Letters - 23 January, 2012

Kirkham and Wesham Club Day.
Kirkham and Wesham Club Day.
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HERE we are in January, and already the clock is ticking down to the next Kirkham and Wesham Club Day on Saturday, June 9.

Last year we had a splendid day and the police did us a great job, especially with two members of the mounted branch leading the procession.

We trust they will help us again to make this momentous occasion a great success.

It was also commendable that there was a groundswell of support from the public as stewards and marshalls.

Indeed, the committee was very grateful, and I would urge these people to come forward again.

I already have a long list of people from last year, but still please contact me on (01253) 390678 and there may be others too who may wish to help.

If you are 18 or older and can spare three hours that day from 9am until noon, please contact me.


Club Day committee chairman

Sandpiper Close, Blackpool

THE Prime Minister’s recent visit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he met staff was simply a public relations diversionary tactic.

The truth is our NHS is under an unprecedented attack by this government.

Their so-called NHS reforms, which are costing a staggering £3bn, are the most blatant attempt at privatisation we have ever seen.

The BMA has asked the Bill be withdrawn and the Royal College of Nurses are opposed to these radical changes. The Conservative plan is to turn NHS hospitals into private businesses by allowing them to make 49 per cent of their income and filling half of NHS hospital beds with private patients.

This means half of hospital theatre time will be devoted to fee-paying patients.

The result will introduce a two-tier health service and turn our NHS hospitals into the US-style hospitals which are more interested in profits than people, which the Conservative Health Minister Mr Lansley apparently admires.



Blackpool North and Cleveleys Labour Party

COUN Jackson (Gazette January 14), says a letter sent out to residents about paying for dropped kerbs to be installed was in no way meant to worry residents.

Yet in another part of his statement, he says legal proceedings will be used as a last resort.

We the tax-payers are paying more and getting less for our services. I wonder, is this because it is the Anchorsholme area?



I CANNOT understand Fylde Council’s comments when they say they feel they must approve planning permission for 14 homes as the proposed development is ‘close to Whitehills Business Park’.

According to their planning chief, ‘our most important policy remains protecting the countryside’.

Well, as far as I am aware, Whitehills Business Park wasn’t developed on a brownfield site. It was countryside.

Many acres of green land have been developed over the last 10 years as part of Whitehills, and the vast majority of jobs on the site have relocated from existing brownfield sites on the Fylde Coast.

This has had a negative impact on town centres and existing industrial areas.

We now have situations where developers want to build houses on more green space, eg Queensway, with much objection.


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