At the last but one meeting of the full Renfrewshire Council a nasty incident took place, during a debate Cllr. Nicolson of the SNP managed to insult a great many people in Renfrewshire by describing our Community Councils as "rotten to the core" he has tried since to deny this, substituting the word 'rotting' in a devious and desperate attempt to wriggle out of a mess of his own making.
Community council volunteers who give their time and commitment generously are rightly outraged by his insulting remarks, he should be ashamed of himself.
Fast forward to Tues. April 1St. 2 p.m. and the first meeting to set up the SNP's flagship policy of 'Area Committees' this, say the SNP is the way forward for proper democracy, despite the fact that tenants groups don't want them.
We then saw just how shambolic and inexperienced the SNP/Lib. Dem. administration really is at our meeting chaired by Cllr. B Lawson SNP.
We learned that despite all groups being encouraged to show an interest the optimum number of delegates would be 2 to each Cllr. that's 16 for us in Paisley North.
Unfortunately for the administration we had 30 groups who applied with more to come and even more embarrassing for the SNP/Lib. Dem. blunderers is that they have decided that delegates from community councils would be given priority so, if there are 8 community councils in that group of 30 the other 22 groups will be out, despite being invited to apply.
What kind of mendacity is this from the SNP/Lib. Dems. ?
"join us in our great Democratic crusade but, we won't let you take part"
What a dishonest farce by a coalition of inexperienced incompetents, the people of Renfrewshire deserve better.
The following are ruthlessly cast aside by the SNP/Lib. Dem. administration -
Tenants Associations, Residents Associations, Tenants/Residents Associations, Pensioner groups, Church Groups, Disabled Groups, Housing Associations, ? Youth Groups, Charities, Elderly Forums Etc. Etc.
To cap off this political chicanery we have the much maligned, hard working volunteers of the Community Councils being asked to serve. Yes ! that's correct, the same people ! the same Community Councils ! described by the SNP Deputy Provost Cllr. Nicolson as "rotten to the core" the SNP/Lib.Dem. cabal once again have shown their 'Janus Face' they have nothing but contempt for the people of Renfrewshire.