Park is now a disgrace
I HAVE been a visitor to Coronation park for many years, walking my dog with fellow other dog walkers.
In September/October of this year work started in Coronation Park in Greasby to lay what I think were underground drainage pipes across the grassed areas,.
Why I don’t know .... there was nothing wrong with the park to begin with, but anyway, since the work has finished, the park appears damaged beyond repair.
There are mountains of mud, pools of water and what was once a fairly decent park to visit is ruined.
I have spoken to a number of residents and dog walkers, all of whom have complained about the state of the park.
After what I assume the council has paid out to a contractor to lay these pipes, I think we should ask for our council money back, and for the company to make good the damage.
It’s an absolute disgrace and has become unwalkable.
Annoyed ex park visitor
Sail was flawed
THIS letter relates to your article about the continued support for The Sail project from the council’s Labour group, following the council’s decision not to let it go ahead.
The proposal was deeply unpopular and the decision was the correct one. The mistake made by supporters of the project was to believe that it represented “free inward investment” and that the local community was not being required to make any payment.
In fact, the project entailed the loss of a very useful car park that provides income for the council.
It entailed the loss of a characterful building (the existing sailing school) whose proposed replacement looked rather pretentious.
Councillors who are attempting to breathe life into this project leave me wondering whether they have nothing better to do with their time.
Via web portal
ANYONE living in West Kirby, or visitors for that matter, know the problems we have with parking. If, as developers say, it will bring more people and business to this great little town, tell me where oh where will they park?
You only have to live here to see just how big a problem parking is.
In Riversdale Road where I live, there are a number of properties with white lines outside their driveways and I cannot tell you how often drivers ignore them. Parking on them has caused a great deal of inconvenience, even on one occasion one neighbour could not get his car out to go to work. This would no doubt happen more and more as drivers get frustrated not being able to park in an authorised parking area.
A resident who cares deeply about West Kirby
Target tax cheats
THE consultation exercise conducted by Wirral Council over impending cuts in services was a con, designed to give the impression that there is public support when there is in fact no such thing. A number of people have pointed this out.
They are Draconian and will affect nearly everyone in Wirral. They will have a particular impact on people in much-needed public sector jobs but also on those seeking work, women, young people, pensioners, people with chronic health problems and the majority of people who cannot afford even the cheapest mortgage.
Instead of attacking the less well-offwe should be making sure that the public purse gets the £100bn that is lost every year through tax avoidance and evasion.
Wirral Green Party
Consultation special report: P16&17
Spend it on roads
THE Wirral News (November 10) had an article about Merseytravel wanting to spend many millions (the Network Rail estimate was over £200m) on the barely used Bidston to Wrexham rail line.
The News also had a letter “Car madness”. The letter ended “if we all go car mad will our trains (under the Mersey) go the same way as our ferry?”
In the real world the vast majority of people and goods are moved by road, including the Tunnels.
If there are millions available to spend on the possible electrification of an almost empty railway line, then it would be better to spend them on the roads, including converting the Bidston line from use by trains to use by buses and possibly other vehicles.
Chairman, Mersey Tunnels Users Association