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.

Penryn Town Council clarifies St Gluvias Churchyard situation

2:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

As there have been a number of letters published in the Falmouth Packet regarding St Gluvias Churchyard in the last two weeks, I felt I should write to clarify the situation.

Van driver did not stop after hitting young cyclist

2:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

We all were greatly shocked when on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 22 we heard that the youngest member of our family was injured whilst riding his bicycle home from school.

Plea to pet owners: Is your shopping worth a dead dog?

2:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PICTURE this – Sunday, July 20, Tesco car park, 1.20pm, outside temperature 35 degrees, beautiful still day with no breeze – perfect summer weather? Not so for me.

Impractical to use dirty, 'fuel guzzling' double deckers on Lizard

2:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

With the price of petrol exceedingly high, I personally find it uneconomical to drive around in first and second gear all the time, reaching third gear as a novelty factor bonus.

Helston Boating Lake: 'It was due to the state of the edges'

12:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Regarding Helston Boating Lake. I tried complaining to the council before but they completely ignored me.

Charging for the tip: 'Bert, what have you done?'

12:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BERT, Bert, Bert, what have you done? Charging for waste disposal will only make matters worse.

Falmouth RBL standard should 'take its place' at head of parades

11:19am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WHAT a spectacle was today’s Sea Sunday parade through Falmouth, but what a pity that the Falmouth RBL Standard was again absent.

Developers should be open and not insult public's intelligence

11:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I feel I must take exception to Charles St George’s comments in the Packet about the proposed new housing estate for Helston.

Seagull-proof bag letters from questioning electorate 'ruffle feathers' of Councillor Ross

11:09am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Well, well. It seems as if I've ruffled the feathers of Councillor Ross. I must apologise for the slightly abusive nature of my comments. I do object though to my views as an electoral voter being treated with disdain. It seems the only way to attract attention except when an election is looming.

Collingtons come highly recommended

11:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

What a superb job just completed by Collingtons fitting our windows and doors throughout the house in under two weeks. Sarah and I are so impressed we thought we would share it with you and your readers.

Concentration camp jokes in newsletter are 'sick'

11:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I RECEIVED a copy of the June 2014 Newsletter of the Carrick Over 50’s Forum, whose editor seems to think that jokes involving or referring to concentration camps are amusing. I think they are sick, wicked and outrageous.

Housebuilding on Budock Hospital site would have saved trees

10:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE ex Budock Hospital site is full of mature trees and wonderful shrubs which have taken 50 plus years to grow. No doubt the new developments by Falmouth School and CC will do a very good job of removing all these wonderful things and once again denuding the countryside, as the Camborne bypass last year.

Exhausting all possibilities in hunt for Dutch Nautical College

10:57am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MY name is Nicholas ten Kleij and although I have a Dutch surname and have lived in Holland since 1947 I am, on my mother’s side, of Cornish descent and still think of myself as Cornish.

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.



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