Dog mess bad for visitors
I AM a boy of seven years.
I love to scoot to school and the library but find it impossible because there is dog poo everywhere.
I think it is bad for health reasons and for visitors that come to Southport.
Please could you ask your readers to please think of the environment and all the children in the area and please pick it up after their dogs. Oliver Southport
TAXIS BEST AVOIDED
AS a freelance racing journalist and a main contributor to The Grand National Guide, I shall be advising my readership to seek cheaper modes of transport (than taxis) to the Aintree Festival over the three days, namely trains and buses, whilst travelling in the Sefton Borough Council area.
Given the fact that most Southport taxi firms refuse to drop off or collect their passengers anywhere near the actual racecourse, makes a taxi journey far from being value and people should seek alternatives.
In 2005, most Southport taxi firms cynically increased their fares substantially during the Merseyrail strike that coincided with the three-day Grand National meeting.
That “cashing in” on other people’s misery incident has long been in the memory of local residents and returning Grand National visitors staying in the area.
We/I applaud Central Cabs stance on the matter and should they keep to the standard tariff themselves during the entire 2017 Aintree Festival, and not succumb to the tariff 2 temptation, then I am sure they will be getting ALL the Southport taxiing business to and from the racecourse. Steven Mullington
CAR PARK NEEDED
THE only way to deal with the parking problem in Cromer, and other roads near Hillside Station, is for Merseyrail to provide a car-park for the many commuters and shoppers, leaving their cars to take trains to Liverpool and Southport.
About two years ago Merseyrail applied for planning permission to build houses on their land adjoining the railway, and if Councillor Barton had lobbied his fellow councillors then, and suggested a car park, we might have had a solution. I hope it is not too late to reconsider that proposal. Ann Turnbull via email
Kelly Barton, who is registered blind, completing Southport parkrun at Hesketh Park with guide runner Simon Tobin