Letters - August 30

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THE Friends of Louie Horrocks Park, on Lytham Road, are celebrating the arrival of their new picnic benches, two of which have disabled access.

At a recent PACT meeting, a very generous offer from Eric Wright Construction was made. Richard Wright, project manager at the Highfield Humanities College site, arranged for the contractors, Harrisons Plant and Groundwork, to supply the labour.

Now we have three lovely new benches in the park, and they were soon in use by local families and visitors alike.

A further two new litter bins will also arrive, to encourage our users to keep the park tidy.

It is a great encouragement to the Friends when good things happen as, over the years, this valuable oasis of green has been the target of mindless vandalism through benches and bins being burnt out, shrubs and trees destroyed.

The final straw was a local helping herself to the bedding plants.

Our committee wishes to thank our many supporters and encourage our neighbours to report any observed incidents to the police. We have a camera and we do prosecute offenders.

Please work with us, don’t just grumble about the state of things.

Come along and support us on Sunday, September 18, 1pm to 4pm, when we shall be holding our family event with entertainment, games, fun dog show and charity stalls.

THE current trouble in Libya brings the possibility of serious trouble, have we not learned from Iraq?

For years the Sunni (minority) ruled the (majority) Shia and committed atrocities against them and treated them as second class citizens. We all know what has happened since. Now we have the situation where a dictator will be ousted and then the inter-tribal friction will start, you cannot control them, see Afghanistan.

The last time I was in Tripoli (circa 1956), I saw many fine buildings with marble facades, apparently built by the Italians when they ruled the place, and British troops we stationed there.

I fear for the future there whichever way the situation goes.

I am not being a Cassandra, this is the way I see things. We will see what happens.

W J POWER

Victoria Road West

Thornton

I WRITE with much sadness, about these poor dogs, which keep being attacked.

Apart from the terrible pain to these poor dogs, the vet bills have to be paid.

We have a lovely six year old Labrador and are so frightened to take her out in the day for fear of being attacked that my husband gets up at 5.30am and again she’s taken at 10.30pm. A simple solution, make it law for all dogs to be on leads and they must be with people who can control them properly .

PAULINE GORTON,

Richmond Road,

North Shore.

I WRITE with much sadness about these dogs which keep being attacked.

Apart from the terrible pain to these poor dogs, the vet bills have to be paid.

We have a lovely six-year-old Labrador and are so frightened to take her out in the day for fear of being attacked that my husband gets up at 5.30am, and again she’s taken at 10.30pm.

A simple solution – make it law for all dogs to be on leads and they must be with people who can control them properly.

PAULINE GORTON

Richmond Road

North Shore