Having read Prof Gardiner’s letter on “climate change science” I’ve decided not to waste any more time on the argument. We remain poles apart.
Many thanks to the unknown person who found and returned through my letter box my winning lottery scratch card on Friday 31st.
Councillor Professor Emeritus Peter Gardiner wrote as an academic on May 24 to advocate many more industrial wind turbines.1 comment
Every year we get a few gifts left very generously to Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) after a supporter or animal lover sadly passes away.
The defection of a local councillor from the Tories to UKIP (front page, June 7) does not surprise me at all given the many thousands who did so in the recent UK local elections.1 comment
Having read Edward Board’s letter explaining why he resigned from the Conservative Party, I am left wondering whether they will notice he has gone.
Looking around with increasing dismay at the appalling state of the roads in Lewes town centre, and the absence of any action or funding to rectify this, it would appear that the only way to obtain the necessary finance for road repairs on a large scale is for a substantial monetary loan to be obtained from an appropriate central funding agency.
I attended the meeting on Wednesday, June 5, in the Civic Centre regarding the closure of the Crown Post Office in Uckfield, to be replaced by a franchise in a retail outlet or similar. There were two representatives from Post Office Counters and two representatives from the Post Office Union.
Due to continued Environment Agency disinterest in seeking a new approach to the maintenance of our beach, Norman Baker MP has now been asked several times to take up this pressing issue directly within Government.
I have been away on holiday for the past two weeks, but have had the Sussex Express saved for me at my local shop.
The letters from Lib Dem councillor Professor Peter Gardiner have been a prominent part of your letters page for some time. It appears that he has now been joined by UKIP’s Professor David Younge. I suspect there are significant political differences between the two professors but what I do expect from people who carry the appellation ‘Professor’ is objectivity and accuracy.
Did you serve with 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron at any time between 1940 and 1967, or did your father or grandfather serve with them? If so, please get in touch.
Professor Younge is so right in what he states about German control of Europe.
A recent comment in your paper questioned the strength of argument I had put forward. I said all the organisations I listed can’t be wrong on climate change. These ranged from ornithologists to all 11 teams of Antarctic glaciologists.2 comments
Dear Residents of Polegate,
I realise that you have a lot of pages to fill,but do you except small informative letters ,as some of them in last week’s issue (May 31) do go on a bit to the point when I’ve had to go back to the beginning to remind myself what they are on about.
Soldiers on return from active service in Afghanistan take part in parades in front of local dignitaries. If a soldier has lost an arm or leg the chances are that he would have passed through Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre and then will be discharged as being unfit for further service.
I wrote recently about the speed limit change to 30mph on Juggs Road public footpath. The letter must have had some impact as the department responsible have changed the sign to the national speed limit of 60mph! What next? Crash barriers, speed cameras, after all some of those joggers do run very fast. Just 15mph should be the limit.
Facts, Mr Baker, facts. If Prof Younge is UKIP, (some people write in our name but not UKIP)
Subsequent to Vogt’s draft plan to install 75,000 solar panels on 60 acres within the South Downs National Park (SDNP) and as part of Ringmer, Vogt has now stated: ‘After careful consideration Vogt solar have decided not to progress plans for a solar farm at Upper Stoneham in their current form’.
It is interesting to see that the main objection from Conservative constituency chairs is not the question of European referendum but same-sex (Gay) marriage, even though it is legal in The Netherlands, Spain, France, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Canada and in many states in other countries, including the US, Brazil and Mexico.
The ‘Stop Shepham Wind Farm Action Group’ would like to publicly thank residents who made their objections known to officials and political representatives, the Polegate Residents Association councillors who lead the campaign and, in particular, the local politicians who voted against the revised GTR Wind Farm application at the recent planning meeting.
I am responding to the letter from Chris Lawson. Having met Mr Lawson on a number of occasions I am surprised that his letter should contain inaccuracies that he could have so easily checked.
For those keen gardeners wanting to make most of the bank holiday weekend to get pruning their hedges and mowing their lawns, we’d like to urge a note of caution.
I would rather be a UKIP “clown” than a Tory “loon” or a Labour “fool”, or even a Liberal “goon” is how one Hailsham voter commented to me in the past few days.1 comment
Thank you so much for giving us the space in your newspaper to express our extreme concerns over Vogt Solar’s draft plan for a 60 acre solar farm adjoining Ringmer and within the South Downs National Park (SDNP).
All of us involved in local politics try to make statistics work for us, but Lloyd Russell-Moyle has been somewhat overcreative in his assertion that Labour is now the second party in Lewes (letters, May 17).
What the Conservatives called “the clowns” has now backfired on them in a spectacular manner.
May I start by congratulating Claire Dowling at her recent local election victory and wish her well in representing our lovely town at the county council.
The results in the Lewes Town ward elections show an interesting story which you didn’t report on your website.
We hear of the recent terrible disaster that has occurred in the factory located in Bangladesh.
Mr Campbell (director of Ovesco, May 10) is clearly upset that Ringmer residents are objecting to the Vogt Solar Farm, half the area of Ringmer within the National Park (see Vogt’s site plan above).
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