Lo­cals would sign up to pe­ti­tion pro­pos­als

Coun­cil to look at new com­mit­tee

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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