Letters

Letter: Shrewsbury weir scheme is promising

Artist's impression of the underground water turbine at the Castlefields weir in Shrewsbury

By my calculations, a hydro power scheme at the Castlefields weir should give a similar rate of financial return as a large photovoltaic/solar electric scheme in the short term.

Letter: Budget hits family hard

Chancellor George Osborne made the national living wage the centrepiece of his Budget

In contrast to Chancellor Osborne’s benefit cuts, families in the Irish Republic get very generous allowances and they encourage people to have more children, rather than two as in Britain, after which the money stops.

Letter: Cinema’s final reel

The old Clifton Cinema in Wellington

I write concerning the disappointing story regarding the Clifton Cinema campaign in Wellington. It is very sad to see that the site has been sold to property developers, as the Clifton has great potential to create a much needed new independent cinema and arts venue for the whole area.

Letter: Rallying support to defy development

property stock

Telford & Wrekin Council Planning Committee made a brave decision in December 2014 in supporting the planning officers recommendation to reject Gladman’s application to build 110 dwellings on land off Muxton Lane.

Letter: Fair deal for nurses

nurse

The Royal College of Nursing has warned that a crisis in the NHS is imminent as 50,000 skilled overseas-born (non-EU) nurses recruited at a cost of £180 million are set to be deported, because they earn less than £35,000 per year.

Letter: Position on ip&e

shropshire council

Keith Barrow says nothing new in his piece about ip&e, but continues to miss the point that ip&e removes the council even further away from local communities.

Letter: Cycle paths should be used for safety

Cyclists cycle along the path

Cyclists complain that motorists make their lives difficult when on the road. Where there is a cycle path provided they should use it as local councils spend over £1 million each year on creating and upgrading cycle paths so cyclists can ride safely.

Letter: Job losses at Muller could be just the start

Muller factory Market Drayton

Regarding Muller job losses. Muller made record profits last year, and so far this year profits are above budget, so their reasoning for these 43 job losses are purely speculating on costs rising and are thus pure greed on their behalf.