In the last few weeks the silence from the various community groups (CCDC, PRG, SODS) on a range of issues has been overwhelming. At a time when there is a general public appetite for greater transparency from public bodies, the people of Cumbrae are being left in the dark over what is being done in their name. An exception would be the recent u-turn on the Garrison House traffic system although even then a couple of follow up questions posted here remain unanswered.
I acknowledge that holding a post that is open to public scrutiny is not easy at times. However being held to account goes with the job and those brave enough to take on such roles have a responsibility to use all available channels of communication to inform the community of ongoing developments and respond to the concerns and issues they in turn raise.