Here is a piece from the Guardian I came across recently. It seems the same problem people are still in charge in oor council. Yes indeed, they are ! Enjoy because it’s time the problems resigned. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2004/jan/11/schools.uk
Month: August 2015
How Argyll & Bute Works: Bad behaviour !
At last week’s Policy and Resources Committee meeting there was a paper that purported to be a response to the last Audit Scotland report. This report contained the following gems: There has been a general improvement in member behaviour and fewer issues are being raised/dealt with by Officers. There are still ongoing issues with one… Continue reading How Argyll & Bute Works: Bad behaviour !
How Argyll & Bute Works: Castle Toward again
With the publication of the papers for this week’s meeting of the council’s scrutiny committee, a supplementary paper appeared late on Friday written by Ian Ross, chair of the scrutiny committee. His paper can be read at this link: SUPPLEMENTARY PACK 1 FOR PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE Thursday 27-Aug-2015 10 00 Per It is… Continue reading How Argyll & Bute Works: Castle Toward again
Boundary Commission Proposals
The Boundaries Commission has produced proposals that, among other things, will see the demise of the Cowal ward that currently has 3 councillors. The reality is that the population fall in Argyll & Bute is particularly problematic in Bute and Cowal and the Boundaries Commission have to ensure there is an appropriate number of councillors… Continue reading Boundary Commission Proposals
Update 14 August
I wrote a piece about the 1914-1919 war and the talk by the wonderful Margaret Hubbard. To read it, click here. I should have said that she’s written several books about Innellan and these are available in the Lido Innellan or the Dunoon Observer shop in Dunoon. Well worth reading, front covers pictured above of 2… Continue reading Update 14 August
Innellan War Memorial and the 1914-1919 War
My wife Phil and I went on one of the guided walks last night which our local historian Margaret Hubbard organises. Margaret is a professional tour guide but she does these walks for no fee with the modest £5 per head going to Innellan Village Hall’s funds. Last night we met at the war memorial… Continue reading Innellan War Memorial and the 1914-1919 War
There are still people around who think that land reform is a topic for lefties whose only interest is having a go at those with land out of jealousy. This is far from the case. Land reform is about bringing Scotland into the 21st century and it’s about realising the embedded value in land by… Continue reading Land Reform
How Argyll & Bute Works: ADP update
My first post on the ADP can be found here. This is an update. Cllrs Armour, MacDonald, MacLean, Strong, Blair and myself were unhappy with the response we got from officers for the following reasons: We were denied access to the internal review the council carried out on the tender process. Officers turned our request into… Continue reading How Argyll & Bute Works: ADP update