Why don't landlords accept pets in their properties

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WHY is it that the majority of landlords refuse pets? With half the population being dog owners it is so unfair that landlords are biased against allowing dogs in rented properties.

Jams are good for business

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Summer is on the wane and now we locals can stop enjoying the advantages of living in a successful resort; jammed car parks, jammed supermarkets and jammed pavements.

Bus cuts will lead to more pollution

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Is it a triumph or have we just given in? I refer to the loss of the Lyme Regis 71 town service which will no longer run on weekedays after 2pm or 3pm but will now run on Saturdays.

Road 'improvements' have not worked

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

DEATHS and accidents seem a daily occurrence on Weymouth roads since the installation of the Olympic traffic system.

All is not lost on the ferry front

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

SO MR David Peach waxes lyrical about the demise of the Condor Service from Weymouth travelling to all points South of Portland Bill.

Hoping for a seagull plan

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

As residents living close to the hospital who have been badly affected by the growing breeding gull colony, we gathered sig-natures to a petition requesting that Dorset County Hospital address the noise and nuisance caused by gulls. We were invited to attend a meeting on September 5 by county councillor Trevor Jones to present our view to Patrick Rimmer, the hospital estates manager, and also Graham Duggan, community protection manager for West Dorset District Council.

Please stick to facts

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

I must take issue with Lloyd Hatton's (Young Greens) letter regarding the Greenhill chalets. He clearly does not understand either the council’s financial position or the current proposal. There is no intention to sell off the Greenhill Gardens. They will continue to be owned, cared for and maintained by the borough council and will be accessible to local residents and visitors. No way will the gardens, chalets and associated facilities be closed to public access.

Badgers need help

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

With reference to your article “burrowing badgers force road closure” (September 6).

Surveyor is a real trooper

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

What a wonderful town we live in, here in Bridport.

Great event at the Nothe

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Having been privileged to participate in this great project Son et Lumiere at the Nothe Fort I would like to congratulate the director Martine Burt, the producer Jayne Chandler and all those who made this possible.

Grease was an ace show

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:39am Thursday 11th September 2014

Bridport musical theatre company took Grease to a new level, what a show.

Meals not to be sniffed at

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:39am Thursday 11th September 2014

E: hospital meals. If you turn your nose up when a meal is put in front of you, free of charge, when other people in the world are starving, what should happen?

Thanks for donations

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

The officers and corps members of the Weymouth Salvation Army would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who gave so generously when we held our big collection in Weymouth town centre on Saturday, August 16.

Rodwell’s a rat run

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:36am Thursday 11th September 2014

The amount of traffic in Weymouth, cutting through Cross Road as an alternative to sitting at the lights at Boot Hill, has increased ten fold.

So grateful to Samaritan

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:40am Thursday 11th September 2014

I would like to thank the person who kindly returned the forms and photographs which I lost on the Number 1 bus last week.

No respect for a local asset

Dorset Echo: CONTROVERSIAL: The chalets at Greenhill Gardens

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council still intend to sell-off the Greenhill chalets and associated recreational facilities potentially to an unknown business or private developer.

Looking at rent row

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

One of the privileges of being a GP is visiting people in their homes. I see the mansions of millionaires and the bedsits of the destitute. So might I shed some light on the debate in the Echo article on Monday, September 8 on rented housing? I agree with both councillors to some degree.

Thank you for your donations to the RNLI

Dorset Echo:

11:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The RNLI would like to thank everyone for their kind donations at the Weymouth Waterfest last weekend, for supporting us by buying cakes, books and RNLI merchandise, and taking part in the competitions, raising over £500 for the RNLI and so helping them continue their invaluable job saving lives at sea.

New cycle path designs should be safer

Dorset Echo:

11:29am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The section of cycle path bordering Weymouth Way is dangerous as has been pointed out by several people.

TIme for me to reply to my critics

Dorset Echo:

11:28am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Two new councillors have just been elected to Portland Town Council.

Politicians avoid issues

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:15am Monday 8th September 2014

What do politicians do when they fail?

Brilliant staff at hospital

Dorset Echo:

11:15am Monday 8th September 2014

Last weekend I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle. I ended up in DCH for two nights, having to have my ankle operated on and having a metal plate inserted.

A fantastic festival

Dorset Echo:

11:15am Monday 8th September 2014

I must congratulate the organisers of the B-side arts group for organising the fantastic arts festival on Port-land, which is on until Sep-tember 14.

Traffic plan fail is inevitable

Dorset Echo: Traffic backs up on the Wessex Way at Springbourne after a crash northbound on the Spur Road between the Cooper Dean and Blackwater junctions. Picture: Richard Crease.

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

What a surprise! Someone in the local authority has finally acknowledged that huge sums of money have been wasted on attempting to introduce various traffic management schemes that had no chance of achieving the prime objective of improving traffic congestion in Dorchester.

Don't shut the chalets

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Are people aware that Weymouth and Portland Borough Council are planning to sell of the Greenhill chalets, loosing revenue from 95 chalets rented at over a £1000 a year!

Coverage of all the cricket

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

On behalf of Charlton Down Cricket Club, can I thank the Dorset Echo and its team again for the coverage of our good and bad cricketing exploits during the season.

No safety barrier on the road makes it dangerous

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

About two months ago, if memory serves me correctly, you published a letter in which the correspondent, quite rightly, raised considerable disquiet about what he felt was a flagrant breach of health and safety rules apropos a small section of the new cycle path.

Gratitude for the care received at hospital

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:56am Thursday 4th September 2014

I am aware that many people have complaints about the NHS. However, after a short stay at Dorset County Hospital, I could not fault the way I was cared for and treated.

Council transfers

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The sports programmes, re-cently occupied with nothing but the closing of the football transfer deadline day passed with my complete disinterest. Then...Eureka Here is a method that could be used to ensure that local councils were kept vibrant, with an element of real competition and a free flow of talent and expertise.

Top band at Hope Square

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Can we on behalf of ourselves, and we are sure all our many friends and regular fans who gathered in Hope Square on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, send a big thank you to top Weymouth band Replay for entertaining us.

Thank you to local heroes

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

When I read the account of the commemoration for heroes of the First World War in the Dorset Echo on August 9, I was reminded that my mother, Mrs Minnie Kingman (nee Oliver of Dukes Avenue) served at Colliton House in Colliton Park which was a hospital for wounded soldiers.

Kindness of Hotters’ staff

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

One recent weekend my husband and I were in Dorchester town centre when we met a neighbour who was feeling very unwell.

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.


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