Letters: Darren Wilks, April 10, 2015

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Recently the Lynn News ran a ‘story’ about a local ‘eaterie’ participating in the WWF’s Earth Hour where they switched off their lights for 30 minutes as a gesture towards the environment.

I therefore assume that all the food was cooked over open, hot coals and not industrial ovens and hot-plates (which presumably were also switched off?) and that if they had any customers, then they obviously walked there and didn’t use their polluting cars?

The irony of this story is that it coincided with the massive turn on of energy-eating high powered lights and projection systems for three hours at a time over six locations!

Not very green is it? Bearing in mind that the council takes up approximately two to three car parks with its staff cars, this town must be one of the most environmentally unfriendly places to live for miles.

Yet the council’s environment spokesman claims the air is getting better, especially at Gaywood! Gaywood?

He must be joking. Queues of cars waiting for badly synchronized lights to change for what seems an interminable amount of time. Pathetic.

Get things in perspective.

By all means turn off your ceiling lights in the misguided belief that for 30-60 minutes it will change the world or even highlight the problems but please take in the bigger picture that even at a basic council level, we are doing absolutely nothing to help the environment or indeed taking any radical steps to improve it.

In fact it seems more the opposite.

Darren Wilks,