I was delighted to be of assistance when I suggested that a new health centre should be built as part of the £20 million plus “levelling up” project to breathe new life into Dumbarton Town Centre.
It’s a shame that the idea took more than two years to drop into the heads of some of our most prominent local politicians, but better late than never.
One of the councillors, Labour’s David McBride, tried to hi-jack the idea and claim it as his own.
And the spin doctors set to work on trying to convince the public, the gullible public, that this was in fact the case.
Would that it were. Something had to happen. Given the money we throw at it, Church Street has been so lacking in ideas and innovation that might be useful and credible even that anything at all would be most welcome in Dumbarton, just as it would be in Mitchell Way, the Vale’s very own notorious “town centre”.
Big question now is: Will it ever happen and when will it happen?