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Star Letter: Could you help Falmouth look its best?

Falmouth Packet:

12:18pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I write in response to Terry Smith, of Bay Court, who wrote last week about 'scruffy' Falmouth. I agree with your comments wholeheartedly Terry, and yes, it is a shame that Cornwall Council seems to have abdicated their responsibility.

Letters Extra: David Breacker

Falmouth Packet:

12:14pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The publication of the inquest into the death of David Breacker on the front page prompted a big reaction from our readers as can be seen by the selection of letters and emails we received on the subject published below.

Councillor Ross shows opinion of "ill-informed, whinging" letter

12:02pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

YES, I do stir myself at 6am and have the photos to prove it. All dated and time strapped. I also have the pictures from last year which show the bad state of affairs then, and the improvements to the streets of Smithick now.

What must visitors think of overgrown coast path?

11:58am Wednesday 16th July 2014

I HAD a few lovely days in Falmouth at the end of June and decided to return to the lovely coast walk from Gyllyngvase to Swanpool, but oh dear, when did the path last see a chain saw at work?

Something should be done over state of old Penryn cemetery

11:55am Wednesday 16th July 2014

MY sister and I visited the old cemetery over the weekend at Penryn and were disgusted with the state of it.

Sergeant would like to meet old TA squadron on Falmouth visit

11:50am Wednesday 16th July 2014

CALLING all former members of 409 (Cornwall) Independent Field Squadron RE, (Territorial Army) vintage 1956.

Thanks for support to save St Michael's

11:45am Wednesday 16th July 2014

I WOULD like to thank local people of Camborne, Redruth and Hayle for their overwhelming support for our petition to save St Michael’s Hospital, Hayle.

Police numbers are a funny thing

11:43am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Numbers are a funny thing. At the moment all the good numbers seem to be going down and the bad up.

Questions raised over handling of Falmouth wharves planning

11:29am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOLLOWING the refusal of planning permission for the development of Falmouth Wharf, Cornwall Council paid the owners of Falmouth wharf £30,000 or £35,000 compensation for their loss.

Nation awaits planning news

11:25am Wednesday 16th July 2014

DOES the local press have any interest in the relationship between the local authority and a keen local developer?

Star Letter: Sad and poignant Darlwyne story a 'trip down memory lane'

Falmouth Packet:

10:38am Thursday 10th July 2014

I READ with great interest the story of the sinking of the boat “Darlwyne” many years ago. The captain as I recall was a changed man after the accident.

Cull flying rats and stop Falmouth turning into a pigsty

10:31am Thursday 10th July 2014

I would like to invite our ego-inflated councillor Brod Ross to stir his illustrious backside at 6am any bin day.

New Union Corner roundabout will be extremely disruptive for little gain

10:25am Thursday 10th July 2014

REGARDING Union Corner roundabout in Falmouth, thanks must go to Councillor Oliver Cramp for stating “It will be a huge amount of money spent for not much gain.”

Cornwall's bus services should be improved along with railways

10:13am Thursday 10th July 2014

The £146 million package of rail improvements for Cornwall that has been secured, is excellent news. I believe passenger numbers will continue to grow, as Cornwall increases its housing stock and population rate, in addition to the increase in tourist numbers arriving by train.

'Scruffy' Falmouth could damage tourist industry

10:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

IN the course of a walk along the coast path between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase it was disturbing to hear holidaymakers, some of whom have been visiting the area for many years, complain that they've never seen Falmouth so scruffy.

I take my hat off to whoever has transformed garden

10:05am Thursday 10th July 2014

A year or so ago I wrote to the Packet bemoaning the fact that whilst all the green/garden areas on the seafront were, and are, still beautifully planted and maintained, that the open spaces in town itself were often weed-strewn and neglected.

Star Letter: A great weekend to be Cornish

Falmouth Packet:

4:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

This last weekend was truly a great weekend to be Cornish and to join in the many uniquely Cornish events in the Duchy.

