Albert Inn a goner

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Articles and interviews have been appearing this week on the ‘continued fight for the Albert Inn’.

Be tolerant of foreigners

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The recent local attacks on Polish cab drivers represent an unacceptable attack on the local Polish community as a whole.

Fiasco on our roads

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

The news that an independent safety and operational survey of Weymouth’s traffic situation, by Traffic Management Systems of Warwick is to be carried out is not before time.

Bombs not fallen yet...

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Your correspondent Niall Simpson (Letters, October 13) believes that the EU is hell bent on imposing an Orwellian super-state on us.

Hospital staff admiration

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I wish to express my admiration for and grateful thanks to the staff of the Dorset County Hospital.

Generosity in companies

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

May I be permitted to acknowledge the immense generosity of some of our local companies that give so much in the name of charity. In particular – and the most recent – the Lions’ annual Weymouth Beach Motocross that depends on such help and support.

Generosity of the community

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Readers of the Dorset Echo will, I’m sure, will be aware of the story of the arson attack on the Red Cross Hut at the Marsh.

Misunderstanding over comments made

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

James Young (Echo, October 4) seems to have misunderstood my comments regarding Mr Drax’s staffing costs of £135,000.

So lucky to be in the EU

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Niall Simpson writes from Dorchester in your issue of 13th October to attack the European Union, describing it as becoming one vast totalitarian state.

Do not demolish the pub

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

As visitors to your town for the last few years we were shocked to learn of the proposal to demolish the Ferrybridge Inn and replace it with flats.

Highway to apathy

Dorset Echo:

11:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Despite the endeavours and pleas of many local residents, including myself, it is now abundantly clear that the Highways Department has no interest at all in the implementation of some basic remedial work at what must be two of the most hazardous and chilling areas in the town (ASDA junction apart, that is a very different and complex problem).

Caring about sharing funds

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

We would like to help improve the proportion of funding given by the Dorset Community Fund to Weymouth and Portland groups (The Rev Briggs’ letter, October 9).

Keeping the district clean

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

I live in the Park District in Weymouth - there are signs all over the area saying dispose of dog litter or face a fine.

Concerns on homes plan

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

When the Curtis Fields plans were first unveiled several years ago, residents said 500 houses were too many for that area. Betterment has already cleared extra space outside the ‘first phase’ area.

The tourism effect

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Yes, up to a point, Weymouth does rely on tourism. But not unlike many other seaside towns, where there is always an ongoing bleating about the lack of tourists. From those who benefit from it to local businesses, it is no big surprise that these types are always complaining when it affects their bottom line.

Strange democracy

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Ever wondered what is the point of West Dorset District Council? Ever wondered whether its top priority is serving the public, or serving itself? Ever wondered how it manages to deliver such abysmal value for money?

Let Wyke be involved too

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

The recently held meeting in Chickerell to debate the threatened establishment of a travellers’ site on the old Army camp at Wyke Regis was, on all accounts, a debacle.

Thank you for your generosity

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

May we please, via your letter page, thank everyone who gave so generously when we held our big collection in Bridport on September 20.

Let's have a bigger slice...

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Your article ‘Community Fund’s £1m Helping Hand’ (October 7) on the face of it sounds positive, but not for all.

Various points of information

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Regarding the article on Saturday, October 4, the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Weymouth was moved from the Esplanade to the Pavilion back in 2010 but was closed following the budgetary decision of WPBC full council in early 2013.

Wealthy are sucking the lifeblood from our globe

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Published figures inform me there are about 100 billionaires resident in the UK. They constitute 0.0002 per cent of our population.

Wrong to oppose relief road

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Richard Price, as chair of the Wyke Regis Protection Society has done, and continues to do, an immense amount of good for the residents of Wyke.

Big waste of effort

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

I realise that your readers are probably becoming heartily sick of hearing about the shambolic state of affairs at Victory Hall recently but I cannot find anyone to “lend me an ear” so to speak and therefore tender the following for your appraisal in the hope that it will not continue to fall on stony ground.

Lovely views on our town

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

How lovely it was to read the letter from Chris Dawson (Friday, 3 October), with his positive views on life in Weymouth. I agree with everything he says and could almost have written it myself. I too am disappointed with all the negativity, including views from people who do not even live here.

Destroying democracy

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

The Home Secretary’s plans to enable suspects to be detained without trial are surely a contravention of Magna Carta. The 1215 charter required King John to proclaim certain liberties and accept that his will was not arbitrary – for example, by explicitly accepting that no “freeman” (in the sense of non-serf) could be punished except through the law of the land, a right that still exists under English law today.

An important issue

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

I’m glad the Echo is printing correspondence about the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).

