Work on the M4 shows how councils join forces

Swindon Advertiser:

11:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

This week we took the next step towards approving work to improve Junction 16, as the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Transport Body reviewed the outline business case. In many respects, this project demonstrates the benefits of collaboration that will bring significant economic benefits to Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett and the surrounding areas.

Cook up some charity help

Swindon Advertiser:

9:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

WE hope your readers enjoyed the final of the Great British Bake Off and seeing Nancy win was just the icing on the cake!

A powerful argument

Swindon Advertiser:

9:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

It is very likely this country will suffer power cuts over the coming decade.

Is it a better place?

Swindon Advertiser:

9:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

When you get to my stage in the game you know that no building society will give you a 25 year mortgage.

Worse off out of EU

Swindon Advertiser:

9:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

I totally agree with the letters from Bill Hughes and Steve Thompson that we would be throwing away a lot of benefits we receive by being members of the EU by coming out of the EU. This would have a big impact on the future of this country and our grandchildren. For those who want to make their point on EU policies should, as Bill said, take it up with their member of the European Parliament.

Help to stop hunting

Swindon Advertiser:

9:48am Thursday 30th October 2014

The official fox hunting season begins on Saturday but the atrocity of ‘cub hunting’ has been going on for several weeks.

Say goodbye to greed

Swindon Advertiser:

9:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

A lot of Tory sympathisers talk of jealousy and envy in society but they clam up when greed is mentioned.

We must halt ebola

Swindon Advertiser:

9:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

Ebola has now spread to Mali. Mali has an open border with Guinea, so Ebola was bound to spread into Mali. Ebola was brought into Mali by a baby travelling on a bus.

A big thank you to all

Swindon Advertiser:

9:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

Swindon Bats would like to thank all the generous people who donated to the bucket collection on Saturday, October 18 at Morrisons, Haydon Wick.

Please enlighten me

Swindon Advertiser:

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Re ‘At sixes and sevens’ of 9 October, Howard March states: ‘Sorry Steve Nibbs, I consider myself a Christian and yet I do not agree with your views that you claim are supported by scripture’.

Reminiscent of Powell

Swindon Advertiser:

9:29am Thursday 30th October 2014

With the Tories getting even more desperate to sink lower than the vulgarity of UKIP, defence secretary Michael Fallon, with his comments that ‘Britain’s towns and cities are being swamped by immigrants’, evokes both Enoch Powell and Thatcher when they both made similar comments and speeches in the 60s and 70s.

Network Rail and Swindon Road bridge

Swindon Advertiser:

9:28am Thursday 30th October 2014

IS the planned five-month closure of the Swindon Road bridge during the Network Rail electrification process worth it?

£400k was wasted

Swindon Advertiser:

9:36am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I refer to recent letters by Des Morgan who we have to thank for highlighting the Wi-Fi fiasco which continues to rumble on and will have an indirect impact to the services of our town for many years to come.

EU majority are wrong

Swindon Advertiser:

9:35am Wednesday 29th October 2014

As one of those correspondents Bill Hughes apparently refers to as being in a “frenzy” over the EU, I would like the opportunity to reply.

It doesn't add up

Swindon Advertiser:

9:33am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Can “4 health workers in the rest of Swindon” really replace a team of around 20 workers who were employed by four of the children's centres?

Dominic a festival fan

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Dominic Winter was key in the founding of the first Swindon Festival of Literature in 1994. It was his idea and his wish that there be ‘something bookish’ in Swindon. His company, Dominic Winter Book Auctions ( ) has supported the festival throughout its twenty-one years.

Joined up thinking

Swindon Advertiser:

9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I would like to encourage whoever forms the next government to have a Ministry for Joined Up Thinking.

They turned a major threat into an exciting business chance

Swindon Advertiser:

9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ON Friday, I was delighted to be asked to open a new headquarters and manufacturing plant for a high-tech business which has decided to relocate to Swindon.

Respond to our plan

Swindon Advertiser:

9:28am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Since the beginning of the century and the public enquiry into the Front Garden development, Wroughton Parish Council has fought consistently against coalescence with Swindon, major developments south of the M4 and the despoiling of green field sites when previously undeveloped sites are available.

Royal Wootton Bassett

Swindon Advertiser:

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

IT seems Royal Wootton Bassett has suddenly been thrust in the limelight again.

Eating food that might look a bit dodgy is my way of adding adventure to my middle age

Swindon Advertiser:

4:23pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

I am sorry to say this if you have just eaten your dinner, but this week I would like to talk to you about my stomach.

Trying to wriggle out

Swindon Advertiser:

9:26am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Re ‘You've got it wrong’ (SA October 20). All I asked is a simple question which Dave Cottrell refuses to address. Even other Adver correspondents who disagree with me surely realise this? His best up to date is, ‘How do you know they haven't responded to you?’ Enlighten me.

I want some more

Swindon Advertiser:

9:25am Tuesday 28th October 2014

How I agree with Trish Daniels and the SALOS production of Oliver. I think it is the best ever show and I have seen many of their productions. The cast were superb and I must say James Canning’s portrayal of Fagin could not have been bettered by anyone. Also Amy Grimshaw’s performance as Mrs Sowerberry had me crying with laughter; what a big talent she has.

Hold mayoral election

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A mayoral election in Swindon is essential. If democracy relies on people voting for a particular candidate, then that tradition ought to be met.

Service icing on cake

Swindon Advertiser:

9:22am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I am always the first to register a complaint but also as keen to acknowledge brilliant service. In November 2013 you ran a feature on cider which included a recipe for a cider cake with caramel frosting. As an avid baker I have baked this cake and it is a firm favourite of mine and my friends but then the page from the Adver went missing.

