Letters - May 3, 2011

Demolition of buildings between Tower Street and Coronation Street, Blackpool.

Demolition of buildings between Tower Street and Coronation Street, Blackpool.

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WHILE I always hoped the fascinating building by the Houndshill Centre would be rejuvenated – not demolished – the loss of Tower Street’s gem (Gazette April 28) does allow for a much-needed central garden area.

Now St John’s Square has been paved over, there is practically nowhere for the public to relax amongst greenery.

Entertainers and outdoor traders could use part of a green space here too, continental style, while some innovative lighting, like in Birley Street, could show off the formerly less noticed side of the Winter Gardens.

Blackpool is a bull at a gate when it comes to bulldozing with parking space too often the only outcome. Now that more retail development is not feasible in the current financial climate, let’s turn this site into something worthwhile to all – at little cost.

PAUL ROBATHAN

Davenport Avenue

Bispham

MY two friends and I stayed at the Claremont Hotel, North Promenade, recently and the hotel is very nice with truly excellent food, and service.

Being three retired ladies we appreciate this very much and hope they will read this letter of appreciation.

We may visit Blackpool again but have not yet re-booked due to the state of the resort. We are fed up with our holidays being spoilt. The three of us enjoy sitting and strolling on the Promenade but that was impossible. We were unable to cross the road opposite the hotel due to tram track barriers.

The town centre was totally choked with traffic every day, which barely moved, it was awful. Even the new headlands in South Shore which looked finished last year are being dug up.

This work is ruining people’s holidays and must be a nightmare for local people.

We will not return until the tourist board confirm this work has been finished.

MRS J KIRK

Queens Parade

Kent

POULTON Friends of Trinity Hospice would like to thank everyone who took part in our recent spring coffee morning and Easter bonnet parade, which raised the amazing amount of £964.80.

So far this year we have raised £13,000 for the excellent work carried out by Trinity Palliative Care Services.

BERYL MORAN

Secretary

Poulton Friends of Trinity Hospice