Letters - July 5

Picture Martin Bostock.'Roy Gregson pictured with his vandalised greenhouse at Acre Gate allotments, Blackpool. Kids have been using the newly constructed play park at neighbouring Fishers Field as the perfect launch pad for missiles into the allotment. ' Greenhouses have been smashed and the allotment holders are livid. They worry if bricks are thrown when someone is in the greenhouse there will be a serious injury
Picture Martin Bostock.'Roy Gregson pictured with his vandalised greenhouse at Acre Gate allotments, Blackpool. Kids have been using the newly constructed play park at neighbouring Fishers Field as the perfect launch pad for missiles into the allotment. ' Greenhouses have been smashed and the allotment holders are livid. They worry if bricks are thrown when someone is in the greenhouse there will be a serious injury
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I SPENT almost the whole of last week looking at sheer vandalism to Acre Gate allotments (Gazette, June 29), which for some has destroyed not only their planting work, but the work over the last few years to turn Acre Gate into allotments to be proud of.

Hopefully, with the help of residents and police, these ruffians will be caught and hopefully punished.

Then on July 1, I realised there is still hope – the Scouts’ car races returned to Blackpool again.

As president of Scouting in Blackpool, with the deputy mayor and mayoress, I was there to present some prizes. I know a great deal of the good work the Scout Association leaders, helpers and parents achieve, all voluntary for the good of the youth of our town.

So I am feeling better about things, and hoping I can help the Acre Gaters get rid of their vandals and get some help with the cost of repairs.

I also plead with anyone who can become a leader or helper with the Scouts, as so many children are waiting to sign on and join the association.

COUN LILY HENDERSON

St Annes Road

Blackpool

MY husband and I had the pleasure to meet some friends from London who were staying at The Savoy Hotel, on the Promenade.

We were utterly amazed at the brilliant entertainer, who is apparently at The Savoy nightly, named Mal Ford and what a surprise.

We had never heard of this man. He is so talented and had the audience in the palm of his hand and on their feet with ovation after ovation for two hours.

He is not only a wizard on the keyboards, but what a great entertainer, and so funny. He has got to be the best-kept secret in Blackpool, certainly our friends made a re-booking to visit again, due to him.

MARGARET YARDLEY Summerfield Avenue

Staining

REGARDING the new lampposts being erected in our area. Nobody advised of this work – no letters, no phone calls and no representatives called to see us.

We both attended a PACT meeting, where a local councillor and an EON representative told us what was going on.

No-one has followed this up. The lights have caused upset to many people on where they are placed in the street.

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AFTER my husband’s recent stay in Victoria Hospital, we would like to thank the paramedics, A&E staff, Dr Paracha, Julie Meikle, staff on ward 38 and a special thanks to Mr Duncan and his team for the care and attention given to Frank. The care in ITU was first class, you are amazing.

CAROL AND FRANK HUDSON

Cameron Avenue, Layton