Gritting must begin at home!
I WAS absolutely appalled to read that Liverpool Council had run out of salt for gritting the roads and had “borrowed 30 tonnes from Wirral Council”.
I live in Grange Mount, not an A road admittedly, but certainly used by at least one bus company and it seems (as it leads directly on to Charing Cross), a busy route for taxis and other traffic.
In nine years I have witnessed and reported numerous collisions outside my house, the most recent being last week, caused again by ice and snow.
Not once in nine years have I seen a gritter in our road! I am sure the owners of the two vehicles that collided last week are as thrilled as I am to hear our own council values the roads and cars of our neighbours in Liverpool over and above its residents.
I JUST wanted to thank the land owners in Thurstaston who have allowed people to sledge on their land opposite the entrance to Church Farm.
My children are seven and nine and have never seen snow like this or had the opportunity to go sledging.
We looked all over for a hill and finally found people sledging in this field so a big thank you.
You made my children’s time off an enjoyable experience.
I AM writing on behalf of my father Nick Tennent of Penkett Road, Wallasey.
While he was out walking his dog on Wednesday January 6 at approximately 7am he was walking on Rake Lane when all of a sudden he slipped and fell hitting the pavement with such force that he broke his arm in three places and also broke his hip.
I would like to thank the kind motorist who stopped to assist my father and called paramedics.
If he hadn’t seen my father I dread to think what could have happened in the freezing conditions.
Once again a huge thank you to whoever you are. My father is now in Arrowe Park Hospital awaiting two operations.
WE would like to thank the residents of Thingwall Road, Irby who from 1pm last Tuesday were all out of their warm homes helping drivers try to negotiate the sheet of ice that was Thingwall Road.
They came to our assistance at 7pm as we could not drive up the hill towards our home.
They helped push our car to safety and even offered us a warm drink. They did this for all drivers who were unable to climb the hill.
We do not know at what time they eventually went back to their homes but they were all marvellous and what community spirit. Thank you all so much.
COLIN AND SUE FOSTER
Why do we pay?
NO gritting of icy streets to be seen in West Kirby and no bin collection since December 29: disgraceful.
What do we pay council tax for?
THE VILELA FAMILY
Cats are pests
CAN I ask why cats are allowed to make a mess in absolutely anyone’s garden – including mine! – yet if I let my dogs foul someone else’s garden I would be in trouble and receive a rather hefty fine.
Please does anyone know of any surefire ways of stopping these pests from making a mess in my garden? Personally I think it is so unfair that I have to tidy up after other people’s animals who are left to roam as they please.
How do others feel about this problem?