ON Wednesday, April 1, my rabbit was stolen from me.
It is a black rabbit with white paws. The cage also got stolen – it says Twinkle’s Cage with a red logo on one of the cage doors and has lots of stickers on it.
We fear that Twinkle may have been thrown somewhere such as in a bin or a ditch.
Whoever stole my rabbit also tried to steal my guinea pigs. Though they didn’t, they did tip the guinea pigs cage upside down, but my guineas are OK.
Also my bird feeder and my bird table were damaged too.The bird feeder was pulled down and the bird table was knocked over.
I am nine years old and I am called Chloe. I still do not believe that someone would steal a child’s pet.
Chloe Robshaw (aged 9)
Time for new politics
IT matters not what the gender or colour of an MP is, but it is their commitment to their constituents that is paramount.
These days we are plagued by the blight of the professional politician who knows no other trade than the double speak and spin of modern politics and no other loyalty other than to one’s self.
These people of all parties do not see politics as a cause, but only as a career opportunity and voters a stepping stone to material gain and power.
They will always do what the party tells them to even when it is blatantly against the interests of the voters because it is with the party machine that they must ingratiate themselves to get ministerial posts and other perks.
They will climb on the backs of the electorate and milk the system for all they can get even while the voters suffer and have to tighten their belts.
They know of no ideology other than their own self and the big business interests of which all political parties represent.
It is especially sad that the Labour Party which was built on the sacrifice of ordinary people should come to this, having been taken over by Blairite infiltrators despite the warnings many of us issued years ago.
Now ordinary people need a new party to represent their interests, not those of the corporate elite. One where MPs are selected because of their experience in the workplace and life and receive only the average wage of a skilled worker and have their expenses, accounts and work vetted by independent community representatives.
Sadly, we have to go back to the beginning, write the Labour Party off as a lost cause and, like the 1880s, start to build a new party from scratch – one committed to its beliefs and which will not succumb to vanity nor self.
Radical Action Network
Average speed cameras
I READ yet again about another crash on Wakefield Road in Lepton involving only one car.
How many of this type of accident must happen before the council realises that it is speed in excess of the limit that is likely to be the cause?
Are the majority to yet again be penalised by the minority?
The simple answer is to install average speed cameras all along Wakefield Road from the end of Greaves House Terrace to the Mining Museum.
The speed limit could be increased in the right places back to 60 mph this would give 24/7 policing of this road. I cannot understand why our local council thinks that the only answer to any accident on our roads is to reduce speed.
Fifty years ago people travelled faster in cars which stopped more like a boat compared to modern cars. To see that the majority of drivers are good law-abiding people the council should go to Waterloo when the traffic lights have failed.
Instead of great queues of cars, the traffic flows far better than when the lights are working.
So come on councillors, move with the times and use some modern technology that’s available to you which targets the minority and not the majority of your voters.
‘Arrogant’ square facelift
FOUR men, each armed with a shovel, a communal bucket and a collection of forms to fill in, have set to work on bringing Kirklees’ vision of a mediocre St George’s Square into being.
I do not envy them their task. They are being asked to complete an unnecessary renovation, started by a redundant Tory council and a firm in administration.
If it were not so depressing and destructive for the town, it would be amusing.
It is not, of course, amusing for anyone who cared about the impression our town made on visitors or for the council taxpayers.
We, the underwriters of Kirklees, are being asked to endure cutbacks at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, cutbacks in education and a reduction in council services both at the Civic Centre and in the suburbs, yet we are picking up the tab of the arrogant decision to destroy a jewel in the town’s appeal.
In its place we shall have a lump of coal, gifted to us by those elected to preserve the town!
When the square is finished in time for the 2012 Olympics it will not be fit for purpose.
It will not be attractive, it will not be easy to navigate and it will cut off businesses from visitors.
I feel the council should apologise to the electorate.
Andrew Scott Crines
Toilet distress for pupils
I AGREE with the concerned parent from Crow Lane School concerning the removal of toilet rolls from the boys’ toilets.
The school was wrong to say it had a lot of support when most of the parents did not even know about these measures until it was brought to their attention by reading it in the Examiner.
It’s high time Crow Lane got its act together and sorted out the children causing these problems and stopped punishing the others as I know it is causing them much distress.
Another concerned parent
Thanks for kindness
CAN I through you paper please thank the two very kind ladies who stayed with my father-in-law and looked after his wife after she fell by the college in Huddersfield last Tuesday afternoon (March 31).
The family are really grateful for their kindness on that day.
If you helped him please contact features at the Examiner on 01484 437761 as we would like to thank you personally.
Rachael and Colman Coyne
Can Barry do it?
THE comment from MP Barry Sheerman on the national curriculum (3 April) is hardly news.
For decades schools have been heavily burdened by Government documents indicating both what and how to teach.
Heaven help the teacher who cannot handle Powerpoint presentations – the salvation of pupils’ future ignorance.
Mr Sheerman may well be an influential MP, but will he be influential enough?
Horse muck anger
I WRITE yet again re the horse droppings on Derwent Road in Honley.
Over the weekend we have had to endure a seemingly endless parade of horses, riders, and associated droppings.
But they have now taken to using the pavements as well.
Derwent Road is the most convenient link between Bradshaw and Meltham Roads, but something needs to done to stop this filth littering our road, being spread all over our cars and in wet weather being sprayed on pedestrians.
When the riders are asked to take the droppings home with them, all you receive is verbal abuse.
I know that Kirklees Council has already spoken to one stable owner. I feel that now more enforceable action is needed – maybe giant nappies or a man walking behind with a bucket and shovel!
This problem is not insurmountable it has been solved by other councils.
Fears over immigration
SOME weeks ago I read the following snippet of information in the Examiner.
“People moving here from other countries will form nearly 40% of new households in England in the next 22 years, figures show.
“Between 2008 and 2031, immigration will lead to an extra 99,000 households every year. Immigration will also be the biggest single factor driving household growth, the data revealed.’’
Is that it then? Do we just sit back and let it happen? Are we powerless to prevent this prophecy coming to fruition? We are constantly being told that we need more housing in this country with the prospect of green belt land being sacrificed.
I find the whole idea chilling. I wonder why the Government does not get the connection?
Elsie M Eva