Thanks for all the giving
MAY I, through the letters page, thank all the individuals and organisations that have kindly made donations to the Children’s Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital over the past 12 months.
A visit to the Emergency Department can be an upsetting experience for children, but the gifts and donations we have received have made a real difference in helping staff treat children who are in pain and distress, often turning tears into smiles.
Thank you to everyone who made a donation throughout the year and a special thank you goes to Tesco in Prenton, Sainsbury’s Upton, Cheshire Freemasons and the students of Liverpool Community College Arts Centre.
Clinical Nurse Manager, Children’s Emergency Department, Arrowe Park Hospital
CAN we please comment on your article on Mayer Hall (Bebington and Bromborough edition, December 21).
Mayer Hall has fallen into appalling disrepair over a long period of time. Until the roof was made watertight last year not a penny was spent on the building.
Councillor Jerry Williams seems to forget – or perhaps chose to ignore the fact – that the Labour Party has held the purse strings on Wirral for the last 25 years with the exception of last year when there was a Conservative /Liberal administration.
During that 25-year period Bebington has been treated as a distant relative in need of neither support or attention despite the best endeavours of the Bebington and Clatterbridge Conservative councillors.
Last year is the first time that ANY money was allocated to Bebington and what the Conservative councillors are suggesting is that money be used to preserve our heritage.
It’s what the residents of Bebington clearly want.
We take exception to Cllr Williams suggestion that the dire state that these buildings are in is somehow the fault of our administration which is the only one that has made any attempt to return any council tax money to the people of Bebington.
SHEILA CLARKE, CHERRY POVALL, PETER KEARNEY AND ADAM SYKES
Bebington and Clatterbridge Councillors
HAVING been involved in numerous near-misses on the Clatterbridge M53 junction four roundabout, I think the lane markings need re-vamping and clarifying.
They are particularly confusing when joining the roundabout from Bebington.
Many drivers drift across from one lane to another dangerously close to my vehicle, where the middle lane is officially Heswall only and the right-hand lane for the M53 towards Birkenhead.
I travel to Heswall weekly and often find drivers cutting in front of me from the left hand lane, which is for Clatterbridge Hospital and beyond, at the last moment and dangerously close.
A large sign with lane information would be most welcome, especially for drivers unfamiliar with the area.
Unilever can do it
YOUR correspondent Howard Eyeno, Meols (Your Views, December 21) has got it wrong.
It's not Unilever workers going on strike that will threaten the company's future, it's the greedy bankers and financiers that caused this global recession that threaten everybody's future.
Unilever can well afford to pay the decent pensions workers deserve. It can pay out of its £6bn profits!
And who made those profits for them? The hard work of their employees they are now kicking in the teeth.
Why should workers be penalised just because they are living longer? But the directors and CEOs are still receiving their huge wages and big pension payouts that dwarf anything an ordinary worker could only dream of receiving.
And as for the so-called “pension-pampered” public sector workers – the average pension the vast majority of public sector workers will receive will be from £4,200 to £6,500.
That’s the spirit!
I WOULD like to offer a very big thank you to the man called Anthony who returned my purse to my home, having found it in the car park at St Alban’s Road, Liscard on Christmas Eve.
I hope you and your family had a much-deserved good Christmas – you certainly made ours.
Thank you once again.