LAN Greens

Lanarkshire Green Party

Hello and welcome to the Lanarkshire branch of the Scottish Green Party.

What we stand for

To find out what we stand for you can read the introduction to the party on the Scottish Greens Website.

 See the latest Green Bulletin for local green news and events.

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

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 Lan Greens' Branch Meeting

Place: 
Carluke Lifestyles, Carnwath Road, ML8 4DF

 The next branch meeting will be in Carluke on the 29th September at  7:30-9:30pm (Location tbc) At this meeting we will begin the process of local election manifesto development and be making the final selection of candidates.
 

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 Lanarkshire Greens Branch meeting

Place: 
Harry Smith Centre

 Branch meeting rescheduled to Thursday 4th August 7.30

Clydedsdale Area meeting

Place: 
Wallace Tea Rooms, 18 Broomgate, Lanark ML11 9EE
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