Importance of getting flu jab

Basingstoke Gazette: Diabetes care appeal

8:18am Friday 31st October 2014

Sir.–As we head further into Autumn, Diabetes UK is recommending everyone with diabetes takes up the offer of a free flu jab from their GP as soon as possible.

More stadium views

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

Sir.–I am writing to you because a letter from Mr Rafi Razzak, chairman of Basingstoke Town Football Club, has just come to my daughter's house on Riverdene. I think this has been sent to lots of Basingstoke households and that it is an open letter, so I hope that he, and you, will not mind this open reply.

New stadium will raise town’s profile

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8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sir. –With further regard to the football ground debate, I believe there is more to it than Basingstoke FC versus ‘Green Space’!

Is it time to remove road restrictions?

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8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Sir.– Part of my morning commute includes a drive along Heather Way, in Basingstoke.

Better use of services money

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8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Sir.–We are supposedly living in an age of austerity and ‘savage cuts’, as the Government tries to cut the deficit.

Lyrics & Laughter event was success

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8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Sir.–Firstly, as secretary, I would like to offer you my sincere thanks, on behalf of the Basingstoke and Deane Over-55s Forum for placing our article in your paper recently which drew lots of people to purchase tickets.

Bear with us over roadworks

Basingstoke Gazette: Borough cabinet member brands critism of Costa Coffee deal as 'political mischief'

9:53am Friday 17th October 2014

Sir.-I would like to respond to Mr Bailey’s letter published last week about the construction work at Basing View.

Midwife's plea to MP

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:46am Thursday 16th October 2014

Sir.–I am a midwife employed at Basingstoke hospital. Having written to Basingstoke MP Maria Miller regarding the current pay dispute, I received a letter from her informing me that while she recognised our ‘hard work and dedication’, the Government considers it ‘unaffordable’ to give us the pay rise recommended by our Pay Review Body. Here is my open letter to her in response:

Thanks to all for show support

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8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Sir.–Having seen this year’s variety show, I want to publicly thank everyone involved in the production. The show was sold out and I can only apologise to those unable to get tickets. You missed a treat.

Writers’ Circle put on a great night

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8:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Sir.–I would like to thank Basingstoke Writers’ Circle for a great evening of poetry at their last meeting.

Bridges need extra safety measures

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8:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Sir.– Isn’t it time that whoever is responsible for the many bridges that pass over the ring road system to start planning for protective measures to be put in place to help prevent anyone from jumping from them?

Buddy was a real pal to foundation

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8:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Sir.–The Camberley Friends of Make-A-Wish would like to thank Basingstoke resident Buddy Love, of The Fox Inn, Newfound, for supporting our Caribbean evening held on September 12.

‘I’m supporting call for more powers’

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Roy Perry.

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Sir.–I write in support of the recent suggestion of Roy Perry, leader of Hampshire County Council, that if Scotland should have more powers then Hampshire should as well.

Rallying together for centre

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:36am Friday 10th October 2014

Sir.–On Sunday, September 28, I took part in a classic and performance car rally held in memory of my late father Geoff Saunders, to raise funds for his favourite charity, the Ark Cancer Charity.

Walking nightmare

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:58pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Sir.–No doubt, the town will soon be complaining about the chaos the development of the John Lewis store on Basing View is about to bring. But what about us poor pedestrians?

I also had trouble at a local M&S

Basingstoke Gazette: Decision is due today on new M&S food store

8:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Sir.–In reference to Mr Young’s recent complaint against Marks and Spencer, I too have many issues with them.

Two issues could be solved in one

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8:00am Monday 6th October 2014

Sir.–The letter about open space and the news item about cemetery provision demonstrates that residents fear losing open space.

Shelter spotlight

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Sir.-As a local historian, I was interested to read three letters featured in The Gazette about the bus station, especially concerning shelter for the passengers.

War exhibition was a disappointment

Basingstoke Gazette: The Willis Museum

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Sir.–I visited The Willis Museum in order to view the names of men from the borough of Basingstoke who had served in the First World War.

Join in Britain's Best Breakfast

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8:46am Friday 3rd October 2014

Sir.–I would like to make your readers aware of the ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’ event that is taking place between October 17-19 to help support the seven million unpaid carers in the UK.

Is stadium site right?

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Sir.–There is no doubt that a new multi-purpose stadium would be good for the profile of the town, but there are huge public doubts about whether the Old Common is the right site.

Sorry to hear sad story of cat loss

Basingstoke Gazette: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Sir.–We are sincerely sorry to hear about Mrs Lichtan’s experience in obtaining care for her cat Shadow (‘Let down by out-of-hours vet care’, Sept 18).

Lyrics and Laughter for older people

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Sir.–Re Lyrics and Laughter Show to celebrate the International Day for Older People on Saturday, October 4, at Aldworth School, Western Way, Basingstoke, 2pm-5pm.

