Time to swat Silverton litterbugs
He or she says “it is time others had their say” and ends his or her first paragraph with: “We are all entitled to have a view and a say.”
To that, I ask where has he or she been living for the past six weeks?
The application was advertised in the press and comments invited. Did your anonymous correspondent send in comments?
Every household and other premises near the site were sent neighbour notifications, again asking for comments. If your anonymous correspondent is a neighbour, did he or she send in comments?
The Rainbow Valley website advertised the application and even went as far as to supply a pro forma letter of support and a direct link to national park planning with suggestions how to support. Did your anonymous correspondent send in comments to that?
No internet connection? Gartocharn has a functioning sub-post office with mail uplifted every day. Did your anonymous correspondent use that to make comment?
The location of the national park headquarters is well known. Anyone visiting it is sure of a friendly and courteous welcome. Did your anonymous correspondent hand in comments there?
People from all over the country and some from overseas have taken the time to have their say and express their views.
He or she goes on to the previous CHAS application for Robin House and mentions Kilmaronock Community Council’s stance.
Bill Heaney, writing two weeks ago, said “the planning laws must remain intact”. He is right.
Kilmaronock Community Council is a statutory consultee and should uphold the planning laws unless there was an overwhelming reason for coming out against them. There was no such overwhelming reason then and no such reason now. Alternative It was only a matter of time I guess. For as long as I can remember the good citizens of Silverton took care of this neighbourhood and you rarely saw garbage left on our streets, even though there were few bins around.
This was because we took a pride in where we lived and didn’t throw anything on to the streets/pavements but took them home to dispose of.
Sadly, either we have a recent influx of new tenants who have brought with them an attitude to cleanliness that should have been left behind when they came to a better place or After reading the letter from someone anonymously (Letters, Lennox Herald, July 31) claiming that not all people are against the planning application for the field behind Gartocharn church, I have considered the response of the local community who attended the meeting at the Millennium Hall on July 8.
There were around 120 people at the meeting, of which 115 people put their hands up to indicate that they were against the application. No-one put their hand up to indicate that they were in favour and no-one indicated that they wanted to abstain, so I am left wondering where are all these people who were supposedly in favour of this joint venture?
When Iain Methven made an application in 2012 for houses in the same field, it was rejected by the Loch Lomond and the Trossach National the area has become popular with (particularly at weekends) people who congregate or pass through with scant regard to the fact that we live in a nice place and like to keep it that way.
To some who may be confused, those big green things that you put empty bottles and cans in are NOT bins – they’re hedges, which people here try to keep nice and tidy.
And we’d much appreciate if you’d take your rubbish back to your own neighbourhoods where their disposal on the street would, most likely, not look out of place if that’s your attitudes.
We’d actually much appreciate it if We really appreciate here at the sheriff court tearoom the people who help us to fundraise for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, which runs Robin House at Balloch, and the excellent media coverage that goes along with that, which is a great help to us.
We were delighted with the excellent photograph of Dumbarton solicitors Scott Adair, Kenny Clark, Lauren Kerr and Gillian Bowman handing over a wonderful cheque in the court here for £1750 to Scott Maxwell of CHAS.
The money was raised by the magnificent efforts of the four aforementioned solicitors by participating in a recent marathon. We are really grateful to these solicitors and to everyone at the court for all they do for us. The new bike bus service from Balloch to Ardgarten goes back and forth four times a day and stops at various places in between. This is a good example of government funds well spent. you didn’t come here at all. We also don’t appreciate being asked to “go in to the shop for me Missus?” as it’s illegal and is also a possible reason why you no longer spend time where you come from as people and police know you now.
Chances are you don’t or can’t read the Lennox Herald but maybe some who do can pass this message on to you.
To WDC, could I ask that you put a couple or more bins near the area of Silverton’s shops to give them every opportunity to use them, although it may be a lost cause already.
We live in hope.