ON Tuesday me and the wife set off on our usual morning constitutional – up Church Lane then onto the Heath Road at the back of Colne Valley Specialist Arts College, me just limping along behind her just chatting and enjoying the beautiful Colne Valley countryside.
Then low and behold a local had decided to dump loads of rubbish at the side of the road.
There must have been 10 bags of what appeared to be the contents of old grow bags.
The culprit had gone to the trouble of actually emptying the bags. If only he had dumped them higher up the banking they would have eventually become part of the landscape.
Maybe the person had a bad back or was just bone idle.
Anyhow, we carried on ambling along the road until it joins Blackmoorfoot Road and there the person had dumped a couple of black bags containing cuttings from a fir tree hedge.
So, once again ambling along onto Gillroyd Lane where we found the black bags he had used for the first dump site scattered all over the road.
It’s obvious the fly tippers involved was using a motor vehicle of some sort so why on earth didn’t they just take their rubbish to the local tip at Meltham? I can’t imagine what sort of person despoils the countryside when we have such easy access to free local tips.
So if anyone saw someone loading about a dozen bags of earth type material and two bags of fir hedge cuttings into their vehicle please give Kirklees a buzz and grass them up, in total confidence.
Help the environment and grass up a fly tipper.
Take them to court
EXECUTIVES of Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, have admitted to American senators that staff at its global subsidiaries laundered billions of dollars for drug cartels and terrorists.
HSBC’s actions have allowed Mexican drug cartels, which are responsible for the murders of thousands of Mexican people, to launder billions of dollars of drug money.
The drug trade in Mexico has descended into a civil war which has led to the deaths of over 40,000 people in under a decade. If this wasn’t bad enough, HSBC helped a Saudi bank linked to al-Qaida to shift money to the US.
People in Britain should be demanding that bankers at HSBC be arrested and put on trial for criminal activities that contributed to the deaths of thousands of innocent people. If any Examiner reader walked into Tesco and stole a bottle of water they would be arrested and, quite probably, prosecuted. Why should the bankers be exempt from justice?
Sadly, it appears that all that will happen is that HSBC executives will get a telling off and they will offer the obligatory apology and the whole criminal episode will be swept under the carpet.
It all goes to confirm the old adage that there is one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. That’s justice for you in modern day Britain.
Soldier was volunteer
SOMEBODY remind Ian Brooke that Aaron Wilkinson was not conscripted to go to war.
He joined the army and armies go to war!
Remember this decision
WHY is it one supermarket is wanted on a very busy road close to Holmfirth centre (not to mention also a busy junction of Huddersfield Road and New Road going up to Netherthong) and Tesco gets knocked back yet again on a less busy road?
Voters want to remember this next time these councillors knock on their doors or push leaflets through letter boxes wanting votes. Vote for someone else and put new life into Holmfirth.
Not everybody has cars and the bus service is very poor.
Where do the objectors do their shopping? Probably a supermarket.
It’s OK as long as it isn’t on my doorstep attitude,
Back to the future
I READ that our MP Barry Sheerman has called on the Government to upgrade the rail industry sooner.
He is reported to have quoted in the Commons the economic mastermind that is John Maynard Keynes.
Now this makes me giggle. Why does an MP from Huddersfield have to tell Government that there is a brilliant solution that is nearly 100 years old?
I’m just a post graduate with little experience and knowledge of economics, but even I, a low earning working class background man, knew that this idea of macro-economics will solve the problem of the ‘recession’.
Dogs die in hot cars
REGARDING the letter by Christine Craven, I have been campaigning for many years about dogs in cars and have had several run-ins with people – mainly women usually wearing light summer clothing – and have had the same response as you got.
They don’t like being told and as for it not being your business, it everybody’s business if you see an animal suffering. I had some posters copied that state Dogs Die In Hot Cars and if I don’t see the person I put them on their windscreens for all to see.
Still head coach at club
I AM the chairman of Stainland Stags ARLFC and write to inform you that Jamie Bloem is still the head coach at the club along with ex Huddersfield and Halifax player Danny Fearon.
Your statement in the Huddersfield Examiner “until recently was player-coach for amateur club Stainland Stags who play in The Pennine League’’ is incorrect.
J G Ellis
Chairman, Stainland Stags
Bag a charity bargain
KIRKWOOD Hospice’s 17 charity shops located throughout Kirklees selling ladies, gents and children’s quality clothing are a vital part of fundraising at the hospice.
In 2012 it will cost Kirkwood in excess of £12,300 every day to provide its services. With over 80% of this amount coming from their generous supporters – people like you – your support is vital in helping Kirkwood continue to care.
To maintain these services the hospice is asking you to support their local charity shops and take time to browse around the network of shops. Thanks to the generosity of their donors they all have some great ‘summer’ items on offer at the moment.
By supporting your local hospice you can bag yourselves a bargain for your holidays at the same time.
Shop locations can be found on the Kirkwood Hospice website at www.kirkwoodhospice.co.uk
Kirkwood, the Hospice for Kirklees, cares for local people who face life-threatening illness, for example cancer, late stage heart failure or severe lung disease. Based in Dalton, the hospice cares for people throughout the Kirklees area, including Batley, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Mirfield and Holmfirth. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, all care at Kirkwood is provided free.
Retail Development Manager
Run for Meningitis UK
WE would like to ask any of your fitness-minded readers to run for Meningitis UK in this year’s Run To The Beat which has become one of the largest and most popular runs in the country.
Full support will be given and everyone who participates will receive a free running vest or T-shirt and a handy information pack including hints and tips on how to prepare for the event in London on October 28.
Meningitis UK has a single focus – to find a vaccine to wipe out all forms of meningitis. Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease.
Our Search 4 A Vaccine Campaign aims to raise £7m to fund research into stamping out all forms of meningitis and associated diseases.
Contact Emma King on 0117 303 3345 or email emmaking@meningitisUK.org for a sponsorship pack.
Events Fundraiser, Meningitis UK