Letters 
 
7:41am Thu Apr 28, 2016
Despite the continuing age of austerity in which local authority budgets are under increasing pressure, Newark’s long wait for a new leisure centre fit for the 21st century is finally over.
 
eg: Restaurant, School
Taxing matters
— RAY PEARSON, Burgage Close, Southwell.
I BECAME fed up of politicians scoring points off each other by publishing their tax returns in the interests of transparency.

Everyone knows that if you want to present a transparent tax return, hire a good accountant and it’s job done.

Never mind their tax matters, there are other issues that all parties should be addressing, such as: the UK steel industry, immigration; the NHS; junior doctors’ strikes; housing shortage; and homelessness.
Ulterior motive?
— STEPHEN HOARE, Fisher Lane, Bingham.
The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, insists that he has to impose a new contract on the junior doctors to allow for a seven-day NHS.

But a seven-day NHS would be enormously expensive.

Junior doctors already work weekends, but support services such as analytical laboratories, scanners, etc, mostly do not.
End the politics in l
­— PETER JONES, Farndon (Full address supplied).
Let me make my position clear from the start — I retired from Nottinghamshire Police in the rank of Temporary Chief Inspector some years ago and I think the millions of pounds that will be spent on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is a complete waste of money, especially at this time of austerity that the Government continually reminds us we are in together.

Last time the elections recorded a national turnout of 18%.

That means more than 80% of the voting public were not interested.
Taxing matters
— RAY PEARSON, Burgage Close, Southwell.
I became fed up of politicians scoring points off each other by publishing their tax returns in the interests of transparency.

Everyone knows that if you want to present a transparent tax return, hire a good accountant and it’s job done.

Never mind their tax matters, there are other issues that all parties should be addressing, such as: the UK steel industry, immigration; the NHS; junior doctors’ strikes; housing shortage; and homelessness.
Tip checks
— MICHAEL MARVIN, Buttercup Close, Balderton.
Your correspondent, Mr Robert Cordell, wrote regarding having to register with Nottinghamshire County Council to go to Newark’s Brunel Drive household waste facility (Asking Too Much, News Views, April 14). I totally agree with him.

I am aware of an incident that occurred in another council area where a friend of mine took an old electric hedge-cutter and some paint remover to his local facility.

He had to give his name, address and telephone number at the site.
End politics in policing
­— PETER JONES, Farndon (Full address supplied).
Let me make my position clear from the start — I retired from Nottinghamshire Police in the rank of Temporary Chief Inspector some years ago and I think the millions of pounds that will be spent on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is a complete waste of money, especially at this time of austerity that the Government continually reminds us we are in together.

Last time the elections recorded a national turnout of 18%.

That means more than 80% of the voting public were not interested.
What next?
— (Mrs) M. MARRIOTT and C. E. MARRIOTT, Kelham Road, Newark.
As residents of Kelham Road, Newark, we feel we should be told what the future is for the old highways depot yard now that the Sainsbury’s planning application has been turned down.

Our suggestion would be to use it for a combined fire and ambulance station as there is easy access to the A46 Newark relief road.

For years we have been trying to get the sewerage system upgraded, so it would not be a good idea to build houses on it as we would all be back to square one.
Missing stalls
— (Mrs) HAZEL WARREN, Macaulay Drive, Balderton.
The Pride of Newark pull-out (Advertiser, April 21) included a picture of the Market Place covered in stalls from one end to the other.

It said: “For the best buying experience visit your general markets every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.”

I went to the market on Friday morning and it was virtually empty of stalls and people, even though it was a nice day weather-wise.
 
Common-sense
­— (Professor) MARGARET McCASKILL, Southwell (Full address supplied).
Staying in the EU is a matter of straightforward economic common-sense.

Our higher education system, currently a world leader and a major contributor to that economy, woulfd be directly affected if we leave the EU.

Students at university, and whole areas of research and development that affect our lives directly, would be seriously harmed.
Thanks to...
— PHIL and JANE ROGERS, Farndon (Full address supplied).
... Newark Hospital for the care given to our mother during her stay.

At 96 years of age she was admitted with a chest infection from which she did not recover.

The care offered by the staff of Sconce Ward was second to none.
Talented family
. — JOHN STEPHENSON, Marton Road, Newark.
It was once again a pleasure to have been in the audience for the April lunchtime concert in the beautiful Southwell Minster.

Family Showstoppers featured Konya Kanneh-Mason, 15, on piano; her brother Sheku, 16, on cello; and sister Jeneba, 13, on piano.

This family trio, rich with talent, gave a world class performance of classical music.
Crossing point
­— NIGEL J. STARBUCK, Car-narvon Close, Bingham.
Disabled access to the Grantham-side platform at Bingham rail station is currently under discussion.

For the last ten years officials have been pursuing various government representatives to secure disabled access.

Yet, the solution is a simple one.
Call for roadside clean-up
­— YVONNE SMITH, Winthorpe (Full address supplied).
It is about time that local councils took in hand the disgraceful litter surrounding Newark, especially the length of the A46 that leads up to the Brownhills island.

I live in Winthorpe village and work in Oller-ton so I use this stretch of the A46 on a very regular basis.

If something is not done about it soon we will be buried up to our necks in litter.
Back out now
— D. LAMBERT, Balderton (Full address supplied).
I have previously written that my dad fought throughout the second world war to stop what is happening to this country (No Reform, News Views, March 31). It seems it was to no avail.

We have been invaded by millions and dominated by the EU. It seems he helped defeat one dictatorship, only for us to be taken over by another.

Perhaps ‘in’ supporters prefer we drift off into the European sunset to become just an offshore council.
European history
— LEWIS SAVILLE, Newark (Full address supplied).
I am disappointed that the Government leaflet on the EU referendum did not give a historic background to the EU and Council of Europe so that correspondents such as Nigel. J. Starbuck (No Need To Stay, News Views, April 14) would not be misled into thinking that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had anything to do with the EU.

The ECHR is part of the Coun-cil of Europe, an organisation of 47 European states that was proposed by Winston Churchill and founded in 1949 with the UK as founder signatory.

We could leave the Council of Europe now, and the Con-vention of Human Rights too, but no British government would contemplate such a move without serious consideration.
 

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