DOG owners warned after sheep are mauled (September 14) Julie Hyslop: Why can’t people be more responsible for their actions? Eileen Hallworth: I always put mine on leads, not just for crossing farmland but going near to it. Dogs can smell livestock from miles away and if they’re gonna go after sheep no matter how well you think you know them, how obedient you think they are? They’ll go and they’ll get there long before you. Damage done. Lindsay Jayne Riley: My dogs are terrified of sheep so not too much of a problem for me, but she’s always leaded when livestock are around anyway. Anita Black: So irresponsible. How would they like it if anyone attacked their dog?
PLANS to build 69 homes near an Oswaldtwistle primary school approved (September 21)
Michelle Everett: This is at the bottom of my avenue. Makes no odds to me because the sheer amount of cars parked on that road is hideous. It makes it difficult to get out of Central Avenue and they turn a very busy road into a one lane nightmare. Let them build. I’m all for it. Donna Briggs: Positive there is appetite for this kind of development in Oswaldtwistle, but on green belt land? Surely the priority should be to develop former mill sites? Janet Francis: I understand that the six-figure sum is to be spent in either Knuzden or Rhyddings Park. How that compensates the children of West End, who are losing their playing space, I don’t know? Ken Moss: Section 106 money isn’t spent immediately and it isn’t necessarily spent in that area because otherwise certain areas would never get any improvement as they don’t have any land to develop. You don’t just blow all the money simply because it’s there, you don’t know what’s coming up in future. Peel for example has no land of any kind to develop beyond a green area on Cedar Street so they will never generate any S106 but section 106 money from other areas was used towards The Coppice to good effect. It’s all relative, it’s just a case of seeing the bigger picture