Office not needed
I read in this week’s Reformer that a new office block is to be built in the Shawfield area of the Burgh. Why?
The office block that was built in the Farmeloan Road area has lain empty for roughly a year now with no occupants so why do we need another one to lie empty.
What we need is more shops not office blocks, over to the council please. Alan Grant Dunnachie via Facebook
I would just like to say a big thanks to the neighbourhood management team for helping Fernhill Soccer School with recent funding.
This will go a long way in getting strips and equipment for our club. DON via email
I have trawled through many records and going on what I do know have narrowed my search down to Dr Reverend James Jack, who was born in 1880 in Old Monkland Lanarkshire, and died in July of 1935 while performing confirmation on Elizabeth Jane Rea.
There was a memorial service in Greenhill Church of Scotland, Rutherglen on July 14, 1935.
I am sure that this event must have been in the local newspaper of that time. I cannot seem to find a link for any archive papers.
James and Helen could have possibly met in Rutherglen. There are many ‘Helen Browns’ out there and I still have not narrowed my search for her.
I need to find the link where they could have met.
It would be wonderful if any of your readers know anything about them. I know James had siblings; Jane, James and Thomas. There must be relatives out there somewhere, hopefully still living in Rutherglen.
Any help,would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance to all my Scottish friends. Angela Coyle via email
As a grandparent of three, I was delighted to read in last week’s Reformer that South Lanarkshire Council has finally backed down over the proposed sale of Douglas Park in Cambuslang.
The mere idea of turning our valued green space into a housing estate was preposterous.
It is ridiculous that residents have to form pressure groups to make their views heard about communal parkland where communities can gather and children can play.
It is important that residents make their views heard to ensure that our park does not come under threat again.
South Lanarkshire Council have a duty of care when it comes to our parks and should be investing their energy in protecting and enhancing our green space, rather than plundering the pockets of housebuilding giants.
I am delighted and relieved to learn that the council are willing to consider our genuine interest in managing the park and perhaps even taking ownership of it.
We owe it to the younger generation to ensure that the great outdoors are protected. Name and address supplied
Around five per cent of the population of Scotland has diabetes yet, at any one time, around 15-20 per cent of hospital inpatients will have the condition.
What’s more, inpatients with diabetes have a longer length of stay for almost all conditions that lead to hospital admission, compared to patients without diabetes.
People with diabetes should receive specialist care and support when they are admitted to hospital, regardless of the reason for their admission. This is essential to ensure their diabetes is well managed to minimise the risk of complications, prevent patient harm and avoid unnecessary extra days in hospital.
The Scottish Government identified inpatient care as a “priority for improvement” in the Diabetes Improvement Plan 2014 and Diabetes Scotland is keen to ensure that these improvements are made. We are keen to hear from people who are living with diabetes and have had a recent stay in hospital. By sharing stories of real experiences we can affect positive change to diabetes care. We hope your readers may be able to support us in this work.
If anyone who is affected by diabetes is interested in finding out more about how to share their story, please contact me at Diabetes Scotland on saubia. email@example.com or telephone 0141 245 6380
Saubia Sohail Diabetes Scotland
“I would rather we welcomed them in,”said Stephen O’Brien (52) of Rutherglen.“It is a terrible situation and we have a duty of care to welcome them into our community.”