Some two weeks ago the SNP tried to slip out another closure without the public noticing, the Rainbow Nursery, again in one of the Town's less well off areas was too close, the pattern of attacking the poor goes on under the SNP.
The parents immediately contacted their local Labour Cllrs. myself and Tom Williams and we immediately visited them to help with their efforts to prevent closure.
You will note as the parents and staff did that the two other councillors for the area Dillon of the Lib. Dems. and McLaren of the SNP were conspicuous by their absence.
On the day before the Education Board Cllr. Cameron the convener was bullishly telling everyone that she (the council) had no locus in the matter. The council have 3 seats on the management board and provide a large subsidy to the nursery but SNP logic as expressed by SNP convener Cameron has it that it's none of our business, all done with a straight face !
One day later at the board meeting Cllr. Cameron was a bit less bullish and meekly accepted an amendment to 'their own proposals' to save the nursery and plan for it's future ! she even had the gall to say that Dillon and Mclaren were working behind the scenes to help when the truth was that they couldn't even find the courage to attend a meeting with the parents.
What was really happening ?
The SNP found that a nursery which the council subsidised was struggling and they saw the chance to make a cut and avoid the blame by claiming it was nothing to do with them because it was 'private'
Another shameful and embarrassing episode for a cowardly administration and warm congratulations are due to the parents who reacted with fury and great speed to rumble the SNP con.
It was a great pleasure for me and Cllr. Williams to be able to help them, well done to all.