Picnic Cornwall team say 'huge thank you'

3:41pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The team at Picnic Cornwall would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers, producers and suppliers for their support during our first year.

Merlin Cinemas 'great asset' for communities

3:37pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I would like to congratulate Merlin Cinemas for their splendid refurbishment of local cinemas.

Council gives residents 'best value'

3:27pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PACKET readers will remember the recent fiasco when Cornwall Council moved to convert the town's public toilets to pay-to-enter or to close them completely, and they were rescued by the town council who stepped in to save them at the last minute.

Working with universities to plug bus service gaps

3:33pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

I agree with the letter in your April 2 edition, “Neglected and deprived of bus service on Woodlane”.

Star Letter: Post Office 'special oasis' in Porthleven

3:24pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Paul and Sharon Edwards have created a little bit of magic at Porthleven Post Office. It is a shop for the community in every sense of the word – providing PO services, food and all kinds convenience items.

Outgoing Helston mayor 'installed pride in the town'

3:28pm Friday 14th March 2014

Dear Editor ref, Helston Packet article "Council nominates mayor and deputy."

Old standard is laid up

4:56pm Thursday 21st November 2013

SHORTLY before its unfortunate demise, the Falmouth branch of the Royal British Legion commissioned a new Standard with the old one being “laid up” ie on display, in the Sanctuary at Falmouth Methodist Church.

Hotel plans resurfacing is no big surprise

4:55pm Thursday 21st November 2013

IT was no real surprise to read in the Packet of November 6 that once again the Premier Inn group have submitted plans for an hotel.

Port has 'worst toilets' in the UK?

4:54pm Thursday 21st November 2013

MY wife and I stayed in Porthleven during September and enjoyed the town very much. In fact we have just booked again for a week in September 2014 in the same accommodation in Fore Street.

Congratulations to King Charles School

4:54pm Thursday 21st November 2013

I WOULD like to say how King Charles School has improved since the new head teacher arrived, and they inform the parents regarding their children on how they have improved on certain skills, etc.

Very special lady was a force for good

4:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013

MY name is Pat Carr and I lived in Falmouth from 1964-2004. From 1986-2004 I held the position of Director of Care for the Mencap Society in Falmouth.

Penryn branch of the Royal British Legion says thank you

4:51pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Penryn branch of the Royal British Legion would like to thank the following who helped with the 2014 Poppy Appeal: Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadet Unit and its officers.

Mission to Seafarers coffee morning success

12:27pm Thursday 14th November 2013

I WOULD like to thank all of those who came to The Mission to Seafarers coffee morning on Saturday, November 9, at The Grove Hotel, Falmouth.

Bus timetable shambles needs sorting out

12:26pm Thursday 14th November 2013

WHAT a complete shambles - First Buses stated there would be changes from November 3, but come Monday, November 4 there were no new timetables available and a notice at Truro Bus Station stated – No timetables available (no abuse to staff).

Why stop the school bus?

12:25pm Thursday 14th November 2013

JUST to say what on earth is wrong with the bus company stopping the 7.50am from Old Hill to Penryn College?

Bus 'fiasco' causes fury

12:24pm Thursday 14th November 2013

WHAT an absolute fiasco! Bus times have changed, bus numbers have changed and bus stops have changed.

Toilet closures mean visitors need buckets not handbags

12:02pm Thursday 14th November 2013

I WOULD like to know where Cornwall councillors are going to relieve themselves next time they visit Falmouth seafront. Oh! I forgot. They only visit at weekends when the toilets are open, far too busy the rest of the week with council business, and toilets are always available at work.

Bring back Falmouth standard for Remembrance parade

12:01pm Thursday 14th November 2013

FOR many years I had the honour to take part in the remembrance parade in Falmouth.

More balanced view of Cornish history needed

12:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Dear Skipper, I felt a reply to the lack of objectivity in Ed's letter was essential.

Will We ALL End Up Paying More?