So many to thank after pavement fall

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8:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Sir.–Following on from the letter ‘Kindness after a fall’, I was also a victim of the pavements in Basingstoke, when recently I suffered facial, arm and leg injuries, having tripped on a damaged paving stone on an estate footpath in Brighton Hill.

Why was exhibition held on weekday?

Basingstoke Gazette: Black Dam Roundabout

8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Sir.–I am writing in relation to the recent article on the exhibition being held for the “improvements” to the Black Dam Roundabout.

Bin collection complaints

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:22am Friday 26th September 2014

Sir.–Another moan, I’m afraid, about our good friends, the refuse collectors.

Open space is needed

Basingstoke Gazette: An artist's impression of Basingstoke Town's proposed new stadium

9:04am Thursday 25th September 2014

Sir.–During the discussions about the Old Common site, and whether it is the right place for Basingstoke Town Football Club to relocate, the issue of living in the central town area was raised by one of the councillors in Cabinet.

Drunken antics are putting off visitors

Basingstoke Gazette: Top of The Town

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sir.–With regard to the people at The Top of The Town in Basingstoke asking for money, and generally the drunken behaviour of groups of people.

Let down by out-of-hours vet care

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Sir.–I wonder how many of your pet-owning readers realise there is no emergency vet cover in Basingstoke after hours.

Help wanted with cancer research

Basingstoke Gazette: Exterior of Southampton University

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Sir.–We are researchers at the University of Southampton, and we would like to talk to people who have a friend or family member who has, or has had, bowel cancer.

Questions that still need an answer

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

Sir.–I have just read the interview which you had with Maria Miller (published Thursday, August 21).

Views on the buses

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

Sir.–As someone whose bus pass is becoming worn through frequent use, I look forward to the day when Basingstoke has a covered-in bus station where passengers can wait in comfort.

Don't knock Maria

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sir.–Maria Miller is a hardworking MP. She is not a public school product – she went to a comprehensive school.

Trolley good idea

Basingstoke Gazette: File photo dated 19/02/14 of a sign at an ASDA Store as Asda boss Andy Clarke today hailed an improvement in quarterly sales growth and claimed its supermarket rivals were scrambling to keep up. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 14, 201

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sir.–Finally, Asda has brought in pre-payment trollies, and with the payment being £1, it will certainly stop the plague of trollies left all over Brighton Hill.

Hospital food is to our taste

Basingstoke Gazette: Family hopes for lessons to be learnt from Basingstoke hospital fall death

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Sir.–We saw on local TV the reports on hospital food did not show Basingstoke hospital in a good light.

Is Vodafone service working smartly

Basingstoke Gazette: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Sir.–I am interested to know how many people in the Oakridge area of Basingstoke (RG21) on the Vodafone network are unable to make telephone calls from their Smartphones.

Tales behind the names

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Sir.–I am trying to trace relatives of 29 First World War soldiers and sailors named on the Longparish War Memorial.

Threat of rising population

Basingstoke Gazette: Population Matters (4616342)

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Sir.–As a supporter of Basingstoke Green Week, it disappoints me that, like most green campaigns, it targets the symptoms not the cause – human population growth.

Long-term action needed

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

10:18am Friday 12th September 2014

Sir.–Thank you for your recent piece on the enhanced local opportunities for recycling. It seems to have initiated some dialogue on the topic, which is always good.

'Long overdue but still evasive'

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:06am Thursday 28th August 2014

Sir.–You invite comments on the interview with Rt Hon Maria Miller MP.

Land should be made part of park

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8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sir.–I believe that land next to the Hilton Hotel, in Basingstoke, should be part of War Memorial Park.

Allotments were a growing distraction

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8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Sir.–In The Gazette recently, you mentioned about the local allotments.

Time to remember 'Forgotten Army'

8:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Sir.–Now that the fallen in World War One have been remembered, as well as those who went out on D-Day, may I hope tributes will be paid to those who died in Asia in World War Two.

Bus service 'unacceptable'

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Sir.–Re Cllr Colin Regan’s letter about the Number 4 bus, I am so pleased he has raised this issue as I am concerned that following the scrutiny committee's meeting with a Stagecoach representative, and a tentative promise to review the bus service in conjunction with a forthcoming Hampshire County Council review, there is a strong possibility that this issue may just melt away.

Show support for dementia carers

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8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

Sir.–There are currently over 800,000 people today living with dementia, many of whom are cared for by loved ones, friends and other important people in their lives.

A community benefit

Basingstoke Gazette:

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.

Trio praised for offering fall help

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8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Sir.–I would like to thank the two young men and lady who came to my assistance when I had a fall in Stanford Road, Brighton Hill, on the morning of Saturday, July 26.

Thanks to those who came to aid

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8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Sir.–I would like to thank all the people and staff who helped me on July 29, when I was hit from behind by a mobility chair.

Underwear issue is no small matter!

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8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Sir.–Are we a small town?

Bus changes are causing quite a stir

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8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Sir.–With regard to the article on page 2 recently about the change in bus services.

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