Weeds are a disgrace

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

THIS is an open letter to Test Valley Borough Council and Aster. The weeds growing on the public paths on Pilgrims Way estate are a disgrace.

Why not ban pedestrians?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

AM I alone in thinking the latest revamp proposal for the Upper High Street is nonsense and a waste of money, which could be put to better use?

Pulling ragwort affects insects

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

BUGLIFE is asking people to think hard before they pull ragwort from local fields and meadows.

Town's a joke, but I'm not laughing ...

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE bus station is a joke.

Huge thank you to Wimpy for making meal a success

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The Junction we run a social club for young people and adults with learning disabilities called Steps.

My heroes were a team of nurses

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

A REQUEST was made recently by the Andover Advertiser to nominate a hero.

Checklist of totalitarian features

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

IT IS interesting to read that so much of your published readers’ letters express considerable enthusiasm about the UK remaining as full members of the European Union – if for no other reason than their financial affairs have not been audited for 19 years.

Remember the conflict

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

WE would be most grateful if through your letters page you could remind readers of a First World War service of commemoration marking the centenary of the outbreak.

Where did this warden come from?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

AN open letter to county councillor Sean Woodward:

Stand together to stop fracking risk

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

I AM most surprised that you had no coverage of the large public meeting that took place at Stockbridge Town Hall early last week regarding the terrible threat of fracking over a large area north of that town.

Why is everything priced out of reach?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

FURTHER to Mrs Pennington’s letter last week, how I agree.

Sculpture honours WW1 links

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

ON Wednesday, 6 August, at 1pm, in the centre of Enham Alamein, our guests of honour, Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE and Sir Gerald Howarth MP, will unveil a sculpture of an injured soldier.

'Farms' not right name for these sites

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

IN the 11 July issue of the Advertiser, you published a letter from Cllr Tom Thacker in which he presented a strong case for objecting to the Bullington Cross wind farm.

No mention of disabled parking provision in plans

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

I WAS extremely upset that there is no mention in the plans for the town centre to include any provision for disabled people to park for 15 or 30 minutes in the High Street.

But what about the rest of Andover?

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

CASH contributions are windfalls – they will dry up when the developers move on or the housing market drops off.

Don't mess up this High Street scheme

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

AFTER reading about the new revamp of the upper High Street, I thought ‘yes, about time too’.

Need to clear our weeds

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THIS is an open letter to TVBC and Aster. The weeds growing on the public paths on Pilgrims Way estate are a disgrace.

'Robust' MP Ken will be sorely missed

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

DAVID Cameron has been far more brutal than was imagined in his recent reshuffle, firing and demoting more ministers than could be imagined.

Looking for volunteers to help paint

Andover Advertiser:

8:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

I WORK for the Royal Voluntary Service in Andover.

Memories of the carnival

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THANK you for showing pictures of the carnival in 1959.

Thanks for PHAB help

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

WE would firstly like to give a very big thank you to the staff of Santander in Andover, for encouraging our club to enter their Community Grant Scheme and by permitting us to have a large amount from their Head Office Funds.

Why should council pay for potholes?

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

REGARDING the letter about getting compensation for pothole damage.

Writing has raised thousands for charity

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

I’VE always respected Paddy Keenan’s letters but unfortunately he read my letter wrong!

Price is not right for pensioners ...

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

AT this time of the year, featured in your what’s on pages, adverts and in many other local publications, is the usual round of Country Shows, Steam Fairs, Farm Events and the like right across the region.

Whatever happened to our homegrown MP candidates?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOME might call me old-fashioned but I harp back to a time when the shires sent their representatives to parliament for their voice and community to be heard.

What must the tourists think of us?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A RECENT correspondent asked, “What is our town coming to?”. Good question.

How about a salad bar?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BECAUSE of the high rise in obesity and all the complications that go with it I wondered if one of the empty shops in Andover’s High Street could open up as a salad bar.

I'm tracking down family

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

I’VE been researching my ancestry for the last few years and would like to get in contact with my granddad Verdon Smyth's first cousin Simon Fogarty.

Hospital photo was out of date

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

LAST week’s Advertiser carried a letter from Veronika Pond about Andover War Memorial Hospital and the sterling services it provides. It is regrettable that the photograph you selected to accompany this letter was many years out of date.

Vigil will mark the start of Great War

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

WITH regard to numerous letters to this newspaper that the anniversary of the First World War will go unmarked, I am pleased to confirm that on Monday, 4 August, there will be a Vigil at St Mary’s Church to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war between 10pm and 11pm.

Governors 'easy targets' for county

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT IS about this time of year that county seeks fresh blood, ie new school governors.

'Sameness' of parties is clearly myth

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

I WAS interested to read the letter from UKIP stalwart Stanley Oram in your letters column trying to suggest that all the other political parties are the same.

I've got Mr Stoodley all wrong

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

WELL, it seems that all these years I have got Mr (Gerald) Stoodley wrong.

Thank you for visiting stall and helping RAFA

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THANK you to everyone who visited the RAFA stall at the Armed Forces Weekend in Vigo Road park and donated so generously.

Looking forward to club legalities being explained

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE recent anonymous letter regarding the Wykeham Club certainly ruffled the present Chairman’s feathers.

In a hole over damage to car

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

IF ANY of your council tax-paying readers have suffered damage to their motor vehicle from potholes I would suggest they may find it difficult to claim damages from Hampshire County Council.

Bumps in the road top health

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

I RECENTLY had need of the sterling services of the staff at Andover Memorial Hospital and would particularly like to mention the porters for their cheery conversation in getting me to the various departments in a timely manner.

How safe is glyphosate spraying in town?

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

HOW appropriate that the poppy areas around town commemorating the First World War, the first chemical warfare war, were planted on a basis of an organophosphate legacy, the golden rectangles saying “glyphosate”.

I hope writer is correct on 'Jihadis'

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

I ONLY hope that Mr Stoodley is correct (about Islamist ‘Jihadis’ returning peacefully to the UK).

Great work from caring staff at home

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

I WOULD like to bring to the public’s attention the brilliant work, being carried out, all through the night, by the night-time staff, on the lower ground floor of the Andover Nursing Home.

No failed support, we just objected

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

LEN Gates, in his letter last week, wrote that councillors ‘failed to support’ ÿ the wind farm development at Bullington Cross.

Polecat attacker

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

IN MY letter of 5 March I mentioned a report in the archives of the Romsey Advertiser where a stoat allegedly attacked a woman cycling down a country lane.

Thank you

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THROUGH your column, may we say a big thank you to everyone who supported our school sports day and mini fete.

On parade

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

YEARS ago in the forces there were national servicemen (conscripts) as well as regulars.

I saw bomb fall at Dell with family

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

I WOULD like to reply to Mrs Bower from Canada and Derek Weeks from Andover regarding the Daisy Dell.

Still with Army know-how

8:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

AFTER being born a British citizen, leaving school aged 15 years, then serving a fiveyear apprenticeship, by law I was obliged to serve two years as a national serviceman.

Changes need to be made to our town

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

WHAT is Andover coming to?

Our bus route's worst in county

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ISN’T it amazing that the saying “to those who have plenty let them have more” still applies in this modern world.

Verdant areas are a shame

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

WHAT must visitors think, actually no, what do locals think when driving into our town, grass verges and any “verdant” areas are overgrown and where they have been cut (Charlton Hill opposite ambulance station one great example) possibly with a knife and fork, the excessively long cuttings and debris are left laying where they were cut or on the pavement.

Ready to knit for charity?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

HOW many readers of the Andover Advertiser can knit and would be willing to do so to help provide a large throw to be raffled to fund Marie Curie?






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