Letters - May 1, 2012

Plans for the redevelopment of Poulton on display to the public.'Property Director for Dransfield Properties Ltd, Andrew Malley.

Plans for the redevelopment of Poulton on display to the public.'Property Director for Dransfield Properties Ltd, Andrew Malley.

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AS a shopper for many years in Poulton, I was extremely pleased to hear of the regeneration scheme planned by Dransfield for the town centre.

This plan, which will involve Asda opening a supermarket, as well as the Village Walks moving into the same new planned building, together with the Post Office and library, will be an absolute godsend. This will bring many thousands more shoppers into the town centre, especially, if as envisaged, there is also free car parking.

On top of this, the scheme will create hundreds more new jobs and help already struggling businesses to thrive once again.

Those people who have lived in Poulton most of their lives will not want to see these changes go ahead, because they see it as a lovely quaint old village, which should be left alone and allowed to keep its charm. While I can sympathise with them, even they must see the town is dying a slow death, with businesses going to the wall and not being replaced.

Things just have to change, or Poulton will finish up being a ghost town in years to come.

The changes planned by Dransfield are excellent, and in no way I can see do they detract from the beauty of the town.

JACK FORSHAW,

Sower Carr Lane,

Hambleton

FRACKING was bound to bring diverse views from readers, but I cannot let the claim there will be “cheap gas for pensioners” go forward as a reason to wreck this part of the country.

In the 1970s, we were promised cheap petrol because of North Sea Oil. I didn’t come across any cheap petrol.

UK oil, through high taxation, became no more than a cash cow, allowing successive governments to finance expensive madcap schemes, mainly in the South of England.

There was sadly much truth in the recent quip made by funny lady Sandy Toksvig on Radio 4 when she commented about the dangers of fracking “never mind, it is only Blackpool!”

BARRY MORRIS

Singleton

THANKS to Coun Tony Williams for helping me rescue six ducklings from a drain on Eastpines Drive.

He set the wheels in motion, and Blackpool Council and staff from the highways department were on the scene within 30 minutes.

Also thanks to two great lads, Darren Makinson and Steve Brawn.

All six ducklings were rescued and are now on the duck pond on Anchorsholme Lane.

Thank you everyone, including the neighbours.

VERONICA GRIFFITHS

Eastpines Drive

Anchorsholme