THE problem of litter on our streets is set to continue because there are some parents who refuse to teach their children to do the right thing.
I recently witnessed three mums with their youngsters slurping on slushy ice drinks, walking along Bebington Road. One of the little girls finished her drink and just dropped the plastic cup on the ground.
I pointed this out to the adults and the response was “oh so what. Why don’t you pick it up for her then?”
So it seems there are some people in our community who want the rest of us to clean up after them while maintaining an attitude that it’s OK for their kids to break the law.
I know this isn’t exactly the crime of the century but sadly yet another example of the decline in social and moral values.
I THINK all the hospitals here on Wirral are fantastic and we should commend them.
Patients come from as far as the Isle of Man and Ireland to get treatment at Clatterbridge and Arrowe Park.
I had to go to hospital with a suspected stroke one Sunday. Within two hours I had an MRI and CT scan and received the results back from Walton Hospital. That to me is a testament as to how good and efficient they are, which you wouldn't get that anywhere else.
I think people forget how good they are because we are on the peninsula. The hospitals here are marvellous.
MRS LYNNE ROBERTS
Set in Stone
YOUR recent article (July 4) about a Viking marriage at Thor’s Stone on Thurstaston Common calls the stone Thor’s Rock.
This is quite incorrect! For almost 150 years the stone has borne the title Thor’s Stone, a name used by both learned historians and by small children of countless generations climbing its rough-hewn sides.
It would be sad to lose a century-and-a-half of lore and legend through the modern misuse of the name.
Long live Thor’s Stone!
KENNETH J BURNLEY
This is nannying
IN response to James Wright’s letter (July 4) regarding wearing cycle helmets, all research in countries which have made cycle helmets compulsory shows an increase in both the frequency and severity of injuries to cyclists following compulsion.
In the UK, it has been shown vehicles pass more closely to cyclists wearing a helmet and many injuries are exacerbated by wearing a helmet. There is no research indicating that cycle helmets reduce the risk of injury.
We are already inundated by unwelcome intervention into our personal behaviour. If Mr Wright insists on adding to this excessive nannying perhaps he could restrict his observations to subjects of which he has at least a rudimentary understanding.
Tidal the option
HAVING read the letter No To Wind Farms on the Your Views page (July 4), I find myself asking the question “would you rather have a nuclear power plant on your doorstep?”
I know which out of the two options which I’d pick. As we are an island nation, how about tidal power, and not just on the coast? We have many rivers where this could be an option.
All options to generate power have plus and minus points, and if they go wrong have unthinkable consequences. And things can go wrong no matter how remote. Just look at Japan in the not-so-distant past.
Covenant is vital
THE Armed Forces Community Covenant, signed this week by council leader Phil Davies and Mayor Gerry Ellis, will, I hope, go a long way in providing our servicemen and their families, past and present, with the care and support that has been missing on a local level.
All too often we hear in other councils how soldiers, injured in Afghanistan or Iraq are denied the opportunity of adequate council housing and other essential services as they are not deemed to be a priority. This is just wrong.
I am glad that Wirral Council has now shown their commitment to our retired Armed Forces personnel. I hope other councils in the North West take note and follow the leading example set by Wirral.
UKIP Wirral MEP and deputy party leader