Wimbledon Guardian: Letters

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Letter to the Editor: New greyhound stadium plans are pathetic

Wimbledon Guardian:

5:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I consider these new plans are for want of a better term pathetic. Mr Taggart appears immature and focused on attempting 'point scoring' exercises which I'm surprised your paper has allowed."

Letter to the Editor: Lack of station staff at night is utterly scandalous

Wimbledon Guardian: Police shut down Wimbledon Station while they arrested two teenagers on Sunday

2:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We think this is utterly scandalous and a clear case of South West Trains putting profit before passenger safety."

Letter to the Editor: Jobcentres should provide toilet facilities for disabled people

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:22pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Surely those in need of the use of the centre need their dignity the same as anyone else; it is hardly likely to promote positivity in the search for work if people are humiliated, and made to feel worse."

Letter to the Editor: Trampoline accident victim should sue friend not the NHS

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "On a recent visit to my daughter & son in laws residence I happened to glance at the Wimbledon Guardian (Toothfully, it still hurts, October 16)."

Letter to the Editor: Have your say on West Barnes library

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "West Barnes library is an important and much valued community facility. The proposed redevelopment mentioned previously in this newspaper provides an opportunity to secure our local library’s long term future and provide residents with improved services, including a community hall, public toilets and larger library floor space."

Letter to the Editor: Infrastructure improvements must accompany new developments

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Over the past months I have visited several sites and seen three development presentations for Wimbledon Park. Each one outlined many good ideas to regenerate the local area. In total the plans would create up to a 1000 new homes and a new sporting facility."

Letter to the Editor: Boris must stop evictions from police homes

Wimbledon Guardian: Boris Johnson attended a private event at the Corn Hall in Cirencester earlier today

4:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Tenants on the Raynesfield Estate, Raynes Park are facing eviction in November - with the prospect of moving far away from friends, family and local schools and losing their jobs..."

Letter to the Editor: Railing removal is risk to elderly and children

Wimbledon Guardian: Talks tonight over town centre revamp plans

4:16pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I understand that this decision was based upon research, which shows that it will both improve traffic flow ( presumably by speeding up traffic?) and increase safety for pedestrians. Apparently motorists slow down and take more notice of pedestrians when there are no railings."

Letter to the Editor: Residents should have confidence in mental health services

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:48pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "During a series of meetings that took place across south west London in 2012, young people who use mental health services, their families and carers, local GPs, and other healthcare and voluntary sector representatives raised a number of issues with these services including, long waiting times, poor access, and limited integration with other health services."

Letter to the Editor: Bag of coins was welcome surprise

Wimbledon Guardian: Parkinson's UK meeting to be held in Spennymoor

2:26pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "A big thank you to the gentleman who handed a bag of coins to me in Sainsbury's, Worple Road."

Letter to the Editor: New dog walking rules must apply in Morden Park

Wimbledon Guardian: Morden Park

2:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Letter to the Editor: "As councillors, we are receiving increased reports about dog-related problems in Merton’s public places"

Letter: Thanks for neighbours help after 'cat-nap'

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:10am Thursday 9th October 2014

Charlie the cat is now home safely

Letter: Appalled by Wimbledon Park Residents' Association's AFC Wimbledon report

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:03am Thursday 9th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon return would be win-win for area

Letter: Local schools for local families?

Wimbledon Guardian: Dundonald Primary School

9:53am Thursday 9th October 2014

Local schools for local families?

Letter: Many readers will have used their contactless credit or debit card to pay for travel

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:51am Thursday 9th October 2014

Report it if you have trouble using contactless payment for travel

Letter: We will consult fully before estate regeneration plan finalised

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:44am Thursday 9th October 2014

Circle Housing Merton Priory is consulting with residents on regeneration.

Letter: Cyber attack on councillor was politically motivated

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:40am Thursday 9th October 2014

Letter: Cyber attack on councillor was politically motivated

Letter: Store closure is result of new supermarket.

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

Closure of 24-hour store result of new supermarkets in south Wimbledon.

Letter: Is white squirrel a sign park campaigners’ claims were spurious?

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

Letter: Is white squirrel a sign park campaigners’ claims were spurious?

Letter: Shops must do more to keep streets clean.

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

Grand Drive is littered with cigarette butts, receipts and alcohol bottles according to one resident.

Letter to the Editor: Shops must do more to keep streets clean

Wimbledon Guardian: Morden station

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I am delighted to see that enforcement officers are out in Morden town centre fining those that litter the streets with cigarette butts, gum etc."

Letter to the Editor: Ideology must not be allowed to block free schools

Wimbledon Guardian: Dundonald primary school

10:28am Thursday 25th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "As I stated at the council meeting on 10th September, Merton faces a growing demand for school places."

Letter to the Editor: Don’t suffer aircraft noise in silence

Wimbledon Guardian: £32m aircraft deal secured hundreds of Hampshire jobs

10:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "It is bad enough having aircraft coming over so low you can see the airplane's emblem, let alone the horrendous noise it makes even after it has gone over, but it is going on daily from around 6am until gone midnight most nights."

Letter to the Editor: Why so hard to join garden waste scheme?

