Local residents claim that they were refused entry by Nicola Sturgeon the First Minister of Scotland to a summit meeting called to end the misery of Govanhill in Glasgow.
The summit meeting took place today the 27th of January 2017 in Sturgeon’s local constituency office and was headed by the First Minister who is the MSP for the area known as a ghetto because of the shameful environmental and housing conditions.
The hope for the meeting was to bring an end to the bad landlords, criminal gangs and overcrowded conditions, however when the meeting which was not advertised was opening local residents were refused entry on the orders of Nicola Sturgeon.
A local resident and spokesperson for Let’s Save Govanhill Mrs Fiona Jordan claimed that she and another local resident were refused entry to the meeting by ward SNP Councillor Mhari Hunter on the strict instructions of the First Minister.
Mrs Jordan said “we have been calling for a summit meeting for two years and only saw this meeting advertised on Facebook. However we took the view that a meeting with a local community police officer and a supervisor in the cleansing department was not going to solve the problems in Govanhill and saw this as a pre-election publicity campaign ploy “
She added “we noted that members of the public who do not live in the area were invited to represent local people and therefore we went along as residents and asked to be allowed to see proceedings, however the opportunity to put forward serious concerns and proposals for improvements were denied by Nicola Sturgeon, on the grounds that there was no room despite several apologies from invited guests like Labour Leader of Glasgow City Council Frank McAveety.”
The group Let’s Save Govanhill are critical of Nicola Sturgeon and blame her for failing Govanhill these past six years. The local residents who were invited do not live in Govanhill and are supporters of Nicola Sturgeon. Let’s Save Govanhill say that this meeting was not a summit meeting with decision makers but a cobbled together group to discuss how to rearrange the dustbins whilst ignoring the overpopulation, crime and squalor in Govanhill.
The summit meeting follows a reported attack in Govanhill on a local man by a group of ten men when he asked his new neighbours not to urinate in the close or hold noisy parties in their overcrowded Housing Association flat. This is In addition to three arson attacks the previous week.
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