Star Letter: Good to see Penryn stepping up to the plate

Falmouth Packet:

3:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM amused by the news that Penryn Town Council are considering whether to take over the Penryn library, following the Cornwall Council abandoning its responsibilities to those that live here.

Cornish medical facilities will 'never cope' with Ebola

3:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM writing this letter in concern to the arrival of the two vessels due to arrive in Falmouth from Sierra Leone.

Responsible dog owners are not the problem

3:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

In the debate over dogs, there is one issue that can often be forgotten. This is the fact that dog excrement can, through the Toxocara parasite, pose an extremely serious health risk, especially to children.

Dog owners have a field, why do they need a beach?

3:29pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I WASN'T going to get involved in the dogs on Castle Beach debate. It is clearly an outrageous idea, but the arguments against have been forcefully and eloquently put here in the pages of the Packet.

Response to dog letters: All groups should have beach access

3:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AS a local resident, I would like to respond to the letters in last week’s Packet regarding the dog control order on our beaches.

Rowes Hallowe'en display 'most impressive' in Falmouth

3:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LOOKING around Falmouth at the Halloween window displays, some are really good but yet again to impress me the most is the display at Rowes bakery, Old Hill.

Helston: more than just charity shops, estate agents and Flora Day

3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WHILE our Helston councillors are arguing about pictures and wasting taxpayers’ money on frames, they appear to be sleep walking the residents into the further demise of Helston.

Will green lobby wake up to economic benefits of dredging?

3:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ABOUT a year ago I sent a photograph showing the superb docking facilities for cruise ships bringing prosperity to the once very deprived Caribbean and asked how much longer Falmouth had to wait for dredging to allow larger cruise ships to enter our harbour.

Star Letter: Would dog walkers pay for beach upkeep?

Falmouth Packet:

12:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I am the chair of a sub committee set up by the Falmouth Bay Beaches Management Group which is preparing a bid from the bay area to reapply for Gyllyngvase Beach to regain its Blue Flag status for 2015.

Postpone ship refit until Ebola is under control

12:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As residents in Falmouth we feel very strongly that the Gypsum Centennial from Sierra Leone should not be allowed to dock in Falmouth for a two-week refit in November due to the Ebola outbreak.

Relaxing dog controls 'contrary to public safety and environmental protection'

12:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I BELIEVE that relaxing dog control measure on any of Falmouth’s beaches would be a retrograde step.

Keep one beach dog free all year round

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WE are dog lovers and love walking our son's dog. But all of our lettings are full next week as it is school holidays and what we would like is for visitors to have at least one beach dog free all year.

'Horror' over dogs on Falmouth beaches

12:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WE read with horror that there are moves to allow dogs onto Castle Beach during the summer season.

Helston homes plan would mean planning 'carte blanche'

12:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WITH reference to the headline last week “Rival Homes Plan Revealed”, I would like to raise a few points.

Second picture request 'impolite' and 'unnecessary'

12:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Having attended the Helston Town Council meeting last week, I was interested to hear and see that Culdrose have given the council a very nice aerial picture of Helston.

Helston has 'no specific right' to Guy Gibson portraits

12:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I believe the portraits of Wing Commander Guy Gibson of which Helston Town Council currently have possession, should be transferred to Porthleven Town Council.

Scrap police commissioner not station front desks

3:38pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WITH the closure of the front desk at Falmouth police station now confirmed by the Conservative Crime and Police Commissioner Tony Hogg, what better time to call for the scrapping or 'closure' of Police Commissioner himself - or at least his office.

Star Letter: Good, quick council work nipped problem in the bud-dleia

Falmouth Packet:

12:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

I would be grateful if you could find a bit of editorial space to convey my personal praise and thanks to the Cornwall Council Highways and Transportation team.

Use old school building to free up Treliske beds

12:03pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

I WAS taken to A&E at Treliske recently and had to wait many hours, as well as stroke victims and others, until a bed became vacant, which happens a lot these days I believe. It was quite distressing.

Referring St Michael's liner building would lift it to 'a much higher level'

11:58am Wednesday 1st October 2014

JUST for the record, the Falmouth Civic Society fully supported the development at St Michael's Hotel, objecting only to the design of the Liner Building, which we thought was not the best architecture.

'Balkanisation' of UK would be neither sane nor sensible

11:55am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TONY Leamon's letter (24/9/14) is difficult to follow. He seems to argue that a resounding rejection for breaking up the UK by nearly 2/3rds of the Scottish electorate (62 per cent No or DNV) in the recent referendum was somehow a success for the Yes campaign.

RCHT needs better transport so pensioners don't linger in shadows

11:28am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ONE of the many interesting and valid points made at the recent AGM of our Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, was the need for more people of all ages, especially those aged 70 and over, to join our existing RCHT membership and our hospital board might bear in mind the fact that many older people who don't drive rely on public transport, which means that we depend on bus services to convey us to and from evening meetings, which may not finish until late.

Support renewables to create Cornish jobs

Falmouth Packet:

12:23pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

I would like to show my support for 'The Big Field Wind Farm' being proposed by Good Energy at Holsworthy.

Fighting 'for the King' and rugby exploits, but still not 'proper Cornish'

12:21pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

IT has been with great surprise and pleasure that I have learned lately of the exploits, on behalf of the King, of a relative of ours (by marriage), Captain Sir George Carteret (1609-1680).

Ferry service to Europe would reap 'rich rewards' for Cornwall

12:17pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

“BIG boost for business”, Falmouth Packet September 30 – every week! If we had a sea ferry service operating out of Falmouth to mainland Europe, our fellow club member countries in the EU.

