It's going to be a bumpy ride for voters

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE declaration of “war” on page six of last week’s Advertiser has prompted me to respond to Richard Kidd’s letter of the week before.

Andover is becoming a ghost town

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

I REALLY think Councillor Bird should open her eyes referring to her letter about not knocking Andover town centre.

Which planet is councillor on?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

I REFER to the letter, posted by Councillor Bird on October 24, 2014, and agree that Andover is a good little town.

We'll all have to pay

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE problem with offering free parking is that it will only benefit people with money.

Did storm put the traffic lights out of sync?

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A LETTER appeared in last week’s edition of the Andover Advertiser regarding the appalling traffic congestion caused by the many sets of lights present on the roundabout at the top of the Weyhill Road.

A powerful argument

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

MANY thanks to Mr Keenan for his valuable contribution and tangential input.

Such caring people

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

LAST Friday, just outside Wilkinson, I had a violent nosebleed.

Thanks to pharmarcist

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

COULD I use your columns, please, to heap praise on a pharmacist here in Andover, simply because she put her concerns over my health ahead of the need for sales?

In praise of new facility

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

I FEEL I must write and protest at the negative letters regarding our new bus station.

Easy as ABC? Not at the bus station

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

AFTER a brief visit my brother was to return home on a National Express coach.

Long hot summer and a fruitful autumn

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

I AM always interested in my old school friend John Porter’s colourful observation and information on old Andover. I cannot comment as eloquently as ‘like what he does’ but I too take a huge interest in my surroundings and the passing seasons.

Fears over fracking unfounded

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

IS this the same Colin Andrews (Letters 17 October) who (ten?) years back was one of the ‘leading lights’ in the ‘crop circles hoaxers’ appreciation society and who strove tirelessly to promote the myth itself and the ‘cod science’ which was claimed proved the ‘paranormal’ provenance of the ‘hoaxers’ work?

New cycle route a disaster waiting to happen

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

I READ with both amusement and annoyance, not in equal measure I hasten to add, at the article you published in last week’s Andover Advertiser entitled: “Cycle route views sought”.

Action needed to avoid cyclist and walker clash

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

HARDLY a day goes by when I don’t get stopped by someone in the town or at my workplace for them to tell me of their disgust at nearly being hit by a bicycle on a pavement.

Target of unfounded criticsm

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

IT seems that, re the front page (Andover Advertiser, 17 October), that local/ national press and local/ national politicians – those who consider themselves in disagreement with UKIP – do not appear capable of mounting a substantive, coherent POLITICAL argument against the party relying, as usual, on passing off innuendo and ‘mud-slinging’ as political ‘activity’.

Banding together

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLEASE can we use the letters page of your newspaper to thank the very generous people of Andover for their donations at the Farmers’ Market on September 21.

Thanks, Matt, for helping me out of a hole

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THROUGH your page can I please convey my heartfelt thanks to a man called ‘Matt’?

There's no reason to knock our town

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

I AM getting very fed up with people putting down our wonderful Andover.

Traffic management changes a disaster

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

WHOEVER is responsible for the changes to the traffic management systems at the Weyhill Road/Andover Business Park roundabout should be handed his or her cards immediately.

It's blooming lovely

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

I THINK the gardening department of Andover council offices is to be congratulated.

Grateful family

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

MRS Louise Bulloch and her family would very much like to thank their neighbours, friends and family for their help, kindness and support after the fire at their house on Sunday, October 12.

Wishing Jill all the best

Andover Advertiser:

8:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

HAVING seen the article and photos in last week’s Advertiser I would like to wish the Reverend Jill Bentall a very happy retirement.

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.






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