Thieves owe £100 for boxes of beers

Bucks Free Press:

4:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

I am writing to thank whoever broke into my bottle store the other week and stole four boxes of bottled beers and ciders.

Let’s go back to the old Five Kingdoms

Bucks Free Press:

4:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

As the deadline for the Scottish vote draws nigh, what are the implications if the Scots do vote for, and get, their independence? What are the implications for us? It is said by the yes campaign that the Scots should follow the Nordic model. So why don’t we? Well, let us go back to the old Five Kingdoms; East Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria, Wessex and Wales? Be about the same size as the Nordic Model. Wycombe could become a frontier town, we could trade across the border, the river Thames, with the foreigners in Wessex. We could even do away with the German Royal family and bring back the old families. After all Alfred the Great was born in Wanating, (now Wantage, Oxfordshire) and that is just down the road. So bring back the old Kingdoms. — Anthony Mealing, High Wycombe

The outcome will affect 63m Britons

Bucks Free Press:

4:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

On 18 September, 4 million people will be voting in Scotland on whether that country should become independent or remain within the United Kingdom. There will be a simple question – Yes or No.

We need houses for future generations

Bucks Free Press:

4:12pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

What’s all the fuss about Slate Meadow?

Thanks to public for street collection

Bucks Free Press:

4:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Animal Aid would like to thank the people of High Wycombe for their generosity in raising £65 at a street collection on Saturday 19 July. The money will help fund our peaceful campaigns and educational work on all aspects of animal cruelty. For more details, contact 01732 364546 or visit www.animal — Margaret Campbell, Animal Aid Collection Co-ordinator

World is bombarded with solar energy

Bucks Free Press:

4:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The real world I inhabit, Mr Alexander (Free Press, Aug 15), is incessantly bombarded by about 180 thousand million megawatts (MW) of fluctuating solar energy. That’s astronomical fact. This is equivalent to the full output of 90 million large (2,000 MW) power stations, or 30 thousand million of the largest available wind turbines – if they work flat out during the 27 per cent of the time they are available.

Want change? Get out of your armchair

Bucks Free Press:

4:09pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Bucks’ current Conservative MPs are on the wrong side of local public opinion as far as key Cameron Conservative Party policies are concerned: HS2, grammar schools, gay marriage and increased housing, as a result of uncontrolled immigration, destroying the leafy Bucks countryside – with the green belt being the subject of a statutory review.

Council refuse to see common sense

Bucks Free Press:

4:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

On the 11/06/2014 I was looking for a space in the car park. Unfortunately it was full. However since it has become an ANPR car park, the pay and display machines have been covered with bin bags, marked as out of order, and this means that a space as you enter the car park (chevroned off by yellow lines) to allow members of the public access to the machine is no longer needed.

WDC should dispute planning system

Bucks Free Press:

4:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WDC is consulting residents again about the new Local Plan, this time on proposals for a Junction 3A for the M40 and on proposals to release four reserve sites for development at Abbey Barn South, Abbey Barn North, Slate Meadow and Terriers Farm, and Gomm Valley and Ashwell. You might wonder why WDC is seriously considering such unpopular proposals.

Drivers disobeying the Highway Code

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Following complaints about cars parking on the pavement in Dean Street, Marlow drivers should perhaps read the Highway Code.

Weather points to global warming

Bucks Free Press:

11:58am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Googling “hottest May and June” reveals that’s what this year has brought. Much the same goes for July, while August is shaping the same way.

Recent floods far less harsh than 1894

Bucks Free Press:

11:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Eric Alexander (Letters, August 1) implies that 97 per cent of scientists believe in man made climate change. He fails to tell us the source of his statistics, which I would suggest are totally incorrect.

Thank you to all who attended ceremony

Bucks Free Press:

11:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

I would sincerely like to thank the residents of Booker area that attended the wreath laying ceremony for WWI commemoration that took place on Monday, August 4 at noon at Booker Memorial Hall. This coincided with a wreath laying ceremony that took place at every memorial within Wycombe district.

Foliage dangerously obscuring bus stop

Bucks Free Press:

11:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

What do I have to do to get the foliage cut that is obscuring the bus stop sign on Holmer Green Road opposite Park Lane?

Parking fine for a ticket I paid for

Bucks Free Press:

11:37am Tuesday 19th August 2014

I would like to ask your readers whether they could get in touch with me if they have received a parking fine or if they noticed something strange about the parking ticket machines at the Rye lido. The date I’m particularly interested in is 30/05/14.

