REGARDING the cutting back of the Illuminations, I agree with Pat Mancini, they are the life support of Blackpool’s holiday industry and must be preserved.
Instead of cutting back, they should be improved upon. I am fully aware funding is a problem, however the council waste money. Why were the Illuminations on again last week?
Also, why do we pay for advisors like Laurence Llewelyn Bowen?
Why not use the talent in the art department at Blackpool and the Fylde College? We have full time council officers on fantastic salaries who then bring in all sorts of advisors at extra cost to do what they are paid for.
St Martin’s Road
HOTELIERS’ stark warnings over lights cut backs are also a concern to local residents too but while hoteliers are up in arms over their annual lifeline income, I don’t see any ideas or financial support to rectify the situation.
No mention of hoteliers creating an ‘Illuminations Fund’ of any sort by coming together similar to the Grand Theatre perhaps as ‘Friends of the Lights.’
Many hoteliers and stores do contribute to this spectacular free show every year but many don’t, including numerous businesses who reap the benefits of an extra two months of trade.