Not a democratic exercise

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Given the by now completely obvious extent of public concern about fracking in Ryedale, it seems altogether remarkable that the district council chose to close to the public its parish liaison meeting in Malton, held on Wednesday, October 22, at which fracking was on the agenda.

Eye clinic changes do not focus on patients’ needs

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MY mother has been attending the Scarborough Eylea clinic for treatment of age-related macular degeneration (wet), on average every six weeks for the past 18 months. She is 91 and lives in a residential care home in Scarborough.

To frack, or not?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TO frack or not to frack? Not to, would seem to be the answer, at least not now.

Ample to do

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

COINCIDENCE? Chance? I wonder? I relocated to Helmsley from London in February of this year. I had been visiting Ampleforth Abbey for the past three years, where I now work, voluntarily, on the gardening team.

Animal horror

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I CANNOT imagine even one rational reason which would justify killing a healthy, beautiful animal such as a horse, especially one which did not belong to you.

Fracking fears

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I am concerned about the fracking issue and avoided taking a view until I had looked at both sides.

We want building

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I write this letter regarding Ryedale District Council’s Ryedale plan, which is having devastating effects on Scagglethorpe.

Landscape blots

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Christopher Pickles (Gazette & Herald, October 15) writes that wind turbines are rather beautiful.

Slow going

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

 Can I be the only one who gets fed up with being caught in huge tailbacks caused by tractor drivers?

Most cross

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I hope someone learns from the mistakes of the closure of Malton level crossing for maintenance work on Sunday, but I doubt they will.

Are we really doomed?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

J KITCHING in the Gazette & Herald assured us that the gas extraction industry and the relevant regulatory bodies would not take dangerous risks that could harm the local population or environment. “Temporary inconvenience – not danger”, was to be our re-assurance.

Stretched service

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I ATTENDED a meeting at Norton Town Council on October 7. Being discussed was the planning application for the old ATS site in Commercial Street.

Selection farce

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HEAVENS above. I thought I had missed the General Election. According to David Hoggard, Anne McIntosh was dismissed by her constituents.

Tornado support

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DURING his recent visit to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, Mr Cameron announced that No 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force, which is carrying out raids and reconnaissance over Iraq under Operation Shader, will no longer be disbanded in March 2015.

Holiday upset

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DURING a holiday to Yorkshire, in September, we crossed back over the moors and went to Pickering and then to Malton – a place I wanted to visit, not only because we needed supplies for our stay in Yorkshire, but because I wanted to look around.

Main line query

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I’VE been writing to our MP and our new Conservative candidate. This is my latest letter to them:

Sporting great

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

 I WOULD like to express some thoughts about Brian Atkinson who died recently. I first met Brian about 30 years ago when we moved to Pickering and I joined Ryedale Sports Club.

What’s missing?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Guy Raines’ letter, “Badger Cull Facts” Gazette & Herald October 15, was full of statistics, percentages and other vital information, but was most informative because of the facts that were missing.

Rail frustrations

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

While I welcome Network Rail’s decision to reduce the number of closures to Norton level crossing and the installation of a temporary footbridge, there is still one topic on which they have resoundedly failed to “listen to residents’ concerns”.

Many thanks

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thank you for all the publicity prior to the coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research held at the Cutting Room hairdressers, in Church Street, Norton.

Turbines add up

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

 Regarding the letter Options for Energy (Gazette, October 15), I was interested that the writer brings up the undoubted advantages of wind turbines over fracking.

No clowning about

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

 Those clever people in charge of maintaining our highways have certainly excelled themselves of late.

Good news

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

 It is always pleasing to read about young people with an appreciation of reading and creative writing, but I was especially encouraged by Alice Rose Jennings’s success in getting her review published. It is excellent and deserved to win. It was also very good of Miss Jennings to donate copies of the book to a rural school in an area she appreciates visiting.

Move war weekend to showground

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The annual dressing-up carnival, known as Pickering War Weekend, has come and gone again, but what price the freedom so many of the participants say they are trying to celebrate each year?

Time to look North for opportunity

Gazette & Herald: Kevin Hollinrake, the prosepective MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Pic: Mike Tipping (9247034)

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IN A recent letter to the Gazette & Herald, John Taylor asked for my view on his experiences of tax and public services in Scotland compared with the rest of the UK.

