— (Mrs) P. BEATTY, Millgate, Newark.
My family had to call an ambulance for me and it was here within five minutes.
From start to finish we could not find a fault with the care I received, from the ambulance crew to staff at King’s Mill Hospital.
It was the same for the after-care from the support team and my doctor, which I received on returning home.
Thanks for help
— CHRISTINE HOWSON, Saucemere Drive, Newark.
the family of Fred Howson who collapsed and sadly suffered a fatal heart attack on Friday, would sincerely like to thank the staff at Morrisons, Newark, for all their efforts in trying to save him.
They gave him dignity and privacy in his final moments and for this we will be eternally grateful.
We would also like to thank the ambulance crew who tried their best for Fred.
— (Mrs) DOREEN LANGFORD, Marlborough Close, Newark.
Much has been said recently concerning ambulances not meeting target times.
This is not the fault of the crews but the work given to them over such a wide area; the long travel distances; and hand-over times on arrival at their destinations.
The campaigners for Newark Hospital have been saying for a number of years that less serious cases could and should be treated at Newark.
— RAY PEARSON, Burgage Close, Southwell.
The EU referendum is a serious subject that we must consider carefully and not be bulldozed into voting by scare tactics.
If David Cameron gets his wish and we stay in the EU, will he have clear-out of the likes of Michael Gove and Boris Johnson? Will they resign?
If the out campaign is successful, will Mr Cameron resign and Boris Johnson become PM, backed by UKIP and Nigel Farage?
Keep the peace
— STEPHEN WARE, Alma Road, Retford.
So many Brexit supporters are trying to equate the upcoming EU referendum to the wars we have fought in the past, with Britain going it alone against a European enemy.
It’s important we listen to the one committee that hasn’t yet been featured in the debate — the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded by a unanimous decision to the EU for more than six decades [of having] contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe
Collective response required
— (Dr) STUART THOMPSTONE, Palmer Court, Southwell.
The intemperate language of Brexit correspondents, Messrs S. Trent and R. Moore (Stunned At European Stance and Banging The Drum, News Views, May 12) suggests they may have lost the plot.
To brand opponents as “pygmy politicians” and to disinter Drake, Nelson, Wellington, and Churchill to buttress a “we-want-our-country-back” campaign smacks of desperation.
Some unreliable allies have been dug up. Churchill’s pronouncements on European integration were admittedly inconsistent, but his 1948 address to the Congress of Europe, arguing that Britain’s long-term interests lay in the “larger sovereignty” that European unity would bring, probably best sums up his true feelings.
— MARTIN SMITH, Southwell (Full address supplied).
Newark MP Robert Jenrick spoke for many of us when he says our built environment matters, and we do need to demand more (Make Progress, But Protect Heritage, Advertiser, May 5).
We should, indeed, praise the council’s rejection of the ugly and unnecessary proposed supermarket near Newark’s cattle market island.
Good design need not cost more. It should integrate economy, functionality and aesthetics. But good design needs a good customer. It’s too easy to blame the architect.
— (Mrs) B. A. SMALL, Farndon (Full address supplied).
I had a fall on April 15 and fractured my femur.
I would like to thank all the kind, and unknown to me, people who came to my aid.
They include the kind lady who asked if I needed an ambulance and phoned 999, the two nurses who came from a clinic, two young men from Asda who brought a pillow and a duvet to keep me warm, the ambulance service and all who were comforting me.
— PAUL BAGGALEY, secretary, Say Yes to Newark Hospital.
In the Advertiser we have learned that EMAS has been rated as inadequate for safety (Ambulance Service Fails Test, May 12).
The previous week it was reported that three GPs walked out of the Balderton Primary Care Centre (Patients Told It’s Business As Usual At centre, Advertiser, May 5).
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust is the only trust in the country that has failed to come out of special measures and our beloved hospital in Newark is underutilised at a time when health services across the country are stretched.
— ERIC HOLDEN, Newark (Full address supplied).
I am writing to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful service given to my wife over the past month after she became suddenly and seriously ill at home.
Everyone who came to her aid was so calming and professional — including the 999 call operator, the first responder, paramedic and ambulance crew.
The first responder was with us impressively quickly, swiftly followed by the others and my wife was soon examined, assessed and transferred to King’s Mill Hospital.
— KEN DAUBNEY, chairman, Newark Dementia Carers’ Group.
The Newark Dementia Carers’ group would like to thank Balderton Parish Council for its kind donation of £500; Mr G. Lambert and Staythorpe Sports and Social Club for its donation of £114; and Mr E. Combes for his kind donation.
On Friday, June 3, we are holding a dance to celebrate the second anniversary of the formation of the group.
There will be dancing from 7.30pm-11pm to the Monson-aires Big Band, with vocalist Susan Dawn, at Balderton Village Centre. Admission is £10, including buffet.
— BRIAN CLARK, Hayside Avenue, Balderton.
For the last two or three weeks petrol and diesel prices seem to have been rising at a rather quick rate.
What is causing this because, in general, there do not seem to be any alarm bells ringing?
Fuel price difference debate
— ROBERT CAMPBELL, Penswick Grove, Coddington.
After shopping in Asda’s Newark store I went for petrol at its London Road outlet to find that unleaded fuel was at 106.7p per litre, some 2p more per litre than at both the Lincoln and Grantham stores.
I have always used Asda since it opened and for many months Asda at Newark mirrored Lincoln and Grantham prices, so I was somewhat surprised.
When I asked the assistant why the prices were different I was at first told that I was wrong and that prices were the same.