2:45pm Thursday 10th October 2013

I thought the idea of ‘reform’ was to make things better? But apparently not always. In case you missed it: Cornwall Council are reporting a surge in rent arrears due to the bedroom tax with 560 tenants already in arrears. Many are said to have never been in arrears before and each person caught up in this must also bear the emotional costs of debt and uncertainty of losing their home.

If you are told a lie often enough!

2:45pm Thursday 10th October 2013

TODAY at the Conservative Party Conference we hear Mr Osborne happily telling us all that if you are long-term unemployed you may soon find yourself having to attend Jobcentre Plus everyday or perhaps end up receiving 'treatment'.

'Bedroom tax' will be remembered as monstrous

4:04pm Thursday 26th September 2013

PERHAPS our Conservative and Liberal Democrat Members of Parliament, elected to serve their constituents throughout the respective areas of the paper's readership, might care to give readers the figures from within their own constituencies of tenants who are now in arrears and facing eviction, thanks to the diabolical 'death' tax on some bedrooms, which have already caused the suicides of tenants penalised and desperate, through no fault of their own.

Memories of ship gave me that 'sinking feeling'

4:04pm Thursday 26th September 2013

Mike Truscott’s article last week on the sinking of the Mitera Marigo in the Carrick Roads prompted my own memories of that event – as I, too, had that “sinking feeling!”

Bus cuts will leave areas of town with no service

4:02pm Thursday 26th September 2013

I was surprised that I could find no report in this week’s Packet, the changes that First are starting from September 29, in the Falmouth area.

Dredging delay hampering A&P long term plans

4:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013

I WAS surprised and disappointed by the vitriolic attack (August 28) on the Falmouth Docks management by the opponents of the plans to dredge the approaches to the harbour, especially when the author had recently appeared on ITV news complaining of hype and exaggeration surrounding the subject and in the same breath likening the environmental issues to those surrounding the protection of Stonehenge (which was erected without planning consent and little concern for the long term effect on virgin countryside).

Back in touch with family thanks to the Packet

3:02pm Thursday 12th September 2013

 I would like to thank the Packet for printing my letter, which asked for help in finding Violet Povers’ family who lived in Flushing.

Thank you for supporting railway’s historic day

3:01pm Thursday 12th September 2013

May I through your letters column, express my thanks to everyone who supported the recent Falmouth to Truro 150th Anniversary Railway Branchline celebration day on August 24 on The Moor, in Falmouth.

Summer’s feel good factor tempered by docks news

3:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013

We have had the benefit of a good summer with a good number of visitors, however that feel good factor is quickly tempered by the news that the docks are having to consider lay offs.

Children only have one chance at an education

3:01pm Thursday 12th September 2013

As a deeply concerned and engaged parent I, like many others, have had many run-ins with Mrs Taylor of King Charles School over the years, writing letters and even going in to see her on several occasions. But you get to a point where you realise that no one is listening and you don’t want to stigmatise your children at the school.

Council were right to deflate the bouncy castle

2:59pm Thursday 12th September 2013

I agree with the council that the bouncy castle had to be deflated One: Did the parents of these children sign a liability form in case of any accidents?

Thanks are due to the friends of Friends

10:19am Friday 30th August 2013

The Friends of Falmouth Health Centre would like to thank the generosity of Mr John Pill, owner of the MC motor vessel Princessa, for yet again giving us the opportunity to take 72 supporters of our charity for a summer cruise on the Falmouth River.

Have you got any pictures of Lulu and royal couple?

10:19am Friday 30th August 2013

I was lucky enough to be in Falmouth in July 2008, when Prince Charles and Camilla were visiting.

New logo: Seemingly money grows on trees

10:18am Friday 30th August 2013

UNIVERSITY gets £1.5 million to design computer games and New logo not a waste of money, insists university – Falmouth Packet, August 21 – but I’m sorry, I beg to differ.

Please name and shame these horrible people

10:18am Friday 30th August 2013

What a cowardly, sadistic and cruel thing to do. Two innocent kittens thrown from a red Volkswagen Golf, I believe, onto the Penryn bypass last Thursday as if they were pieces of rubbish.

