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South Lanarkshire Conservatives call out council over service cuts announcement

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The South Lanarkshire Conservative group is ‘appalled’ at the way the council communicated cuts to services to the public.Last week, South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) announced a range of services would be cancelled due to high levels of COVID-related staff absences.As a result of staff shortages, the authority suspended all community lets in schools and a range of community hall lets until January 30.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Conservative councillor Richard Nelson, for Larkhall, disagreed with the way the council announced the decision to the public.He said: “I am absolutely appalled by the current actions of SLC.“I was elected by the people to look after their interests and to represent them, which I do to the best of my ability.“Today I received emails regarding services closing down.

This is something I may not possibly disagree with given the current circumstances. "However, I would have preferred to have been involved in the decision-making process.”He continued: “I received these briefs the same time as they were released by the council on their social media outlets to the public.“No discussions took place with any local councillors, to my knowledge, rather we were just told this is what is happening. "Such decisions being made without the involvement of elected members means that the

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