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COSLA GIVES SIGN OF THAW IN RELATIONS WITH SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE

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The president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Pat Watters, has said a full and frank discussion wi...
The president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Pat Watters, has said a full and frank discussion with the Scottish executive will allow both sides to move on and build on the relationship that exists.

Addressing council leaders and chief executives, Ms Watters said: 'It is clear that our colleagues in the executive have a genuine feeling that they acted within the terms of the partnership framework agreement we have with them.

'We still feel that they did not and I as president would always resist the

weakening of local government.

'However in a mature relationship the time has now come to move on.

'We have a commitment from ministers that we will sit down together and revisit the framework document with a view to continuing and driving forward the relationship that has developed between the two tiers of government and that has delivered so well for the communities both tiers are elected to represent.'

ROUNDUP OF LOCAL AUTHORITY STORIES IN THE NATIONAL PRESS

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