Coun­cil leader ac­cused of block­ing CAB

Ayrshire Post - - Prestwick News -

You would like to think be­ing only one of three Scot­tish lo­cal coun­cils NOT to have a Ci­ti­zens Ad­vice Bu­reau would be some kind of em­bar­rass­ment

Not to South Ayr­shire Coun­cil, of course. And not to leader Dou­glas Camp­bell who has maybe de­cided his face can’t get any red­der any­way!

Mr Camp­bell isn’t just the stum­bling block – he is the ONLY block to the area hav­ing a truly in­de­pen­dent CAB. As one coun­cil­lor told me, “I’m all for it – we all are. Put it in a mo­tion and I’ll vote for it. But it will never get to a vote as long as Camp­bell is in charge”.

MSP Jeane Free­man – Scot­land’s health sec­re­tary – has also failed in her at­tempts to bro­ker any dis­cus­sion on the sub­ject. “I re­gret to in­form you that ( Mr Camp­bell) is adamant in his stated po­si­tion” she says in a let­ter to CAB cam­paigner John Dun­lop.

And this from the party that SUP­PORTS in­de­pen­dent ad­vice ser­vices! So – is that it?

South Ayr­shire has no CAB ser­vice just be­cause one man says so?

Can any­one shift Mr Camp­bell from his “stated po­si­tion”? Maybe it’s a job for the LEADER of the party that sup­ports in­de­pen­dent ad­vice ser­vices. And the leader of the coun­try? Does any­one have Ni­cola Stur­geon’s num­ber?

Oh . . wait a minute . . . its right here in my old Daily Record con­tacts book!

Stum­bling block Dou­glas Camp­bell

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