Fight to save ameni­ties

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

Con­trary to pub­lic opin­ion – I am not if favour of hang­ing, draw­ing or quar­ter­ing our lo­cal coun­cil­lors.

Well, not all of them - at the same time - any­way!

But that’s the fu­ture May­bole coun­cil­lor Brian Con­nolly pre­dicted for him­self if the town lost its golf club and swim­ming pool to fu­ture bud­get cuts. And he’s right. It’s also a re­fresh­ing brand of hon­esty – and re­al­ity – that I wouldn’t mind see­ing spread to many of his coun­cil cham­ber coun­ter­parts.

Be­ing elected is just the start of the coun­cil­lor process.

Go­ing into bat­tle to pro­tect what your con­stituents re­gard as vi­tal – and know­ing the con­se­quences of fail­ure - is what the job is re­ally all about.

Did any­one men­tion be­ing hung, drawn or quar­tered when we lost Belleisle, The Gai­ety or the Flower Show? Er . . . no. That’s not to say Brian will save ei­ther of May­bole’s ameni­ties.

But the day the bull­doz­ers start trundling up Kirkoswald Road to­wards the swim­ming pool – you can bet Brian will be ly­ing on the road in front of them.

Can you say that about the man or woman rep­re­sent­ing your area?

Ex­actly!

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