The Chair of River Community Council Tommy Hogg was at the Subbies meeting at the Academy on Tuesday night. He told the meeting: "We're actually in the process of getting our final ideas and costings etc and we will speak to the ward manager in the next couple of weeks."
Also present was Murd Dunbar who said he fully supported Tommy's suggestions but in the meantime he wanted the Community Councils to put pressure on the existing contractors who Murd said had the job and were getting paid for it. He suggested that if the contractors couldn't fulfil their obligations they should get more men off the dole to help them.
Tommy then said it would be more cost effective to have local men doing the work: "Plenty of local firms are looking for work. If that is the case don't tell me it can't be done any cheaper. It just doesn't stack up."
"And better," added Dick Youngson."It's the quality of the work.".
"Well the quality of the work," affirmed Tommy."They'd have a pride in it."