This is to continue with the saga of Calum McMillan and Rothesay Harbour. The 2 earlier posts on this are here and here. The long period of being banished from his home port of Rothesay cost Calum McMillan a lot of money. He had additional berthing fees at Ardrossan and then there was the time… Continue reading Rothesay Harbour, continued
Month: February 2017
Councillor’s council tax arrears
More and more questions are being asked about the above issue which I covered in a post last week. The National covered the matter for a 2nd time last week, telling us that the police had been notified: Police are called in as council crisis deepens An article in the Helensburgh Advertiser last week is… Continue reading Councillor’s council tax arrears
Council Budget tomorrow
As per past year, Cllr Walsh will produce his budget on the day. That means none of us has had the opportunity to see it, so we have no idea what’s in it. Worse, the Provost has stated that the budget motion will be read out and seconded then any amendment to be read out… Continue reading Council Budget tomorrow
Councillor votes while in arrears over council tax
Before I return with more on the Rothesay Harbour saga, there have been rumours for a while that a councillor had council tax arrears but continued to vote on the council budget, something that is illegal. The National covered the story very well today and you can read it here: http://www.thenational.scot/news/15107732.Exposed__Cover_up_by_Argyll_and_Bute_after____illegal____vote_on_council_tax_rates/?c=eo7sv Because I sent out… Continue reading Councillor votes while in arrears over council tax
Argyll & Bute’s Budget
Thursday coming is the day the council sets its budget for the coming financial year. At the moment, the papers for this meeting indicate a budget surplus of £2.893m, assuming a 3% increase in council tax. We have no idea as yet if the administration intend to produce a budget on the day or if… Continue reading Argyll & Bute’s Budget
Rothesay Harbour, Part 2
In my last post here, I referred to the sorry saga of Mr Calum McMillan and what he endured as a resident of the Island of Bute and as a customer of Argyll & Bute Council at Rothesay Harbour. If you didn’t read Calum’s affidavit, here is the link again. affidavit-calummcmillan-v2 He was eventually allowed… Continue reading Rothesay Harbour, Part 2
Rothesay Harbour: A Sorry Saga
I have made a point of not saying much in this blog about the goings on at Rothesay Harbour, for 2 main reasons. One was that part of those goings on was the subject of a legal claim against the council and was a long time in getting to court and the other was that… Continue reading Rothesay Harbour: A Sorry Saga
Yesterday’s area committee touched a new low as far as I was concerned. Not only did we hear a very good argument from the public about getting a move on to resurface the Dunoon 5 a side cages, we also got the usual arguments from the council leader as to why we could not do… Continue reading Competent? !!
Explain this please!
Here is the text of an email sent this afternoon to the other councillors, the press and the 4 complainants. I need say no more. I had hoped that I could update you to say that a line could now be drawn under the complaint against me by Messrs Loudon, Sneddon, Hendry and Milne. This… Continue reading Explain this please!