I WELCOME the letter from the publicity officer of Blackpool Against Cuts (Gazette Letters, January 10), which allows me to underline the reasons why the Prime Minister came to Blackpool.
First and foremost, it was a visit welcomed by the nursing staff as proof of the great progress Blackpool Victoria is making in terms of advancing the Prime Minister’s agenda in nursing.
The hospital was not picked out by chance – but because of the great job their nurses were already doing.
Secondly, speaking to nurses after the visit, they very strongly welcomed Mr Cameron’s visit, felt it was a mark of praise for their hard work, and were proud to have been able to welcome him and discuss matters with him.
I certainly don’t think they felt insulted or patronised, as the correspondent suggested. We should be allowed as a community to express pride in our nurses, as so many who write to me do.
Paul Maynard MP
Blackpool North and Cleveleys
It is not a crossing that is required on St Andrews Road North, near to Sainsbury’s, but a blanket ban on anyone parking on the double yellow lines.
Blue badge holders park on the double yellow lines from the zebra crossing near to the junction with The Crescent, opposite the taxi rank, all the way round to the police station. This not only restricts the flow of two-way traffic, causing many near misses, but also obstructs the view of pedestrians making it very dangerous to cross the road.
Banning any vehicle from stopping here is a simple, cheap and effective solution for everyone.
What on earth does a disability and equality consultant co-ordinator, Disability Hate Crime Network – he must think it’s relevant to have it included in his title – Stephen Brookes, find wrong with someone asking people to remember other charities? (Gazette Letters, January 10).
C Taylor said nothing at all that was negative about Donna’s Dream House. On the contrary, he said it should be supported.
He only reminded us all that there were a lot of charities out there that needed our support and, while Donna’s Dream House has had a terrible loss, the physical damage should be covered by insurance.
So, while our hearts go out to Mr Curtis for the emotional pain he is going through, hopefully they will be on their feet very soon.