SAVE THE BIRDS AND BEES, BOLLAN TELLS COUNCIL

 

Bollan puts the case for the birds and the bees to SNP leader McColl.

By Democrat reporter

Dirty old Dumbarton. That’s a name no one would wish to see attached to our town.

But areas of open land in various parts of West Dunbartonshire at present where grass and weeds have been left uncut due to budget reductions are unsightly, according to Cllr Jim Bollan, of the Community Party.

He will report to the full council meeting in Clydebank on Wednesday that open spaces are “strewn with litter, dog’s dirt, and are not areas where bees will pollinate.”

Cllr Bollan intends to ask the Council to draw up a diversity plan for West Dunbartonshire and actively involve communities in the planning, development and use of these areas.

He added: “These areas require to be in suitable locations, with appropriate soil, plus have wildflowers added to encourage the bees, birds, butterflies and other insects to use the areas to help protect the ecosystems.

“The areas of open land in various parts of West Dunbartonshire at present, where the grass and weeds have been left uncut due to budget reductions are, unsightly, strewn with litter, dogs’ dirt, and are not areas where bees will pollinate.”

Meanwhile, Cllr Bollan has asked the SNP Council leader Jonathan McColl about the agreed to review its current charging policy for non-residential social care.

He said: “Will this review undertake an Equality Impact Assessment, according to the Equality Act 2010, of such a policy?

“If so, what aspects and outcomes of the policy will that assessment cover; and will those aspects and outcomes include the total level, as well as the range of levels of debt to the individual, when such a policy accrues?”

Cllr McColl is expected to answer the questions this evening (Wednesday) at the monthly meeting in Clydebank Town Hall at 6pm.


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