WITH reference to the letter from John Rookes concerning Nick Clegg’s failure to reply to letters (Yorkshire Post, July 12), let me say at the outset that I am not a serial letter writer to my MP (nor to editors of newspapers for that matter), however, I have had reason, and on a number of topics, to correspond occasionally with my MP, Greg Knight.
On every occasion, I have had a rapid reply from him, each letter being written in such a way as to evidence that he has read mine to him, and his response is a personal one, not simply a “pro forma” which says nothing of any value or interest.
While I may not agree with his politics, I have every respect for him as a constituency MP.
From: Steve Waldenberg, Evesham Croft, Bridlington.
IT was a great shame that the Great Yorkshire Show was beaten by the weather. Those car parks were in a terrible state and I reckon they will all have to be re-levelled etc before they can be used again.
The site owners really should look into installing a type of concrete I have seen, which is in the form of a mesh which allows the grass to grow through, yet keeps the area from churning up when vehicles drive over. As the areas may have to be worked upon, this is a good opportunity to improve them for future years.
From: John Gordon, Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon.
WHEN I was at school, admittedly a long time ago, the punishment for misdemeanour was an hour’s detention after school or three strokes on the rear with a plimsoll.
The latter was usually preferred. What happens now in Gove-land? Is divine retribution a sufficient threat in faith schools? Is there a sliding scale for each academy? Is a free school free? It must be a problem as rules are made to be broken, whatever the school.