Shuttle Letters

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.

Mayor's Ball is success in Stourport

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank everyone who attended my charity ball on April 4 and made it a very enjoyable evening. We all managed to raise £1,200 for my chosen charities, an excellent amount for a small town.

Give us a fair share for our roads and schools

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

I NOTE from The Shuttle that the Cleobury Mortimer MP is pleased that Shropshire Council has been awarded £1.7million for pothole repairs before claiming part of the £200 million additional emergency funding due to the wet winter. Worcestershire has been given just £2.1million from this latest pot for a much more populated county.

2,000 objectors can’t be wrong over Squirrel plan

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

I LEFT the recent district council planning meeting regarding Tesco’s application to take over the Squirrel Inn at Areley Kings with mixed emotions.

111 service not very good for me

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

AS a patient in this town with multiple illnesses, maybe someone could tell me where I am supposed to get medical treatment at night and weekends.

Market puts me off going into town centre

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I WENT to Kidderminster town centre on a recent Saturday and noticed that while there were many market stalls, a lot of the shops were boarded up.

Tesco not wanted or needed...

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TESCO Express is not needed or wanted in Areley Kings. The reasons are:

District youth at their best

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

MY husband and I went to the Rose Theatre on Saturday, April 5 to see “Blast from the Past” – all 80s music, it was fabulous, the best show I’ve seen in a long time. It was outstanding and the teenagers performing were a credit to the district.


6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

I HAD the pleasure of being involved in a very exciting project when I attended a two-day health and social care planning exercise, looking at ways to better work with partners from across the county.

BUDGET: Only one benefit - fuel tax freeze

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

THE budget will only benefit those with money in savings.

Parking fines - no mitigating circumstances, it seems

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

I sympathise with Mrs Benson over her unfair parking fine from the recent letter, "Penalised for my honesty over ticket".

ON THE BEAT, April 2014

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

WEST Mercia Police has launched a new Hate crime policy.

NHS break-up must be stopped

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

AT a recent Kidderminster public meeting former MPs, Dr Richard Taylor and Dave Nellist, agreed that socialist measures are needed to save the NHS.

Three swimming pools needed for Wyre Forest

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I NOTE that planners are making their final decisions on several controversial schemes.

Register officer would be ideal HQ for new Kidderminster Town Council

12:28pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WHILST it is of concern that the local Register Office in Kidderminster is again on the move, and should most definitely be kept as local as possible within the town or district, of equal concern is the need to keep the significant and historic building in which it is currently housed within the public domain.

Dementia sufferers failed by health and legal systems

11:50am Friday 4th April 2014

WE have all heard shocking stories about how some elderly people in hospitals and care homes are looked after. So it is perhaps unsurprising that members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have reported an increasing number of enquiries from patients with dementia, and their families, about seeking compensation for poor care.


6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

THE clergy of the Diocese of Worcester were treated to an address by Dawn Brooker, Professor of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, about dementia. She’s very well qualified to do so.

Failing to address cost-of-living crisis

3:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

IN the Roman Empire it was bread and circuses which distracted the masses from their drudgery. According to Tory Party chairman, Grant Shapps, and his comments over the Budget, in Cameron’s Britain it is cheap beer and bingo which are supposed to keep the people happy. I suspect the people of Wyre Forest are too smart to be fooled.

Put down the toys and represent us properly

11:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I AM writing after reading the article about Councillor Fran Orborski playing a card game on her computer while attending a council meeting, and her reply that other council members use their tablets to email from council meetings.

Turning the screw on disabled people

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THIS week is the first birthday of the bedroom tax. Designed by the coalition, this policy sees families receive less housing benefit if they are deemed to have more bedrooms in their home than they need.

Town garden is now a dog's toilet

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THIS week I had occasion to walk through the refurbished Worcester Cross garden opposite Dunelm Mill in Kidderminster with a friend’s dog. I was appalled to see about 20 piles of dog mess on the very small grassed area behind the bus stop.

Heartfelt thanks to runners

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

I AM writing to thank you and your readers for supporting the British Heart Foundation’s annual Wyre Forest Trail Run in March.

Local people should have say in shaping their health facilities

6:50am Monday 31st March 2014

I have spoken to local people and many have told me they’re concerned about the future of health services in Wyre Forest. Recently local Tory MP, Mark Garnier, supported a Coalition proposal to grant the government unprecedented powers over local hospitals.

Why go overseas for our nurses when we have homegrown ones?

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

AS a student nurse in the later stages of my training, I find it increasingly worrying to see that more and more NHS trusts are willing to import their nurses from overseas, despite having a brand new workforce ready to begin their careers every six months.


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