More cuts are on the way
It’s that time of year again when South Lanarkshire Council tell us the only thing they are certain of is that there will be more cuts (Council in £18m cuts proposals, November 21).
Clearly the millions upon millions of pounds which have been saved over the years has not been enough.
It is thoroughly depressing and I do hope that children, the elderly and those most vulnerable are protected as much as possible from whatever savings ideas are planned.
As for the proposed three per cent rise in council tax? The council needs to know we don’t all have deep pockets.
EK voter, via email
Finally! A withdrawal agreement over Brexit; not a trade deal – a withdrawal one.
And that’s a crucial point as when we leave on March 29, 2019, and enter a 21-month transition period, it gives business and services time to prepare so no more excuses.
Now is the time to get behind the Prime Minister and get this deal done in what has been a long, drawn-out process to try and undo 46 years of rules and regulations.
The challenge to politicians of all parties is to act in the nation’s best interest. Who will do this?
We wait and see – democracy must win at the end of the day so enough of this ‘People’s Vote’ nonesense and let’s give the PM credit.
Despite being attacked from the Brexiteers on one side and ‘remoaners’ on the other, she has stuck at it and deserves our thanks for doing that.
John Reilly, via email
I am finding my visits to the town centre off-putting these days because of the music that’s played
over the public address system.
It never seems to change. It’s always the same old stuff, usually a female voice wailing away.
There is never any sixties or seventies music; never any instrumental music; never any classical music.
Shoppers of the more mature kind never seem to be considered. Who decides what’s played? Twice I have requested this information from centre management but to no avail.
However, Christmas is coming and, perhaps, they will be forced to change their tune or tunes. I live in hope but I’m not removing the earmuffs just yet.
Ian S Davidson, St Leonards
With regards to South Lanarkshire Council’s diktat on bins (Red-tag scheme, previous editions of the News).
This suggests that members and officers have forgotten that they are our servants, not our masters. Ronnie McLean, via email
We would like to acknowledge the excellent care Colin received in University Hospital Hairmyres last month.
From the casualty staff to the coronary care unit and ward 9 staff, we thank you all.
Rosemary & Colin Murray, Calderwood
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