Letters to the editor

From out July 24, 2013, edition

Sir, – What a summer!

Just a little ‘grouse’....could North Lanarkshire please attend to the kiddie’s swingpark in Westfield? We pay our taxes like everyone. It really needs some repair work and a good lick of paint. – Yours etc.,


3 Craigside Road, Cumbernauld

Sir, – Thanks to the person who handed my purse to the driver on Stagecoach Bus 25A, Glasgow to Abronhill, around 4pm. Nice to know there are honest people around. – Yours etc.,


Sir, – There are many older volunteers in Scotland who do amazing, but often under-recognised, work helping others in the community. Older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service has launched the 2013 Diamond Champions awards, sponsored by McCarthy & Stone and supported by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall as President of the charity, to celebrate the work of volunteers aged 60 and over.

Sixty Diamond Champions will be chosen including 10 from Scotland; 12 people from across Britain will be invited to a reception in the autumn. We want people in Scotland to nominate their volunteer hero and celebrate the difference they make to the lives of others.

Nominations can be made at royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/diamondchampions and the closing date is September 15th – so get nominating. – Your etc.,


Royal Voluntary Service Head of Operations for Scotland

Sir, Kilsyth Joint Blind and Disabled Club was recnetly awarded £4835 from the lottery fund for a holiday short breaks project.

Members had a five-day break in Blackpool staying at the Boston Hotel and everyone involved had a great time.

This is the first time that the club has done a holiday and it was was a great success. More breaks are on the agenda when club resumes on September 9, 2013.

The club runs over 26 weeks per year and meets in the Old Library, Burngreen.

I would like to thank Maureen Love, John Cullen, drivers, helpers, entertainers, Rennie’s bakers, local shops and organisations who support me and make this club so outstanding.

New members will be made most welcome. – Yours etc.,


Joint Blind and Disabled Club, Kilsyth.