Letters - October 25, 2011

A public meeting at Wyre Football Club between Halite, campaigners and residents to discuss the report into a recent brine well eruption.' Halite Chief Executive Keith Budinger.
A public meeting at Wyre Football Club between Halite, campaigners and residents to discuss the report into a recent brine well eruption.' Halite Chief Executive Keith Budinger.
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YOUR report (Gazette October 21), of the meeting of the Wyre Community Group (Protect Wyre Group and representatives from the town and parish councils) and residents, with Keith Budinger, of Halite, to discuss the blowout of Brine Well 45, omitted two important points.

Firstly the geologist, from Mott Macdonald, who investigated the causes of the incident, confirmed that nowhere in his report was there any mention of third party interference or tampering with the well head, to which Mr Budinger referred.

Secondly Mr Budinger agreed the blowout could have happened quite naturally, as a combination of corrosion of the pipe and pressure, which contradicts the statement issued by Halite, which implies third party interference was the cause.

This means there are many other old brine wells, which could at any time suffer a similar blowout.

This is vitally important because Halite’s electricity supply, the access road and the pipeline linking the proposed gas storage scheme to the National Transmission Service will cross this area.

Yet Halite does not intend to change anything, and will submit its scheme to the infrastructure planning committee by the end of this month. I would deem that irresponsible.

Howard Phillips,

vice-chairman,

Protect Wyre Group

WE now have a think tank’, sponsored by Tessa Jowell MP, whose aim is to apply pressure via a new tax to persuade elderly home-owners to down-size to one-bedroom properties in favour of promoting ‘fairness between generations’.

Do these faceless people actually get paid for uttering this kind of rubbish? I assume Ms Jowell and her spouse will be the first to set the obvious example by moving to a one-bedroom facility?

My wife and I, both 80, own our own home, a three bedroom detached house, outright. Beware Ms Jowell, try to force us out if you dare.

IDWAL WYN JONES,

Thornton

AFTER praising Blackpool Council’s foresight in investing in the Comedy Carpet on the Promenade (Letters, October 22), Mr B Turnbull asks if there is an error – in the area containing the phrase ‘broken ear and cauliflower nose’.

I very much doubt such an apparently glaring error would pass scrutiny by a proof reader or be a genuine mistake.

Could it not just be a sort of poetical licence, as this floor covering is dedicated to comedy stuff anyway?

I feel it is just possible there could be an instance of a mixture of whimsical activity, and slight boredom by the original author of the work.

It brings to mind a similar instance of transposing I once saw in Preston, where a man left a note: PET WAINT before leaving his work.

MR K A MACKAY,

Tewkesbury Drive,

Lytham