Just some more info on the cuts in public services in Renfrewshire under Beau Derek supported by his lib/dem gofers.
4 libraries to close (Gallowhill, Todholm, Elderslie, Bargarran)
5 neighbourhood housing offices to close
£500 p.a. charge for residents in sheltered housing for the warden service (which is being reduced from 24 to 3 hours per day)
Charges for attendance at elderly day-centres
Cost of kids swimming lessons doubled
Cuts in the park ranger service
2 nurseries to close
Apex community centre in Ferguslie Park (Terry's pitch) to close
Rough Sleepers Initiative for the homeless to close
Museum and observatory opening hours cut
Recycle Renfrewshire funding withdrawn
3 day centres for the disabled to close
Education budget cut by the equivalent of 2 teachers per school
And if Labour think they are off the hook on this can I remind them that:
they passed the policy which made warden charges possible
they closed libraries in Kilbarchan, Johnstone Castle, Spateston, Inchinnan,Brookfield, Houston, Langbank, Howwood, and the Johnstone teenage libraries (and we wonder why our kids are poor readers)
they closed and privatised post offices
they closed community centres like the East End community centre for which a replacement was promised and never materialised
they privatised our schools (opposed and now adopted by the SNP)
and they tried and failed to give away our council housing to a crony body, sorry ..housing association.
It's not until you see the cuts listed like this that you can see how the old, the very young, the vulnerable and the disabled are being targeted.
It's a public disgrace.