Readers’ letters

What our readers have been writing about this week

Sir, – Now is your chance to marvel at the effects of gravity as you freefall earthwards! Children’s charity Children Today is offering you the chance to experience this first hand.

This challenge is pure exhilaration as you jump from 10,000 feet at 120mph! Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.

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Ceri Ward of Children Today commented “By taking up this challenge you will be raising funds for Children Today. It will enable us to purchase much needed, life changing specialised equipment for disabled children in the UK”

Imagine being able to do this whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help a raise funds for Children Today! Stop imagining, it’s real and it’s happening all the time all at various locations all over the country and you can be part of it. Please contact Ceri on 01244 335622 or [email protected] mailto: [email protected] for further information.


Children Today

Road closures in Cumbernauld

I’M emailing after reading the article in this week’s Cumbernauld News re the road closure in Seafar.

I myself live In Condorrat (Medrox Gardens) and as of Monday our main road from just after the church to Summerfield Road (just before Shimlas at Dalshannon Farm) has also been closed for the same length of time. I work up the town centre and have to either take the route through Mollinsburn, Westfield etc to get to work or go the back road through Mollinsburn which is a danger as the road is full of potholes and too narrow. There isn’t even a slip road at this end of Condorrat to join onto the motorway and exit at the Town Centre as one hasn’t yet been built to compensate for the one which was closed at the beginning of the roadworks. Colleagues that live near me were told to stand in Condorrat Village for the bus however on Monday morning the bus also just drove by the stop in the Village. It’s an absolute nightmare.


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Residents raging

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I REFER to your article on page three of this week’s edition.

I drive a black cab in Cumbernauld and can inform you that the same residents have been raging and ranting since the first snowfall last winter.

At the first sign of problems they abandoned their cars on the Seafar Road causing major problems for public transport, council gritters and people trying to get to work.

When the snow cleared they were raging about the state of the road surface.

Now they are raging about the repairs being carried out.

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I have been able to collect and drop passengers from the road works area without any problems. The warning signs were posted well in advance similar to road closures in Condorrat and other areas and I complement the Council in their advance warnings.

It was well known weeks ago that the Seafar Road was closing.


Treatment provision

Sir, – In support of Andrew Locke we must preserve our Treatment Rooms in Cumbernauld. If they close it will mean considerable hardship to residents.

Imagine a one day for Phlebotomy at any health centre, or just one centre for this in Cumbernauld. The next step will be all residents will have to go to Monklands for all minor treatments.

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We must stop this retrograde step and appeal to our local councillors and MPs to prevent this.

Constant penny pinching by the NHS must be stopped.


20 Lochlea Rd


A wee bit TLC

Sir, – I wonder what has happened to good old fashioned cleanliness.

Our council spent a small fortune revamping the Carbrain Gulley. At the moment it has enjoyed good sunshine and the occasional shower that helps along the wild flora and fauna adding to the rustic feel of the place, but where are the tidying up squads when you need them? The place has not seen a brush and shovel for a good wee while.

I wonder if the council who have spent all of this (and our) money on such a lovely project do they ever have anyone inspect our areas for litter and trolleys etc. It certainly doesn’t look like it.

Come on NLC how’s about a wee bit of TLC in Cumbernauld, especially Carbrain. – Yours etc.,


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