Janet Helen Phillips of Lydbury North writes to everyone who contributed to Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s visit to south Shropshire

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

I WOULD like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s visit to south Shropshire on August 1.

Robin Pote of Ludlow writes that new supermarket is not required

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

IT will be apparent to your readers that there is a considerable degree of disquiet in Ludlow generated by the prospect of a planning application to build a new supermarket and petrol station on the A49.

John Barratt of Ludlow comments on the latest development in the Bromfield Road housing development scheme

Ludlow Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

WITH reference to your report on the latest developments in the Bromfield Road housing development scheme ( Ludlow Advertiser , July 24), we have to hope that the government has more sense than Shropshire Council planning department and firmly kicks out this ludicrous plan.

Angela Siminson of Ludlow writes to clarify festival background

Ludlow Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

I BOUGHT a copy of the Advertiser and was delighted to see such full and positive cover of the Ludlow Festival of Small Gardens in your paper.

Annie Lewis of Tenbury Wells writes to comment on the possible axing of local bus services

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

I AM writing to complain about the possibility of the Tenbury to Leominster bus service being axed.

WF Kerswell from Church Stretton writes to complain about the state of the Church Stretton railway station

Ludlow Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 4th August 2014

THE condition of Church Stretton Railway Station is appalling, with passengers unable to walk from trains, or the new shelters, in heavy rain, without getting their feet soaking wet.

Alan Laurie of Ludlow writes with a comment on the Shropshire Defend Our NHS campaign

Ludlow Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THE campaign Shropshire Defend Our NHS says that the Accident and Emergency at Shrewsbury may be partly privatised next year and NHS provision downgraded.

Joyce Brand from Ludlow writes with concern over changes to local accident and emergency provision in the area

Ludlow Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

I FEAR that very few Ludlow residents are aware of the decision to make changes in local accident and emergency provision for Shropshire.

Charles Spottiswoode of Craven Arms comments on supermarket plans

Ludlow Advertiser:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

I READ that Ludlow Town Council is concerned that another supermarket is planned for Rocks Green.

Alan Laurie of Ludlow writes with concern over the growing inequality in society

Ludlow Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

I WRITE in response to the front page story (‘Reforms still hitting poor the hardest’ Advertiser, June 29) .

Janet Helen Phillips of Lydbury North comments on the state of the local rail timetables

Ludlow Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Green Party welcomes the decision to provide a direct train from Shrewsbury to London Euston, but very much hopes that all Shropshire residents can use it.

John Barratt from Ludlow writes to question the need for a proposed new bridge

Ludlow Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

I READ with interest Adrian Kibbler’s report on concerns among local residents regarding the proposed footbridge over the River Corve as part of the Bromfield Meadow housing development. It should perhaps be named ‘the bridge to nowhere’ as it serves no conceivable practical purpose.

Alan Laurie of Ludlow writes with concern for our heroes

Ludlow Advertiser:

2:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

WE ARE remembering the sacrifices of those who served in two world wars as well as those fighting for their country in recent times.

David Luckhurst of Lydbury North writes to rally support for the installation of wood-fired boilers at the Bishop's Castle Community College

Ludlow Advertiser:

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

BISHOP’S Castle Community Energy Co-operative Ltd (BCCE), run by a group of volunteers, is vigorously driving forward a project to install wood-fuelled boilers at the Community College.

Charles Spottiswoode of Craven Arms writes with an idea to help the High Street

Ludlow Advertiser:

2:09pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

I READ that Ludlow Town Council are concerned that another supermarket is planned for Rocks Green.

You Write for May 22 - election day test, comment on the French twinning visit and praise for town band

Ludlow Advertiser: The article, inspired by the visit of a party from France to Ludlow (above).

11:57am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Election day test

You Write for May 15 - comment on polytunnels and praise for David Keyte

10:38am Thursday 15th May 2014

Farms are not there to look pretty – we need them for our food

You Write for May 1 - MP's stance criticised, comment on Ludlow College proposal, plea to allow dogs on buses

Ludlow Advertiser: Harriett Baldwin’s position on the Maria Miller expenses episode has been criticised by one of our readers.

