Letters - June 3, 2014

Coun Joan Greenhalgh at Little Marton Mill.
Coun Joan Greenhalgh at Little Marton Mill.
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Coun Joan Greenhalgh

Blue plaque

The Friends of Little Marton Windmill would like to say how sorry we are to lose our president, Coun Joan Greenhalgh, who was a supporter of the mill for many years.

She was often seen on opening days (prior to her illness) manning the door as a greeter, come rain or shine, chatting to our many visitors.

There has been much support over the years, especially in the 1980s when the mill had a total refurb, and among the supporters at that time was Coun Maxime Callow (who like Joan did, still calls it her mill) and the engineer Paul Lucas. In fact, all our previous Mayors and Mayoresses still like to revisit on open days.

These people, among many others, will not be forgotten when we proudly put up our Blue Plaque, and become officially on Blackpool’s Heritage trail. Not before time!

Shirley Matthews

Vice-chairman and events officer for the Friends of Little Marton Windmill

Primrose Avenue

South Shore

Pavilion theatre

Make history

At the moment, I’m wondering why Blackpool Council, the Winter Gardens and the National Lottery are looking at turning the beautiful and unique Pavilion Theatre into a dusty old museum at a cost of £21m (Gazette, May 27).

Surely, if the Heritage Lottery Fund is prepared to supply that sort of money, then we should look into returning the Pavilion Theatre to its former glory?

It would make a great hub for Las Vegas style showpiece theatre, such as stand-up comedy, magic acts, variety shows, etc.

The Pavilion Theatre should be providing entertainment and making history, not storing it.

Craig Parnell

(By email)

Vision for health


Thank you to all those who have helped to shape our 2030 Vision for Health and Care in Fylde and Wyre.

Over the past six months, we gathered feedback from thousands of local people, and I am very pleased to be able to share with you the final document which incorporates the comments we received.

The document describes many of the challenges we face, and how we aim to tackle these with partners to meet our aspirations for local health services.

We recognise 2030 is 16 years away, and that our environment will undoubtedly change.

However, our vision will guide us to where we need to be, and will inform our planning over the coming years. You can view the 2030 Vision document, as well as the outputs from the engagement exercise, by clicking on the ‘2030 Vision’ link on our website: www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk.

If you would like to receive a hard copy, email enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk or telephone 01253 956400 to request one.

Dr Tony Naughton

Clinical Chief Officer

Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group

Village becoming town

Homes row

I see Fylde Council has yet again approved the building of 42 more homes on Chain Lane, Staining (Gazette May 28).

Potentially, this means an increase of 100 more folk and 80 more vehicles on the roads, which through Staining are already congested at peak times.

The school is already at capacity.

This is on top of the homes that are planned ( if not already agreed) with the Newfield Jones development.

Staining is no longer the village that was and should be, thanks to councillors that just nod their heads and say yes yes yes!

It seems to be goodbye village, hello town.

Kev Hill

(By email)

Targeting old folk

Watch out

I want any old aged pensioners who use a walking stick to be on their guard.

It seems there is a new breed of low life about who target old people who have to use a walking cane.

They steal the cane so the victim cannot move, and then they grab their wallet or bag with a purse in it.

These people are the most vile people in the world and should be put away for a very long time.

Margaret Crawford

Ashfield Road


Lozenge helped star sing!

Good show

I had the pleasure of attending the Gareth Malone show at the Opera House and thoroughly enjoyed it.The four rows in front of us were empty, and before the performance of the Firemen’s Choir Gareth came and sat two rows in front of us.

He had said on stage he had a cold, and hoped his voice would last, so when applause was given, I got up and gave him my packet of Fisherman’s Friend lozenges.

The whole show was excellent.

Mrs J.Geddes