Craigmillar’s community organisations have once again taken on a life of there own. EdinburghSucks covered their Haywired project back in mid-June and it has raised it’s head again.
Once the toast of the world when Craigmillar Festival Society was run by 4 mothers who did everything they could for their community, the ladies left and handed over to the next generation. Some years later the organization was closed down after it was shamed in the DTZ Pieda report for poor financial management and was accused of behaving “like a cartel”.
The Society’s then Chairman, Paul Nolan is back in situ with various positions of control in a whole host of Craigmillar projects and locals are wondering whether theCity Council have turned a blind eye and are allowing Craigmillar to be run “like a cartel” once again. Nolan also managed to recently get himself to the chairman’s position on the Community Council.
A percieved problem with security on their Haywired site where Mr. Nolan sits on the Board is met with the following response:
Mac Wilkinson has asked me to e-mail you.
Unfortunately he will not be able to meet you.
He asks that if you have concerns regarding Haywired you put them in writing to the Haywired Board of Directors.
Three days of trying to point out a problem were met with closed doors, zero answers and a whole lot of examples of exactly the opposite of ‘social inclusion’. It is time that the City’s councillors and their leaders again took a look down Craigmillar way and tried to do something for the community.
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