YOUR Viewpoint (January 8)rightly asks satirically, what would our hardy ancestors have thought of present day panic reaction to somewhat more snow, ice and cold than Britain is used to. Answer is they would view us with scorn and wonder what happened to our Dunkirk Spirit when we battled on to recovery.
So, full marks to 2,500 explorer scouts who in tents for a weekend braved bad weather to enjoy National Chingford sporting festival, a thoroughly enjoyed experience.
Alston Road, Solihull
MR M Chapman, like Mr Bumble (in Oliver Twist) is wrong. It is not the law that is an ass. It is those in Parliament who make the law who are the asses. But he is absolutely right in everything else he wrote (Letters, January 8).
Ulverley Green Road, Solihull
PLEASE help the Friends of Solihull Hospital group. All of them give their time voluntarily receiving no pay or expenses to raise money for equipment and patient comfort.
They have raised thousands of pounds, but this has only been possible by items being donated for their weekly sales. They need anything that can be sold such as unwanted gifts, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, knitting wool etc.
Please contact me on 745 1165 for wool that can be knitted into sale items or jewellery (even if broken) or George Cother on 711 1566 for all other items.
Remember, this is your hospital.
I KNOW that some people have whinged about refuse collection and the plethora of bins, boxes and bags regained for recycling. However, on balance I feel we are fortunate in this borough with the weekly collection of the black wheelie bin and thank heavens the black bags are a thing of the past. We are also grateful for the great job done by the various refuse men.
I have one concern which is the collection of the green box. Every fortnight our box is overflowing and very heavy to carry to the kerbside.
May I suggest it is collected weekly or - wait for it - another wheelie bin, say pink in colour, for paper and packages to be collected monthly.
Culverley Crescent, Knowle