Stay with your chil­dren

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I AM amazed that mother Ash­ley Dodds from Sal­ford would com­plain about a restau­rant accidentally serv­ing her child a al­co­holic drink but think it is per­fectly ac­cept­able to leave two 10-year-olds in a busy city cen­tre restau­rant whilst the par­ents go out­side for a cig­a­rette!

A mock­tail menu is not aimed at chil­dren, it is for adults who do not want an al­co­holic drink, but the mis­take would not have hap­pened if the young girls were not left alone in the first place.

If you re­ally can’t stay with your chil­dren through­out a meal be­cause a cig­a­rette is more im­por­tant then don’t take them into restau­rants, or give up smok­ing. Mrs Jones Ir­lam

Sort out your web­site

WHY does Sal­ford coun­cil not of­fer a cus­tomised ver­sion of the app ‘My Coun­cil Ser­vices UK & Ire­land’, which gen­er­ates re­ports of anti-so­cial ac­tiv­ity, gives con­tact de­tails of of­fi­cials and lets you pay any­thing from li­brary fines to coun­cil tax.

Sal­ford coun­cil’s web­site is very user un­friendly and shows one that the coun­cil thinks rate pay­ers are a nui­sance.

It makes it ex­tremely dif­fi­culty to ob­tain any use­ful in­for­ma­tion.

So come on Sal­ford, get your act to­gether . Dr Martin F Seely, Wors­ley

Side step the prob­lems

PAR­TIES are keen to tell us what are the im­por­tant is­sues, but only re­peat time and again their over-sim­pli­fied mantras, dodg­ing chal­lenges and sidestep­ping prob­lems.

Why don’t our can­di­dates talk about in­ter­na­tional is­sues of poverty, un­fair trade, cli­mate change and eco­nomic jus­tice?

The back­lash from th­ese is­sues are fun­da­men­tal and will dic­tate what any gov­ern­ment can and has to do.

To re­ally get the mea­sure of can­di­dates, see what they say about is­sues that have few votes and will cost them sup­port or evoke the hos­til­ity of the tabloids.

●●Ash­ley Dodds with her 10-year-old daugh­ter Den­non, who was accidentally served a cock­tail VIN­CENT COLE

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