Sup­port for plan

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

I have watched, read and re­searched the on­go­ing pro­posal of a sin­gle wind tur­bine over the last few months and would like to make my views known. I urge peo­ple to look at the pro­posal as a whole project.

I am a re­tired pro­fes­sional in my 50s who has lived in the Half­way area my whole life. I have grad­u­ally built up my com­mu­nity in­volve­ment over the last few years since re­tir­ing and look for­ward to hear­ing about new projects that be­come avail­able in the area from lo­cal busi­nesses, vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions and statu­tory ser­vices.

I have fol­lowed the progress of Healthy ‘n’ Happy for many years and if the res­i­dents of the area do not know of their work, I would en­cour­age them to be­come familiar with some of the projects and ser­vices they sup­port. They have a range of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able for ev­ery age range and th­ese di­rectly im­pact on the health and well­be­ing of in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies alike.

As the pro­posal is for a sin­gle wind tur­bine which will gen­er­ate in­come to be rein­vested into Cam­bus­lang and Rutherl­gen, how can this not be a pos­i­tive step for the com­mu­ni­ties which will 100 per cent di­rectly ben­e­fit from this? As we all know in this day and age, fund­ing to sup­port lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions is con­tin­u­ally de­creas­ing and if an or­gan­i­sa­tion can find a way to sub­sidise any fund­ing re­stric­tions, surely that is a good thing?

It is com­pletely un­der­stand­able that the res­i­dents di­rectly around the area in ques­tion have doubts about the im­pact of the sin­gle wind tur­bine but to di­rectly attack an or­gan­i­sa­tion that can only be good for the area is not good prac­tice, do the res­i­dents have any ev­i­dence of wrong­do­ing ever by Healthy ‘n’ Happy? As far as I can see, the or­gan­i­sa­tion has been in op­er­a­tion for a very long time and only work for the ben­e­fit of the area, in­deed their pub­li­ca­tions show noth­ing but very happy peo­ple say­ing very pos­i­tive things.

I would urge the peo­ple of Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen to not re­act to scare­mon­ger­ing around the erec­tion of a sin­gle wind tur­bine, as you know for ev­ery neg­a­tive fact re­lat­ing to sus­tain­able en­ergy there will al­ways be a pos­i­tive fact! If you have any gen­uine queries re­gard­ing this project, I am sure Healthy ‘n’ Happy will be de­lighted to an­swer them.

I will fin­ish on this last point and urge ev­ery res­i­dent who may have doubts about this sin­gle wind tur­bine be­ing erected to take a drive to East Kil­bride Road, park their car, get out and look across to the River Clyde. What you used to see was an enor­mous amount The land­slide that SNP had was more than na­tion­al­ism. It was a dec­la­ra­tion by the peo­ple of Scot­land that they want pro­gres­sive po­lit­i­cal change.

Ni­cola Stur­geon was the only politi­cian that showed she was a peo­ples leader.

Once again Scot­land is at the fore­front of cre­at­ing a dy­namic cen­tre for change to end the old and out­dated po­lit­i­cal sys­tem from West­min­ster. of green land which is fast dis­ap­pear­ing to be re­placed by not hun­dreds but thou­sands of houses.

Here there was an abun­dance of wildlife which has now been dis­placed and if the erec­tion of the tur­bine on the land in ques­tion stops an­other few hun­dred houses be­ing built, then I for one would wel­come a sin­gle wind tur­bine on my doorstep, rather than a whole new es­tate: if you think the noise from a tur­bine is bad, imag­ine an­other 100 peo­ple and 500 cars! J Har­ris, Half­way.

The peo­ple of the United King­dom want change and are fed up with the sta­tus quo. We in Scot­land have started it and we will drive it. The SNP have the vi­sion and the will that has started a move­ment that has an un­stop­pable mo­men­tum for Scot­land, the UK and the rest of Europe. Ful­ton Hunter, By email.

My son’s chilli con carne, he makes the best I’ve ever tasted - as long as it’s mild! Mary Marr (62), Springhall

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