Here's the latest hot of the press from Murd:
In relation to my highlighting how public money is being spent in the town I'm now being told I could be making my self unpopular by complaining about the demolition of the filling station but if that's the price I have to pay so be it.
Let me make it clear it was never a popularity contest as far as I was concerned. All I ever wanted was the less fortunate to be able to cross the bridge and will always be my main concern to get a fair deal for theme and not a car park for a private company.
But I would ask you what you think is the better deal for the disabled and please bear in mind the severely handicapped in the care homes who don't easily enjoy all the pleasures of life as the rest of us take for granted.. Do you think they should be deprived of the right to be taken for a walk around the river with all that implies; being able to see people fishing, woodpeckers, herons, dippers and many other birds, squirrels and all the rest that mother nature has to offer. That is what i am striving to achieve and will continue to do so.
All the following can be achieved by not spending your taxes on demolition of the filling station. How will this benefit the disabled? Extra car parking yes but sit and look at the back of buildings and watch traffic go by expelling fumes. All the hazards of going down the town .what a great prospect. A nice tidy site for the Co-op to dispose of whenever they decide.
Over the last three years I have been told there is no money and then hear there is money for the removal of what appears to be a good building and in last weeks Invernes Courier, there’s apparently £500.000 for 17 projects and to be told it's Scottish Governement money. It’s our taxes, not money beamed down from outer space, and the bridge is in
So now you all know why I have put my case forward for the money to be used for a ramp which is more important to me than a few car spaces.
At a recent meeting it was suggested that I should try and raise money to put towards the ramp and I now wonder how much the Co-op would contribute or for that matter? Were they ever approached when given the offer to demolish the filling station as Somerfield had put up money before planning permission was granted to them?
Also being mentioned is the money being used is for the demolishing of old structures if that is the case then the steps are much older than the filling station plus the fact they do not comply to modern-day regulations and are unusable for the less fit and can be dangerous for for those who do use them. At one point I did rise the fact I thought they were dangerous when some one had to descend in a backward manner when trying to take a pram across. The reply was that people can see the problem before they use them which is not entirely true as people don't realise they cant turn on the bridge.