Letters - October 18, 2011

Gazette reporter Carla George tries out Lancashire County Council's latest traffic regulation, which states that cars must be parked not further than 50cm from the kerb.' PIC BY ROB LOCK'14-10-2011
Gazette reporter Carla George tries out Lancashire County Council's latest traffic regulation, which states that cars must be parked not further than 50cm from the kerb.' PIC BY ROB LOCK'14-10-2011
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WHILE I agree with the principles of the article on poor parking (The Gazette, October 15), I believe there are quite a few aspects that need to be clarified.

This was the first time I had read or heard about this new initiative. Is this a UK wide initiative that is being followed? If not, how is it intended to convey the message to occasional visitors to Lancashire?

Does this initiative apply to Blackpool?

I ask because the first sign you see when heading out of Blackpool on the M55, is Welcome to Lancashire which indicates Blackpool is not part of Lancashire.

What is the definition of blocking the path?

Does this mean a complete blockage of the path, or for example one which prevents a pram or wheelchair being pushed through the remaining gap. Or maybe even one which prevents a cyclist riding through the gap?

How is the parking across a dropped kerb going to be enforced? I know of people who regularly park across the dropped kerb in front of their own houses in order to prevent others doing it.

Surely, that cannot be a problem.

DAVID SQUIRES,

Hawes Side Lane,

Blackpool

WHY do supermarkets always take it out on the poor?

Asda is always saying they are the cheapest on the top 20 items, dropping pence off which is good.

But why are they taking a few pence off the dearer items while the economy range is soaring in price?

They take a product off the shelves, saying it is being repackaged but when they put them back, the price has rocketed.

It is easy to drop pennies, when you are putting other products up by pounds.

M.FLANDERS,

Annan Crescent,

Blackpool.

OF course private landlords should be licensed (The Gazette, October 15).

Surely most landlords can see their property prices will increase as the areas of anti-social behaviour decline and the quality of stock improves.

There are a lot of good landlords in Blackpool who have good tenants but equally there are a lot of bad, couldn’t care less landlords which in turn encourages the same attitude in their tenants which results in lower standards and lower property prices.

It could be money well spent.

Anything which makes for better landlords, better tenants and improves properties can only be good for Blackpool.

DAVID WRIGHT,

Secretary,

Blackpool Private Tenants Forum