Wind power just unviable

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

D WEEKS (Letters, 3 October), seems to be unaware of the colossal amount (in total) of electricity generation needed by UK industrial and domestic consumers, and the only way this requirement can be met is 354 days a year producing electricity, reliably, effectively, economically and as cleanly as possible.

So impressed flight monument

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

REGARDING the Andover Business Park sculpture, I have visited the new creation and found it every bit as good as I expected it to be.

Who will take credit?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

WHILE I was looking through a local freebie, I noticed an article about a new bus route planned for Cricketers Way/River Way Arch.

Vote for candidate, not party

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

I ALWAYS thought that people opt to become politicians to work for the common good of their electorate and not for monetary reward or power.

Californian findings give credence to fracking fears

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

I AM a former resident of Salisbury Road, Andover, and an ex-senior official at Test Valley Borough Council.

GP surgery's needs 'being overlooked'

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

AFTER the recent front page article in the Advertiser about the Andover Health Centre, some patients have expressed concern that the Andover Health Centre Medical Practice (AHCMP) is threatened with closure.

A flaw in new car tax law?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SO LET me get this straight. There’s no need for tax discs because roadside cameras will identify number plates now and the DVLA will confirm whether or not the plate is taxed, insured and, if required, MoT certificated.

Rats a bad advert for our town

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

WAITING for a bus in the late September sun on the little patch of greenery between the Town Mills and the multi-storey car park, rather than in the awful white elephant joke bus station, I watched somewhat shocked as rats – ten or 12, perhaps more – ran about quite regardless of people walking through.

'Please make a statement on courts'

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

I WAS delighted to read Councillor Carr’s letter last week telling me Cllr Hooke had his facts wrong regarding the purchase of the old magistrates court in Andover.

Councillors must put a stop to their feud

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE feud between Cllrs Carr and Hooke must end and both must work together for the common good, working to improve the town’s economy.

Grateful greyhounds

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE street collection in Andover on Saturday, September 13 raised £491.17 for Greyhound Cap.

Autumn is really firing up - so get out and enjoy it

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE picturesque villages all around our ancient market town will have already felt the fresh breath of autumn.

Thanks to Steve

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE chairman and councillors of Ludgershall Town Council sincerely thank Steve Dancey for his loyal support when reporting Ludgershall Town Council matters in a fair and honest manner in his reports to the Andover Advertiser.

Help for those on the minimum wage

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

AN increase to the National Minimum Wage, which came in to effect last week, is certainly a welcome boost for low income workers who are struggling to make ends meet.

Organiser creates a lasting legacy

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

I AM writing to thank all those involved with the Harmony Wood family day held last Sunday that my wife, children and I so thoroughly enjoyed.

Tree project's free fun day an excellent day out

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

I WOULD like to take the opportunity to congratulate Andover Trees United (ATU) on its excellent free fun day at Harmony Woods on Sunday.

Memories of town's station

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

I WAS reading in the 12 September paper about the old town station.

Youngsters town can be proud of

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

I WRITE to praise the young people of Andover.

Watch out for email scams

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BARELY a day goes by that we don’t get emails inviting us to buy some form of medication or invest in a get rich quick scheme or to buy a miracle cure.

Alarm bells raised over fluoridation

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

I agree with Jennifer Godshall Johnson’s letter ‘Question the need for added fluoride’ on 26 September.

Power from wind just part of mix

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

WITHIN the last 26 years a Welsh professor who was head of the Atomic Energy Authority proclaimed on the 6pm BBC radio news that in the not too distant future we would have more electricity generated from nuclear power than we would know what to do with.

Thank you for your support

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THE Dogs Trust would like to say a big thank you to local fundraiser Simon Froud and employee Ross Gray, who cycled from Dogs Trust Ilfracombe to Dogs Trust Salisbury to raise money for the charity.

Independence vote raises questions for English regions

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

NOW that the citizens of Scotland are to be given more devolution is it not right that the English regions should have a greater say over their own affairs as well?

Villagers to be asked for views on speed limit

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THE campaign by residents of Chilbolton to have a 20mph speed limit covering the village roads is progressing well.

Councillor gets 'facts' wrong on magistrates

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

LAST week’s letter from county councillor Tony Hooke quoted £465,000 as a figure set aside in the council’s budget for the refurbishment of the Andover Magistrates’ Court.

Help glen win £20,000 in funding

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

I WOULD like to ask readers to help protect and restore a magnificent Highland glen and its rare wildlife by supporting Trees for Life in an easy and free online vote before 6 October.

Support farmed animals

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

YOU may be surprised to know that more than 900 million animals are farmed for food each year in the UK – that’s about 56 times the number of pet dogs and cats in this country.

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.






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