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September 2, 2016: Some of this week’s letters

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Parenting styles discussed

Tiger, free-range – the pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.

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Daily commute is not a race

As a cyclist who commutes between Leamington and Warwick most weeks, I am well aware of the benefits of cycling over driving. It is always quicker. And healthier for the individual and better for the environment in our town centres.

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Don’t park cars on the pavement

Cars that are parked irresponsibly on pavements can cause a potentially dangerous obstruction for pedestrians as it can force them onto the road and into the path of vehicles.

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Why is Tollbar work taking so long?

In the first half of the 19th century, the Dutch built a mountain road in the East Indies. It was 600 miles long and took 12 months to complete.

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Looking for copy of old magazine

In the Leamington Spa Courier dated December 28 1945 the first number of an entirely new magazine, ‘The Harvester’ was on sale. It was a ‘record of Warwickshire’s war-time food production effort and a tribute to the school and volunteer agricultural camps, 1940-1945’. It was printed on art paper and profusely illustrated with most of the pictures being supplied by the Courier Press. It was being sold for a shilling.

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Public response was amazing

As a candidate in last week’s General Election in the Kenilworth and Southam constituency I would like to thank all those involved in my campaign, it was a great experience for me.

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I intend to follow spirit of dedication

I am excited and honoured to have been elected your representative for Milverton ward. I am aware I am replacing well loved and very active councillors, and as I start my work on both town and district council, I intend to follow their spirit of dedication and service to our ward.

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Belief reinforced by standing

May I, through the Courier/Weekly News, thank the 1,000-plus people who voted for me as Independent candidate for the Stoneleigh and Cubbington Ward in the Warwick District Council Election.

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Journey is a lot more pleasant

I would like to thank the Friends of Black Lane for their brilliant effort in cleaning

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Vote shows true feelings on HS2

Following last Thursday at last we have a decisive indication of what Kenilworth really thinks.

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Schools should be open and inclusive

I was somewhat bemused to read TK Jerome (Courier last week) equating Humanism with Marxism. I imagine that the Conservative members of the 100-plus Parliamentary Cross Party Humanist Group would also be somewhat surprised.

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I fear for my safety at night

I’m aware that I’m probably flogging a dead horse, but I am extremely concerned about the sheer lack of lighting on the streets of Leamington past 11pm. I currently work until the early hours of the morning and have to walk back each morning when my shift is over (around 3 or 4am). The lighting is okay until I reach Forfield Place and Russell Terrace.

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I declare the count a shambles

I’m proud to tell people I’m from Warwick and Leamington. Most people I know feel the same. However, last Friday morning I was embarrassed. Embarrassed because Warwick District Council was the 649th out of 650 constituencies to declare its General Election result. Sixteen hours! You can perhaps understand the reasons for the delay in St Ives (which came 650th) because they have to fly ballot boxes in from the Isles of Scilly. What’s the excuse in Warwick and Leamington?

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Leave our church schools alone

In his ‘Viewpoint’ article in the Courier, April 24, George Broadhead, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Humanists, accused ‘faith schools’ of ‘discrimination’ and ‘cultural alienation’. But something tells me that Mr Broadhead and his friends don’t really care about such things. They just hate Christianity, and their ‘Fair Admissions Campaign’ is merely an excuse to harass our wonderful Church of England and Roman Catholic schools.

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Thanks for your generous support

May we thank everyone who donated so very generously to our four day collection at the Royal Priors over the Bank Holiday weekend when £3,091.35 was raised for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. May we also thank the staff at the Royal Priors for allowing us to collect at very short notice and for making our team of collectors so welcome.

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Shining example of a caring person

A little over a year ago you kindly published my letter asking the council to help protect the Eagle Rec, and being highly critical of them.

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Shelter boxes are a vital response

The earthquake in Nepal created a horrific disaster. Lots of families are homeless. They need shelter, somewhere to live. Now.

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Go see beautiful creation

Jephson Gardens in Leamington: what a landscape, what a tree scape, what colour, form and imagination!

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Legion will mark occasion in town

The Royal British Legion will mark the 70th anniversary of victory in Europe (VE Day) over the weekend of May 8-10. Events will be taking place throughout the UK over this weekend which includes wreath laying at the Cenotaph and a parade through Whitehall in London on Saturday.

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