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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Readers' letters

Time to admit West Cumbria is unsuitable for nuclear waste storage

LAST week Germany’s nuclear waste storage site, which has so far cost nearly $2 billion, was pronounced ‘dead’ by the Environment Minister, and he was backed by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

Last updated 22 September 2009
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Time for harbour board members to support themselves

IN RESPONSE to the letter from the Harrington Boat Owners Association (Times & Star, September 11), it is indeed true that for a number of years no fees were charged for mooring in Harrington Harbour and, if the Boat Owners Association wish to say they were lucky it was so, then they may - but I certainly did not.

Last updated 22 September 2009
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Nothing new in council expenses comments

THERE is nothing new in Mark Weir's comments about council expenses (letters, September 11).

Last updated 22 September 2009
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Scotland's shameful decision

SCOTLAND’S compassionate release of Lockerbie’s terror suspect Al Megrahi, the subject of Ashley Tiffen’s letter (Times & Star, August 28) ended with an astonishing avalanche of anti-Americanism.

Last updated 22 September 2009
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Tesco money should be spread across the borough

AS A Maryport resident I wish that Allerdale borough councillors would remember that they are not Workington borough councillors.

Last updated 22 September 2009
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Sports clubs will be consulted over Derwent Valley

IN RESPONSE to the letter and story about the Derwent Valley scheme and Workington Sports Council (Times & Star, September 11), I would like to clarify that Allerdale council wrote to Tony Wareing, chairman of Workington Sports Council, on March 5 about arrangements for consulting the sporting community.

Last updated 22 September 2009
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Spirit of Alcan lives on, 30 years later

I READ, with interest, Mr Fawcett’s letter on his experience at HDA.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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We must rethink traffic calming measures

HAVING recently spent £155 on tracking repairs to a small car just four years old I would like to appeal to those responsible for traffic calming to rethink their strategies urgently.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Ill thought out scheme to deal with drink related crime

YET another ill conceived scheme from the politicians to deal with drink-related crime.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Easy to prey on the sick and the young

CHANCELLOR Darling, who must be related to that hapless lackey on Blackadder Goes Forth, says he will not flinch from tough spending cuts on schools and hospitals.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Time to consider Workington's Opera House

THE council is again considering extensive work on the Carnegie Theatre.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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A brighter future for the regeneration of north Allerdale

WITH reference to your article about the rebuild of Bouch's store in Aspatria (Times & Star, September 4), since the demise of Wigton Rural District Council in 1974 and the forming of Allerdale Borough Council, the market towns of north Allerdale - Aspatria, Silloth and Wigton - have seen little regeneration.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Politicians should halve the money they claim

I AM calling on local politicians to follow the lead of Doncaster’s mayor and halve the money they claim from the public purse.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Volunteers deserve our thanks

DAY after day I read the papers and listen to the news and feel despair at the decline of this country.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Boat owners association stonewalled at Harrington

FOLLOWING a question by a member of the public at the recent council meeting concerning management of Harrington harbour and the response given by Michael Davidson, chairman of the Harrington Harbour Board, I would like to make the following points.

Last updated 11 September 2009
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Refreshing nuclear agreement over nuclear waste disposal

HOW refreshing that senior members of both Conservative and Labour groups on Cumbria County Council (Tony Markley and Stewart Young) are in agreement in rejecting the ill conceived idea to transport and dispose of low level nuclear waste at Keekle and Lillyhall.

Last updated 3 September 2009
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Another Workington plan that needs more thought

ANOTHER half baked idea like the new sports stadium is the proposal to spend up to £3 million on a 300 seater lecture hall at the Carnegie.

Last updated 3 September 2009
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Don't view Uppies and Downies through rose tinted spectacles

IN HIS letter (Times & Star, August 28) Andy Byers claims that Workington’s Uppies and Downies is now primarily a charity event, having raised over £75,000 since 2001.

Last updated 3 September 2009
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School sport must be at the heart of Derwent Valley plan

A NEW, alternative leisure facility plan being put forward at a Derwent Valley Task Group meeting raises serious concerns.

Last updated 3 September 2009
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