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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
4:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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.
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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.
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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.”
10:24am Wednesday 18th June 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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