Letters to the editor

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

It’s still a pay rise Sir – When is a rise not a rise?

Letters to the editor

9:52pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Public meeting looks at dangerous junction Sir – Each year North Yorkshire County Council publishes statistics identifying road accident “blackspots” across the county.

Letters to the editor

4:46pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Mayor’s resignation was ‘irresponsible’ Sir – I read with interest both the report and Mr Kerwin-Davey’s letter of March 20. As the Town Mayor of Skipton Town, Council Mr Kerwin-Davey had no executive power in law and could not therefore make a ruling “that it would be inappropriate for staff to remain in the meeting and perhaps influence the decision making process and the decision”.

Letters to the editor

4:37pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Disgusted by treatment of disabled drivers Sir – Blue Badge Holders are again having to bear the brunt of Craven District Council’s mean-spirited and discriminatory practices.

Letters to the editor

3:37pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Funding cuts behind bus firm closure Sir – It is with regret that as from close of business on May 16, 2014, Pennine Motors will no longer trade as a bus company.

Letters to the Editor

12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Why I resigned, by the Mayor of Skipton Sir - May I, with your indulgence, address your readers in Skipton on a matter which may be of some interest to them.

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: Food ready to be distributed at Skipton Food Bank.

11:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Sir – Julian Smith said of the Skipton Food Bank that he will “continue to support them in any way I can” (February 13).

Readers' Letters

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11:00am Friday 7th March 2014

 

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: Cyclists preparing for a race. See Jim O’Rourke’s letter defending safe cycling technique

11:00am Friday 28th February 2014

Sir – While some of Alan Sturgess’ recent Craven Herald cyclist criticisms are valid, such as ignoring red lights and riding on pavements, others such as “riding two or three abreast”, forcing cars to swerve around them, betray ignorance both of the Highway Code and the self preservation realities forced on cyclists by unthinking and often aggressive motorists.

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: the planned new Wyvern Park development which would include a Sainsbury’s supermarket

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Sir – In his letter of February 6 James Paton accused the local council of “picking on vulnerable residents” when parking is involved.

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: Belted Galloway: The breed has gone from being on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s “watch-list” to one of the most popular cows in the Dales. See the trust's letter

11:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Sir – I hope I’m proved wrong, but as July approaches, I fear there might soon be an increasing number of news reports in Yorkshire which feature accidents involving cyclists.

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: Cononley and Farnhill councillors Lois Brown and Gemma Harling are lobbying for improvements at Cononley Lane Ends. See John Lewis’ letter

11:00am Friday 7th February 2014

Sir - I’ve got issues! A number of these issues are concerning the townsfolk of Skipton and its hinterland.

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith meets with residents in Carleton who are angry at bus subsidy cuts by North Yorkshire County Council

12:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

Sir – North Yorkshire County Council have a set limit of three miles below which they regard it as acceptable for children to walk to school.

Readers' Letters

Craven Herald: Brian Verity is unimpressed by the Wyvern Park plans for Skipton

12:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

Sir – G W Wood (Craven Herald, January 2) and members of Skipton Town Council (January 9) are absolutely right to raise concerns about the Wyvern Park planning application.

Questions for MP

Craven Herald: Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – In his end-of-year message (Craven Herald, January 2) Julian Smith MP fails to touch on many of the current issues of real concern to his constituents apart from local planning.

Godfrey’s mouthpiece?

Craven Herald: Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – Is there any reason the letters page has become the mouthpiece for Godfrey Bloom's dreadful rhetorical rants?

Praise for Ward 7

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – I, like Dee Ralph (Letters, January 9), was taken to A&E at Airedale by ambulance and the treatment I received from the paramedics was excellent. I then spent three weeks on Ward 7 where in my opinion the treatment there was first class, the food was very good, the staff were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for them; all very helpful and polite.

New development not an improvement

Craven Herald: Work is under way on the new Albion Place development

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – I do not consider the new development of 9 High Street to be an improvement on the previous building, which was the only 1960/70s building on the High Street and (if it had been well maintained) a good example of its style.

Mixed messages over retail developments

Craven Herald: An artist’s impression of how the new retail/industrial park in Skipton

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – I find the varying reports on the retail developments, proposals and shopping in Skipton send out very mixed messages.

Parking concerns

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – What will it take?

Deserving of praise

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – The job done by both UWFRA and the Cave Rescue Organisation deserve our recognition.

Grateful to the rescue volunteers

Craven Herald: The RAF help members of Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – How fortunate we are that there are those great people of the Upper Whafedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) who can be called upon when we have an accident whilst walking.

There is no Planet B

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – Is there no end to the desire of developers to get rid of our countryside?

Yorkshire’s finest

Craven Herald: Fred Trueman in retirement

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – The article on Yorkshire icons was a welcome read – and it’s good to see so many local people and places on the (rather long) list.

