LETTER: Improve Hartlepool for us old folk

Readers' Letters
Readers' Letters

TO the powers that be in the Civic Centre, I understand you are going to revamp Church Street (Mail, February 7), spending thousands of pounds doing so.

Where do these people come from?

It’s our money they are spending.

I was born and bred in Whitby Street.

I’m now nearly 85 and I’m so glad I have wonderful memories of our West Hartlepool that was.

I don’t care what people say, there is no place on Earth better.

I’ve been to quite a few places with friendly people.

I remember watching the University Hospital of Hartlepool getting its final touches before it opened – I don’t live so far away from it.

It only seems like yesterday.

Now some people are talking about pulling it down. That’s ridiculous.

I’ve lived in Lime Crescent 50 years now.

It’s not that old.

I would like to make a few suggestions, if you don’t mind, mainly for the elderly in Hartlepool.

I have no car and cannot walk very far (hip replacement).

However there is nothing I like better than the seaside.

I spent all of my youth on Newburn sands.

I loved it then.

It would be so good, if only for the summer months, if we could get a bus along Coronation Drive like it used to be, starting about 8am and finishing about 7pm.

The other thing is walking down those steps to the beach is lethal.

The moss is constantly there and it is so slippy.

I understand the sea makes them as they are, but try walking down them, especially at my age, and it’s impossible.

Also will you at least persevere to get us a regular car boot sale in Hartlepool?

As I said, we don’t all have cars to go to Sedgefield or Seaham.

If I had been in charge, I wouldn’t have pulled down the old Lynn Street and Musgrave Street shopping centre. They pulled the heart out of the town out.

We’ve never been the same since.

Wyn Parker,

Lime Crescent,

Hartlepool.