Letters - April 25, 2013

Blackpool's emergency services have united in a plea to the public not to assault emergency staff or interfere with their work.'Pictured L-R: Chief Inspector Laura Lawler, Blackpool Ambulance Station Manager Dave Rigby, and Forest Gate Watch Manager Mark Warwick.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'9-4-2013

Blackpool's emergency services have united in a plea to the public not to assault emergency staff or interfere with their work.'Pictured L-R: Chief Inspector Laura Lawler, Blackpool Ambulance Station Manager Dave Rigby, and Forest Gate Watch Manager Mark Warwick. PIC BY ROB LOCK'9-4-2013

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Emergency services

They do great job

How sad some folk are attacking our boys and girls of the blue light services (Gazette April 12).

All these men and women give everything in trying to help the public.

When the fire service turn out to a fire, they do not think of themselves .

They have no idea what sort of fire they are on their way to, or if they will return to their fire station as they will put your life before their’s.

Why are ambulance workers being attacked when they are attending incidents where it could be a matter of life or death?

Yet folk are giving them all this abuse.

Then there are our policemen and women who do a first class job.

Every time they leave home they just do not know if they will be coming back home.

They turn out for duty and give 100 per cent to help the public.

We all know how many of these fine men and women have lost their lives in just doing the job they love.

We should all respect all our boys and girls from the blue light services.

After all you may need them all one day.

As for bot h of us, we have had the need for these men and women, and every one of them has been nothing but kind and understanding.

They have our total respect.

Mrs and Mrs G P Mann

Portway

Bispham

Society is cruel

Be more tolerant

I’m fed up of of society constantly putting certain people

down, whether you stretch your ears or get tattoos or are gay or smoke, or anything which seems weird or unacceptable, society will always look down on you, like they’re better than you.

Then they wonder why desperate people commit suicide or go into depression.

You get a constant stream like “oh he was such a nice person!” or “she was so beautiful! why her?”.

I want to know why all the good things come out after they’re gone.

Why can’t you just stop somebody with scars on their arms, or somebody with tattoos or anything that society doesn’t deem as ‘normal’ and tell them that they’re beautiful.

Tell them something nice instead of putting them down all the time.

Because in their life, it piles up. I’ve seen it happen so much.

It’s happened to me before about stuff. So please, think what about what you’re going to say to somebody before you say it.

It can have a massive effect on their future.

Or what they think about themselves.

Words are powerful things and they CAN change somebody’s life.

You have the choice on whether to change it for the better or the worse.

Benjamin Jack Turner

(age 17)

Moorland Road

Poulton

Axing free breakfasts

Priorities wrong

I’ve just read your article about Blackpool Council’s Tory leader proposing axeing free breakfasts for the most vulnerable children in favour of fixing the hazardous, badly constructed waste of money that is the “shared” promenade road (Gazette April 20).

A disastrous, dangerous, ill conceived waste of tax payers’ money implemented of course by a previous Tory council.

It says it all about Tory priorities doesn’t it.

Remember this when you vote in the May local elections !

Also, why has Blackpool Council cut council tax benefit by nearly 30 per cent when Wyre Council has only cut it by 8.5 per cent - they both had the same 10 per cent reduction in funding from central government.

Dorothy Raynor

Cleveleys

Airport success

Support investment

Mr Davies complains about the noise of Blackpool Airport (Letters April 23).

After living at their address for 40 years he chooses now to complain.

In this current economic climate, isn’t it good news for a company to be bringing people and jobs to Blackpool?

Surely the headline should read “Finally Booming Airport”.

I find it sad someone can criticise when a business is doing well.

The airport was there 40 years ago when the main aircraft were propeller driven, which I would imagine was more noisy than today’s aircraft.

I think Blackpool Airport deserves a pat on the back for creating opportunities for investment from companies such as Jet2 and Bond helicopters etc.

Mr Swarbrick

Fifth Avenue

Blackpool.

Founding of store

Recalling first shop

With reference to the article by Tim Gavell about the success of B&M Bargains (Gazette April 9), I am afraid he had the date of when the company was founded wrong.

My parents and I lived in Horncliffe Road, South Shore, in the late 1960s and used to shop at B&M in Highfield Road.

This was the first shop to open.

There was also a butcher’s shop inside.

How it has changed.

Mrs Hazel Harrison

Kinross Crescent

Blackpool