Gorebridge Community Council in ‘crisis situation’

Peter Maher
Peter Maher

Gorebridge Community Council’s chairman fears it is “heading for a crisis situation” as he and two other members are set to leave.

Peter Maher made the warning last week as he announced his intention to step down at the AGM in November.

He cited poor eyesight for his decision to quit the role he has held for two years.

He also revealed that secretary Eddie Robertson plans to stand down due to his lack of IT skills.

Meanwhile minutes secretary Lorna Crook announced she could no longer carry on her role as upcoming boundary changes make it more difficult for her – she has already been given special dispensation for living in a different community council ward.

Mr Maher said: “We are heading for a crisis situation.

“By the time the AGM comes we will not have a chairman, a secretary or a minutes secretary.

“Lets hope it’s something we can sort out.

“I’m reluctant to stand down and I won’t be leaving all together, of course.

“But I honestly don’t think I have done as well as I should do.

“If I get something through the internet my wife has to read it to me and I feel I’m just not quite as much in touch as I should be.”

Read more in the September 26 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.