There’s a consultation meeting in the
tonight where the high heid yin Dave Fallows will be chairing the proceedings. Rosebank School
There is a school of thought that the last time round it was all smoke and mirrors and red herrings as the meeting was dominated by issues surrounding the potential closure of Nairn Swimming Pool. At the end of the previous administration’s consultation process they came out of nowhere with proposed cuts to Teaching Assistant posts. This time, hopefully, this administration will listen to the punters a bit better than the last ruling group did.
Alistair Noble, told the meeting that he believed the cuts amounted to 5% per year for several years. His thesis is that Nairn should not get the cuts that other areas wil get because we never got our fair share in the first place. He will be going to the meeting with his argument tonight. Understandably consultation is almost a four letter word in Nairn and we look at the way we have been treated in the past with a profound cynicism. It is a new administration however and we have Colin and Liz representing us in Nairn. For the foreseeable future the way this administration treats Nairn will have a profound effect on their political reputations and that of the party they represent. This observer, like many thousands of voters in Nairn, trusts them and hopes that the new administration doesn’t let them and Nairn down and that we are treated with more respect from now on.