And that while West Dunbartonshire Council over the past fortnight have been boasting about their climate change credentials and awards they have received for the new £15 million community home heating system in Queens Quay, a similar situation is unfolding near their offices in Clydebank.
The Glasgow vehicles have been lying unused for almost two years. The city council splashed out on the e-vehicles before the pandemic but has said a ban on driving lessons during lockdown meant training was delayed.
Secrect-obsessed West Dunbartonshire Council Council are saying nothing about this, their latest gaff in a portfolio of costly errors and climate change blunders, including chopping down trees on the site of their old offices at Garshake in Dumbarton.
Glasgow City Council told The Times of London it plans to create “a fleet of zero emissions vehicles and it could not be guaranteed such favourable terms would remain on offer” if they held off.
The electric cars were delivered to them after lockdown restrictions were imposed. During that time, the city council spent £403,586 on extra vehicles to carry cleansing staff as refuse teams were unable to travel together in close quarters because of restrictions.
Our whistle blower told us: “West Dunbartonshire Council has its own cache of unused electric Peugeot iOn cars parked at Aurora House in Clydebank.
We are in Edinburgh today and hoping to see the new James Bond movie later on. It will be the first big screen event we have seen for some time. I was delighted to discover that it will not be another Zoom production starring Jonathan McColl as James Bond or Joyce White as Miss Moneypenny. Dr No (Comment) McColl would certainly make it as a baddy in Time to Die. Or better. There’s no truth in the rumour that the curmudgeonly SNP council leader has ordered an electric car to replace Bond’s Aston Martin with a taxpayer funded limo. Or that Joyce White has sent out the Council’s procurement team, now that they have one, to obtain a price for a swim suit. STOP PRESS: Been there now and watched Bond film which has everyone talking. Like the Council’s annual report, it was pure fiction.