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.

Machinery causing a massive disturbance

Bucks Free Press:

4:26pm Monday 14th July 2014

I am writing to you about the state of Gilletts Lane, during the resurfacing of the West Wycombe Road.

Final service for RAF St Eval

Bucks Free Press:

4:21pm Monday 14th July 2014

It is with regret that I have to report the closing down of RAF St Eval Coastal Command Association.

Obstruction is a road safety concern

Bucks Free Press:

4:20pm Monday 14th July 2014

Further to your readers comments about untidy verges and trees causing visual obstruction.

Invest hopes in ‘renewable’ energy

Bucks Free Press:

4:19pm Monday 14th July 2014

I can truly sympathise with the frustration of people like ‘ex nuclear power pioneer’ Roderick Taylor: that the world just ain’t like it used to be (Letters, June 27).

Sir Patrick Moore agreed ‘it’s the sun’

Bucks Free Press:

4:18pm Monday 14th July 2014

In brief reply to Eric Alexander (Letters, July 4), physical fact isn’t established by popular opinion. I bet none of the dignitaries he quotes has ever devised a rational thermodynamic model of the earth’s heating by the sun, let alone attempt to use it with empirically-backed data to calculate the greenhouse effects of carbon dioxide and water vapour in the atmosphere, as I have done.

HS2 won’t compare to TGV journey

Bucks Free Press:

4:16pm Monday 14th July 2014

I recently travelled by TGV for some 300 miles from South East France to Paris. I enjoyed long views over farmland in gently undulating countryside, with scarcely a village or town in sight, mainly the occasional farmhouse in a sparsely populated landscape, where there was insignificant traffic to be inconvenienced by the line. (The experience was similar travelling across the Po Valley from Milan.) How different from the circumstances in which HS2 would have to operate! — Christopher Swain, Henham, Essex

No qualms about quality of care

Bucks Free Press:

4:15pm Monday 14th July 2014

Criticism of the NHS seems to be ongoing and I am sure there are cases where these criticisms are justified. My wife, however, was recently in the Intensive Care Ward at Wycombe Hospital with a progressive condition which turned out to be terminal. The care she received there was nothing other than kind, caring, thorough and patient.

Motorcyclists can be camouflaged

Bucks Free Press:

4:14pm Monday 14th July 2014

MAY I warn other road users of a potentially very dangerous situation I have come across.

Have you seen the rare white squirrel?

Bucks Free Press:

10:27am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Have any of your other readers seen the very rare pure white squirrel in the Loudwater or High Wycombe area? This little creature turned up last Monday in the gardens of the London Road/ Kingsmead Park area.

What right did she have to block me in?

Bucks Free Press:

10:26am Tuesday 8th July 2014

I don’t usually ‘do’ negative energy but after an illegally parked car blocked me in outside Superdrug for over half an hour I was angry!

Warning of closure only given day before

Bucks Free Press:

10:25am Tuesday 8th July 2014

I have read with interest the reports relating to the resurfacing works in Station Road and, in particular, the vehicle that the contractors had to work around rather than move.

Pole in centre of entrance is a hazard

Bucks Free Press:

10:23am Tuesday 8th July 2014

On my weekly visit to Court Garden, I nearly drove into what can only be described as a near miss parking hazard. What daft council contractor decided to erect a pole (pictured right) in the middle of the entrance to a public car park without putting up a warning sign or any hazard tape?!

Thanks to public for generous support

Bucks Free Press:

10:21am Tuesday 8th July 2014

The Bourne End & District Branch of the RNLI held a two-day collection outside Waitrose on June 20-21.We collected a total of £2,025.20. Thanks to all the collectors and to the public for their generosity. — Rose Start, Secretary, Bourne End & District Branch

Europhiles are the insulars, not us!

Bucks Free Press:

10:20am Tuesday 8th July 2014

UKIP’s Euro elections results were simply stunning; showing we’re the only truly one-nation party with support throughout the UK – unlike other parties whose dwindling support is confined to a few strong regions.

When was church banner hung up?

Bucks Free Press:

10:04am Tuesday 8th July 2014

I would be interested to know when the banner of the High Wycombe Old Contemptibles Association was hung up in High Wycombe Parish Church. I remember reading about it being carried there by one of the last Old Contemptibles in this area in the Bucks Free Press many years ago, but I cannot remember the date and I have been unable to find out from the BFP files in the library. Can any readers tell me this? — Lawrence Linehan, Wooburn Green

‘Delusion’ harboured by people of note

Bucks Free Press:

10:01am Tuesday 8th July 2014

“An extravagant delusion inflicted on the gullible by this nation’s enemies”: Roderick Taylor’s verdict on man-made global warming (Letters, June 27).

