Letters - March 17

Shopkeepers and residents in and around Bond Street in South Shore are demanding a meeting with council leaders to address the street's alleged decline following road redevelopments.'Shopkeepers are pictured outside a typical stretch of empty businesses on Bond Street. PIC BY ROB LOCK'3-3-2011
Shopkeepers and residents in and around Bond Street in South Shore are demanding a meeting with council leaders to address the street's alleged decline following road redevelopments.'Shopkeepers are pictured outside a typical stretch of empty businesses on Bond Street. PIC BY ROB LOCK'3-3-2011
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WE were interested to read of the decline of the Waterloo Road and Bond Street shopping centre (Gazette March 8).

This has now been added to by the inexplicable route change to the number 10 bus. To get to the shopping area now, we have to leave the bus at the Waterloo Hotel and walk over the bridge to the shops.

Even worse, we have to do the same returning home with our shopping. At first, we thought it was because of the bridge closure on Lytham Road but, surprise, surprise, the numbers 11 and 5 are being re-routed down Watson Road on Bond Street up Station Road, so why not the 10?

For some reason, the top end of Hawes Side Lane seems to be targeted on our bus route, ie 17 route every 30 minutes and hourly at night.

Please return our bus service to South Shore, where our shops, medical centre plus dentist are, not to forget the post office.

MRS BARBARA CLOUGH, MRS JOYCE BURNELL, MISS JEANNE SHARP

Burnside Avenue

Marton

Marine Hall’s great night out

WE had a great night out at Fleetwood’s Marine Hall listening to the Temperance Seven, supported by Mike Lovell’s Six-In-A-Bar with Rosie.

They were both well received, but to call Six-In-A-Bar the support band was an understatement. They were every bit as slick and professional as the main attraction. I’m told there are another two great jazz concerts booked for later on this year in June and October at the Marine Hall.

FRED BURNETT

Preston

A smile costs drivers nothing

IS it possible for the bus drivers to give us a smile or two when we get on the buses?

Many of them look very grumpy – even when you try to have a joke or a laugh with them and some are downright rude and won’t stop for you, or close the doors on you just at the last moment.

I was told at Fleetwood to “hurry up you” and I cannot walk too fast as I have to use a stick. We have to be polite and vice versa.

We know that they are having a stressful time and we are very, very sorry for them but they could have a little thought for us instead of treating us as they do, it would make journeys so much nicer.

N H DAVIES

Montrose Avenue

Blackpool

RNLI thank you

ON behalf of the Blackpool RNLI Ladies Guild, we would like to say thank-you to ALDI for their help in raising £153.91 at a recent collection. It is appreciated.

CHRISTINE PARRY

Secretary, RNLI Ladies Guild