Ward 3 SNP Cllr Math Campbell-Sturgess has today hit out at Inverclyde Council’s Labour administration for a scandalous waste of money on various projects after it came to light during Thursday’s Environment and Regeneration Committee that the Council would be spending over £204,000 on a statue for a roundabout in Port Glasgow, and a further £87,000 on refurbishing two toilets within the Greenock Municipal Buildings.
Commenting, Cllr Campbell-Sturgess said: “It is quite staggering to me that these sums of money are being spent by Labour on vanity projects whilst we have such deep problems in Inverclyde.”
“When I challenged the administration on this, Council Leader Cllr McCabe said it was a £200,000 investment for Port Glasgow.”
“With shops closing all around us, one-in-four of our children in poverty, and serious matters like depopulation and a lack of local employment, I am baffled why Labour feel it is appropriate to spend almost £300,000 on a statue in the middle of a roundabout and two toilets in the Council buildings. They are literally pouring money down the toilet.”