I'm still waiting for response about my traffic ideas

1:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

REGARDING Alan Eames letter (April 10), I've been banging on about all of Alan's points for years through these pages.

What a wonderful show!

12:22pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I WOULD like to through your paper say what a wonderful, thoroughly enjoyable show The Times of Their Lives at No 8 was.

Check your utility bills carefully!

12:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MAY I, through the Journal, advise any readers who do not already do so to check their utility bills carefully.

More houses with no playing field neglects needs of children

12:42pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As a one-time resident of Honeybourne, I agree with the reason for the concerns of Sue Smith (Evesham Journal, April 3).

Empty shops make town look shoddy

12:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFTER numerous phone calls to the council and the letting office without success, I am asking the Journal to print this regarding the state of the empty shops around Evesham town centre.

Conservatives should be defending our countryside

12:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IN their letter printed in last week’s Evesham Journal, John and Frances Hoskins add their voices to those concerned about our inability to control housing development in our area and write, “Let us vote for a government that promises to tackle potential green disaster”.

Congratulations to builders on a well-designed Abbey Bridge

11:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

HAVING been involved in bridge construction for more than 50 years I would like to congratulate everyone involved in building the new Abbey Bridge.

Why aren't our Abbey Bridge questions being answered?

11:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

WELL, well, well. It is hard to believe that a councillor who initially appeared totally unaware of the delays in the construction of the new bridge and only responded to public concerns following pressure from local people and businesses in letters to the Evesham Journal has placed a full page “information advert” in the Evesham Journal saying nothing new, and which appears to be only an ego-booster.

Why all smiles from Coun Smith?

11:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

I HAVE just read your informative item about the re-opening of the Abbey Bridge, and to be quite honest I am dismayed!

We have a history to be proud of

5:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I FEEL I must write in answer to the letter from one of your contributors full of invective against the English Defence League.

Don't let children roam free near danger

3:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

On March 27 in the Evesham Journal a lady was criticising the railings to the footpath on the new Abbey Bridge.

Stop these attacks on Christian premises

2:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

READING our Journal this week (March 27), among the occasional item of good news I was especially saddened to read of the increased attacks on local Christian religious and other premises.

Pools price rise is too steep for older swimmers

5:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

IT wasn't a joke. For some inexplicable reason, Wychavon Leisure has chosen to abolish the concessionary rate for the popular morning H2O classes at its three pools from April 1, whilst reducing the rate for swimmers under 50.

Oh, what a town!

4:28pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHAT a town! The multi-storey car park on the north side of the river can only be accessed from the south.

Building is so ugly!

3:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

HAVING just returned from a quick visit to Moreton and having read in the Journal about the new surgery premises opening next month in Moreton I could not believe the ugliness of the new building and I am amazed at the planning people allowing it to be built.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this letter daring to attack the Jounal

1:33pm Friday 11th April 2014

I could not believe my eyes when I was reading the letter (town is tolerant) from numerous religious organisations and other high and mighty individuals.

Support our local bakers

12:12pm Friday 11th April 2014

I WAS delighted to read the article in the Journal (April 3) about the survival of Lawrence's Bakers on the High Street for 60 years.

Organisations have a right to free speech, but we were dismayed to see this reported

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WE noted your report of the demonstration of the English Defence League (EDL) in Evesham’s Port Street (League holds a ‘peaceful' protest, Journal, March 27).

At least there are no potholes on the bridge!

1:39pm Friday 4th April 2014

I watched with interest our county's highways chief on the TV news (March 20).

Please clean up this mess

12:10pm Friday 4th April 2014

Perhaps now that Abbey Bridge is once again open the workmen from Hochtief would like to clean up the rubbish that has been left on the road towards the leisure centre on the left-hand bend near to the builders' base.

Northern link won't solve Pershore's traffic problems

12:54pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with Cllr Wood (Journal, March 13) regarding the beneficial effects of the proposed housing developments along Pershore's Station Road.

Beautiful Broadway under threat

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I READ sadly about planned gigantic development in beautiful Broadway and it appears that an enormous amount of concrete is planned by landowners for many villages in the Cotswolds.

Riding roughshod over our concerns

11:48am Thursday 3rd April 2014

WE wish to express our utter dismay and disbelief following yet another reversal of a planning application decision by the Planning Inspectorate in their ivory tower in Bristol, backed by Wychavon planning officers, who seem completely out of touch with residents' wishes and concerns.

Please run a 10k for us - to help others

12:06pm Monday 31st March 2014

Sir - We are urging people to blaze through the beautiful Bristol 10k to help beat meningitis.

