Joe Cullinane

Scottish Labour Councillor for Kilwinning

Reason 29 to vote for Joe: School let charges....abolished

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In November 2015 Joe revealed that Kilwinning Academy had been charged £933 to hire their own school hall to put on their pupils production of Grease > http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/kilwinning-academy-charged-1000-use-6782362#J0uCD1RSzcjwecq3.97

Joe asked the SNP Portfolio holder about the charges at the Council meeting on 4th November 2015 and was told that the charges were "internally credited back to the school".....

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However, Joe knew that was wrong and asked them to go back and clarify the matter. And it happened that Joe was right....

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/north-ayrshire-council-apologises-over-6866672

In January revealed that it wasnt just Kilwinning Academy who had been charged to hire their own school facilities, schools throughout North Ayrshire had paid £48,000 to do so over the last three years! > http://www.joecullinane.co.uk/schools_charged_48_000_to_hire_their_own_school_facilities

Here's how much schools in Cunninghame South were charged....

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However, the charges are no more. Joe concluded his successful campaign against the unfair charges by abolishing them at this year's council budget, funded by cutting Councillors lunches > http://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/14302797.North_Ayrshire_Council_to_stop_charging_schools_for_hall_hire/?ref=mr&lp=9

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