Letters - 09-07-12

Spain's David Silva celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final  between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Spain's David Silva celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

YOUR editorial (Gazette July 2) hit a sore point about the coverage of the European Football Championships.

It certainly seems irrational for two channels to provide coverage of the final game, replacing the normal programme.

I am vaguely interested in football, but I fail to see the benefit of having time taken up by broadcasting the comments of so-called pundits before the game actually starts, and so disrupting the normal programme, which could have been broadcast instead.

Not everybody is interested in football.



JOHN Judge’s letter about the fire service rescue of the seagull (Letters June 28) reminded me of the time when I was in Tarragona, Spain, and under the eaves of the cathedral was loads of wire netting, obviously there to deter the birds.

The netting was filled with the skeletons of many little birds, which was very sad to see.

For two years, I’ve had pigeons billing and cooing under my eaves.

Their babies (squabs) perched on my bedroom windowsill.

I didn’t mind seeing all their courtship, but I got fed up with the mess which landed alongside my front door. We like to sit out there on a nice evening and we were in the danger zone.

I solved it in a bird-friendly manner, I put a CD (Dvorak’s New World Symphony – appropriate I thought) on to a piece of wire and fastened it to the phone wire on which the birds perched.

Great result. No more mess – no love songs – they’ve just moved to a satellite dish nearby.



I HAD the privilege of running with the Olympic Torch through Cleveleys and on to the magnificent tram.

I would like to say on behalf of Green Pastures and their partners, The Mulberry Project, a massive thank-you to the wonderful people of Cleveleys for their support.

The weather was absolutely dreadful, yet people still waited on the streets for hours, waiting for their glimpse of the torch and its runner. The people all along my section were so friendly and excited, and it was great to see people of all ages line the streets.

Together with the Mulberry project we are working to see homelessness eradicated, and if my few yards of a run can make a difference, then it has all been worth it.

Thank you again for your support.


Green Pastures

ON reading the remarks regarding Carleton cemetery I can honestly say I feel real sympathy for the distress to the relatives of the bereaved.

The sadness we all feel when we visit the resting place of our loved ones cannot be put into words.

We visit our son’s resting place at Lytham Crematorium regularly, and I must place on record our thanks to the gardening staff on the immaculate presentation we observe.

The hedges are beautiful, the grass verges and between the graves are a pleasure to behold, and make us feel that apart from ourselves the staff take a pride in their work and give pleasure to an enormous amount of people at a sad time in their lives.

Well done lads, and thank you.


Worsley Road

St Annes

MICHAEL Hall’s Theatre School brings a little more culture to Blackpool, with his production of The Magic Flute by Mozart.

If he was alive today, he would be proud to know it was still being performed.

Singing and acting up to its top standard by all, with a well-tuned orchestra.


Westminster Road