Advice on getting rid of bats... and councillors

4:36pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

If the person who wrote in last week’s paper feels so strongly as most of us do in Cornwall, about local councils not listening to the people who voted them in, I suggest at the next local election she votes to remove them, as a lot of them have gotten too big for their boots.

Petition against 'wrong decision' over Hayle NHS cuts

4:34pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Evidence is growing daily on the threat to St Michael's Hospital in Hayle.

Why no bus shelter for Penmere residents?

4:29pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Referring to Mrs Eyre's letter in this week's Packet concerning the design of the bus shelter in Coinagehall Street – at least they are getting a bus shelter!

Warning over rats in dishwashers

4:22pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

My attention was drawn in recent years to the dangers of rats invading dishwashers.

Seagulls 'complain' to councillor over refuse sacks

4:27pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Just another note to say that the seagulls are complaining to me about the use of seagull bags.

Star Letter: 'Insensitive' of inspector to reveal coffee shop plans now

Falmouth Packet: Star Letter: Police should take action on Flora Day parking 'fiasco'

12:06pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

I write in response to your article on June 18 concerning the possibility of opening the Enquiry Office at Falmouth Police Station as a coffee shop.

Councils 'don't represent' locals on planning issues

11:57am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Why should we all be forced to live like sardines?

Credit to council for not bowing to Mylor developers' threat

11:52am Wednesday 25th June 2014

There was recently a planning application for the building of 14 age-restricted houses at Cogos Park in Mylor Bridge.

Is 7am too early to be keeping Helston clean?

11:49am Wednesday 25th June 2014

While I applaud Cornwall Council’s efforts in keeping Helston look spick and span, did workers really have to start scraping moss from the pavements before 7am last week?

Parents to stand up for under attack education

11:46am Wednesday 25th June 2014

As a parent in Cornwall I would like to say that I am very worried about the way education is going in this country. Children are being forced into formal schooling earlier and earlier, facing tests and the fear of being labelled failures at a very young age.

Bus shelters won't stop wind 'cutting your feet off at the ankles'

11:43am Wednesday 25th June 2014

With reference to the proposed bus shelters for Coinagehall Street, it seems quite obvious to me that the designers and selectors have never stood in the said street to wait for a bus.

Don't axe school musicians

11:41am Wednesday 25th June 2014

I have just been to see and hear a wonderful Saturday lunchtime concert at King Charles the Martyr Church in Falmouth. It was given by a singing teacher and her pupils.

Could US deal threaten UK issues?

11:34am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Many people are involved in local campaigns to protect the NHS, oppose fracking, or tackle fuel poverty.

Preserving the rich history of Falmouth

10:25am Wednesday 18th June 2014

“IN response to Mrs W Collins of Camborne's letter in last week’s Packet, I would like to confirm that three of the four clock faces from the clock tower of the then bombed Trevethan School on Webber Hill (Board School Hill), in which she used to play as a young girl after Saturday morning pictures, were installed many years ago into a mini tower above the Art Gallery at the bottom of Webber Hill, but now have modern workings.”

Disgust at poisoning of oak tree at Castle Drive

10:24am Wednesday 18th June 2014

I READ with absolute disgust the article in last week’s Packet about the poisoning of the Holm Oak trees at Castle Drive, Falmouth.

Reminder to use gull proof bags

Falmouth Packet: Name and shame warning over failing to stop seagulls ripping open bin bags in Helston

10:23am Wednesday 18th June 2014

JUST a reminder to the people of Falmouth that it's seagull season. If you have seagull bags use them! If you don’t have one be careful with your rubbish and put it out on the day of collection, and remember that seagulls can rip a bin bag to shreds in no time. Please do your bit and help to keep the town clean.

Packet gives Flushing history book flying start

12:21pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

I would like to thank the Packet most sincerely for helping to get my book, Flushing: A People’s History, off to a flying start. Its launch during Flushing Arts Week proved a big success, with spirited sales and appreciative comments all round.

Toddler found on street is an 'incredible scenario'

12:19pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

TODDLER found on street, Falmouth Packet, June 4. A two year old at 5am, alone in his pyjamas and with family pet dog and the police response – and I quote – “No initial concerns, it’s not common, but it isn’t unusual.” Well, well, well, I beg to differ.

