David May

Scottish Lib Dem Councillor for Montrose Learn more

There was a report today in the Angus CouncilPolicy and Resources Committee on proposed developments for strategic collaboration, enhanced partnership working and streamlined delivery of services between Angus, Dundee and and Perth & Kinross and I asked the SNP leader\ convener to give a guarantee that this was not move towards more centralisation of services. […]

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I was appalled that the SNP administration had proposed at a special committee earlier this week that a committee of 6-8 councillors would have the power to make the decisions on council cuts\ savings without the rest of the council being involved. At the council meeting I opposed this proposal and commented that this was […]

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Traffic wardens service

by davidmay on 16 November, 2016

The Communities Committee yesterday had a report on the decriminalisation of parking so that effectively we can re-introduce the system and employ  our own traffic wardens . At the council committee I commented that” I was delighted to support the report as in my view the decision by Police Scotland in February 2014 to withdraw […]

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“I have pleased to see that in our primary by comparison with September we have reduced our vacancies from 6.8 to 3.2 the work done by the council director and her staff are to be commended as this had a positive effect in lessening the shortage. However, it is still the case that we are […]

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Like many others I have real concerns about this change so that our secondary schools will effectively close on Friday lunchtime, which the council voted through despite the fact that I and many others opposed it At the recent Children and Learning Committee I commented Cuts in teacher staffing in Angus was always going to […]

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Tayside Health Board are having to make huge cuts in their services and at the same time giving managers bonuses. Apparently this is in line with the Scottish Government policy so Shona Robison should change the policy as it absurd. How can she agree to guidelines to pay bonuses while front line services are being […]

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Speaking ahead of a week when the SNP is expected to enact a statutory instrument to increase the Council Tax for properties in Band E and above, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has urged them to change course. Willie Rennie says that the SNP have moved from hating the Council Tax […]

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Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the Scottish Government has missed its warm homes target by “a country mile” after SNP ministers today defaulted on their commitment to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016, missing it by 845,000 households. The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 requires the Scottish Government to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016 ‘so […]

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Speedy action by local roads officer on Dubton Road

by davidmay on 20 October, 2016

I contacted the council about the fact that the bushes etc. on sections of the path on Dubton Road were so overgrown that pedestrians and especially parents with prams had difficulty getting past. I am delighted to see that by the next day they had been pruned back.  

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Fence along from the library

by davidmay on 18 October, 2016

I contacted a senior officer at Angus Council as the fence on Bridge Street, Montrose, along from the library, as it is rusting quite badly and needing repaired and repainted. The fence is on the main entrance to the town and I asked that action to get the work done takes place as soon as possible, and  before it […]

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