12:31pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Tenbury MP’s stance criticised

You Write for April 3 - concern over future of Helena Lane Centre, comment on Tenbury Wells Fire Station pump and comment on council tax increase.

Ludlow Advertiser: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

11:03am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Do not let centre become a waste

You Write for March 20 - Open letter to Keith Barrow of Shropshire Council and comment on the possible changes to Tenbury fire station.

12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

An open letter

You Write for March 13 - concern over the possible close of fire stations and questions regarding council expenditure.

Ludlow Advertiser: A firefighter at the scene on Monday.

12:44pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A rare politician

You Write for March 6 - concern over traffic in Tenbury and the joys of volunteering with Beanstalk

Ludlow Advertiser: You Write for March 6 - concern over traffic in Tenbury and the joys of volunteering with Beanstalk

10:26am Thursday 6th March 2014

Heavy lorries clog up our town

You Write for February 27 - concern over proposed changes to Ludlow Youth Centre and comment on dog fouling.

Ludlow Advertiser: Protests have been held outside Ludlow Youth Centre.

11:33am Thursday 27th February 2014

Youth Centre

You Write for February 20 - comments on the closure of De Grey's Cafe and a thank you to local 'hero', the police and the RAC

Ludlow Advertiser: Ludlow is reeling from the closure of DeGreys in Broad Street.

10:11am Thursday 20th February 2014

High tax to blame

You Write for February 13 - concern over recycling centre, MP let us down, further comment on dog fouling and more.

Ludlow Advertiser: There are concerns over increased fly-tipping with the closure of the recycling centre.

10:42am Thursday 13th February 2014

Fighting for town's recycling centre

You Write for February 6 - concern over welfare, praise for the NHS and comment on the closure of De Greys in Ludlow

Ludlow Advertiser: You Write for February 6 - concern over welfare, praise for the NHS and comment on the closure of De Greys in Ludlow

1:30pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Welfare vital

You Write for January 30 - praise for maternity unit, concern over dog fouling and comment on the running of the National Trust.

Ludlow Advertiser: Hospital care was excellent, county not looking after roads, new supermarket good for Leominster, parking ticket while at KFC, hot air over energy (EfW) plan for Hartlebury, Readers' Times January 23, 2014

1:13pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Praise for unit

You Write, January 23 - Our view of town council tribunal

12:03pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THROUGHOUT the reporting of the dispute between Ludlow Town Council and the town clerk, Veronica Calderbank, many statements have been printed concerning the alleged behaviour of certain town coun - cillors.

You Write, January 16 - thank you from dog charity, lack of lavatory provision, Boxing Day bang

11:23am Thursday 16th January 2014

Thank you for helping dogs

Mark Kirby from Ludlow writes that the 11 plus was not the best means of promoting social mobility

11:08am Thursday 31st October 2013

CONTRARY to what Ron Hill claimed I cannot think of many social commentators or educationalists who believe the 11+ was the best means of promoting social mobility.

JR Best of Orleton writes to object to the proposed changes to school travel

11:11am Thursday 31st October 2013

I WISH to object in the strongest possible terms to the proposed change to school travel, whereby free transport would only be provided to the nearest school.

Ron Hill of Leominster writes in denfence of grammar schools

10:00am Sunday 20th October 2013

Regarding Adrian Kibbler’s Focus piece (Advertiser Thursday October 3), I make no claim to an infallible memory but feel reasonably confident that school-leaving age in 1963 was not, as written, at the age of 14. The leaving age had risen from 14 to 15 at the end of the 1940s and had then risen again to 16, I believe, in the mid fifties*.

Norman Wanstall of Burford writes about the loss of car parking on the new Tenbury Tesco site

10:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Bearing in mind that no indication has been given as to when construction of Tenbury’s new Tesco will begin, I wrote to Mr D Rudge, the area planning officer at MDC, and asked what provision is being made for the 60-70 cars that at present park on the site. A month later I still haven’t received a reply so I’ve written again asking him to contact the Advertiser and explain how the council plans to accommodate those cars once the site is closed for construction.

Alan Laurie of Ludlow writes about the wealthy in our society

4:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

The term ‘hardworking’ applied to families (political speeches and Conservative posters) needs more definition and raises questions. Many wealthy people are hard-working but many are not.