Upset not to have read fireworks story in regatta roundup

12:01pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AFTER all the richly deserved tributes paid to those who assisted in making the Tall Ships regatta such an outstanding success, I was very surprised an angry to read no mention of the lovely firework display on Saturday evening given by the Saga Sapphire cruise ship.

Cut councillors not services

11:56am Wednesday 10th September 2014

With the cuts in services Cornwall Council are proposing and the transferral of yet more services and 'assets' to town and parish councils, Cornwall Council will inevitably end up with far fewer responsibilities than currently.

Sail souvenir supplement simply sensational

11:58am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SALE of the Century – Congratulations Falmouth, I feel so proud to be a Falmothian (even if living in Devon).

Don't let dogs urinate on graves

12:30pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

I VISITED Budock Cemetery to put flowers on my family’s graves. I was greeted by two Labrador dogs running amok around the graves as the owners were walking on the path - there are at least two notices to keep dogs on leads.

Request for more information on the Windsor Castle

12:31pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

I wish to comment on the great shipping stories that I find from time to time in the online edition of your paper and was very interested to see in a recent report about the River Fal lay up and the latest news.

Thank you for supporting Animal Aid

12:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Animal Aid would like to thank the people of Falmouth for their generosity in raising £354 at a street collection on 15th August 2014.

Council aren't mind readers - make your objections known

12:26pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

I WOULD like to support Mr Ian McDonald's letter to the Packet last week in which he encourages everyone to contact the Planning Department at Cornwall Council by September 9 if they have any objections to the proposed development of the HX1 site on the outskirts of Helston.

Star Letter: Enys story leads to recollections

Falmouth Packet:

12:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

I read with great interest your article with regard to the Enys Estate at Penryn.

Cars and owners wanted for charity 'pink parade'

12:43pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

If you or any of your friends, colleagues or relatives own a pink car, you might like to participate in the 7th annual Pink Car Rally, which will take place on the September 6-7.

Well done on winning grant for Porthleven

12:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

I was really pleased when Porthleven won £100,000 from the coastal communities grant funding, I believe they deserved it, well done to all those involved in submitting the bid.

Big thank you to all involved in Falmouth Week

12:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A short note to say a big thank you to Falmouth’s Town Management and everyone involved in making this year’s Falmouth Week such a success and bringing so many people in to the town.

Wetherspoons 'nail in the coffin' of small Helston eateries

12:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

I think a Wetherspoons in Helston will prove to be a nail in the coffin for small eateries who already struggle to make a living.

Who does the thinking at highways department?

12:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Well done highways department – you managed to do patch repairs on Albany Road Falmouth and guess what...two days later there is a hole being dug in one of the repairs.

Appalled at publication of Cliff Pill support letter

12:17pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

In reference to last week's letter regarding Cliff Pill.

Is God 'in the midst' of all conflicts?

12:06pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

St Michaels Church, Helston has been staging a flower festival with local organisations taking part to commemorate World War I and very creative and imaginative it has been.

Tommy Bray - Support the stadium, buy my book, and save your stamps

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

AT last - a stadium for Cornwall we can all support. Indian Queens is an ideal site for transport links and accessible to all the county. It's in the right place, affordable and the right size, so instead of wasting more time on the wrong site at Threemilestone, get on with it as soon as possible.

Star Letter: 'Two fingered salute' in Legion hostilities

12:07pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

I WRITE in support of the letter published from Mr Roberts on July 23.

Clifford Pill treated me respectfully

11:56am Wednesday 6th August 2014

In defence of Cliff Pill – Cliff Pill was my gymnastics teacher at Falmouth Youth Club in the 1970s. He always treated myself and the other girls well and respectfully.

MPs, unlike gulls, are not a protected species

11:54am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Gulls are a protected species, however, in my local area they are breeding prolifically each year at a higher degree than their natural death rate, and they appear to have very few natural predators with which to keep the numbers down.

How can development go ahead over 'precious' Iron Age remains?

11:45am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A rare, precious and important discovery of an Iron Age settlement, found on a development plot in Porthleven had an archaeologist declaring proudly that it’s the first ever to be found in Cornwall and that there’s only one other example of similar found in the south west, if not the country, in the last two centuries.

My prediction came true over Wainhomes appeal

11:43am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A FEW weeks ago the Cornwall Council's Central Planning Committee bravely, in my opinion, unanimously refused a Planning Application by Wainhomes for a massive development on the outskirts of Probus.

Bridge would be twenty-first century solution for Mabe crossing

11:36am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AS reported in the Falmouth/Penryn Packet a pedestrian way across the A39 between Mabe and Kernick Road is needed. However, is a flat, toucan crossing on a busy by-pass and adjacent to a bustling roundabout and appropriate response to the problem?

Co-op store 'sorely needed' by Boslowick residents

11:28am Wednesday 6th August 2014

I THINK the Co-operative Store is a vital addition to the Boslowick area.

Well done for beautifully planted gardens

11:24am Wednesday 6th August 2014

I WOULD like to say through your paper how much I have enjoyed looking at the gardens of houses in Glasney Road in Falmouth on the left hand side going from top of Old Hill to Hicks's shop.

Star Letter: Falmouth to remember those who died during The Great War

Falmouth Packet:

2:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

This coming Monday on August 4, Falmouth, and the rest of Britain, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand will commemorate the 100th anniversary of their entry into “The Great War”, commonly known as World War One.



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