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Erroneous evidence being used in debate

I AM writing to express my concern at the viewpoints put forward as evidence by the Network Rail representative, Mike Gallop, at the recent Okehampton Rail Resilience meeting.


What about paying tax by cheque?

YOUR report on ways to pay council tax had one glaring omission in this year’s tax bill.


Put the kettle on for the Blue Cross tea party

I AM writing to ask your readers to put their aprons on, get baking and join in with the fantastic Blue Cross Paws for Tea party to help sick, injured and homeless pets across the country.


Using the countryside as a dumping ground

IN answer to Dr Gary Vanstones’ letter in last week’s Times (April 3) — the answer is yes, most people do care about their towns and villages, it’s those in authority that do not.


Rail travel needs to be affordable to be viable

I READ Cllr Kevin Ball’s response letter published last week with amusement, particularly the line ‘for me the choice is obvious’.


Thank you to the golfers for all their hard work!

ON April 14, Mrs Val Dodsworth, ladies’ captain of Okehampton Golf Club and her fellow members, put on a golf day to raise awareness and funds for two local support groups of people with Parkinsons.


It’s about time some of us, in particular our politicians, looked at the bigger picture

I HAVE just seen Mel Stride’s views on onshore wind turbines printed on the front page of the Times, following a very reasonable application by Mi-Grid for a wind turbine having offered several options for the site.


It could be your village next!

It could be your village next!
ANYONE who cares about our countryside and historic villages should visit Lifton to see the monstrous 250 foot wind turbine that now towers over it (pictured above).


SSAFA is still here

YOUR readers may have heard that the two principal charities in Devon which work for ex-service men and women changed recently.


An unelected body

I WAS interested to read Nigel Canham’s interview (March 27) with Stephen Belli, director of planning at Dartmoor National Park Authority.


Reinstatement of the Northern route — a necessity or pie in the sky?

I WAS prompted to write this after reading the letter published in the Times dated March 20 written by Mr Daws.


Where has the dog warden gone?

AFTER visiting Simmons Park for a gentle stroll with my partner yesterday to give the dog some exercise, we were appalled at the state of the park, with the amount of dog mess left by irresponsible owners, when there are enough bins around the park for the dog mess.


Fair Pay Fortnight puts focus on financial struggles

WORKING people are seeing their living standards squeezed harder every year.


Supporting Fairtrade really has a tremendous impact

THE members of Okehampton Fairtrade Group are always pleased to have their events reported in the Okehampton Times and value the paper’s support.


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