LETTER OF THE WEEK
One letter per week will be published on the Westmorland Gazette website. To read the rest of the readers' postbag, you'll need to buy the newspaper.
SEND US YOUR LETTERS
* By post: Letters & Opinions, The Westmorland Gazette, 1 Wainwright’s Yard, Kendal, LA9 4DP.
* By email: click here.
Please keep your letters concise (max 400 words). Include your full address as a sign of good faith. Also include a daytime phone number. The editor reserves the right to amend or shorten letters or to refuse to publish them.
5:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014
1:55pm Thursday 16th October 2014
Preston Richard Parish Council fought long and hard for flashing lights and a 20mph speed limit outside St Patrick's Church of England school. They were finally installed two months ago by local authority employees but their location leaves a great deal to be desired.
10:46am Friday 10th October 2014
Reading the proposals of Cumbria County Council to spend £6.8million on roads in Kendal and Ulverston (Gazette, September 25, '£6.8m plan to free up roads') appears at odds with some recent decisions to withdraw subsidies on a number of bus routes then announcing a 50 per cent increase in bus times.
4:15pm Friday 3rd October 2014
I was interested to read the report article (Farm and Country, August 28, 'Reserve celebrates its osprey success') about the Roudsea ospreys, in which it stated Cumbria is now home to three pairs of nesting ospreys. I assume you are referring to Bassenthwaite, Foulshaw Moss and Roudsea Moss.
2:34pm Friday 3rd October 2014
8:10am Thursday 25th September 2014
6:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2014
8:07am Wednesday 24th September 2014
6:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
6:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014
11:59am Sunday 21st September 2014
8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014
10:00am Sunday 7th September 2014
3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014
11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014
12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014
3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014
1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014
11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014
3:00pm Friday 1st August 2014
The Lancaster Canal Trust operates the trip boat 'Waterwitch' every Sunday and bank holidays, May to October, from Crooklands landing stage. Volunteers skipper the boat, welcome prospective passengers at the old stables and promote the canal.
2:50pm Friday 1st August 2014
4:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014
Kendal Branch of the Royal British Legion would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us at the Market Place Cenotaph at 10pm on August 4, 2014, where we will be joining in with the Legion’s ‘Lights out’ initiative in commemor-ation of England’s entry into the First World War.
4:45pm Thursday 31st July 2014
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes argues the country’s criminal justice policy needs addressing to prevent crime in the first place rather than simply locking up criminals in prison
2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014
5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014
IS THE Church distinct enough? There's a lot of talk about trying to be relevant, trying to fit in and accommodate the communities that we find ourselves in. But in trying to fit in, are we losing our USP?
3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014
12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014
3:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014
7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014
3:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014
5:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014
3:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014
1:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014
1:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014
The report about the sale of Blencathra (Gazette, May 8, ‘Mountain for sale!’) included a piece titled ‘Hill top chair… or saddle’, which mentioned Blencathra is an ancient Cumbric name meaning ‘Bare hill top chair’.
4:06pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
2:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
2:50pm Monday 19th May 2014
2:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014
2:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014
I was delighted to read Joan Gordon survived her near-death experience after crashing her bicycle while descending The Struggle near Ambleside at about 40mph (Gazette, April 24, ‘Cycle helmet saved my life’).
10:00am Friday 16th May 2014
9:03am Friday 16th May 2014
11:00am Friday 9th May 2014
7:00am Sunday 4th May 2014
2:00pm Friday 25th April 2014
2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014
12:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014
5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014
2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Following your report about the Kendal First World War centenary play (Gazette, March 20), readers may be interested in documents I have received from Peter Shand, who lives in Canada, and is Sergeant Walter Dixon's great nephew.
3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014
I was surprised to see in the photograph of the Craven primary pupils rolling Victorian-style hoops (Gazette, March 27, ‘Hoop-hoop hurrah for Victorian days’), that they are not using the hooked stick that Scottish children used to control the hoops’ progress.
Your local newsYourGazette
News for your area of South Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Dales