The pace of campaigning locally is now really gearing up and I don't anticipate much respite between now and the 6th November.
Still a huge number of very local issues being raised with me on the doorsteps, and a continual mention of several key-points:
- the reduction of hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding for local projects in the Forth Ward
- the failure to take forward the renewal of Granton Primary
- the failure to take forward the renewal of Royston/Wardieburn Community Centre
- the threat of closure to the Pilton CAB office
And more generally, the lack of funding for devolved school services and the dreadful condition of many local streets, are also persistently raised.
The SNP/Lib-Dem Council has failed to successfully pursue any of these local issues in the last 18-months - I remain confident that the people of Forth will send them a very clear message on Thursday 6th November.