Friday, November 21, 2008
I was proud to be welcomed by my Labour Group colleagues, and to the Lord Provost and Leader for welcoming me, and grateful to the many positive comments from some of the citys political groups, and individual members
I was able to ask impportant question on the future investment of the new Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, and any likelyhood of investment in Granton Primary School.. the answers from the Liberal Convener - wishy washy to say the least, no start date, no contacts and no clue!
I also questioned the LIB DEMs on the Fairer Scotland (UNFAIR SCOTLAND FUND) and aksed to meet with the leader to look for ANY way of saving projects in the Forth Ward from closure - after repeatedly asking the question - she refused - I can only presume the Liberal Democrats are happy to see projets closed, and jobs lost - not what i call fairer scotland!!
I also put a motion up calling for projects to be goiven fair opportunity in mainstreaming and this was refused by the Liberal Democrat Lord Provost
Very dissapointing to see a casting vote used to close 3 schools - I hope the administration are proud
A long day for all - something im sure we need to get used too..
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
I'm obviously delighted that a Labour Councillor has now been returned to represent the Forth Ward once more.
And I give an absolute assurance that I will do my utmost to represent the needs of this area to the very best of my ability. I will do everything I can to repay the trust that local voters have placed in me, and in Edinburgh Labour.
Can I also say thank you to all the other candidates who stood in this election, for a hard-fought but even-tempered local campaign.
A short rest now, and then the really hard-work starts!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Please do have a last look at my 'Local Priorities'; you may even want to cast your eye over that video-clip?
If you do want a cleaner, safer and greener environment for the local area, then please consider giving me your 1st preference tomorrow. If you have another preferred first choice candidate, don’t forget you can vote for 'Cammy DAY too' – by placing a number 2 next to my name.
And many thanks for taking the time to read my campaign blog.
Well, I hear today that they've received word of new 'part-funding' for the project from SACRO - great news, and congratulations to all the staff concerned.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
And if you're visiting this blog for the first time, can I please encourage you to:
- cast your eye over the 'posts' I've made throughout the campaign
- follow up some of the links therein, which give you further information on the issues
- maybe even look at the video I 'posted' up yesterday!
And if you have any outstanding questions, then please don't hesitate to get in touch using any of the methods outlined in the right-hand side-bar.
And, most importantly of all, PLEASE DO take the time to vote in a couple of days time.
The political choice that Forth Ward makes on Thursday WILL have an impact on the future of services in this area.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
And, I've spent a lot of the day talking to voters on the door-step again. The messages I'm receiving remain constant. And the over-riding theme is just 'get the basics right'!
Of course, being the last weekend before polling on Thursday, we also had everyone's favourite job to do today - put up the dreaded lamp-post posters!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
And the main message I'm receiving from voters - over and over and over again - is:
"that 'the basics' have been badly neglected in Forth over the last 18-months!"
What people are saying is pretty straightforward:
- the streets are in a real mess, with litter and weeds the worst that most people can remember them locally
- local roadworks are not being co-ordinated and are being poorly managed
- there needs to be more of a police presence on 'the beat' and more imaginary ways of keeping peace on our streets
- housing and education needs to be given a higher 'local' priority (with Granton Primary and Royston/Wardieburn Community Centre being mentioned specifically)
I've pledged to prioritise all of these areas - none of them are rocket-science and the current SNP/Lib-Dem Council is failing to address them effectively.
Please don't reward failure when you vote on Thursday.