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25th Jun, 2021

Why close the old cemetery? Your letters and emails to the editor

Correspondent 5th Apr, 2020

SINCE the Prime Minister announced the lockdown, like many I have been using my exercise allowance to walk my dog in my local area, for example Pitcher Oak Woods, The Memorial Garden and the Cemetery.

During this time I’m pleased to say I have not seen one example of people ignoring the government’s advice.

I am very dismayed to see the Cemetery has now been closed by the town council.

I believe closing open spaces such as this results in pushing people, who are acting responsibly and following government guidance, closer together.

I wholeheartedly support the closure of leisure facilities such as parks with play equipment, however this cemetery is very quiet.

I urge them to reconsider a well intended decision I’m sure, given the reality that people will have less space to exercise in.

Take care to all at the Standard.

RB, Oakenshaw

SUGGESTION: Redditch has lots of off road paths that are not wide enough to maintain separation for two way traffic.

Example there is a footpath behind our property that links the end of Thornbury Lane to Berkswell Close.

You cannot see when entering if there is someone coming the other way.

On the alternate route via Thornbury Lane and Berkswell Close it’s easy to simply cross the road.

Why not, during the current crisis, make it one way with the alternate route signed as a diversion?

The same approach around the Arrow Valley Lake would work – either make it clockwise or counter clockwise so all users are travelling in the same direction.

G Thompson, Church Hill

I WOULD just like to say a very big thank you everyone at the Tesco’s in Oakenshaw for their brilliant efforts in trying their very best to keep everyone safe and supplied with food.

The store has been very well organised with separate entrance and exit doors, limiting the numbers of customers in store too.

All the trolleys and baskets are frequently wiped down and the staff are constantly wiping down the shelves and displays.

The cashiers are remaining cheerful in what must be a difficult job in the present climate.

Stocks have been replenished frequently too, now the panic buying seems to have slowed down.

The staff outside are so helpful.

Early on Saturday morning, they were outside with music blasting out with some of them doing a merry jig too.

Every little helps!

Please carry on with your good work in the knowledge that you are all very much appreciated by the residents of Redditch.

J Littlewood, Oakenshaw

TOOK my dog for a walk on Wednesday morning and noticed more rainbows appearing for children.

This made me smile.

And it is so heart warming to see people pulling together.

Sometimes the simplest of things can have such a significant impact.

Keep it up Redditch.

G.Rodgers, Greenlands

IN reply to the letter ‘Logo size matters’ (Redditch Standard), yes I am concerned about logos and I’m concerned that if Redditch Borough Council logo was of equal size to Bromsgrove District Council’s logo people would be misled into believing they both governed a similar area.

I know BDC has been resisting resizing their logo now for over a decade and hope their resilience is still as strong on this matter.

I feel Kevin Dicks is stuck between a rock and a hard place being the chief executive of both councils.

Finally with Covid-19 undoubtedly sending this country into a recession and maybe a world depression then not one penny should be wasted on resizing logos for a least the next decade.

A Fishwick, Redditch

SO the panic buying continues, perishable food must be rotting before it can be consumed. It is now well nigh impossible to get a delivery slot from three supermarkets.

I imagine some interesting credit card bills are being run up.

As we know the day of reckoning will and people will be laid to account.

If I wasn’t a poor hard up pensioner I would be buying some cheap bank shares.

D Vincent, Winyates

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