I HAVE asked this question before. Which planet are the members of the Blackpool Council on?
Last week, my husband and I went to our favourite ice-cream parlour, Notarianni’s on Waterloo Road.
We decided we would go and look at the alterations that had been made to the promenade at South Shore.
What a tremendous improvement. The area for walking along the seafront is beautifully paved, and the grassed areas are ideal for children to play safely.
However, there was something sadly lacking. Where are the seats for people to sit and relax to enjoy the view?
Oh, now I remember. They are all in the centre of Westcliffe Drive, Layton, causing traffic congestion for motorists and pedestrians. Amazingly, I haven’t noticed anyone having a picnic among the traffic fumes in Layton.
We have an ideal family area that would certainly be enhanced with a few seats, but has the council thought about that? Not at all.
Obviously that decision was too difficult.
THE letter from Coun MacNaughton (Letters May 23) smacks of political opportunism on his part.
His mischief-making has only served to strengthen my belief that there are too many Wyre borough councillors.
Now is the time to influence The Boundary Commission, which is undergoing a review of the current 55 councillors on Wyre Borough.
Maybe what is needed is a “hammer and sickle” approach to the review!
There is no doubt in my mind that root and branch pruning is essential with any financial rewards being ploughed back to the hard-pressed tax payers of Wyre.
COUN TERRY LEES,
THE Shovels pub in Common Edge Road is inviting members of the armed forces and veterans to a complimentary high tea on Tuesday, June 5 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A host of events and displays will be shown on the family-friendly day from noon to 4 pm.
If you are serving, or have served, in our armed forces, and would like to be our guest, then contact the Shovels (01253) 762702, or Supporting Our Brave on (01253) 626666 for a free ticket.
Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.
SUPPORTING OUR BRAVE
Bank Hey Street