4:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
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
4:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
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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 aid.org.uk — Margaret Campbell, Animal Aid Collection Co-ordinator
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.
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.
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.
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.
12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014
11:58am Tuesday 19th August 2014
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.
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.
11:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014
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.
11:34am Tuesday 19th August 2014
11:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014
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.
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
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
12:02pm Tuesday 12th August 2014
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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.
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.
11:33am Tuesday 5th August 2014
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.
11:28am Tuesday 5th August 2014
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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.
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.
11:20am Tuesday 5th August 2014
4:25pm Monday 28th July 2014
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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.
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
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.
4:15pm Monday 28th July 2014
1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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.
9:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014
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.
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.
5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014
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.
3:46pm Monday 21st July 2014
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’.
4:32pm Monday 14th July 2014
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