SISU, drop the case and prove you care

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

1602: The Bodleian Li­brary at Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity opened to the pub­lic.

1674: The blind English poet John Mil­ton died at the age of 65.

1847: Drac­ula cre­ator Bram Stoker was born in Dublin.

1886: Fred Archer, English cham­pion jockey who won the Derby five times, shot him­self, aged only 29.

1932: Franklin D Roo­sevelt swept into the White House on a land­slide in the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. 1960: John F Kennedy de­feated Richard Nixon to be­come US pres­i­dent.

1966: For­mer Mas­sachusetts At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ed­ward Brooke be­came the first African Amer­i­can elected to the US Se­nate.

1967: Ra­dio Le­ices­ter, the first

BBC lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion, opened. 1974: The fa­mous fruit and veg­etable mar­ket at Covent

Gar­den in Lon­don closed af­ter more than 300 years.

1987: An IRA bomb ex­ploded shortly be­fore a Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice at En­niskillen, North­ern Ire­land, killing 11 peo­ple.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Bit­terns, a wet­land bird which was once ex­tinct in the UK, are boom­ing with pop­u­la­tions at a record high, con­ser­va­tion­ists said. Parker Posey, Jane Dan­son and Roy Wood I, LIKE all Coven­try City fans, am sick to death of SISU slowly lead­ing the club to the edge of ex­tinc­tion.

I re­fer to the com­ments made by the club’s chief ex­ec­u­tive in the match day pro­gramme last Satur­day which were re­peated in Andy Turner’s re­port (Oct 31).

The chief ex­ec­u­tive called for all par­ties to come to­gether to re­solve the Ri­coh row so that the foot­ball club can con­tinue to play at the Ri­coh Arena in the fu­ture. He knows Wasps won’t get in­volved un­til the court case is dropped, whether the foot­ball club is in­volved or not.

His com­ments painted a very black pic­ture of how the club would be af­fected if they were not able to play at the Ri­coh next year and also in­ti­mated that the club could lose it’s Foot­ball League sta­tus. It wouldn’t be Wasps’ fault.

Try­ing to di­vorce the foot­ball club from the court case and ex­pect­ing Wasps to drop their ob­jec­tions to SISU car­ry­ing on with court case I feel is to­tally un­re­al­is­tic. The chief ex­ec­u­tive surely can’t ex­pect Wasps to waive their ob­jec­tion to the court case af­ter all this time. Paint­ing a pic­ture of pend­ing doom for the fu­ture of the foot­ball club to lure them to the ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble is a long shot in­deed. Wasps are not the bad guys, SISU are.

I know, the play­ers know, the fans know, all SISU of­fi­cials know, the lo­cal me­dia know, elected coun­cil­lors and MPs know, the Gov­ern­ment min­is­ter knows, in fact ev­ery­one knows that the only way to get Wasps to the ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble is for SISU to drop the court case and prove they do care for the club and its fans. Chris Nor­man

Stoke Hill IT’S great news that the coun­cil is to back the for­mer Coven­try Avoid­ance rail route com­bined cy­cle route and walk­way.

At a time when PE lessons have been cut back as other higher tar­get pri­or­ity sub­jects steal the time and some school play­ing fields have been lost to hous­ing, never have fam­i­lies and young peo­ple needed ways to keep fit at any time since the Sec­ond World War.

On top of this, junk food, too much sugar in the diet and a ten­dency to spend far too much time star­ing into a com­puter or tablet screen is cre­at­ing a gen­er­a­tion of over­weight young peo­ple who most med­i­cal ex­perts agree will lead to chil­dren be­ing buried be­fore their par­ents in far to many in­stances, and cost us all in higher tax­a­tion, as the UK gov­ern­ment will have to in­crease NHS fund­ing to deal with this dire set of fac­tors.

The two-mile route will help both young peo­ple and fam­i­lies to all keep fit in a to­tally safe, traf­fic-free 02476 500 337 02476 500 515 02476 500 343

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Keith Perry 02476 500 307

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0333 202 8000 com­mu­nity as­set. Now is the time for cy­cle clubs and res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tions to set up a com­mit­tee to ap­ply for lottery and other grants to cre­ate a much larger sys­tem, ide­ally in place prior to the 2021 City of Cul­ture year.

The pro­posed route could be ex­tended at Char­ter­house fields to con­nect to routes pass­ing Whit­ley Tech­nol­ogy Park, head­ing un­der the A45/46 to con­nect to the in­dus­trial es­tate off Row­ley Road and the Lunt Fort at Bag­in­ton.

Dur­ing 2021 and there­after, tourists could hire cy­cles at Far Gos­ford Street and call in at the Char­ter­house and the Lunt Fort. This would mean stay­ing overnight in a Coven­try ho­tel and eat­ing out – so cre­at­ing many more jobs.

Thou­sands could ditch their cars and cy­cle to work with­out the worry of be­ing hit by a pow­ered ve­hi­cle with far fewer traf­fic fumes to clog their lungs.

Not only this but the River Sowe val­ley could have its own route con­nect­ing to the Sher­bourne route.

If any cy­cling or res­i­dents’ group is in­ter­ested in get­ting this scheme in mo­tion, email me at paul­hillock@ hot­mail.co.uk and with a suit­able re­sponse I will ar­range a pub­lic meet­ing. These two river val­ley routes will give young peo­ple and fam­i­lies no ex­cuse not to keep fit, and some two-car fam­i­lies could re­duce to a sin­gle car and cy­cle to work, sav­ing cash.

Paul Hil­lock

Stoke Green Vil­lage id­iots and other hicks Re­tain an in­ter­est in pol­i­tics Un­aware of the fal­lacy

Of a spu­ri­ous democ­racy

MPs think they serve the folk

But are in fact a corny joke

None of them know any an­swers Back down like limbo dancers Still they seek to rule the na­tion Blind to the con­cate­na­tion

It’s a series of linked events That’s made us mal­con­tents Take it with a pinch of salt Flawed sys­tem is at fault.

Jock Brown­lee

Wood End

There was a young soap star called

Son­net,

Who sported a poet’s cute bon­net, But the show was a flop

And she got the chop –

When she took off the hat and sat

on it.

Jack Kerr

Green Lane

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