I am trying to find Rosie Winter (her maiden name) for a promise I made to a friend, her late brother, who lived in Canada.
National Doughnut Week is approaching and I would like to make a special appeal to independent craft bakers, food retailers and coffee shops across the UK to get involved in this fun, annual charity event, which takes place from 11th-18th May, in aid of The Children’s Trust.
The new Pelican-style traffic lights in Padiham are massively expensive and hold up both pedestrians and traffic.
I totally agree with Edward Lee’s comments re “poop scooping”.1 comment
The planning application for the wakeboard venture on Rowley Lake has been submitted and it is apparent how ill-conceived it is.
After being on holiday for nearly two months, I started to catch up on back issues of the Colne Times and was surprised to see the photo of Mark Kitto and his band.
Having read Justin Kerswell’s column on March 8th on animal welfare and the British farmer, I have never heard such a load of bull and untruths in all my life. Has he ever been on a farm in his life?
I was pleased to read of Sandra Fernandezes’ satisfaction about living here in the Colne Times. I moved to Colne 10 years ago and agree with her as to the friendly helpfulness of the town’s folk and those living in the surrounding villages.
I had the misfortune to break my elbow last week and ended up in the fracture clinic at Burnley General Hospital. To my horror there were ants crawling around the ladies’ toilets.
As someone who loves the countryside around Pendle may I make this plea to farmers and, in particular, those who rent pasture for grazing.
The badger cull is due to start sometime after June 1st in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Earlier this month Baroness Thatcher passed away after suffering a stroke. She was just one of the 150,000 people who have a stroke each year in the UK – that’s a shocking one person every five minutes. In fact stroke is the third biggest killer in the UK.
Last year, 173 people were killed and 111,000 were injured in workplaces across the UK. We think just one death is one too many, so these figures are a real concern.
Animal Aid would like to thank the people of Burnley for their generosity in raising £226 at a street collection on April 6th.
Mr Hind (Letters, April 18th) very eloquently states his case for Mrs Thatcher and the continuation of Thatcherism, as practised by that other well known admirer, disciple and some might say war-monger, Tony Blair and the somewhat inferior version of him, now leading the Conservative party, David Cameron.
Thanks for your excellent tribute to Ted Carter, teacher at CRGS.
The lead article on the council tax freeze in the spring edition of Ribble Valley News reads more like a Conservative Party election leaflet than impartial, factual news from the council.
It is saddening to see Whalley Community Hydro plan to launch their shares with such a high entry price of £250. This sum, which must be regarded as risk capital, may be more than many people in the area can spare, resulting in only the “better off” participating.
So Mr Pendle hates football.
I feel I must respond to your article “MP and Council Leader clash over fund aid” on Friday, April 12th. I did not realise I had clashed with Gordon Birtwistle MP on this issue. What is really going on here is that he is trying to manufacture a story for his political purposes.
Many charities now raise funds by collecting things to sell in their shops. I am in favour of people’s unwanted goods being sold for charity rather than being thrown away but, the collection process seems to have become a free-for-all.
Ahead of unemployment figures, new research from UNION, the public sector union, reveals 446 jobs have been lost from councils and from the police across the UK everyday since the coalition came to power.
Perhaps someone from the Lancashire County Council could reply to my letter in your paper.1 comment
This is a reply to the article released in March with reference to dementia care at Airedale Hospital, in particular ward 1 (I think!).
It was with some sadness I read your recent front-page headline and article regarding the “damning” Ofsted report for Lowerhouse Junior School.
It was interesting to read your comments in “Viewpoint” regarding the roadworks at the Gannow Top junction and, in particular, your observation that while driving into work when the schools were on holiday was a real pleasure. (Express, Friday, April 12th) .
I couldn’t believe what I was reading in the Burnley Express regarding “MP and council leader clash over fund aid.” As a councillor voted in by the people of Burnley, and then voted in by her peers to be the Leader of Burnley Council, I cannot get my head around the fact Julie Cooper is not fighting tooth and nail for any funding that could come Burnley’s way.1 comment
I read with great interest the article written by Mr Brian Hobbs in the Express, Friday, March 29th. Mr Hobbs is President of Burnley and District Chamber of Trade, a body which I worked with when I held the appropriate portfolio at Burnley Council.
I think I speak for many Clarets fans who are happy about the rave reviews “one of our own” Jay Rodriguez is getting at the moment.
Some weeks ago the front page headline was about the vast amount of nurses leaving our local hospital trust within the last two years.
In the April 11th edition of the Advertiser, you say under the heading “Read Hall About It!” there are “hundreds of homes for sale with local estate agents”.
The Ribble Valley Conservatives would like to pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher, a very great prime minister, a giant in political terms in her era, the Iron Lady, a politician with a strong vision of how she wanted to see Britain.3 comments
It has become fashionable to knock so-called benefit scroungers during the ongoing recession caused by our government(s) giving all our money to the bankers.
Love her or hate her - and people did one or the other - Baroness Thatcher deserves her death to be marked with respect.1 comment
It is common and understandable that, at all elections, a large number of voters choose to consider national politics and their opinion of the Government of the day as their main consideration.
I share the concerns of Pendle Council’s Colne and District Committee regarding the old school house property in Exchange Street, Colne.
Like many others, I was dismayed at Lancashire County Council’s decision to close the household waste recycling centre at Colne, which was well used and staffed with friendly and helpful attendants.
Ribble Valley residents are reminded the deadline for making a new application to vote by proxy in time for the forthcoming Lancashire County Council elections is Wednesday, April 24th.
Coun. Joe Cooney’s comments about anomalies in postal voting (“Council leader’s electoral fraud claim”, Leader Times, April 5th) would not endear him to some of his fellow councillors.1 comment
We have just seen what were certainly the worst snow-blocked roads I’ve seen in my lifetime.
In referring to “More attractions for big music date” last week, I find it a little concerning to read of the reported ‘brainwave proposals’ from MP Andrew Stephenson and Coun. Paul White.
I’m very grateful to Coun. Joe Cooney for his offer of help in getting my facts straight and wonder if he could confirm some Tory policy figures I have been struggling with:
Coun. Joe Cooney never ceases to amaze.
A couple of weeks ago, I asked Mark Porter if we were daft enough to elect him to clarify how he would cut the county council’s part of the council tax that, at the moment, is well over £1,100 of my over £1,500 bill.