No need for yet another supermarket

Bucks Free Press:

11:34am Tuesday 19th August 2014

I cannot believe the idiocy of the ‘powers that be’ who have allowed another supermarket to be built and opened in Bourne End.

No budget to allow this to happen

Bucks Free Press:

11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

I would like the opportunity to respond to the recent story on page 2 of BFP ref ‘Junction 4a’ (August 8).

Children’s services should be a priority

Bucks Free Press:

11:28am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Re: Ofsted brands Bucks County Council’s children’s social care as ‘inadequate’: This report summarises many of the issues that have been raised by parents, social workers and myself for some time. It is hoped that the report will be a catalyst to change further support to vulnerable children and their parents in Buckinghamshire.

Mr Alexander is ignoring evidence

Bucks Free Press:

12:06pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

But it’s Eric Alexander who’s ignoring the astronomical evidence, while clearly unable to understand the thermodynamics of global warming. I don’t have the means of rectifying this defect. — Roderick Taylor, Bourne End

Belief in myths does not bode well

Bucks Free Press:

12:04pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The tenet for Eric Alexander’s argument for man-made climate change (Letters, Aug 1) appears to be exactly the same as that used to delude Western Europe into belief in a Geocentric Universe. It took 1,800 years to dispel that myth, to wrest control from the charlatans and enter the Renaissance, the reason civilisation was able to progress technically to where it is today. Regression to belief in myths, so prevalent today, for the benefit of the current bunch of charlatans does not bode well for the future of humanity. — Mr P.D. Somerville, High Wycombe

Why do the traders have the last laugh?

Bucks Free Press:

12:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

It appears that I have hit a brick wall, although I do hope that by the time this letter goes to print that our best brains in Buckinghamshire are able to find a solution to the problem.

Why is busy Dean Street exempt?

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Harriet Wilson’s letter regarding cars parked upon the Dean Street pavements (BFP, Aug 1) raises an interesting point.

£500,000 needed for essential work

Bucks Free Press:

11:56am Tuesday 12th August 2014

We are appealing for help to raise the £500,000 needed to complete the refurbishment of Helen House to bring it up to modern standards. Helen House provides hospice care to children with life shortening conditions, living in Buckinghamshire, between the ages of 0-16 years old and their families.

Takeover causes a democratic deficit

Bucks Free Press:

11:54am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The takeover of Heatherwood/Wexham Park by the Frimley Park NHS, just agreed, will result in the people of South Bucks being robbed of having a democratic role in the future of hospital services in their area for the best part of half a year.

One-day fundraiser was the best ever

Bucks Free Press:

11:33am Tuesday 5th August 2014

On July 25 we held a stall in Beaconsfield in aid of The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS) and raised £323. TEARS helps rescue and rehabilitate animals in the Cape Peninsular.

Private sector doesn’t have same benefits

Bucks Free Press:

11:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

While I sympathise I am also somewhat mystified. I do not work in the “public sector” and, like many in the working world, am employed in what is loosely called the “private sector”. And we do not have the benefit of that public sector shelter. We do not get help with pension contributions, or annual salary rises by right, we do not have regular hours or fixed retirement etc. If we want more money, we have to demonstrate increased productivity, work more hours, increase qualifications and so on.

An opportunity for nature conservation

Bucks Free Press:

11:28am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Bees and other vital pollinators, and insect life generally, are under greater pressure than ever, due to loss of habitat from agricultural intensification and urbanisation.

Departure of an honourable man

Bucks Free Press:

11:26am Tuesday 5th August 2014

So local Tory MP Dominic Grieve has departed from the Cabinet table. He is an honourable and decent man, whom I have voted for in the past.

Sadly I can’t ignore the evidence...

Bucks Free Press:

11:25am Tuesday 5th August 2014

It’s the sun that does it, says Roderick Taylor (Letters, July 11). And it’s driving us towards a new Ice Age.

It is an accident waiting to happen

Bucks Free Press:

11:23am Tuesday 5th August 2014

I have every sympathy with Mr and Mrs Grant regarding the parking of cars on the pavement at the junction of Dean Street and Queen’s Road (MFP, July 18). It is a spot with a nasty accident waiting to happen.

Much clearer road signage is needed

Bucks Free Press:

11:21am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Well done, Chris Burmajster, for his perceptive comments on the chaos which is the Handy Cross traffic system (Letters, July 25). I use the ‘roundabout’ on most days and can bear witness to the many near-misses and road-rage incidents which are commonplace. Last year, I was hit by a car driven by a woman who was new to the system and who was totally confused as to what lane she should be in.

