Lack of community spirit claim

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I was astounded to read last week’s article on the lack of members on Burnfoot Community Council and what would seem to me to be a lack of community spirit on the estate.

Is this the same Burnfoot that was recently awarded millions of pounds to transform Burnfoot Roadhouse? Your story on the latter in December highlighted that the whole community was behind the plans. Yet the same community can’t find enough members to enable the community council to function. Although I realise the Roadhouse is a Burnfoot Futures project, one has to wonder if the funding would have been awarded to Burnfoot in the first place had the lottery been aware of the uncertainty hanging over the community council.