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  • Time will tell if ban is working

    THIS week Surrey Police announced plans to turn Merstham's streets and parks into a "dry zone".The Designated Public Place Order, similar to the one...

  • Highways: Misspent funds make me cross

    YOU read in the national press, in reports from around the country, about the jobsworths who not only work in national government but also local government. If...

  • Elections: Is it time to send in clowns?

    I RESPOND to Colin Hoffman's e-mail in support of UKIP (Surrey Mirror, May 30). His reasonable criticisms of the government conclude with: "I would rather...

  • History: Woolly-thinking muddles minds

    REGARDING Charlwood Village Infant School centenary: could Surrey County Council ensure this school has correctly informed history books, or teachers who know...

  • Recycling: Two into one will save time

    THIS morning I happened to be up when the men collecting food and papers arrived. I was surprised to see them walking from house to house with a wheeled bin,...

  • Jubilee: Coronation in Godstone plea

    AS WE are celebrating the Queen's 60 years on the throne, can I please ask if anyone has a photograph of the carnival in Godstone in 1953? It started at...

  • Archives: Putting names to the uniform

    I CAN identify three people in the Reigate Borough Police Force photo on page 29 of June 13 edition of the Horley Mirror. The officer front row left is my late...

  • Economy: Is paint best use of funds?

    I RECENTLY returned from holiday to find that all the roads in Smallfield had been painted in my absence, all the white paint making them look like a well-maint...

  • Family tree: In search of dad's relations

    I HAVE just got my parents' marriage certificate and now know my grandfather's name (on my father's side of my family) was William McClelland Gibson. He was a...

  • History: Our heritage must be saved

    MAY I write with some urgency about your excellent clarion call alerting us to the threat to our heritage – this referring to the pressing need to locate...

  • Recreation: Great sport but share offers

    WE WISH to thank the pub landlords who donated the table tennis tables in Horley Recreation Ground, which we consider a very thoughtful gesture. We are visiting...

  • Gatwick: What chance for the locals?

    GATWICK expansion will instantly affect swaths of East Surrey and West Sussex, according to predicted flight paths by an independent group. The new flight...

  • Development: We need action on new homes

    I READ with interest the letter from Nigel Greenhalgh, of Oxted Residential Ltd, (Help us to plan area positively, June 6) concerning the requirements to build...

  • NHS 111: Service is total waste of money

    A FAMILY member recently needed out-of-hours medical attention after suffering nasty stomach pains and much vomiting; therefore staying at home and close to all...

  • ROYAL MAIL: Improvements required now

    YOU invited views on Royal Mail. Apart from the scandalous 133 per cent rise in the price of first class mail (at a time when general inflation has been 36 per...

  • CYCLISTS: Roads should not be closed

    WHILE I applaud the work of the charity which the London to Brighton Cycle Run aids, I must ask this question: why do they have to close roads during the...