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Stuck on Hillfields

Last week, some residents in the Hillfield area were warned that the pavements outside their houses would be resurfaced at some unspecified time over the next few days.

Last week, some residents in the Hillfield area were warned that the pavements outside their houses would be resurfaced at some unspecified time over the next few days.

The company engaged to do the work warned residents that their cars should be parked away from the roads concerned and also advised residents that if they walked on the newly resurfaced areas, then their shoes would become contaminated.

Just how were residents supposed to leave their houses if their cars were parked elsewhere and they could not get to them on foot?

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Gravy train

it seems that fifa is an autonomy outside of the law and that this bit of musical chairs will leave Sepp Blatter back in charge unopposed and the ethics committee the other officials will end up as a slap on the wrist and back to business on Monday.

This whole organisation is corrupt from top to bottom and it’s time that lord Triesman came out with the real deal and forced an international fraud investigation.

ST Vaughan, Glastonbury Road, Yardley Wood


Go easy with water

Unfortunately ST Vaughan (Letters May 27) has highlighted a general ignorance in the field of hydrology.

As was stated in the letter, snow does equal water but fresh snow is only approximately eight per cent water. Combine that with the process of sublimation (transition of solid water to vapour) and the months of December 2010 and January 2011 were drier than usual.

I agree that in February we did receive above average precipitation. However, there is only limited capacity in reservoirs to store this water with the vast majority of it flowing out to sea.

After a prolonged period of low rainfall (as was seen in March and April) river levels drop dramatically and reservoir stocks get used. Our demand for water is fairly constant but our supplies are not.

I doubt any restrictions will be imposed this year but there is no harm in us all being careful in our usage of such a precious and sometimes scarce resource.

Simon, Shirley


It’s faith

Re The letters from Harry Scharf and Steve Hall (Letters). You know Harry, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. I have been following your mediocre attempts at writing letters over the last few weeks, I think they would be a good cure for insomnia.

Steve Hall to say that you haven’t got a problem with being a Christian you do have a problem - being good does not get you eternal life.

You see Steve most people make the mistake that Christianity is a religion it’s not its a faith, and the Bible tells us what God wants us to do with our lives.

Look at the problems in the world today, and you two are bothered about what the council’s going to do, or where they are going to build supermarkets, or a few oak trees that have been here for a few years.

Boys let me put it like this; if I travel along the A 34 to Stratford I know it will take me to Stratford, and if I travel along the A 41 to Warwick I know I will finish up in Warwick.

The Bible tells me, [Matthew 7-13-14 ] enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it, because narrow is the gate and difficult the way which leads to life,and there are few who find it.

God bless you all.

P Thomas, Baxters Rd, Shirley



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