Council

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.

Withdrawal of face to face social work assessment services is a cause for concern

To: 
Lanark Gazette
Written by: 
Janet Moxley
Wed, 2016-06-22
Lanark Council Office, South Vennel St

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.

Steven Hannigan, SGP Candidate for the Hamilton North & East By-election

News date: 
23rd Dec 2015
Steven Hannigan, Scottish Green Party Candidate for Hamilton North & East

Steven Hannigan has been selected as our candidate for the Hamilton North & East By-election on Thursday 21st Janaury 2016. Here are a few words of introduction...
 
Born in Rutherglen, growing up in Cambuslang and now living in Hamilton, I have lived in South Lanarkshire all my life.  I graduated in Audio Technology with Multimedia and work as a freelance audio designer as well as in retail. Working with the public is a major perk of both of my jobs as it allows me to interact with people from all walks of life on a day to day basis.
 

North Lanarkshire Councillor joins Greens

News date: 
17th Dec 2014

We welcome North Lanarkshire Councillor Frances McGlinchey as a member of the Scottish Greens. Strathkelvin councillor Frances has been an Independent since leaving the SNP in 2012 following their vote to support NATO membership. She is an active councillor who is involved with a number of community groups, and Lanarkshire Greens are pleased to welcome her to the branch.

North Lanarkshire Council Anti-fracking motion

Place: 
Motherwell civic centre

An Anti-fracking motion submitted by our new Green, Cllr Frances McGlinchy and her Independent colleague, Alan O'Brien is going to full a full North Lanarkshire Council meeting on Thursday 18th Dec.

About Ruth Thomas

 What do I think the electorate would like to know about me? So - a few random facts …

Greens equal pay meeting packed out.

News date: 
1st Sep 2013

Lanarkshire Greens welcomed equal pay campaigner Mark Irvine of Action for Equality Scotland to a packed public meeting which they hosted in Lanark on 29th August. Mark led the legal challenge to South Lanarkshire Council's refusal to release information on pay banding and recently won a case in the UK Supreme Court forcing the council to hand over the information and leaving it with legal bills running to hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Greens host meeting with SLC equal pay campaigner Mark Irvine

News date: 
22nd Aug 2013

Lanarkshire Greens are delighted to be hosting a public meeting with equal pay campaigner Mark Irvine who won the recent equal pay FOI case against SLC, forcing them to release information on how it paid male and female staff on the same grade. After running up around £200,000 of legal fees fighting the case to the UK Supreme Court, SLC finally released information which seems to show that female staff were indeed paid less than their male counterparts. coming to talk to us at the meeting.
 

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