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

WHAT’S it all about?

Light show... not ET

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

I HAD to write in response to an article in the Gazette & Herald on August 27 – “Witnessing eerie light show”, and this being attributed to a Northern lights-type phenomena seen by Graham Shail, in Normanby.

Funding questions on CCTV coverage

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

IN A recent article in the Gazette & Herald entitled “New homes could fund security deal”, Karen Darley wrote about the search for funding by Ryedale Cameras in Action.

Flooding issues

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

NETWORK Rail is carrying out repairs to the rail line which will lead to overnight noise and road diversions for people in Norton.

Fracking suspicion

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THANK you for your very interesting article about fracking in last week’s paper. I cannot understand why such a huge issue as fracking in Ryedale is not being put out to public consultation.

Smell the toxins

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A GREAT deal of businesses rely on tourism for a living in North Yorkshire.

Putting the White Star Band in the picture

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

I WOULD like to offer information regarding one of the pictures in the Gazette & Herald, September 3.

Fracking fears

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

11:58am Tuesday 9th September 2014

FRACKING for shale gas is likely to be a highly contentious and divisive issue in Ryedale, not least because the Government has rushed headlong into a system that has been banned in Holland, Germany and France, and in their determination have glossed over the short and long-term implications, and intend changing the law on trespass.

Much missed

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

11:56am Tuesday 9th September 2014

I WRITE to you with great sadness because as I was on my travels through Malton cemetery recently, I was made aware of the grave of Jason Fitzgerald-Smith, who died in February.

Is this what our town really needs?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

5:05pm Thursday 4th September 2014

So, the Fitzwilliam Trust has added 300 houses to the 350 houses being built in Malton at Broughton Manor. That is 650 houses, or 32 per cent of the existing population of Malton. Is that not enough?

Take time to look

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

5:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The planning application submitted by the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate to build 500 homes with employment, community and shop units north of the Castle Howard Road, has been considered by Malton Town Council.

Same old, same old

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

5:03pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE plan for the “Vision for High Malton” has just come through my letterbox, and I am appalled that this tired old scheme, which has been hawked about the country for years – some years ago Castle Howard tried it in Welburn – is considered suitable for Malton.

Gaza response

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

5:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014

YOUR letter and photograph in Gazette & Herald on August 27 has further highlighted the humanitarian crisis in Gaza at the present time.

Real pleasure

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

5:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

I HAD the pleasure of attending the Malton Stables Open Day on Sunday. It was a marvellous event, the sun came out, the stables were packed with visitors and Malton showcased its excellence as a national training centre.

Singing festival’s praises

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:59pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THANK you so much for the tickets for the Galtres Festival, which I won through a competition in the Gazette & Herald.

Show support for Gaza crisis

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

As a supporter of Save the Children, which is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, I’d like to draw the attention of your readers to the recent launch of its Gaza Crisis Appeal.

Appeal for help in tracing family history

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

My cousin, Sally Wilson, from Melbourne, Australia, has been in touch regarding a quest for information about her husband’s father, who died when he was only 13.

Being economic

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The article in Gazette & Herald on August 13 by Luke Ives conceals some not so good information and is, in parts, economic with the truth.

Weighty issue

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

 I RECENTLY went to Showfield Lane tip in Malton to dispose of 18 bricks and the operative estimated the cost of disposal at £7.50.

Rail fare fury

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUPLE of months ago I started using the trains between Malton and York on a daily basis to commute to and from work.

I was there too...

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WITH regard to the black and white photograph headlined “Going Back to School” on the letters page of the Gazette & Herald on August 13.

Wentworth woes

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

I WAS saddened to hear the problems that my old town of Malton is having regarding Wentworth Street.

Many thanks

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STREET collections have been made on behalf of Yorkshire Cancer Research recently.

Action for charity

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ON behalf of the Ryedale Committee of Action Medical Research, I would like to thank everyone who supported our pop-up charity shop in Middleton earlier this month.

Sea search

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

I RECENTLY announced that an internet radio station would soon be running a programme broadcasting stories of those who served in the Royal Navy, and who would love to meet up again with their old shipmates.

Daughters launch hunt for mother’s school

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

OUR family is trying to find information about our mother, Marian Lambert, whom we know attended what we believe was an all-girls’ boarding school in North Yorkshire sometime between 1922 and 1932. She lived at the school full-time from about the age of six to 16.

Many thanks

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

I would like to say thank you for the kind help and advice I received from a gentleman who works at MA Fabrication, in Pickering.

Perfect Pickering

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Through the endeavour and hard work of the committee and volunteers a good family fun day, organised by Pickering Events Group (PEG), was had by all, after early rain, the event was attended by many.

Be passionate about community

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

 FOLLOWING on from Paul Andrews’ letter in the Gazette & Herald on August 13, can design create positive communities, where people can live, work and play?

Tracking memories

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

IN response to your article, I offer the following memories of my train travel in Ryedale.

Limiting damage from local plan

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE disastrous Ryedale Plan was adopted in September last year and there appears to be a damage limitation exercise being undertaken by Malton and Norton town councils to mitigate its impact.

Support for nurses

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:31pm Thursday 14th August 2014

FOLLOWING a recent experience, Malton hospital nursing staff have limitations placed upon them due to the nature of their work and employer.

Power blow

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:29pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PUTTING things into perspective, I just wondered if some residents of Staxton and other villages, who strongly objected to a wind turbine being erected at Willerby Wold piggeries, would be so concerned about the landscape if they suffered a prolonged power cut and their only source of heating and lighting could be produced from a nearby wind turbine.

Great support

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ON Saturday, August 2, York Inset Scooter Club, assisted by Kirkbymoorside Bikers, held a display of scooters and motorcycles in Grape Lane, York.

Expensive rubble

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AFTER the furore over “brown bin” charges readers may be interested to learn of my experiences.

Thanks to all

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:26pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THROUGH the Gazette & Herald may I thank the several passers-by, shopkeepers and shop staff who came to the aid of my wife when she fell in Finkle Street on Friday lunchtime.

Appeal for Land Army memories

Gazette & Herald:

10:28am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DOES anyone remember the cottage at Home Farm, Swinton, near Malton, which was occupied by the Women’s Land Army?

Shale gas is not the holy grail

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:24am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE new energy minister, Matthew Hancock, has recently announced that he sees shale gas as the “holy grail” for the UK’s energy policy and wants to see the time for processing applications for drilling to be “cut in half”. In the wake of the tensions in Ukraine he appears to suggest shale gas is the means to obtain our energy security.

Victim of success

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:20am Wednesday 6th August 2014

I WAS interested to read about Harold Larwood in Sports Log, in the Gazette & Herald’s sister newspaper, The Press, July 22.






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