Free market stall initiative is a big help

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I WOULD like to thank Test Valley Borough Council for taking the initiative of allowing charities free access to the Andover Farmers and Crafts Market.

Fracking is not getting fair hearing

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PAUL Mayhew (Letters, 15 August) is again on the path of seeking to sustain and ‘prove’ a viewpoint based on statistics (selective part-statistics at that) and presumption based on anecdote rather than on science and fact.

Democracy thrown out of the window

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HAVING attended several Test Valley Borough Council and committee meetings, it is clear that we, the residents of the Test Valley Borough Council area, are being dictated to by an undemocratic council.

Put countryside before solar farms

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I WONDER if I may gently challenge your rather defeatist position on these vast solar panel sites?

Do councillor's development aspirations sit with role?

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to the Planning Control of Test Valley Borough Council for rejecting the application to decimate the Test Valley with a solar farm.

Cycleway is waste of money and will lead to conflicts

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I AM grateful for Andrew Wilson writing in last week (15/8) and for making a very sensible observation.

Thanks for donations

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ON behalf of Andover VIPs (Visually Impaired People) we would like to thank all the people from Andover and Whitchurch who kindly donated items for the pop-up shop which we hired in July.

Could you help with uni study?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

HAVE you completed treatment for breast cancer in the last five years? Are you an Internet user? Have you ever used the Internet to look up complementary and alternative medicine treatment?

Juniper memories

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I READ in your paper of 1 August your report that young juniper trees had been found on downs in Stockbridge.

County council keen to support rural village services

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I AM pleased to hear that post office services are shortly to be resumed in Shipton Bellinger.

Three cheers fro junior graduates

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

READERS of a recent edition of the Andover Advertiser will have seen photos of pupils from Andover schools dressed in mortar boards and gowns to celebrate their junior graduation.

Progress would have amazed the canal navvies

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I SOMETIMES wander on foot or on a bike between Andover and Stockbridge along the excellent 246 combined cycle route (Kintbury-Timsbury) which for much of the way replaces the old canal (then railway) route from Andover to Redbridge.

Lymphoedema support group

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE are at least 240,000 people in the UK who are affected by a condition which causes swelling of the limbs or body.

Dying town needs decent shops

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

EVERY day there are complaints about the run down state of the town, and lack of shops, forcing many to go to other towns for essentials.

Has councillor lost his mojo?

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

SINCE his latest false arrest, Cllr Tony Hooke, below, seems awfully quiet. Has the Establishment finally extinguished his enthusiasm for the town, or has he just lost his political mojo?

Teens commemorate war in a modern way

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

LAST week marked the Centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War.

No longer 'news', but slaughter goes on ...

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

I MUCH admire the vibrant nature of your letters pages and the way week by week under the privilege of a free press (how we take that for granted) various diverse matters often in the form of warnings (or rants) are aired.

Majority oppose fracking

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

ONCE again I see Mr Keenan speaks as a cheerleader for fracking.

More visits?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

IT was encouraging to see that our local ward councillor Janet Whiteley had taken the trouble to travel in from her home in Stockbridge to attend the ceremony to mark the start of construction of the skatepark at Smannell Road.

Are cyclists ever caught?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

LIVING on the other side of town my knowledge of the Weyhill Road is limited to driving along it a few times a week, however, I have followed the issue of a cycleway with interest.

Mysterious ball of light

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WAS being driven home from St Mary Bourne to Enham Alamein on Thursday night.

Hospital car park charges rip off OAPs

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

I NOTE a flurry of very good letters of late from various pensioners I think pointing how so much is now financially out of reach.

Picture of 1964

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

YOUR question as to when the ‘then and now’ picture was taken leads me to think it must have been about 1964 as on the right hand side there is no Vigo Road Infant/Junior school but it looks like a building site just opposite the unseen Colenzo Drive.

Mosley and his men were a clear threat

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

I WOULD like to thank readers who commented on my recent letter of 1 August on the subject of long serving politician Kenneth Clarke.

What did WWI soldiers die for?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE humbling stories and memories of the First World War made for an interesting but poignant read.

Historic churchyard

Andover Advertiser:

9:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

RE your paper 18 July 2014 – I was pleased to read the old Andover churchyard had not been used since the early 1800s.

Town can be proud of vigil

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

I WOULD be most grateful if through your letters page I can say thank you to all who contributed to and attended the Vigil and Lights Out on Monday evening.

Grandad died at Ypres, but his legacy lives on

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

IT’S a Long Way to Tipperary. A song neatly associated with the First World War which will be commemorated in the coming weeks with services and prayers.

Groups are accepted in Pride awards

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Pride of Andover Awards Committee were concerned to see in the Andover Advertiser, dated August 1, a letter stating an attempt to make a group nomination was not acceptable.

New rules to support all pupils with medical needs

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

I WOULD like to make your readers aware of new rules introduced by the Government to help improve support in school for children with medical conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy and asthma.

Please - no parking!

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

I DISAGREE wholeheartedly with Mrs Thacker’s letter in regards to disabled parking.

Councillors should be ashamed of our town

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

“Town’s a joke” (Letters, August 1). Hallelujah – someone who’s voiced the opinion of tons of Andover residents!

Flood of support for Age UK's Water Gardens open day

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Andover community has been pulling together to help Age UK Andover and District make a success of their Open Day at Longstock Water Gardens on 17 August starting at 2pm.

Pollution? I think not

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

PERHAPS Mr Challoner should give his subject a better ‘overview’, to understand why his anti-fracking meeting was sparsely attended.

Cycleway evidence thin on the ground

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

MY APOLOGIES for refusing to let this issue simply fade away but both Keith Cezair and I are determined to prove the transparency of the trail that led to the approval of the Weyhill Road Cycleway and the evidence/statistics used to confirm its necessity.

Charity collection brings in a little Extra

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

ONCE again, we at Andover PHAB, are extremely grateful to the staff and customers who kindly donated to our recent Store Collection at Tesco Extra, River Way.

Plea for cup and saucers

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

MAY I through your paper, put out an appeal for child suitable mugs, and demitasse cups and saucers please?

Percy's memories make an educational read

Andover Advertiser:

10:56am Friday 8th August 2014

I HAVE recently had the very good fortune to meet gentleman Percy Trodd who will be receiving a birthday card from the Queen next year as he will be a centenarian.

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.






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