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MADAM - When 97 per cent of the world’s scientists are saying that what we are seeing now is climate change right across the globe with devastating effects, then I wonder if UKIP and their Parliamentary candidate for Stroud (letter SNJ, March 26, on climate change) know something that we don’t, namely through a hotline to God?
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MADAM - While walking on Minchinhampton Common, I passed the dog waste bin near the Halfway House. Do we blame the minority of dog walkers, who presumably think it is entirely the council’s fault for not emptying the bin and are obviously happy to leave disgusting litter, or do we blame the council, always a convenient scapegoat?
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MADAM - Thank you for your report of proceedings recently at Stroud District Council regarding the Conservative Group boycotting the debate on a Labour/Green motion that was supporting the imposition of a Financial Transaction Tax.
11:37am Thursday 3rd April 2014
MADAM - Every member of Gloucestershire County Council’s highways department should be required to drive, at night, into Minchinhampton on the Cirencester Road from the cattle grid near the Ragged Cot repeatedly until such time as they realise that the headlights from oncoming traffic render the traffic calming obstruction in the road invisible.
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MADAM - Neil Carmichael writing in the Stroud News & Journal expresses his support for the free trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the EU and USA and suggests that families could be £400 per year better off.
10:53am Thursday 27th March 2014
MADAM - May I please take this opportunity to use your paper to thank the farmer in Selsley who kindly offered his field to site the largest ‘Vote UKIP’ sign in a highly prominent position on a busy through road.
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MADAM - There have been proposals for the construction of 150 houses at Mankley Fields in Leonard Stanley and for another 50 houses at Woodside Lane in King’s Stanley — in addition to 50-plus houses recently built and the 90 proposed for Stanley Mill.
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MADAM - Families thinking of signing up for the proposed Steiner free school in Stroud may be interested to learn that there is a court case pending between the information Commissioner’s Office and the Department for Education over exactly how Steiner schools were approved for state funding.
11:29am Thursday 20th March 2014
MADAM - I have been invited through the SNJ by Labour county councillors Williams, Lydon and Oosthuysen to explain why Cllr Lunnon (Green, Stroud Central) and Lib Dem members “voted in favour of turning down the incinerator only on grounds of its height and size”.
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MADAM - It was reported in the national press that Princess Anne had made serious suggestions at the housing conference asking planners if it was really necessary to create large scale developments on otherwise untouched countryside and whether villages should only be enlarged with say smaller developments of 20 or so houses which could easily be accommodated into village life without destroying communities.
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MADAM - When I saw the photograph on your front page of Neil Carmichael MP doing his exercises in the Stroud News & Journal offices I couldn’t help being reminded of this famous stone carving which appears on the façade of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
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MADAM – I am writing to draw attention to the fact that we have not had two lifts working in Stroud since before Christmas, only one – which leads to over-loading in the precinct and a dreary impression.
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