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Sir, – It has come to my attention that there appears to be concern being raised, once more, by local parents regarding the very poor state of the children’s play parks in Bo’ness.

Comparisons have been made to the far superior amenities that are in place in Polmont, Grangemouth and Falkirk.

Why is this the case? I asked these very same questions a number of years ago and following my protests, the Douglas Park got upgraded although to nowhere near to the standard that I would have wished.

The park along the Dean has not been touched for years and even has an old horse in place, that used to be situated at the Douglas Park.

As for the park opposite the Grange, the same equipment appears to be in place since I was a young boy going to my grannies and that was a few years ago. The one in Grangepans is non-existent apart from a collection of broken bottles.

Why does Bo’ness always seem to live on the crumbs that fall from the table of others in the district? Perhaps Adrian Mahoney, who sits on the ruling Labour administration has the answers to my questions? There appears to have been very little money spent in the town since the SNP gained funding for the town redevelopment following decades of neglect! – Yours etc.,

Garry Chapman,

2 Kinneil Drive,


Sir, - Regarding what the Bo’ness Journal said about what we want for Bo’ness - one thing that it really needs is the town centre cleaned up. Visitors who come to the railway, if they go to see the shops the first thing they see is a burnt down pub followed by rows of wheelie bins and in South Street, shops with rusty old wires on the windows, piles of sandbags that were left from the last flood and overflowing bins in Hamilton Lane. We can’t call it ‘Bonnie Bo’ness!’. – Yours etc.,

Sam Lyons