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Where we are and where we will be
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Monday, 3 November 2008

More cuts, more pain, more anger

I spent the early part of the morning catching up with ward correspondence. All of it was complaints about the consequences of the present SNP/Libddem mal-administrations cuts and cock-ups;

In today's mailbag people were angry about:
  1. The number 12 and 13 buses being cut "because we are at the end of the bus route"
  2. That there has been no progress on Portobello School
  3. The work on the Seafield roundabout now running more than 3 months late
  4. The lack of support for challenging anti-social behaviour
  5. Leaves not being cleared up
  6. Being given the run-around by officers on a parking issue
  7. Traffic problems in Duddingston village
  8. No one listening to an elderly man who had a fall because a drain wasn't cleaned
  9. Their community group being unable to compete for a tender for work they have done for years because the money offered would kill the project
  10. Why their community centre still has not had confirmation of their budget for the year
And that's just the ones I can remember but there were many more. My colleagues tell me that my postbag is not unusual. All the time folk scunnered with an administration that is intent on making cuts and ignoring needs. Its quite an achievement to have annoyed so many folk so quickly, but at least they are consistent; they are rude to or ignore everyone!

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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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