crusty_bint wrote:Andrew, thank you for vindicating my accusation that you have a stinking attitude.
The largest part of your first paragraph is nonsense in the purest sense and doesn't address the point I put to you which was that it is misrepresentation to state that "Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council exists to represent the views of everyone from the Shawlands and Strathbungo areas of Glasgow" when this is clearly not the case as illustrated by the Google Map. You also might want to brush up on your reading skills.
I know about the boundary because I made it my business to know about it as I wanted to join the CC as a resident of Shawlands, not because of the Google map (which I admittedly didn't realise you had created); I know it's an issue because I have issue with it. I am not looking to complain to you or the CC about it, I am asking you for information which I thought, perhaps naively, was within the remit of the CC.
I not only read the post you had responded to but the thread in its entirety, perhaps if you did the same, refreshed your memory and put my post into that context you will see that my rebuttal was justified, particularly when you consider the fact that you portray yourself as a representative of the CC.
I find your insinuation that I am ignorant or have problems reading and understanding the written word personally insulting.
You asked a question about canopies which I answered. You then take a quote from our website and have a pop at it. You then have a personal dig at me and selectively quote a post.
We do exist to represent the views of everyone from the Shawlands and Strathbungo areas. Just because our boundary excludes part of Shawlands doesn't mean that we should ignore someone because they happen to live 100 yards outside our boundary, we are an inclusive organisation. In my opinion the boundary has been wrongly set. I would guess you found the map from the link on our website.
Your post is a good summary of a core problem with forums. If we met in the street and had a normal conversation I very much doubt that you would act the way you have here. I came across a question which I thought I would answer. I didn't research any of your previous postings I just answered the question. You then go off and try to find a method of attack.
What was wrong with just saying "I've looked at the SSCC website and I am very surprised that your area excludes a large part of Shawlands. Why is that?". If you are not happy with an aspect of our CC, any decision we have taken or the area that we serve you can contact your local councillor (our website has links to all 7 in our area or it has a link to the GCC page to allow you to find out who your councillor is) or the Community Council Resource Centre (0141 287 4723). I'd be please to know how you would have found out about our boundary without our map because the information isn't readily available (this doesn't mean it's secret or unpublished).
I do what I do, like so many other community councillors throughout Scotland, to help local people and my local community. CCs get funding of £500 per year. There is no money in it, no generous expenses, no power and (as you so perfectly represent) no glory. I was brought up to contribute to my society - service before self. You can snipe and complain all you like, our intentions are good and honourable.