Letters to the Editor
I would like to thank the Parish Council for the new railings at the corner of Hill View Road and Castle Road. I have often been concerned seeing children running across this road whilst chasing balls that have "escaped" from the Rec.
I read the comments made in the last newsletter about the proposed play park in St Aldam's Drive.
As a resident and one who attended the open meeting on the 10th November, I cannot agree that the residents were happy with the proposal, and to say the children were happy with the park is an exaggeration as there were only half a dozen children at the meeting. Whilst we were at the meeting 99% of the people there did not want the park, and there were many issues raised that need to be fully addressed by the Parish Council and South Glos Council. It was sad to see that the parish councillors left when the meeting got heated.
Iím sure many people in the village would like to join me in congratulating Bill Dalziel (my dad) on reaching his 100th birthday on 2nd March. Although Bill has lived in Pucklechurch for only 12 years, he is a well-known figure, often seen making his way to church or waiting patiently at the bus stop, seated on his trusty walker, on his way for a shopping trip to Yate.
Bill has been a very active church member, contributing regularly to the Two Towers magazine with articles covering a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, increasingly poor eyesight has meant that he has now had to give up using his typewriter and cease this activity.
He is now unable to go out quite so often but is content to stay at home and still manages to look after himself with some daily help.
Dad is first and foremost a Scotsman, the ninth of twelve children, and now the last surviving sibling. He has enjoyed a full life, living in Scotland, England, 34 years in California, and a final return to England to be near his family. He is celebrating this remarkable milestone with his family and friends at The Poplars. Happy Birthday, Dad!