LACK OF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH SUPPORT NEEDS

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

MYTHS SURROUNDING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

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 […]

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PUBLIC ACCESS TO LOCHSIDE WILL BE DISCOURAGED

    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

CHURCH MEETING IS WHITE HOT OVER FLAMINGO LAND PLANS

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 LATEST

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

RED FACES ALL ROUND FOR SNP POLITICIANS

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