SETON HALL: An ideal use for site

Some weeks ago I read an article about the search for a site to develop for an extension to the health service provided in Berwick, (Berwick Advertiser, July 12).

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 6:56 am

Seton Hall was one location mentioned.

Although I live on a farm outwith Berwick, most of my shopping is done in the town.

I regularly pass Seton Hall and long to see a building like that be returned to some useful function.

At the moment the United Kingdom is offering to host a few very brave people, the White Helmets from Syria.

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It struck me that if we, the people of this area, could unite to offer to convert Seton Hall into units for four of five complete families, we would be offering a great opportunity for very distressed people.

Also, we could find that we have acquired some really worthwhile future citizens, providing them with close-at-hand facilities for work, schooling, communication and – shopping.

Is this a good idea? Or is this the rambling of an old idiot speaking out of turn again?

The Rev John Evans

Cornhill-on-Tweed