‘The car park is the best site for town’s new store’

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WRITE in response to two recent letters published in your pages (“Decisionmakers should be made to pay the costs” and “Food for thought” – April 10).

All about the cash

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOWARD KEAL says that introducing lower car park charges would have been a bad deal for taxpayers. He should recall that there was a pilot scheme to see if lowering the charges would increase use and this would increase revenue.

Not just any store

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CAN I through your paper let people know that although I have resigned as vice-chairman of Ryedale District Council, I am still a member of the council, which a number of people have not realised.

Let cuts be clear

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE huge cuts flagged up by BBC Radio York and the Gazette & Herald’s sister paper, York Press, mid-March by North Yorkshire County Council under “North Yorkshire County Council 2020” are not, apparently, to be accompanied by proper information on what will be proposed and about the consultation of the public.

Game of chess

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ON Thursday, the Wentworth Street superstore saga reaches another phase in this costly council tax-payer exercise, but what might happen next?

Hear our voices

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8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I HAD the pleasure of experiencing democracy in action at Ryedale District Council where the petition, led by Malton Against Superstore, Totally Locally and the Chamber of Trade and Commerce, was to be handed in.

Well done our talent

Gazette & Herald: Duvay, - Lianna Hart, Pearl - Ria Williams, Dinah -  Hannah Richardson and Buffy - Harrietanne Couglin

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I would like to congratulate all the people involved with the Ryedale Youth Theatre Starlight Express performance, which I was lucky enough to attend last week.

Common opinion

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7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LOCAL authorities do the bidding of Central Government, which is now demanding even more new housing.

Let us have our supermarket

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4:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IN the words of a famous Beatle song – Let it be – re: the proposed supermarket/petrol station and free parking.

Let’s build a better town, but make sure it’s right

Gazette & Herald: The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate announced plans to develop a 46-acre site on the outskirts of Malton. The site, in Castle Howard Road, could eventually accommodate up to 500 homes.

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Ryedale needs homes. That is an inescapable fact that most people accept. Indeed, at a residents’ meeting held on April 8 to discuss the proposed new development between Castle Howard and Middlecave Roads, it was a point upon which everyone agreed.

Pickering relatives reunited

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8:02am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I had a box of old family photographs that was given to me as a child. Periodically, I would look through the box and wonder who the people in the photographs were, often dreaming about what their story was and how it was connected to me.

Simpson’s Trust

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN April 1924, wealthy Norton resident Sarah Elizabeth Simpson donated the, then enormous, sum of £10,000 to form a charitable trust.

Spare some time

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

COULD you spare an hour or two of your time once a year to save children in need?

Store debate

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HAVE I, as the resident of a village eight miles from Malton, the democratic right to debate a matter many who live in the town, and some of their local town and district councillors, consider of overwhelmingly substantive relevance and concern to them?

Typical response

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

TYPICAL of Councillor Paul Andrews to tackle the man instead of the ball in the debate over proposals to build a second decent-sized supermarket in Malton.

Many thanks

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I RECENTLY spent a few days in North Yorkshire, primarily visiting friends in York, my former home city, then, on Friday, March 14, to Thornton-le-Dale to see an old friend, stopping en route in Pickering.

Dog worries

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT was distressing to read of a family grieving due to the loss of their pet cat (Gazette, p3, April 9).

Decision-makers should be made to pay the costs

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4:19pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I FIND Howard Keal’s enthusiasm for a free car park hypocritical. I remember some years ago how he opposed efforts to get car park fees reduced in Wentworth Street car park. Indeed, my recollection is that he was in favour of introducing parking fees in St Nicholas Street car park.

Community cut off

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4:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I FOUND out last week that our local bus service is to be axed.

Unbridled anger

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4:16pm Thursday 10th April 2014

RECENTLY, I took my horse for our annual ride up to Farndale to see the daffodils and enjoy the countryside. There are some roadworks, but most of my route is on bridleways and “green lanes” (unclassified county road).

Many thanks

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4:15pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I WOULD like, through your column, to thank the good Samaritan who found my run-over Bengal cat in Bazley Lane, Norton, and took him to the Applegarth Veterinary Practice in St Nicholas Street, Norton. Staff there were able to contact me because my cat was micro-chipped.

Wheely-grateful

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4:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ON Sunday, May 30, I was on my way to have Mother’s Day lunch with my daughter and son-in-law in Keldholme, Kirkbymoorisde. I was nearly at the top of Newgate Bank when I had a puncture. I continued to the top of the bank in order to park.

Food for thought

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4:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

GILL WOODHEAD, in her letter of April 2, claims that there is need for a high-end foodstore as well as a big mid-range store, in addition to the four mid/low range supermarkets already in town (shortly to be five with the expansion of Heron Foodstore).

Wi-fi wanderings

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4:09pm Thursday 10th April 2014

IF anyone wonders why they see me often outside than library or at the bus station with my laptop or mobile, mostly at weekends, it is because these are the only places where I can access wi-fi free, without having to go into a shop or a café, such as Costa, to purchase something before I can access the service.

