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Mad planners

We own a property on Station Road in Dorridge and are extremely concerned about the adverse affect that the current development proposal will have on our house and the surrounding area.

We own a property on Station Road in Dorridge and are extremely concerned about the adverse affect that the current development proposal will have on our house and the surrounding area.

Please let me be absolutely clear we are not anti Sainsbury’s nor anti re-development of Forest Court but we are very much opposed to Sainsbury’s current application which is far too big for Dorridge.

The highways can not cope with the traffic at the moment let alone with this proposed increase.

Are the planners mad?

Angela Thomson, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth

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Bump and run

I WOULD just like to ‘thank’ the careless driver who caused over £100 worth of damage to my wife’s car, whilst she was shopping at Sainsbury’s at Maypole last week. As your letters column last week pointed out, the driver must have been aware of the damage yet drove off with leaving any contact details. How many more selfish and inconsiderate drivers are there in this area?

Blue-badged Pensioner

Roger Stubbs

Hytall Road Shirley

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Key saga

I’VE just seen the letter in the February 19 edition (Solihull News).

I saw the keys on the bumper of their car when I pulled up behind it near the junction by Widney Manor station and tried to attract the drivers attention by beeping my horn and waving but I think they thought I was an angry motorist and drove off down Widney Manor Road and the keys got dislodged when they eventually drove over a speed bump.

By the time I stopped to pick them up and get back in the car I couldn’t see them I went back to Solihull police station to hand the keys in.

I was glad to see the letter and to know the keys were safely returned.

Paul Cunningham, via e-mail

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Our teaching

DR Ghannam is quite correct to point out the need for children to have a good example, and particularly the priority of parental example (Faith Matters). I do take issue however with his quotation that ‘no child is born except on purity and will behave in accordance with God’s highest moral values ...’

Such sentiments are alien to the teaching of both Moses and the Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s holy Word, the Bible teaches that everyone born into this world is born with a sinful nature. Christians call this the doctrine of original sin. Children are influenced by good example, but they do not need to be taught how to do wrong because of our sinful nature. King David wrote, ‘I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me’ (Psalm 51, verse 5).

Only the holy Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, lived a sinless life in this world. The wonderful message of the Bible is that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners (1 Timothy 1, verse 15). He died and rose from the grave. He willingly forgives and accepts sinners who repent and turn away from their sinful ways, trusting in Him to save them. He still makes bad people good and one day He will come again to bring in a new world order in which righteousness and peace will replace wickedness and war.

Alec Taylor

(Chelmsley Wood Reformed Baptist Church)

 

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