The Green Yes Clydesdale event with Patrick Harvie MSP, Cllr Maggie Chapman and Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation was a resounding success as over 100 people packed Biggar Muncipal Hall to hear the Green case for Independence.
Greens are condemning further fare increases from 1st April on the 100 series Edinburgh to Dumfries routes through Clydesdale. This will be the third fare rise on the route in the last year. Fares rose by 10 %
Greens are condemning news that developers Paterson of Greenoakhill are intending to appeal the Scottish Government Reporter's decision to the Court of Session that a quarry Overburns Farm, L
A grant of £261,600 from Scottish Government's Green Bus II fund towards the purchase of low emission hybrid buses for use on the 100 series Edinburgh to Dumfries/Moffat/Annan services has been lost because of delays in the tendering process for the route.
Greens are questioning whether Clydesdale Councillors are taking steps to minimise their car mileage after information released for the year 2011 - 2012 showed very high mileage claims from some councillors in the area.
Green campaigner, Janet Moxley, who organised the Stand Up for Our Buses campaign against cuts to the 100, 101, 102 and 103 services which run from Edinburgh through Biggar to Dumfries, Moffat and Annan was delighted with attendance at a public meeting held at Biggar Corn Exchange on Monday 2nd July in support of the services .
Green Party Activist, Janet Moxley, is standing up against possible cuts to the 100/1/2/3 services from Edinburgh through Biggar and Clydesdale to Dumfries, Annan and Moffat.
Janet is a professional environmental scientist who has lived in Biggar for 11 years and in Clydesdale for a total of 18 years. She is the founder of the Friends of Burnbraes Park group which has improved play equipment and planting in the park over the last five years; has opposed the proposals for a quarry at Overburns Farm; has helped Biggar Primary School achieve Fairtrade School status; and is working with Carbon Neutral Biggar and the council to install solar panels on a local primary school.