Times are changing

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Letter

Isn’t it a shame when a lovely, quiet street along the lake becomes a place of pure bedlam in the summer months?

Some dogs are allowed to run loose, without a leash, disturbing other pets while their owners jog. Kids are allowed by their parents to run through neighbour’s gardens and private patios. Cars are speeding and people are parking where they shouldn’t. Traffic blocks the local postal service, preventing the delivery of mail in a timely fashion. And walkers take offence to having to move to allow permanent residents to get to their homes.

Is it any wonder that the locals are muttering and cursing under or over their breath? Where are the old-fashioned rules of etiquette? A very selfish mode has replaced them. It’s a shame!

Catherine Hopkins, Kincardine