I'm also receiving an increasingly significant number of complaints from beyond the Ward - mainly from people in areas such as Ratho and South Queensferry who feel completely ignored by the Council.
I mentioned yesterday the problems with 'Lothian Bus 48' access to Ratho - there has been no bus access for nearly 10-days!
Well, same type of problem appears to be afflicting large areas of the 'First Service 43/X43/X4' which simply cannot access many parts of South Queensferry.
I remain completely convinced that not enough priority is being given to clearing these (and other) routes for bus access.
And we've still got some Primary Schools closed tomorrow - three, I believe: Murrayburn Primary, Prestonfield Primary & Ratho Primary.
Although, I also understand these closures are all now connected to safety issues relating to the actual school buildings and that Officers are hopeful of having them re-opened on Thursday - but please do watch the main Council web-site for any further updates during tomorrow.
And - at last - we appear to be getting a bit of lateral-thinking from those in charge:
- with requests for all Council Staff with 4X4's to consider helping to deliver essential resources and supplies for vulnerable people around the city
- and confirmation that the Army have been asked to potentially help out in clearing roads and pavements in the worst affected areas of the City
Whilst I very much welcome both these initiatives, frankly these are the type of requests that should have been planned for in advance and made some days ago.
I cannot help feel that asking for this type of assistance now is simply too little, too late.