Your Letters

Issue 602

Thanks for help with traveller issues

Letter of the Week: Chris Smith, chairman of Shaw Cross Club For Young People/ Shaw Cross Sharks ARLFC

Dear Sir,

On behalf of Shaw Cross Sharks ARLFC I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people who worked so quickly and efficiently to remove the travellers who occupied our playing fields from last Sunday to Wednesday.

This is the second incursion in recent times following their previous visit in July.

However on both occasions KMC have worked speedily to start the removal process and by liasing closely with the local police and the travellers they have been successful.

We have been very grateful for the efforts of all involved and thank Giles Chappel of KMC for keeping us informed of progress at every stage, our local councillor Eric Firth has worked hard liaising with neighbours, keeping them and the club informed of activities and working with Kirklees Leisure Services to provide a solution to prevent future incursions.

Finally we would like to thank Dean Ellis and the Community Service workers and Kirklees Leisure Services for providing a swift and thorough clean-up of the area to ensure our young players can get on with their once sport again.

KMC have swiftly installed measures to prevent travellers accessing the fields in future, which we hope prove effective for the club and our neighbours.

Once-proud village changing

From: TW Beattie, Thornhill Lees 

Dear Sir,

After your publisher’s comments re ‘the ethnic cleansing of Thornhill Lees,’ I expected to see many letters supporting his view.

How wrong I was! Just what an apathetic nation we have become in nearly 70 years.  Then our fathers fought to protect our democracy from Hitler’s hordes and succeeded.

Today, we are allowing immigrants from a third world country to change and begin to rule our ways of life.

In Thornhill Lees, thanks to un-elected planning officers making decisions, no doubt suitably aided and abetted by Jacqui Gedman and Mehboob Khan, and councillors on our planning committee who unfortunately appear to have no backbone to resist, we are seeing the ‘Islamification’ of the once-proud village of Thornhill Lees.

A village that for well over 150 years, provided for the wealth and prosperity of our once-proud town of Dewsbury.

Over the past two to three years there has been a rapid increase by the Asian community, in the purchasing of former public houses, commercial and religious premises.

Thanks to the officials who I mentioned earlier, these are discreetly being changed by the applicants from the granting of the original application, to basically operating as a mosque.

Thornhill Lees is still a predominantly white area, so if we are to believe our politicians who openly state and believe that these people are here to integrate into our society, why then do they have to impose their principles upon us?

Finally referring to the publisher’s ‘election sweetener promise’ by Mehboob Khan.

We are told once again by planning officers that here in Thornhill Lees there is a shortage of housing!

Why then is it acceptable to demolish one, possibly two, perfectly sound council houses to allow access to this new mosque?

Still no money for toilets...

From: Pat Crisp, Cross Bank, Batley

Dear Sir,

The council have made them selves a huge joke. Khan smiling like a Cheshire cat every time he tell us about council cuts and Sheard gloating over an £8 million debt write-off.

If we didn’t pay our rates they would find money to chase us. I think I’ll try that one. Also we’ll all smile if they started cutting councillors’ allowances.

Still no money for toilets.

More losses for DDH

From: S Haigh, Dewsbury

Dear Sir,

More sad news for the cardiology department at Dewsbury Hospital.

Dr Zadeh, a very good locum cardiology consultant who has worked at Dewsbury Hospital for a long time, will be leaving this week.

This is such a big loss for Dewsbury.

Dr Zadeh is a very caring person to both person to both patients and staff, and will be sadly missed by a lot of people. I, and am sure many more patients, wish him all the best in his new post.

This is the third cardiology consultant who has had to leave Dewsbury Hospital in this last year.

Dr Smylie was the first, then Dr Nazir, now Dr Zadeh.

Only Dr Thakur is left for now, and for how long?

Here at Dewsbury we had a brilliant team of cardiologists who work very hard for the people of Dewsbury.

However, these consultants do not fit in with Mr Eames’ and his fellow executives’ plan, so they move them on and out.

Mr Eames can now state cardiology is transferring to Pinderfields as there are not enough consultants to staff Dewsbury.

We wait and see.

Stop this dangerous idea

From: Wendy Senior, Save Local Hospital Services, Dewsbury

Dear Sir,

Thank goodness the Scrutiny Committee have stopped to look again at proposals to downgrade Dewsbury Hospital services. The meeting was at Wakefield County Hall on Monday and trust members, CCG members and councillors from Wakefield and Kirklees attended.

I can’t believe what they are trying to do to our hospital, downgrading A&E and no high-dependency unit, only six beds for children services, midwifery cut, it is frightening and takes healthcare back years.

The Scrutiny Committee adjourned the meeting until the first week in October, let’s just hope the committee can stop this dangerous idea.

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