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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.

It should be quite easy to dramatically enlarge the culvert under Pocklington town centre to allow flood water to quickly escape.

Letter: It should be easy to tackle culvert

It would seem that Councillor Strangeway has done his research on the bund proposed for flood relief and suggests it would have “high risk status”.

Yet another shop/property in Pocklington has been designated to become a food outlet.

Letter: Yet another town shop to become a food retailer

Visiting the High Street in Pocklington the other day I noticed yet another shop/property designated to become a food outlet.

St Leonard's Hospice Shop in plea for volunteers.

Letters: Volunteers call for St Leonard's hospice shop

The St Leonard’s Hospice charity shop on Waterloo Lane in Pocklington is looking for people to help out with a range of tasks.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a campaign to encourage residents to put food waste into the brown bin.

Letter: Food waste drive starts in the area

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is launching a campaign this month to encourage more residents to put food waste into their brown wheelie bins for recycling.

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Search is on for photos of community hall opening in November 1992.

Letter: Photos needed to mark 25th year of Market Weighton community hall

The Market Weighton Community Hall is 25 years old this year, and we, the steering committee are planning to have a day in the summer to publicly celebrate this fact.

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Edward Bean is pictured with his winning miniature garden.

Letter: Miniature garden winner named

The photo of the miniature garden winner was of our son, Edward Bean who now lives in Leeds although we still live in Shiptonthorpe.

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Partnership just wanted the site to remain for retail.

Letter: Co-op site should be used for retail

Further to previous correspondents’ comments Pocklington and Wolds Gateway Partnership also opposed this planning application on the grounds of change of use. Early indications gave us confidence that this would close out the application on this site.

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Is it any wonder therefore that people hold such politicians in contempt?

Letter: Actions bring shame on our local politicians

In 2010 Martin Bell, war correspondent (the man in the white suit) and briefly an honest MP wrote a book following the shameful disclosures in 2009 of the scandalous ways in which MPs were fiddling their expenses.

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2m is that all over 20 years? No wonder they say its run down.

Letter: Futurist site deserved more than £2m over 20 years

Re the comments of Cllr Chance:

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Labour party branch members would like to thank all the residents who spent time talking to party members.

Letter: Thank you for your views on health service

On Saturday 21 January, West Wolds Branch of the Labour Party held a street stall in Pocklington as part of a national day of action in support of the NHS.

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Nobody at County Hall listens to the public or their representatives any more.

Letter: Decision shows what is wrong with our council

The loss of the Co-op in Pocklington in favour of retirement accommodation highlights everything that is wrong with local government today.

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A further blow to the viability of shopping in this part of Pocklington.

Letter: Council deals a blow to town’s shopping options

The vitality of a town centre depends on its shops attracting customers.

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Plan approval was in the face of clear opposition from the local community.

Letter: Approval of plan was in the face of clear opposition

It was very disappointing that on Tuesday (17 January) the Western Area Planning Sub-committee of East Riding of Yorkshire Council decided to effectively approve the replacement of the large area of retail floor space at the George Street Co-op with a residential development of 34 apartments by McCarthy and Stone.

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Disgusted at councillor's foul mouthed remarks.

Letter: Disappointment at decision of local councillors

I was totally disgusted at the foul remarks made by East Riding councillor Dominic Peacock after the death of MP Jo Cox.

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Concern over breast cancer drug being withdrawn.

Letter: Life-extending breast cancer drug concern

It is devastating to hear that Kadcyla – a crucial life-extending treatment for women with incurable secondary breast cancer – faces being withdrawn from the NHS, following the failure of NICE and the drug’s manufacturer, Roche, to reach an agreement.

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Construction firm must pay up.

Letter: Building firm must repair home damage

I write in response to your headline story in which you describe the ongoing drainage problems Mr Wood is having with Peter Ward Homes.

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Does anyone have any information on Thomas Tommy Rooks (1876-1967)?

Letter: Searching for information on Wolds Ranger

I wonder if any of your more mature readers or family members still living in the area have any memories of my mother’s great uncle Thomas ‘Tommy’ Rooks (1876-1967).

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