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Letters - September 30, 2016


OAPs have no respect for younger people

I feel I have to write to say how selfish Mrs Fry seems from her letter regarding schoolchildren using buses at 3pm (Your Say, Gazette, September 27).

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Talbot Road Bus Station, Blackpool.
Historical dated july 1939

Letters - September 29, 2016


I, for one, do not miss a bus station

Opinions appear mixed on whether we should have a new bus station or not. On our visits to a rival resort (shhh, don’t tell anyone it’s Scarborough) we noticed they don’t have a bus station either, but a system similar to our resort with stops on main streets with what seems like the main public transport (bus) rank directly outside the railway station. While it’s not known if they too have any controversy over the non-existence of a bus station, the system works on the same lines as ours.

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The Nordwind family have invested over �1.5 million in their new Blackpool club venture Home/HQ, and today unveiled the new frontage for the first time.
Owner Mark Nordwind outside the venue.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Letters - September 28, 2016


We’ve got to offer people a variety

I would like to wish Mark Nordwind and his team every success with the opening of Home HQ bar and night club based in Talbot Square tomorrow night.

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A petition has been started in Fleetwood to try and save bus routes that are under threat.  Angela Patchett from Fleetwood Bus Watch with the petition and supporters.

Letters - September 27, 2016


Passengers are left stranded by pupils

Residents living between Knott End and Poulton have been severely disadvantaged since Lancashire County Council reduced, and on some routes withdrew, subsidies for transport in April this year.

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Handout photo issued by EDF Energy of the concrete process trial pour at the Hinkley Point C site in January 2015, as the energy giant is set to make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, ending doubts over the massive �18 billion project. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday July 28, 2016. The French firm's board is meeting in Paris on Thursday and is expected to give the go-ahead for the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for a generation. See PA story ENERGY Nuclear. Photo credit should read: Geoff Pagotto/EDF Energy/PA Wire

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Letters - September 26, 2016


Invest in renewable energy, not nuclear

Tim Gavell’s article in Business (Gazette, September 16) mentions new nuclear plans for another site after Hinkley. Ministers pay lip service to the need for a mix of power generation technologies, but they have been cutting investment in renewables while handing a blank cheque to nuclear. Offshore wind costs are, in contrast to nuclear, falling and could offer cheaper low carbon power.

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Cuadrilla,  has announced two new exploration sites in Lancashire. Roseacre Wood (Pictured )in Roseacre , Nr Elswick  and Little Plumpton  of the A583 Preston New Road , Nr blackpool
Pix Dave Nelson

Letters - September 23, 2016


Cuadrilla plays ‘get out of jail free card’

October will see the decision on the proposed fracking site at Roseacre Wood, in the very heart of rural Fylde.

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Dangerous dogs

Letters - September 22, 2016


Flouting the rules leads to anarchy

You reported the incident in which a guide dog was attacked at Stanah last week. Apparently, the council hasserved a ‘good behaviour’ notice on the owner.

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Wigan Local Elections 2015
Ballot Boxes, vote.
Wigan Local Election results for Wigan wards local election at Robin Park, Wigan.

Letters - September 21, 2016


Boundary review 
is long overdue

I feel I must respond to Labour supporter Marjorie Nye’s stinging attack on the Boundary Review (Your Say, Gazette, September 20).

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Letters - September 20, 2016

Letters - September 20, 2016


Tourists will not use this new system

Regarding the tram extension, I have repeatedly asked the council and councillors to respond to my facts – not opinions – that this scheme is unworkable.

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Proposed constituency map for changes 2016 from the Electoral Commission.

Letters - September 19, 2016


Boundary changes to hit Labour worst

In Alan Vincent’s column (Politcally Correct, Gazette, September 14), he appears to claim the present constituencies favour Labour voters over Conservatives. Curious reading as he is a councillor in a Conservative seat. Most of the Fylde and Wyre are also Tory.

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Cuadrilla site on Anna's Road , Westby.

Letters - September 16, 2016


Gas firms will exploit licences to the full

It is uncertain if Mark Menzies is being deliberately misleading on shale gas, but misleading he is (MP seeks shale gas assurances, Gazette, September 10).

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Watching the news unfold about the rescue taking place of people trapped in cable cars over Mont Blank, reminded us of the time we went up the Aquille-du-Midi cable car from Chamonix. The views were magnificent and an experience never to be forgotten. Even the creaking of the glacier as it slowly travelled down the mountain! Just glad it wasn't us trapped up there!
Graham Archer Chorley

Letters - September 15, 2016


We should be told what we pay for

In common with many residents in the Newton Drive area I was woken up this Tuesday, (around 3.45am) by a police helicopter manoeuvring for at least 30 minutes. This has happened many times.

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How the new dual carriageway for the A585 might look

Letters - September 14, 2016


Will history repeat itself over A585?

Regarding the A585 link road, this time we need to make it happen. That’s if Wyre Council and Councillor Chew of Singleton will allow it! Their perverse choice of the government opposed blue route over the yellow route, in spite of the yellow route being favoured by the public, transport experts and bearing the highest cost to benefit ratio, cost us dearly.

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County Hall

Letters - September 13, 2016


Libraries decision is a hidden agenda

The decision to close libraries across Lancashire has shown in sharp relief the lack of any thought, outside the socialist bubble in which the County Council’s ruling group is a prisoner.

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Is the NHS facing another funding crisis?

Letters - September 12, 2016


Service is facing a crisis once again

The increasing crisis within our NHS is of concern to all, but particularly to patients on a lengthening waiting list. A&E departments are under severe pressure, staff shortages abound. Most trusts are running out of funds. Plans have been prepared to ‘reconfigure’ frontline services. Historically this means ‘cuts are on the way’.

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The Headlands area of the Prom  unfit for purpose?

Letters - September 10, 2016

M55 link will always upset some people

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Age UK Lancashire's walking football competition at Lytham Town FC.  Les Turner for Blackpool.

Letters - September 9, 2016


Walking footballers are national champs

Almost three years ago, Age UK and Blackpool Community Trust started a project to improve the mental and physical well being of men over 50 in Blackpool. This project has gone from strength to strength, and now twice-weekly training sessions take place in Stanley Park Sports Hall and regularly more than 30 men attend both sessions. BBC Breakfast TV featured the project a few months ago.

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Launch of the Clifton Community Volunteers Club.  Pictured is Coun Luke Taylor

There are so many volunteers here

I also pat them on the back for asking local businesses to provide rewards for volunteers – it really is inventive, if not defeating the point of volunteering. Perhaps local businesses could have contributed by sponsoring tools, equipment and supplies, but that is a matter for them and Clifton Ward Volunteers and I really do wish them all well.

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Letters - September 7, 2016


Railway system is now fragmented

In the fallout from the Jeremy Corbyn ‘Traingate’ affair, the truth of the matter is the railways should never have been privatised in such a fragmented way by the Conservative Government two decades ago.

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Rosehaven, in Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, has been branded 'inadequate' after several failings (Pic: Google)

Letters - September 6, 2016


Report only reveals part of the picture

I write in response to Michael Holmes’ report headlined ‘Hurt Resident left for Days’ following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the Rosehaven Residential Care Home (Gazette, September 1).

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