Housing

Clydesdale Public Talks: Sustainable Warm Houses and Energy Efficiency

Place: 
Biggar

The talk will be at Biggar Snooker and Social Club, Howieson Square, Biggar (next to Arcadia Music).
Our Speaker will be Sarah Beattie-Smith, lead candidate for South of Scotland.

SIMD interactive website

 This is a really easy interactive website to explore SIMD indicators (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) by locality and domain.

Why 'frack or freeze' is a false choice

councillor Mark Ruskell, Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for Mid-Scotland and Fife, responds to a CommonSpace column by Calum miller calling for more debate on fracking. He convincingly argues that energy efficient housing is the only way to address fuel poverty and reduce GHG emissions.

Key Scottish Environment Statistics

This annual publication is an accessible reference document which covers a wide range of enivronmental topics including: public attitudes and behaviours, global atmosphere, air quality, water quality, green space, waste and recycling; and is a helpful starting point for more detailed local research on the environmental impacts of energy, housing and transport policies.
 
 

Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scoland campaign to prevent homelessness and improve housing policy across all strategic areas. There are a number of ways you can get involved and learn more about how homelessness, housing and inequalities are interlinked.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. In the last couple of years, they have done some insightful and challenging work on housing, poverty and climate justice in the UK.

Andy Wightman talk on Land Matters

Place: 
Elphinston Hotel, Biggar

 Land rights campaigner Andy Wightman will be speaking on the Common Good assets of former Burghs such as Biggar, how and how to find out what these are and ensure that they are used to benefit local communities. SLC says Biggar has no Common Good Assets we believe that it does as the Public Park and the Burnbraes as well as some other sites would seem to meet the criteria. 

Public meeting - Common Good - POSTPONED

Place: 
Biggar - exact location tbd

Public meeting on Common Good. Speaker: Land rights campaigner Andy Wightman. Venue details inc exact date tbc.

OWING TO THE EURO ELECTIONS AND THE CLYDESDALE SOUTH BY ELECTION THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. It will probably take place in October.

Lanarkshire Councils threaten "Bedroom tax" victims with eviction

News date: 
22nd May 2013

After refusing to implement a "no evictions" policy to prevent tennants who fall into arrears because of the "bedroom tax" from being evicted, Labour led North and South Lanarkshire Councils have become some of the to issue letters threaten

Spirit of '45 Screening

Place: 
Biggar Corn Exchange

A Screening of Ken Loach's new documentary Spirit of '45 promoted by Lanarkshire Greens.

An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society

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