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Greens call for private rent controls in EK to tackle poverty

News date: 
12th Feb 2017
Kirsten outside housing construction site in St Leonards

Responding to last week's News spotlight on East Kilbride's housing crisis, local Green candidate Kirsten Robb (East Kilbride East) is calling on South Lanarkshire Council to introduce private sector rent controls to help tackle poverty. The Private Housing (Tenancies) Act, introduced last year, permits local authorities to do this by declaring areas as 'rent pressure zones'.

Council Debt: McClemont calls for right off

News date: 
18th Nov 2016

David McClemont, Green campaigner for Cambuslang, is calling for local authority debt to be written off after a report revealed the scale of the problem.

Greens welcome extra funding for local services but unfair council tax must be scrapped

News date: 
7th Nov 2016

 
Last week the Scottish Parliament backed a Green MSP amendment (1) which supported raising £100 million extra for public services by tweaking the council tax bands of those who can most afford it. The amendment also, however, put on record the serious concerns about the council tax expressed across the political parties, local government itself and the public service unions.
East Kilbride Green campaigner, Kirsten Robb, said

Greens welcome extra funding for local services but unfair council tax must be scrapped

Release date: 
7th Nov 2016
Source: 
South Lanarkshire Green Party

South Lanarkshire Greens are calling on the council tax to be scrapped and replaced with a system that helps build a fairer, more equal community and hands power back to local government and local people, here in East Kilbride.
Last week the Scottish Parliament backed a Green MSP amendment (1) which supported raising £100 million extra for public services by tweaking the council tax bands of those who can most afford it. The amendment also, however, put on record the serious concerns about the council tax expressed across the political parties, local government itself and the public service unions.

South Lanarkshire PPP Schools: Greens' research backs up quality concerns

News date: 
22nd Aug 2016

In the light of revelations that 10 South Lanarkshire Secondary Schools built under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Finance model have had to make repairs due to structural defects (1), South Lanarkshire Greens reveal information which questions the construction quality and are calling on the council to undertake an independent inquiry to look into how the problems occurred, similar to that Green Councillors in Edinburgh asked for after the Edinburgh schools debacle earlier this year (2)

South Lanarkshire PPP Schools: Green research backs up quality concerns

Release date: 
22nd Aug 2016
Source: 
Kirsten Robb, Janet Moxley, David McClemont and John Kane

In the light of revelations that 10 South Lanarkshire Secondary Schools built under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Finance model have had to make repairs due to structural defects (1), South Lanarkshire Greens reveal information which questions the construction quality and are calling on the council to undertake an independent inquiry to look into how the problems occurred, similar to that Green Councillors in Edinburgh asked for after the Edinburgh schools debacle earlier this year (2)

South Lan Greens at Biggar and Carnwath Agricultural Shows

News date: 
31st Jul 2016

So, it's that time again when the agricultural shows come to South Lanarkshire, and there the Greens were, in between the livestock and tractors! The aim was threefold: to raise our profile among the farming community, to raise Janet Moxley's profile towards the council elections next May; and most importantly, to chat to local folk and ask them what mattered to them.

Trumps's legacy for Scotland

By: 
Gordon Murray
on : 
23rd Jul 2016
Bulletin item expiry date: 
22nd Aug 2016

Donald Trump, climate change denier and anti-wind campaigners’ best chum, has been described by political pundits as sexist, racist, a moron and a bully. The Pope says he is not Christian. Amen to that. Add to this the charge of hypocrite as he has invested thousands of dollars in wind power generation with the Florida firm, Nextera Energy.

Lanarkshire Trident Demos: Scotland must join global ban on nuclear weapons

News date: 
20th Jul 2016

 After Monday's vote at Westminster which committed the UK to renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, the local branch of the Scottish Green Party are calling on all attending the recent demos in East Kilbride, Rutherglen, Hamilton and Biggar, to continue to work together to ensure nuclear weapons have no future in Scotland or across the world. 

Are EU In or Out? EU Referendum Guide

By: 
Craig Dalzell
on : 
9th Jun 2016
Bulletin item expiry date: 
9th Jul 2016

 Are EU In or Out? A Green Questions and Answers Guide by Dr Craig Dalzell. 
thecommongreen.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/are-eu-in-or-out-part-1/
 

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