He mourns the loss of trees. Unfortunately, the loss of trees is the inevitable price we pay for progress. To believe otherwise is na�ve. How many trees were destroyed to construct the golf club?
Mr Monks should seek the advice of a qualified arborist. Some trees may be saved and be suitable for transplanting. Timber from felled trees could be used for furniture or trophies for the golf club.
I and other members of Carine Masters would be happy to help plant replacement trees on the course.
The City of Stirling has consistently said Hamersley Golf Course is where the pool will be built.
For 45 years, the golf course has served the golfing fraternity well: lucky golfers. It now needs refurbishing.
The benefits to golfers include a double-storey practice range, new clubhouse, new pro-shop, plus access to the swimming pool complex.
I also attended the special electors’ meeting. Four people voted against the motion with 143 in favour. Close to 500 ratepayers signed a petition and more than 1000 respondents to a survey were overwhelmingly in favour of a 50-metre indoor heated pool. This is just the tip of the iceberg of support for the pool.
If we work together we can all benefit.