LETTERS – Time for some true grit

What'S happened to Glasgow City Council's gritting this year?

Loading Comments

The side roads and pavements are extremely dangerous. If you don't have good grips on your footwear you don't stand a chance.

It seems that this year, instead of the motorised gritter covering the pavements with that brown grit – that seems to last all year round –they are spreading a fine salt that looks like semolina. It might as well be semolina for all the good that it's doing.

This sort of salt only works at a certain temperatures or not at all. And as for the scarcity of yellow gritting bins on the street, I don't know why the council bothers as they never re-fill them.

Come on City Council, stick to what works.

M Rawnsley


I READ with interest in last night's Evening Times about the plan to close off Gordon Lane with metal gates, which is a good idea if it helps stop anti-social behaviour.

A few days ago I read that the lane here in Shettleston, at Kilmany Street/Drive, which is also used for anti-social behaviour and which the Police and John Mason MSP want closed, cannot be shut as it is against council rules. It looks like double standards.

Will someone explain to me the difference between these streets, or is the case that because this problem is in the East End, no one gives a damn?

Name and address supplied

I WAS driving into work behind a low loader with a selection of cars on the back.

Normally I steer clear of these huge vehicles because I'm never convinced that the cars are ever securely strapped down.

But what fascinated and horrified me today was the fact that a long strip of metal was hanging off one of the cars, bouncing up and down and narrowly missing passing vehicles.

The lorry driver must have been able to see what was going on, so why didn't he pull over and make it safe?

I just made sure I was as far away from it as possible.

Mary Green



Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

When a dog is not a dog. I go vegan in the city.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

why I wanted to be She-Ra Princess of Power or Morten Harket from A-Ha

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.