YOUR article about yellow lines on Threlfall Road (Gazette August 17), says the council had informed everyone of their intention but, as far as I know, nobody was told of what was going to happen.
I would like to see how many residents asked for the lines in the first place.
As for it being in the interest of the residents, how can this be when the residents were not told and they are up in arms about it?
I can understand having the lines outside the gates as access is required, but along the lane and outside people’s property it just does not make sense.
The gates themselves have been a great in stopping anti- social behaviour but we would rather live in peace without double yellow lines. I would like to think the council would see sense and remove them but, no doubt, they will be as stubborn as they usually are and stick to their policy of them being right and us being wrong.
Is there something complicated here? Public disorder, drunkenness etc... are offences.
If police and courts deal robustly with it, the word will get around soon enough that Blackpool is ‘zero tolerant’ of it (that would be one of the biggest family friendly messages you could promote).
With their new-found riot control experience it shouldn’t be hard for a squad of Blackpool’s finest to go there and sort it out.
Probably the quickest way to get police to turn up though would be to have the residents vigilante group taking on the yobs themselves... the police would be there in a shot to arrest you.
We should be angry it has taken national riots to make the Government and courts sit up and take note of these yob problems that have been going on for years and that people are sick of them.
But also use this ‘window’ to express that as strongly as possible to whoever needs to act... good luck with the march and protest.
The council have it within their power to do something.
The draw to this street and the other problems ones in the resort is the cheap housing in HMO’s.
The council simply need to be strong and use the powers it has to close the illegal ones (of which there are many) down.
Nothing for the better will change in the near future folks, regardless of how many times there is a ‘protest march or petition’.
With directives from this and previous Governments the country has been sold down the river.