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.

Political system needs a complete overhaul

Dorset Echo:

11:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

For many years I have castigated the abysmal state of politics in England.

Build flats on the seafront

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Travelling through Greenhill in Weymouth at a snail’s pace due to the constant queues, you have time to look out over the tennis and bowling pitches.

Travellers in remote spots

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Here we go again discussing where these so-called travellers are going to be accommodated when they are not travelling.

Take a picnic to next gig

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Oh dear, Peter Watson appears to have a real bee in his bonnet regarding the council’s pro-motion of the concerts at Maumbury Rings.

Car parking banned

Dorset Echo:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

What do you think? Please leave your comments below.

Thank you to kind woman

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I WOULD like to thank the lady who found my mobile phone off the Esplanade by Marks and Spencers in Weymouth on Wednesday, September 17 around 14.40 and kindly phoned a number on my phone.

Not the way for recycling

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

LAST week, like I’m sure everyone else did, I received two new green boxes with lids, a new kitchen bin and kitchen caddy and for me, two rolls of blue bags.

Who wheelie wins with new bins?

Dorset Echo:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

For those who have received their new wheelie bins, if you have read the pamphlet you will note that the new black bin for rubbish is fitted with an electronic ID tag.

Listen to the public voice

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Will we need a bypass to by-pass the bypass? With work now underway on the transfer station and a date given of 2016 for work to commence on the house building at Vearse Farm what will happen to our town?

Getting the town clean

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

While we hear a lot about the state of our filthy town, there is one place that needs mentioning for quite the opposite reason, namely the Household Recycling Depot on Portland.

Wasting our tax money

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

It’s a bit rich, Stella Jones moaning about the cost of erecting a flagpole outside the WDDC offices when Dorchester Town Council wastes thousands of pounds of taxpayer’s money every year promoting a free pop concert at Maumbury Rings.

Thanks from the fort

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

On behalf of Nothe Fort, I would like to give a huge thank you to all those who took part in our recent Son et Lumiere, whether you were acting, dancing, singing, looking after backstage, props, lighting, selling pro-grammes, marshalling, etc.

Withdrawal of bus subsidies has been a body blow to rural services

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Some comments on the withdrawal of the evening bus services to and from Dorchester to Bridport.

Personal health information is the property of the patient

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

When visiting my GP in Weymouth last week, I was invited to say whether I would give permission for my medical details to be communicated throughout the health service.

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.


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