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Letter: Restored Ypres is a sight to behold

For me, on my first visit to the battlefield sites of the Ypres salient, it wasn’t the battleground with its labyrinth of trenches and the layer upon layer of memorial head stones to the fallen but the beautiful town of Ypres itself that drew my attention.

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Disappointed council did not support motion.

Letter: I am hoping to restrict smoking at play areas

I write as Chairman of the East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board, and as Deputy Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council to thank fellow East Riding councillors for overwhelmingly supporting a motion I put to the Full Council this week.

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The committee would like to thank all those volunteers who helped to make this event such a success.

Letter: Superb bonfire and fireworks go with a bang

Fangfoss and Bolton village bonfire took place on 4 November at Jubilee Park.
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Thanks for support

Letter: Thank you for your support at race night

We would like to thank everyone who came to the charity race night at Burnby Hall on Saturday 11 November to help raise funds for the Amyloidosis Foundation where we also paid respect to our late son, brother and dad Mike Murr who died from Amyloidosis.

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Example of pedestrian road rage.

Letter: Lack of seasonal spirit on show at car park

As we approach the season of goodwill, there appears to be one person at least who has not yet engaged in the festive spirit.
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Determined to fight to protect the countryside.

Letter: Fighting to protect our countryside

We attended a talk at the Milton Rooms, Malton, to listen to a very earnest, erudite Canadian woman Jessica Ernst, who told us of the untold problems caused to the water supply of her and her neighbours due to the gas industry which had fracked their area.

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Play brought to light D-Day memories.

Letter: Poignant play about veterans’ D-Day memories

I recently attended an excellent play called Bomb Happy, hosted by The Pocklington Arts Centre.

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Why does it always rain on Market Day?

Letter: Is Tuesday wetter than any other day of the week?

I am writing this on Tuesday morning (Market Day) and it’s raining, again!

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Picture mystery solved

Letter: Details from the Burnby Hall sundial image

Regarding the large photo in last Thursday’s edition of Down Memory Lane showing two ladies and a gentleman round the sundial at Burnby Hall Gardens.

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Democratic value for money.

Letter: Just £4 an hour and helped on 193 project

It was with bemusement that I read two letters attacking me in last week’s Pocklington Post.

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Have we gone political correctness crazy?

Letter: A nation built on Christian principles

Have we gone political correctness crazy? Schools are ditching the term BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini - After Christ) in favour of BCE (Before Common Era). But the British Qualifications and Curriculum Authority defended the move, despite Jewish and Islamic figures saying the terms are not offensive.

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East Riding is one of the best performing councils in the country.

Letter: Complaints overshadow work of council

I was one of those who perhaps unwittingly voted for Cllr Strangeway, one of the Pocklington members on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council possibly confused by what was then a surge in popularity for Independents brought about largely by the UKIP effort.

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Wasting yet more council taxpayers money.

Letter: Improving the ‘improvements’ on the Pavement

So, weeks ago East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC)wasted a lot of money on the unnecessary so-called “improvements” on the Pavement.

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Come along to the open day this Sunday.

Letter: Take a look at archaeological excavations

Fridaythorpe Fimber Wetwang Archaeology Project (FFWAP) is a newly formed community archaeology group. We are currently undertaking an excavation of a ladder settlement which initially developed during the later Iron Age (c 200BC).

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Concerned at cheap option of online therapy.

Letter: Misuse of health service by venture capitalists

A private company offering online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is currently promoting itself locally, saying that it is “providing services on behalf of the NHS in East Riding of Yorkshire”.

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Car park signs are confusing.

Letter: Rules should be made clearer for customers

On August 4 I took my 94 year old mother, who recently had hip replacement surgery and cannot walk very far, to the Bengal Brasserie in Market Weighton.

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Proposal needs to be addressed.

Letter: Proposal needs to be addressed by the town council

I wish to bring to the attention of Pocklington residents the belief by Persimmon Homes that its application for housing north of the town will be passed - https://www.persimmonhomes.com/the-mile-10736

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At a loss to know what I have done wrong.

Letter: Charged for using car park

I have just received a parking charge notice for parking my vehicle in The Feathers car park on Sunday, June 25, between 12.17pm and 13.42pm.

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Lost opportunities are the fault of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Letter: Lack of faith in council’s proposals

While I bow to Stephen Fletcher’s knowledge about all the past lost opportunities to provide more car parking spaces for Pocklington shoppers, I must point out that he is directing his ire in the wrong direction.

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Have Tories found a 'magic money tree'?

Letter: Coalition exceeds cost of Labour manifesto

What a difference a month makes!

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