Letters - August 8

Hoteliers pictured on Charnley Road, Blackpool. (have formed pressure group to deal with problems with HMOs).'From left, Charlie Docherty,Pat Francioni, Gerard Walsh and Mandy Cunliffe.
Hoteliers pictured on Charnley Road, Blackpool. (have formed pressure group to deal with problems with HMOs).'From left, Charlie Docherty,Pat Francioni, Gerard Walsh and Mandy Cunliffe.
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I AM amazed at the short-sighted thinking which apparently makes the hoteliers, who have formed the Central Holiday Area pressure group, chant in unison against HMOs (Gazette August 3).

I AM amazed at the short-sighted thinking which apparently makes the hoteliers, who have formed the Central Holiday Area pressure group, chant in unison against HMOs (Gazette August 3).

However, bad behaviour comes from people, not from what particular type of building they currently occupy.

All the talk on HMOs from people has been as if the complete removal of HMOs would also remove all the bad behaviour in Blackpool.

Maybe it will be an ‘inconvenient truth’, but it was people staying in guest houses and hotels nearby who have littered everywhere around our area, and broken into and wrecked one of the vehicles in my car park during last month.

We know this is a regular occurrence, of course, at any time of year, but it increases dramatically when the hotels fill up.

It is also people staying in hotels that get drunk and amuse themselves breaking wing mirrors on cars late at night, and make incredibly excessive noise before they pile back into their hotel rooms.

What is behind this behaviour is the well-known British problem of excessive drinking and/or drug taking, due to low self esteem, based on feelings of inadequacy and inferiority.

CHRIS WISEMAN

South Shore

ON Saturday, July 30, our little dog Charlie was knocked down and killed near the traffic lights at the entrance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The offending car did not stop.

But the lady behind, driving a black 4 x 4 vehicle did, and removed Charlie to the side of the road. I would like to thank her, and also the lady who brought a towel out to cover him up.

PC Gavin Blaydes, who was passing at the time, was most helpful in our distress.

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I WAS very sad to hear of the death of Pat Mancini.

I worked in the theatre bar for 11 years as organist, and I also knew her husband, who was a top class musician.

She will be sadly missed in the Queens Hotel.

R WILLETTS

Southbank Avenue

Marton

I NEVER have anything but praise for those who work for the Alzheimer’s Society. My husband has Alzheimer’s, he was 80 years old yesterday. This disease is devastating for carers and sufferers alike.

We went to the regular monthly coffee morning in Cleveleys today.

We were greeted with hugs, as always, and then the most beautiful birthday cake with candles was brought in, an announcement made and everyone sang Happy Birthday to him.

At the finish, my husband stood up, and bowed his appreciation. He was so thrilled, as was I. It was a lovely thing for them to do, and his reaction was wonderful, considering he sometimes has no reaction. They are a wonderful bunch. I would like them to know how great the occasion was for us.

JOAN BITHELL

Lockwood Avenue

Poulton