I did not resign because of the way vote went

10:17am Friday 30th August 2013

After reading the recent letters in the Packet about the Shrubberies Hill plans I have to respond to the lengthy missive from Gill Zelda Martin.

Perpetrators of barbaric act must be punished

10:16am Friday 30th August 2013

I am sure I write the words that many have thought or spoken over the past few days.

Help needed tracing family history

10:16am Friday 30th August 2013

I HAVE been researching my family for many years as my father, William West, was born in Falmouth in 1914. He died when I was only two years old.

Still complaints about the seaweed

10:15am Friday 30th August 2013

Falmouth Town Council and Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe’s owners should be ashamed at the seaweed strewn across the beach at the height of the season. We sit to one side and when the tide comes in so do the flies – and it smells. What a welcome for visitors. This happens every year. When is something going to be done?

Community centre kept going by a 'promise'

10:15am Friday 30th August 2013

In reply to Kathryn Phillpot: Application for Village Green status. The Bosvale Community Centre’s needs seem to have been overlooked in the Village Green debate. We have not been approached or consulted or included in any way to date. The community centre building is old and past its sell by date.

Bill of rights for seafarers to come into force

11:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

Dear Editor, Can I let your readers know of a momentous occasion which will take place on August 20?

Paying to pee will cost more than keeping toilets free

4:08pm Friday 23rd August 2013

Dear Editor, If you are unfortunate enough to have had any contact with the unitary authority recently, AKA Cornwall Council, you will have realised that in almost all departments it is dysfunctional and not fit for purpose.

Shrubberies Hill meeting went 'rather well'

4:10pm Friday 23rd August 2013

Dear Editor, I read with interest the views submitted in the letter by W J Tearney.

Thanks to all who support Bosvale fight

4:05pm Friday 23rd August 2013

Dear Packet readers, I would like to thank everyone involved in the petition to save the field at Bosvale, It was to be given away in return for a new community center by the Rotary of Falmouth, The field was to be destroyed by building 75 retirement homes, with little regards for the wishes of the residents of Falmouth.

Speed up inquests to help families move on

12:09pm Friday 16th August 2013

I AM writing in response to a recent report on the BBC about Sally Hart, whose 16-year-old son, Toby, died after a fall while climbing rocks in Cornwall in July 2012. Sally expressed concerns that she is still waiting for the inquest to take place.

Thanks to all for helping trace family history

12:08pm Friday 16th August 2013

A few weeks ago I placed a letter in your fantastic letters page to find details of early family connections (ref Rapson and Goodman family) and was fortunate to have a reply from a local lady Mrs Linda Plint, who I have since met, and taken me to local connections with our mutual link to same family right back as far as 1710.

Thanks for support from people of Falmouth

12:05pm Friday 16th August 2013

I WRITE to thank the folk of Falmouth who helped to raised £153.10 for the Cornwall Samaritans in street collections on August 7.

Thanks for supporting carolaire coffee morning

12:04pm Friday 16th August 2013

 THE total raised at the coffee morning in aid of the Porthleven Carolaire at Tommy Bray’s house was over £100.

Council ignore ‘majority’ of public over homes plan

12:03pm Friday 16th August 2013

 I am writing to complain about the way the planning meeting for Shrubberies Hill on Saturday, August 3 was conducted and the subsequent decision taken. The chairman asked Mr Gundry to leave the meeting for interrupting, Mr Gundry only interrupted because the chairman was not factual or correct in his comments and was obvious to all concerned biased towards the application and had his own agenda.

Have planners finally seen sense over wind turbines

12:03pm Friday 16th August 2013

Have Cornwall planners seen sense at last? I was delighted to read a report in the local press, on Thursday 8, which informed readers that a 50metre high wind turbine has been refused planning permission on a site in the open countryside, in the parish of St Allen, in the middle of our glorious county.

Clobbering the poorest is a sign of UK's failure

12:02pm Friday 16th August 2013

COUNCIL is persecuting poorest (Falmouth Packet, August 7) and what else should we expect in what is a capitalist driven, small, yet all powerful island termed Great Britain?



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