HOW long are we going to tolerate the fiasco going on at Ridgeway High School involving the suspension of the best head teacher the school has ever had (Wirral News, October 17)?
There is great concern in the community from parents, grandparents and pupils that this lady is being treated disgracefully.
Her personal commitment to Ridgeway has raised the profile and standards of the school to the centre of excellence it is today, as well as the links she has built with the community.
The delay in dealing with the allegations has done no credit either to the school governors or the local authority.
Ridgeway High School needs strong and focused leadership, particularly at this time when the new build is near.
As a grandparent of a student at the school, can I please urge all the community to get together and show support for an outstanding head teacher.
As a group we had a voice when the local authority wanted to close the school and they were forced to listen. It is once again our time to stand up and be counted.
This appalling state of affairs has lasted from the middle of August. How slow can Wirral go?
Please make your views known to your local councillors and get together to decide what further actions to take. Ridgeway deserves the leadership of Pauline Roberts.
Short cuts lack vision
IN RESPONSE to A Smith’s letter “Let The Developers In” (Wirral News, October 17), I just don’t get it. Why would anyone dream of littering what green open space we have left in Wirral with yet more houses?
We should all be grateful of the countryside we have on our doorstep and after all its what makes Wirral such a desirable place to live.
It must be very tempting for Wirral Council to dig up the countryside and fill it with houses considering the financial burden it is under.
However digging it up as a short cut to financial growth lacks imagination and vision. It is not sustainable to develop on green-belt land, nor is it sustainable to allow suburban estates to sprawl out into the countryside.
And before you ask – no, I don’t live in west Wirral, I live in Bebington and I respect and enjoy our peninsula’s countryside and open landscapes.
Put people first
THE time fast approaches for all our councillors to show their true mettle and do what is right for the people of Wirral.
Time to put aside the politics and nonsensical theatre which has become the way our local government seemingly operates.
Time to put aside their self-sustaining “not on my patch” mentality when major issues and informed decisions have to be taken.
Time for councillors of all parties to call a truce on their differences and work together in doing what is right and proper for the common good in these difficult times of austerity.
Put people first in your decision-making. Care and protect the most vulnerable members of our society – the rest of us have to take it on the chin and get on with it.
Councillors, do your moral duty on behalf of all residents of Wirral. In you we put our trust.
Walk this way...
THE Wirral Footpaths and Open Spaces Society works to protect, restore and establish public rights of way in the Wirral peninsula.
Most recently its persistence paid off when after 12 years determined work with the Ramblers, the Twelve Quays walkway was opened as a public right of way.
Up and running since 1888, the society will be celebrating its 125th anniversary next year. Merseyside’s oldest surviving countryside amenity group? We’d love to hear from any challengers!
ANYBODY out there recognise my plight? You require a tradesman to, say, decorate, fix plumbing, whatever.
He/she calls to assess the job in hand, gives you the cost involved, arranges the day to do the job, and lo and behold you don’t ever see him again.
Baffled? So am I.
It’s no wonder Polish tradesmen are getting all these jobs. They turn up when arranged, do the job and go. Result!