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There's praise for a Bury St Edmunds-based traveller family from a reader in this week's letters.

FAMILY’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR ALL

The report (Bury Free Press, April 2) that the Delaney family have eventually been allowed to occupy the land, for which they have been paying ground rent for a number of years, is to be welcomed.

The Delaney family's site at Rougham Hill is under development
The Delaney family's site at Rougham Hill is under development

As members of our community, yet suffering from, let’s call it ‘institutionalised bureaucracy’ yet with their patience and persistence to see justice done, what they have achieved is to be applauded and an example to us all. May their future be bright and their contributions to our society, in all its subtle ways, be appreciated.

Malcolm Searle, Bury St Edmunds

MORE WARHEADS DO NOT MAKE US SAFER

Haverhill Peace Group Havepeace is shocked by the UK Government’s intention to hugely increase its stockpile of nuclear weapons.

The announcement of a dramatic increase in the UK nuclear arsenal reverses Britain’s long standing principles and commitments to non proliferation.

Our Trident submarines already carry warheads that in total have an explosive yield equivalent to hundreds of the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima.

We stand with millions across the world who are working towards the elimination of nuclear arsenals. It is almost immoral that the UK Government is committing resources which could be spent on the common good of our society.

This will not make any of us, or the world, safer.

David Payne, Havepeace

DOES BOOK STILL PROVIDE ROYALTIES?

I was pleased to read the letters from Marion Duncan and Martyn Taylor.

I am happy that some underlying issues with the Appleby rose garden are being addressed. I am sure that John Appleby would be pleased.

However, I do recall that one of the reasons he wrote the excellent Suffolk Summer was to provide royalties from book sales for the upkeep of the rose garden. I wonder whether this is still true?

Graham Day, Stowmarket

POTHOLES IN ROAD ARE A REAL DANGER

The enormous potholes in the side of the road near Fishwick Corner on Thurston Road, Rougham, are a considerable danger.

They have been there for months and are also on the Suffolk County Council pothole site, but nothing has been done.

I wonder how long before a motorcycle or pushbike hits this area especially when raining causing an accident.

Malcolm Swift, via email

PERHAPS TREES COULD GO ON HOSPITAL SITE

It would appear, judging from the poor response , that the good people of Bury St Edmunds aren’t much interested in where the ornamental metal trees end up.

So let’s not have all manner of moans and groans when they ( the trees ) are sited in the most inappropriate place immaginable.

Personally, due to their very modern design, I don’t think they have a place in any part of Bury that reflects the antiquity of the town, but perhaps – after being kept in frost free storage – they could be incorporated within the entrance area of the new hospital when it is built?

Brian Davies, Bury St Edmunds

APOLOGY IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Regarding the cutting down of the hedge in Stowmarket (Bury Free Press, April 2), it’s disgusting and an apology is not good enough.

The government and councils give it big with normal consumers over conservation and the environment and sting us with excessive charges wherever they can, yet this big environmental destruction of a hedgerow in nesting season is disgusting.

What I fail to also understand is, why it had to be all chopped down in the first instance if they were only going to replace it.

Corinne Rigby, via email

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