East Dunbartonshire leading the way in Scotland

Friday, 18 October, 2019

Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of the CouncilIt's something that East Dunbartonshire residents have known for years, but a recent investigation has ranked the area as the best place to live in Scotland.

The Times newspaper ranked the country's 32 local authorities according to a number of factors including street cleanliness, exam results, waste collection, recycling rates, road repairs, the availability of superfast broadband and public satisfaction with parks and libraries, among others.

And East Dunbartonshire Council claimed the overall top spot after being shown to be leading the way in many of the 13 categories.

Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said, "I am delighted the Council has come out on top in this investigation which shines some light on the fantastic work our teams are doing in East Dunbartonshire.

"It is great that East Dunbartonshire continues to be recognised as a wonderful place to live, work and enjoy recreational activities having previously been crowned the best place to raise a family while also routinely topping quality of life polls.

 Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council“Whilst we have some great schools, a diverse local economy, clean streets, good quality housing and some stunning parks and scenery we're not resting on our laurels and the Council has a number of improvement programmes and projects underway to improve our services and facilities right across the area."

Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, added, "This latest data is very encouraging and highlights how well run our services are. It shows that the Council is continuing to deliver for our residents across a wide range of measures despite having made savings of over £94 million since 2009/10.

"Councils continue to face significant and unprecedented financial challenges and indications are that we could face further savings of over £10 million in 2020/21.

"However, we are committed to continuing the good work highlighted in this investigation and deliver more improvements which will help make our residents' lives even better."

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