FROM being a Town supporter as a young boy with my father up to the present day – now over 50 years – also organising trips to away games from our public house before retiring in May 2005, I just say I was absolutely disgusted with the performance against Hull City last week.
Lack of effort, abysmal display from the team.
Going back to the first game at Cardiff last year, featured on TV although losing 2-1, I thought we had a real chance of promotion with their efforts. How wrong I was.
Unfortunately, I cannot get to as many games as I would like to due to illness, but on this occasion I think I did the right thing be seeing the game on TV.
If I was still doing away game trips, I think with performances like this my supporters would have dwindled to a mere handful.
So come on Town and remember our nickname the “Yorkshire Terriers.”
Let’s get it back together again.
Ex Red Lion
Changing a name
REGARDING the story Pick of the Pork Pies in the Examiner.
How can a man like Andrew Jones speak for his new firm A J Pies and Pasties after dodging a fine and costs of £375,000 imposed on his old firm Andrew Jones Pies Ltd?
His old firm went bust after one of his staff was killed and others were injured after an oven exploded.
The fine was subsequently imposed for health and safety breaches.
Surely its morally wrong for people like Andrew Jones to go bust in a business then start up a new one in almost the same name, dodging the debts incurred from the previous business.
A natural need
HUGE sums of money are spent on protection of human rights for terrorists and big criminals, yet for the ordinary people of Kirklees the basic human rights for their body needs are denied by closing the public toilets in the villages, especially for the more mature people who have to use them more frequently.
I have witnessed big rambling groups passing out of beautiful villages congregating at the public toilets. Will they be forced to primitive ways now?
I talked to a regular user of Holme village toilets and he was surprised when I mentioned that the toilets are not frequently used.
He said that to his knowledge it is not true and that it is baloney.
Don’t blame store
IN reply to Tess North’s letter on April 3rd regarding Meltham being quiet on Easter Sunday when the Morrisons store was shut.
Question 1: How long has she lived in Meltham?
Question 2: Where does she shop?
Question 3: Does she travel by car, bus or foot?
I would like to point out it is not just Holme Valley people who come in cars to Morrisons but Colne Valley people and people from Honley and Thurstonland too.
It is not just Morrisons to blame for the sheer volume of traffic throughout streets in Meltham, just modern living!
AS a former pupil, parent and grandparent of Colne Valley Specialist Arts College I’m shocked at the recent events and the way in which teachers and, worse still, the governing body have accepted this doubtful at best Ofsted judgement.
I fully accept that the halcyon days under heads Butcher, Rolfe and Newton are long gone, but I firmly believe that Carol Gormley was guiding the ship back into calmer waters following the problems she inherited from the previous incumbent.
It seems clear to everyone that someone in high places had decided that the school needed to be made an academy, that Ofsted should go in a couple of days before Christmas and that Ms Gormley should be the scapegoat, to the detriment of the staff, parents and, worst of all, the pupils.
Can someone please tell us why the governors have stood back without any comment and allowed this flawed decision to be accepted seemingly without even a whimper?
SAD AND BEMUSED
I HAVE to thank Conservative MP Jason McCartney for reminding me of a word that my granny used to use which I haven’t heard used for a while.
In his question in Parliament a few days ago he referred to ‘mitherers’, a term he used a month ago when he blocked me from following him on Twitter.
The only thing I may have been guilty of was sending a couple of tweets which included #jasontory and therefore I leapt on to a ‘passing hashtag bandwagon’.
The definition I found in the Penguin English Dictionary is to make a fuss or pester somebody.
I have been called quite a few things in my time, not all complimentary, but I quite like this one.
I’m more than happy to make a fuss when I think it needs making.
We can no doubt be grateful to the mitherers who persisted in trying to keep the children’s heart surgery open in Leeds.
And all the mitherers who work tirelessly in the community to raise funds and give their time without financial reward so they can provide things like Meals On Wheels and many other life enhancing services in our Big Society.
I’ve done quite a lot of mithering in my time and hope to carry on for a few years yet but if Jason doesn’t like being linked to #jasontory then I’m sorry but there’s no getting away from the fact that is what is.
A great writer
WHAT a year so far as deaths go.
The World of literature has lost my own personal favourite writer, the great James Herbert, who died at the early age of 69.
I was hooked on his books since the first novel Rats and I’ve read most of them ever since.
James Herbert was England’s answer to Stephen King. He was the greatest horror writer England has ever had – or will have.
Paying for a visit
‘DOES anyone really believe that it costs £6 for a pee or that council staff stood outside public toilets and counted people entering, or that the council has made significant savings by closing the loos?
The truth of the matter is that the bulk of the costs of closing the toilets will not be saved, and in actual fact only a small saving will be made. This is because the lion’s share of the cost is staff and transport and both will be retained by the council.
So, for example, if New Mill toilet cost £12,000-a-year to operate, the saving on the closure is less than £2,000.
The toilet at Holme village has been saved and I’m sure the new operator will do a much better job than the council did and the running costs will be a lot lower. Councillors David Sheard and Peter McBride may one day need to use a public toilet and then they will realise that these facilities are needed and actually if they’d given it a bit more thought they could have kept them open and kept the costs down.
But that requires initiative which other councils have but Kirklees lacks.
Clr Nigel Patrick
Holme Valley South Ward
Beating the snow
I fully re-iterate the comments by Elsie M Eva (Tuesday, March 26) and say a huge thank you to Kirkburton News and Ben Smith, our milkman who delivers from Ingbirchworth (when everyone else is warm and cosy in bed) for their excellent service during these very adverse weather conditions.
But what happened to Royal Mail who did not made a delivery to our house on the A629 main Huddersfield to Sheffield Road for a week?
I AM writing to say a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Joshi and family at Lockwood Newsagents.
In this awful snow and all winter they have worked so hard to see that everyone gets their Examiners. We do appreciate what you do for your customers.
Customer of Hanson Lane