For whom the bells don’t toll
WITH reference to the Bishop of Chester calling on Wirral to join in a mass ringing of bells in honour of England and her patron saint on St George’s Day.
I listened in vain on the evening but all I could hear was a deafening silence. Could the PC brigade be involved here?
I would like to commend the management of the Sherebens public house for their efforts in observing the day. It was great to see the flag flown and to hear the patriotic music.
It was a jolly good show!
MR D.S. MARTIN
Drop the speed
IN supporting Ian Gilmour's letter last week regarding 20mph speed limits.
Currently around 260 people are killed on the roads of Britain each month plus around 20,000 seriously injured, sometimes disabled for life.
Speed is very often a contributory factor in road death and injury. Having seen what the death of a child in a road accident on the A41 can do to a family, I would support a 20mph speed limit in the built up areas of Wirral.
This may be inconvenient to some but if it prevented one future death it would be worth it.
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Fools on the Hill
I WOULD like to know why nothing is being done about the scum who are burning Bidston Hill to an inch of its life.
I adore Bidston Hill, and think it's a local gem, but some thugs are painting their 'gang' sign all over it; setting fire to large areas; cutting down trees and excreting on pathways.
Every time I go up there, there is more damage. Is it not illegal to walk around with a chain saw?
It's a shame the parents who are constantly moaning about child car park spaces (which are meant to be for babies and toddlers, not eight-year-old children you keep in the car to nab the space) can't keep control of their offspring once they hit 12-plus.
And, if the people who are terrorising our woodlands are older than teenage, they are even sadder than I imagined.
The police should be up there at night sorting this out and making arrests.
Decent people can no longer use beauty spots in the evening through fear.
All so helpful
THREE weeks ago I had an accident in the Iceland store in Moreton, cutting my leg rather badly.
I would like to say a big, heart-felt, thank you to the two ladies that helped me until a paramedic arrived.
Also, the young man who used his mobile phone to call for an ambulance and the staff at the store who were very helpful and considerate, thank you to them also.
When there is a need there are always Good Samaritans to come to your aid.
MRS J ROBERTS
Walk for us
THE annual charities’ Wirral Coastal Walk takes place on Sunday, May 23.
You may be a walker or wish to support a friend or relative, but as yet undecided which charity to help.
Wirral Action for Animals are looking for more people to join them walking for Compassion in World Farming (CWF).
This is a long established campaigning organisation to improve health and welfare standards for our farm animals as well as our public health.
For more information, please give Maureen, the local contact at CWF a ring on 0151 334 2289.
WELL done, Geoff Holmes (Signs of information, Letters, April 28),Š I will attempt to 'tell you the object of the two signs approaching New Brighton Promenade'.
When these 'warning' signs were new I telephoned Highways to complain.Š My enquiry was as to why they were so huge and an eyesore, also why were they sited almost 'on' the promenade.
ŠI was put though to a man who said it was his position to switch these signs on and off.Š They were to give warnings of events, tidal surges, and to stop drivers entering the promenade.
Š I politely pointed out that both signs were too close to the promenade and should be sited further away.Š This would give drivers the chance of an alternative route. It became obvious that the 'gentleman in charge' had no ideaŠ where his precious signs were actually placed.
It all boiled down to 'health and safety'. SeeminglyŠso long as the public is informed then any claims, for example, sea water damage to vehicles, is no longer the responsibility of the Council.
When I did ask how anyone sitting at a desk, somewhere, knew that waves were breaking over the sea wall, the reply was that he 'looked at the weather report'.Š
On the occasion Mr. Holmes was warned of high seas by the police perhaps a very important person had not looked at that weather report, or perhaps they were on holiday.
Wind of change
RE: Proposed wind farm in Thurstaston.
When thinking of wind farms, solar panels etc I recall the saying: “Green ,Clean and very profitable.”
As regards wind turbines huge profits are being generated for the manufacturers ,the constructors, the repair and maintenance contractors and of course for the farmer or other site owner.
Who meets the bill for all this?
You do not have to ask - the taxpayers as usual.
In any event, as public money is involved, the wind will blow in the wrong direction.
We will all have our views on wind turbines, etc, but the fact is that theses renewable energy sources are financially uneconomic (and in the case of wind turbines a hideous blot on the landscape).
We are paying, of course, for the failure of successive governments over the past 20 years to build new nuclear power stations.
Make it slow
WHALEY Lane in Irby should be reduced to 20 mph, then drivers who use it as a cut through may stick to 30 mph.
Many a time drivers are at speeds up to about 50 mph down Whaley Lane. Fortunately, I don't have children to worry about but there are a lot of pensioners in this area and pets.
Whaley Lane is residential, no crossings and a bend near Pensby Road making visibility poor to pedestrians trying to cross the road.
It is used as a main road by most motorists so can become very busy.