1:53pm Friday 22nd March 2013
WE ARE fortunate in Cirencester to have a very committed town council. They have spent various sums of money on trying to make Cirencester more attractive and, whatever the outcome of the market place scheme, there are other issues of equal importance that need addressing, whether it is in their remit or not, they could at least start the ball rolling to resolve some of these problems that are blighting our town.
1:51pm Friday 22nd March 2013
1:50pm Friday 22nd March 2013
I AM trying to find out if any of my distant relatives still live in the local area. My great grandfather was born in Purton, he was Henry Barrett the son of a Hungerford and Emma/Amy Barrett. Hungerford was a blacksmith and Henry had quite a few brothers, John, Shadrack, Boaz, Thomas, Jesse.
1:48pm Friday 22nd March 2013
BRIEFLY, Cora Sild's letter (Standard, March 7) made me feel like public enemy number one. But then I would have to ignore the many letters from others who have voiced the same concerns as my own. And I would have to ignore the letter from Miss C Berry, who brought into the equation the news published in the Standard that 'tens of thousands of pounds' had been spent on the highly dubious idea of a trust to finance this project, and that a 'consultant' was still on the payroll even though he has now expressed his own doubts of securing funding. And I would have to ignore the plea from Sue Herdman of the National Trust, who begged, "Please, please change the minds of the people who are determined to close Cirencester."
1:46pm Friday 22nd March 2013
SIDDINGTON and Baunton residents are up in arms. Many will have to pay additional council tax if a proposal made by Liberal Democrat controlled Cirencester Town Council is approved by the boundary commission.
1:45pm Friday 22nd March 2013
WITH reference to the decision by Secretary of State Eric Pickles to allow 250 houses to be built at Highfield Farm, Tetbury, and another 39 to be built at Bath/Berrells Road, I have always believed in fixing the problem not the blame, but in this case the cause of this should not only be examined but contested.
1:37pm Friday 22nd March 2013
IT IS all very well for two of your correspondents to blithely talk about people being too lazy to walk from the town centre car parks to the Market Place etc, but my wife and, I am sure, others find walking just a few yards extremely painful and the ability to park in the Market Place using her disabled parking badge is an absolute godsend for her when shopping.
1:35pm Friday 22nd March 2013
1:33pm Friday 22nd March 2013
TWICE in the past two years the unelected chief executives of local authorities in the Cotswolds have turned the area into a national laughing stock by making harebrained decisions behind the backs of elected councillors.
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