Bee aware

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4:07pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ALTHOUGH pesticides can increase food production and crop yields, they can also have a devastating effect on bee populations. For example, in early May 2008 half a billion bees were killed in Western Germany by the introduction of a neo-nicotinoid pesticide. In the UK, the honey bee population is now no longer large enough to pollinate our staple crops.

Key appeal

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4:05pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WE found a set of Toyota car keys during the afternoon of Sunday, April 6.

Join us to mark the centenary of Great War

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4:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MONDAY, August 4, 2014, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

Supermarket attention is certainly food for thought

3:04pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MALTON and surrounding villages cannot survive on gourmet food alone – at least not whilst populated mainly by we ordinary folk.

Brambling Fields

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2:59pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AS a former planning officer I was dismayed by two recent articles in your paper that once again demonstrated the inadequacies of North Yorkshire and Ryedale’s planning authorities.

Stamp out waste

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2:58pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

RECENTLY, myself and presumably the other 53,000 residents in Ryedale received a large letter-sized envelope containing details of the 2014-15 council tax charges. There were also another couple of leaflets inside the envelope, one of them being information about the new charges for garden waste collection.

Double thanks

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2:58pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THANK-YOU to the Gazette & Herald for featuring our name change from Waterlily to Ryedale Cancer Support and Social Group, which appeared in mid-February.

Great o-cajun

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2:57pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HAVING not long returned from the Cajun festival in Malton, I would like to thank John, Glynn and all their helpers for such a fabulous weekend.

Murder most fond

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2:56pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BY the time this letter is printed, Malton and Norton’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will have been killed off, assassinated by Ryedale District Council to satisfy its annual appetite to save of a few pounds.

Let’s put democratic processes to the test

Gazette & Herald: An artist’s impression of how the new quarter of Malton could look

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE Fitzwilliam Estate’s plans for 500 homes in Castle Howard Road, Malton, are actually also in Middlecave Road and in the bridleway, and a road in the vets garden, and then infilling between the two roads with high-density housing, if you examine them more carefully.

Wentworth Street

Gazette & Herald: Malton and Norton Town councillors, shopkeepers and residents, protest against the Wentworth Street car park supermarket proposals outside a full meeting of Ryedale District Council

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

I WOULD like to see a supermarket built on Wentworth Street car park.

TIC closing

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8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

IT is regrettable that Malton will lose its Tourist Information Centre at the end of the month.

Fan club rise

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8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MY council tax bill for a Band C property in Pickering has just dropped through the letterbox, showing an increase over past year of £25 to £30, this being increases by North Yorkshire County Council, the Police, the Fire Brigade and Pickering Town Council.

Family history

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8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

I HAVE an interest in the history of Slingsby and have a copy of a photo of John Hicks, the landlord of the Howard ArmsIt is quite likely that he was my great, great, great, greatgrandfather.

We’re trying to create jobs not threaten livelihoods

Gazette & Herald: Whitewall Quarries' lorry. This picture was taken in February 1960 and the driver is the late Arthur Croft, from Dougleby

2:31pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A RESPONSE from W C Watts Ltd to Ryedale District Council’s planning recommendation regarding the proposed asphalt plant, Whitewall Quarry, Norton.

Sweet success

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2:41pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

SEVERAL people who attended our York Remembers Rowntree oral history event at Bootham School during a Residents’ Weekend in January asked whether they could still obtain copies of Chris Titley’s biography of Joseph Rowntree.

Memories of Anne

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2:38pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

HOW sad I was to read about the death of Anne Lyus in the obituaries section of Vale & Dale in the Gazette & Herald on Wednesday, March 12.

Booths is best

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2:37pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

YOUR headline in the Gazette & Herald, “Booths in talks over shop deal” must be the best news possible for the future of both Malton and Norton.

Lack of interest?

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2:34pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

WITH regards to Ryedale District Council’s meeting on March 6.

Protests on the agenda for car park’s store proposals

Gazette & Herald: Malton and Norton Town councillors, shopkeepers and residents, protest against the Wentworth Street car park supermarket proposals outside a full meeting of Ryedale District Council

3:06pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

I AM writing in response to the bullet points in the leaflet recently circulated by GMI Holbeck regarding the development of Wentworth Street car park, in Malton.

Step too far?

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2:59pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

WE may be encouraged today to recycle as much as possible, but the action taken recently by Ryedale District Council to limit collection of waste to one bin per fortnight is a step too far.

Our MP delivered

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2:58pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

LAST year, my business was suffering from a gradually worsening postal delivery service with deliveries getting later in the afternoon each day.

Own up Labour...

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2:57pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

WHEN watching BBC News, I saw three party leaders standing in a flood of water.

Thanks for help

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2:57pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

AFTER walking around Malton, shopping, then walking back to Norton, I stumbled and fell over on the pavement outside the petrol station in Church Street.

Risky move

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2:56pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

I THINK most people will be mystified with the shenanigans going on over our MP.

We are grateful

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2:55pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

LAST year, local supporters of Martin House Children’s Hospice funded care for 340 children and young people living with a lifelimiting condition, from across the Yorkshire region, and supported their families.






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