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’.

Phyllis Berry from Ludlow writes to thank her local community

4:00pm Saturday 7th September 2013

THROUGH the medium of your newspaper, I would like to express my huge thanks to all the many kind people whom I meet, in and around Ludlow, who so often help me.

Andy Wright from Ludlow writes about the incompetence surrounding the failed health village

4:00pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

WORDS fail me regarding the incompetence of those who did the projections regarding Ludlow's doomed hospital and health village. One can only hope that the consultants responsible will be sued so that at least some money is recovered which can be spent on improving East Hamlet hospital.

Bruce Austen from Ludlow writes about the financial fiasco surrounding the health village proposal

4:00pm Monday 19th August 2013

THE Advertiser rightly led on its front page, August 1, with the final knockings of the Ludlow Health Village. Over £2.5 million of public money down the plughole and now it turns out it was apparently a non-runner in the first place.

Hugh O'Neill from Tenbury writes about the triumph that was the Tenbury Show

4:00pm Friday 16th August 2013

Tenbury’s Countryside Show was a triumph and a hallmark achievement by the Agricultural Society. Attendance records were broken . Never has the show catered for and met so many different tastes.

Ken Pollock, member for Tenbury writes about the problem of GCSE grade inflation

4:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013

ON August 1 Adrian Kibbler drew attention to the problem of GCSE grade inflation, in relation to Stuart Cooke’s retirement from Tenbury High School. I, along with many others, including Michael Gove, strongly support his contention that this is a serious and continuing problem.

Joyce Brand from Ludlow calls for an inquiry into the Ludlow hospital deal

4:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

So the hospital was never a viable proposition, Advertiser, August 1.

Maria McEvilly from Birmingham writes about the lack of respect shown by some members of Ludlow for their town

4:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013

It was my pleasure to visit Ludlow again recently. A beautifully kept town with lots to see and do.

R Taylor of Ludlow writes that Eco Park is not the best option for those without a car

4:00pm Friday 9th August 2013

So, there’s to be no new hospital, can’t say I’m surprised, but to read in the Advertiser August 1, that health chiefs may still relocate the doctors to the Eco Park has annoyed my family.

Bruce Austen from Ludlow writes with disappointment that the new hospital may not go ahead

12:00pm Monday 5th August 2013

Sad to see in last week's Advertiser, July 25, the new Ludlow hospital scheme looks to have folded. Philip Dunne notes participation in sport has health benefits. That’s a good job since the way in which his government and previous governments have mucked about with funding the NHS means no new hospital for Ludlow.

Althea Sutton of Ludlow writes to thank the person who returned her keys

7:00am Sunday 4th August 2013

I would be grateful if I may use your column to thank the person who dropped my lost key in a letter box. It arrived safely on Friday.

Alan Laurie of Burrington writes to applaud Ludlow Advertiser's comment on people in need

4:00pm Friday 2nd August 2013

Thank you for Advertiser Comment’s clear condemnation of the housing crisis and support for the Rotarian food initiative.

Mrs Nelder from Headington in Oxford writes to trace lost relatives

12:00pm Monday 29th July 2013

THROUGH your newspaper I would very much like to try to locate relatives and friends of my father, Mr Donald Barnett Fletcher, who was born and spent his youth in Ludlow and Craven Arms.

Adam Beaumont of Tenbury writes about the litter in the town

12:00pm Friday 26th July 2013

I won’t witter on, but we have a beautiful ‘beach’ in Tenbury, especially in this weather, for all to enjoy.

Andy Wright from Ludlow writes to support the volunteers who maintain Whitcliffe Common and local firm McConnels for their assistance

4:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

THOUSANDS of people enjoy the view of Ludlow from Whitcliffe and the beautiful walk alongside the river but, sadly, few realise just how much work and effort goes into maintaining that view. The bulk of the work falls on a handful of volunteers from the Friends of Whitcliffe Common who put in many hours keeping paths clear and in good order.

VC Lloyd from Ludlow writes in support of town's new floral planters

4:00pm Friday 19th July 2013

I FEEL I must write in response to the letter regarding the floral displays Ludlow Advertiser July 4).

Fay Vass from Ludlow writes to congratulate organisers on a wonderful Ludlow Festival

4:00pm Monday 15th July 2013

I felt I had to write to congratulate the organisers of Ludlow Arts Festival. The events were so varied; there genuinely was something for everyone. The big top was beautifully presented and perfect if the weather was unkind, all volunteers were upbeat and friendly and the events I attended were of superb quality.

Norman Wanstall from Burford writes about the continuing issue of parking in Tenbury

7:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

I wrote in the Advertiser, June 13, inviting Councillors Price and Penn to suggest where 50 or so shoppers and traders will park their cars once Tesco has taken over the Cattle Market.

Barbara McDowell of Ludlow writes to express disapointed at the new floral tubs in Ludlow

12:00pm Monday 8th July 2013

THROUGHOUT the year the people of Lower Broad Street provide a delightful display of carefully chosen plants and flowers. The effect is uplifting.








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