— RON A. DAWES, Mercia Road, Newark.
Newark needs a decent roads planner because the one we have now is a joke.
Councillor Stuart Wallace says Beaumond Cross gets congested (Town Needs One-way System, Advertiser, February 27). The reason is the stupid lights system at the Asda store.
Carry on to Castlegate and you can again be in a traffic jam. Why? Because a planner changed the pedestrian crossing there.
— STEVE COOKE, Baldertongate, Newark.
Local government continues to be an expensive and inefficient burden on the community.
While services reman mediocre the cost of employing multiple layers of bureaucrats continues to rise.
We are compelled to pay high salaries for senior management who achieve little.
Stem pupil flow
— VIC HALL, Queen Street, Newark.
So the Government said no to the free school for Newark (Advertiser, February 6).
The Department for Educa- tion stated: “Unfortunately Newark has been unable to reach the high bar we have set and we have withdrawn our approval for the project to proceed any further.”
This leaves me wondering how much of our money was spent on wages, advertising etc.
— R. GOODALL, Valley Prospect, Newark.
As a former LAND nuclear dump protester, the proposed wind farm on the old Fulbeck airfield site seems to me to be an ideal proposal.
It is three miles south of Fulbeck.
This and other such airfield sites, suitably remote, with turbines grouped in multiple units, is surely preferable to single turbines dotted all over the place.
— RAY PEARSON, Burgage Close, Southwell.
Can anyone explain why Prime Minister David Cameron took his entire cabinet to Aberdeen?
Were they planning to take Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond hostage and bring him back to London until the refernedum on Scottish independence was over?
Cabinet members travelled by train or car and would have claimed expenses, and would have stayed in a hotel.
— NORMA BLAMEY, Westhorpe, Southwell.
I would like to say how very good my care was at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield.
I recently had a hip replacement operation there following a fall. and I cannot speak too highly of the treatment I received.
Within moments of arriving I was given a morphine injection for the pain and an X-ray.
— G. E. RUTTER, Boundary Road, Newark.
This year various events will be held to commemorate the start of the first world war.
The names of the heroes from Newark and district who gave their lives in the war have been noted and will read out publicly and their pictures, where available, will be on show.
it is right we should remember them.
Time to act on dangers posed by A1 slip-road
— CHARLOTTE LEWINGTON, Newark (Full address supplied).
Every day I drive from my home near Coddington, northbound on the A1 to North Muskham where I drop my son off for school.
I often see a near miss on the slip-road to the A46 Lincoln/Newark roundabout near McDonald’s.
The slip-road is far too short for the amount of rush-hour traffic that uses it each morning and evening, plus it runs up to a busy roundabout that is the crossroads for the A46 and A17, both busy, major roads.
— JOHN HOLLAND, Main Street, Bathley.
I FEEL I must respond to Alison Luke (Image Transfer, News Views, February 13).
I am not surprised there is a system of transferring X-ray and scan images in the NHS. I would have been disappointed if there was not given the vast sums invested in NHS IT.
However, my own experience, as I suggested in my original letter, is that the reliability of this system is open to question.
— JANE HEDGE, Lancaster Road, Coddington.
We wish we had known about the Coddington Camp reunion (Ex-estate Residents Reunite To Reminisce, Advertiser, Feb–ruary 20).
We agree about the great community spirit of the folk who lived there.
My husband, David, lived on Sycamore Drive while working at RAF Cranwell as an instructor before moving to 4 Harvey Avenue.
— BRIAN CLARK, Hayside Avenue, Balderton.
Wherever one travels in the UK the condition of roads is diabolical.
There are holes and cracks everywhere but all councils can do is moan that they haven’t any money.
The problem goes deeper than lack of money though.
Pool falls short
— DAVID ROACH, Windsor Avenue, Newark.
I was interested to read about the new leisure centre planned for Bowbridge Road, Newark.
However, I think the new pool being talked about should be 50-metres long, not the 25-metres that is currently planned. That would be far too small.
If you just want kids using it that’s fine, but it should be for real swmming as well so the powers-that-be should pull their fingers out and make it 50-metres.
Where's our say?
— PAUL TRICKETT, Newark Swimming Club committee member.
While it appears to be great news for all current and future users of the Grove Leisure Centre, the replacement centre due to open in 2016 (Leisure Centre To Cost £13m, Advertiser, February 13) may not be all it appears to be.
The Grove Leisure Centre replacement has been overdue for many years and yet, from the information released, it will still not match facilities provided by other centres such as Grantham, Retford, Worksop, Mansfield, Nottingham and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Despite attempts by clubs such as Newark Swimming Club to engage Newark and Sherwood District Council in talks regarding the replacement, including two letters direct and a letter to the Advertiser, not a single reply was received.