NCR, Magdalen Green, Surgery, Council meetings

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!