Another solar farm plan to blight area

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

FURTHER to C Somers-Cocks letter (August 29) planning permission was requested on 4 September for the Dipden Bottom solar park (14/02110/FULLN),and to date there are no planning application signs in the area, and no written notice given to local residents as required.

Stop this bickering and sort out our town

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

IT seems that whether it be big scale politics or local politics our so called politicians and elected officials always lower themselves to name calling and playing the blame game – “Who didn’t do what when, he/she said this...”

Residents asked about changes

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

MUST admit I do have some sympathy with the letter in last week’s Advertiser that expressed frustration about the new parking scheme in and around Floral Way.

Read the signs, drivers

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

SO the Floral Way Traffic Management system is in place and operating.

Bays were for residents

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

I WAS so amazed and sorry for residents living off Floral Way after reading the letters page last week.

Cost of change will be passed on to taxpayers

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

I AM amazed by the spin put on council finances by Cllrs Hooke and Rolt.

Unable to have say on sale of our court building

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

LAST Wednesday I had set the afternoon aside to travel over to Romsey to speak to the council on their intended purchase of the magistrates’ court in Andover as I was determined to have my say.

Get your questions in to forum

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ON 24 October at The Lights, the Andover and District Older Peoples’ Forum is organising an event entitled ‘Harnessing the Grey Vote’, and one part of the programme will be a question and answer session to which local residents over the age of 50 years can pose questions to panellists representing the five main political parties about issues of key importance to pensioners, in order to live independent and healthy lives.

Run around lakes in aid of diabetes charity

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

JDRF – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Children with Type 1 Diabetes – is holding a fun run at Charlton Lakes on Sunday starting at 11am (near the athletics track end).

Question the need for added fluoride

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

POWERFUL American lobbyists are playing tough and dirty to keep fluoridation.

Interest in RAFA is taking off

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

THANK you to everyone that donated to the RAFA stall on Saturday, 20 September 2014. You boosted our funds by £531.00.

Fond carnival memories

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I WAS just looking at my Advertiser dated 22 August and saw the big picture of the High Street and the treasure hunt you were going to have looking in all the shop windows to find something that that shop didn’t sell.

Thank you for supporting collection

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I AM writing to ask whether you will kindly allow me to say some thanks for those who helped on our collection day at ASDA on 23 August?

Residents the losers in car parking ban - Floral Way

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

WE live in a small close off Floral Way, Andover, constructed in the 70s with a layby for casual car parking of residents’ and visitors’ cars. This has been a valuable amenity over the years.

Poor attendance speaks volumes

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

JEFF McBride tried last week to defend his town council but even a number of his councillors have given up attending.

Money should be put to better use

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I WAS disappointed but not surprised to see Jeff McBride’s letter claiming to laugh out loud at the thought of disbanding the town council.

Who on the council should I turn to?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

IN the letter from Mrs Kerley she ends by referring to my letter of 15 August and suggest that if I have a problem I should contact Cllr Whiteley.

Hooke's sneering critics have no vision

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUR Letters to the Editor page brought to mind a pack of jackals that smell blood as they yap and snap at the heels of Tony Hooke.

Time to stop this childish bickering and listen to your voters' wishes

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

AFTER reading Geoffrey McBride’s letter — (My aim is to work together), reading also other councillors’ comic remarks concerning another councillor’s hopeful projections, I wish you’d all behave and stop this childish bickering and start doing what is expected of you all!

How the Sprat and Winkle got its name

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

MY old grammar school chum Rod Davies need not worry about the Sprat and Winkle Line being forgotten.

Energy debate needs to be based on the facts

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I READ with great interest the views of Mr Malthouse (Conservative candidate) on fracking in his letter on 5 September, 2014. He attempted to mollify all sides of the argument in order to garner votes. It is not clear whether he is pro or anti fracking.

A bad time to deliver letter

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I DID intend to write about the ‘A’ frame debacle, which has once again raised its head but on reading Steve Dancey’s Comment, specifically ‘Running an independent retail business is stressful enough with so many pressures from all sides’, decided that this week has highlighted many of those “pressures”, which we would like to share with readers.

