Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Thursday, 17 January 2008

Who's telling the truth here?

When we left office the Council was in good shape and improving significantly. Not my words. Audit Scotland said that earlier this year, (you can read what they said here) and what's called the Annual Performance Report published this week said so to. Despite what the present administration might be saying to hide their won lack of vision and inability to make decisions, the legacy we left was a rich one of high quality. (I hear that they were so desperate to slag us off that the publication of this report was delayed for two months as they tried desperately to get it changed for a worse report but thankfully the officers held firm)

As ever, the reports about how good we were get less attention than those where we are criticised but that's to be expected. The annual performance report that covers our last year in office gives a report card that we knew already. the most improving council bar one (and that was Inverclyde who were, at one time the worst in the country so their starting point was pretty low). You can be sure that I will be keeping a close eye on what is reported next year. I predict many political chickens coming home to roost

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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