22 May 2013

Local MSP John Mason last night (Tuesday) facilitated a public meeting in Barlanark to discuss factoring in the Sandybraes estate.

The SNP MSP had previously been contacted by residents in the estate concerning the factoring and general maintenance of buildings and land in the Sandybraes area.  Following this, Mr Mason arranged last night’s public meeting – the first in quite a number of years – to discuss residents’ relationship with factors, Cumming Turner & Watt, who also attended the meeting.  Local SNP Councillor, David Turner, also attended the meeting.

Commenting after the public meeting, John Mason MSP said

“I know that some residents have questioned whether factors are necessary at all but I have found throughout the constituency that areas without factors are not as well maintained as areas which do have factors.  However, obviously we want the relationship with Cumming Turner & Watt or any other factors to be the best it can be and that was one of the key purposes of last night’s meeting.

“I am delighted that over 100 folk took part in last night’s meeting and now hope that the Residents Committee can go forward and build a strong relationship with the factors.

“It’s not only in Barlanark that factoring is an issue.  I’ve also been working on a similar case in Calton and I know that this continues to be an issue in Dennistoun as well.”