Why must we pay for camps?

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From: Terry Morrell, Willerby, East Yorkshire.

I FIND it rather odd that East Riding of Yorkshire Council want to spend a few million pounds of our money to provide “camps” for “travellers”, people who pay absolutely nothing in the way of taxes or dues and do not contribute anything to society.

At the same time, they want to deny people with a long record of work, savings and are able and willing to pay their way, from having a permanent home at the Lakeminster Park site at Beverley.

Let descendants
bury Richard III

From: Sue Allen, St Andrews Drive, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

THE long running saga that continues to fill the papers is where we should bury the remains of Richard III.

There is one easy solution to this. His descendants should have the choice, but they must also be willing to cover the cost of his funeral and reinterment.This would then save the taxpayers having to contribute to all the hype his funeral will cost.

BBC beards
nothing new

From: Terry Duncan, Greame Road, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

WHY all the fuss over Jeremy Paxman’s grizzly unshaven look beard (Andrew Vine, Yorkshire Post, August 20) when for years Nick Higham, one of the BBC’s entertainment reporters and in-house spokesmen on internal corporation disputes, has sported a beard along with his nodding head?