Sweet issue facing our public health

1:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

INCREASING consumption of sugar is currently one of the biggest problems we face in terms of public health.

Collateral damage?

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BELOW is an open letter concerning the proposed health service changes in Pembrokeshire: To Messers Purt, Martin, Drakeford and Mr. Justice Hickinbottom.

Is decision really one to be hailed?

12:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I HAVE just read in a national newspaper, that speaking after hearing that the High Court in London have turned down the appeal against hospital closures in Withybush hospital, “The Welsh Government (Labour) hailed the decision as an important day for changes to NHS services in Wales. It means plans to ... move complex hospital births from Pembrokeshire to Carmarthenshire can go ahead.”

Check the pavement if parking

12:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I FEEL it is necessary that you bring to motorists’ attention the tactics being deployed by the Council’s highways department.

Build support

12:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CONGRATULATE our Mayor and Admiral of the Port, Cllr Roy Thomas, for raising the issue of unsightly premises within our town.

More to be done in west

12:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HAVE now read two letters sent from Eric Howells of Llanddewi Velfrey regarding transport in the west. While I fully support his comments might I draw attention a little further. He correctly states in both his letters that the line speed to Milford and Fishguard is 55 miles an hour. If he were unfortunate enough as to need to travel to Tenby or Pembroke as most holidaymakers staying in the west and using the railway probably will, he would find the line speed is 35 miles an hour, with according to the Arriva Trains Wales website no plans to improve it in the next 30 years!

Big weekend thank you

12:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

RE: The Long Course Weekend - Tenby and Pembroke and surrounding villages.

Fortnightly rubbish idea

11:20am Thursday 10th July 2014

I TOOK photographs last Monday in Cardiff as an example of why Pembrokeshire should not follow Cardiff ’s lead in collecting black bag rubbish once a fortnight.

CDU call

11:19am Thursday 10th July 2014

RE: Cancer Day Unit, Withybush Hospital, fundraising issue.

No to killjoys

11:18am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE decline in the High Streets of many of our small country towns is well documented, and here in Fishguard we have experienced more than our fair share of closed premises and vanished amenities.

Vulnerable will be hit

11:16am Thursday 10th July 2014

WHAT an absolutely appalling misleading and wrong headline the Western Telegraph chose for “Plans to reduce day care centre charges”

Bandwagon central

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

IT DID not go unnoticed that the non-local, London based Labour parliamentary candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, together with the Preseli Pembs candidate, publicly condemn their own Minister in Cardiff for the woeful mismanagement of our local healthcare.

Healthy talk

10:59am Thursday 10th July 2014

I NOTE the concerns expressed recently by various Labour party candidates in last week’s press.

Please join 1,000 on list

10:58am Thursday 10th July 2014

MANY will have heard of the life saving work of the Anthony Nolan Trust, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register thanks to the recent social media phenomen @HelpHollie #pantsonyour head campaign.

Surveys are on board

10:57am Thursday 10th July 2014

RE: Fishguard and Goodwick Train Survey At the request of Transport Minister Edwina Hart AM, the North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum and the Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism (with support from the Welsh Government, Arriva Trains Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council) carried out a survey (May 23 to June 18) of the additional Fishguard rail services that were introduced in 2011.

Better links are needed

10:56am Thursday 10th July 2014

OVER the past 12 months we have read a great deal about the proposed HS2 high speed railway line across England.

Time to act over Haven flood risk

10:55am Thursday 10th July 2014

RE: Sea level rise and the Milford Haven waterway.

Changing directions on tourist centre

10:54am Thursday 10th July 2014

Re: Haverfordwest Tourist Information Office.

Oceans now under treat

10:53am Thursday 10th July 2014

RE: Fossil fuels and marine life GENERALLY, your correspondents who vociferously oppose renewable energy systems see nothing wrong with mankind continuing to burn fossil fuels; indeed, most think we should go fracking for gas and oil all over Britain.

We'll fight 'draconian' CPO if it comes to it

10:51am Thursday 10th July 2014

MANY people remain concerned about the future use of Haverfordwest Castle, and I wonder if you would be so kind as to print this letter so that those good people are aware of the stance adopted by Haverfordwest Town Council in this very important matter.

Rally Success

11:15am Wednesday 25th June 2014

I WANT to congratulate Withybush Hospital campaigners on their successful rally outside the Senedd. I will continue to work for fair services across the region.

Birth fears

11:14am Wednesday 25th June 2014

DEAR Mr Drakeford, Ms Howell and Prof Gallen, We would like to add some personal experience to this matter.

Tourist blow

11:13am Wednesday 25th June 2014

DURING my four years as Haverfordwest Town Centre manager we introduced many schemes to enhance the experience of local shoppers and visitors.

What do you think about junk mail?

11:26am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE average Welsh household receives 453 pieces of unwanted mail annually, a third of which is discarded unopened.

Summer of fun is here

11:25am Thursday 19th June 2014

AS HERE (in Spain) the climate and temperatures for June, July and into September head in the 40 degrees C to 50+C range the local children are waiting for June 19 because they break from school for a solid three months.

