BEATRICE WAS A REAL SAINT
BEATRICE Stocks, of Cowpe Farm House, Bury Road, Rawtenstall passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 (Obituaries May 25).
She was a great survivor. She fought off breast cancer, ongoing serious heart condition and stroke.
She never smoked but got lung cancer. I thought she will fight it off and pull through. But sadly she died of lung cancer. She was a kind, caring and concerned person who reached out to help people who needed help.
She helped many vulnerable people who had no one to call for help. Living alone I had great difficulty in coping. Whenever I needed help she was always there and willing to help. She will be missed. She leaves two sons, Rupert and Adam and husband Alan. May she rest in peace in heaven.
Beatrice was no ordinary person. She was of a special mould. There are not many like her. Helping people gave her great pleasure, too much was never too much to her.
I used to call her SLB - St Lady Beatrice, she used to laugh at this. Dr Anthony Nixon Flax Close, Helmshore
WE STILL WANT ANSWERS
IN response to The Scribbler’s article (‘Seven key questions need to be asked over Empty Homes scandal, Scribbler May 25), may I add that the Conservative Group on Rossendale Council will continue to press vigorously for a full independent inquiry into how £5 million has been lost.
True, there is an ongoing police investigation which has now lasted three and a half years but the bill is still rising.
May I remind the Scribbler that the £5m includes a ‘contribution’ of £300,000 from other councils in East Lancashire for whom Rossendale was operating the scheme - a figure we regard as just not good enough!
The Conservative Group proposed that a full financial report be sent to all residents with their council tax demand.
This was voted down by the Labour group and was defeated. So much for openness, transparency and local democracy. Coun Brian Essex, Councillor for Helmshore and leader of the Conservative Group, Rossendale Council
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
I WOULD like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for me, the Worsley Ward Independent candidate, in the recent election, also a special vote of thanks to the electoral team involved.
We didn’t change the “status quo” this time, but people are starting to realise that the sterile Labour / Conservative system does not serve the public well.
Things have to change. Granville Barker via email
●● This week’s Big Picture is a view over Bacup in the downpour we got on Friday evening, June 1, submitted by Bacup Camera Club member David Greenwood. Email your images to firstname.lastname@example.org or add them to our flickr page at flickr.com/groups/rossendalepics