Sup­port for re­lief road plan

Rutherglen Reformer - - Health Matters -

I read the let­ter in the Re­former (June 3) re­gard­ing the Cathkin Re­lief Road but I didn’t know that it was at the cen­tre of a row!

Look, this is de­signed to save lives. I see they have erected traf­fic lights on East Kil­bride Road at Western Road in a bid to try and slow mo­torists down. What a good idea and well done!

The amount of ac­ci­dents on the Fern­hill Road at the shops is unimag­in­able, chil­dren and pen­sion­ers be­ing killed by mo­torists play­ing Rus­sian roulette, then there is the con­stant stream of traf­fic on Blair­beth Road.

This is a school route to Burn­side Pri­mary where I once at­tended as a young­ster and have good mem­o­ries of that school.

And fi­nally, the traf­fic that at­tempts to go through Burn­side to avoid the lights by go­ing along Rodger Drive head­ing for the M74

All this can be avoided with the new pro­posed planned re­lief road, as it will cut through waste ground which is over rid­den by weeds, over­grown shrubs, long grass and bushes, you wouldn’t want your chil­dren play­ing there as there are drink­ing dens be­hind what used to be the Fern­hill play­ing fields.

It is not a nice place to hang about.

The new road will have screens, as that of the M74 new link, it will con­clude what was spo­ken about 50 years ago, about the same time that it took to get the M74 miss­ing link started.

The prob­lem is that there is so much ado about this so-called green space.

There will still be a cer­tain amount of green area as this is not a mo­tor­way but just another route to sub­se­quently make our lives safer by tak­ing mo­torists away from built- up ar­eas.

So stop be­ing self­ish and build for the fu­ture, we all have to move on. Ron­nie Cot­ter­ill, By email. Once again we see the cyn­i­cal and to­tally un­car­ing side of this Con­ser­va­tive Gov­ern­ment who in pur­suit of their ide­ol­ogy are once again per­se­cut­ing the poor the sick and the vuner­a­ble.

Last week it was ex­posed that that dis­abled peo­ple are wait­ing up to two years for PIP claims to be set­tled and some had to go to the High Court to out­line the hard­ship and dis­tress this has caused and to show that the process is illegal.

What does this show about our gov­ern­ment that makes pledges in their man­i­festo and bla­tently dis­gards them? Ful­ton Hunter, Cam­bus­lang.

A lov­ing Burn­side cou­ple trag­i­cally passed away within 24 hours of each other, as they pre­pared to mark their wed­ding an­niver­sary.

Jim and Myra Craig, who were mar­ried on June 13, 1955, were ac­tive mem­bers of Ruther­glen Bap­tist Church be­fore Jim passed away the day be­fore their 59th wed­ding an­niver­sary – with Myra sadly dy­ing the next day, on the an­niver­sary it­self.

Jim, who was 92, had been un­well for sev­eral months and was be­ing cared for in Rodger Park Nurs­ing Home be­fore he died peace­fully.

Son Don­ald found his mum at home, the day af­ter his fa­ther had passed away.

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