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11:23am Monday 9th December 2013
On Saturday I took my children to the cinema having parked my car on Benjamin Road, High Wycombe. I’ve parked there without incident for years as both my daughters attended Hamilton Academy. We returned to the car at around 5.15pm to find that the front passenger side window had been smashed.
11:22am Monday 9th December 2013
Your readers will be interested to learn that the EU, despite its first ever long-term cut in its budget, will now provide a comprehensive package of funding measures in the field of education, training, and sport which will cover youth study and training programmes through until 2020.
11:20am Monday 9th December 2013
11:16am Monday 9th December 2013
As a follow-up to all the recent letters and news regarding waste collection, could I just add another. I live in St Hughs Close, Stokenchurch, which is a small close for the over 60’s and disabled. There are 34 small, mostly one bedroom properties run by the Bucks Housing Association.
11:14am Monday 9th December 2013
11:12am Monday 9th December 2013
Although I fully support the need to reinstate a rail link between Bourne End and High Wycombe station to provide a service to Maidenhead as existed prior to 1970 the project would not be as easy as Elsa Woodward indicates in her letter of 1st November 2013.
11:07am Monday 9th December 2013
11:03am Monday 9th December 2013
I read with dismay about the closure of Hull, Loosley & Pearce. We went to the turning on of the lights last Thursday and noted in the shop window it said closing down sale, but many shops use this ploy to get people in the doorway.
1:00pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
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3:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013
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8:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013
I am one of those 150 users of the Rye Lido who were spurned by the new parking authority, which sent 150 parking tickets in a fortnight to visitors, charging the fines, when not enough infrastructure was in place.
5:12pm Monday 25th November 2013
5:05pm Monday 25th November 2013
Eric Alexander (BFP letters, Nov. 15th) disputes the latest findings of world-renowned meteorological bodies, as well as the IPCC, which show no specific correlation between carbon dioxide trends and the incidence of severe weather around the world. We have experienced more extreme events in former times when carbon dioxide levels were not raised significantly by human activities.
5:00pm Monday 25th November 2013
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2:00pm Saturday 23rd November 2013
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5:40pm Friday 22nd November 2013
I fully agree with Councillor Snaith, when he describes the extent to which planning applications are now being decided by District Council officers, rather than being referred to the Council’s Planning Committee for a decision by elected councillors.
5:11pm Friday 22nd November 2013
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12:00pm Tuesday 12th November 2013
How lovely to read that Chesham will benefit from a skate park and how sad the young people of Beaconsfield are not fortunate enough for the council to approve the same facility. Due to lack of support from the town council after almost three years of fundraising, and enormous time and effort, the Skate Park Committee from Beaconsfield have had to fold despite raising £11,000. I wonder why the council of Beaconsfield feels that it does not need to support its young people with facilities in the same way as surrounding towns? It seems they are very quick to criticise the behaviour of young people but are not willing to find solutions to occupy teenagers. A skate park offers a place where kids, teens and adults can skate, bike and play in a safe environment and is designed to be aesthetically pleasing. Surely such a high energy sport would be an asset but, with the council stuck in the dark ages, I predict it will be some time before the young people of Beaconsfield are fortunate enough to enjoy such a facility.
11:58am Tuesday 12th November 2013
11:55am Tuesday 12th November 2013
On my return from a two-week tour in Europe, I read with interest the article of the inspirational trip of the John Hampden Grammar School to many of the WWI battlefields, one of which was in early October this year (Nostalgia, BFP, October 25).
11:52am Tuesday 12th November 2013
Anthony Weeden’s letter of November 1 (BFP letters) is spot on. The two things that control global warming are sunshine intensity and greenhouse gases. Of these, only the first is of prime importance.
11:51am Tuesday 12th November 2013
The debate over whether or not Buckinghamshire’s five major councils should merge in some form or other to create a cost-saving unitary council could go on for many years, and shamefully many senior councillors would appear to be perfectly happy to sit back and do nothing to rock the current status quo.
11:49am Tuesday 12th November 2013
While everyone else is complaining about gridlock for the past week, residents of Hampden Hill have been praying to get their gridlocked main road back! Why? Because Holtspur Top Lane in Beaconsfield is being resurfaced – right across the bottom of Hampden Hill. Hampden Hill is a cul-de-sac, so our only road access is via Holtspur Top Lane. Instead of doing the sensible thing and resurfacing the road one carriageway at a time, they have chosen to do the whole road in one go.
11:44am Tuesday 12th November 2013
I have just seen your newspaper clippings about the Capybara seen near Marlow. Last Tuesday, my wife and I were walking the Thames path and came across the creature. He was very docile, lying beside the river. We hadn’t a clue what it was. It wasn’t until we got home that a wildlife friend identified it. Geoff Soulsby, Durham City
11:43am Tuesday 12th November 2013
11:42am Tuesday 12th November 2013
FAO: The manager of the Waste Team, Following delivery of yet another four bins of various sizes to add to the three we already have, I am writing to ask whether it would be possible to have the following bin(s) removed?
4:00pm Monday 4th November 2013
12:30pm Monday 4th November 2013
Like Denise Kelly of West Wycombe (BFP page 6, 18 Oct) I too complained to the council’s Joint Waste Team regarding the plethora of recycling containers that now jockey for position under our modest front porch and the imminent demise of that pre-requisite of a civilised society, our weekly garbage collection.
10:40am Monday 4th November 2013
THE gridlock on Wycombe’s roads, discussed in last week’s BFP (18 October), is the inevitable consequence of planning policies which have allowed thousands of new houses to be built in Wycombe District over many years, yet have failed to develop opportunities for increased public transport infrastructure.
11:10am Sunday 3rd November 2013
8:20pm Friday 1st November 2013
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4:27pm Friday 1st November 2013
Since 1921 The Royal British Legion’s mission has been to help those members of the serving and ex-service community who needed it. Nearly 90 years on and the Legion continues to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces.
3:20pm Friday 1st November 2013
A potential danger to people handling World War II gas masks has been brought to my attention and I would like to use this opportunity to alert many who use this equipment as an historical artefact, whether in schools, history societies or indeed those who might be collectors.
1:00pm Monday 28th October 2013
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3:00pm Sunday 27th October 2013
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6:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013
1:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013
Letter To A Thief: I hope that the lowlife who stole an 80-year-old pensioner’s purse at approx 11am in Tesco High Wycombe on Friday, has enjoyed the photo of my beautiful great grandchild and the details of my heart attack medication I must carry at all times.
10:00am Saturday 26th October 2013
Prince Charles will very soon be 65 years old. When I was a young pupil at Terriers Primary School, I vaguely remember a tree-planting ceremony at the front of the school of young silver birch trees to celebrate his birth. Sadly, the school is no longer there but surprisingly (and happily) the silver birches have survived!
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