IT’S high time the Glasgow Times launched another campaign to highlight the ridiculous number of major potholes in our city’s streets. The situation is getting out of control.

The streets around Ibrox and Govan are a dangerous obstacle course with dozens of holes per street, and it is surely only a matter of time before accidents are caused by drivers swerving to avoid them.

The cost of repairs to vehicles must also be a huge issue, as most of us do not drive gas-guzzling 4x4 vehicles around the city. Why should drivers – including those who need cars and vans for their work – be forced to pay out when it is the council’s responsibility to keep the roads in order?

Clearly it is also important for the council to invest in more “green” modes of transport, but it is unrealistic to expect drivers to abandon their cars altogether, especially given the high cost of bus travel compared to most other cities in the UK.

Is the neglect of the roads a deliberate attempt to bully us into leaving our cars at home?

Jim Orr


READING about the continued bin collection problems in Glasgow and how theses issues are attributed to cut backs and a lack of staff is really concerning.

Surely it is the right of citizens to live in a clean environment, free from concern about rodent problems and filth is paramount. Someone in authority needs to take a handle on this situation as we deserve much better than this.



WITH all the bad news stories of late, on hospital failures, missed bin collections, the state of our streets, and worst of all homelessness,

Not many folk would swap places, with council staff, or our post men and women who work outside in all weather, if what we’ve had lately is anything to go by.

Or indeed with our homeless community. So really we’ve a lot to be grateful for.

Jill Ferguson


I’M sick and tired of “climate activists” who can stand and point at the issue without actually contributing to the solution.

Making big claims like “no new combustion engine cars in 15 years time” ... what is going to replace it? How long will it take to implement the infrastructure to support it?

What skills are going to be required? Do we have the materials? Do we have the manpower?

David McKendry

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