Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Thursday, 20 March 2008

Still no answer from our political masters...

Today schools minister Maureen Watt once again reiterated the claim that the SNP Government has given Councils £3b over three years for schools refurbishment and rebuilding. On that amount, Edinburgh would expect to get around £300m. I asked the Director of Finance today if we had received anything like that amount. He just wearily shook his head.

So I ask once again, where is the money? The SNP said they would match us "brick for brick". A year in, they have not even managed to commission one new school, (their claim of 100 projects are projects already under way when Labour was in power), Well, here’’s my brick- where is theirs? I am not holding my breath!

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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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