Tourists should recycle their rubbish

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

I recently rented a holiday let in Dorset and was surprised to learn that landlords have to pay a considerable fee and purchase special sacks to have all household waste sent to a landfill site in Sherborne.

A translator should be obligatory

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

I agree wholeheartedly with David Glossop’s views on the translation issue.

Punished due to silly red tape

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Given that the county council has not brought to justice farmers for cruel treatment of farm animals, I find it interesting that West Dorset District Council have prosecuted the owner of Pirates Cove, near Chesil Beach, for non-planning permission for animal dwellings and shelters.

Planning madness

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

At a sitting of the district court, the local authority prosecuted a Weymouth man and his father for rescuing wild animals and providing them with shelter, under a breach of planning rules.

New stadium is not needed

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Here we go again about Weymouth FC, yet again there is no mention of the Weymouth Speedway being relocated at the new stadium if it ever happens.

Office closure not opposed

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I really cannot let Cllr Huckle’s claim that the first most councillors knew about the decision to close the cash office at North Quay was when the public received a recent letter as reported in the Echo on April 12.

Keep Greenhill Gardens public

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council want to privatise part of Greenhill Gardens by selling Greenhill Gardens chalets, Esplanade chalets, Greenhill Play Gardens and chalets as well as Pebbles café, the tennis courts, putting green and public toilets to a developer.

British people aren’t stupid

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I would just like to say why I think the libdems are neither honest or democratic.

Setting record straight on office closure

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

I would like to put the record straight on your report (April 12) about the closure of the council's cash office at North Quay.

Well worth all the effort

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

9:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOR the last three months, and for even longer for Rupert (director and writer), Dawn, (set designer) and Mike, Ollie, and Andy (set, sound and lighting) all of the cast and musicians have put our lives on hold.

WOW - What a show!

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

9:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WOW – they’ve done it again! I’ve been one of those lucky enough to have a ticket to see WOW’s latest offering – Grease.

Thief got a real bargain

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

In Wednesday’s ‘In the Dock’ there was the report of the person who stole six half legs of lamb and four bottles of whisky and was ordered to pay compensation of £49.48. What a bargain!

WOW! Grease was great

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

WOW what a fantastic performance. Just back from seeing WOW’s production of Grease.

Questions over beach level

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

With reference to the Looking Back photos published on Tuesday April 8, I believe they have raised relevant questions to the time we now live in.

Grease show is really amazing

Dorset Echo: GREASE: Cassandra Grindley (16), Reinebeau Anderson Dudley (15), Megan Sers (17), Fern Pritchard (17)

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

I attended the first night performance of Grease and just had to write in to say what a fantastic performance it was.

Searching for information on Sidney John Styles

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

We have a village project to research the lives of the 12 residents of Powerstock who are remembered on the First World War memorial in the church.

Animal neglect never acceptable

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

I have just read the story about the cows left to starve in a field, and cannot believe the reaction from Dorset County Council.

Delighted at flood results

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

I wanted to say how delighted and impressed I am that communication problems have began to be sorted out after our council presentation about flooding problems.

Cuts to the bus service are disgusting

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

I hear the bus service (X31) is to be stopped from running through Martinstown shortly?

Time is running out

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The letter headed “Always been bad weather” (Andrew Lea, March 28) highlights our political leaders’ greatly misplaced thinking. To confirm his assumptions, scientific evidence shows that for thousands of years, the average global temperature has varied up and down by about 5 degrees Celsius.

Great visit to the seaside

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

From one resident of a seaside resort (Southport) I would like to pass on my appreciation to the town of Weymouth after a visit on March 22 this year.

Help protect the animals

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

I cannot understand local farmers, the public and even a retired vet ignoring the shocking sight of starving and dying cattle when it was right in front of their eyes.

Time to take action on hospital parking

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Dorset County Hospital serves a predominantly rural area and many patients and visitors have no option but to use their cars to travel to their appointments or to visit patients.

Drum show is a real hit

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:18am Wednesday 9th April 2014

May I, through your columns, highly recommend Dorchester’s Community Play Drummer Hodge, which runs until Saturday, April 12.

Elderly suffer from no mail

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:18am Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Royal Mail’s decision to stop the delivery of mail to individual addresses at Oaklands Home Park, Warmwell (Dorset Echo April 4) is astonishing.

Bus loss a hardship

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:16am Wednesday 9th April 2014

With alarm I see that, from May 24, the First bus company is withdrawing the Service 31 facility from Weymouth. In future the company has decided to run this service between the Dorchester South rail station and Axminster rail station.

