Letters - January 17

Staff at the First Steps Community Centre on Dickson Road in Blackpool were devastated to discover that would-be thieves had broken in on Christmas Day and destroyed computers in the cafe.'Chief Officer Jo Shepherd (left) and Project Worker Johann Adams with one of the broken computers. PIC BY ROB LOCK'06-01-12
Staff at the First Steps Community Centre on Dickson Road in Blackpool were devastated to discover that would-be thieves had broken in on Christmas Day and destroyed computers in the cafe.'Chief Officer Jo Shepherd (left) and Project Worker Johann Adams with one of the broken computers. PIC BY ROB LOCK'06-01-12
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I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank The Gazette for printing the article about our burglary on Christmas day at Claremont First Step Community Centre (Gazette January 10), and also for your very apt opinion which just summed up how we feel.

We are in the process of having the computers repaired which should be happening in the next week and I would also like to thank the three people who have very kindly given us donations of £160 to help with the repairs. There are some very kind people around in Blackpool who are sickened by the wanton destruction to local charities that have happened over the last few weeks, especially as it has all been happening over the festive period.

This burglary has not stopped us doing what we do best which is helping the residents of Blackpool, we are open for business as usual so if anyone wants to find out what we do and join us either as a volunteer or to use our facilities please ring 299306.

CATHY ADAMS,

Claremont First Step Community Centre

WELL done to Jack Butterworth, age seven years, let’s hope his voice will be heard (Letters, January 9).

Dog dirt in Blackpool is a growing concern. Even bag it and bin it does not work.

I took my dog to the South Shore Solaris Centre, dogs are always there and bins to be used, but owners have let dogs poo right next to the bins and cannot be bothered to put it in.

I’ve seen people picking it up with a plastic bag (good) then throw it back down (please take it home).

At dog shows anywhere you never see dog dirt, genuine dog lovers always clean up.

Surely Community Pay Back would work on specials on bikes, even to go out at night, or some sort of man power to serve on the spot fines, or name and shame would work.

(NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED)

BLACKPOOL South MP Gordon Marsden factually reveals in The Gazette that Blackpool Victoria Hospital have had ward matrons and ward managers as a Labour government initiative for several years now. This contradicts David Cameron’s recent claim when visiting Victoria Hospital as a publicity stunt that the Tories will introduce ward managers and matrons. Who is Mr Cameron kidding?

Premier Cameron appears to masquerade his NHS reform to hide the Coalition intent to impose Draconian cutbacks on nurses.

R P MCDOUGALL,

Address supplied

AS a recent winner in your Phrase That Pays competition, I would just like to thank The Gazette for their easy to enter, no skill required and best of all profitable competition.

So to all the people telling me how lucky I am, can I just say “you have to be in it to win it “.

This was a great start to 2012 for me.

CHRISTINE DIXON,

North Shore