Shuttle Letters

Tax cuts are a last ditch voter bribe

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Conservatives have now promised £7 billion in tax cuts. What a hoot!

Protect the rights that we fought for

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

FROM their recent announcement to abolish the Human Rights Act – no doubt with an eye on losing votes to Ukip – it seems the modern Conservative Party is now even too extreme for Sir Winston Churchill.

Town car park is a shameful state

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

CAN anyone explain to me why car parking charges on the building site that was Lloyds Garage in Stourport has suddenly risen from 90p for the first hour to £1.10?

Please boycott greyhound racing

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AS a national greyhound protection organisation, we were very pleased to read £257 was raised for Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust in a collection held at Weaver’s Wharf.

Get your Tory facts straight

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

COUNCILLOR Henderson is the one who needs to get his facts right (Letters, September 18).

Why voters flirted with independence

11:54am Thursday 25th September 2014

LAST week, our country came perilously close to splitting up. In the Scottish independence referendum, it was brilliant to see a majority of voters rejecting independence and choosing to stay with the 307-year-old United Kingdom.

Hardworking staff deserve that rise

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

I HAVE recently spent five weeks in the GP Unit of Kidderminster Hospital. The staff cared for the patients wonderfully giving a happy family atmosphere.

Tories put up fees to plug the HQ gap

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

CAR parking charges across the district will go up on October 1 thanks to the Conservatives in Wyre Forest.

Has comedian left his fans behind?

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

IT is the working person, now most of them are now pensioners, who have got Jethro where he is today.

Thank you to those good samaritans

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

I WOULD like to say thank you all the kind people who stopped to help when my mother, Sheila Hodges, fell in Captains Pool Road.

Fairer prices could aid store’s recovery

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

LIKE a lot of people, I was gutted to hear the news of Tesco’s decline in profits.

Stealthily hurting those in need?

1:50pm Thursday 11th September 2014

I THOUGHT that it must be a printing error when I read the new car parking charges for Wyre Forest which come into effect on October 1.

Remember safely

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

IT WAS very good to read about Kidderminster churches coming together to remember the start of the First World War, as it is vitally important that we never forget the victims of that appalling conflict .

Blinkers brigade

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

I WAS in Kidderminster on July 2 and noticed a car in the Bullring in the disabled space and the passenger side window side open, with the disabled badge clearly on show, I was concerned about the badge and any contents could be stolen.

Don’t cut services you want us to use

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

MAY I, through the pages of The Shuttle, advise your readers that from Monday, the Perdiswell Park and Ride (North Worcester) will no longer be in operation. This is due to ‘lack of usage’ and financial cuts.

MP's View - August 28

9:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE world has become a far more violent place than I remember.

Garden team hit

11:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

THANK you very much to our Kidderminster garden team.

Bewdley rocks

3:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

WHAT a weekend in Bewdley! A great regatta plus the bonus of the Cherry Festival in Jubilee Gardens.

Why the lack of community halls?

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

ON July 19, I attended my Wyre Forest and District MS Society barbecue at Arley Kings Community Hall.

Wages must catch up with inflation

11:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

I WOULD like to join Mark Garnier MP in welcoming the reduction in unemployment.

Best wishes to all at High School

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

ONCE again the school year comes to an end.

How has this cash washed away?

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

IT was with much disgust that I read in The Shuttle that the directors of Kidderminster Harriers were contemplating pursuing Kath and Ernie Lane for investment funds promised under an agreement.

We weren;t told of the risks?

10:47am Friday 25th July 2014

THIS month sees the scheduled start of construction on the £165 million cross-county incinerator at Hartlebury.

We need wild flower meadows

9:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

ONLY yesterday I was saying to my wife that it was great having a massive bank of nettles in the dog walking area at the top of Spennells.

Basket theft is disappointing

11:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

MY grandson and his business partner have recently, with the help of family and friends, spent many weeks cleaning and repainting the former Lighthouse on Stourport Road and opened The Armoury Martial Arts Centre, for all ages to enjoy martial arts and keep fit in pleasant surroundings.

UKIP are "putting the voters first"

4:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

BEFORE Dr Lamb, Labour’s Worcester-based Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Wyre Forest, bleats on too much about Ukip, he should get his facts straight and look at the record of his own party and that of his Labour colleagues.

Sign up to the bus petition

1:00pm Sunday 15th June 2014

I AM writing to invite your readers, old and young, to request copies of the Love the Bus petition, and help the campaign reach 100,000 pen on paper signatures by the end of August (currently we’re on 42,000).

