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Gratitude over lost bag

MAY I through your paper express my sincere thanks to the good honest person who found my handbag and gave it in to the customer service desk at Marks & Spencer Food Hall on Friday Morning, January 15.

MAY I through your paper express my sincere thanks to the good honest person who found my handbag and gave it in to the customer service desk at Marks & Spencer Food Hall on Friday Morning, January 15.

I do not know who it was so cannot thank them personally, but I hope they read the Sollihull News and will know that I am extremely grateful.

Also a big thank you to the staff at Marks & Spencers who were very kind in helping my daughter to find my bag.

My grateful thanks to you all.

M Ogden

Heath Gardens, Solihull

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Store plan is bad news

SO THE focal point of the centre of Knowle village is to be a Waitrose supermarket with the village hall stuffed away at the rear. Do we really want this?

The proposed landscaping is a copycat version of that used in Staines where the local youth leapt on it with delight along with their stunt bikes, cans, bottles, chip paper and sweet wrappings. All this landscaping will need maintenance and our council is hard pressed to maintain the two flower beds in the precinct.

Do we need another supermarket in view of the fact that more customers do their shopping online. Will this building end up as another white elephant?

Harrison, Knowle

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No need for store

I VISITED the Waitrose Exhibition at Knowle Village Hall - I do not consider there is a need for two large supermarkets, within one and half miles of each other, to cater for Knowle and Dorridge.

Furthermore, I was appalled to think of the affect of large supply vehicles for these stores travelling into Knowle at all hours. Those going to Waitrose according to Kimberley, will access their site by turning in past Lock Fyne Restaurant and then exiting via St Johns Close into Lodge Road.

Kimberley may consider they will enhance the village with their grandiose plans, but I’m sure the people who live there will think otherwise.

We have excellent butchers and a recently re-opened greengrocers/fishmonger, none of which we want to see go out of business. To quote Knowle Society ‘we want to protect Knowle and its quality of life and ensure it stays a great place to live.’

M Johnson

Knowle

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Lost and found

I WOULD like to say a very big thank you to the kind lady who found a wedding ring at the BP petrol station on Warwick Road and handed it into Solihull Police where I had reported it lost at least two months ago.

Due to a column in your paper regarding lost property at the station, I was so happy to find it was my ring which was my late mother-in-law’s. Thank you.

I Astley

Wichnor Road, Solihull

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Collection disgrace

I FIND myself bewildered by the fragility of the refuse collection service. Throughout the recent bad weather the road outside our house has been passable, traffic, including buses, moving along with relative ease.

The pavements and paths have been icy but the milkman, postman, newspaper boy and various people carrying leaflets have made it to our front door. In all this time there have been no refuse collections.

I noticed that yesterday collections had recommenced. However, the men appear to have cherry-picked what they will take, leaving a number of us to wait until next week, with bins and boxed overflowing.

As the refuse collection service well knows, some of us are too disabled to haul rubbish to the side of the road, even in the worst of weather. Time was when the bins were kept at the back of houses and the workmen had no problem bringing them to the front and across paths to the lorries.

Could we not employ a tougher breed than the delicate specimens we have at present?

Mary Moran

Walsgrave Drive, Solihull

 

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