LETTERS – Fined and furious

I RECEIVED a bus lane enforcement notice at a cost of £60 from Glasgow City Council in September as I had driven my car in one of the bus lanes in the city centre.

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That was correct. I did drive in a bus lane - as that was the only way that the traffic was diverted due to the filming of the the movie Fast and Furious.

I sent a letter off to the council stating this and received a letter by return saying that they are prepared to cancel the fine, which I am happy about.

My concern is how many other unsuspecting people have they fined for the same thing and how many unsuspecting people have already paid the fine.

M Toal, via e-mail

HAVING read the front page report (November 21) that the sale of 'legal highs' terrifies Strathclyde Police Chief Constable I would suggest that one answer is to go into the shops and tell the owner: "Gonnae no dae that!"

Last week, I was horrified to see large knives on display in the window of one of the cheaper pound -type shops in the city centre.

By chance I met two policemen and mentioned that I thought they should go in and have a word with the owner to request his support on tackling knife crime and remove these items from display.

I am pleased to say that on passing the store later the items had been removed from the window and no knives were on sale in the store.

Goes to prove that the direct approach often works. It's in businesses' interests to work with the police and make Glasgow a better place.

Bill Love, Glasgow

Great example

I WAS delighted to read that Barrhead Travel plans to employ 50 recruits as part of a £700,000 trainining scheme ('Jobs training boost praised', Nov 22).

And I couldn't agree more with Scotland's Youth Employment Minister Angela Constance's comment that she hopes "that the commitment shown by the company will encourage others to support our young people."

So come on, employers, show a bit of faith in the future and the talents of our city's youngsters by following Barrhead travel's great example.

R. James, via e-mail

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