Rejoining COSLA move
South Lanarkshire Council will rejoin the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).
In a paper outlining the establishment of the council’s decision-making arrangements and procedures, it was recommended South Lanarkshire re-join the regulatory body.
Former South Lanarkshire Council Leader, Labour’s Eddie McAvoy, announced in 2014 they were quitting COSLA.
Mr McAvoy said membership of COSLA was hindering them in representing their constituents rather than enabling it, and that is why it was right to leave.
They, along with City of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Renfrewshire councils created the Scottish Local Government Partnership.
But on Thursday it was agreed they would return to the fold.
New council leader, John Ross, said: “We will end the days of meetings behind closed doors and the isolationist agenda pursued by the previous administration starting with re-joining Scotland’s national body of local authorities.”