Show club your support
QUOTING the words of a Premiership football chairperson: “Come on, let’s be having yer” to the club’s fans . . . What is wrong with the football public of Birkenhead and Wirral?
Our team has been in the top three all season; last week’s game saw just over 5,000 fans at the match, we have the second lowest match fees in league one – is it not time you came out and gave Ronnie Moore’s team the support it deserves?
To the Tranmere directors: why on earth have you got the camera platform in the lowest stand in the ground? I know the crowds are not big but the national cameras will be watching us closely until the end of the season.
To WBC, the council name is being highlighted more and more across Britain (and further via Sky). You are getting low-budget publicity, think twice before pulling the plug on sponsorship.
A Tranmere season ticket holder,
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Have your say
I HOPE that all those who object to the cuts Wirral council has been forced to make because of cuts to their budget send their protests to where it really matters – the Government.
They can do this by signing the e-petition with the following details:
“Stop Cutting Council Grants & Empower Local Communities” HM Government e-petitions http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/
AUDREY MOORE BA(Hons),
ARE you concerned about Wirral health services?
If you are, come along to a public meeting at the Lauries Centre, Birkenhead tomorrow (Thursday, January 31) from 7-9pm.
Since the Health and Social Care Act was passed last summer, increasing numbers of people are concerned about its ultimate effects. The NHS is about healthcare, not a business.
Dr Phil Jennings, chairman of the Wirral Commissioning Group and Dr Alex Scott-Samuel of Liverpool University and the Liverpool Public Health Observatory will be present to answer questions. Further printed information will be available there. All Wirral MPs have been invited. No need to book, just turn up.
Law already clear
RE: 20mph zones: What a stupid proposal.
The law is already clear, you should drive in accordance with the conditions.
For example, there are many twisty country lanes which are single vehicle width and the speed limit is 60mph, but to drive at this speed would be dangerous in fear of meeting oncoming traffic round a blind bend.
The same applies in a built-up area, just because the speed limit is 30mph it may not be safe to drive at 30mph.
You should reduce your speed according to the conditions as in a narrow side street with cars parked either side and where there are children out and about to drive at 20mph may be considered excessive.
What happens if a side road with a 20mph limit is clear, residents may be out at work so there are few if any parked cars. If there is clear visibility, why do you have to crawl along at 20mph?
Responsibility should be shared with pedestrians. If people took more care and children were taught better road sense then there would be a less likely chance of someone placing a foot out into the road without first looking properly.
A 20mph speed limit will not stop the inconsiderate. They will simply ignore it and continue to drive at whatever speed they want to, knowing that such a scheme can not be properly policed.
The money spent on introducing 20mph areas would be better spent on education. You can’t legislate to protect everyone – we are already a 90% Nanny State.
Call for delay
I TOTALLY agree with Maureen Wilson about delaying the National Grid power line drilling at Leasowe.
I hope the contractor has been informed and can see her logic.