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Inverness Demands For its own council are rising - What about Caithness?

20th June 2022

An item in the Inverness courier today 20 June 2022 may spark some comment in Caithness. Charles Bannerman does not mince his words.

CHARLES BANNERMAN: Highland Council officials are depriving people of Inverness of their historic centre of local democracy.

Ironically, the last Inverness area committee meeting I remember at Glenurquhart Road was the catastrophic rammy in August 2019 which finally inflicted the Gathering Place on a deeply unwilling electorate. This saw council chief executive Donna Manson suffer the ignominy of touring the public gallery trying to justify a measure in which officials similarly played an undemocratically prominent part.

We're therefore quite used to council employees usurping decision making which should fall to our elected representatives.

Inverness needs its own city council run by its own city councillors, and without the interference and dictatorship of a bunch of meddling Sir Humphreys. And until we get that, council officials must accept that they are there to do what they're told and not to dictate policy to those whom we, the electorate, have appointed on our behalf.

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