Long-term trend is for planet to cool

Bucks Free Press:

10:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

IN May 2007 I saw the Al Gore film An inconvenient Truth. I was so appalled by the totally unscientific content and distortion of previous climate data that I sent the first global warming letter to the Bucks Free Press. After over seven years the debate continues.

Thanks to public for stall contributions

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

9:00am Monday 30th June 2014

On June 13 we held a stall by the green in Beaconsfield in aid of The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS) and raised £269.

Unexpected fly-past was highlight of the day

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4:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

I would like to explain the position regarding a fly-past as part of the RAF Freedom Parade.

Overgrown trees are causing obstruction

Bucks Free Press: Overgrown trees are causing obstruction

1:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Re: Abbey Barn Lane issues I have raised this issue with Highways on Call for over a month now.

Pupils could use public buses

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

9:20am Sunday 29th June 2014

I refer to your article regarding the concerns of Mr Cooksey, headteacher at Dr Challoner’s High School. and his fears regarding how long the pupils will have to sit on a school bus (BFP, June 13).

Resurfacing work should be done elsewhere

Bucks Free Press: Anger over access to homes during roadworks

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

I am somewhat bemused by the decision of Bucks County Council to resurface Beech Avenue, Lane End, this week.

Shakespeare performance was one of the best ever

Bucks Free Press: The Hall Barn Estate in Beaconsfield, where the walk is taking place

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

The performance of As You Like It by the Chiltern Shakespeare Company at Hall Barn, Beaconsfield was one of the best performances I have ever seen. The actors were excellent and seemed to enjoy their parts, which came across to the audience. The comments of people were all very positive.

Man-made global warming is delusion

Bucks Free Press: WASTE: BNFL’s nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria

6:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Your letters on energy supply and climate change (June 20) make it sound as though we are able to survive solely on ‘green’ fuels. Not so!

They think it's 'acceptable' to park in residential areas

Bucks Free Press: Dangerous parking needs to be stopped, say residents

2:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

Richard Scott, in his letter to the Marlow Free Press (June 13), despite agreeing that there is no easy solution to the complicated issue of parking in Marlow, suggests that those wishing to park in residential streets will be dissuaded from doing so if parking charges in off-street car parks are reduced.

Paddle the length of Thames for charity

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

12:28pm Monday 23rd June 2014

I would be very grateful if you could help me promote the Rob Roy Thames Canoe Rally.

Certain road layouts not included in plan

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

12:27pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Why is it the new road layouts to Spring Lane and Abbey Barn Lane are not included in the local plan? A special newsletter as proposed by Councillor Gary Hall should be sent to all local residents affected by these proposals. — Mr JE Pickering, Kingsmead Road

Calling all ‘Swinging The Lamp’ stories

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

12:26pm Monday 23rd June 2014

I would imagine that to those of your readers who served in the Royal Navy, the above comment brought a wry smile and made them think back a bit, but nearly always with a lamp swinging story, a very close shipmate is drawn into the story, inevitably with a, “I wonder where Old Chalkie is now?”

Dog owner was stood in way of bike

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

12:25pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Re: Motorbike hits dog on Icknield Way I don’t know the Icknield Way path but if motorbikes have a right of use as well as dog walkers, on your own admission the owner was stood in the way of the bike. She’s lucky it was only the dog that was hit. All of you could have been killed. Maybe there should be speed aware notices up? — Mrs A Lowden, Winslow

What are policies on economy or welfare?

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

12:11pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Councillor Pearce, writing after the election results (Letters, June 6), considers that UKIP are now a party to be taken seriously. However, what responsibility have they ever taken for running anything? Their only solution to the nation’s problems seems to be to blame Europe and the immigrants.

Do you know where this location is?

Bucks Free Press: Do you know where this location is?

12:10pm Monday 23rd June 2014

This is a copy of a postcard, obviously taken before 1914, but where is it? The card’s producer was Findlow of High Wycombe. The big clue is the church in the background but I do not recognise it. I lived in High Wycombe from 1935 to 1962. If any of your readers recognise the location, I would be very pleased. — Arthur Slight, Stoke on Trent

Thank you to all our fundraisers

Bucks Free Press: The highest result school has achieved

12:01pm Monday 23rd June 2014

I would like to say a big thank you to all your readers who took part in Diabetes UK’s Swim22 challenge.

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