It may be enlightening to many people that the remarks about the verge from the parish priest are somewhat typical of how the residents have been treated throughout this long drawn-out mini drama care of St Columba’s Church.
It seems to have been to ignore the locals whereever possible, refused to talk to them or reply to their requests for some information or make excuses when absolutely having to make some reply.
The agreement was that they would return that verge to its original state and replant the same trees.
Two years this has been going on for, not just with the local residents but the council.
Two years of excuses, obstruction or silence, and now we have a new proposal that doesn’t even meet council guidelines: two years too long.