Fight to save amenities
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?