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HAVING read about the problems with wind turbines, didn’t these people realise they were being sold up the river?

Wind turbines are not serious energy producers, they are a bit like plastic roof coatings and cavity wall insulation – they are a fad.

In this area we are sat on top of massive resources of coal. Why not use it? If you were to go past Drax/Ferrybridge power stations on a wet day you will feel, hear and see major electricity being produced – it’s in the air almost.

What good is a wind turbine on a frosty February day with no wind, with ice on your windows?

I am an engineer and would not criticise the Evoco men one bit as they will be clever people and will know what they are doing.

They maybe just aren’t up to our unpredictable Yorkshire weather. I remember Emley Moor mast falling down.

The people who design Drax type power stations are real engineers and make electric on demand on a massive scale.

No doubt all the wind turbine freaks will be the first to moan when the lights won’t come on (it will be someone else’s fault).

Get real and don’t play at it for your own gains.

Could Evoco go back to Lancaster bomber designs – their blades didn’t break off back in the 1940s.



Blades falling off

OH dear! It’s all ending in tears. Blades are falling off wind turbines.

It’s lucky no-one has been decapitated in the process! I cannot help, but pour scorn on ‘BS EN 61400 (Small Wind Standard)’.

We do not seem to have much of the sun for solar power in this part of the world either.

So it leaves nuclear power as a viable source of energy generation.

It may be worthwhile giving our Iranian friends a phone call as they know a lot about it.

Alan Robinson


Lack of parking

I’M writing to you as a tenant of an apartment at Titanic Mill in Linthwaite.

We feel we are being unfairly treated as residents ranging from babies to OAPs – and some have lived here for over six years.

With more than 300 spaces there has never been a shortage of car parking at Titanic Mill and it has never been knowingly full in all this time.

Parking charges have been implemented and currently residents only have their one allocated space per apartment.

The only alternative parking is on Low Westwood Lane.

However, it is not at all suitable due to speed, high volume traffic and little passing space.

There is definitely not enough space to accommodate more than 10 vehicles, bearing in mind there are over 100 apartments occupied by full-time residents in the mill.

For families with young children and the elderly, whether residents or visitors, this is far from a safe situation that we now find ourselves in.

Carl Wilson

Titanic Mill, Linthwaite

No prisoner votes

THE government must stand absolutely firm and maintain the ban on prisoners’ voting rights.

Never mind options of giving votes to prisoners sentenced to four years or less or six months or less.

Prisoners have broken their contract with society and they forfeit the right to take part in elections. End of.

The overwhelming feeling in the country is for a blanket ban and the government must stand up to the European Court of Human Rights.

Godfrey Bloom, UKIP

MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

Wonderful Misery

HAVING seen the play Misery at the LBT on Wednesday evening my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Julie Amos and Steve Marsden were absolutely made for the parts.


Delighted theatregoer


PCC election shambles

THE shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in a speech to the House of Commons on Monday criticised Home Secretary Theresa May saying the Police and Crime Commissioner election was one big shamble and has cost the country millions of pounds.

Yes, I do agree with the shadow Home Secretary and there might be lots of other people who also agree.

It may be a shambles and cost millions of pounds.

Why did Labour take part in it? To avoid this costly shambles the Labour party could have boycotted the election and then criticised the Government but the Labour party leaders went out to support their candidates and spent lots of money supporting their candidates in their campaigning.

If Labour don’t like the Police and Crime Commissioners being elected, if they are not happy with it then why don’t the party with draw their elected PCCs and then the Government might start rethink the whole PCC election.

Manjit Singh