Council Elections - Landward Caithness - David Bremner - Independent
14th April 2012
I am standing as an Independent candidate for Landward Caithness having been proud to represent the ward for the past five years.
I grew up in Lybster and now live at Hempriggs, I served my time as a mechanical fitter at Dounreay.
I have always approached my Council work with the reasoning that the interests of my constituents should come first and politics very much second.
Common sense, fairness and openess are vital mainstays of my thinking when asked to make decisions or vote at Council meetings.
If re-elected I would continue to put my constituents first above all else.
Many important things continue to face our county.
The school review remains a threat to our rural primary schools - I OPPOSE the closure of our schools.
Our public spaces such as cemeteries, playparks, etc should be kept to a high standard at all times.
Our roads could be better maintained and the Roads Budget should increase to ensure this happens. Trunk roads such as the Causeymire need to be improved and the Council has a duty to represent this matter to the Scottish Government / Transport Scotland.
Changes to Community Care need to be followed and considered very carefully as they will affect many members of our communities.
The Council must actively do its part in securing employment opportunities as Dounreay is decommissioned. Having served an apprenticeship at Dounreay I understand the immense benefit such an opportunity can prove to our younger people.
Our services should be run and provided locally to best match the interests of our county. Service provision and requirement in Inverness is not the same as it is in Caithness - Highland Council HQ need constant reminding of this.
If re-elected I would continue to represent Landward Caithness in a positive fashion, I know first hand the benefits of growing-up, livingand working here. Caithness is a great place to live.