Letters - September 24, 2013

Hundreds of people who use Bourne Way playing fields in Thornton, from football teams to dog walkers, gathered on the fields to protest against plans to build homes on the land.'Protesters gather with local councillors Andrea Kay (left) and Penny Martin, who have put aside their political differences to join forces on the campaign.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'1-8-2013
Hundreds of people who use Bourne Way playing fields in Thornton, from football teams to dog walkers, gathered on the fields to protest against plans to build homes on the land.'Protesters gather with local councillors Andrea Kay (left) and Penny Martin, who have put aside their political differences to join forces on the campaign. PIC BY ROB LOCK'1-8-2013
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Wyre roads and houses

Enough?

It’s great news for the South Fylde, getting a new link road to the M55 and for Blackpool an extension of tram lines to North station.

However, in Wyre the difference couldn’t be greater.

We have a council intent on grid locking and flooding the area with water as well as cars with irresponsible house building – and all they do is spout rhetoric about dog dirt and engage in puerile politics with opposition councillors in the letters column of The Gazette.

Peter Gibson knows what the number one issue is – congestion.

Not just the A585, but Fleetwood Road, Lawsons Road, Hillylaid Road, Victoria Road, as the A585 has now broken its banks and the traffic floods down the side roads.

We can look forward to more dyke/road busting houses at Norcross, Bourne Way and Lambs Hill, but no use of the 106 provision by Wyre’s planners to elicit sums of money from developers to improve our roads and drainage.

No money has been obtained despite existing powers which are ignored to the delight of developers.

All of this as well as losing out on money for a railway restoration, which will never happen, as well as Wyre Council turning their noses up at the offer of the yellow route, but playing politics instead, and opting for the perverse blue route – a delay of another 20 years.

Meanwhile, the area is being crippled by a council that ignores the real issue (claiming it is dog dirt is just a distraction) but rubber stamps more houses for gridlocked road users to mull over.

It seems the council is pursuing a stealth policy of managed decline by planner-imposed gridlock and the economy portfolio holder spouts inane comments about protestors against fracking.

Just when will this council do something about congestion, besides make it worse?

J Davies

Fleetwood Road

Thornton

A fine establishment

Care home

I read with interest the letter (September 16) from two daughters about the care home where their mother now lives.

I have often wondered about the Langdales in Hornby Road as more than 40 years ago I visited this home in my role as a district nurse.

I always found it to be an excellent home. Keep up the good work and excellent service Langdales!

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Well mannered punks

Come back

I have to tell you about the day I went down town into Blackpool. It was absolutely wonderful, packed with punk rockers.

It was the first time I had ever met them and just could not believe how well-mannered they were.

I loved them because they treated you with respect, as if they had known you for years and was one of them.

Why can’t everybody be a punk rocker? They never stopped smiling and laughing, enjoying life to the full.

I hope they come back soon as they obviously loved Blackpool.

Margaret Crawford

Ashfield Road

Bispham


Great British Bag-athon

Support

Thank you readers for the support shown so far for Lancashire British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops Great British Bag-athon.

We aim to raise one million bags of unwanted things throughout September .

Taking part is easy, fill up one bag or many full with unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags, books, DVDs and homewares and donate to your local BHF shop.

Every bag makes a real difference in the fight for every heartbeat and could be worth £20 to the BHF, helping to fund life-saving research into fight heart disease.

If you have lots of things to donate, take on a Bag-athon challenge and raise anything from five, 10 or even 15 bags.

Ask friends and family to help you reach your target .

There’s still time to get involved. Those unwanted killer heels can help give heart disease the boot. You can even book a free collection from your door by calling 
0844 412 5000.

For more information on the Great British Bag-athon visit www.bhf.org.uk/bagathon or pop into your local shop.

Julie Clegg

BHF shops area manager


Let’s tackle the nits

Head lice

One thing which incenses me more than anything is the awkward subject of nits, mainly in nurseries and primary schools.

Surely I cannot be the only one sick to death of these vile things?

They are the bane of my life, costing me many hundreds of pounds vainly treating my children, only to have to continually repeat it as many parents simply do not see them as a problem.

Many years ago, children would be sent home with the relevant treatment and not allowed back until the infestation had gone.

I appeal to those parents who will not treat their offspring. Under the minor ailments scheme, lotion is actually free at most chemists.

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