Poppy Appeal joy

1:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

I WOULD like to thank all businesses and schools in Astwood Bank, Crabbs Cross, Hunt End and Oakenshaw who collected for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Well done to the nursing staff

1:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

MY mother, Hilda George (Anne), was hospitalised for three months at the Alexandra before passing away at Heathbrook Nursing Home.

Little choice in Tory candidates

12:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

IT’S pointless, not to mention disingenuous, for Karen Lumley MP to protest that Worcestershire has no bias against women when it comes to selecting parliamentary candidates.

Thank Chinese for their display

7:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

I WOULD like to thank Redditch Chinese Association for their fabulous display at the Kingfisher Centre.

Recycling bins are essential

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

I BELIEVE most residents of Church Hill are happy with the new centre that’s recently opened, although it’s going to be a bit chaotic, when the old one is being demolished and rebuilt.

MP is wrong on smoking issue

9:26am Wednesday 26th February 2014

ACCORDING to Redditch MP Karen Lumley, making a child inhale what she herself called “dangerous second-hand smoke” is as she puts it, “an unnecessary private matter with which the state should not be concerned”. So let’s take it that the state should not be concerned when it foots the bill to treat the child’s damaged lungs in the years to come, shall we Karen?

My long way to get an x-ray

11:00am Monday 10th February 2014

I WAS interested in your report regarding “Making full use of minor injury unit”.

Ring for ring

1:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

I FOUND a gold ring in St Andrews Square Shopping Centre, Droitwich, in October.

Pressure is on for a final decision

10:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

I READ in the Redditch Advertiser an article about how accident and emergency struggles with patient surges at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Well done to the refuse site staff

1:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014

I RECENTLY went to the household waste site and was very impressed with the help that the staff gave to people using this facility.

We need help on bus threat

11:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

ON the subject of losing our buses and filling in questionaries.

Reaction to Rosy updates

11:00am Friday 7th February 2014

I AM surprised Jim Foley, the author of a recently published letter, felt motivated to accuse me of “playing petty politics” in response to a letter that I also had published in this newspaper.

We do support our local events

10:00am Friday 7th February 2014

If I could reassure Mr Vincent, I did attend the Christmas Craft Fair at Forge Mill.

Confusion over town planning

6:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

AS a member of Redditch Council’s planning committee, I am somewhat taken aback by the Labour group’s recent confused decisions on planning in the town.

Get your facts right over fair

9:20am Thursday 6th February 2014

IT was with great disappointment that I read the letter from Don Vincent in the Redditch Advertiser regarding Karen Lumley MP attending the Victorian Christmas Craft Fair at Forge Mill Museum.

Credit for our MP where it’s due

12:00pm Sunday 12th January 2014

HOW very pleasing it was to see that our MP Karen Lumley took the trouble to visit Forge Mill and its Christmas Craft Fair.

Our thanks to Redditch Lions

1:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014

ON behalf of the residents and team at Brambles Residential Care Home in Headless Cross, I would like to extend my thanks to the Redditch Lions.

Youngsters were Christmas stars

11:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

WE had a wonderful time at St Christchurch Matchborough Christmas lunch.

Nightstop thanks generous donor

1:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

AT Christmas, two virtues are outstanding within the community we live in – the act of giving and the selflessness that people display with their time and money.

Campaign needs to be democratic

2:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

I WAS disappointed to see that the bulb planting event to thank the staff of the Alexandra Hospital was hijacked by various local politicians for a photo opportunity.

Great production

1:00pm Saturday 7th December 2013

WHENEVER we see shows at the Palace Theatre, we think they couldn’t get any better. How wrong we were!

Lions grateful

12:00pm Friday 6th December 2013

THE members of the Lions Club would like to thank everyone from Redditch, Studley and surrounding areas who made generous donations to the country’s annual Children in Need campaign.

More needed

5:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

NEA, the national fuel poverty charity, welcomes the government’s commitment to address the necessary balance between which energy policies are funded by all energy consumers or paid for more progressively via direct taxation.

Playing to gallery

12:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

IN reply to Conservative Councillor Brandon Clayton re “Cynical Voting”

Campaigners are trying hardest

9:24am Wednesday 4th December 2013

THERE has been some criticism of the Save the Alex Campaign on social media sites recently, so we thought we would take the opportunity to set the record straight.

