Letters

11 Dec 2014 09:30

Sick and tired of pavement cyclists

Sir, It was with great interest that I read in the Peeblesshire (November 28) that Brian McCrow, an Innerleithen Community Councillor, had said that he was not against people cycling on the pavement.

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10 Dec 2014 09:30

Dangerous, and illegal practice

Sir, Further to letters in recent editions of your paper about cycling on pavements, can I point out that Innerleithen is not alone.

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10 Dec 2014 09:00

Smith Commission’s report is fatally flawed

Sir, Unusually, I must agree with Mr Mundell - the Conservative Party’s philosophy has indeed formed the basis of the Smith Commission’s report. It is also clear that the Commission members did make an effort to compromise and work together – and produced a draft report.

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9 Dec 2014 09:30

Kingsmeadows is a special place

Sir, It was with the greatest interest I read the story of the sale of Kingsmeadows Estate (Peeblesshire News, November 21).

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8 Dec 2014 09:30

The Bridge raises charity cash

Sir, Saturday, November 15, saw yet another successful Christmas Market organised by The Bridge, Tweeddale.

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7 Dec 2014 09:30

Scrap Trident

Sir, Thank you for publishing our letter about the Borders bus going to Action Against Trident which took place at Faslane on November 30. Thanks too to those who could not attend but sponsored a seat on the bus.

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6 Dec 2014 09:30

LibDem vote cannot be assured

SIR, Following last week’s leaflet through my letter box promoting the reinstatement of garden waste collection which Clovenfords never had in the first place I have now received a leaflet from a different political party extolling the many virtues of our local member of parliament.

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5 Dec 2014 09:30

Small Business Saturday returns to Borders

SIR, This time last year a new initiative called Small Business Saturday was launched in the run-up to Christmas and urged everyone to get out and support their local High Streets, it is estimated the campaign delivered £460 million of spending with the UK’s small businesses.

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2 Dec 2014 14:30

Peebles' people's day of action for NHS

SIR, As local Peebles residents and supporters of the People’s NHS campaign, we would like to say how proud we are of our town for taking part in the People’s NHS Day of Action on November 12.

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1 Dec 2014 14:30

Unpaid carers filling the gaps

SIR, Over the last few months much has been written about the role of carers – those who provide care in a paid capacity - care support workers and those who care unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support carers.

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30 Nov 2014 14:30

Peebles Coal Fund

SIR, With the weather now becoming colder, I write on behalf of Peebles Old Parish Church of Scotland to remind everyone of the existence of the Peebles Coal Fund.

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29 Nov 2014 14:30

Eddleston and WW1

SIR, I am currently researching Eddleston parish and its people during WW1. I’d be really interested to hear from anyone who has any information or stories

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28 Nov 2014 14:30

Scottish Donkey sanctuary

SIR, Once again Border Beasties would like to thank all our volunteers who have taken donations weekly to the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary where they are always much appreciated.

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23 Nov 2014 07:30

Recycling facilities are rubbish

SIR, May I add to Nancy’s experience of Eshiels Recycling centre (Peeblesshire News, November 14).

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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Borders is being sacrificed for renewable energy

SIR, Keele University’s somewhat triumphalist claim that the removal of MOD’s seismic restrictions on windfarms will allow a further 1.6 GW of wind-power generation in the Borders concerns me.

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18 Nov 2014 15:30

Council on gravy train

SIR, Nobody will be surprised to learn that the garden refuse collections are not being reinstated by Scottish Borders Council.

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17 Nov 2014 15:30

Chambers trustees resign

SIR, I refer to the report in last week’s paper regarding the future of the Chambers Institution trust. I have been approached by a number of people, anxious to know what is behind this decision.

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16 Nov 2014 15:30

Council takes responsibility of protecting Peeblesshire's war memorials very seriously

SIR, I write in response to the letter last week from Mr Borland ('labouring the point’).

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15 Nov 2014 15:30

Recycling system is a farce in Borders

SIR, Andrew Farquhar’s attempt to get the council to rethink their policy on garden waste collection is admirable but I suspect will come to nothing – much like my attempts to deposit my garden waste at Eshiels Recycling Centre.

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14 Nov 2014 15:00

Innerleithen fireworks were a blast

SIR, On behalf of the Rotary Club of Innerleithen Walkerburn & Traquair, may I through the courtesy of your columns, thank everyone who supported the Bonfire and Firework Display on November 5 at the Health Centre field, Innerleithen.

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