I wonder why we cannot have our bowling greens fenced off?
I am trying to find out about Pat Meehan who was a very generous benefactor of the Holy Spirit Church in Heckmondwike.
Issues of health and safety should not be trivialised so I’m pleased that Sarah Hall who made criticism of the compensation culture in her recent column made clear her support of the importance of health and safety in the workplace.
Like many of your readers, I registered with Community Energy Direct so that I could take advantage of their offer to use “the power of thousands of consumers ... to source better energy deals”. I provided them with my annual energy usage figures and awaited their response.
I read with interest Dr Matt Shepherd’s reply to Dr Thimmegowda’s letter highlighting the Nicholls report which condemns the closure of local hospitals and/or their services which then necessitates extra transport times to larger regional centres.
I went into Huddersfield last week on business.
As clinicians we rarely want to enter into debate with colleagues in the pages of the media. However, we are concerned that the details contained in Dr Thimmegowda’s letter are misleading and may cause unnecessary alarm for local people.1 comment
The Mid Yorkshire Health Authority’s spin, supported by Miss Fishwick, consultant gynaecologist, in the Dewsbury Reporter, May 11, for changes in women’s and children’s services is yet again astonishing to say the least.1 comment
I am Cyril Stansfield, currently living in Batley, but I was born and brought up in Mirfield.
It appears that the chair of North Kirklees CCG, Dr David Kelly, cares little for the NHS as an institution.
I paid a visit the other weekend to the St Luke’s arts festival in Cleckheaton and was impressed with the range of work on display.
I am usually a Conservative voter. I am also on the committee of Save Local Hospital Services, it does not stop me whoever joins our group.
I have no idea if it was the Batley News’s intention to make Susan Mallinson appear foolish (Letters, May 2), but I am surprised you allowed her letter to be published, with such an obvious error of fact.
In reference to the recent letter from Pauline Holmes of Dewsbury regarding the proposed closure of the public toilets in Batley, it is an old trick to let something fall into disrepair, not maintain it and then say no-one is using it.
I would like to clarify my position on NHS ‘privatisation’ following the claims made by Mike Wood MP (Batley New, April 25) that I had pledged to resign if the House of Lords voted through the Government’s latest proposals to open NHS services up to wider competition.
Given the government’s hostility to council house tenants and anyone claiming benefits, it is hardly surprising only a few people have bothered contacting Dewsbury’s Tory MP Simon Reevell regarding the Bedroom Tax (News, April 26).
May I say how much I agree with Sarah Hall about the people who run marathons for charity. What some of them do, without a proper athletic background, and very often in heavy, outlandish, fancy dress, is quite awesome.
Recently I went out for the day and when I returned home I found that my house had been broken into and a sum of money had been stolen.
I am saddened to learn of the felling of the glorious poplar trees at Staincliffe Hospital.
March 22 was World Water Day.
I want to thank the kind people who came to my aid when I was delivering to Tesco in Birstall on Saturday morning.
I read with interest the three articles relating to schools in last week’s Batley and Birstall News.
Regarding the farce about the attempted deportation of Abu Qatada, I have just been listening to the pearls of wisdom from Chris Bryant, the shadow minister for borders and immigration.
It was very sad to see the death of President Hugo Chavez, who had improved the lives of the poor working class in Venezuela.
Last week I referred to the role the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would be playing in the privatisation of the NHS and included a point about out-of-hours GP provisions.
Thank you Pat Crisp for bringing the loo issue to the attention of News readers.
It’s great to think that there’s an increasing interest in Batley’s history. At least that’s the encouraging impression given by the story on the internet and in last week’s Batley and Birstall News headed “Batley’s past found on world wide web”.
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