Missing the point
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