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LETTER: Generous help for hospital

In response to Mr Harper’s letter (published 19th January 2017), where he expressed deep gratitude to his local hospital and launched an online campaign to boost healthcare services under pressure, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks for his extremely generous donation of £1,000.

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LETTER: Magnificent sum for charity

May I via your paper thank all the people who bought cards from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at the Christmas Card Charity Shop in Horsham Museum last year.

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LETTER: Struggle to use post facilities

A few days before Christmas, when the post box in Horsham was full, I sat on the seat opposite watching a dark surreal world, mid-winter like a Lowry painting, a world that I belonged to as well.

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LETTER: Understand the bigger picture

I write concerning the article in the County Times of February 2, and Councillor Donnelly’s comment concerning additional costs on to the council tax, “It’s like a blunderbuss or a shotgun; it’s a little bit of an unsophisticated way of doing it.”

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LETTER: Cost outweighs any benefits

Following recent letters on the cost of our EU membership, it is interesting that economist Roger Bootle reports in his book ‘The Trouble with the Europe’, that in 2004 the EU itself estimated business regulation costs at around £500 billion pa.

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LETTER: Raise recycling awareness

According to The West Sussex County Times ‘the Horsham district has the highest recycling rate in West Sussex, it is about five per cent short of the 50 per cent national recycling target it has to reach by 2020 and the council is anticipating that reducing general waste collections to every two weeks will increase their recycling rates’. {http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/politics/move-to-fortnightly-bin-collections-in-horsham-district-1-7683109|http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/politics/move-to-fortnightly-bin-collections-in-horsham-district-1-7683109|Link}

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LETTER: Surprise over charges at tip

Being good citizens we recently took an old bathroom wash basin to the nearest disposal centre, or tip as we used to call it.

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LETTER: Lack of reply is ungenerous

It is quite amazing that our local councillors send us correspondence via the letter box with contact numbers and yet when we reply by email to address supplied they remain silent.

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LETTER: Urbanisation in middle of gap

Should have gone to Spec Savers was my first thought when reading Colin Cloy’s letter of January 26, regarding Horsham Football Club’s proposal.

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LETTER: Third try on unsuitable site

I have been reading with interest the comments on Horsham Football Club’s ‘third and final planning application for a new home’.

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LETTER: Cashing on on higher prices

This letter follows on from a piece submitted by Eduardo Delgado back in December, which concerned the creation of residential apartments from old council offices.

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LETTER: ‘Shockingly’ bad delivery

According to national media, the Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP has admitted that the Government’s track record on building new affordable homes was ‘embarrassing’ and ‘shockingly bad’.

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Head's concern over independent school comments

Chris Keating, headteacher at Davison CE High School for Girls, got in touch regarding the article 'Headteacher predicts rush to independent sector', which was published on February 1.

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LETTER: Powerful life changing act

Every day I speak to patients and their families and see the pain, fear and struggle they go through when a bowel cancer diagnosis strikes.

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LETTER: Semblance of democracy

I don’t know about other readers of this newspaper and would not have the temerity to speak on their behalf, but I am sure that, in common with myself, there are many who are feeling unease at the state of affairs in this country.

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LETTER: Vital lifesaving work of charity

Can I please request that any local runners who have been fortunate enough to receive a confirmed place in this year’s London Marathon make the most of the experience by signing up as a volunteer runner for charity Meningitis Now.

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LETTER: Rota for dog waste bins

I was intrigued to read that a Horsham District Council spokesman said that some dog waste bins are emptied “on a twice weekly rota only in the summer months”.

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LETTER: Memories of scooter life

Back in the 1950s, 60s and 70s Sussex played host to a number of scooter clubs; among them the Hastings Vespa Club, Bognor Regis Scooter Club, Brighton Lambretta Club, Mid Sussex Vespa Club and the Worthing Scooter Club.

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LETTER: Affordable ways to pay water bill

Budgeting can be difficult at the best of times but when you’re facing up to the reality of post-Christmas bills it can be even harder.

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LETTER: Phone boxes as time capsules

Would it be possible to use our iconic red phone boxes as time capsules?

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