Support for relief road plan
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.