EAST Kilbride has earned the nomination for the title of carbuncle of the year. In this area of the town, making your way around on foot requires the dexterity of a mountain goat and eyesight of a hawk, such is the condition of the pavements and pathways.
The fabric of our town is going downhill fast, and will now accelerate rapidly as the bureaucrats circle the wagons and cut away at front line services to protect their fat salaries and golden pension pots. The payback for New Labour’s mismanagement of the UK.
The most predictable response on the subject has been uttered by Andy Kerr, who is a nice if deluded man, and does not live in our town. He expressed shock and surprise. Andy spend an hour or two walking round the town and take a camera and notebook with you.
You say, “However, we need to look at the bigger picture and take into account the magnificent new town planning where we see the separation of housing from industry, an excellent road network and lots of green space.”
Housing and industry have indeed become separated. So much so that barely any industry is left, thanks to the policies of your government and the bankrupt state of the UK. The excellent road network you praise will be the potholes joined up with ruts we suffer, those of us who can still run a car. The green space is under pressure like never before.
Can you not smell Cathkin landfill over at your bit?
New Labour’s legacy to East Kilbride is not a pretty one. The big picture you see must be from Google Earth. Move here Andy, see it breath it.
Duncan McNiven, West Mains.