Ob­jec­tions to planned pa­rade

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil have con­firmed they have re­ceived ob­jec­tions to a pro­posed Repub­li­can march in Ruther­glen next week.

A group call­ing them­selves the In­de­pen­dent Repub­li­can Bands Scot­land have ap­plied for the march which will go down Croft­foot Road, onto Mill Street, Roger Drive and the Main Street be­fore dis­pers­ing in the Ruther­glen In­dus­trial Es­tate on Satur­day, Septem­ber 6. They say the pa­rade will in­volve around 200 peo­ple.

The Re­former has been con­tacted by sev­eral read­ers con­cerned about the pur­pose of the march and the pos­si­bil­ity of public dis­or­der.

A coun­cil spokesper­son was this week un­able to con­firm how many ob­jec­tions they had re­ceived or when a de­ci­sion would be made.

But they said:“I can con­firm that we have re­ceived a few ob­jec­tions and a num­ber of com­plaints.

“The pro­ce­dure for de­ter­min­ing whether or not a march can or can­not go ahead can be dealt with ei­ther un­der del­e­gated pow­ers or at a hear­ing where the par­ties in­volved are in­vited to at­tend. The meet­ing would nor­mally be held in pri­vate.”

In­spec­tor Teri Flynn of the com­mu­nity polic­ing team at Ruther­glen Po­lice, said they had made a “num­ber of rec­om­men­da­tions” to the coun­cil re­gard­ing the march.

She added: “Con­cerns or ob­jec­tions for any pa­rade are high­lighted to the coun­cil based on pre­vi­ous is­sues, their routes and on­go­ing in­tel­li­gence.”

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