Grateful to all

12:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Sir – Regarding my acknowledgement (Letters, January 9) of another wonderful display of people's generosity concerning my latest festive season charity “banter bucket” blitz around local pubs and hostelries, I feel obliged to point out that I was only responsible for the actual letter, and not it's accompanying headline.

Atrocious behaviour

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – On behalf of the other passengers travelling on the 16.18 Carlisle to Leeds train on December 30, 2013, I would like to apologise to the Northern Rail staff operating this service; for the Family from Hell who were sitting on the lefthand side of the carriage and the fact that none of the other travelling passengers questioned their level of behaviour.

Free buses for all

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – We are faced with the possibility of reduced bus services not just in North Yorkshire, but in other parts of the country as well.

Inspiring women

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12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – I just wanted to say I was touched by the recent stories of Kathleen Hart and Harry’s Star.

Punishment was harsh

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – I was saddened to read the report on the chap who was prosecuted for his car insurance being out of date (January 2, 2014).

Charities benefit from town’s generosity

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – On behalf of Candlelighters Fighting Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia at Leeds General Infirmary, may I again convey a most sincere thank you to all who kindly contributed to my annual festive season charity ‘banter blitz’ around local pubs and hostelries.

Pride in Wharfedale Rugby Club

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – Having attended Wharfedale Rugby Club's successful away fixture at Loughborough Students, I was gratified to read their programme and its comments about our club.

Praise for Airedale Hospital A&E

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir -In December I was rushed by ambulance to the A&E at Airedale Hospital.

Rotary Club thanks

Craven Herald: The Santa Fun Run organised by Rotary Club of Skipton Craven

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – I would like to use your publication to offer the sincere thanks and gratitude of the Rotary Club of Skipton Craven and it's members to all those from Skipton and surrounding areas who have helped make this Christmas a record one for us in our fund raising efforts.

Lancashire showing our council the way

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – I have attended the last three Craven Area Committee meetings and at the December one I was highly delighted to hear that Lancashire County Council was attempting to solve their highway problems which also affect South Craven.

Flawed economic logic

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – There appears to be a sort of flawed logic which is morphing into a pseudo economic law by default. I read the hypothesis recently by an investment strategist who should have known better. “Steadily declining prices can induce buyers to wait for still lower prices” and “Those deflationary expectations are partly responsible for the slow economic growth in Japan for 20 years”.

Rural areas let down

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – I’ve read a lot recently about how people are disillusioned with our MPs.

Support Harrier petition

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Sir – I would like to ask your readers to consider supporting a petition to bring back the Harrier jump jets.

Bus prices are too high

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – Today I was out shopping in Skipton with a friend, and being a 15-year-old I had no option of getting home apart from the bus as Gargrave train station is too far away from my house.

Bypass plans welcome

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – I have attended the last three Craven Area Committee meetings and at the December one I was highly delighted to hear that Lancashire County Council was attempting to solve their highway problems which also affect South Craven.

Reject ‘unnecessary’ plans for council iPads

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – The Craven Herald has published a statement from Cllr Lis that ‘The council (Craven District) has no choice but to comply with data protection,’ and that is true, they must either comply or commit an illegal act.

Cuts are ideological

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – The story on council budget cuts was depressing (Craven Herald, December 24).

Photograph nostalgia

Craven Herald: The 1954 photograph of Paythorne County Primary School

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – It was great to see the picture of the children who attended Paythorne County Primary School in 1954. It was very nostalgic, especially for me as the headteacher was my Auntie Blanche Waterworth, who I never knew as she died before I was born.

Development fears

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – It is probable that many Skipton residents may not be aware that a full planning application (named Wyvern Park by the developer) for extensive development alongside the A629 bypass, has been submitted to Craven District Council’s Planning Department.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust says thanks

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – On behalf of a local charity, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT), I’d like to say a huge thank you to the countless individuals, businesses and other organisations who have supported our work caring for the landscape, environment and communities of the Yorkshire Dales over the last 12 months.

Is disabled parking policy discriminatory?

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – Yet again the disabled community is being targeted as a soft option for spending cuts. 

Christmas thanks

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – We are writing to you to inform you of a wonderful day we had on Christmas Day.

Helpful Aldi staff

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – On Sunday my friend took me and another lady to shop at Aldi’s new store in Skipton.

Sea birds moving inland

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – With the inclement weather on the east and west coasts, sea birds are taking up wing and moving in land to find food and shelter.

NSPCC thank you

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – I would like to say a personal thank you to all of your readers and our supporters in Skipton and Craven district who have helped support the NSPCC throughout 2013.

Quarry request

12:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Sir – I would like to find out if any of your readers can help me with some research I am doing into aspects of the history of the lime works and limestone quarries in the Dales.






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