Ac­tion is needed for site of old BHS store

Evening Times - - POINTS OF VIEW -

WITH re­gards to plans be­ing in limbo over the fu­ture of the old BHS on Sauchiehal­l Street (Evening Times, Tues­day), I think it’s a dis­grace that noth­ing has hap­pened to this site.

De­vel­op­ers had an ideal op­por­tu­nity when the sec­tion of the street was closed off af­ter the blaze op­po­site.

The build­ing is an ut­ter eye­sore and an em­bar­rass­ment for the city cen­tre.

If the coun­cil could af­ford to pur­chase it, the street would ben­e­fit from a park area in its space rather than more of­fices, which would no doubt end up be­ing empty fur­ther down the line.

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I FEAR noth­ing will hap­pen with the site of the old BHS store the longer this rum­bles on.

Sauchiehal­l Street is go­ing to end up be­ing a ghost town if any of the big re­tail­ers, such as Pri­mark, Boots and Marks and Spencer, ever de­cide to close up and leave the area.

This street used to be such an iconic spot in the city cen­tre. Even with the work that has been com­pleted at the other end of the street, there are still so many empty shop units.

Some­thing has to be done to en­cour­age re­tail­ers and restau­rants to open up on Sauchiehal­l Street.

CS Glas­gow

IT was such a shame to read the or­deal faced by Kath­leen Wil­son at her flat in Cran­hill (Evening Times, Mon­day).

Her chil­dren’s health can’t be risked with such aw­ful con­di­tions in her cur­rent prop­erty.

I hope some­thing can be done to help and she can get a new home as soon as pos­si­ble.

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I WAS in­ter­ested to read your colum­nist Mike Dailly’s views on im­prov­ing fi­nan­cial well­be­ing.

Talk­ing about money is­sues is key if you want to avoid get­ting ripped off on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

They are too many peo­ple around now-a-days who will at­tempt to con you if they get half a chance.

Jack Stu­art Via email

I EN­JOYED Mon­day’s fea­ture on Cafe Gan­dolfi cel­e­brat­ing its 40th an­niver­sary. It’s a restau­rant I’ve al­ways en­joyed vis­it­ing with su­perb food and ser­vice.

J Reilly Via email

FRANKLY I don’t think any main­stream po­lit­i­cal party will change this sit­u­a­tion (Char­i­ties warn of home­less­ness deaths as

tem­per­a­tures plum­met).

I just hope af­ter this elec­tion we get new par­ties. I’d have been hap­pier if bet­ter op­tions were avail­able now, but it’s only a mat­ter of time.

Tim John­ston Posted on­line

I AGREE with your cor­re­spon­dent E K in Tues­day’s let­ters page on what to do with the amount of money coined in by Glas­gow City Coun­cil from bus gate fines.

It should be used to fix our pot­hole-filled roads in the city.

I’m sick of see­ing the same pot­holes re­turn­ing weeks later due to poor re­pairs.

Tem­po­rary re­pairs are not work­ing on many of the pot­holes across Glas­gow.

F Scott Via email

I THINK the ad­di­tional bus gates in Glas­gow city cen­tre are a dis­grace.

I feel sorry for any tourists who drive into the city cen­tre.

They don’t have a chance of es­cap­ing with­out a fine. It’s not as if public trans­port into the city cen­tre makes it worth ditch­ing the car and tak­ing a bus or train.

No won­der so many peo­ple opt for Brae­head and Sil­ver­burn.

MW Glas­gow

Plans are now in limbo for the former BHS store

Ste­vie Skye took this image on Lusken­tyre on the Isle of Harris

Brian Cairns took this pic­ture of the Peo­ples Palace

Thomas Bow­man’s pic­ture of a King­fisher

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