HOW do the public feel, Cllr Phil Davies? (Wirral News, September 12).
How about disillusioned, disenchanted and disheartened to read in the paper that the council is going to launch yet another consultation on the services we sort of don't mind you getting rid of. Yawn.
All this so you can tick the box which says yes, we asked people what they thought. Not that many replied in the grand scheme of things but hey, let's go ahead and do it anyway because now we have a mandate.
It's ironic that the questionnaires are being handed out in libraries. People power saved them the last time Labour needed to save a bit of cash but I can't see how they won't be affected this time.
I just hope one of the options will be cutting the size of the council. I'd rather have my local library than the councillors in my ward I never see unless it's election time.
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I'M WRITING this letter hoping that Jimmy Clark or his sister will read this.
We met swimming for the over 60s in the Concourse, West Kirby. We talked and noticing my Welsh accent, he said a few words in that language. I replied in that vernacular.
He had been evacuated to Wales during the war and had learned a bit of Welsh.
I asked him where and he said Cerrigydrudion, which funnily enough was my home village. He then related facts and names of people I'd known, such as staying with a Mrs Betty Watson.
Recently, through an intermediary, I have news about the lady he stayed with, she is now in a home in Ruthin and has attained the good age of 97.
She is still very articulate and remembers Jimmy and his sister well. She has fond memories of them both. As we grow older and nostalgic, we remember things in life that bring back fond memories.
Our lost gold
IT NEVER ceases to amaze me how selective our MP can be as regards economics (Eagle's Eye, Wallasey edition, September 12). Angela Eagle states that the Government should follow the Labour Party's advice and bring forward investment.
It is not surprising that no government could bring forward any additional spending in view of what the previous Labour leader did with the UK’s economy.
In 1999-2002, he sold 395 metric tons of gold at an average price of $275 an ounce. Today, the price stands at $1,749 an oz. We now have one of the lowest levels of gold reserves in our history. Ms Eagle, please accept responsibility for the state we are now in.
I WAS interested to read your article about the building of a park and ride car park by Birkenhead North train station.
I remember seeing the houses off Beaufort Road being demolished in the 1990s and wondering what would happen to the land. At the time, I remember hearing promises about regeneration and how the area would be improved for the better.
Of course, since those days our economy has been damaged by recession but the question remains – a car park?
I suppose people with more knowledge of these things than myself will say beggars can't be choosers but still, is this really regeneration? I fear that was forgotten in the mists of time.
How sad that we seem to have given up on this part of Birkenhead ever being more than wasteland or cement, all laid to make it easier for people to leave the area. Am I alone in thinking this?
I FEEL compelled to write this letter as all to often I hear tales from disgruntled and frustrated local residents regarding their experiences of Arrowe Park Hospital.
However, last weekend my father was given a slim chance of survival after suffering a particularly severe bout of pneumonia after a risky but necessary major vascular surgical procedure.
The intensive care and high dependency staff could not have done more to help him, and the rest of the family. Their decisive actions and exceptionally high standards of care resulted in my father making what can only be described as a miraculous recovery.
I do not envy the things that these dedicated, and highly skilled staff have to deal with on a daily basis, and the life changing/saving decisions that they must make. However, I will always be thankful that we have them!