Re­join­ing COSLA move

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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