Letters - January 20

Linda Alllred and the low kerb outside her home on Quarrybank, Norcross.
Linda Alllred and the low kerb outside her home on Quarrybank, Norcross.

IT was interesting to read about the letter sent to Anchorsholme residents, regarding paying to have their kerbs dropped to allow access to their drives (Gazette January 14).

The council, it appears, are concerned about the damage to, and therefore the cost of repairing, pavements caused by cars driving over kerb edges.

Some time ago I wrote a letter to the council complaining about cars actually parked on pavements and was told they wouldn’t become involved unless the vehicle was “causing an obstruction”.

Nothing in that reply about damage or repairs although it’s patently obvious, from a pedestrian’s point of view, that this sort of parking behaviour is not only dangerous, but is far more damaging than residents accessing their drives.

I personally believe these residents should have this work done, but at the same time see them as soft targets for the council who are being extremely hypocritical in not tackling the real pavement wreckers.

GEORGE WILLIAMSON

Cherrydale

Bispham

IN response to web comments (Gazette, January 14), the IPC (Infrastructure Planning Commission) has accepted the Halite planning application is correct, according to the law. This means they are now in a position to consider it and the views of all interested parties.

The comment of IDOWANTTHAT that the government should intervene ignores the fact the government has already intervened on a previous application, in the shape of a secretary of state decision that this should be kicked into touch on grounds of safety. While many jobs would be created, most would not be local, but filled by experienced staff from major contractors from other parts of the country.

If most of your web comments are from readers in the Blackpool area, they should try living in Over Wyre, facing this threat for the last 18 years.

MIKE JEYNES

Acres Lane, Preesall

I NOTICE the police are being asked to ‘target young people’ in Inglewood Grove, following complaints (Gazette, January 18).

I can see the Grove (only 50 yards long) from my front window and rarely see more than five young boys kicking a football.

They are polite when I drive past, and when we occasionally speak, I find them respectful, although I did see a ball go on to someone’s lawn and they went to retrieve it without fuss.

Why don’t we ask our youth services to inform these young people about Whiteholme Youth Club, the scouts, sea cadets, and Blackpool Rangers Soccer Club, all within half a mile of where they are ‘so unruly’ (really!)?

Better your headline said “Young People invited to join local activity groups” than involving them with the police, surely.

GEORGE HOLDEN

Highcroft Avenue

Bispham

IN response to web comments (Gazette January 14), the situation is that the IPC (Infrastructure Planning Commission) has accepted the Halite planning application is correct according to the law.

This means they are now in a position to consider it and the views of all interested parties.

The comment of IDOWANTTHAT that the government should intervene completely ignores the fact the government has already intervened on a previous application, in the shape of a secretary of state decision that this should be kicked into touch on the grounds of safety.

While many jobs would be created, ie 250, these would not be local jobs in the main, but filled by experienced staff from major contractors from other parts of the country.

If most of your web comments are from readers in the Blackpool area, they should try living in Over Wyre, facing this threat for the last 18 years.

MIKE JEYNES,

Acres Lane,

Preesall.