Our roads (and pavements) are death traps

11:57am Friday 26th September 2014

THE Journal has a letter from John Dunn, Evesham (September 25), which I support 100 per cent.

I raised £1,137.50 from my run

11:46am Friday 26th September 2014

I RECENTLY took part in a 10k sponsored run for Parkinson's and I have just sent them a cheque for £1,137.50.

I'm a born and bred Harvington villagers, and I'm in favour of new homes

11:42am Friday 26th September 2014

AS a born and bred villager, I'm for development.

Has he been living on Mars?

Cotswold Journal: Abbey Bridge complete by Martin Billings (10802645)

11:38am Friday 26th September 2014

ANDREW Dyke wrote that he’s been away from Evesham for a few weeks. I can only assume he’d been to Mars after he penned his letter regarding the bridge works.

Where's the appreciation from Evesham's politicians?

10:54am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

YOU report in your September 11 issue the good news that Stagecoach has begun a Sunday service on their route 28 with five Evesham-Stratford return journeys, two of them being extended to Pershore. It replaces the axed 166 service, run by Diamond most recently.

Don't be too hard on our tower-based cycle race commentator

12:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

IN response to the letter from Alan Heeks (Journal, September 18) regarding the commentary on the Tour of Britain, I would like to defend the gentleman in the tower commentating on the race on his own.

Too many homes for Harvington

Cotswold Journal: (10156169)

12:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

I attended the Harvington planned meeting that was held in our village hall last week. This meeting was very well attended. My opinion regarding the building of some 278 houses in the village is one of very considerable doubt.

At least you can get across the street in Pershore!

12:19pm Monday 22nd September 2014

I HAVE some sympathy with those who wrote to the Journal about speeding through Pershore High Street.

My shock at seeing the hunt

12:14pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MY usual walk with the dogs was curtailed (September 13) when I observed that the hunt was out over the fields where I usually walk (on the public footpath between Sedgeberrow and Wormington).

Thank you for helping the talking newspaper

12:12pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ON behalf of all our blind and partially sighted listeners I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Pershore who so generously donated to the Pershore Talking Newspaper street collection on Saturday, September 6.

Why didn't we get some commentary from a cycling expert?

12:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AS somebody who does not follow cycling in a great way, I thought it would be a great opportunity to enlighten my ignorance of the sport by watching the Tour of Britain go through Evesham.

Drinking in park is a problem, so do something about it!

11:55am Monday 22nd September 2014

I SEE this problem simply.

Thanks for your generosity to our hospital

11:54am Monday 22nd September 2014

ON behalf of the Friends of Evesham Community Hospital may I express sincere appreciation for the generosity of the public in supporting the collection at the Morrisons store on September 5 and 6.

Thanks for the bands in Abbey Park

11:49am Monday 22nd September 2014

I WOULD just like to say a big thank-you to Clive and his few helpers for putting on the excellent Sunday afternoon bands down Abbey Park throughout the summer.

Sweeney Todd was first class

11:47am Monday 22nd September 2014

A BIG thank-you to the Evesham Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Too late to complain about out-of-town shopping now

11:42am Monday 22nd September 2014

CONSIDERING we are already 30 years into a programme of reducing the town centre to a secondary shopping area through the retail developments at Four Pools, Twyford and Worcester Road, isn’t it a bit late for councillors to have concerns about further destruction of the town?

We deserve better than this

Cotswold Journal: (10156169)

12:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FEW weeks ago you published a letter from Richard Thomson, in which he decried the state of the pavements in the centre of Evesham, especially in the area of the Allee de Dreux. Mr Thomson called on the county council, as the responsible authority, to use some of the money paid by Hotchief as penalty for the delay in finishing the Abbey Road Bridge to make good the aforesaid pavements. His letter was met with a thundering silence by the county council, despite the fact that the cabinet member responsible for these matters is a local councillor.

If there are no shops in Evesham why would coaches come here?

10:57am Friday 19th September 2014

WYCHAVON councillors are concerned that the new B and M store will suck business from the town.

Wanton slaughter of wildlife is not being done out of any love of cows

10:49am Friday 19th September 2014

DOMINIC Dyer of the Badger Trust and Care for the Wild is correct when he states that culling badgers is "ill-conceived" and "will contribute nothing to reducing bovine TB in cattle" (Journal, September 11).

Evesham needs free parking

10:47am Friday 19th September 2014

AS usual Evesham council moans about retailers moving to the edge of town.

Oh, no! Pershore High Street is closing again

10:33am Friday 19th September 2014

LET joy be unconfined!

What's the point of low rates if our hygiene is so poor?

6:16pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I READ recently that we have some of the lowest rates in the area.

Praise for the county's highways team

6:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AFTER all the bad press over the new bridge in Evesham here is a letter of praise for county highways.

Our new Abbey Bridge is a credit to the town

6:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I HAVE been away from Evesham for a few weeks, although keeping up with Evesham matters through the Journal's website.

Better speed signs are needed

6:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

I READ with interest the article about speeding in the Journal (August 28).

