I keep seeing letters about how glad people are that Asda has been stopped and that we do not need a new supermarket in Solihull, but while they have been doing this no one has noticed that a supermarket is coming through the back door.
There is a new supermarket opening on the Stratford Road just passed Jacey Road next to the nursery and it plans to be open 24 hours a day.
People have moaned about Asda and parking but where will the people park to use this supermarket?
If we don’t need an Asda we do not need any other supermarket either.
Nina Wright via e-mail
Let’s go with it
WE fully agree with the comments made on Sainsbury’s in Dorridge by John Taverner on March 25 (Letters).
When we moved here in the 1960s, Forest Court was a thriving shopping centre with a number of shops including a supermarket. Now we have a run down eyesore.
Sainsbury’s have listened, consulted and revised their plans that include an improved surgery. As for traffic, nothing is said about Tesco lorries parking on the main road every day, blocking traffic. They have no service yard for deliveries, as included in Sainsbury’s plans.
Let’s get on with the development and improve the job prospects for people living locally, enabling people to leave their cars at home and walk to the shops, if they so wish.
Let’s get this development started.
William and Jennifer, Bentley Heath
Bought and paid for
Can I please point out to JM (Letters) that the ‘big fat’ police pension he refers to is actually the result of 30 years’ contribution at a rate of 11 per cent taken from monthly pay. This is the highest rate in the public sector by some way and is very likely to rise again during the latest review of police terms and conditions.
AG via e-mail
Plea for stock
CAN I ask readers to help ‘stock our shops’ this month and support their local Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice in Solihull.
Our charity shops especially need more donations of high quality ladies clothing but books, menswear, china, linen and toys are also very welcome.
Every donation will help the Marie Curie Hospice, Solihull provide expert care and a better quality of life, totally free, for patients with cancer and other illnesses.
For more information pop into your local shop at 1160 Warwick Road, Acocks Green visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/springclean or call 0121 706 5988.
Celia Gavins, Marie Curie Area Shop Manager for the Midlands
R DALTON (Letters) is right to complain that some thoughtless car, van and lorry drivers, by parking up to three quarters on pavements, endanger blind and sighted pedestrians plus prams.
As a disabled scooter rider, I and my fellow drivers are also caused massive inconvenience and delay by this foolish and selfish practice. Then we have to go on the road with risk to life.
In addition to Rowood Drive, that problem especially applies to Cornyx Lane (Silhill) area where some offenders can be really rude and aggressive, when we gently ask them to move. To be fair most say ‘Sorry, I didn’t realise’.
A minority also park across dropped kerbs and on grass verges, turning them into unsightly quagmires.
As a local Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator I implore motorists to engage their brain when parking - they too at times are pedestrians.
Don Bargery, Alston Road, Solihull
I WOULD like to thank the person who very kindly picked up my yellow Farrari bag with my personal belongings in, outside Marks & Spencer, and handed it into the Mobility Shop in Mell Square, Solihull. Once again thank you.
Symon Benson, address supplied
I WOULD like to thank the people of the Solihull area who contributed so generously to the Amnesty International Street Collection on Saturday, March 12. The amount raised was £935.95. Our expenses were £35.73.
Anyone wishing to get in touch with our local group is welcome to telephone Pauline Mackey on 0121 603 2891.
Bernard Mackey, chairman Solihull Amnesty International Group