Re-education is key to employment

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

REFERRING to Jane Burnet’s letter, August 21, ‘Have Your Say’, the Green Party’s Parliamentary Candidate.

Stories on Great War

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

CAN I say how much I have enjoyed reading the very poignant First World War memories written in your paper this week. We are on holiday for the week and it has been fascinating reading. The articles are so well written and have given me a fascinating insight into the lives of individuals.

Turntable for steam tours

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

THE steam tours into Weymouth have been going for several years now, but the snag is having to send the steam all the way to Yeovil for turning, water and coal.

Cyclists on the road

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

I AM writing in answer to Mr J Wellman’s recent letter about Lycra clad cyclists not using the cycle path. Well, here are some of the reasons why: Cycle paths are for leisure cycling for children and adults, so when a Lycra cyclist is on the road he is training to race, and you can not do the speed on a cycle path. It would be very dangerous to other users of the cycle path.

Harbour is a fiasco

Dorset Echo:

12:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

So it has happened, Condor is pulling out of Weymouth for the third time in its short history.

Litter harms town’s image

Dorset Echo:

12:20pm Thursday 28th August 2014

I have just been to meet visitors arriving at Weymouth railway station, and was amazed to see so much litter and cigarette ends.

Campaign on track

Dorset Echo:

11:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Echo published an article on the progress of the Green Party campaign to renationalise the railways (August 19).

Town’s links to big swim

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:11am Wednesday 27th August 2014

This month marks the 50th anniversary of my English Channel swim, and I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to all those who made that achievement possible. Foremost amongst those must be Godfrey Chapman, the first Weymouth Channel swimmer, who was my trainer.

A community spirit is here

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Over the last few years my family has managed to lose two ladies purses (including cards and money), a laptop (left at a bus stop!) and last week a monthly bus pass in a nice leather holder with a bank card and £5 slipped inside.

Too much idealism

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

In the battle to attract employers to Weymouth, the one thing that will help win the battle is the one thing that Jane Burnett and her Green Party are opposed to – that is road infrastructure.

Big thanks for helping

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:07am Monday 25th August 2014

I hope you will allow me, through your pages, to thank Emma and Rick, and everyone at the Sydney Arms, Dorchester for the fantastic barbeque, bake sale and raffle fundraising event which they put on last weekend (16/17 August).

Plan for better town

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:06am Monday 25th August 2014

The problem with WPBC’s new August Jobshare Scheme – councillors popping up all over town soliciting advice from residents on the future of Weymouth – is that local people have been so ground down with mediocrity that they wouldn't know a modern, functioning community if it rose up out of Radipole Lake and bit them on the backside.

Get advice on home repossessions

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

I would like to respond to the article about ‘Borough’s Toll of Repossessions’ in the Dorset Echo of August 19, both as a private landlord and a borough councillor.

Waste of my tax payment

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

So Weymouth is to have a new strategic plan! What happened to the last one? As a taxpayer I am astounded at the casual way our money is spent. Spending £4million on a berth for Condor without any contract guaranteeing that it would continue to operate out of Weymouth? Crass management of our very limited funds! Who is responsible for this abysmal waste of council funds?

Carnival was a big success

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Weymouth Carnival and I would like to say how much we admire the efforts of the people involved in finding companies and individuals willing to take part and in organising the actual event. As far as we are concerned it was a great success and, judging from the reaction of the holidaymakers and locals we saw, that must be a general reaction.

Hard-working team

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

May I counter the unjustified negative image of our waste collection service on your front page early last week.

Great day at Buckham Fair

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

I attended Buckham Fair and had the best day out ever. So many horses and dogs and so much to see and all for just £5.

Really helpful driver course

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

I feel I must reply to Andrew Martin’s letter in your Echo on Wednesday, August 20 con-cerning bad drivers.

Town needs new direction

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Why is it that seaside venues abroad have their streets and shop fronts scrubbed clean every day at 5am? Weymouth is a beautiful place, ideal to be the leading holiday centre in England. Yet our streets from the station to the front are stained, chewing gum blobs everywhere and with no directions.

Focus on education

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Richard Drax and Simon Bowkett are both right in suggesting the solutions to the ‘Borough’s Toll of Repossessions’ (Echo, August 19) are more highly paid jobs and affordable housing.

No real help here

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Your story about Comer Homes’ attempt to restart the Ocean Views development, this time without an ‘affordable’ component, coincided with the release of annual accounts by Bovis Homes, another company that does business in Dorset.

One D tribute was class act

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

I have got to say a great big thank you to the Pavilion for a great evening watching Only One Direction on stage.

Bad drivers must be fined

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Robert Dunster’s comment (August 16) that it is better to educate drivers to take more responsibility on the roads regarding speeding etc, is, in my view, a complete waste of time. After all, over many years, millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash has been spent on ‘educating’ car drivers to act responsibly when out and about driving, with very little success.

