Plea for forgotten park
CONGRATULATIONS to the six Glasgow parks that have been awarded a Greens Flag in recognition of high standards.
On reading this article I cast my mind back to the 1950s, when myself and what seemed like thousands of other kids visited our local park day after day during the summer holidays.
We had much to keep us entertained. Our park had a bandstand, a cricket pitch, four football pitches, a hockey pitch, a swing park, three tennis courts, three bowling greens, a duckpond, a boating pond and a putting green.
We even had our own winter gardens, referred to by us as the "Hot Hoose". Not so now.
Today the bandstand, the tennis courts, the putting green, hockey pitch and the boating pond have all gone.
It was of course Springburn Park. Perhaps better to rename it, The Forgotten Park.
Shame on the council for allowing a wonderful asset to be so neglected.
ON January 19 this year I was involved in a road traffic accident while turning from the Glasgow Royal Infirmary's Cathedral car park on to Castle Street.
My car was a write-off. Following the accident I phoned Derek Barrie, from Glasgow City Council's Roads and Lighting Department, and he agreed to meet with me to consider altering the sequence of the traffic lights.
Following our meeting he agreed to conduct a feasibility study and this resulted in the sequence of the lights being changed.
I would like to thank Mr Barrie and his team from Glasgow City Council's Lighting Department and also Rosie Cherry, Facilities Manager at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, for all their help.
Rev Adam Plenderleith
Health Care Chaplain
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Bus lane farce
I CAN understand your reader's frustration at being fined for entering a bus lane so he could get parked (Wednesday).
It is ludicrous to have a bus lane in such a position and then to fine drivers for crossing it.
Surely, there should be some common sense applied here.
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