Care at the Alex was incredible

10:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

I CANNOT speak highly enough of the doctors and nurses at the Alexandra who treated me so kindly during my recent stay in the hospital.

We're so grateful for the hospital

12:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

IN a time where people are too quick to complain, my wife and I would like to express our gratitude and eternal thanks to the midwives and staff on the delivery suite and ward 15 at the Alexandra Hospital.

Anger over council's action

12:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

I AM really angry that the Labourled council is ignoring the overview and scrutiny committee’s decision to call in Redditch United Football club to discuss their proposals for relocation and a new stadium.

Planners rightly refused proposal

10:20am Wednesday 27th November 2013

I SEE that lots of people have signed in favour Redditch Football Club moving to Washford.

People can have different views

10:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

I MUST write in reply to Chris Harrison who made reference in his letter (Your View, October 30) that the Conservative councillors were “cynical” when voting against Local Plan No 4.

Our bid to find long lost brother

11:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

WE are trying to trace David Walton nee Nind, who was born on August 29, 1945, in Paddington, London, and was adopted on March 31, 1960.

Cash could have been used better

11:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

RECENTLY Redditch Labour councillors have been complaining about swingeing cuts from Government.

Thanks for giving my husband help

11:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

A SPECIAL thank you to everyone who came and offered help and assistance outside Iceland in Trafford Park in Redditch, on Monday, November 11, when my husband collapsed.

No wonder they can't get staff

9:37am Wednesday 20th November 2013

I’M not surprised that the Alexandra Hospital is having difficulty in recruiting staff.

Can you be the perfect host this Christmas?

6:00am Sunday 17th November 2013

DO you have room for one more person this Christmas?

The trust should be disbanded

1:00pm Saturday 16th November 2013

WELL I think we have now heard all we need to hear from the Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust and their views on the Alexandra Hospital.

We still provide lifelong support

2:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

THIS November was the last Remembrance Sunday before we mark the events of the centenary of the First World War.

Move the ground to Winyates site

11:00am Friday 15th November 2013

I HAVE read the proposal in local press that Redditch United would like to move their ground to Washford and also that our MP Karen Lumley is backing a move.

Waste of time and no parcel

9:00am Thursday 14th November 2013

SO who is doing who a favour when you have a card left by the postman saying he has been unable to deliver a parcel, and you drive to Fishing Line Road to collect it?

Stop the trees from taking over

9:39am Wednesday 13th November 2013

AS my sight is very poor and I can see very little, I rely on the talking newspaper for the news.

What about the time and money?

10:00am Sunday 10th November 2013

IT was good to see your headline saying that two councillors had been cleared of misconduct.

Let’s ignore those annoying facts!

1:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

DAVID Walker’s attack on Redditch Council for failing – as he sees it – to tidy up the former Jade Garden site (Advertiser, October 23) sets new standards in ignorance and he should be congratulated.

We don't want a club next door

12:00pm Thursday 7th November 2013

I AM a resident of Winyates Green and live in close proximity to the Blue Inn Hotel.

Planners stop ignoring people

9:43am Wednesday 6th November 2013

I AM writing to express concern about the behaviour of our planning department. They appear to be claiming that I and my neighbours have been consulted about the industrial and housing developments planned for Winyates Green.

Please protect our countryside

9:41am Wednesday 6th November 2013

COUNCILLORS and planners, you have a duty to your local community to nurture and preserve the areas of outstanding natural beauty that we are so lucky to have in the borough.

Appeal to driver to come forward

2:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

I WRITE to appeal to the driver of a hit-and-run which occurred on Saturday, September 28 at 2.40pm on the corner of Hopyard Lane and Insetton Close, Winyates, and ask for any witness to this offence to come forward.

I had excellent care at the Alex

12:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

I WISH to publicly record my admiration for – and thanks – to the staff of the Alexandra Hospital.

Shares in cones would be good

5:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

WE all know that savings from banks and building societies now have a very low rate of interest.

Thanks to those who helped me

1:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

I WOULD like to thank the people that came to my aid outside Aldi Store, Trafford Retail Park, in Redditch, on Saturday, October 12, when I collapsed.

All this suffering for the sake of milk

10:10am Wednesday 30th October 2013

VAL Gaize puts forward some very good arguments against the badger cull (Killing badgers is not the answer, Your View, October 23), but it’s also important to remember that this slaughter isn’t being done out of any love for cows.

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