Letters - May 12, 2016

ENERGYFracking leaflet is merely posturingFrancis Egan, the CEO of fracking company Cuadrilla has written to local residents to inform them that Cuadrilla would seek to drill four groundwater boreholes around Roseacre Wood.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 1:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2016, 2:21 pm
Cuadrilla, has announced two new exploration sites in Lancashire. Roseacre Wood (Pictured )in Roseacre , Nr Elswick and Little Plumpton of the A583 Preston New Road , Nr blackpool Pix Dave Nelson

He will do this because he wishes to allay residents’ fears. The fact that Cuadrilla has been refused planning permission for the fracking site and the outcome of their appeal (which will surely uphold Lancashire’s decision) is unknown, is apparently no barrier to their plans.

However, Mr Egan cannot adopt a posture of concern for residents as he marches on.

Cuadrilla refused to listen to residents’ pleas for the company to properly assess the impact of noise from its proposed 24-hour-a-day drilling; refused to assess honestly the impact on walkers, horse riders and cyclists who use Fylde’s rural lanes; refused to use best practice to measure landscape harm; and even ignored its own industry guidance which expects Cuadrilla to assess the impact on road safety of a 200 per cent increase in 44-ton, 17.5 metre long articulated lorry traffic travelling along roads where two cars passing each other must take care.

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And yet, where it is required to monitor, as in groundwater, Cuadrilla adopts the pose of responsible neighbour.

It is hard to choose which is the greater affront: the hypocrisy or the arrogance.

Elizabeth Warner

Roseacre Awareness Group


Only prayers can save Seasiders now

The phenomenon of Leicester, I can only presume, has to be from some divine intervention. I place this firmly with the fan who had so much faith as to place a £10 bet at 5000/1.

Such is the power of prayer.

If only enough Blackpool fans could have this blind faith, and pursue the power of prayer. I consider this not an option, but the only way for Blackpool Football Club.

Kevin Gooder

Clinton Avenue



Thanks to motorist who helped save dog

I would like to thank the very kind gentleman who got out of his car at the traffic lights at North Drive on Saturday, April 31 to save a runaway dog from being run over on Victoria Road West.

I do hope he succeeded as I could not park to find out what happened. I do not know the man or the dog, but he has my heartfelt thanks.

Name and address supplied


Don’t forget your pet’s ‘passport’

With longer daylight hours and an improvement in the weather, it is only natural our cats and dogs will want to be outdoors more, which only increases the risk of them straying from home and getting lost.

So, whilst it is important they are micro-chipped, which is now a legal requirement for dogs and failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £500, it is equally important they are wearing a collar and tag bearing your contact details. It is also essential the information on both is up to date, as this is your pet’s passport to a safe return home should it get lost.

It’s far better to be safe than sorry.

Josephine Harwood

Moor Park Avenue