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ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils
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Re: ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils 6 years, 4 months ago #19

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Newsline, as an accredited unionised journalist, I am sure you know that the first rule of journalism (well after don't lose your receipts, take heed Mrs Waters!), is to check your sources?

You say that "Thornliebank Community Council has similarly introduced a clause stating that positions of office can only be filled by those who have been a member of the community council for at least 1 year and they have reduced the quorum to 5."

Do you believe everything ERC tell you?

In the minutes for the TCC meeting on 16th September, item 5 states:

5. We have no problem with the quorum number of five.


It does not say "We are going to change our quorum to 5."

Where does the figure of 5 come from?

From East Renfrewshire Council, who informed Thornliebank Community Council that their quorum figure was now five:

Introduction to Community Councils

So Thornliebank are being threatened with disbandonment (if that's a word) for doing what ERC have told them to do!

It's a shameless abuse of power by certain individuals. I'll carry on after lunch
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Re: ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils 6 years, 4 months ago #20

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Re: ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils 6 years, 4 months ago #21

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ALL the more reason to support the call to sack these two as they do not have a grasp on the actual situation or the details, that would be a saving of almost 1/4 million pounds per year.

Re: ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils 6 years, 4 months ago #22

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WHAT are ERC proposing.We have checked the legislation and it appears to us that this is illegal, and would require to be referred to the Scottish Government before any action could or would be taken.

Re: ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils 6 years, 4 months ago #23

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WHAT are ERC proposing.

No further engagement and support by the Council

Given the following (only a few extracts) some may be inclined to believe that a lack of this kind of support would be a blessing.<

Re: ERC accused of trying to punish Community Councils 6 years, 4 months ago #24

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Alex Hewetson works to Jim Sneddon and Alex Hewetson stood as an SNP candidate in a Glasgow ward at the last elections. Vincent Waters is a current SNP Cllr for the GIffnock ward in which his former Chamber of Commerce colleague Savio D'Souza is now the chair of the GCC, and Cllr Waters 'Female Friend' wished to be a Community Councillor for Thornliebank, where Cllr Waters is also the local elected member.
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