Author Archives: markbendle

Wheels coming off meals

Wheels coming off meals

Food poverty among older people is, to some extent, a hidden problem. Experts told us older people are less likely to use food banks, instead preferring to cut back on food and “making do”. But this c ...
Old miseries

Old miseries

I am writing in response to your “Letter of the month” March issue. I found it very hurtful and untrue to be classed as one of ‘A load of old miseries’. I am very surprised that Mrs Nidder thinks of h ...
Council tax

Council tax

I am 56 and single and I think I should get a 50% reduction on my council tax bill, instead of 25%. I do not understand why I should pay for part of a person who does not exist and who therefore does ...
Bus pass pleasures

Bus pass pleasures

I am writing in response to your article in the February edition of the paper entitled ‘Big society has failed local communities’. My husband and I – now in our late 70s and early 80s -no longer ...