No more studies

HOPE St has for many years been repeatedly reported as Scotland’s most polluted street and now I read that calls have been made by the British Heart Foundation for it to be monitored for PM10 (Particle matter- extremely small particles and droplets that get in the air).

The monitoring station, a big ugly green box that sits at the bottom of the street in front of a grade A listed building has produced results to already show very high levels of pollution but nothing has been done to sort the problem.

Once again officialdom is getting away with producing studies and surveys but doing absolutely nothing.

One might look at the large numbers taxis, often over 20 ranking in Hope St with their diesel engines on slowly moving up and into Gordon St all day every day and night too.

Nobody denies taxis are doing a great job serving the City and tourists but surely a solution can be found to this concentration of vehicles and diesel fumes in an area that has lots of shops pubs offices and hotels.

Pity the people who work in this environment with associated health risks. No more studies and strategies, give residents, workers and tourists action to address this issue.

Bill Love, Mosspark

Fix the Potholes

REGARDING plans to create a mini-Holland in the heart of Glasgow.

This isn’t Holland.

It’s money being spent on something that can hardly be classed as a priority. Fix the potholes and it will be safe for the cyclists then.

Johnny Mack

Against nature

A priest in Glasgow has been suspended amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a teenager.

IN my view vows of chastity and celibacy are against the laws of nature.

Being married (or living together) and having children grounds you and seems to me to be the natural order.

I have no axe to grind with the Roman Catholic Church, I disagree with some of their beliefs but live and let live is my mantra.

Al. M

Lovely idea

I WAS delighted to read that a project which places dogs with couples affected by dementia is to be rolled out to the central belt.

As well as the health benefits for owners in terms of the exercise that dogs need, pets can often provide more comfort and solace that other humans. I’m not surprised that the project has had so much success with dementia patients.

George Williamson, Maryhill