It is with regret that we announce the resignation last week of Lord James Stringfellow from the board of the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative with immediate effect.
Jimmy has stood down due to the stress he has experienced as a result of sustained prejudice against the Fairground Community Group in Govan of which he is the leader.
The board of CDPI wish to thank our friend and former colleague for his contribution to date and the door will remain open for him to return at any time in the future if he feels able.
We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Fairground Community in condemning the bigotry that Jimmy and his family have been subjected to for many years.
We hope the very small minority within the Govan community, who are responsible for this bigotry, will take the opportunity to issue an apology to Jimmy Stringfellow, to the Fairground Community, as well as retractions of defamatory comments they may have made to various third parties about CDPI and other organisations we work with.
CDPI and our partner organisations have faced what we believe to be sustained attempts to force us out of business in recent months. Jimmy believes that this has been motivated by bigotry against showpeople and that stepping aside will help put an end to this.