Britain vital to EU

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

9:58am Thursday 24th April 2014

Clif Moreton (British people aren’t stupid – Your Say Wednesday April 16) should be careful what he wishes for!

Thanks for your kindness

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

Thank you on behalf of all the families in West Dorset Women’s refuge and the Hamlet for the support from customers at Asda who put lovely Easter eggs in the container Asda displayed in their shop to support us all. Also, Waitrose for their kind donation of eggs and our kind regular gentleman who helps us out every holiday with a donation for sweets, ice cream and general holiday treats for the children. We had Eggstravaganzas at both locations with bunny masks, activities and of course and Easter Egg hunt.

Meaning of councillor

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

After reading about the recent failures of our councillors I thought I would put into context what I think the word councillor actually stands for...

Council's 'unsurpassed' hypocrisy over planning permission and development standards

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

With regard to Mark Burden’s letter (Thursday 17), if it was WDDC who prosecuted someone for not having planning permission to save distressed wild animals then their hypocrisy is unsurpassed.

Time to scale back on district and borough council bureaucracies

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:21am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

All Fools’ Day 1974 saw the creation of separate borough and district councils throughout Dorset.

Weymouth Beach is in a state

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I feel, as a Weymouth resident of nearly 30 years, that I ought to put pen to paper about the state of Weymouth Beach.

Frustrations over 31 bus route

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I can quite understand the frustration of Martinstown residents who are having their No. 31 bus service removed, apart from one bus in the morning and one in the evening.

Act now to save wildlife

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

It has been reported that a unique bee and others will be extinct in Dorset unless their environment is improved. Birds and butterflies etc will suffer the same fate also.

WHAT DO YOU THINK: Will the council please think about the future

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

For some considerable time it has been mooted that a larger Condor ferry was being planned, well before the issue with regards to the £4million refurbishment at the ferry port.

A little more conversation

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spend £4million on repairs to the harbour berthing facility only to discover that it will be 16 metres short to accommodate Condor’s proposed new generation ferry. During discussions prior to the council going ahead with with the refurbishments to berth three could the question not have been asked of Condor: ‘Do you have any intentions to change, type, size, operation of your fleet?’ As a major contributor to the local economy one would have assumed that W&PBC could and should be a little ‘closer’ to Condor.

Hooke Court pupils to get taken back in time for a lesson from ancient Briton teachers

Dorset Echo: HOW IT USED TO BE: Richard McNeal and Alan Vian at Hooke Court

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

CHILDREN at Hooke Court School will be getting a vivid history lesson next month when their teachers turn into ancient Britons.

Let's merge local teams

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Once again the football season is drawing to a close with both of our main local sides, Weymouth and Dorchester, having achieved very little in terms of success.

Council’s complacency

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

For many years Weymouth and portland Borough Council has treated Condor Ferries with a complacency born of arrogance, resulting in the costly fiasco of the neglected jetty.

Give the poor guy a break

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

I’d just like to comment on Mark Burden’s letter to you about the prosection of John and Darren Hunt.

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?



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