Bring next bus info back

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:24am Tuesday 8th April 2014

One of the benefits of the Olympics for Weymouth has been the introduction of electronic bus stops where you at least have an idea of when the next bus is coming.

Teething problems

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:23am Tuesday 8th April 2014

I was very disappointed to read about Marguerite Brown’s experiences with the new Pain Service although I am aware that a number of patients have ‘fallen between the cracks’.

Home renting stress in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:18am Monday 7th April 2014

I write regarding the comments regarding the rising prices of homes in Weymouth.

West Stafford bypass and flooding

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:15am Monday 7th April 2014

I wondered why the flood signs on the West Stafford bypass had not been collected and I found out it’s because they would only have to return when the bypass flooded next.

Parking problems at Dorset County Hospital

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:13am Monday 7th April 2014

I recently had to attend DCH at 10.30 for a small surgical procedure.

Hospital one of the best

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

It is the task of a publicly elected trust governor to call the executive board to account on behalf of patients.

Heed advice on pollution

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

5:12pm Friday 4th April 2014

“Do not over exert yourselves if you suffer from asthma, lung, or chest infections and stay inside if you start to feel dizzy or short of breath.” These were the words of Dr Paul Cosford from Public Health England, such are the levels of air pollution along the South Coast.

Taking NHS for granted

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

5:11pm Friday 4th April 2014

It was sad to read in the Echo that £3m of taxpayers’ money has been wasted by patients of DCH not turning up for their appointments. The NHS jargon is DNA: did not attend.

Gorse scrub is vital to heathland

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

In direct response to Jane Pearson’s letter ‘destruction of heathland’ in the Echo last Thursday, March 27, she has misinterpreted what our management work is aiming to achieve. Dorset Wildlife Trust recognises gorse scrub as being an important constituent of the Dorset heaths which also provides habitats for a range of invertebrates and birds such as the Dartford warbler.

Why isn't my cardboard collected?

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:40pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I’m new to recycling so I have a thought that maybe someone could answer –why is it that large cardboard that won’t fit in the bin is left behind on recycle days and not collected?

Inadequate parking space at hospital

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:40pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

How lucky we are living in West Dorset to have such a wonderful hospital as Dorset County (DCH) to take care of our health needs.

The cost of translation

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:52am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

I WELCOME Emma Walker’s article (Friday, March 28) concerning the £1m cost of translation incurred by Dorset Police and the Crown Pros-ecution Service (CPS).

Quay theatre's entertaining dance show

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:56am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

On Saturday evening (March 29) my wife and I joined the Weymouth Pavilion’s packed auditorium to watch the Quay Theatre Arts School Show 2014 and what an absolutely enchanting, entertaining and totally captivating couple of hours it turned out to be.

High price of our recycling

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:55am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Before the new recycling bins were introduced, I put papers in a green bag, tins in a green box and took the plastic bottles to the recycling bin in town.

The young must vote to change government policies

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:36am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Lloyd Hatton claims that politicians are favouring the needs of older citizens, over the needs of the young. The evidence for this being the outcome of policies implemented by recent governments which have seen the living conditions of many older citizens protected whilst the burden of austerity falls on younger citizens.

Involve the public sector in provision of affordable homes

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:31am Tuesday 1st April 2014

WHAT DO YOU THINK? HAVE YOUR SAY

Social gulf between rich and poor is widening

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:01am Monday 31st March 2014

The gulf between the rich and the poor is now approaching a known ‘trigger point’.

Concerns over destruction of heathland

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

The Dorset Wildlife Trust are, yet again, carrying out the systematic destruction of habitat on Winfrith Heath.

Apathy rules on island

Dorset Echo: DISPUTE: Portland Town Council offices

11:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

WHAT DO YOU THINK? LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW

We need two hour advance for summer time

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:04am Wednesday 26th March 2014

We are about to advance the clocks by one hour for British summer time. In my opinion it should be two, in line with the French, or to be more precise – Continental time.

Grey squirrels look set to spread

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:02am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Now that Oliver Heald, the Solicitor-General, has told the House of Commons that eradicating the grey squirrel is ‘no longer considered feasible’, we must be prepared across Dorset for these animals to spread far and wide.

Council is not being taken over

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE staff who support the two councils are employed by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council – not West Dorset District Council. The two councils still operate separately – but use the same staff.

Beach big enough for dogs to share this time of year

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:02am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Having followed and participated in the Great Dog Debate, I decided to see for myself what all the fuss is about this morning.

Let's remember that baby swans are cygnets

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:05am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Great news to hear of the first eggs being laid at the Swannery - a sure sign that spring has arrived.



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