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United Utilities should not fund the Wirral Egg Run
1:21pm Friday 8th February 2013 in Letters
UNITED Utilities has made a very big mistake by agreeing to become new sponsors of the Wirral Egg Run.
Everybody I know had hoped that we would be spared this noisy, polluting annual rally which blocks up our Wirral roads for hours and brings normal life to a standstill.
No doubt the participant motorcyclists enjoy this event pretending that it is a charity event, whereas it is primarily a rally for their own pleasure inflicted annually on the people of Wirral.
The motorcyclists now number in the thousands and come from all over the UK to participate.
The event has grown completely out of proportion and is quite unsuited to crowded, densely populated Wirral.
Ordinary people do NOT want this event and resent United Utilities for rescuing it and spending OUR money in the process.
United Utilities has lost a great deal of customer goodwill by this action when no doubt their PR people thought the opposite would be the case.
Hopefully it is not too late for United Utilities to re-think their action and withdraw their financial support.
R Peters by email