Thursday's letters: What are your fellow readers writing in about today?

Oxford Mail: Thursday's letters: What are your fellow readers writing in about today? Thursday's letters: What are your fellow readers writing in about today?

Catch up on all the issues and quips raised by our readers in their Letters to the Editor today.




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Be safe and stay out of quarries this summer

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

LAST year, during a two-month period of unusually warm weather, six people drowned in former quarry lakes across the UK.

Lots of work needs to be done on this route

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

I am writing concerning reports of the city council’s surplus cash. What are the council doing sitting on all that cash? (‘Only £15,000 spent from £362,000’, Oxford Mail, July 14).

HS2 money could be better spent elsewhere

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

SITTING out early in my garden these beautiful mornings, I can hear the Birmingham to Marylebone trains thundering past and it made me wonder why anyone would want to go faster than that, bearing in mind the HS2. Surely if you order a full English breakfast on the Birmingham to Marylebone train now, you would not have time for the toast and marmalade.

Bringing peace would be a huge step forward

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

WITH all the dreadful loss of life in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and now Palestine, it is difficult to know where to start. But the injustice, stupidity and illegality of Israeli attacks on Gaza spurs me to write.

Infrastructure is under pressure and new measures are needed

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

There is a clear need to provide transport links from the north-west Bicester eco town to the town centre. However, the potential to improve transport for the much larger Bicester of the future must also be seized.

Department must take another look at centre

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRSTLY I must say how pleased I am with Oxford City Council Planning Department for listening to my objections regarding neighbouring developments. Thanks to their efficiency one proposal was amended.

There are also virtues of a time before cars

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE letter by Tony Augarde (July 17) extolling the so-called virtues of the motor car made me look back with nostalgia to a time when there were few cars. A time before front gardens, streets, town and village centres were littered by them, when you could appreciate to the full, the beauty of towns and the countryside without something blocking the view. He says that you can carry four people in a car, but how many cars travel our roads with a full load? With bicycles, each person can have their own, relatively cheap, personal form of transport which takes up little room and provides an excellent form of exercise.

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