemusedly yours

11:59am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – Am I the only person in Yorkshire who cannot quite see what all the fuss is about?

Back-door body?

11:57am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – Rob Merrick’s article on the “Super Authority” (D&S, Mar 21) makes interesting reading. Is this Prescott’s North- East Assembly, which we voted against, via the back door?

Richard’s right

11:57am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – The Judicial Review brought by the Plantagenet Alliance (March 13-14) might well bring about an “independent consultation process” to decide where Richard III should be laid to rest.

A great beat

11:56am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – Following your correspondent’s excellent review of the Swaledale Festival’s Percussion Project final concert, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who made the project possible: the teachers, helpers, school administrators and parents, the artists, music teacher Rosi Keatinge, the four members of Forro Porro, the staff and volunteers at Gayle Mill in Wensleydale, and my colleagues at Swaledale Festival.

Let’s get real

11:55am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – I’m as keen on doing our bit for the environment as anyone.

Stop pussy-footing

11:55am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – Am I alone in thinking that North Yorkshire Police’s efforts to improve motor cycle safety (“Police campaign to reduce death toll of motorcyclists”, D&S, March 21) has been tried before? And not that long ago.

French experience

11:55am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – I wonder when Claire Fairweather (D&S letters, March 21) last visited Gascony?

L&C’s shame

11:54am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – I am writing in response in response to Claire Fairweather’s letter (“Fois-gras folly”, D&S, March 21). I totally agree with all she says in her letter.

Not staightforward

11:54am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – I was interested to read Claire Fairweather’s letter entitled “Foie-gras folly”, and her opinions about the wisdom of Lewis and Cooper selling this product. I am quite sure that almost all of us would support her in her views on what constitutes cruelty and the need to make people aware of it.

Support new team

11:53am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – I was delighted to hear of the appointment of the Interim Executive Board (IEB) at Richmond School.

Some questions

11:52am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – You report (D&S, March 21) that an interim executive board of governors for Richmond School has been appointed.

Volunteer efforts

11:52am Friday 28th March 2014

Sir, – It is sad but, understandable, that North Yorkshire County Council is again seeking to cut costs, and sees one way ahead as asking local volunteers to take over the delivery of some services (D&S, March 21).

Peaks challenge

3:16pm Friday 21st March 2014

Sir, – Do readers fancy a challenge in 2014 – something they can do as a family, group of friends or workmates?

Crufts joy

3:16pm Friday 21st March 2014

Sir, – I would like to thank all the readers for voting for Charlie, my Airedale Terrier, to be named PAT (Pets As Therapy) Dog of the Year at Crufts. I am very grateful to all who voted for him and to this newspaper for following his progress to the final and the wonderful outcome.

Blinded by lights

3:15pm Friday 21st March 2014

Sir, – On three separate nights this past week I have got behind three tractors travelling on busy roads in the dark, towing trailers or implements and with their rear work lights glaring. I was blinded by these.








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