Letters - July 2, 2014

Residents and horse riders on Midgeland Road and Division Lane in the Marton Moss area of Blackpool are furious that road closures have meant a huge increase in traffic down their narrow lanes and claim that it is only a matter of time before a serious accident occurs.'Residents (including spokeswoman Anne Sergeant fourth left) on Midgeland Road.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'5-2-2014
Residents and horse riders on Midgeland Road and Division Lane in the Marton Moss area of Blackpool are furious that road closures have meant a huge increase in traffic down their narrow lanes and claim that it is only a matter of time before a serious accident occurs.'Residents (including spokeswoman Anne Sergeant fourth left) on Midgeland Road. PIC BY ROB LOCK'5-2-2014
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Preesall swimming pool

What a pity

I regularly visit relatives in Preesall and notice every time I go, what a pity a great little swimming pool, much loved by locals, was demolished to make way for a car park.

I have yet to see more than one or two cars in the car park, but Eastgate is full of parked cars.

Yet another case of 
councils not listening or taking any notice of local people.

M. Quinn

Preston New Road

Blackpool


Horse riders could help

Courtesy

I read with interest David Sharman’s story in Monday’s Gazette (Stop This Speed Madness) regarding the residents of Midgeland Road and their troubles with speeding drivers.

I have a great deal of 
sympathy with them.

I am one of the many commuters who now has to travel along this once quiet road due to the inaction of Lancashire County Council and developers on fixing the Moss Road.

I always slow down for the horses and dog walkers and try to show respect to them as best I can, while trying to get to work on roads I pay tax to drive on.

Sadly, this situation shows no sign of being resolved.

While many drivers can show more courtesy and 
patience, may I ask the horse riders who use the road also show the same courtesy by riding in single file and not side by side, which does 
nothing to ease relations 
at all.

E. Jones

Cypress Point

Ansdell

Help tackle bullying

Join survey

Throughout 2014, Bullying
UK marks its 15th anniversary.

We are conducting a comprehensive national bullying survey for parents, professionals and children to share their experiences of bullying and how it affects us all.

BullyingUK, part of the charity Family Lives, 
recently saw calls relating to cyberbullying increase by 77 per cent over a 12-month period.

In an online survey, we found that 43.5 per cent of respondents aged between 11 and 16 had been bullied via social networks, 51 per cent felt that blocking the bully from further contact or communication was a vital tool.

To visit the survey, visit www.bullying.co.uk and click on ‘surveys’ .

Jeremy Todd

Family Lives Chief 
Executive


No pride in our street

Community

Regarding ‘Pride in Town’ (Gazette Viewpoint, June 30), it was so nice to read about the Street of the Year 2014, Bairstow Street.

Our own road has had quite a bit of police activity in it over the past three months.

Last weekend there was the police car, van and big blue van. Some residents are leaving the security gates open. Last week, four back yard doors were pushed open, one hut was ransacked, allowing pets to escape, and the security gates left wide open.

Some residents dump rubbish in the alley and weeds grow 10ft high.

Black bags are left at the bottom of the road and seagulls peck the bags and rubbish spills on to the road.

The other night, five young late nighters going home decided to urinate up the side of a house and ran down the road laughing.

We have many ‘to let’ properties in the road and that means people always on the move.

We have had three new residents come to live beside us in the past two months.

So no way could a ‘community spirit’ or Neighbourhood Watch exist in this environment.

Name and address supplied

Impatient at roundabout

Hesitant

James Ashcroft (Your Say, June 24) is another of those impatient people who cannot wait at the lights while someone crosses in safety.

He says the new zebra 
crossing at Newton Drive works perfectly well.

Has he seen the barrier on Newton Drive East? It is badly mangled already.

If it had not been there 
someone could have been killed.

Whatever hit it must have been going at a fair whack.

People crossing now seem very hesitant to cross and rightly so.

We do not want to see someone killed to prove a point.

Terry Bennett

Dinmore Avenue

Blackpool


Chef ensures fresh food

Going back

My friend and I collect The 
Gazette’s Deal Monster 
vouchers for discounted 
meals and recently visited a lovely bistro, AJs on Topping Street, Blackpool.

The owner/chef makes all his own starters, it is all 
fresh veg and he makes his own desserts.

The food was served to us by a delightful young lady.

We will certainly be going again.

K.Kenworthy

Hawthorne Road

Thornton