I WOULD like to say what a lovely evening my daughter and I had on Friday, watching the last of the World Fireworks Championships, and the Illuminations on the new Promenade.
The weather was perfect and felt more like we were on the continent.
The Prom was heaving with people walking up and down, and all the cars driving through the lights.
Because people are constantly slating the lights and the Promenade, I was surprised to see all the thousands of people, as you get the impression no-one comes to the town anymore.
Well, the detractors should have been there on Friday.
Well done to all the staff in the Lights department.
You have put another brilliant show on, despite all the cuts and the bad weather we have recently endured.
SOMETHING needs to be sorted out with this town’s poor excuse for a bus service.
My wife and I were waiting for a number nine bus from 9.30pm on a recent Saturday. Not knowing what time it was due, as there is no timetable at this stop, we continued to wait.
By 10.30pm, there were eight people now waiting for a bus. The bus finally arrived at 11.05pm (which I believe was the 11pm from Cleveleys and the last bus of the evening).
During this time, four number sevens went by, two number threes, a number four and three number ones.
If the 10pm number nine was taken out of service for whatever reason, why couldn’t one of the others mentioned have been re-routed to take its place, as the practice is in London and other places?
What else concerned me was that there was a young girl standing there for the bus from about 9.30pm on her own on a dark night when parents could have been expecting her home at a certain time.
If timetables have to be reduced then so be it, but, with what’s left, please let’s try to make them run on time or in this case run at all.
GIVE the people of Blackpool a glimmer of hope.
Ditch the lights for laser shows shown at set times during the week.
Get the most out of our existing structures, such as bands playing on the headlands, with other street entertainment such as fire throwers, stilt walkers, street dancers and free running.
There is so much Blackpool could offer, because the people are intelligent, talented people. Colleges, schools, churches, groups for young and elderly could be involved. We just need to think outside the box and, if we all pull together, we can make Blackpool spectacular.
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