Question wisdom of care cash

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

I READ with interest the recent article Clarity Urged Over Better Care Fund (June 3) and applaud the concerns it raises over the scheme’s ability to improve care for people in their own homes.

What does UKIP actually stand for?

10:22am Thursday 12th June 2014

EVEN their fiercest critics would grudgingly accept that Ukip has tapped into a mood of discontent among the British electorate.

Be stroke aware by taking every note of FAST

9:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

EVERY year thousands of people put themselves at risk by dismissing passing symptoms as ‘just a funny turn’, and are unaware that they are having a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) also known as mini-stroke.

Be kind to canines over the summer

9:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

WITH summer on the horizon and the warmer weather kicking in, it is important to consider how your canine friends will cope with the increase of temperature.

United in football and love of God

10:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

CONFESSION is good for the soul, so here goes; I am a fan of Manchester United!

Don't shop at new supermarkets

5:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

I HAVE read quite a few letters from Areley Kings residents complaining about the proposed Tesco Express.

Cost of living crisis is still on going

11:11am Friday 30th May 2014

IF we were to believe Mark Garnier (View From Westminster, April 17) the cost of living crisis, which has affected the hard-pressed people of Wyre Forest since he was elected MP, is over.

Parties doing their best to put me off

6:00am Monday 28th April 2014

THE local elections are only a month away and already in Bewdley, we are running out of candidates to vote for.

Youngsters letting themselves down

7:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

OUR local council and councillors went to a lot of trouble to install a football pitch and youth shelter for our local youngsters at Areley Kings recreation ground.

Why Tesco in Stourport is good news

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

A THOUGHT struck me about the development of the new Tesco superstore in Stourport – and it is all good news.

Doctor's orders for General Election

1:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

I REFER to the letter from Nigel Gilbert (Shuttle Opinion, April 10) regarding the public meeting attended by Dr Taylor and Dave Nellist.

Honesty needed over recycling facility

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

I ATTENDED the recent Aggborough and Spennells PACT meeting where the feeling was overwhelmingly for the reopening of the Hoo Brook tip.

Council making it up as it goes along

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AT our recent PACT meeting, the future of the Hoo Brook Recycling Centre was the main topic. The chairman read out a letter finally received from County Hall, but it contained no re-assurance as to the future of this vital facility.

Muddled thinking on recycling site

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

WE are writing to say thank you to the residents of Aggborough and Spennells for their overwhelming support of our recent petition to re-open the recycling entre at Hoobrook.

Wyre Forest crematorium would be perfect home for our Steinway grand piano

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Shuttle article about the possible refurbishment of Kidderminster Town Hall is welcome news, but I suspect that the excellent Steinway grand piano, currently downgraded to a pub piano in the bar, will not last until them, owing to the deplorable and wretched conditions it is kept in. I will give it another five years before it deteriorates beyond repair.

Burning ambition to halt bonfires

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WOULD like to thank all the selfish people of Marlpool Lane in Kidderminster who think its acceptable to have a bonfire on a nice sunny day when most people have there windows open and washing on the line! There's is no need. It is not like the sun is out every day. You should all be ashamed and have a bit of consideration for others.

Remembered on town memorial

10:41am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I WOULD be interested to know what plans Kidderminster will be taking to commemorate the First World War soldiers and civilians during 1914-19.

Strange definition of waste

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

IT was with some interest that I read the recent Tory wrap around The Shuttle. However, I was sent running for my old school dictionary to look up the meaning of “waste” when I read the phrase describing the last Labour government as “13 wasted years”.

Carpet connection with Kidderminster and First World War

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

I WOULD be interested to know what plans Kidderminster are making to commemorate the First World War soldiers and civilians during 1914-19.

Safe & Sound, April 2014 - beware of rogue traders

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THIS month North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership (NWCSP) would like to highlight the dangers of having work carried out by people who call at your door unannounced.

SOUND ADVICE from Wyre Forest CAB - avoiding holiday pitfalls

11:38am Friday 18th April 2014

MANY are thinking about holidays at this time of year, here are some tips to remember:

Illegal parking next to college

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MY sympathy goes out to the lady who was penalised for putting two parking tickets on her car.

Adverse effect on our community

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

I AM writing with regard to the proposed Tesco Express Development on the site of Squirrel Inn, Areley Kings.


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