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.

Too late to change traffic arrangements?

4:26pm Monday 17th February 2014

Is it too late to change the traffic arrangements in Evesham for the duration of the bridge works?

What a magnificent crane!

4:10pm Monday 17th February 2014

A very big thank you, from all of us “of a certain age”, to the contractor working on the Yates Court extension at the rear of the post office in the High Street.

Ending cut-price parking is just penny-pinching

4:07pm Monday 17th February 2014

I, like many others, probably thought that previous statements indicated that the county council would continue to support reduced-cost car parking until the bridge reopened.

He's a parachute candidate

9:53pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

Gerry O’Donnell's defence (Worcester News 4th February) of Mid Worcester Conservative Association’s selection of a Parliamentary Candidate needs elaboration. Essentially the candidate was parachuted into the seat via a controlled short list and will be David Cameron’s representative in Worcestershire not Worcestershire’s representative at Westminster.

Vicious dog must be found

1:35pm Monday 10th February 2014

I was the women who appeared on the front page of the Evesham Journal last week (February 6) with my dog Bertie after the vicious dog attack.

More equal gender representation needed in Parliament

1:28pm Monday 10th February 2014

I suspect that Gerry O’Donnell wasn’t the only one who avoided the main message of my January 30 letter (his letter “No parachutes”, February 6).

20mph limits are step in right direction

1:20pm Monday 10th February 2014

Is Mr Marsh suggesting in his letter (February 6), that because 20mph speed limits may on occasion be disregarded, that where they have been implemented (Pershore High Street, for example) they should be removed?

Obeying speed limit is about respect

12:37pm Monday 10th February 2014

Speed cameras focus the attention between the camera and the speedo only.

Thanks for helping the RNLI save lives

12:35pm Monday 10th February 2014

The Evesham branch of the RNLI would like to thank all who have supported us in 2013 and enabled us to collect £8,421.

Automatic controls may get bridge traffic moving

12:27pm Monday 10th February 2014

Last Friday (January 31), early afternoon, I went into Evesham via Port Street.

Reducing speed limit won't stop the idiots

12:23pm Monday 10th February 2014

Reading last week's Evesham Journal (January 30), I noticed letters referring to speed.

You can opt out

8:30pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

I AGREE wholeheartedly with Clive Phillips’s thoughts on the NHS and the death knell for confidentiality.

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