South Lanarkshire Greens are worried that cuts to frontline social services could leave vulnerable people at risk. From 20th June, Social Work reception teams will be pulled out of the South Vennel area office and relocated to a call centre in Hamilton. This means that people needing to contact social services for the first time will no longer be able to have face to face contact with the a social worker and social work staff will not longer be able to make home visits as part of the initial assessment process.
Public meeting on the Common Weal details tbc
Lanarkshire Green campaigner, Janet Moxley who co-ordinates the Stand Up for Our Buses campaign has accused SPT of contempt for passengers after they walked out of a Public Inquiry held by the Transport Commissioner into issues with the 100 series Edinburgh to Dumfries bus routes.
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
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.
Campaign group Stand Up for Our Buses is widening its attention from its original focus on the future 100/1/2/3 Edinburgh to Dumfries/Annan/Moffat services after sudden changes to the pricing, routes and timetables on other routes in and around Clydesdale.
From the Scottish Community Alliance - it concurrs with our Lanarkshire Green manifesto completely, as well as our experiences on asset transfer, design of local services etc:
Janet Moxley, Green Party candidate for Clydesdale East, in the forthcoming council elections is calling for South Lanarkshire council to use small scale renewables to cut fuel bills from its own properties and help householders do likewise.
The Lanarkshire Forum for Social and Economic Justice invite you to participate in this event which seeks to create an agenda for social and economic justice in Lanarkshire and to put that agenda firmly on the list of priorities for those politicians who would seek to represent us. It is organised by the Lanarkshire Forum for Social and Economic Justice. This is an alliance of community, church, student and trade union groups in Lanarkshire who share an interest in social and economic justice.
Public services in public hands can be tailored to meet local needs rather than being designed to conform with the standard model of a large company. Because the services are not being run to make profits for company owners or share holders public services can be cheaper to run than private contracts. Public services for public benefit, not private contractors for private gain!