Letters - May 26, 2015

Undated Film Still Handout from Still Open All Hours. Pictured: SIR DAVID JASON as Granville and  LYNDA BARON as Gladys Emmanuel. See PA Feature TV Jason Baron. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/BBC. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TV Jason Baron. WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture Service (BBC Pictures).
Undated Film Still Handout from Still Open All Hours. Pictured: SIR DAVID JASON as Granville and LYNDA BARON as Gladys Emmanuel. See PA Feature TV Jason Baron. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/BBC. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TV Jason Baron. WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture Service (BBC Pictures).
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COUNTER ARGUMENT

Shop crime issues

With regard to the article in the Gazette on April 23, ‘Woman stole air freshners’, did it need a court case for such a petty offence (including the costs of the police,

COUNTER ARGUMENT

Shop crime issues

With regard to the article in the Gazette on April 23, ‘Woman stole air freshners’, did it need a court case for such a petty offence (including the costs of the police, 
magistrates, defence and 
prosecuting solicitors for £134)?

The woman now has to pay into the system £398, plus six months drug course, 35 days probation supervision.

Surely she could have been banned from the shop, written a letter of apology, paid £134 back to the shop.

I agree the woman needs help with her drug addiction. In reality it is said most of us break the law.

We rationalise our own behaviour while we denounce the sins of others.

As a young person I remember standing queueing at shop counters to be served by a shop assistant.

I read when the shop counters were removed stealing from shops 
exploded after the Second World War.

A vast array of goods were suddenly within easy reach – many people helped themselves. It was seen as a victimless crime.

However, today we realise now lots of petty crime does increase overheads and impacts on the profitability of the shops. But we should not be so harsh prosecuting people if they suffer from serious social problems and live in dire poverty.

Mrs P O’Connor

Portland Road

Blackpool

BLACKPOOL FC ANGER

Offers not wanted

Dear Mr Oyston, as a Blackpool season ticket holder (and supporter since 1953) duped into buying two years’ season tickets last year, I feel 
aggrieved.

This morning I received a letter from Blackpool FC offering certain benefits , for example £5 off an away coach trip, upgrade to “hospitality” for £40 no less. This after possibly the worst season in the club’s history and the following:

1) starting the pre season with just eight players and no goalkeeper

2) your unforgivable and inane rant at a Blackpool fan

3) the sight of your smirking face on TV as fans invaded the pitch at the last game of the season.

4) the worst record in the whole of the Football league

5 ) no manager 10 weeks before the start of the season

6) and finally (funny were it not true) despite having the worst playing surface in the top three tiers of English football, a surface condemned by every club that played at Blackpool, we are having a Neil Diamond concert on the pitch in August!

So ,no Mr Oyston I will not be taking advantage of your “offer”. If I could claim back the money I spent, I would.

The only offer I want to hear from you is your offer to resign and hand the club over to someone more worthy.

Alan Whittaker

The Warings ,

Heskin, Chorley

BLACKPOOL FC WOES

Get behind Holloway

I have been a Pool fan for over 50 years, and I am alarmed and disappointed that my fellow fans do not have the foresight to see the possibilities for our club if we were to start thinking positively.

I agree with almost all of our fans’ attitude about the Oystons, but I would like to put forward a more likely way that they will leave (is this guy crazy? I can hear you saying)

Imagine one of the best managers in league football, Ian Holloway, being backed by a passionate owner Mr Belokon. I am sure that both of them would like this to happen and I believe that the way to make this happen is to support both appointments in any way that supporters can. If Mr Holloway was in the wings, I am sure that this will give Mr Belokon the confidence to buy the mighty Pool.

We need to start lobbying Mr Holloway and find out what his views are. If we could bring about this scenario and while we are doing that we need to find out Mr Belokon’s views on this.

Is it possible to do a fund-raiser or two to support him in his attempt to buy out Mr Oyston, who saved us from bankruptcy I might remind you.

Most of all we must stop immediately barracking Mr Holloway not to come back.

I believe that he needs some love and attention not disrespect. We should be begging him to use his talents again to reinstate the mighty Pool to greater heights . Let’s face it, we can’t get much lower

I am willing to donate $1,000 to start this movement and hopefully get the tangerine knights motivated.

Gordon Carpenter

Surrey.

Canada

MUSIC PROBLEMS

Ruined weekend

Well, another lousy weekend here in Thornton. Saturday – someone was playing loud music in their garden until 11pm. Sunday – another day of loud rock music broadcast all afternoon courtesy of a local pub.

This is becoming a feature of every single weekend now. It is no longer possible to sit peacefully in the garden or enjoy the sunshine on a weekend after a week of hard work. What makes these ignorant people think that their neighbours or community want to listen to their choice of music for hours on end? If people want a party I suggest that they hire a venue, and pubs should keep music inside.

Arthur Wilkinson

Sunningdale Drive

Thornton