Greens threat

First published in Letters

I AM disgusted in the way Caerphilly council is intent on closing local bowling greens. As a bowler myself I have many friends from those threatened clubs.

Bowling clubs not only provide exercise but friendship and human contact of all ages. As an OAP the need for exercise and social contact is very important in keeping the mind, body and spirit active.

Many of the people using the bowling greens are widows or widowers whose only contact is with other bowlers, friends and people who watch.

Many of these OAPs gave up their youth for the war effort, so why expect them to give up their last years living in loneliness.

It is time your local councillors stood up for their elderly, where those bowling greens are under threat. They get enough of our taxpayers’ money in allowances and the council staff now enjoy a living wage, where most OAPs are forced to live in poverty.

Thomas Nutt Bargoed

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5:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mrleebob says...

Don't write letters to the argus, write letters to the council responsible for closing them.
Don't write letters to the argus, write letters to the council responsible for closing them. mrleebob
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9:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

mrleebob says... this letter would have been brushed under the carpet and ignored. People power is the only way for change in policy.
mrleebob says... this letter would have been brushed under the carpet and ignored. People power is the only way for change in policy. pwlldu
  • Score: 1

8:06am Tue 29 Jul 14

Bobevans says...

The Nut is back. I don't put bowling greens at the top of a councils priorities if budgets need to be cut. Perhaps the members of these bowling clubs should look to take them over and run them at no cost to the council
The Nut is back. I don't put bowling greens at the top of a councils priorities if budgets need to be cut. Perhaps the members of these bowling clubs should look to take them over and run them at no cost to the council Bobevans
  • Score: -7

12:46pm Tue 29 Jul 14

newportonian69 says...

here we go again, here comes the crap again . how many people are losing there jobs ,we seem to be losing greens ,parkeepers, public toilets etc. but the so called top brass are keeping their jobs. We run our own green at a cost of around £9,000 but the city council where I live said it was around £26,000 So whos pocketing the rest. Because you don't here anyone has lost there job. In the park now and someone wants to got to the toilet and the only ones around are in the clubhouses of the green we tell then go to the council and use theres and not ours.
here we go again, here comes the crap again . how many people are losing there jobs ,we seem to be losing greens ,parkeepers, public toilets etc. but the so called top brass are keeping their jobs. We run our own green at a cost of around £9,000 but the city council where I live said it was around £26,000 So whos pocketing the rest. Because you don't here anyone has lost there job. In the park now and someone wants to got to the toilet and the only ones around are in the clubhouses of the green we tell then go to the council and use theres and not ours. newportonian69
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9:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

I see Bob the health of OAP's are is important to you. Would you rather they stayed indoors and live their day lonely.
I see Bob the health of OAP's are is important to you. Would you rather they stayed indoors and live their day lonely. pwlldu
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11:44am Wed 30 Jul 14

Good Job No Kids says...

Bobevans wrote:
The Nut is back. I don't put bowling greens at the top of a councils priorities if budgets need to be cut. Perhaps the members of these bowling clubs should look to take them over and run them at no cost to the council
Sounds fair to me, why should my taxes fund leisure for the elderly when the councils can't even keep the roads in a decent state of repair.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: The Nut is back. I don't put bowling greens at the top of a councils priorities if budgets need to be cut. Perhaps the members of these bowling clubs should look to take them over and run them at no cost to the council[/p][/quote]Sounds fair to me, why should my taxes fund leisure for the elderly when the councils can't even keep the roads in a decent state of repair. Good Job No Kids
  • Score: -2

6:58pm Wed 30 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

Good Job No Kids says...I thought our road tax paid for road repairs, from central government. That is one tax that should be handed over to the Assembly.
Good Job No Kids says...I thought our road tax paid for road repairs, from central government. That is one tax that should be handed over to the Assembly. pwlldu
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Wed 30 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

Good Job No Kids says... Well as I got no kids, why should I fund the education system, as I'm healthy why should I fund the NHS and I'm not old or have children living in care why should I fund social services. I can take my rubbish to the tip so there is no need for me to pay bin collections.
Good Job No Kids says... Well as I got no kids, why should I fund the education system, as I'm healthy why should I fund the NHS and I'm not old or have children living in care why should I fund social services. I can take my rubbish to the tip so there is no need for me to pay bin collections. pwlldu
  • Score: 2

12:39am Wed 6 Aug 14

Howie' says...

Bobevans wrote:
The Nut is back. I don't put bowling greens at the top of a councils priorities if budgets need to be cut. Perhaps the members of these bowling clubs should look to take them over and run them at no cost to the council
Yes Bob, sadly so you are.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: The Nut is back. I don't put bowling greens at the top of a councils priorities if budgets need to be cut. Perhaps the members of these bowling clubs should look to take them over and run them at no cost to the council[/p][/quote]Yes Bob, sadly so you are. Howie'
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