Duty of care to us non-existent
Like the reader in Scraptoft ("Waiting years to get the pavement fixed", Mailbox, September 26) we also live on an estate – in Rowanberry Avenue, Braunstone Frith – to which the city council seems to pay scant regard.
Since being built 37 years ago, the pathways, which were temporary, have still not been finished and are in a very poor state of repair.
This makes it difficult to walk on the paths with my son in his wheelchair, so we have to use the road, with its inherent dangers.
This has been communicated to the highways department, obviously to no avail, apart from it reminding us of a lack of funds.
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The bushes and weeds are left to run riot, dustbins are left out all over the place with nothing done to make the environment better.
It has actually got worse, almost like a slum.
The poor maintenance of the area would have one believe the duty of care the various departments should have for the residents, home owners and tenants alike, is non-existent.
Dare we live in hope ?
Susan Doherty, Leicester.
My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Curve to see Finding Neverland.
We did not know what to expect. However, we were in for a great surprise. Everything about it was brilliant.
The scenery, especially the opening scene, was the best we have ever seen.
The acting was first class and the St Bernard dog was adorable.
It was interesting that it was based on the true story of JM Barrie leading up to Peter Pan.
It was a privilege for us to find that producer Harvey Weinstein and executive producer Victoria Parker sat behind us throughout.
They were both very amenable as we were able to have a short chat with them after the show.
Both of us highly recommend that you go to see it if you can.
Carole and Roger Smith, Narborough.
In response to G Taylor of Oadby ("Wanted: Weedkiller that works", Mercury Mailbox, September 19).
The best way to get rid of weeds, I have found, is Saxa salt.
Make a solution of very strong salt water in an old watering can – I have one especially for this remedy – sprinkle it over the weeds and then put some dry salt over them.
The weeds will disappear, especially between paving slabs.
LK Crane, Braunstone South.