Please run a 10k for us - to help others

12:06pm Monday 31st March 2014

Sir - We are urging people to blaze through the beautiful Bristol 10k to help beat meningitis.

Bridge barriers worry me

11:33am Monday 31st March 2014

Using new bridge first time yesterday, I was amazed this tatty structure got planning permission.

Please run a 10k for us - to help others

12:06pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Sir - We are urging people to blaze through the beautiful Bristol 10k to help beat meningitis.

Evesham seems to be reawakenin

12:41pm Friday 28th March 2014

COUNCILLOR Gerry O’Donnell is cheeky in warning new community groups “not to reinvent the wheel” in trying to keep independent businesses alive and generally rejuvenate Evesham.

Thank you, bridge workers, for helping me

12:35pm Friday 28th March 2014

I would like to thank the gentlemen working for Hochtief at Abbey Bridge, Evesham, for their great kindness in helping me when I had a fall at the edge of the site last week.

We need greener homes in the Vale

12:30pm Thursday 27th March 2014

If indeed more houses are to be built in the Vale, a reported in the Journal on February 27, let them at least be greener than those built now.

Cemetery shame of irresponsible dog owners

12:27pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THIS letter is directed towards the irresponsible dog owners who visit or use Hampton cemetery as a shortcut.

We're facing traffic chaos

12:22pm Thursday 27th March 2014

The residents of Whitcroft Road, Pershore, have my sympathy (Journal, March 6).

Planners are failing in their duties

12:16pm Thursday 27th March 2014

On February 27 Wychavon planners approved two applications to build in Broadway, one for 13 townhouses in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one for five suburban-style houses in the conservation area.

Three letters that sum up all that's wrong with bridge project

12:06pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Whether by accident or design the three letters in the Journal (March 8) encapsulate beautifully all that has gone wrong with the bridge project.

Thank you for liking my book

5:14pm Friday 21st March 2014

Many thanks to the readers who have given me favourable comments on my book Pershore God Help Us.

Evesham deserves better

4:04pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

AM I the only person who finds the unexpected early re-opening of the bridge and the start of the Cheltenham Festival next week to be more than mere coincidence?

What's happened to our post deliveries?

7:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Hopefully, Pershore's new postal arrangement (February 5) will prove more successful than those in this area.


4:02pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

YOUR report about a recent Evesham Town Council meeting quoted Councillor John Smith as complaining that town council members had not sought good news from him about the bridge, and complained that members had raised issues about the delay.

Too much concrete spoils this beauty

6:32pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

I read, sadly, about planned gigantic development in beautiful Broadway and it appears that an enormous amount of concrete is planned by landowners for many villages in the Cotswolds.

Thanks for supporting our coffee morning

12:03pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Many thanks to all the kind people of Pershore (and beyond) who supported the mayor’s coffee morning on Saturday, February 22, in the town hall.

Riverside paths need better maintainance

11:57am Monday 3rd March 2014

The bridge is nearing completion and I think it is going to look brilliant .

Reopening of bridge will not solve town's traffic problems

11:54am Monday 3rd March 2014

I suspect Evesham's past traffic problems will be swept under the carpet after the Abbey Bridge is opened.

Speed contributes to one third of all collisions

11:50am Monday 3rd March 2014

I would like to ask those who find getting a speeding ticket not acceptable, or who dislike for any form of speed control on roads around Pershore, to take in a few national statistics.

Police stance on street lighting is contradictory

11:46am Monday 3rd March 2014

Worcestershire’s cabinet member for highways, Councillor John Smith, has announced that the council has decided to turn off street lights after midnight to save money.

Yellow lines aren't always the answer

7:33pm Friday 28th February 2014

DESPITE numerous objections to the proposed increase in parking restrictions near Prince Henry’s High School in Victoria Avenue, the extra yellow lines were introduced yesterday.

Thanks for this uplifting letter

3:26pm Thursday 27th February 2014

I JUST wanted to say thank you to Julie Pitts for her uplifting letter in last week's Journal (February 13).

Remarkable haul of speed tickets

2:58pm Monday 24th February 2014

What a remarkable haul of speeding motorists reported in the Journal (February 13), where just under 1,300 tickets were issued during a total of 90 hours detection.

Peter Luff's strange logic over foxhunting

11:30pm Thursday 20th February 2014


Thanks for helping cardiac rehab

3:44pm Thursday 20th February 2014

May I through the pages of your newspaper, and on behalf of the patients and trustees of Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab, thank most sincerely all those who helped make our charity race night last Friday so successful.

My plan for bridge traffic management

3:30pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Now that we are past several completion dates for the Abbey Bridge it has become quite clear the failings of our councillors.

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