Tunbridge Wells Views

This is where you have your say on what’s happening in your part of the world.

LETTER OF THE MONTH

Good Mannas

GOOD MANNAS
I went to Manna café after I’d seen it was your place of the week on your website recently. I must say, I was more than happy with the service I was provided with and the food and drink really was something special. It’s a lovely thing to know that by just having a cup of coffee and a slice of cake there instead of one of the chain cafés can help people half way across the world. Thank you for making me aware of such a great place with a great cause!
ELLEN SHIPTON, Rusthall
Ed: We’re glad we could point you in the right direction!

Grammar Grumble

GRAMMAR GRUMBLE
Now, I’m very much part of the spelling and grammar police but I recently found myself astounded at a grammar mistake. What’s worse was is it was on my diary, which I have been carrying around in my handbag since January! As you can see from the photo, the apostrophe has been incorrectly placed between the e and the n in ‘aren’t’ rather than between the n and the t. I’m honestly mortified that I didn’t notice it until now!
OLIVIA BARRETT, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ed: You need the graffiti kids to get hold of that diary, they’ll sort it out!

VERY TUNBRIDGE WELLS
I don’t know if anybody else watched the Very British Problems series recently, but having watched it I thought there really should be a Very Tunbridge Wells Problems series or Twitter account. It would feature things like being outraged when someone might offer you a Tesco everyday value biscuit with your tea rather than a rich tea biscuit. Or being told that M&S doesn’t have the focaccia in stock that you buy every week during your weekly shop. You could even do it in So Magazine! That really would be So Tunbridge Wells!
JEMMA WHITEFIELD, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ed: Now there’s an idea….

SPRAY DISPLAY
Something which made me chuckle recently was a piece of graffiti in a local car park. I’m not usually one for laughing at graffiti – it’s not a nice thing to see. However, when I saw the words ‘punk’s not dead yet’ sprayed in red on the wall I couldn’t help thinking this was just so Tunbridge Wells. Punk might not be dead yet but neither is good grammar clearly. At least we know our kids are being taught properly!
JOHN DAWSON, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Ed: Not taught not to graffiti in the first place though…

Rant-Retaliation

RANT RETALIATION
I read the rant that you featured in the August issue about cyclists, and as a cyclist myself I’d like to address Alix from Tunbridge Wells. Just because you’re itching to get past us does not mean that everyone else is. You’re most likely one of the idiot drivers that overtakes us, revving madly, swearing as you go past. If you have that much rage and anger pent up that you need to write a rant, maybe you should take a cycle in the countryside! It really does help to disperse some of those pent up feelings…
MANDY KENTISH, via email
Ed: This is obviously an issue pushing your pedals…check out one reader’s counter rant on page 31.

Email your views to cbond@onemediauk.co.uk or write to us at SO TW, 16 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1NU. Please be sure to include your full name and address. Letters may be edited for publication.