This privatisation will hit lowest paid the hardest

12:16pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

AS readers of your newspaper will know, my good friend Rik Evans resigned as the Vice-Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust after RCHT said it was moving forward with plans to privatise cleaning, catering, portering, security and reception services at Treliske, St Michael’s and West Cornwall hospitals.

Memories of the bombed out school in Falmouth

12:14pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

I NEVER realised the bombed school was called Trevethan. My mother attended the school and told me she had to pay one penny for lessons. I was born next door at my grandmother’s house in 1947, as was two of my cousins. It was then called Board School Hill, as is on my birth certificate.

Husband a Royal Marine waiting for D-Day at Trebah

12:12pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

WITH reference to the account of Trebah in last week’s Packet, little is known that our own Royal Marines were camped there preparing, with the Americans, for D Day. My husband, now aged 91, was one of them.

Star Letter: Stranded yacht shows need for dredging

Falmouth Packet: Star Letter: Stranded yacht shows need for dredging

11:23am Wednesday 4th June 2014

This picture was taken from the quay outside the Falmouth Water Sports, of the passage way into Pendennis Marina.

Congratulations for Falmouth's breathtaking Red Arrows show

11:17am Wednesday 4th June 2014

MAY I, through the pages of the Packet, congratulate Pendennis Ship Yard for arranging the fabulous Red Arrows to demonstrate their "breath taking" flying skills over Falmouth Bay, to the delight of thousands of spectators along the seafront.

Cornish 'national game' far nicer than England's tacky one

11:13am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Yes, Cornwall may have lost at Twickenham in the rugby match against Lancashire, 36 to 26 points, but they lost with pride and dignity and with the wonderful outpouring of national pride by the 'Trelawny's Army' of Cornish supporters, with good humoured and gentlemanly sportsmanship shown between and by one and all.

Cornwall Council must make right music service choices

11:04am Wednesday 4th June 2014

I read with alarm about Cornwall Cabinet’s vote to force Cornwall’s Music Service teachers into self-employment. Several rural councils tried this route unsuccessfully, and both children and teachers are suffering.

Councillor thanked for help with port parking problem

10:52am Wednesday 4th June 2014

I write following my previous letter regarding Kittos car-park in Porthleven, in which I highlighted the problem of a marked parking bay, that when occupied, blocks a dropped kerb to pedestrian access.

Any recognition for 40 years of helping Falmouth kids?

10:46am Wednesday 4th June 2014

I recently wandered around Dracaena Park showing my grandchildren where Nan grew up before she moved away.

STAR LETTER: One of our greatest assets in need of TLC

Falmouth Packet: Star Letter: Police should take action on Flora Day parking 'fiasco'

11:21am Wednesday 28th May 2014

ONE of Falmouth’s greatest assets is surely the cliff path walk between Gyllyngvase and Swanpool and yet it seems to me that this beautiful spot is in need of some TLC.

Council advertising contract is 'nail in the coffin' of local democracy

11:17am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Observant Packet Newspaper Readers will have noticed the lack of Cornwall Council Planning and Highways Public Announcements in their local newspapers during the course of the last few weeks.

Falmouth harbour master at dinner during Mitera Marigo beaching?

11:11am Wednesday 28th May 2014

I was surprised to read under In Port, April 30, a reminder of the 50s sinking of the Mitera Marigo.

Don't let government dictate Cornwall's decisions

11:06am Wednesday 28th May 2014

We have slowly become a communist state being dictated to by central government with no redress.

Tories should support police, not demoralise them

11:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

I was bemused by two Conservative pronouncements on policing recently. Firstly, the Tory Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall appears to want to scrap Falmouth’s police desk.

Justification of oyster sculpture is 'codswallop'

10:54am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Giant oyster sculpture for waterfront (Falmouth Packet, May 21) and what a load of verbal codswallop in order to justify this bit of expensive engineering and which is as far removed from bona fide art as anything I’ve seen and which also claims to be modern art.



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