PM forgot deficit too

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Seven billion in unfunded tax cuts suggests that David Cameron also forget the Ddeficit? At least Ed Miliband mentioned it in the printed version of his speech.

Greens on gravy train?

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

I’m no fan of the Tories, but Green Parliamentary Candidate Jane Burnet’s comments about Richard Drax’s expense claims (Echo, October 3) might be more credible were it not for the fact that the Green Party’s own MP, Caroline Lucas, claimed £163,601 in total expenses last year, against Richard Drax’s £146,452.

Meeting shambles

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

I attended the shambolic con-sultation regarding the travellers site proposed for Mandeville Road Wyke Regis This meeting had no structure and no lead.

Sponsored to restore grave

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Thanks to some very generous sponsorship [in the form of one and a half tons of best crushed stone] from Portland Stone Limited, members of the Portland Seafarers Support Group have restored the grave of the seamen lost in the Avalanche/Forest tragedy of 1877. The grave had become badly overgrown and in tidying up it became clear that only twenty years after the six seamen were interred the grave was neglected with spoil from a neighbouring grave tipped over it.

Not the clean air you would hope for

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

When you retire you want somewhere peaceful with nice clean air.

Lots to be proud of in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Writing as someone who grew up in the Londonsuburbs, and has lived in Weymouth for seven years now, I feel I can talk with a balanced view.

Junk mail is unwelcome

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

May I plead with those who control the poor foot soldiers who stuff unwanted material through the letterboxes of households all over the area.

Trade treaty secret

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Richard Denton-White and others have called for democratic reforms, but there is one thing that Richard’s otherwise excellent letter, Time for Real Democracy (Tuesday, September 30), leaves out and that is international trade treaties.

Short-sighted vision for Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I have just read of a vision for a brave new world for Weymouth, courtesy of P. Radwell (Echo, September 26) where any serious debate on local issues that he does not agree with is likened to common sense being ‘torn apart like a chicken at a fox party’; where the arguments of minorities are simply ‘distrac-tions’ from the ‘real underlying issues’; and where tourism and the general environmental feel of the whole seafront area can be virtually disregarded.

Slow down parade

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

On Saturday I waited on Dorchester Road with two children for another annual parade.

Staff saved husband’s life

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

My heartfelt and sincere thanks to all the dedicated, kind and caring staff in EMU and the Coronary Care Unit at DCH who saved my husband’s life on Friday, August 29.

Corporations ruling country

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Mr Dalton may care to know (Have Your Say, September 20), that like him, I too am aware of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, TTIP.

Trade rule dangers

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Many people are concerned about the loss of sovereignty to the European Union. However, how many are concerned or even know about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

A victory for the twinning society

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

May I on behalf of Weymouth and Portland Twinning Society thank Victory Travel for all their help.

Barking mad for dog show

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

As Weymouth residents feeling quite weighed down after a week in which we nearly lost Scotland, the Middle East sank further into turmoil, the NHS seemed shakier than ever and flash floods swept the south-east, we felt we must write to say what a joy it was to step away from the radio, put all troubles aside and make our way down to Lodmoor Country Park on Saturday to see the ‘Must be Barking’ Fun Dog Show.

Junction is a nightmare

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Well said councillors Jean Dunseith, Lucy Hamilton and Kate Wheller re the debate on the proposed Travellers site in Wyke Regis.

Plan for federalism

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

The letter from Mike Joslin, (Need Political Change, Dorset Echo, September 22) hit the nail on the head.

Not a site for travellers

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Although I come from Wales, I have had a caravan in Weymouth for many years.

Important questions on local election levels

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The Scottish caber of an 85% turnout raises questions on our own local election levels of around 55%.

It’s bin a real drag

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

We have the new bins delivered. If you haven’t got yours, don’t worry, they are coming.

Appreciation from RNLI

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The RNLI would like to thank all those who donated at the recent, very successful Son et Lumiere at Nothe Fort, to raise £660.

Thank you to superstore

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

We would like to thank the manager and staff of Morrisons for allowing us the use of their premises twice this year to collect for The British Heart Foundation.

Town should be so proud

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

On visiting Dorchester on Wednesday September 17 I was taken ill outside the market and would like to say a big thank you to the two young ladies who showed concern and gave my wife and I directions to the nearest chemist (The Market Pharmacy) where a lady assistant gave me a seat and a glass of water and was very caring until I felt better.

We do a great job to keep beach clean

Dorset Echo:

11:15am Monday 22nd September 2014

No doubt many residents of Weymouth and district take for granted the fact that every day a tractor trails up and down Weymouth beach collecting primarily seaweed and other debris left around.


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