Letters - September 13, 2012

Remembrance Day ceremony at Blackpool cenotaph.'Youngsters lay their school wreath.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'13-11-2011
Remembrance Day ceremony at Blackpool cenotaph.'Youngsters lay their school wreath. PIC BY ROB LOCK'13-11-2011
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The leaves of autumn are falling, and the red Poppy of Remembrance is starting to bloom.

It is that time of year when we start to remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and give sincere thanks to those who returned.

The Royal British Legion is the nation’s foremost ex-service charity, and it needs your help. It is now 91 years since the Legion’s formation for helping our heroes, and it is still helping all those to come for help and assistance – both young and old.

It is essential we raise the money necessary if we are to continue to give that help and assistance. Never more so today, with our servicemen and women engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Legion needs help in all areas of Lancashire, including the Fylde coast. Will you be our hero and give one hour or more of your time to help this very worthy cause? There are lots of ways you can help. Go on, give it a go, you’ll enjoy it.

Please get in touch on (01772) 745839, or the Poppy hotline 07884 253848. Thank you in anticipation, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Poppy Appeal co-ordinator Lancashire

Aldous Huxley’s brave new world is here in Blackpool. In other words you do what we tell you, we know best!

The council and NHS Blackpool claim consultation took place for the planning process. Only between themselves, certainly not with the public.

So on what right do they claim there is overwhelming public support for smoke free parks? No wonder the chairman of Friends of East Pines Park resigned after 12 years at the helm. NHS Blackpool’s claim to protect children from smoking in parks is nonsense.

What damage occurs with open air smoke, which dissolves in seconds? Car fumes or festering dog mess do much more harm. It is pure intimidation. It is certainly not “all together now”, as they claim on their grotesque signs.


Gill Court


As an animal lover, I was horrified by what had happened to the lovely cats attacked, but what worries me also that if these evil people are not caught soon they could do more evil things.

Please readers – if you know these people who have tortured these cats, then come forward, let them be punished.

What a sad world we live in.