Letters - July 26

Speed camera on Eastway, Fulwood
Speed camera on Eastway, Fulwood
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SPEED cameras should be scrapped altogether.

They do not give a fair representation of what anyone’s speed is over the entire length of any road. A snapshot at a mere 30 metres, or whatever distance they cover, doesn’t prove anything.

If you insist on monitoring speed, then an average for that entire length should be taken, the driver should have at least two warnings and be fined on the third then no-one can claim cameras are being used as a cash cow.

Alternatively create a series of ‘rumble’ lines across the road so when the speed limit is exceeded, the car makes a sound from the tyres until the driver slows down

Every driver is furious at these cameras, many have driven for years without incident and then to be fined £60 for a mere few miles per hour over is infuriating.


Jubilee Way,

St Annes

I WOULD like to thank the pupils and teachers at Palatine Community Sports College in Blackpool for making me feel so welcome during my visit on Friday July 15.

It was a real delight to see the children get so involved in Sky Sports Living for Sport, delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, and hear from the kids themselves just how much of a positive impact the initiative has had on their lives.

In my role as athlete mentor for Sky Sports Living for Sport, I am privileged to meet with young people, like the pupils I met at Palatine Community Sports College, and share in their journey towards achieving their dreams and ambitions.

I congratulate the students for their hard work, and urge them to keep focused on achieving their goals.

Physical education does so much more for kids above and beyond improving fitness levels, and the pupils at Palatine Community Sports College showed me how true this is.

Our session encouraged them to see how they can apply life skills they learn in sport, such as focus, confidence and respect for rules, to other areas of their lives.

With the right attitude they can achieve anything they set their mind to. I came away feeling really inspired.


Ex-women’s world Thai-boxing champion and athlete mentor for Sky Sports Living for Sport

IT’S very sad children are living in poverty (Gazette July 18), but much of it is because of parents who have no intention of getting a job.

They live off benefits, which are spent on cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.

They can’t get up in the morning to see to their children, to give them breakfast, clean clothes and take them to school.

I bet these parents have a mobile phone, Sky TV and X boxes etc.

If they got more benefits, it still wouldn’t be spent on the children.

It doesn’t cost much for a loaf of bread and a bottle of milk.

(Name and address supplied)