Comment posted License charges for performances in Argyll and Bute: Russell warns of cultural threat by Iain Hurrel.
Important subject spoiled by aggressive undertones of point scoring against previous administration. Im very sure you would not have writen that, knowing that you have not already sorted it out.
Maybe you could now move on to the ferries and sort that out. However always good to know the out come before it happens.
Iain Hurrel also commented
- Yes Simon I’m sure that’s going to be the way, it does seem to be a sort of retirement plan or re shuffle thing for votes, but I think this time it will be diff, as most said or made out its not about the money anymore its about the area and I’m sure you will start to see Cllrs now forgoing these benefits / payments as a point of principle.
I don’t really have any political stand as it all seems to just get worse and the promises bigger and more out outlandish by the week, with as much back stabbing as poss.
What I find really annoying is newly elected Cllr’s with no track record to speak of slagging off Guy’s like Dick Walsh who most in Scottish politics could not hold a light to and only dream of a career / record like his. I remember only 30 yrs ago seeing Mr Walsh fill his car locally at the petrol station most mornings at around 7 in the morning and not always the same one (spread the love around)in a type of way? 30 yrs on its still the same, week in week out. I’ve never met another Cllr in all that time or seen one work so hard for the people of Dunoon, although it started before that i’m sure?
It makes me smile when you hear the trumpets of what we are going to do and how we are going to do it when we get in. Just that the trumpets stop not long after that and voices are not heard until the next election. there are Hard working Cllrs and that’s why they get back in, in most cases.
Personally I think Mr Walsh has done a truly incredible job of running the area in his time in office. Im glad that’s he’s not back in as Head of the Council as I think he may enjoy it very much more where he is now and has completed a very long shift for his area and ward. he;s better placed to actually make sure the administration get it right and stand by the election promises and not let them away with madness and really messing it all up.
The ferries thing will go away, but prob altogether now.
Anyway well done everyone that want to be a Cllr
Mr Walsh enjoy your new role of watch dog. Back to the pumps no doubt?
Recent comments by Iain Hurrel
- Requests to Council Leader for action – now – on new community company offer for Castle Toward
Fairness in everything should be the norm, I hope someone does clarify the valuations as a castle and five properties does seem cheap at £850.000
Hope someone does answer McLoud questions
- Area Committee ‘Evening Surgery’ for Oban and Lorn
Good initiative however we don’t have a council leader that is know for listening to anyone? We don’t have councillors that are allowed to blossom or vote as they see fit on various point of concern for fear of losing extra payments by doing so. Is that making all these things just a talking shop to add to all the others?
Negative Yes but we need Positive change now
- And Councillor Dance now resigns from administration over Castle Toward
All the above posts point to a corrupt and manipulative voting process to suit one person (Mr Walsh) the results of thinking for yourself as a councillor are lost in Argyll.
The reason for closed shops and a tatty texture to our towns
- Russell secures government intervention in council sale of Castle Toward
Typical 30 comments of who said this and that, digging at councillors who have done sometime positive in trying to halt the tide of depopulation in tbe Area.
Not one mention of the jobs it could bring or the pride it might restore to the community. Hope Russell is so alert to make sure we in Oban get Rockfield back to the glory days ?
Well South Cowal still up to them
- Breslin gets no confidence motion in Walsh and McQueen on Area Committee agenda
It look like the hard work of Mike Russell MSP is now starting to pay off with the intervention of Alex Neil and no doubt Audit Scotland will be involved in the near future?
Just maybe someone is shutting the bag of idiots for another day ? Roll on the elections adding McIntyre from Rothesay and Mc Naughton from where ever he’s from to that list of Sheep (extra cash for votes)
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