THE £10m funding announced for Blackpool (Gazette March 26), leaves a bitter taste, because all those people who, during incredibly difficult times, don’t go off the rails, don’t turn to crime, don’t turn to binge drinking or anti-social behaviour are the unsung heroes.
At least 90 per cent of those who stand to benefit are those who, when offered drugs, didn’t say no, or thought that drinking would make their problems go away, or took their anger out on their partner or other members of decent society.
Money itself will not correct these ills as all of these problems stem from a weak and/or poor attitude.
Of course this funding scheme receives the support of Blackpool Council which itself is guilty of mugging landlords through the farcical selective licensing scheme.
Whoever said we live in a democracy?
The money would be better spent improving the lives of decent people to ensure we retain a decent majority.
Being a delinquent, drug addict or mugger appears to pay.
The social services, police and courts have seen to that.
DID you ever serve on board any of the light fleet carriers, HMS Bulwark, HMS Albion, or HMS Centaur?
Our Association - the HMS Bulwark Albion Centaur Association - is open to anyone who served at any time on these ships.
We send a magazine three times per year and run events including our annual meeting and social, sea trips with HMS Bulwark and anniversary commemorations at home and abroad.
While our ‘home port’ is Portsmouth, last year we were at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, for the AGM/social.
This year we will be at the Royal Beach, Southsea, on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
We also sponsor sea cadets from our affiliated Sea Cadet Corps on three training ships - one sail, two motor.
Membership is all of £8 per annum.
Enquiries to Leigh Easton, Glenmoray, Hayford Place, Cambusbarron, Stirling FK7 9JX, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.bulwarkassoc.co.uk.
WELL said Pauline Wilsdon (Letters March 23).
Charlie Cairoli’s place is on the Promenade.
My late father worked as a limes man at Blackpool Tower Circus so we looked forward to our visits and loved Charlie.
Please, please think again.
MRS SHELAGH HALL,