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I won't hold my breath over promises made by politicians; Get in touch - tell us what you think Email: Phone: 0151 227 2000 Twitter: @LIVECHONEWS Facebook: Post: Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB.

IT'S no wonder people get disillusioned with politicians when they hear promises which are never kept.

For example at the start of the year Mayor Anderson promised to sort out the mess that was made of St John's Market. Here we are eight months later and despite promises it has tumbleweed blowing through the empty spaces.

In March Mayor Anderson admitted the city centre was plagued with beggars, many from outside the city who weren't homeless.

A promise was made to sort out the problem with a new city centre team and help for the genuine homeless.

It is now six months later and there's still no improvement, with visitors having to avoid being harrassed for money from Old Hall Street to Bold Street, while doorways are of filled with sleeping bags throughout the city. We now await the promise of an enquiry into the Hope and Glory fiasco and promised clean up of Kensington.

I won't hold my breath!! David Williams, L3 Improve rail links LIKE many others I am very disturbed that this Government can simply side-line promised improvements to the rail services, and then follow this with a massive hike in fares.

I am impressed with the performance of Merseyrail as of now, however, even though there are days when clangers are dropped.

However, further afield the view is not so good.

Services outside the Mersey region are shaky and uncertain.

The main problem, however, appears to be in the LACK of political will to bring the rail industry to the fore. This is illustrated in the failure to re-instate rail routes that have long been closed. For example, the Burscough loop both to Preston and Ormskirk travelling from Southport.

Reliance on road transport now is ceasing to be an option. Roads are saturated.

How long do we have to be without rail services in certain routes, and how long do we have to be held hostage to the rail monopoly where the routes are intact? There is a concerted lack of will to address this.

Michael Lampard, via email Landlord tippers NOW is the time of year that some communities need our Council's support the most if we are to cut down on fly-tipper's.

You see, in many transient communities, now is the time landlords send out clean up crews to spruce up properties for the new in-take of students.

This means that black bin bags of household rubbish, bits of broken furniture and even white goods start appearing in back entries and waste ground, in fact, anywhere where people are prepared to turn a blind eye to fly tipping.

Of course they shouldn't get away with it, but they do, year after year.

Council funding cut backs have seriously reduced the available Neighbourhood Officers, so perhaps Kingdom can lend assistance, in a temporary capacity.

Just think of all the PS80 charges they could make while cleaning up our neighbourhoods, and the lessons that would be learned by landlords for next year.

Bernie Hunt, Kensington Fields Any answers? MY parents married on Christmas Eve 1939 in Liverpool.

For a wedding present, my father commissioned a cabinet maker at the bottom of Ancram Street, to design and make a sideboard, bureau and table and chairs in oak for my mum.

My mum, Evelyn Braithwaite died recently just before her 102nd birthday and I still have her furniture.

Before I send it to the sale room I'm curious to know if anyone remembers the cabinet maker, or anyone who may have an interest in the furniture. Pat Ingle (nee Braithwaite), Gwynedd Name that pub THE ECHO ran an article about "The Edge at Joey Orrs" which was in a pub on Rice Lane.

I'm nearly 76 and was born and raised in the area so I wished you had given the pub's original name. Before I was married my mates and me kept a load of those pubs in business. Happy inebriated days!

Anyone know the name? D. Allen, Runcorn The small print: Letters will not be included unless you include your name, full postal address and daytime telephone number (we prefer to use names of letter writers but you can ask for your name not to be published if you have a good reason). The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters.

How long do we have to be without rail services in certain routes, and how long do we have to be held hostage to the rail monopoly where the routes are intact? Michael Lampard, via email

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
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Date:Aug 21, 2017
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