A public meeting to discuss the withdrawal of Town Centre Regeneration Funding by the SNP Government was hijacked by those wanting to make a political point, preventing the public from having their say.
Labour candidate Kevin Hutchens was criticised by Nigel Don MSP and Alex Johnstone for not knowing Brechin Community Council had disbanded. I will be focussing on policy, not personal attacks.
The SNP Government’s decision not to release the remainder of Brechin’s Town Centre Regeneration Funding is a bitter blow for attempts to give the town centre a boost.
The SNP’s proposed funding of the Flood Risk Management Act us based on a simplistic count of properties. Instead the Flood Forecasting Service should be used to target resources.
Arbroath Cllr David Fairweather called for Community Councils to be disbanded to save money. Community Councils provide a vital service on a voluntary basis, which would cost Councils more in the long term
Plans for a Flood Forecasting Service are welcome, but information from it should be used to target flood prevention funding to where it is most needed.