Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Unanswered Questions

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Unanswered Questions

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Reflections on the River Esk near Ruswarp, by Dennis Reed, of Normanby THERE are some questions unanswered regarding the Community Action Fund pilot.

After the announcement of the launch of the Community Action Fund I wrote to executive councillor for culture and communities Mick Thompson on behalf of Park End and Beckfields community forum expressing dismay and asked for a response to the following.

Park End and Beckfields is the only other ward in the town alongside the six picked for the pilot that falls within the bottom 3% in the indices of multiple deprivation and we would like answers to the following.

What was the criteria used to select the chosen wards? What consultation was undertaken to sound out the wishes of the community? What was the source of the funding and will there be any detrimental effect on the wards not included? To date we have not received a response to the letter.

JIM MARTIN, Secretary Park End and Beckfields Community Forum WHAT with all the current rules and regulations regarding motorists these days, I still can't believe a law hasn't yet been introduced banning drivers from "smoking at the wheel" when in motion.

One is not supposed to hold and use a mobile phone when driving a vehicle, so why a cigarette/cigar? One cannot have FULL control of the steering wheel with a cigarette in one hand.

Why a law hasn't yet been introduced regarding this issue quite simply baffles me.

KENNY SURTEES, Ormesby WELL I guess it's voting time again.

Buttermere Avenue, in Acklam is finally getting potholes filled in. Maybe there should be an election every six months then we may get thing done.

Quite remarkable that this work is done in the final week of electioneering.

I think less money spent on paving stone renewal around the town hall and spent in other areas would be more appreciated by the people of Middlesbrough. …

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