Miss­ing the point

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

In re­sponse to Char­lie Shaw in the Re­former letters page ( July 15), he seems to have missed the point that South La­nark­shire Coun­cil re­moved the cross­ing pa­trols as they did not con­sider Blair­beth Road busy or dan­ger­ous enough to merit hav­ing a lol­lipop per­son.

As a mother chil­dren’s safety is a con­cern for me. I have high­lighted in var­i­ous cor­re­spon­dence that new road would need to be crossed by chil­dren at­tend­ing school or nurs­ery at St Mark’s and Cathkin pri­maries, as well as older pupils go­ing to the high schools in the area.

As for Mr Shaw’s com­ments re­gard­ing wildlife he clearly does not know this park area as his ig­no­rance on the mat­ter is clear and per­haps if he came up the hill and took a walk through the park he could ap­pre­ci­ate it’s beauty and wildlife.

At night you of­ten hear an owl and there is reg­u­lar sight­ings of bats, never mind the foxes, field mice, frogs, but­ter­flies, bees, birds and wild­flow­ers.

I would again en­cour­age Mr Shaw and those who be­lieve this area should be de­stroyed by a road to visit and walk through the park so they can make an in­formed de­ci­sion. Gill Gowran, Op­pose the Cathkin Re­lief Road group.

Op­po­si­tion Op­po­nents to the pro­posed Cathkin re­lief road

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