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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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The young performers were a credit to the school and staff, families, community and most of all to themselves.

Letter: 9 to 5 production at Woldgate School was simply excellent

I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to Woldgate School’s production of its 9 to 5 musical.

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A project to install table tennis tables on West Green has been shortlisted.

Letter: Please vote for West Green tennis tables in the Tesco Bags of Help grant

Pocklington Town Council’s project is to install table tennis tables on West Green has been shortlisted for a Tesco Bags of Help grant.

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Funding for essential flood protection schemes here in the East Riding is required.

Letter: Managed retreat not right move on local flooding

A mere drop in the ocean is the only way to describe the £35 million the ERYC plans to spend on flood protection.

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Pocklington urgently needs more parking spaces not less.

Letter: Do not put yellow lines on the Balk

I am very much against the suggestion that yellow lines be put in place on part of the Balk and trust the Town Council abandon the idea.

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Thanks to all who supported the mayor's charity.

Letter: Thank you to everyone who joined carols with mayor event

I would like to thank the people of the town who supported the Carols with the Mayor on Sunday.

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Looking to trace the descendants of my maternal Gordon family who came to the East Riding in the 1800s.

Letter: On the hunt for Gordon family in the East Riding

I’m looking to trace the descendants of my maternal Gordon family who came to the East Riding in the 1800s from Northumberland, although originally from Fife, Scotland.

Traffic controls are needed on A1079.

Letter: Traffic controls needed on A1079

I totally agree with comments from Neil Burke (Post 24 th November) regarding a safe access/egress at the Wilberfoss/Newton-on- Derwent junction on to the A 1079.

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