Could fans help boost Tangerines?
Having seen my first BFC game in 1952, I think it is time to offer our ailing club some much needed help.
I have recently ‘enjoyed’ a total knee replacement operation but have been working hard in the gymnasium and expect to be in prime physical condition by the time pre-season training commences.
I feel certain that I could do a fairly good job at left back as long as I’m up against a geriatric winger and don’t have to turn too quickly.
I am available on most days though I do like to see my chiropodist every second Tuesday and prefer to pick up my pension at the post office on Thursday mornings.
As long as my hernia problems don’t re-surface ,I’m sure I could be a major asset to the Tangerine resurrection.
Please inform Mr Oyston that I’ve pre-booked a coach trip to Bridlington on Saturday December 5 but can confirm that I am free for selection on all other weekends.
PLANS FOR HOUSING
It is apparent that Wyre Council cares more about the pockets of developers than they do about protecting the interests of those who elected them.
Wain Homes plan to decimate our countryside by building up to 600 houses on green fields in Thornton, and Wyre Council are leaning over backwards to help them do so.
It is now almost 12 months since the application was lodged and it still hasn’t reached the planning committee despite the statutory timescales which state that developments like this should be decided in 13 weeks.
The next planning meeting is June 3 and it is a good bet that Wyre Council will continue to allow Wain to avoid that committee meeting and prevaricate until they can overcome the objections by Lancashire County Council highways and the highways authority let alone the 800 plus objections.
It is important that people make their voices heard.
Wyre planners thumb their noses at the electorate by saying only the objections on traffic grounds are of any importance .
More than 800 people who have registered objections obviously count for nothing as do the hundreds who have signed petitions against the development.
The planners also refuse to take into account the cumulative effect of other developments in the area on traffic schools and medical services despite repeated requests to do so by the Highways Agency, LCC Highways and Members of Parliament.
It is important that they are made to think again.
You can do this by writing to your councillor, your MP, the County Council Highways Dept and the Highways agency.
Don’t let Wain win because of apathy.
The shocking article in The Gazette titled ‘Shock after deer drowns on seafront’ made me think.
I hope if I got into a serious situation in the sea like that poor animal, I could rely on the Coastguard and Lifeboat to get to me a little quicker?
I know an animal like a deer would not be easy to handle but it was not that far offshore at that point.
HOW BIG WAS LIDO?
Being in my eighth decade, I enjoy your features and articles on Blackpool’s past, but it saddens me when they contain considerable inaccuracies.
My memories of the Lido may be dim, but I am certain it was not more than twice the length of a standard (50m) Olympic pool! (Gazette, May 19).
I remember it as quite small, more on the size of the old Lytham Baths.
The size you quote – 376 ft by 172 ft – is so large that the only thing it would seem likely to refer to is the plot on which the building sat.
GARDENS OPEN DAYS
We are one of seven major national healthcare charities who are all beneficiaries of the National Gardens Scheme.
Since 1927, the NGS has given away more than £45m to deserving charities like ours.
Their impressive funds are raised by visitors paying to attend around 3,800 gardens in the UK, where they can also buy plants and enjoy home-made teas – an incredibly creative way to raise enormous donations year on year.
On June 6 and 7 more than 400 gardens will open their gates across England and Wales for the National Gardens Festival Weekend.
We urge everyone to visit a garden during the Festival and throughout the year – find one near you at www.ngs.org.uk
Chief Executive Parkinson’s UK