Mark McGeever and Liberal Democrats call for end to officials’ emergency powers as Lockdown ends

EMERGENCY powers delegated to the council’s top officials must now return to elected councillors, argue South Lanarkshire’s Liberal Democrats.

When the nationwide lockdown began in March local authorities allowed urgent decisions to be made by appointed officers.

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Mark calls on council to protect leisure facilities

Hamilton West & Earnock’s councillor Mark McGeever and his Liberal Democrat group argue repairs need to be carried out so football pitches, golf courses and bowling greens can be used after lockdown.

URGENT action is needed to prevent lockdown damaging people’s health and destroying local facilities, argue South Lanarkshire’s Liberal Democrat councillors.

They warned the refusal to allow maintenance of public amenities like golf courses, football pitches and bowling greens threatens to cause permanent damage. The re-opening of outdoor leisure facilities for public use should also be considered.

Failing to do the essential work now risks forcing crucial community facilities to stay closed long after the lockdown ends.

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