Better site for camera

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:07am Tuesday 19th August 2014

During the early evening of Wednesday, August 13, I saw a mobile speed camera being deployed on a fairly quiet stretch of the Dorchester Road.

Trees show progress

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Last Saturday I had to attend a wedding up country and set off at 11am to start the 90-minute journey which if completed in this time would have given us a hour or so to catch up with relations.

New stadium proposals an eyesore

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

The new football stadium proposed for Lodmoor may look like a low-key development in the artists’ impression on p6 of the Echo (Thursday, Aug 14), which takes a viewpoint from the Preston Beach Road, but I would urge you to publish an impression of what it would look like when viewed from the Lodmoor Country Park – say from the open green area inside the miniature railway track.

Heritage train tracks should be respected

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

While I am sorry that a cyclist was injured by slipping on the rail tracks by the harbour, ( Echo letters Aug. 14), I am surprised to learn that it was a ‘very experienced’ rider.

Enforce the speed limit on motorways

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Have the police forces throughout the country given up trying to ensure that the 70mph speed limit on motorways is adhered to?

Shocked at driving offences around Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Having read the article about the Dorset Police campaign and observed the camera safety vans about the county, I wonder about their purpose and priorities.

It’s time we fly the flags

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

The new flag poles on Weymouth Promenade are not doing their job: flying flags.

Thank you to lovely lady

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

I would like to say a big thank you to a very kind lady who came to my aid outside Weymouth hospital walk-in centre on the morning of Monday, August 11.

Great night at The Ritz

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:02am Friday 15th August 2014

Thank you to all those who supported A Night At The Ritz at the Pavilion Ocean Room.

A big thank you

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:01am Friday 15th August 2014

A BIG thank you for everything everyone did to make the WW1 commemoration event in the Corn Exchange such a huge success and an enjoyable event for everyone who attended and we hope that everyone who visited found it informative, interesting and enjoyable.

Seafront is an eyesore

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I would like to say how well the new BID flags fit in with the rest of the jumble along our once splendid seafront.

Take a trip to paradise

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I wrote this poem in defence of Weymouth following criticism of the town as a holiday resort:

Train tracks on Weymouth harbourside are lethal

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

I would like to highlight the dangers of the train tracks along Weymouth harbourside, and ask the readers if anyone has any idea why they still remain.

New road markings not difficult to understand

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

There are now three lanes if you are heading from Westway Road to Boot Hill in Weymouth.

Big thanks to supermarket for charity support

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A big thank you to Waitrose Dorchester for the Community Fund and the opportunity it gives to groups to raise awareness and funds for local groups. West Dorset Refuge Welfare fund has just recently been awarded £550, collected by Stella Jones, a member of the committee. This money will be used to support women and children both in the refuge and the community, to help rebuild their lives after leaving an abusive relationship. All of you who have put your green tokens into the box have shown your support of this service and families needing this support so a big thank you to you all. Women have often told us the knowledge of this local community support is so helpful to their journey out of an abusive relationship and that people do care for them, after being told so many times ‘no one cares’ I can do what I want.

Most conflicts caused by religion

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I apologise to Val Potter of ‘Churches Together in Dorchester’ but I laughed outloud at the headline ‘Start of World Peace’ (Echo, August 11).

Congratulations on first anniversary of running the Pavilion

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The Friends of Weymouth Pavilion Committee would like to congratulate Phil and Lou and their team on the successful completion of one year running of the Pavilion complex.

Time to stop exploiting a cheap workforce

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

It will come as no surprise that average wages in Dorset are the second lowest in Britain after Cornwall.

Show some respect

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

So Richard Denton-White is ‘Happy to take on the chin, the sanction of not being involved in Portland Town Council committees for six months’ (‘Election so important’, Letters, July 29).

Dangerous drop-off area

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Walking around Weymouth I look at things and think: “I wonder why they do that.”

Pirates show is superb for all the family

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

What a fantastic show The Pirates of the Pavilion is.

Site would be ideal for football stadium

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

After all the comments about Weymouth FC staying at Bob Lucas stadium and WPDC wanting land for development and pushing to see if the Lodmoor area would work, why doesn’t Weymouth FC look at land by Littlemoor where the Scanka building firm had an area for a new road development.

Gull-proof bins would solve litter problem

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Regarding the rubbish on the streets of Weymouth.

Schoolboys carried out heroic actions to help collapsed man

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

My husband and I would like to bring to attention of the echo the wonderful actions we witnessed of a Thomas Hardye School student, Toby Ingram and his friend.

Cycle paths are safer

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Mr Heinrich is of course correct (Echo letters) when he says that cyclists can use the dedicated cycle paths (or not) as they please.

Don’t the council proof mail?

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

I wonder if other people received a letter from the council with an update of how we register to vote.

Condor smokers get penned in

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Smokers get penned in...


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