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LETTER: Absurd to spend money this way

I could not believe the headlines of the Battle Observer and thought it was an error until reading details of the proposed expenditure of Battle Town Council on the inside page.

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LETTER: Thanks for food bank support

Battle Foodbank would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who so kindly donated food and Christmas food items during December.

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LETTER: New chain is not money well spent

Do other ratepayers think that spending £5000 ‘to replace the shabby mayoral chain of office’ will be money well spent?

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LETTER: Council tax rise is staggering

When I stood down as a Battle Town Councillor in 2013 I resolved to try not to intervene in the council’s business in future.

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LETTER: Thank you for care at hospital

Through your paper may I offer belated good wishes for a happy and healthy New Year to all members of the Ambulance Service and staff at the Conquest Hospital.

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LETTER: Event made our town sparkle

We are now well into our normal routines for 2017 and Christmas is already a distant memory.

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LETTER: Share views on environment

I am not sure what century Conservative politician Owen Patterson, an ex-Secretary of State for the Environment, lives in but in a discussion last week on the Today programme, he was eulogising about the freedoms that farmers would enjoy once the dead hand of EU environmental policy were removed.

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LETTER: Drivers can do what guards do

Now the Christmas truce is over, may I join the railway affray?

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LETTER: If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it

Huw Merriman (MP for Bexhill and Battle) is pleased that the independent Rail Safety Regulator has bowed to his pressure and produced a report (rather rapidly, you might think) that states Southern will be ‘meeting the standards required for this technology’ if the new operating systems are introduced.

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LETTER: Speak up for all constituents

I opened my Observer this morning (January 6) to find Mr Merriman again using the unique privilege of his half-page spread in my local paper to interfere in the Southern Rail industrial dispute.

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LETTER: Thank you for Christmas help

I would like, through the Rye Observer, to give a heartfelt thank you to all those who gave up their Christmas Day to provide lunch and company to approximately 40 local people who were on their own.

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LETTER: Any information on action man?

I was a young boy visiting St Leonard’s (West Hill) on holiday with my parents and sister and brother.

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LETTER: Trust supports junior doctors

I am writing in response to your story about junior doctor training accreditation at the trust in the paper dated December 23.

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LETTER: Arguments on both sides

It seems from your report that our MP Huw Merriman has, like others in the Government, decided that the fault in the Southern Rail dispute is entirely on the side of the strikers. He therefore intends to break the strike by introducing a new law.

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LETTER: Rail dispute is at all time low

The current Southern Rail dispute has now plumbed new depths for beleaguered passengers on the Marshlink service - in my case from Rye to Ashford.

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LETTER: Issue is not about union obduracy

Huw Merriman is wrong, wrong, wrong on the rail dispute (Bexhill Observer front page, December 30).

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LETTER: Bill would not solve dispute

Thank you to the various rail action groups for their reasoned and even-handed letter about the current Southern rail dispute, which gave a good explanation of the background to the dispute and also offered a possible way forward.

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LETTER: Questions about Santa answered

As I was Santa’s little helper at the reins of the Nissan Qashqai seen driving Father Christmas from Sedlescombe Village Hall recently, I feel I can answer the questions posed by John Beck in his letter in your December 23 issue. Mr Beck asked:

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LETTER: System has lost sense of justice

The article in the Observer (16/12/16) about the inability to locate bail jumpers comes as no surprise to anyone I should think.

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LETTER: Link Road has not eased traffic

The A259 may be quieter but since the Link Road has opened, travelling South of the A21 has been terrible around the Junction Road area, with The Ridge being busier and traffic not being able to access it.

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