Thank you for kindness

12:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I WISH to express my sincere thanks to the young man who immediately helped me following a fall in Charlton Road on Wednesday, 2 April.

Roll on the elections for May 2015!

12:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IN recent months, hardly a week has gone by when we have not seen a letter published in these pages from David Drew.

Residents have their say on cycleway

12:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUR article “No support for cycleway, says councillor” about the proposed Weyhill Road cycle scheme incorrectly implied that residents had not yet been asked for their views. In fact letters detailing the proposals were sent to 110 local residents back in January, and details of the scheme were made available through the Test Valley Borough Council website for all who wished to view and comment on them.

Can you help commemorate wartime airmen?

12:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WE are nearing completion of a project to commemorate the death of eight Second World War airmen in the mountains around our town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Thanks for the food - hedgehogs

12:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THANK you for bringing up the fact that after four months of hibernation we hedgies are hungry.

Do people in the UK lie without reason?

12:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MANY of the readers of your admirable weekly Andover Advertiser will have probably noticed a growing trend among British people, more especially among those who hold positions of public trust and those with the so-called ‘Celebrity Set’, who appear to have progressed from the use of prevarication to an indifference to the truth.

Please canvas on our behalf

12:17pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THERE have been many words written about the ‘wretched cycle path on Weyhill Road’.

Thank you for helping my son

12:15pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I WOULD like to say a big thank you to the ambulance crew and to PC Taylor for his quick response to get to my son Patrick when he had his accident on the 2nd of April in the early hours of that morning on his way to work, and thank you for coming back to check up on him. He is still in Southampton hospital.

Decisions should be made locally

12:14pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE article you ran last week from Councillor Hooke implied that the final decision on the wholly unnecessary proposal (WEYHILL ROAD CYCLEWAY) rests not with Test Valley Borough Council but a Hampshire county councillor called Sean Woodward.

Our town centres are suffering

12:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ANY time that Tesco is challenged on the subject they deny that their out-oftown ‘super-stores’ are destroying the nearby town centres.

Scotland - we want you to stay

12:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I HOPE very much that the Scottish people vote to remain part of the United Kingdom. It is a pity that the rest of the UK does not have a vote either as it affects everyone in it.

Closure could be an opportunity

12:11pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I NOTE with interest some concern over the possible closure of Tesco in Chantry Way.

Not sorry

3:22pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I AM one of the few who do not lament the closure of Tesco Metro in the High Street.

Advertiser brings back happy memories

3:18pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AS AN old inhabitant of Andover who lived and worked in or on the outskirts all my life, I look forward each week to your Back through the Pages and the Then and Now photographs.

Let's reverse past vandalism

3:16pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I ALWAYS look forward to the ‘Then and Now’ column in the Advertiser, but I have particularly enjoyed the old photographs of the shops in the market square, behind the Guildhall, over the past couple of weeks.

Cyclists ploughed straight into crowd

3:15pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THIS letter is directed at the handful of young men riding their bicycles on the pavement at speed along Station Approach on the evening of Monday, 24 March.

Know your diabetes risk

3:15pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

TYPE 2 diabetes is a growing problem in Hampshire with 65,000 people now diagnosed with the condition. Diabetes is serious and it can lead to blindness, amputation, heart attack and stroke.

Our education system is not fit for purpose

3:14pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AMONG other things, the poet John Donne penned the axiom ‘no man is an island’, and since then many people, erroneously, have tried to prove him wrong.

Room for improvement

2:14pm Thursday 27th March 2014

WHILE sitting in a cafe today, I got into a conversation with a unemployed guy.

Stuck in the middle...

2:13pm Thursday 27th March 2014

WE are motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and when the Weyhill Road cycle path comes to pass I would draw Weyhill Road residents’ attention to the Millway Road to Floral Way cycle path layout that Mr Turner highlights.

Roads not fit for cars

2:12pm Thursday 27th March 2014

AFTER having cycled on footpaths, pavements and roads around Andover for 64 years, I feel qualified to comment.

Thanks so much for donations!

2:06pm Thursday 27th March 2014

STREETS Ahead would like to thank the staff at the Tesco Extra superstore for making us so welcome last Saturday, when our players packed bags and collected money for our funds.

Will Stagecoach pay for taxi if bus fails to turn up?

12:53pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THANKS for your article about Stagecoach’s reply to my letter about being stranded by our bus leaving early.

Why waste money on messy roadworks?

12:40pm Thursday 27th March 2014

RESIDENTS in and around the Farrs Avenue area in Andover have all been warned that Operation Resilience will be taking place with micro asphalt being laid on to the existing road surfaces, that it is fast and efficient, is an effective way to prolong the life of the road and that it can look unfinished when freshly laid.

Well done on open day fundraiser

3:57pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

I WOULD like to congratulate the Andover Masonic Centre on their Open Day on Saturday, 8 March.