Speeding traffic in Bridge Street is a serious problem

6:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SPEEDING traffic in Bridge Street, Pershore, is a serious problem.

Ignore hype when moving schools

4:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

REGARDING moving from primary to secondary school, as someone with 26 years' teaching experience, my advice would be to ignore hype and advertising such as "Number one choice for families across the North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire and Worcestershire".

So unfair to target scrapyard business

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WHAT a shame that Cotswold district councillors could not extend outside their "jobsworth" attitude and layers of obviously important red tape and try to assist the owners of the scrapyard on the A429 Moreton-Stratford road to regularise the business opportunity, instead of seeking to shut down a fledgling business enterprise (Journal, August 28).

I've lost count of number of times I've been overtaken in Bridge Street, Pershore

3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HAVING read your article concerning speeding on Bridge Street in Pershore, highlighted by John Andrews (Journal, August 28), I decided to contact you to support both his claims and concerns.

Speeding traffic in Bridge Street, Pershore, is a serious problem

3:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SPEEDING traffic in Bridge Street, Pershore, is a serious problem.

Solar panels on a north-facing roof?

6:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

I LIVE alongside the modern, easy-build properties that are being built just off Farleigh Road in Pershore.

Every vehicle set off the speed warning sign in Bridge Street as I watched for 10 minutes

6:26pm Monday 15th September 2014

I WALK along Bridge Street at least once a day, and wish to support the concerns of John Andrews (Journal, August 28).

We deserve better at Workman Gardens

6:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE story (Journal, August 28) about drinking in Workman Gardens made interesting reading.

Success for the bell tower appeal, and our wonderful floral displays

6:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

OH, well done, the Bell Tower Appeal committee – another success!

My disdain for your reporting about doctor

6:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

I WISH the state my utter disdain for your recent reporting of a local community GP, the community that you purport to support.

Some bikers are doing 60mph by the time they leave town

6:08pm Monday 15th September 2014

REGARDING your story about speeding (Journal, August 28), I live just off Bridge Street, Pershore, and clearly hear traffic that is speeding.

My hospital steak and chips was such a let down

4:58pm Monday 15th September 2014

MOST patients are not in hospital these days long enough perhaps for them to complain. I spent four unexpected weeks in the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and lost weight as a result of the appalling food.

These spending cuts are so heartless

4:52pm Monday 15th September 2014

YOUR concerned parental carer (Journal, August 14) may be right when he says he understands the need for cutbacks.

I feel sympathy for doctor

4:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

I OFFER my sympathy to Dr Stephen Grant, as reported in the Journal (August 28).

A big thank-you to all who helped with the plum festival

4:31pm Monday 15th September 2014

On behalf of the Pershore Plum Festival committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended and was associated with the grand finale of the award-winning festival.

Illegal parking mayhem in Port Street

4:25pm Monday 15th September 2014

I WOULD like to ask Wychavon District Council when will they be getting their heads together to stop all this illegal parking in Port Street.

Purple hair is optional (honest)

4:17pm Monday 15th September 2014

WHAT a fantastic bank holiday we had in Pershore.

Police should visit Waterside in plain clothes and then see what goes on!

4:13pm Monday 15th September 2014

SO our beloved Evesham police believe no anti-social behaviour occurs at Waterside (Journal, August 28).

Thanks for you donations to Sense

4:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

PAULINE and Pat from the Foresters would like to say a big thank-you to all

Traffic goes well over 20mph in Bridge Street, Pershore

3:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

I AGREE with John Andrews regarding the speed limit through Pershore (Journal, August 28).

Thanks for helping set up wonderful display of wedding dresses and memorabilia

5:19pm Monday 8th September 2014

I WOULD like to thank all those who planned, set up and looked after the fabulous display of wedding dress, baptism items, memorabilia from the First World War and the early 1900s over the weekend of August 16 in aid of the Bell Tower Appeal.

Death of Robin Williams is sad reminder that there is help for those with depression

4:44pm Monday 8th September 2014

IN response to the sad loss of the celebrity Robin Williams, who suffered from depression, I felt it rather apt to write to the Journal on the theme of depression.

Use bridge money on our poor pavements

5:13pm Saturday 6th September 2014

FURTHER to Richard Thomson's excellent letter in the Journal of August 21, would it not be as good idea to earmark some of the county council's windfall from penalty charges for the Abbey Bridge delays – currently estimated at £360,000 – to improving the town centre and, specifically, the deplorable state of some of the paving in the town centre?

Thanks for displaying Evesham United fixture lists

4:53pm Friday 5th September 2014

FOLLOWING the confusion in the Evesham Journal as to whether Evesham United FC were playing home or away on 29/8/2014, I would like to advise your readers on behalf of The EUFC Supporters Club that we regularly distribute home fixtures lists to various retailers and businesses in and around Evesham, and we are very appreciative that they are willing to display them.

Airport lad brought shame on himself

4:41pm Friday 5th September 2014

I FEEL compelled to respond to the article in the Journal on July 31 about the idiot who made his way onto the plane at Birmingham airport.

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