Readers’ letters

Readers comment on FIFA's decision to ban the wearing of poppies
Readers comment on FIFA's decision to ban the wearing of poppies

This could solve parking issue

Re: the letter, Solution for school issue?, (Courier November 2).

I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion from R Spreadbury for a 200m red-line area around schools.

A little exercise for the youngsters would be a very good start for them in maintaining a future healthy lifestyle.

If the parents get involved as well, even better.

Anything which eases the problems faced by those living in the vicinity of schools would be a tremendous help.

Our road, which is very narrow and has no pavements, is plagued by vehicles parking in an obstructive manner.

Properties here have a covenant in the deeds, which, due to this narrow design, prevents residents from parking.

Parents picking up their loved ones seem to be oblivious of the inconvenience they cause.

I do hope that, R Spreadbury, you have also made the local and county councils aware of your suggestion.

Graham Archer

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Amazing Grace touched heart

Please read these words:

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness

Whose love is mighty and so much stronger

The King of Glory, the King above all Kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder

and leaves us breathless in awe and wonder

the King of Glory, the King above all Kings

This is amazing Grace

This is unfailing love

that you would take my place

that you would bear my cross

you lay down your life

that I would be set free

oh, Jesus I sing for

all that you’ve done for me

Who brings our chaos back into order

who makes the orphan a son and daughter

the King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice

shines like the sun in all of it’s brilliance

the King of Glory, the King above all Kings

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

worthy is the King who conquered the grave

If these words (from This Is Amazing Grace) have touched your heart like they have mine and you would like to know more about Jesus Christ, you’ll be most welcome to come along to Garstang Free Methodist Church.

Phil Welsby

via email


Beards take on bowel cancer

We’re calling on your readers to help us to harness the power of the beard to take 
on bowel cancer this Christmas.

Beating Bowel Cancer’s Decembeard campaign asks men to grow or decorate their beard to raise funds for the charity.

This will help us to support bowel cancer patients and raise awareness of the 
disease. Please sign up today at

Charlotte Dawson

Head Nurse for Beating Bowel Cancer’s Helpline


A grateful thank you

How dare a shower like FIFA tell us that we can’t wear shirt poppies for the England v Scotland match this week.

They are not a political statement. They are a grateful thank you to the millions who didn’t come home, and those who did. Still, the worst sanction FIFA can impose on us is a points deduction, and should that be a big one, we may not qualify, and that would save us from the usual humiliation! Can’t lose!

Allan Fazackerley

via email



Why hold a football match on Remembrance Day anyway?

It should be a time to remember our fallen not a day for tawdry sporting fixtures!

John Eoin Douglas

via email


Flood concerns

The River Wyre is restricted by willow trees and trash between St Michael’s and Cartford when it is in spate.

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