Letters - June 29, 2012

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WE would like to say a very big thank you to the under nines and under 15s South Shore football teams under the guidance of their skills team leader Alan Williams.

His teams raised the money to allow us to purchase the Olympic Torch pack which our youngest volunteer Jake Adams ran with last Friday, in the Olympic Torch Relay.

They did this by doing bag packs in supermarkets.

Although the weather let us down, there was absolutely no shortage of support for Jake on the day, as our members came up to Fleetwood to support him.

It was a fantastic day, one none of us will forget in a hurry as we stood cheering him on, with the rain running over us from all directions.

Later, we went to The Tower Ballroom to continue the celebrations, and Jake had his picture taken with Harry Judd, after he did his dance with his torch.

Jake carried the torch that the teams’ money purchased.

Without their very kind donation, we would not have been able to buy the torch, and we are looking forward to inviting all the lads to the Claremont First Step Community Centre to have their pictures taken with the torch.

FRIENDS AT CLAREMONT FIRST STEP COMMUNITY CENTRE

Dickson Road

Blackpool

BLACKPOOL Council’s planning department should be congratulated yet again for the decision to allow planning consent for a new retail development at the old bank site on the corner of Warley Road and Dickson Road.

This corner was getting to be an eyesore.

It’s a pity the protesting local business people of Dickson Road do not move with the times, and tidy their own acts up.

The old Windmill Pub site at Layton is an example of another great council decision to allow the development of a new retail food store.

It is a pity local residents do not follow the lead and keep the streets tidy.

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ON May 5, I was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with an urgent medical problem.

The ambulance crew’s response time was first class, and the treatment they administered was first rate.

On arrival at hospital, I was treated with urgency, courtesy, and speedy medical attention.

On May 17, I again attended Victoria Hospital, relating to follow up procedures, and I again received first-class medical attention and treatment.

I believe when patients receive such treatment as I received, then they should make that fact known.

ALBERT SHORT

Geldof Drive

Blackpool