Dis­gust for tim­ber thieves

East Kilbride News - - EAST KILBRIDE VIEW -

Dear Ed­i­tor,

I’m sure read­ers of the News last week were dis­gusted to read about the thieves who stole some 30 large tim­ber sleep­ers (Tim­ber stolen was for de­men­tia gar­den, March 28).

Th­ese were ear­marked for a new de­men­tia gar­den within Calder­glen Coun­try Park, which will be run in con­junc­tion with lo­cal car­ers and Alzheimer’s Scot­land

Sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als have been work­ing hard for some time to bring this ini­tia­tive to fruition, with­out th­ese scum­bags steal­ing some of the much­needed ma­te­ri­als.

With de­men­tia num­bers in­creas­ing we need to sup­port ini­tia­tives like this to help pro­vide much-needed stim­u­la­tion to those suf­fer­ers of this ill­ness, and their fam­i­lies.

So, what can we do to help catch th­ese thieves who stole the sleep­ers us­ing an HGV-type ve­hi­cle?

If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion about this ve­hi­cle and the lowlife in­volved they should contact Po­lice Scot­land di­rectly, or they can also contact my­self in con­fi­dence on 07748114555.

Let the peo­ple of East Kilbride show their sup­port for this project by spread­ing this mes­sage far and wide us­ing email, Face­book and dis­cussing this within work­places to see if we can as­sist the po­lice in catch­ing th­ese in­di­vid­u­als and re­turn­ing the ma­te­ri­als.

Archie Buchanan, Chair­man of East Kilbride and Dis­trict De­men­tia Car­ers Group, via email

Spring has sprung A new­born lamb makes it­self heard at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ru­ral Life in East Kilbride. This pic­ture was taken by Karen M Scott. Send your land­scapes and scenic im­ages to news@east­k­il­bri­de­news.co.uk

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