DEBATE TIME: Star readers have their say on Smithy Wood, diabetes, walking to school, refugees, and the EU

Plans for an M! service station at Smithy Wood have stirred up controversy
Plans for an M! service station at Smithy Wood have stirred up controversy
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Today's postbag features views on subjects both close to home and further afield.

Here's a taster of the pick of the bunch...

Smithy Wood: We must stand up for Sheffield’s heritage
I must respond to Mick Gethin’s letter that appeared in The Star on October 9, in which he states that the special meeting of Ecclesfield Parish Council, where Extra gave a presentation, was not a public meeting and therefore not publicised.

My point (that Mick conveniently avoids) is that notices for full parish council meetings usually appear on the council’s notice boards.

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Will refugees be housed in Whirlow, Dore or Totley?
It’s nice to read that Julie Dore has responded to the 300-strong petition calling for Sheffield to do more to welcome more refugees into the city,but just when is she going to respond to the thousand of Sheffielders who don’t want any more?

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Sheffield, we desperately need Diabetes UK London Marathon Runners

Diabetes UK is urging people who have got a place in the London Marathon ballot to help the charity raise much-needed funds.

Most places in the London Marathon are offered by ballot, with successful applicants then deciding which of their favourite charities they will run for.

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Getting more children walking to school is vital for the future
A recent poll has revealed that children hugely value walking to school for the social time with friends and family, just like their parents and grandparents did.

But less than half of children now get this opportunity.

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The EU’s alarming GDP fall is reason for a Brexit
THE EU’s share of global GDP fell from 30 per cent in 1993 to 24 per cent in 2013 – a drop of one fifth. It is continuing to fall at an alarming rate.

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