Letters - January 21, 2013

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With some species already extinct, our bees are dying.

Our best hope to protect them could be to persuade the government to ban the pesticides that harm them.

This week, a report from leading scientists confirmed a specific pesticide poses a real danger to our bees.

This could be enough evidence to force the government into bringing in this vital ban, but the chemical giants who make these pesticide will be lobbying against a ban.

Together, we can outweigh the lobbying pressure of these big companies.

If enough of us contact our MPs it will prove protecting our bees is an issue thousands of us care about.

If hundreds of MPs demand the government review its decision, they are more likely to take notice and ban these harmful pesticides.

Can you help by telling your MP about the new evidence and asking them to demand our bees are protected?

Governments across Europe have already banned these particular pesticides.

They are willing to stand up to the chemical companies who make them, now we need the UK government to do the same.

Standing up to protect our bees isn’t a decision about party politics.

Most MPs won’t want to sit around doing nothing while our bees are in real danger.

But we have to prove to them it’s the right thing to do and it’s an issue voters care about.

Together, let’s take a stand against the chemical giants and act now to save our bees before it’s too late.

Email your MP now.


First Avenue,


PLEASE, please, please can someone do something about the clock in Cleveleys centre.

It has been the wrong time for months.

Does nobody care?

Do none of the traders care?

What must visitors to our town think?


Henley Avenue,


BLACKPOOL’S free breakfast scheme has been tested elsewhere.

The test scheme I found seems to have ended up as a political football, and is now scrapped.

Parents are responsible for their children’s welfare, the state should not have to feed our youth.

What about providing an evening meal as well?

It is clear some children in Blackpool are left to fend for themselves by their criminally neglectful parents, but the parents need to be made aware of their responsibilities, and if the parents are incapable of proper parenting then, sadly, Coun Blackburn needs to put the children in care.


Oxford Road,

St Annes.