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8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:49am Thursday 21st August 2014
Sir.–Having read Douglas Patterson’s letter at the beginning of July, I chose to wait and see how others responded. I was encouraged to read the responses from Martin Heath and Paul Beavers but surprised that more people were not motivated to write in.
8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014
8:00am Monday 18th August 2014
8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014
8:17am Friday 15th August 2014
Sir.–On July 27, two little girls, their granddad and a little well-loved multi coloured bear boarded a train from Basingstoke to Fleet. They spoke to us saying they were going to the jungle. In fact they spent the afternoon at Fleet Pond – we ran into them again later that afternoon.
9:37am Thursday 14th August 2014
Sir.–When I was curating the ‘All Our Own Work’ art gallery in Festival Place, a four-year-old little girl walked in with her parents and brother and sister and said in a big, loud voice “What’s all this about then?”
8:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014
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8:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014
8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014
8:00am Friday 1st August 2014
Sir.–News that Basingstoke Old Common could be used for Basingstoke Town Football Club’s new stadium brought back many memories of my childhood when the common was used as grazing land for various animals.
9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014
Sir.–A little over three years ago, I received a call from Andrew Long, who is on the staff of Basingstoke hospital, enquiring as to whether I would be able to help out with a group of men who wanted to start a choir.
8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014
Sir.–I am sorry Don Cameron (Letters, July 10) had been misled into believing he was attending a public meeting with the managing director of Stagecoach (South). It was a meeting of a committee of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
8:00am Monday 28th July 2014
8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014
Sir.–What a wonderful evening it was at The Anvil on July 6, for the Festival Of Choirs – such a moving experience, bringing many thoughts of my uncle who served in the Horse Artillery, with so many lives lost, and the horrors they faced in the First World War.
8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014
Sir.–With a minor change to plans, I diverted to the annual parish meeting recently. You will not be surprised that the attendance was unfortunately low but this seemed to come as no surprise to the parish council.
8:00am Friday 25th July 2014
Sir.–I’d like to congratulate Basingstoke Town Football Club on their new partnership with Soccer AM. This will no doubt bring lots of exciting opportunities for the club, help them in their aim to be selfsufficient, and build on their current reputation.
8:52am Thursday 24th July 2014
Sir.–I wondered if Douglas Paterson, of Keep Hampshire Green, (Letters, July 3) was actually being serious when he suggested that instead of wind and solar farms, what we need is a thorium nuclear power plant in the centre of every town in the country?
8:00am Monday 21st July 2014
Sir.–As a keen recycler and composter, I was very interested in the article regarding the recycling of more plastic packaging. However, I see that the material has to be sent all the way to Yorkshire for recycling. Is this environmentally friendly? Is this cost-effective?
8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014
Sir.–I went to the Basingstoke Festival Of Choirs concert A Century of War and Peace in The Anvil on Sunday, July 6, which was excellent, uplifting, and a fitting tribute to the momentous events in 1914 and 1944.
8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014
Sir.–At the end of the First World War, the people of Basingstoke with their own money bought the War Memorial Park in remembrance of all those who died in the Great War. That was an amazing collective gesture of remembrance.
9:23am Friday 18th July 2014
10:06am Thursday 17th July 2014
8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014
8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014
Sir.–Having attended the public meeting, brought to our attention by Cllr Paul Harvey, I was appalled by the roughshod manner in which the managing director of Stagecoach Southern, and the representative of Hampshire County Council, responded to questions, statements and logic directed at them by public members, councillors and officers of the Basingstoke and Deane area.
9:08am Friday 11th July 2014
Sir.–I was saddened to learn from the report by Chris Gregory that a senior Odiham Parish Councillor had attacked the attitude and character of the residents of the High Street who do not agree with the proposed new parking scheme.
9:05am Thursday 10th July 2014
8:00am Monday 7th July 2014
Sir.–Much of the need to build more houses over our precious green fields is due to the uncontrolled immigration that has taken place over the last few years, without any thought given to the effect it would have on schools, doctors' surgeries etc.
8:00am Sunday 6th July 2014
8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014
9:01am Friday 4th July 2014
12:10pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
Sir.–Many motorists cannot understand why cyclists do not use cycle routes. Well, most cycle routes, unlike the M3 or the M4, go nowhere. They may end on the edge of a field, in the middle of a wood, halfway along a street or just short of a busy junction or roundabout.
8:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014
Sir.–With more than 72 million letters delivered each day, the UK’s leading sight loss charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is urging the public to save their used stamps to help raise vital funds for blind or partially sighted people.
8:00am Monday 30th June 2014
8:00am Sunday 29th June 2014
8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014
Sir.–Earlier this year Stagecoach announced major changes to the bus routes and timetables which affected many residents across the borough. We know from our postbag that it was a massive issue and we saw through your letters page how angry and frustrated many of your readers were.
8:34am Friday 27th June 2014
8:36am Thursday 26th June 2014
8:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014
8:00am Monday 23rd June 2014
Sir.–I am seeking Ian Knight, ‘Smudge’ Smith, Harry Campbell, and any others who served in the Territorial Army Centre, in Penrith Road, Basingstoke, from the late 1960s (as D Company, 4/5th Royal Hampshires) and B Company (Hampshire), the Wessex Volunteers, and later 1st Battalion, The Wessex Regiment.
8:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014
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10:00am Friday 20th June 2014
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8:44am Thursday 19th June 2014
8:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014
Reason to be proud Sir.–I would like to congratulate all the nominees, winners and organisers on the fantastic event that was the Basingstoke A Place to be Proud of Awards 2014. It was a pleasure to be involved.
8:00am Monday 16th June 2014