Comment posted RIP Helensburgh town centre: Waitrose out of town location approved by Graeme mccormick.
And all because the lady couldn’t buy pak chow
Graeme mccormick also commented
- siting Waitrose in east Helensburgh will not increase football to the town. Nor will it create new jobs. As the consumer spend is finite all it means is that some money spent in Helensburgh but more likely in Dumbarton will now be spent in Waitrose.
Consequently any jobs created at Waitrose will result in fewer jobs in Asda and Morrisons in Dumbarton.
bearing in mind that Dumbarton is the third poorest area in Scotland is there not a moral imperative on us to support Dumbarton where the loss of up to 180 jobs will have a devastating effect on these families who in all probability struggle much more than most Helensburgh families?
Recent comments by Graeme mccormick
- Preferred route for A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan upgrade to be unveiled in September
If the route does not include the Pulpit Rock improvement it would appear to have been a waste of money
- Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh on Daesh: ‘If we are to make real progress tackling extremism we must stop it at source – and call it what it is’
I don’t think most folk in this country know the nuances of Islams various sects and divisions just as few people here or abroad can Phaethon the various schism in the Free Kirk over the years.
In the interests of those of us who believe in God whether Christian Jewish or Muslim why don’t we just call these terrorists. Infidels?
- Russell’s remaining questions on Castle Toward
While Michael Russell’s questions are perfectly reasonable one must ask if they are made by him accepting that the Community bid is dead or not. Even the most resolute of developers will tire of being political pawns after a while so I would caution making much of the whys and wherefores at this time and let’s have some encouragement for what on paper could be a major boost to Cowals economy.
I’d give the proposer five months to produce the financial package after which incisive questioning of the council role would be appropriate.
- End of Castle Toward soap opera may be sale to soap tycoon
Having tried to suggest a practical way to bridge the divide between the council and the proponents of the Community buyout I must say that this sounds a better deal for the council and the local communityif the funds stack up.
Scotland is littered with large Victorian piles which end up in public or community ownership. they cost a fortune to maintain . I live in a house built in 1865 and my wife pays for its repair. That is our choice as private individuals.
However it is invariably the case that Victorian piles for community use are a waste of public funds. Much better to build something built for purpose. It costs less to build and maintain and offer our excellent young architects opportunity.
Introduce a Land Valuation Rental system and the land will become available. Then the community will build its facilities that are fit for purpose. Let’s move on.
- Argyll Bute Council, challenge, complaint, codes of conduct and the scheme of things
Instead of the past political shenanigans one would hope that the SNP council candidates will sign up to an agreed programme to serve all of A & B .
The programme must include a division of the political leadership and the paid officials through the creation of a public service bureau .
Devolution to local areas of all services and a repopulation strategy are essential elements.
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