Member quits over ‘trust’

Former Whithorn community 
council chairman Jim McCulloch resigned at Monday night’s meeting from the sub-committee set up to look into improving facilities for children at the top and bottom parks over “trust” issues.

Mr McCulloch gave the full community council a report 
on taking the improvements forward by putting in an application for funding, but community council chairman John Wilson pointed out that the sub-group’s remit was 
only “to investigate funding and report back to the full committee”.

An exasperated Mr McCulloch raged that this would mean a delay in getting a funding application into the common good fund for the improvements.

He said: “We can’t get anything done with the playpark if we have to keep reporting back. It’s as if you don’t trust us so I am coming off the community improvements.”

His resignation was 
accepted by the chairman.