Give ring a visit

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

I WAS born and bred in Andover and for the last 55 years I have regularly cycled around many of the surrounding villages for pleasure.

Conflict of interests is a developing concern

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

I REFER to Tony Collingswood’s letter (22/8) about Councillor Busk’s development aspirations in and around Stockbridge and his role as borough councillor for the inhabitants of Stockbridge.

I smell a rat over building

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

OMG! Knock me down with a feather! Sir George Young has spoken for ‘us’ in the Commons? (Advertiser, 5 September).

Zip wire needs to be within safety of fence

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

TEST Valley Borough Council has completed the refurbishment at several of the local children’s play parks in Andover.

Divisions in the ranks of Scottish nationalists

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AS the Scottish referendum draws closer it is a pity that a number of individuals, mainly on the ‘Yes’ campaign, have started to abuse and even intimidate those who strongly disagree with them on this issue, and indeed such conduct may even be counterproductive to their cause.

Happy memories of visits to Lamb Inn

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

TALK about nostalgia!

Golden Graham's

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

I READ in dismay a letter in Friday’s Advertiser stating that ‘the only menswear shop in Andover now is Burtons, plus a small selection in Marks & Spencer’.

UKIP appear 'out of touch'

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

I AM pleased to see that Cllr Tony Hooke UKIP feels that he can once again address constituents after his latest brush with our county’s fine police force.

New party. same old thing

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE letter from Tony Hooke UKIP last week outlined a number of ambitious promises for the Test Valley elections next year.

Reinstating police station

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

IN his letter to the Advertiser (Plenty of new plans by UKIP) Councillor Hooke gave a commendable pledge that the Andover police station would be reinstated.

My aim is to work together

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

I WANTED to write and thank Tony Hooke for making me laugh out loud with his letter last week. I will say I thought it was more Viz or Private Eye than Advertiser.

Come clean over warden

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

CLLR Woodward’s letter printed last week (5 September) about our Neighbourhood Warden was, I am afraid to say, not worth printing.

Donation much appreciated

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

LAST year’s mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Janet Whiteley, has been out and about covering the whole of Test Valley, attending all manner of functions and events, celebrations, ceremonial occasions and many others.

So grateful for NHS support

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

I FELT I had to write as there has been so much bad press about our NHS.

Club event raised £320

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE Inner Wheel Club of Andover held a charity coffee morning at Charlton Village Hall, Charlton, Andover, on 13 August.

Time to fix our issues

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

UPON reading the article ‘Village is the best in Britain’ I would like to offer my congratulations to the residents of that area.

Thank you for your support

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

FOLLOWING the recent makeover of the back garden at The Andover Crisis & Support Centre I am writing to express thanks to the group of young people from the National Citizens Service, who worked so hard to bring it all together.

Your local warden

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

MR Turner’s letter published on 22 August refers to the neighbourhood warden.

Many established shops gone

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

I WOULD like to respond to David Brawn’s reply to my letter of 15 August, regarding the proposed refurbishment of the Upper High Street.

Throwing the cricket ball

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

I WAS only talking the other day about the old schoolboy sport of throwing the cricket ball.

MP's sorely wrong about our troops

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

I AM a Conservative voter but I was saddened to read Claire Perry’s self-satisfied and complacent contribution to your 29 August edition.

Two per cent will make no change

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

I THINK there must be something a bit fishy going on here regarding the letters from Mr Keenan on fracking. I fear he may be a secret agent for a fracking industry consortium.

School walk by junipers

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

FURTHER to the letter from Joan Trubridge concerning juniper trees.

Plenty of new plans by UKIP

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE question was recently asked in this newspaper – had I lost my political mojo?

Mystery of community warden ...

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

METHINKS that the mysterious Weyhill Road neighbourhood warden does not actually exist, and is just a figment of a certain councillor’s imagination.

Fracking isn't the only alternative ...

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

IN a thoughtful column, Steve Dancey asked what the position of all the candidates in the General Election is on alternative energy and fracking in North West Hampshire.

How are we meant to advertise our business?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

WILL the last person leaving what was formerly known as Andover town please turn off the lights!

What about the elderly?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

FURTHER to R Yarlett’s letter dated 29 August regarding new requirements for household recycling.






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