Hill may hold answer

Swindon Advertiser:

9:21am Tuesday 28th October 2014

All of the suggestions made recently to improve safety at Regent Circus seem to focus on slowing traffic on Commercial Road. Perhaps the problem is Commercial Road carries too much traffic?

Nasty housing policy

Swindon Advertiser:

9:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

It seems the Conservative administration is intent on not building any more social housing whilst giving the impression that social housing needs have reduced.

Allotment attack

Swindon Advertiser:

9:19am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE criminal attack on My Patch allotment site near Hay Lane has all the hallmarks of a well-planned act.

Ladies should cover up

Swindon Advertiser:

10:49am Monday 27th October 2014

WHAT on earth has happened to the 21st century females of the so-called celebrity culture? It seems as if every decade that passes produces another breed of tacky females who have no sense of decency or morals and are completely obsessed with their own egotistic images on TV, film or even in public.

There's a greener way

Swindon Advertiser:

10:47am Monday 27th October 2014

In an Ipso/Mori poll published in The Independent, 56 per cent of people want to stay in the EU and only 36 per cent wanted to leave.

Whistling in the wind

Swindon Advertiser:

10:38am Monday 27th October 2014

I hope the strident anti-European Union correspondents of your paper will curb their frenzy now that the latest Ipsos Mori poll shows 56 per cent support for continuing EU membership in the UK. David Cameron, Nigel Farage et al are all whistling in the wind if they think that they can either leave, threaten to leave, or influence European policy by having a referendum.

Let's clean up our act

Swindon Advertiser:

10:36am Monday 27th October 2014

I think it would be a very good idea if people went outside their garden, house or flat and went to the nearest green space/roadside verge and picked up any litter there, squashed cake tins, crisp packets etc and recycle what they could and improve the look of the space immediately outside their home.

Swindon's domestic abuse

Swindon Advertiser:

10:33am Monday 27th October 2014

THE recognition of Swindon’s domestic abuse strategy by Public Health England is something everybody involved should be immensely proud of.

NHS is in great peril

Swindon Advertiser:

10:31am Monday 27th October 2014

THE question has now arisen as to who actually runs and funds our health care. Is it the NHS, local government, social services, care homes or the doctors?

Crown plan is wrong

Swindon Advertiser:

10:29am Monday 27th October 2014

Marlborough has terrible traffic and a serious lack of parking.

The issue is taxing

Swindon Advertiser:

10:27am Monday 27th October 2014

It was interesting to read the views of Les Fox about the abolishment of road tax discs.

Two of the very best

Swindon Advertiser:

10:26am Monday 27th October 2014

During my working life in Swindon's Youth Service, I was lucky to meet lots of people who cared about and gave their energies and love to generations of young people.

We're not naive at all

Swindon Advertiser:

10:24am Monday 27th October 2014

Swindon Council must think its residents to be very naive as they perpetuate the myth there is no money in the Civic Offices coffers.

New radiotherapy unit

Swindon Advertiser:

10:23am Monday 27th October 2014

WE said some time ago that we hoped there would be no delays in securing planning permission for Swindon’s new radiotherapy unit.

Waves of gratitude

Swindon Advertiser:

10:21am Monday 27th October 2014

Highworth and District Branch of the RNLI would like to thank all who supported us at the Highworth Co-operative Society on Saturday October 18. We raised £667.

Oliver was superb

Swindon Advertiser:

10:20am Monday 27th October 2014

I have to write to say what a superb show I watched at the Wyvern Theatre the other night – it was the simply stunning SALOS with their outstanding first night performance of Oliver.

Restore white lines

Swindon Advertiser:

10:18am Monday 27th October 2014

After the stories concerning the daily dangers from speeding and inconsiderate motorists that affect pedestrians in Commercial Road, I have been waiting for someone to mention what I have long thought to be one of the major causes of the problem, but unless I am mistaken, nobody to date seems to have done so.

Barbaric horse racing

Swindon Advertiser:

10:17am Monday 27th October 2014

Last Saturday I visited Cheltenham to observe how some humans make money at the expense of horses, while others are spectators seeking entertainment.

NSPCC's Flaw in the Law

Swindon Advertiser:

10:16am Monday 27th October 2014

THE NSPCC’s Flaw in the Law campaign highlights an issue so obvious that we wonder why it wasn’t addressed years ago.

No child should ever feel they cannot be part of a team

Swindon Advertiser:

9:31am Friday 24th October 2014

One of the main enjoyable aspects of being an MP is being able to welcome Swindon residents to the House of Commons.

Oasis becomes complete farce

Swindon Advertiser:

12:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The ongoing saga of the Oasis development and the Conservative administration’s chosen provider Moirai is fast turning into yet another farce. It was in July 2012, over two years ago, that SBC granted a number of leases to Moirai Capital Investments.

A sad morality tale

Swindon Advertiser:

12:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The British Government under Blair and Cameron have allowed and encouraged large numbers of immigrants to relocate to the UK and are awarded by the actions of many who have developed ‘brothel’ amenities in large parts of the country.

Anonymous and wrong

Swindon Advertiser:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

We who write to your letter pages quite rightly have to give our names and addresses. In your column "Your Say" people email you using nom de plumes or perhaps nom de keyboard would be a better term.

Give Greens an airing

Swindon Advertiser:

12:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

In response to Andrew Day’s letter ‘Unbalanced over UKIP’, I couldn’t agree with him more.

We want reform

Swindon Advertiser:

12:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

In addition to the point made by Terry Hayward with which I agree, concerning the ever spreading tentacles of the EU, the EU president has confirmed the relationship between the UK and the EU.

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