I AM pleased to hear local councillors are interested in forming a Parish/Local Council (Examiner, June 15) if our residents agree.
I myself am in favour of a Brighouse Council for three reasons:
Firstly, elected members will be unpaid so candidates are likely to be genuinely interested in our well-being rather than personal financial considerations.
Secondly, a truly local council would give us a concerted and collective voice which would carry influence within Calderdale Council.
And thirdly, we can attract grants which would otherwise be unavailable.
I am a member of a group of like minded people researching this project but will need some public support before a public vote can be taken.
I WONDER when the council is going to make it easier for people to recycle Tetra packs – the cardboard ones that all the drinks come in nowadays.
On the side of them, it always says, ‘widely recycled’ and yet, the only place to do so is the main recycling collection sites which are miles away from my home in Lindley.
Not everyone has the convenience of a car and you can hardly take sacks full of these things on the bus – which would be two buses from my home.
I don’t even drink cow’s milk, but I have fruit juice in these cartons as well as soya milk, and it often feels like half of my black bin rubbish is taken up by these cartons.
Couldn’t Kirklees Council provide at least one container locally to collect them?
Especially now that there are kerbside collections of glass, which are certainly popular in my area (proving that we are indeed a nation of boozers). So, surely we don’t need as many bottle banks.
Disturbing the peace
RECENTLY I have discovered the wonderful conservatory in Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park, a haven of peace and tranquillity, within 10 minutes walk of the town centre. Or so I thought.
Twice in the last week I have visited the conservatory to have my peaceful meditations disturbed, by barking dogs.
Although I realise people like to use the park for exercising their dogs do they really find it necessary to take them into the conservatory?
Also as the café serves food in the conservatory is it legal to allow dogs other than guide dogs onto the premises?
Continuing the dialogue
I SEEM to have upset one of your readers by calling myself ethnically Irish.
Anyone who knows me will realise it was said very tongue in cheek. There is a little bit more fun in life being thought of as Irish
The whole point of my letter was to point out that, even if you disapproved of monarchy, the Queen is a very popular figure and the focal point of the British nation.
The Irish have come to an amicable settlement of their differences and agreed to disagree. Ireland has only been united under the rule of Britain.
The present solution allows the Irish Republic citizens to slip over the border to obtain their alcohol supplies and British subjects to get cheaper petrol. A perfect agreement!
The Commonwealth I agree has very little influence on our trading position but the club itself lends itself to a gathering of friends and like minded people to further their mutual interests.The Queen has done a great job keeping the dialogue going.
I was moved by the members of the Ahmadiya Muslim community celebrating the Jubilee with vigour.
They appreciate the religious freedom afforded by Britain when they are persecuted harshly in Pakistan. Surely something to cheer about?
The Queen, and the royal family in general, give a lot to bring together the many nationalities and religions that make up Britain.
Even a hard hearted Republican would have to admit, there is an element of good in them that somehow warms the heart of most Britons.
The link is pink
PLEASE may I use your Letters column to help me with my search for Pink Car owners, to join the fifth annual Pink Car Rally, which will take place in August.
Referred to as ‘The Big One’, the rally will travel the length of Britain, to raise awareness of the Little Princess Trust, a small charity which gives ‘real hair’ wigs to children throughout the UK.
We have split the route into six (daily) legs and we are inviting pink car owners to join us for as few, or as many, legs as they want.
We will leave John O’Groats on Tuesday August 14 and arrive in Land’s End on Sunday August 19. We will travel during the daytime, to ensure we are as visible as possible and there will be pre-arranged lunch-stops, where families can come to see the pink parade.
The route can be found on www.pink-car-rally.com and updates regarding stopping places will be added to our Blog, and our Facebook page, as they are arranged.
Hair-loss at any age is a traumatic experience, but particularly so for children.
The ‘real hair’ wigs which the charity gives to both girls and boys are fabulous, and can be styled just like their own hair.
We have set a fundraising goal for this year’s rally of £10,000 and donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/sali-gray-2012
To help us achieve that target, we are also running a ‘Special Pink Raffle’, which has the support of celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford, who has kindly donated a ‘Couture Cut’ and a Goody Bag of his products, for the lucky winner.
Raffle tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased via www.justgiving.com/specialpinkraffle
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) at the end of 2011 there were 7792 pink cars on the UK roads, so the potential pinkness is incredible.
If you, or anyone you know, own a pink car, please contact me for more details.
The aim is that after ‘The Big One’, many more families throughout the UK, will know who to contact in the sad event that any of their children might lose their hair.
Volunteer FundraiserLittle Princess Trust
No receptive enough
SO THE new 4G mobile network (Examiner June 15) may cause interference with Freeview digital TV, received through an aerial.
I doubt that many of us in Quarmby will be bothered by that, as here, we cannot receive 3G, let alone 4G.
The best we can hope to receive is 0.0G.
Happy pets, please
THE summer holidays are quickly approaching but sadly for some pets it is the worst time of the year.
Every holiday season, FOUR PAWS receives reports of animals that have simply been abandoned by owners who have not made arrangements for their animals to be cared for whilst they are away.
Many pet owners do not realise that under the Animal Welfare Act they have a legal responsibility to ensure the welfare of their animals and to provide for their pet’s needs as does any person whom they choose to leave them with.
There are a number of options to ensure a pet is cared for when you are away.
You can leave them with friends or family, have a pet-sitter or take them to a reputable boarding establishment in or around Huddersfield.
So please make sure that whilst you are having a great time, your pet is not having a holiday from hell.