I AM not a person who normally has time or inclination to write to newspapers, however I would like the opinion of your readers on the following.
There is a very nice childs’ play area at Broad Oak in Linthwaite. For the last month while walking my dog I have picked up considerable amounts of litter and placed it in the bin provided.
Within a week the bin was full. It has been full and overflowing for the past two weeks. I have now stopped picking up litter as the next day the place is as bad as ever.
There is now broken glass, a towel, numerous plastic containers, cans, crisp packets etc. I understand it is an offence to deposit litter, but if the law is not enforced it is a waste of time having the law.
Adults are no example to their children if they just throw things on the ground with no regard for anyone or anything. When the council mower comes things get worse as the machine cuts up cans and breaks bottles so the danger to everyone increases.
Does anyone care or will it take litigation which costs us all in the long-term when a child is injured?
Bank card concerns
I HAVE a bank card which I only use for purchases on the internet. I was contacted by the bank towards the end of May because there had been some unusual activity on the card.
We went through the statement and I confirmed there were items that I had not purchased but that had been charged against my account. It was agreed that the card would be cancelled with immediate effect and a new card issued.
I received my new card at the beginning of June and registered it straight away. On June 9 I decided to check my account only to find that there were items on the account that I had not purchased. I had not even used the new card.
I contacted the card company and spoke to a young lady who was very helpful. We went through the statement and it was confirmed the transactions were nothing to do with me.
While I was on the phone the lady contacted one of the companies involved and spoke to a gentleman who said I had made purchases at the beginning of June which was before the new card had been registered.
As the lady was talking to the man on the phone I could hear the conversation. Clearly he was asked what the card number was that was used in the transaction and he read out a totally different number to my old and new cards. It was agreed that the amount would be credited but this would take at least 14 days.
My question was why had this transaction been placed on my account when the card number was different and my new card had not been registered. They are going to look into it.
As I only use the card for internet purchases it never leaves the house so no-one could have obtained the card details. I have written to the managing director of the bank for a full explanation as to how this happened.
I recently read in the papers about people using a mobile phone device that can scan your credit cards while they are in your pocket and obtain all the card details. I think that the only way to beat this is to keep the cards in a metal wallet.
Remember them all
NEXT year is the 100th anniversary of the Great War but for some reason certain politicians are worried about annoying or upsetting Germany if ‘our’ commemorations are ‘too much’.
Do not alter history for political gain. The Allies won and the Triple Alliance lost – that is the facts, it is not Germanophobia/teutophobia.
What the politicians should be worrying about is making sure that those who were involved are recognised and commemorated no matter what side they fought.
The Russian truck drivers, the Italian tailors, the Pakistani mothers, the Austrian wives, the Serbian cooks, the French cleaners – and every countries’ undertakers.
Or how about the Indians at Neuve Chapelle, the Turkish at Gallipoli or even how Marcus Garvey declared that the Caribbean should be involved as to gain equality and also handed over nearly £60m in modern terms?
These, as well as soldiers, are the forgotten heroes of the First World War. Let us remember them all.
A major response
HALF a roof in a disused barn roof falls in and its a full scale emergency.
I counted one ambulance and seven fire engines in your photo and your reporter says that other emergency vehicles were turned away as soon as it was found no-one was injured.
You would have thought the ICI had gone up.
Peter k garside
Money well spent?
WE’VE just had the coldest spring for 50 years, (average 2°C, March till May, Met Office figures).
It looks like all those millions spent subsidising wind farms did work after all.
Don’t give guns to Syria
SHOULD we be giving arms to the Syrian ‘rebels’? Answer, no.
It will lead to more deaths of innocent Syrians or with British soldiers on the ground. And what if we topple the Syrian government?
We could end up with an Islamic fundamentalist state that will give its support to the Al Qaeda network. And they will be armed – with the weapons we have given them.
UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
Searching for cooks
I AM interested in information on a family called Cook from Huddersfield.
A Basil Cook born in 1910 originally from Cardiff moved to Huddersfield and married his wife, Mollie Rusby and had twin sons, John B Cook and Stephen P Cook. Basil was my grandmother’s cousin as his mother Gertrude and my great grandmother Emma were sisters.
If anyone can help as I’m doing family history research I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
mrs d hill