Cancellation is rubbish
I AM appalled at the cancellation of Wirral’s refuse collection services which has never happened before, well at least not in my 59 year life span.
What makes it even more disgraceful is the fact that we now live in a technological age and for a vital service to be cancelled is a sheer disgrace.
Every resident of Wirral this April has got to be due to a 30% reduction in their council tax in view of this cancellation.
It is of no use Councillor Rennie, stating that they are working with Biffa, and that they are getting there, this is of no use when the service should never have been cancelled in the first place.
Anyone else in the world who defaulted on their contract to supply would have been sacked for their mismanagement.
At least with the previous contractors, although they were probably not perfect they never missed any collection from homes.
It is my view that all the trouble with refuse collections began when Streetscene came on the scene. None of the services have ever run well since their conception.
The one that obviously has failed the most is refuse due to this department's failure to supervise, monitor and penalise contractors who fail to meet their contractual agreements.
I WAS very upset when I heard of the closure of Cole Street Primary School, Birkenhead.
It will be a terrific upheaval for parents and children having to find new schools because, on principle, a lot of parents will not be sending their children to Cathcart Street School, as this is where our councillors are expecting them to go.
Three generations of my family have attended Cole St and my two great-granddaughters still attend today.
I can't understand the mentality of our councillors.
Cole St is a good, solid building, a landmark within our area and recently celebrated its 80th birthday.
Be careful Cathcart St and pupils – if the council carries on by 2012 you could all be in the same predicament as Cole St staff and pupils are in today.
MRS DOROTHY BIRCH
I WOULD like to thank two men.
Although they were on their way to work on Sunday December 5, they stopped to help my husband, when he slipped on the icy pavement and was very confused, due to him banging his head.
One of the men called me, rang for an ambulance and stayed with my husband until I arrived.
My husband sustained a fractured skull but is now making a good recovery. If it had not been for these two men and an off-duty nurse, it could have been very different. We would both like to thank you again for your thoughtfulness in stopping and helping. Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Mrs Kathleen Pote,
WIRRAL Lions Club would like to thank everybody who supported them on their outings with their Christmas Float during December 2010.
The generosity of Wirralians is truly amazing and the magnificent total of almost £9000 was raised, which will enable the Club to continue to support many local deserving individuals and causes.
The club also expresses its thanks to ASDA, Bromborough, Gordale, Sainsbury's Upton and Tesco Bidston and Heswall for the use of their premises for collections and for continuing to support Wirral Lions Club and the work it does both internationally and locally.
On behalf of President Alec Roberts and all club members very many thanks and a happy new year to all.
Bring in wardens
YOUR correspondent notes that Wirral issued only one penalty for dog fouling in a period when Liverpool had issued 581.
I suggest that our council should hand responsibility for penalising dog fouling to the firm which issues parking tickets.
You might resent these people if they give you a parking ticket, but they do the job with remarkable diligence AND they were not deterred by the bad weather of November and December.
C J Lord