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.
Preston New Road
Horse riders could help
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.
Help tackle bullying
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’ .
Family Lives Chief Executive
No pride in our street
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.
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Impatient at roundabout
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.
Chef ensures fresh food
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.