Letters - 26-06-12

Fleetwood paddling pool

Fleetwood paddling pool

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I took my 11-year old daughter and her friend to this gig (The Wanted and McFly), and had a really good time.

The reported comments by Coun Grimshaw are pathetic. Does this mean our 13 Labour councillors give in at the first hurdle, and don’t know what to do or how to fight for the citizens of Fleetwood?

This paddling pool has been a great asset for the families of Fleetwood, mothers have been able to take their children into a safe environment, to play, socialise and gain confidence at an early age.

I appreciate running costs may be considered high, but surely a fight by borough councillors to keep an asset to Fleetwood should have been undertaken back in March.

We voted for our councillors to look after the needs of the Fleetwood residents, and they are paid to do so (unlike unpaid town councillors).

All of them should hang their heads in shame.

SADIE SMITH

Abbotts Walk

Fleetwood

THIS is not the first time the council has attempted to permanently close Fleetwood paddling pool.

During my 20 years as a member of the Labour group on Wyre Council, there were several attempts made to remove the pool.

Over the years, the pool has proved to be an extremely popular amenity.

That is why several of us fought successfully to make sure the pool remained there for all to enjoy.

We are promised yet another children’s playground. But with one situated very nearby, surely it is reasonable to say that this is not needed.

What I find unacceptable, is the fact that not one of our 13 Fleetwood Wyre councillors, all Labour, spoke against this decision.

This should have been “called in” for scrutiny, at the very least.

COUNTY COUN STAN LEADBETTER

Poulton Road

Fleetwood

WELL, it’s official now – Robin Duke is Mr Grumpy!

I read Mr Duke’s rather scathing review of Save The Last Dance For Me (Gazette June 19), and my husband, sister and I were due to go on Wednesday June 20.

We needn’t have worried, it was a marvellous show – really talented singers, dancers and musicians, and a good storyline.

There was a great atmosphere in the theatre, and we all had a wonderful, entertaining evening, as did everyone else.

So 10 out of 10 to the Grand Theatre for putting on yet another excellent show, and 0 out of 10 to Robin Duke for his review.

GILL CLAPHAM

Rockingham Road

Bispham