Not cost-effective to increase collections

Bucks Free Press:

11:20am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Re: Collection should increase in summer, a letter from Andrew Moore, BFP July 25.

Thanks for generous store donations

Bucks Free Press:

4:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

A year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from Sainsbury’s Farnham Road has made a huge difference to the staff and animals at Animal Sanctuary at Dorney Lake.

Our roadbuilders deserve a thumbs up

Bucks Free Press:

4:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

let’s raise a cheer for our roadbuilders.

Polluting, smelly buses unacceptable

Bucks Free Press:

4:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

Are the buses in High Wycombe the smelliest most polluting in the country?

Layout of lanes and markings is poor

Bucks Free Press:

4:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

So the Highways Agency claimed to have improved Handy Cross, but I have to ask – for whom? I think it’s worse than before.

Nothing but praise for treatment

Bucks Free Press:

4:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

I would like to thank all Paramedics and Hospital staff I came in contact with last Tuesday, July 15 when I was rushed to the Cardiac and Stroke Unit at High Wycombe Hospital with an extremely low heart rate.

Staff were very kind and caring

Bucks Free Press:

4:18pm Monday 28th July 2014

I have recently been a patient in Wycombe Hospital for a knee replacement. I would like to say what excellent care I received. The surgeon who did the operation, and the team of staff and helpers on Ward 12B were outstanding and all very kind and caring. The food was very good indeed, with a wide variety to choose from. The ward was light and airy. I would like to thank them, and to recommend the care I received at Wycombe. — Mary Spooner, Kiln Close, Prestwood

Collection should increase in summer

Bucks Free Press:

4:17pm Monday 28th July 2014

As you are all aware, in 2013 Chiltern District Council introduced Green Waste initiative that involves charging residents £35 a year for bi-weekly collections of green waste bins, with bag collection free.

MVAS is a vital educational tool

Bucks Free Press:

4:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

I am writing in response to Mr Blake’s letter printed [in BFP July 11] regarding the newsletter published by Chepping Wycombe Parish Council.

Armed Forces Day: Public regard for services has grown

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1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A fortnight ago we marked this country’s Armed Forces Day and, for us in Bucks, it’s very much the Royal Air Force that is part of the core of community life.

Waterside lakes: Loss should be seen as catalyst for change

Bucks Free Press:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN opportunity of a lifetime to secure the future of the 17.5 acres of tranquil lakes at Waterside adjoining to Chesham Moor, for the town’s benefit forever has been lost by the sale to a private person.

Royal Navy: Do you have a story to share with us?

Bucks Free Press:

9:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The readers miss nothing. I recently wrote explaining that an internet radio station would soon be running a programme broadcasting stories of those who served in the Royal Navy.

Where solar power may be lacking...

Bucks Free Press: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I’m glad, for David Hampton’s sake (Letters, July 11), that he still has fossil fuelled and nuclear powered energy suppliers (‘my bills are low’) able to take over automatically during the three-quarters of the time when his solar panels are either dead at night or when there’s not enough sunshine to boil a kettle.

Potholes: Vital to concentrate on bus routes

Bucks Free Press: Worst roads in Bucks to be fixed

6:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

I write a plea to the powers that be to concentrate on mending the potholes and sunken road crossings on bus routes as a priority. My wife and I frequently travel on the 800 or 850 routes and note that for long stretches of the route the bus fully occupies the road width which ever journey it makes.

Potholes: How much money has been wasted?

Bucks Free Press: The potholes before the markings were painted around them.

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Bucks County Council keep telling us they don’t have enough money to fix our roads.

Potholes: Filling holes is only semi-permanent

Bucks Free Press: Pot holes are a source of much anger with motorists

4:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

“Fill them and hope for the best” may mean only three to 36 months before needing further work? The comprehensive 85-page USA manual on repairs to asphalt surfaces suggest these times, all repairs being at best only semi-permanent.

School plans: why weren't we consulted before?

Bucks Free Press:

3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014

Whatever happened to common courtesy and good manners?

Pair’s decision was highly responsible

Bucks Free Press:

4:33pm Monday 14th July 2014

According to your news item on page 9, BFP, June 27 (‘Their decision is irresponsible’), Alan Walters asserted that the decision of Independent councillors Geoff Grover and Graham Davie to resign was ‘irresponsible’.

Actions are waste of effort and money

Bucks Free Press:

4:32pm Monday 14th July 2014

I’m going to make some politically incorrect statements, but since, to the best of my knowledge, they are true, I don’t much care about putting political noses out of joint.

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