LETTERS: Our beautiful parks spoiled by dog mess - The Solihull Observer

LETTERS: Our beautiful parks spoiled by dog mess

Correspondent 7th Oct, 2017   0


I am writing to bring to your attention the total disregard that many dog owners have for the families and children who are supposed to play in, and enjoy, our beautiful parks in Solihull.

I often see dog owners taking their dogs for a ‘walk in the park’ very early in the morning and very late in the evening, when there aren’t many people around.

I am totally sick and tired of having to work out how to take my grand-children home in the car when their shoes are covered in dog dirt. Also, cleaning the shoes when we get back home. It’s disgusting.

These days we stop our grandchildren from walking on the grass, for the fear of dog dirt.

It’s also amazing that our councils do not put up large and clear signs, reminding dog owners of their social duties.

Please bring in dog DNA identification into Solihull ASAP.

If you can’t clean up after your dog, don’t have a dog.

Dr. Fatollah Youssefifar

I write this message to show our appreciation and thanks to all staff members on wards 18, 20, 29 who looked after Raymond Gibbs.

We would particularly like to thank ward 3 bay 2. As a family we noticed the staff worked tirelessly around Ray and cared for all his needs, the staff also provided good care to his family members, nothing was too much trouble.

We always hear in the news the negative stories regarding the state of the NHS and the care, never paying much attention to the hard work of the dedicated doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants and all other members of staff that make up a truly outstanding team of professionals.

On behalf of my mother Anne Gibbs, my Brother John Gibbs and myself Sandra, I close this message with a massive thank you for the upmost respect, dignity, love and care shown during my fathers illness. As a family member it means such a lot and is a great comfort to us knowing he was cared for so well. We can’t thank you enough. Keep up the great job you all do.

Anne Gibbs, John Gibbs and Sandra Pugh

Do readers of the Solihull Observer share my confusion over student debt?

More than half of Solihull’s young people will attend university. This will result in very high levels of personal debt. They will carry this worrisome burden of debt for most of their adult lives.

The government justify their policy in part as means of reducing government debt.

However, high levels of personal debt can be a greater threat to the economy than government debt.

Mark Carney the governor of the Bank of England has recently expressed concern about the level of personal debt and the risks this has on the wider economy.

Governments are better placed to manage debt than millions of individuals. Governments can also borrow more cheaply. They can currently borrow at one percent while individual students are having to pay over six percent.

So, I would say to our government remove this unnecessary burden of debt from our young people and have the confidence to invest in the future of Britain by investing in their education from which we will all eventually benefit from.

Phil Beyer Solihull Labour Party

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