Here is a rather disturbing little vignette which typifies the SNP led Renfrewshire Council and it’s hapless leader Cllr. Derek Mackay. The row stirred up by the proposed closure of Elderslie and Johnstone swimming pools has seen the SNP council vilified for their sham consultation. At public meetings e.g. no one at these meetings could find anyone who had been consulted, not one person. This you would think might concentrate the mind of Cllr. Mackay and the SNP/Lib. Dem. led council when it comes to further closures and the consultation which is supposed to accompany such things? You would be wrong.
Next up for the SNP / Lib. Dem. hammer is Moorpark Primary School; readers will recall that I predicted that South Primary would not be the last to be closed and here we are again. On Oct 6 th. 09 at a meeting of Renfrew Community Council where the school closure was discussed we find the following in the minute of the meeting.
“Cllr. Mackay confirmed that Moorpark Primary would close at the end of June 2010”
Remember this was said in public by Cllr. Mackay SNP Counil leader on Oct. 6 th. 09- The consultation start date was Oct. 28 Th. 09 - 22 days later.
Yes folks first consultation meeting to discuss the closure of Moorpark Primary was due to take place on Oct. 28 th. 09. Cllr. Mackay states the school will close on 06 10 09 but; the consultation doesn't start until 28 10 09 - 22 days later. . I suppose we should give credit where it’s due; this young man; SNP council leader Cllr. Mackay is able to predict what the consultation process will come up with 22 days before the process starts and feels confident enough to announce the closure also before the process starts; now that’s clever right? I wonder if he does the horses?
Is it possible that he has inadvertently blurted out the truth and the school as well as the pools will close because the consultation process is a sham; is it that or perhaps arrogance of the kind which says “we will do as we please despite what parents, teachers and pupils say” because we have made our minds up and they are now closed just like the schools and the pools will be closed no matter what anyone says.
This is the reality of the SNP / Lib. Dems. in power!