Po­lice of­fice clo­sure would be an­other blow for town

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

It seems Cam­bus­lang can­not buy a break right now.

On the back of three banks an­nounc­ing they were clos­ing and the com­mu­nity coun­cil’s bomb­shell re­port about the Main Street, we have now found out the po­lice sta­tion may also close.

While some will point out the sta­tion is not open to the pub­lic, that will come as scant con­so­la­tion to the com­mu­nity.

It’s mere pres­ence will have brought re­as­sur­ance to res­i­dents while those cops who are based there will use lo­cal shops on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

The whole thing seems even more bizarre when you con­sider the sta­tion has only been open for 23 years.

It re­mains to be seen whether the plan will go ahead, and we are ob­vi­ously pleased Ruther­glen will re­main open, but if it does close, it will leave an­other gap­ing hole in a town al­ready des­per­ate for new life to be breathed into it.

An­other group of peo­ple in need of a break is the vot­ers of the UK. But we will be asked to go to the polls once more on June 8 af­ter Theresa May an­nounced a gen­eral election.

It seems the coun­try can­not get enough of elec­tions right now, and it is par­tic­u­larly un­for­tu­nate this will fall just weeks af­ter the lo­cal elec­tions, which should be the fo­cus right now.

Many will be feel­ing fa­tigued but you can read what the lo­cal par­ties have said on page six.

Fi­nally, last week’s Re­former in­cluded a spell­ing er­ror in our front page head­line. This was due to a pro­duc­tion er­ror that was not picked up at ed­i­to­rial level.

The Re­former strives for com­plete ac­cu­racy. How­ever, we recog­nise that on this oc­ca­sion, we have fallen short of the stan­dards ex­pected of us and we apol­o­gise to our read­ers. Douglas Dickie

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