Letters - November 29, 2012

St Annes Christmas lights switch on.'Hollyoaks and Dick Whittington star Melissa Walton (left) switches on the lights with Rose Queen, panto stars and Mayor of St Annes Angela Jacques. PIC BY ROB LOCK'24-11-2012
St Annes Christmas lights switch on.'Hollyoaks and Dick Whittington star Melissa Walton (left) switches on the lights with Rose Queen, panto stars and Mayor of St Annes Angela Jacques. PIC BY ROB LOCK'24-11-2012
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THE St Annes Christmas Lights switch-on last weekend was marvellous.

It was a wonderful, spontaneous noisy event, sometimes chaotic but always bubbling with fun, and most importantly involving so many children and community groups from the town.

The entertainment never stopped and I was particularly thrilled by the Ormerod Group’s version of the Grinch and the tots dancing fit to bust.

Santa’s procession was an inspired touch, lots of children waving home made lanterns and bursting into song unprompted, singing their hearts out.

It was great to see costumed acts such as Roary the Lion reminding us of our local soldiers, soon to depart for Afghanistan, panto people, a dragon and two mayors joining in, complete with gold chains.

The most professional, choreographed production it might not have been but it was all from the heart and soul of our town and a wonderful start to the festive season.

Many thanks to Coun Cheryl Little, the Lowther people and St Annes Town Council for the effort put in to bring this event to town.

BARBARA NASH,

Orchard Road,

St Annes.

I AM writing to thank readers for their support for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) shops’ Great British Bag-athon.

The campaign was a huge success and we’re very grateful to your community for joining in and donating so many bags full of lovely things.

We had an amazing response throughout September and with each bag on average raising £20, it will help us to fund the fight against the nation’s biggest killer, heart disease.

Thanks to the tremendous contribution from your region we have been able to raise over 570,000 bags across the UK as a whole – this could be worth a possible £11.4m.

BHF shops are always in need of donations and it doesn’t have to be just clothes - good quality CDs, DVDs, books, toys and ornaments are all welcome.

In addition, if you are planning a house clear out, our furniture and electrical stores are always in need of good quality homeware.

For those of you that have bulky items to donate or large numbers of bags you can also book a free collection from your door by calling 0844 412 5000.

MIKE TAYLOR,

BHF retail director.

FOUR weeks ago, when they put up the new lighting posts outside the Horsebridge Community Centre, the post box that had been attached to the concrete lamppost for many years disappeared.

Who gave permission to move it and why wasn’t it transferred onto the new lamppost?

When will it be coming back?

Horsebridge Road has a large number of elderly and disabled residents for whom it is too far to go to Easington Crescent or to Normoss Post Office.

We are almost into December. Where will they go to post their Christmas cards?

TERRY BENNETT,

Chairman,

Grange Park 
Community 
Partnership.