Wimbledon Guardian: Merton Council

10:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Nearly two months ago I attempted to join Merton's garden waste collection scheme. It was surprisingly difficult to join as I could never get through on the phone, always being held in a queue of 14 or so."

Letter to the Editor: Why did you not attend key hospital meeting?

Wimbledon Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

1:43pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "On behalf of the residents and staff that rely on both of the hospitals run by Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, I would like to thank Alice Foster for her report on the annual meeting held at St Helier Hospital on the 15th of September..."

Letter to the Editor: Old school photo wanted

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

11:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Do any of your readers have a copy of a wide, panoramic, black & white photo taken of the whole of Queen's Road Girls' School about 1960? "

Letter to the Editor: US cultural foundation mourns a “remarkable artist”

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

11:33am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We learned with great sadness the news that our friend, David Wynne, has died. "

Letter to the Editor: Questions need asking over mental health ‘re-organisation’

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:52am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Your news item on the 're-organisation' of youth mental health services in Merton (Youth mental health overhaul, Wimbledon Guardian, September 11) tells us that child mental health services in Merton are being reduced and that specialist services are to be moved out of the borough."

Letter to the Editor: TfL must allow Tube passengers to call and text

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:31am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Commuting on the Tube means being out of contact, and when you are delayed underground you can’t tell anybody…"

Letter to the Editor: Join our Fridge Door campaign

Wimbledon Guardian: .

10:16am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We all remember the achievements of our childhood. The egg and spoon races; the swimming certificates and report cards, these memories stay with you forever."

Labour has failed residents over social housing

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The problem is not with the contract but with Merton’s Labour administration which time and again seems unwilling to stand up for residents and use the powers available to them. "

Despair at council’s traffic policies

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I despair at this council's attitude to anything to do with traffic in the area."

To be called an OAP is an honour earned

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

1:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: " I assure your young readers the sobriquet OAP is a badge of honour, equal to all your OBEs or MBEs."

Proposed surgery move is totally unacceptable

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I only just heard about this proposed move this morning (GP surgery may shut in favour of housing, September 11) which is past the deadline for giving comments to the council."

Newspaper plays important role in protecting services

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:24am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: Becky Middleton and Louisa Clarence-Smith have proved themselves to be very good friends to our communities in Wimbledon and Merton.

Dead white squirrel should be symbol for traffic calming campaign

Wimbledon Guardian: Rare albino squirrel caught scrapping with grey counterpart

10:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I was very sad to learn that one of the two white squirrels of Dundonald Park has been killed by a car."

Is this the most repeated roadworks ever?

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:22am Friday 12th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Not sure whether to laugh or cry: yes that very special hole outside Starbucks has been dug up again!"

Housing repair concerns prompt call for independent audit

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "It is clear that Merton's previous Tory administration handed over all our estates to CHMP without putting sufficient safeguards in place to ensure a quality repairs service."

Beer festival not good value for money

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Last year's all inclusive ticket at least provided a chance to sample a variety of beers and food whereas the entry fee this year gave you nothing."

Why did council remove cameras on lamp-posts?

Wimbledon Guardian: Speed camera van, speed camera sign

9:07am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Was the expenditure a complete waste of money?"

Happy to be called an OAP (but not to be one)

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I am old because I am 85. I am not a senior citizen because I cannot define the term."

Box junction removal is maddening and dangerous

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:44am Friday 5th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Whoever in Merton traffic and highways department thought that the removal of the yellow box system at the junction of Wimbledon Hill Road and Alexandra Road was in any way a good idea has clearly never tried to negotiate this drivers’ nightmare at busy times of day."

Letter to the Editor: Expanding Heathrow would further blight our lives

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:24pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I totally disagree with the dismissal of Boris's brilliant visionary plans for a Thames Estuary airport."

So touched by kindness of strangers after fall

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

10:54am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Letter to the Editor: "On Saturday lunchtime I had a dramatic fall whilst crossing Wimbledon Broadway, outside the station near the bus stop."

WW1 events not publicised enough

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "As a better example of a comprehensive all embracing event I suggest that an event organised by the Rotary Club a couple of weeks earlier would have provided a template for whoever organised the WW1 one."

Fly-tipping does pay

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Having replaced several fencing panels in my garden I phoned the bulky waste help line to have them removed. I was told 'sorry we do not take fencing panels'."

Assembly member's letter is 'wildly inaccurate'

Wimbledon Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

11:59am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "If you break up violent and street crimes into infinite sub-classifications the figures appear smaller."

Positive thinking doesn’t remove real concerns about crime in Mitcham

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I found the reporting of the meeting in the Wimbledon Guardian, on August 7, to be accurate, fair and totally unbiased."

Box junction fine is “totally inappropriate”

Wimbledon Guardian: Colney Heath Lane re-opens after flooding closure

11:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I sympathise with the reader who got trapped in the yellow box junction."

Crime, and fear of crime, is falling sharply in Merton

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Some people may have an interest in spreading doubts and worry but the facts remain that, in Merton and in London as a whole, police officer numbers are up, crime is going down, and confidence amongst residents has risen."






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