Pat Hansen of Ludlow writes regarding Ludlow hospital - why didn't you listen?

4:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

The hospital saga is grinding to a halt, and inevitably questions are being asked.

Leila Anderson of Richards Castle writes to save hospital services

4:00pm Monday 14th October 2013

If we allow the past ten years efforts by groups such as The Ludlow Hospital League of Friends, chaired by Peter Corfield, and others who have given so much time and energy to this essential project our community will only have itself to blame when, in three to five years time we no longer have a hospital in Ludlow at all.

Lisa Owen of Onnibury writes to congratulate Onny School on their Monet exhibit

4:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013

Below is a letter to the head teacher and staff at Onny School regarding the recent visit of a Monet painting to the school.

Joyce Brand from Ludlow writes in support of Ludlow hospital decision

4:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013

Julia Bridgewater chief executive, at the board meeting of Shropshire Community NHS Trust, gave an unvarnished and devastating account of why it is not possible to proceed with the proposed health facility on the Ludlow Eco Park. She faced some unwarranted attack from a couple of members of the audience which she ignored with dignity.

WF Kerswell from Church Stretton writes about the importance of poly tunnels

Ludlow Advertiser: The Windmill Hill polytunnels, seen from the A49 north of Harewood End

4:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

LET us hope that Herefordshire and Worcestershire councillors watched the excellent BBC2 programme Harvest, which explained the basic workings of British farmers and fruit growers.

Elizabeth Moran of Ludlow RNLI writes about the importance of lifeboats

4:00pm Sunday 6th October 2013

ON September 20, the Ludlow branch of the RNLI held a collection at the doors of Tesco in Ludlow. The committee and I would be most grateful for a small space in your newspaper to reach as many people to offer our thanks.

Robin Bennett of Ludlow writes that the council won't listen

4:00pm Friday 4th October 2013

“HAVE a say” in the imminent closure of Coder Road Refuse Facility, Advertiser, September 26, will sadly make little difference to Shropshire Council’s bonfire of community services. It is the inevitable outcome of their current dedication to abandoning any pretence of continuing local government's proud tradition of community service as we once knew it.

Miss Taylor and Mr Martin of Ludlow write with concern about building on a flood risk area

4:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

WE have just read that an application has been submitted for a new petrol station at the junction of Bromfield Road and Coronation Avenue.

Prue Bellak from Broad Street comments on SALTS true aim in Ludlow hospital debacle

7:00am Monday 30th September 2013

WHAT absolute nonsense to suggest that the collapse of the new hospital for Ludlow can be in any way attributable to SALTS who were never unsupportive of the project.

Edgar Green from Berkshire writes to highlight fellow service personnel who served in the Korean War

12:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

I am an ex National Service man who served in the Middlesex Regiment in Korea.

Julie Slade from Tenbury writes to highlight support required by mothers of newborns

4:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013

I FEEL compelled to write concerning the same issues I put ‘pen to paper’ about 26 years ago when I gave birth to my first child.

Mark Yarnold of the Tenbury Town Band writes that holding performances at the Regal is not impossible for locals

7:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

I feel I need to write to give a different perspective to the recent “rumpus” regarding local amateur groups and the use of the newly refurbished Regal.

Alan Laurie of Ludlow writes about child poverty in our society

12:00pm Friday 13th September 2013

Across the world we see people struggling towards democracy and better things. In the UK we have democracy but it cannot work if citizens do not play their part.

Prudence Bellak from Ludlow writes to question proposed Ludlow development

12:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

I AM amazed that you have received no letters deploring the amount of development that appears to be proposed for Ludlow.

David Hodges, chairman of Tenbury Agricultural Society writes to thank supporters of the show

12:00pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

I AM writing to say a thank you for all the positive words which have been said about this year’s countryside show.

Helen Roberts from Tenbury Wells writes in favour of new housing development in Tenbury

4:00pm Sunday 8th September 2013

WE have been told that the possibility of new housing in Tenbury is a ‘disaster with Councillor Penn concerned about the potential addition of 128 homes noting that ‘in Tenbury we just do not have the infrastructure and services to deal with this level of additional development’.


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