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Pier Plans Stalled
to grab a £600,000 windfall for spending on the West
Pier at Stranraer have stalled.
local councillor Willie Scobie is still hopeful that he can
persuade his colleagues to agree to release the money.
the issue came before the full Dumfries and Galloway Council
on Tuesday, members refused, by 21 votes to 19, to consider
the matter then. They did, however, agree that it should go
to the Environment and Infrastructure Committee to be investigated
there. And although Mr Scobie is not a member of that committee,
he told the Free Press this week that he plans to seek
dispensation which would allow him to speak on the subject
at the meeting.
gives me a further chance to try to persuade members to
go along with my argument".