19 Apr 2014 08:00
Sir, We expect our elected representatives to examine evidence before taking appropriate action. Sadly our council has failed us when it recently decided to proceed with introducing 'byelaws to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in designated public places’.
17 Apr 2014 08:30
Sir, I was disappointed to read the attack on David Mundell MP and the unwarranted criticism of myself and Councillor Cockburn in last week’s edition of the Peeblesshire News by a fellow Tweeddale councillor who seemed unwilling to publicise his political affiliation.
23 Feb 2014 12:30
SIR, The letter in Peeblesshire News concerning Rosetta Caravan Park’s heritage drew attention to the link with the Rosetta stone.
21 Feb 2014 12:30
Sir, Readers of recent correspondence in the Peeblesshire News might be interested to know that there will be an open public forum in the Burgh Hall next Thursday, February 27, from 7pm to 9.30pm to discuss Scotland’s Referendum Choices as we continue to prepare for September’s vote.
17 Feb 2014 12:30
Sir, I am a tenant in Dovecot Road, Peebles, which was opened officially on Monday, January 27, by Margaret Burgess MSP and was attended by several councillors.
14 Feb 2014 14:30
Sir, Derek Lawson’s letter (Peeblesshire News, February 7) makes interesting but contradictory points about Trident and the referendum.
11 Feb 2014 09:30
Sir, I read with interest the letter from the correspondent in West Linton in last week’s Peeblesshire News. I have already had correspondence with (Tweeddale councillor) Keith Cockburn on various issues of concern this year and out of courtesy have copied him into this note.
10 Feb 2014 09:30
Sir, Firstly I would like to thank all those who supported the objections for the original Rosetta Caravan Park application. This was withdrawn and sadly a new revised planning application submitted.
7 Feb 2014 09:30
Sir, The contribution last week on Trident and independence once again muddied the waters on the crucial vote that awaits us all.
3 Feb 2014 10:30
Sir, I have lived in West Linton for approximately 25 years and was amazed to hear the Borders Council announce they were intending to stop the curbside pick up of garden refuge from March 2014.
31 Jan 2014 09:30
Sir, I read weekly about local businesses struggling under the present fiscal squeeze. I dare say local communities will have their say when the next election comes and our local MP will have quite an uphill battle on his hands.
23 Jan 2014 09:30
Sir, Last week a survey carried out in a Scottish newspaper showed that the majority of people wanted more say in how their Council Tax is spent. I agree totally with these sentiments.
15 Jan 2014 09:30
Sir, There will no doubt be mixed feelings in response to the news that traffic wardens are to disappear from Border towns in February.
13 Jan 2014 09:30
Sir, I have just been reading your report of John Lamont’s latest pearls of wisdom on 'separation’.
10 Jan 2014 09:30
Sir, I would like to comment on the article in the Peeblesshire News (January 3) regarding the axing of traffic wardens.
31 Dec 2013 08:00
Sir, 2013 draws to a close, it’s only natural to reflect on what was, by all accounts, a successful year for Scottish tourism – naturally!
29 Dec 2013 08:00
Sir, While I believe the Borders Railway is a waste of money, even I can see why Plumtree Brae in Galashiels had to be shut to road traffic, unlike Sherry Fowler who can’t see the wood for the trees (Border Telegraph, December 11).
28 Dec 2013 08:00
Sir, In his letter published in last week’s issue of the Border Telegraph Jamie Hindhaugh argues that the pay of MPs should reflect the average pay levels of their constituents if they are to, “stand for the interests of the masses”. I beg to differ.
27 Dec 2013 08:00
Sir, In my opinion there are two things happening at Scottish Borders Council just now. David Parker has become all too powerful, and the majority of councillors follow his lead like sheep.
23 Dec 2013 10:30
IN 2014 Brownies will be 100 years old! The Brownies in Peebles decided to celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday by sponsoring 100 yellow Christmas light bulbs.