Locals would sign up to petition proposals
Council to look at new committee
Last week the Reformer reported that South Lanarkshire Council could establish a cross-party group to look at forming a petitions committee.
A petitions committee would, in theory, give communities the chance to influence council policy in a direct manner.
We were out in Rutherglen to ask locals what they thought of the proposal.
Cynthia Higgins said: “I think it’s definitely a good idea. Sometimes things go on and you don’t know what to do, or where to go to sort things out. If you have something there that you know you could go to with support, that might put you on the right road at least.”
Thornton Cameron, from Rutherglen, said: “Absolutely, I don’t see why not. It seems a good idea and if you could get it (a petition) to go further then great, if not you haven’t lost anything. I’d be quite happy trying that.
“I actually think the council are quite good here, compared to what we hear from friends in places like Renfrewshire or Ayrshire.
His wife Jean Cameron added: “I don’t know if it would get extra attention but it’s worth trying.
“I don’t see the harm in having it and seeing how it went.
Charlie Allardyce, from King’s Park, said: “I thought we would have something like that already.
“It’s a waste if a petition was handed in and no-one saw it. You see things where people all sign it and get involved, and you want it looked at.”
It seems a good idea and if you could get a petition to go further then great” Thornton Cameron
Good idea Cynthia Higgins
Attention Jean Cameron
Happy Thornton Cameron
In favour Charlie Allardyce