Leaving EU is key UKIP policy

3:56pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

IN response to Councillor Drew, last week’s Andover Advertiser, if he had bothered to read the UKIP leaflet he referred to, he would have noticed the key among other common sense policies is that the United Kingdom should extricate itself from that fraudulent and undemocratic organisation at the earliest opportunity.

Vultures need protection not persecution while they work

3:56pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

DON’T these so called experts do their homework before they sanction the use of any drugs which could have an effect on wildlife? I don’t think so.

Owners must control their dogs

3:55pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

“PUTTING the record straight” is often a matter of interpretation of events by both parties. The breed of the dog is not so important, what is important is how they might behave in certain situations and circumstances.

UKIP ought to stick to important local issues

3:54pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

IN response to Mr McCabe’s letter in last week’s Advertiser, I wonder if he or his UKIP friends could answer a simple question?

Passion still lies ahead at Easter

3:53pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

AS many of you will know Unity Christian Theatre have, in recent years, performed a Passion Play in Andover High Street on Good Friday.

Thank you!

2:44pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A BIG thank you to the kind and honest lady who handed in my purse to Waitrose.

Novels that predicted the future

2:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IN response to Mr Kidd’s letter the two authors I would put forward are George Orwell who wrote 1984 (1948) and Aldous Huxley who wrote Brave New World (1932).

Myths surrounding our membership of EU

2:43pm Thursday 13th March 2014

I READ Mr L Gates’ letters printed in your correspondence column and have a few comments to make on his statements.

Five-year ban not long enough

2:37pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WHAT is wrong with people today?

So chuffed to have seen steam train

2:36pm Thursday 13th March 2014

I WAS lucky enough to have been walking along Mylen Road when I saw the lovely steam train coming along.

Silence on cycle scheme seems deafening

2:36pm Thursday 13th March 2014

ONCE again, I am grateful to the Andover Advertiser for giving this the coverage I believe it deserves.

Money better spent on repairing pot holes

11:55am Thursday 6th March 2014

BEING a cyclist, and riding around Andover frequently, I have been following the letters printed in the Andover Advertiser about widening the pavement from The Crescent to East Portway for cyclists.

Council quiet over cycle path plans

11:53am Thursday 6th March 2014

I APOLOGISE to those Andoverians who either do not live in this part of the town, do not use Weyhill Road either as a pedestrian or driver, or who are not in any way affected by these proposals.

Help at hand for the suicidal

11:52am Thursday 6th March 2014

IN response to the letter of 13 February regarding the apparent increasing number of suicides in the Andover area, we wanted to respond as a community organisation that provides care and support to families who need the support of others when they lose someone tragically.

Thanks for your support

11:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

ANDOVER Child Contact Centre would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Chris Lynn, Sandra Hawke, Kevin Patterson and Richard Scrivens for their help and support over the years, as they hand the baton over to new volunteers in 2014.

Need to restore vital flood plain

11:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

I PASSED through the local flooding to Foxcotte Lane between Penton last week and it reminded me that the land to the south of the road used to be a flood plain, which was put to good use in times of deluge.

Plenty of work here for our skilled soldiers

11:48am Thursday 6th March 2014

THERE have been many comments about the soldiers returning from duties in other parts of the world, about how they will fit in. We have a very diverse Army and they will fit in anywhere.

Flood response was team effort

12:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

RESPONDING to the current unprecedented flooding has been a team effort.

The past gives an insight into our climate future

11:59am Thursday 27th February 2014

WE tend to look to computer predictions for our climate prospects but should we look more at history?

Conscientious recyclers should not have to pay for bin

11:58am Thursday 27th February 2014

I FEEL the need to write with regard to my ‘missing’ bin.

Grateful thanks

11:45am Thursday 27th February 2014

WE would like to thank Wilkinson Andover and the wonderful staff for giving us the opportunity to pack bags in their store last Saturday.

Cycle path falls long way short

11:44am Thursday 27th February 2014

WHILST I am pleased that the Andover Advertiser is giving this ill-thought out scheme some necessary public airing I still remain spectacularly unimpressed with the logic of TVBC in pursuing this costly and unnecessary scheme.

Will road plan be value for money?

11:44am Thursday 27th February 2014

I WONDER about the strategic planning and financial management capability of the TVBC and Hampshire County Council.

Let's hope cyclists use pathway

11:02am Thursday 20th February 2014

AFTER thinking I would not be contacting the Letters page again on this particular subject, I feel that in fairness I need to add that I received an invitation from a friend to attend a meeting she had arranged with Mr Robert Drew from Test Valley Borough Council regarding the proposed cycle path along Weyhill Road.

Council has duty of care to all road users

11:01am Thursday 20th February 2014

TEST Valley Borough Council (TVBC) has to consider its responsibility to all users of Weyhill Road and the inevitable statutory duty of care it has to the public (all road users).

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