Marvellous hospital care
I HAD the misfortune to suffer a stroke on Thursday, August 9, and was taken by ambulance to Wirral University Teaching Hospital where I was admitted to Ward 23.
On behalf of my wife and myself I would like to thank the ambulance crew who attended for their kindness and professionalism; the team in resuscitation for their prompt actions on my arrival; and finally the staff on Ward 23 for their professionalism and care.
From the consultant, through the doctors, to the nurses and ancillary staff they were unfailingly kind and efficient, and it is testament to the prompt care I received that I was discharged the following day having made a “miracle” recovery. To put it colloquially, Ward 23 is a helluva team!!!!
Thank you all on behalf of my wife and I.
Save our beach
AT LAST we are experiencing some summer weather and West Kirby beach has been crowded.
Unfortunately the area of sand is getting smaller as the Spartina grass is moving south from Red Rocks toward Riversdale Road.
This grass is not indigenous to the estuary but was introduced many years ago to reclaim land toward Chester.
As the rate of spread is exponential – some solution must be found soon or the beach will be lost and West Kirby will end up like Parkgate together with the mosquitoes.
In the summer months the beach is a great attraction and benefits West Kirby business.
Act soon before it is too late.
THE Tour de France, the London Olympics, the Velodrome – cycling is on the up!
Consider therefore my disbelief when I came upon an elderly lady and her equally elderly blind husband picking their way along the bridlepath between Heswall and Parkgate.
They weren’t lost, as the lady said “we would rather take our chances with the horses than with the cyclists” – a sentiment I and lots of dog walkers echo.
The council needs to give the cyclists their own fenced-off cyclepath so a sense of order and safety can be resumed and a very serious accident can be avoided.
RE the health and safety of the general public on cycle lanes.
I spend a lot of rime in my car due to my career and my family life and have to adhere to strict traffic regulations to which I fully understand and agree with. We have a speed limit of 30mph on main roads and in some areas 20mph especially in busy residential areas.
I am a dog owner and live very close to Egremont promenade and take my dog daily onto the prom and where possible keep my dog off the bike lane, to which the general public also maintain.
With the regeneration of New Brighton we have seen a welcomed increase in visitors along the promenade both walking and cycling.
However the cycle lane is of growing concern to myself and visitors as I recently discovered there is no speed limit for cyclists.
After a recent near miss with a cyclist I approached Merseyside Police for advice, to which they concurred that there is no speed limit. Not all dogs are leashed, not all children are aware and not all cyclists stick to the cycle lane.
How long do we have to endure this before a serious incident occurs? Surely something can be put in place to slow these idiots down. They are not at the Tour de France!
£125 for a tree
IN RESPONSE to M Walker’s letter (News, August 8) re the benefits of trees, it is a pity that Wirral Council does not seem to agree.
Earlier this year some of the trees on our road were removed completely from the pavement verges. There was nothing wrong with them as far as anyone could tell.
We have recently been in touch with the council about replacing the trees along the road, but they say they have no budget for this.
I find this peculiar, as the council would charge us £125 for each tree. We would have happily paid to see the trees back along the road, despite the fact that Wirral should have plans in place to replace any trees that they remove as a matter of course.
I am in the process of writing again to Wirral to press the issue. Without plans to replace trees when they are removed (often unnecessarily) the council will leave the Wirral completely bereft of trees in the long term.