Every death brings misery

11:17am Thursday 19th June 2014

Re: Think Bike, Letters, June 11.

Taxing local builders is not the way to do it

11:16am Thursday 19th June 2014

ANYTHING that will help the National Park (NP) achieve its affordable housing target is to be welcomed.

Meet the local group

12:27pm Thursday 12th June 2014


Think bike

12:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

RE: Open letter to Dyfed- Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon.

Equality call

12:25pm Thursday 12th June 2014

AS William Hague convenes ministers from around the world at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, women in South Sudan are being tied up and raped as they try to seek safety from the conflict there.

Let's talk

12:24pm Thursday 12th June 2014

READERS may know that from June 8 to 14 people across Wales will be marking Diabetes Week by sharing their diabetes stories.

Brevity when necessary

12:23pm Thursday 12th June 2014

I READ your correspondents letters long or brief and trust the Editor and staff to print only those they consider worth the space. Most publications do this! If we don’t like long letters, we don’t read them. Job done. Those speaking in public is another matter… we cannot turn transgressors off, sadly!

Cost was not all covered

12:22pm Thursday 12th June 2014

FURTHER to the recent correspondence regarding the cost of Meals on Wheels, it was evident that the existing charge of £3.10 per meal did not cover the actual cost of providing the meal.

We did fight a good fight

12:21pm Thursday 12th June 2014

RE: Response to ‘Election Fear’ letter by Sir Eric Howells, June 4.

Do not close our services

12:21pm Thursday 12th June 2014

I HAVE recently had an operation for bowel cancer at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest and I would like to thank the medical and ancillary staff of ward 3 for their kindness and efficiency.

We should support such businesses

10:35am Wednesday 21st May 2014

AS ONE who was born and brought up in Pembrokeshire, I feel compelled to respond to the letter by a Mr. Geoffrey Sinclair, regarding the Queen’s visit with particular reference to Princes Gate Spring Water.

Speedy response to my concerns

10:32am Wednesday 21st May 2014

CONCERNED about the danger from the overgrown hedge obstructing the view of traffic from the right at the Mastlebridge crossing, I telephoned the Highways Department, and at the same time mentioned the unsightly tread-off-spread of a large oil-slick at the Castle Square entrance to Bridge Street.

Royal visit correction

10:31am Wednesday 21st May 2014

I FEEL I must correct Sir Eric Howells when he stated in last week’s Western Telegraph that it is 35 years since the last visit of H.M.

Different fines leads to question

10:30am Wednesday 21st May 2014

IN a recent edition of the Western Telegraph’s sister newspaper the Tivy-Side (and online) the headline was ‘Poachers nabbed with a gill net on the river Teifi’. The result was one was given a conditional discharge and one had a formal caution.

Not all bad news

10:29am Wednesday 21st May 2014

WE have all seen the criticism of the NHS in Wales that has been in the media for the past few months. It has become something of a political football. But, I would like to share a health success story with your readers so that we can celebrate our unique NHS and stop kicking it about. According to research from the British Medical Journal Open, for the first time in 50 years, diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blindness in working age people in England and Wales.

Outrageous meals rise

10:29am Wednesday 21st May 2014

I HAVE only just read the article concerning the council putting up Meals on Wheels charges from £3.10 to £4.34.

Systems are hitting health service

10:27am Wednesday 21st May 2014

THE unconvincing response by the medical director to the tragic death of Malcolm Green should leave no doubt that the health service in west Wales is not fit for purpose.

Please vote

11:25am Wednesday 14th May 2014

ON MAY 22 we will all be offered the chance to have our say on who represents us in Europe.

Vote problem

11:24am Wednesday 14th May 2014

A POTENTIAL problem is looming with regard to the forthcoming European elections which has just come to my attention. My son is a student in a large Welsh university and has been registered to vote for some time with me as a proxy voter if he is unable to attend our local polling station on the day.

TTIP of it

11:22am Wednesday 14th May 2014

GOOD to see someone mention the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” ( TTIP ) in print before May 22 (Letters, April 30).

Another nail for hospital services

11:20am Wednesday 14th May 2014

ONCE again a nail (albeit a small one) has been hammered into the fabric that is South Pembs Hospital.

Sad day for the animals

11:19am Wednesday 14th May 2014

AS YOU know the ombudsman ruled that I had suffered a serious injustice when Carmarthen Hospital failed to follow up and treat my diagnosed cancer in 2008.

Look at the facts

11:18am Wednesday 14th May 2014

MICHAEL Williams says “We need a commitment to Wales” in last week’s Western Telegraph. He seems to think that Nigel Farage is standing for Wales in the EU elections.

Fight illicit tobacco trade

11:17am Wednesday 14th May 2014

I READ with interest your article “Pembrokeshire pair uncover huge haul of illegal tobacco” published May 5.

Names need?

1:41pm Thursday 8th May 2014

AS a recently retired clinician from Withybush Hospital I am dismayed at the report in your paper regarding the inquest of the respected Malcolm Green.

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