By Democrat reporter Statistics have revealed that fewer than three per cent of children with additional support needs, who are also being supported by social work services, are having their needs met via a coordinated support plan (CPS). Now Jackie Baillie MSP has called on West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute Councils to ensure that … More LACK OF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH SUPPORT NEEDS
Scottish Government departments failing on freedom of information By Rob Edwards, investigative journalist The efforts of departments in the Scottish Government to improve their freedom of information performance have been “disappointing”, according to Scotland’s information watchdog. The Scottish Information Commissioner, Daren Fitzhenry, has named six government departments for “declining” or “uneven” progress in meeting deadlines for […]
Congratulations to Robert Ryan on being appointed President of the Sma’ Corks, a local club for business persons. Robert is a well known fan of Dumbarton FC, owns the Brae Shop in Rhu and owned a popular pet shop in Dumbarton High Street. He is a former President of Dumbarton Burns Club.
The Lidl site in Castle Street on which the SNP administration over-ruled the planning department. It would have made a lovely town square with magnificent vistas of the Castle and the Clyde.
Flamingo Land sales director Andy Miller, pictures of the proposed site and a group protesting against planning permission for the development. By Bill Heaney Public access to the Loch Lomond’s shore at Balloch will be discouraged – and most probably denied – if Flamingo Land is given planning permission for its £30 million … More PUBLIC ACCESS TO LOCHSIDE WILL BE DISCOURAGED
Bonnie Banks must be saved, voters tell Sturgeon and her absent Scot Nats Politicians and public have their say at packed meeting in Balloch. Report and pictures by Bill Heaney What sort of legacy does First Minister Nicola Sturgeon want to leave when she quits the Scottish Parliament? It cannot surely be an ugly scar … More CHURCH MEETING IS WHITE HOT OVER FLAMINGO LAND PLANS
Flamingo Land’s latest plans for Loch Lomondside plus an artist’s impression of what Station Square in Balloch might look like and Gordon Gibb, millionaire boss of Flamingo Land. By Bill Heaney A public meeting will take place tonight in Balloch to discuss the controversial proposals by Flamingo Land and Scottish Enterprise for 56-acres of the … More FLAMINGO LAND LATEST
This was physiotherapist Theresa McIntyre after finishing a half marathon in lovely Stornoway on Sunday. Theresa took advantage of the bank holiday weekend to head off to the Hebrides and raise some money for one of her favourite charities, Alzheimer Scotland, which looks after people with dementia. … More STORNOWAY SUCCESS FOR THERESA’S CHARITY RUN
Nominate West Dunbartonshire’s Local Heroes – Provost’s Civic Awards … More PROVOST WILLIAM HENDRIE’S CIVIC AWARDS
West Dunbartonshire SNP councillor loops the loop on climate change The type of aircraft in which would be pilots such as Cllr Ian Dickson learn to fly. The social media conversation between Cllrs McColl and Dickson and Nicola Sturgeon with Westminster colleagues. EXCLUSIVE by Bill Heaney West Dunbartonshire SNP, already infamous for their U-turns, … More RED FACES ALL ROUND FOR SNP POLITICIANS