Badger cull facts

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

REGARDING the recent letter in the Gazette & Herald from H O Griffiths about the culling of badgers to control bovine TB, I would also like to state some relevant facts about the issue.

Options on energy

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IN reply to J Kitching’s letter (Gazette & Herald, October 1), we need to make a distinction. Yes, energy security is a serious, possibly paramount issue, but what is the best way to achieve it?

A waste of money

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire council plans to restrict cars travelling along Meadowfield and Cherry Tree Walk in Amotherby to 20mph.

Blooming success

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE Kirkby In Bloom group was delighted to have been awarded another coveted Silver Gilt Award in this year’s Yorkshire In Bloom competition.

Failure of superstore plan displays a lack of vision

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SO Tesco is not going to follow up on their plans in Kirkbymoorside?

Store surprise

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT is surprising that Ryedale has been able to issue the consent for the supermarket on Wentworth Street car park so soon after the Secretary of State decided not to call the matter in.

Railway regression

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IN the 1800s, railway engineers had the technical ability to construct lines over tens of thousands of watercourses, ranging from massive rivers to small drainage culverts.

Why, oh why?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WE’VE just had the Conservative Party flyer introducing Kevin Hollinrake as the new parliamentary candidate for the Thirsk and Malton constituency.

The aftermath

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Scottish referendum and its aftermath, more regional government or “devolution” was merely a massive smokescreen for the continuation of the Marxist EU plan for “devolved” regions and the end of the nation state. How clever of the SNP to pose as nationalists while furthering EU Marxism. The SNP don’t want to quit the EU.

Charity appeal

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE National Autistic Society is calling on people in Ryedale affected by autism to nominate individuals and services that have made a difference to their lives for the third annual Autism Professionals Awards.

River eyesore

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

MY colleagues here at Malton and I, and other members of the public, are absolutely appalled by the low water level created by the “trial” of lowering the river levels by the Environment Agency. I noticed it during my walk to work on Monday.

No point made

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

OVER the years I have always enjoyed reading the letters page of Gazette & Herald. Views are expressed, some with which I agree, others that are totally alien to me, but last week Mike Kitching expressed an opinion that simply is utterly futile and pointless.

Leave town alone

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE land for the car park in Wentworth Street, Malton, was given to Malton by a well-wisher and not for the council to grab and make money out of it.

All the facts on fracking need to be investigated

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I WANT to register my deep concerns about fracking nationally, and in our area in particular. There are too many flaws and unknowns to allow “any” exploration until much more research has been completed and public information shared.

Cattle market fears

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I HAVE formally requested the Secretary of State call-in all four planning applications relating to the relocation of the cattle market.

Badger cull failure

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RE James Stephenson’s farming column (Gazette & Herald, Wednesday, September 3) and its headline “Badger culls to continue”.

Not the best site

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ACCORDING to a report in the Gazette, September 3, the construction of Jack Berry Rehabilitation Centre, is now well under way and on schedule.

Price of recycling

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

I WAS appalled when recently I visited our local recycling centre in Showfield Lane, Malton, and I was expected to pay £7.50 to dispose of 20 bricks.

Sounding out plan

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MEETING regarding the High Malton plan – widely promoted by the Fitzwilliam Trust, Malton Town Council and West Malton Residents Group – was held in the Milton Rooms.

Wounding words

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS a member of Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association, I was disappointed to read that the Conservative MP for Scarborough, Robert Goodwill, has allowed his name to be associated with the bitter problems that exist in the Thirsk and Malton constituency.

Not forgotten

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AUDIE Sellars (Letters, Sept 10) claims Jason Fitzgerald-Smith has been forgotten. Certainly not. How could we ever forget him?

Loss to the Tories

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WITH reference to the letter from Janet Frank about the deselection of MP Anne McIntosh.

Store opposition

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS there is so much opposition by local residents of Malton and Norton to the plans to build a supermarket on the Wentworth Street car park, I can only imagine the supermarket will suffer great losses due to lack of custom.

We must all help to stop child exploitation

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

IN 2013, I was asked to chair the “Looked After Children Members Group”. This is probably not at the top of most people’s list of ambitious achievements, but none the less it is one which I personally take very seriously and I unashamedly admit to being the very proud corporate parent of about 480 children.

Just rubbish

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

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