Letters

13 Dec 2014 09:30

A great night for Jedburgh

ON behalf of our Organising Committee, consisting of representatives from the Rotary Club, Traders Association and the Community Council, can we please take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making our inaugural Jedburgh Winter Festival such a fantastic success.

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12 Dec 2014 09:30

Smith Commission’s report is fatally flawed

SIR, Unusually, I must agree with Mr Mundell - the Conservative Party’s philosophy has indeed formed the basis of the Smith Commission’s report. It is also clear that the Commission members did make an effort to compromise and work together – and produced a draft report.

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11 Dec 2014 09:30

Sick and tired of pavement cyclists

SIR, It was with great interest that I read that Brian McCrow, an Innerleithen Community Councillor, had said that he was not against people cycling on the pavement.

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10 Dec 2014 09:30

Dangerous, and illegal practice

SIR, Further to letters in recent editions of your paper about cycling on pavements, can I point out that Innerleithen is not alone.

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6 Dec 2014 14:30

Selkirk needs resilience

SIR, I note from a report in this newspaper two weeks ago that newly re-elected Chairman of Selkirk Community Council, Grahame Easton, said 'We are talking about Selkirk being a resilient community, but first we need a resilient council’.

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5 Dec 2014 14:30

Record of Delivery

SIR, Following last week’s leaflet through my letter box promoting the reinstatement of garden waste collection which Clovenfords never had in the first place I have now received a leaflet from a different political party extolling the many virtues of our local member of parliament.

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4 Dec 2014 14:00

Borders' people's day of action for NHS

SIR, As local Peebles residents and supporters of the People’s NHS campaign, we would like to say how proud we are of our town for taking part in the People’s NHS Day of Action on November 12.

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3 Dec 2014 14:00

Small Business Saturday

SIR, This time last year a new initiative called Small Business Saturday was launched in the run-up to Christmas and urged everyone to get out and support their local High Streets, it is estimated the campaign delivered £460 million of spending with the UK’s small businesses.

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2 Dec 2014 12:30

Top class from Crawford family

SIR, Through the courtesy of your column I would like to express my feelings regarding your coverage of Michael Crawford of JS Crawford and his support of Earlston High School to include the sponsorship of hockey and rugby kit for the youngsters.

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1 Dec 2014 12:30

Small business Saturday

SIR, This time last year a new initiative called Small Business Saturday was launched in the run-up to Christmas and urged everyone to get out and support their local High Streets, it is estimated the campaign delivered £460 million of spending with the UK’s small businesses.

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29 Nov 2014 12:30

Tweedbank commuters

Early morning baths and showers Send ladies steamed and flushed, Scented, talced like summer flowers, Doon Gala’s streets they’ve rushed.

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28 Nov 2014 12:30

Unpaid carers filling the gaps

Sir, Over the last few months much has been written about the role of carers – those who provide care in a paid capacity - care support workers and those who care unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support carers.

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27 Nov 2014 12:30

Colourful character

SIR, I wonder how many Peebleans still remember Steve Howitt, who before the war every year at the Beltane dressed up as a clown and led both the Beltane Parade and Cycle Parade

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26 Nov 2014 12:30

Windfarm research

SIR, Keele University’s somewhat triumphalist claim that the removal of MOD’s seismic restrictions on windfarms will allow a further 1.6 GW of wind-power generation in the Borders concerns me.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Scottish Government is effectively sacrificing the Borders with windfarm policy

SIR, Keele University’s somewhat triumphalist claim that the removal of MOD’s seismic restrictions on windfarms will allow a further 1.6 GW of wind-power generation in the Borders concerns me.

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20 Nov 2014 09:30

Thanking you

SIR, Thank you for the publicity you gave to the “Angel’s Wings” ceremony held in Galashiels on Friday, November 14.

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18 Nov 2014 15:30

White elephants ahead

SIR, Your reporter, Mark Davey, interviewed 12 Borders residents to ascertain their future use of the much hyped Waverley train (Border Telegraph, November 5). Curiously and significantly not one of them intends to use it on a regular basis.

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17 Nov 2014 15:30

Recycling system is a farce

SIR, Andrew Farquhar’s attempt to get the council to rethink their policy on garden waste collection is admirable but I suspect will come to nothing – much like my attempts to deposit my garden waste at Eshiels Recycling Centre.

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16 Nov 2014 15:30

Council gravy train

SIR, Nobody will be surprised to learn that the garden refuse collections are not being reinstated by Scottish Borders Council.

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15 Nov 2014 15:30

Forums are a council vanity project and should be scrapped

SIR, At last Thursday’s full Council meeting at Newtown I counted at least 15 Scottish Borders Council staff members present, quite what half of them were there for escapes me with one staff member standing at a podium for less than two minutes tops, over two hours into the meeting, then disappearing fast!

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