I’m all in favour of Orange parade, insists happy resident

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CONTROVERSIAL plans for an Orange Order parade to pass through a residential area have been welcomed by a resident.

Last week’s Herald reported that Bishopbriggs Reformation Memorial Loyal Orange Lodge 71 had applied for permission to hold the march on Saturday, May 12.

Some residents have raised objections to the parade and lets of the War Memorial Hall, in Balmuildy Road, for band rehearsals. Around 150 people have signed a petition. The plan is for the parade to leave from and finish at the hall in Balmuildy Road.

Despite the objections, one resident who lives in Balmuildy Road contacted the Herald to say he was in favour of the march.

He said: “I’ve lived here for 10 years and there’s been numerous parades. I’m not in the lodge or the bands, but I think they have behaved impeccably and there has been no disruption. The worst thing you could say is that there’s a couple of cars parked in the street.

“I have kids and every year the parade passes they stand and watch it.

“If anything it’s a good thing for the area. Bands come from all over to play.

“It’s not often you can say something like that comes to Bishopbriggs.”

The parade application is currently being considered by the council.

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