Thursday, 16 July 2009
More Corruption in The Village (Argyll and Bute Style)
We have frequently mentioned the strange goings on this area.
Usual scoundrels are to the fore.
How about this one.
A local newspaper brought the following to my attention through a friend who is in the know.
This friend is a community council member and was surprised to find out that a new bridge had been suggested connecting his community to the mainland - at a 'public' consultation meeting to which this community council had not even been invited.
Very new labour - a so-called public meeting which no-one knew about.
Strange in itself.
When The Merkin went through the details that are, now, available we found something strange.
A report had been submitted which seemed to suggest that the people of Argyll and Bute would benefit from the proposed bridge from Ardentinny to the mainland.
Seemingly, this bridge would shave 30 miles off the 81 mile journey to Glasgow.
Supposedly, time would be saved.
Anyone looking at the map can see that this is a pipedream.
Dunoon to Glasgow via Glen Fruin?
Glen Fruin is lovely for a Sunday afternoon drive but the single track roads are hardly suitable for a major connecting road to open up a region that has been sadly neglected since The Yanks left.
The security areas are filled with ammunition dumps and other such restricted places and is perfectly suited to a new trunk road.
The Dunoon and Cowal Steering Group which is pushing this bridge is choc-full of the usual scoundrels.
One is of particular interest to this blog, having been part of a cabal which treats this area as being a personal fiefdom.
One council worker was fired on a trumped up charge after refusing to carry out unsafe work - off the books - which would benefit the political aspirations of a particular councillor.
A particular councillor was on the appeal committee which decided that this worker had mis-used council time and props.
This very same councillor came into the council offices this week and ordered the council workers to carry out work for him - again off the books - to benefit his cronies in a business deal.
This same councillor is, needless to say, one of the main protagonists in promoting a 'Bridge to Nowhere' which would only be of benefit to the navy rather than the locals - perhaps if the fast track housing development approved for Ardentinny is relevant.
Something strange going on here, don't ya think?
In times such as these everyone is a property speculator.
Some of these people couldn't even spell 'Parcel of Rogues'.
(I never said that, honest, and even if I did it is only 'fair comment' when it comes to Court).
Looking forward to it, already.
Update : sure there is lots more to follow - so, I will leave a space.