Where have all the taxis gone?
I note with interest your story re taxi drivers receiving extra training in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
I would question whether there are any taxis on the road.
I was in Rutherglen at the Town Hall and in Cambuslang for a reunion with friends over the summer.
On both occasions I had great difficulty getting a taxi home. Coming out the Town Hall on a Thursday evening at 10.30pm I waited an hour and 10 minutes for a taxi.
Similarly in Cambuslang I waited an hour.
Needless to say it spoiled my nights out and I would now think twice about going out in Rutherglen or Cambuslang which obviously is not beneficial to the local community. Anne MacKenzie Rutherglen
I note that alongside my letter in last week’s Reformer detailing how services have deteriorated under NHS Lanarkshire was a letter from Calum Campbell, the chief executive boasting about how things have improved since he took over in January this year.
What I did not make fully clear was that I was referred to my GP by a specialist hospital at the far end of Glasgow for a scan to be arranged locally so that I would not have to travel across the city when I am only just recovering from a major operation, still have stitches in and a very swollen leg which had to be checked out for a blood clot which is a potentially very dangerous condition.
Could Mr Campbell please tell me and the rest of the public in Rutherglen and Cambuslang why my being told if a scan was arranged by my GP I would have to travel to Airdrie, a round trip of four hours, is in any way an improvement when the Victoria is 15 minutes away and they do have all the specialist scanning equipment as well as the routine one required for this.
He quotes a great many figures about the out of hours GP service.
These are all meaningless as we do not receive out of hours services from NHS Lanarkshire but from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
He also states that GPs, nurses and ancillary staff are all happy with the changes. He misses the point yet again.
The only people whose opinion actually counts are those who require the services, namely the patients. I am certainly far from satisfied with the service I have been offered during normal hours!!
The NHS Lanarkshire website lists Mr Campbell’s previous occupations as among others, a professional footballer. In this case he has certainly scored an own goal.
I did send a copy of my letter directly to him but have had no response. Name and address supplied
I send a copy of a letter sent to Rutherglen Exchange Manager Jane Cowan. I hope you will publish it in the Reformer.
“Regarding Owl Project in Rutherglen Arcade
I write to object to your consent to allow owls to be displayed and handled in Rutherglen Arcade.
Owls are wild animals and have extremely sensitive senses for hearing and seeing their prey. Everyone knows they are nocturnal birds hunting at night. They are also attributed with special intelligence, thus we call them ‘wise owls’. Why then did you allow this project in a busy, artificially lit and noisy shopping centre?
When I saw them about 4pm on Friday afternoon they were still being poked and petted by very young children who I believe consider them to be soft toys.
Worse still people were taking photographs of their children holding the owls on chains with flashing lights that could not be avoided by the birds.
One attendant was trying to spray water into a large owl’s beak, obviously to avoid it becoming dehydrated.
I ask that you do not give permission for this event to be held ever again.
It is not a draw to shoppers at the Arcade in fact it is the very opposite and will put ethically minded people off. Susan Martin Scioncroft Avenue
Who is Murray A Nix? All this person ever does is post nasty and negative comments on Facebook.
Obviously they do not even bother to read the Reformer or they would know how much James Kelly MSP actually does for this area and for his constituents.
As I have said before, we don’t do low class here.
If this person has nothing but vicious comments to make about our lovely town and its people, why don’t they go elsewhere and why don’t they stop hiding behind vicious comments on social media and come out and have a proper debate in print on whatever issues are of concern to them.
Unfortunately there is a class of person nowadays who think it is somehow clever to sit pressing buttons on a computer all day and making some sort of name for themselves. Making a fool of themselves actually.
I am not a member of any political party and I take people on merit and on what they say and what they do.
There’s a lesson to be learned and a reality check to be had by all those who hide on the internet.
It’s not clever at all. It is ignorant , low class behaviour and it’s not the sort of thing we need in this town.
So if there is nothing this person likes about living here then , as I’ve also said before, they know what to do. Buzz off! Dorothy Connor Rutherglen
Australia, I would love to go there,” said Carol Hannah, from Burnside.
“I have a friend that goes and has family over there. She loves it there. She’s travelled all over and said it is beautiful.”
Cllr should open his eyes
“I love Rhodes. I just love the whole way of life in Greece. I like the people and the food,”said John Vickers from Burnside.