It is nearly 11.30pm and, having got back from council committees at 8pm to spend three hours on mainly day job related work, am seriously tired, so I’ll keep this fairly short.
A good turnout at this morning’s Friends of Magdalen Green meeting – it was agreed to have a February meeting on ‘practical’ issues such as the damage to the Green (and do resident consultation on temporary actions that can be taken to alleviate the situation) and thereafter have a formal public meeting to launch the group. Together with two residents, I am meeting with a member of Leisure & Communities staff on Wednesday on the Green to look at the flooding issue.
At lunchtime, along with my colleague Cllr Helen Dick and many other local politicians, I met Nicol Stephen MSP (Deputy First Minister and Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning) at NCR to discuss the situation. I was genuinely impressed with Nicol’s commitment and the willingness of all present – whatever their political persuasion – to agree to work together. Click on headline above to view more.
My surgery at Blackness Primary School tonight was rudely interrupted by a fire alarm! At council committees tonight, spoke at Leisure & Arts Services Committee, welcoming the provision of an “Ultimate” pitch at Buckingham Point, south of Magdalen Green. The Department has delivered a good result very promptly – good stuff!