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Letter: The mud creators

Re the spotlight on the mess created by drivers who now just park or drive on verges:

Grass verge damaged by vehicles.

Letter: Dismay at the scale of grass verge mess

I was interested to read the article about the amount of ploughed-up grass verges by cars and vans at various residential areas throughout Scarborough:

Scarborough Hospital

Why were hospital beds cut?

Re the pressures at Scarborough Hospital and the beds only for the ‘acutely ill’.

A waste of time and money.

Questions need answering

Third Energy expected their test frack to have been completed by Christmas at Kirby Misperton, yet they still await the final sign off from Greg Clarke as their finances are investigated.

This plan, if approved, will be with us for the next 20 years.

Letter: Council needs to hire expert on fracking

In response to the comments from Lorraine Allanson of Ryedale Against Anti-Social Protestors in relation to the extraordinary meeting at Ryedale District Council.

Connection times appear to be at best four minutes and in some cases less.

Letter: Timings are just wrong

I agree with Nick Harvey about the proposed new timetable changes operational, I understand from May 2018, on both the Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough (TransPennine Express) and the Scarborough to Hull (Northern) services.

Train timetable needs to be improved.

Letter: People want to use the trains but ...

Hunmanby Railway Station has seen a 90% increase in rail passengers over the past 10 years, through the involvement of the village, creating a pleasant station environment and promoting the train services. The highest increase for local stations between Hull and Scarborough.

More lighting at A64 dangers spots.

Letter: A64 danger spots need more lights

Re the A64 and its ‘dangers’:

How will reaching these traffic jams in a faster time possibly help anyone?

Letter: Just faster to a long queue?

I realise I am probably in the minority but I cannot understand why making the A64 a dual carriageway from York to Scarborough will bring huge rewards to coastal businesses.

A grave is there for people to remember their loved ones in whatever way they see fit.

Letter: If mourners not doing any harm ...

Re the article concerning Scarborough Borough Council tightening its policy on graveyard decorations:

Everyone Active Sports Village

Letter: Swimming legacy is dismissed by centre

Re the report about Everyone Active and Scarborough Swimming Club:

Appeal of help with Pickering collection.

Letter: Great Daffodil Appeal

I’m the local community fundraiser for Marie Curie in Ryedale, and hopefully you’ll all be aware that we have our Great Daffodil Appeal coming up very soon.

New signage in Peasholm.

Letter: Can we have old signage cleaned as well?

Yes it is good that we have new signage for our attractions, but please can we have the existing ones washed?

Alpamare, North Bay, Scarborough

Letter: Questions go unanswered over North Bay secrecy

Your article ‘Questions posed over £9 million waterpark loan’ asks if the council should have taken a legal charge over the waterpark as security for its loan of public money? Given the secrecy surrounding the arrangements made between the council and Benchmark Leisure it’s difficult to know whether the council’s cabinet or the opposition Labour councillors are correct.

Allow people to take their own cups into cafes.

Letter: Use your own cups at cafes

If people were allowed to take and use their own cups in cafes and places it might help in cutting down on plastic cups served outside in places, and also it may be healthier.

Futurist Theatre

Letter: Council plan to claw back Futurist costs

Cllr Bastiman has said that the council will be taking steps to recover in full their costs in fighting the Save the Futurist supporters in court as those costs were borne by the council tax payer.

Scarborough Hospital

Letter: NHS crisis on our doorstep

Your article focusing on junior doctor Adrian Harrop at Scarborough A&E brought the NHS crisis to our doorstep.

Discharge from Wheatcroft outfall is cause of problem.

Letter: Problem from outfall source

To focus the blame for bathing water pollution in the bays on gulls and dogs, as Cllr Cockerill does, is entirely unsupported by scientific evidence.

Be a good neighbour to pedestrians and remember the Snow Code.

Letter: Clear snow to prevent injury

The government advise not to be put off by clearing snow or ice outside your home as people walking on snow or ice have a responsibility to look after themselves.

St Catherine's Hospice

Letter: Staff and volunteers are heart of hospice

Re the recent changes at St Catherine’s Hospice.

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