SNP new committee
The new SNP administration at South Lanarkshire Council has taken the first step to establishing a petitions committee.
Councillors on an executive committee today, Wednesday, will discuss the creation of a task and finish group to explore the creation of the committee.
It is suggested seven members will sit on the task group.
This will include three SNP members, two Labour member, one from the Conservative group and another from the Liberal Democrats or independent group.
Council leader John Ross recently told the Reformer he thought a petitions committee would improve the decisionmaking processes in South Lanarkshire and give local communities a bigger say.
He said: “One of the main points is to set up a crossparty group to have a look at a petitions committee.
“This will be a new thing for the council, it operates in other councils. We think that would give the public a really good chance to have their say.”