REGARDING the eviction of the travellers from their site in Preesall (Gazette June 5), I am at a loss as to wonder why, after being given nine months to get off the site, the planning inspector Mr Fox has now deemed it necessary to extend this for another 18 months.
Is this in the hope the longer they stay and keep on appealing, they will eventually be forgotten and so be allowed to stay permanently on their site?
These people have put nothing into the pot, but expect everything out of it.
I think Mr Fox was wrong to extend the length of time for them to get off the land and should have kept to the original nine months, which should now be almost, if not already, at its time limit.
If a ratepayer was to erect a building without planning permission, they would be told to pull it down, and this applies to the travellers.
MRS A BEWES
FILLING potholes and sorting the roads we already have would be a help and, as for transforming Blackpool into the future, try starting with some of the near slums that some have to live.
WHO is supposed to pay for more bus routes because I never see anyone paying on a bus. It’s all free passes.
I CAN only think of one word for Blackpool Transport as it stands at the moment. Abysmal.Poor customer service. Filthy buses (my feet were sticking to the floor of a bus on Saturday morning), reduced and unreliable services when people need them most off peak and poorly thought out timetables and fare structures.
FOR a tourist destination, many of our bus drivers are certainly doing their part to ruin us.
Most of the bus drivers in the town should learn how to smile and be more pleasant.
If customer service was a key factor in winning this bid, we would all soon have to walk, because the bus company would go broke.
IT’S a step in the right direction, but to create a true system we need to include the car in that solution as well, so let’s, in the short term, consider using the Central car park as a free park or low fee car park with a free green bus.
Also, build a new bus station by Blackpool North Railway Station which will one day allow you to connect from a train to a bus, taxi, tram or a car.
Then extend the tram line up Talbot Road to that interchange whilst extending the Blackpool South railway line to a new rail station at central car park.
PAUL GALLEY, Anchorsholme