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Letter: Cost of sprays and fertilisers at an all time high

Sam Walton’s article in the Pocklington Post will have struck a few chords with the farming fraternity. Prices are out of sync for all of us, not just tenants with sprays, fertiliser and foliar feeds (manganese).

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Local villages are suffering too.

Letter: Village trade is in danger of disappearing

Re lack of support from local residents. Pocklington and Acomb are bemoaning the fact of yet another charity shop. Pocklington has lost three businesses recently:

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Pocklington shop owners need to come together with a plan.

Letter: Pocklington needs a better plan to boost economy

Shops in Pocklington are closing at an amazing rate - I think 11 in the last year.

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Time to give Labour leader a chance.

Letter: Maybe we should give the Labour leader a chance

Over the past few months Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has faced a barrage of criticism regarding his leadership.

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Bagger combine memories.

Letter: We had one of first bagger combines

Re bagger combines and your farming writer Sam Walton’s farming reminiscences:

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Event was well supported.

Letter: Know your blood pressure event well supported

The know your blood pressure event organised by Pocklington Rotary club at the Arts Centre on Saturday 22 April was well supported.

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Unscrupulous developers have no concern about damage to traditional town centres.

Letter: Sad decline of our traditional town centres

Having come from Dudley in the West Midlands I can write with bitter experience as to the causes in the decline of traditional town centres.

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Nominations are now open for this years Yorkshires Favourite Pub competition, run by Welcome to Yorkshire in partnership with the Yorkshire Post.

Letter: Nominate your favourite pub in Yorkshire

Pubs across Yorkshire are hoping to pull in the votes as well as the pints as the search begins to find the county’s most popular local.

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Boat dwellers in Pocklington should ensure they are correctly licensed to watch TV.

Letter: Boat owners must have the correct television licence

With increasing numbers deciding to choose a life on water, TV Licensing is urging boat dwellers in Pocklington to ensure they are correctly licensed to watch TV.

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The Yorkshire Wolds Railway opens for the summer on Sunday.

Letter: Yorkshire Wolds Railway reopens for business

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway opens its doors for 2017 at Fimber Halt, situated near Wetwang and Fimber, on Sunday 16 April between 11am and 5pm.

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Money should be used to repair potholes.

Letter: Pavement work: spend on potholes instead

What possible justification can there be in the £15,000 expenditure on supposedly “improving” the pavement on the Pavement?

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Residents are opposed to a reservoir being built.

Letter:Proposal sets a dangerous precedent

We are a group of Pocklington residents opposed to the planning applications for a “high risk” reservoir built next to a new housing development to the north of our town.

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Pocklington is more than a commuter town.

Letter: Don’t let Pock turn into a commuter town

Last week I visited Pocklington to see my relatives and was told that the Co-op is going to be turned into a residential property.
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This country has been embattled with terrorists up until the Irish peace accord.

Letter: Terror attacks in UK nothing new

The events in London 22/3/17 are clearly catastrophic, and my heart goes out to the injured and that of the bereaved.

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Labour had the chance to block Theresa Mays hard Brexit but chose to sit on their hands.

Letter: Families fear they will be torn apart after vote

Last week, Parliament authorised Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50.

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Government fail to address crisis in NHS.

Letter: Government fails to address NHS problems

The budget announcement is yet another failed attempt by the Government to seriously address the crisis gripping our NHS.

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At a meeting of the West Wolds Branch of the Labour Party serious concerns were expressed about the conditions Vale of York CCG is placing on patients access to NHS surgery.

Letter: Health plans affect poorer people

At a recent meeting of the West Wolds Branch of the Labour Party (Pocklington, Stamford Bridge, Market Weighton and surrounding areas) serious concerns were expressed about the conditions Vale of York CCG is placing on patient’s access to NHS surgery.

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How ironic the story was about a Market Weighton store.

Letter: Closure fears –just like Co-op

I read with interest your article in the Pocklington Post 2.3.17 ‘Fears of Store closure effects’ – it could so easily have been about a popular store in Pocklington – the Co-op.

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The picture spotted on the Pocklington Post's Facebook page by Tiffany Swift.

Letter: Lifestyle team spotted in photo

My sister (Tiffany Swift) sent me a link to the picture (above) on your Facebook site.

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St Leonard's Hospice, Pocklington, is looking for walkers to take part in St Leonard's Way walk in early May.

Letter: Chance to join St Leonard’s Walk

St Leonard’s Hospice are looking for walkers to challenge themselves and take on the ‘St Leonard’s Way’ walk on Saturday 6 May.

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