McCartney’s exit leaves large void to fill at Burnfoot

Burnfoot Community Council has been left with a “big hole to fill” following the
resignation of Kenny 
McCartney, writes Jason Marshall.

That’s according to chairman Michael Grieve who also warned treasurer Jamie Batten over his future conduct after he sparked former provost McCartney’s resignation during the January meeting, at which he branded the latter a “useless” civic head.

After reading out Mr McCartney’s letter of resignation at last Tuesday’s meeting – in which he said he had “enjoyed his many years on the council . . . and together they had achieved quite a lot under restrictive circumstances” – Mr Grieve added: “So that’s a vacancy and a big hole to fill.

“Kenny did a number of important things throughout the year including the bar at the Cornet’s Night and the programme for the carnival.

“So I’ll be trying to rope people in to become involved with these things as we move
on.”

Mr Batten told the meeting: “I wrote a letter of apology to Kenny, and I also saw him in the Co-op last Friday and he said he had received my card of apology.”

Mr Grieve: “I think it just goes to emphasise that you have to watch what you say, Jamie . . . and behave.”