Local amenties

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

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.

Andy Wightman talk on Land Matters

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. 

Biggar Festival of Museums

Biggar area (various locations)

 Visit the many museums in the Biggar area and experience a day of activities.

Greens help empower Clydesdale

Green candidate for Clydesdale East, Janet Moxley, was one of the presenters at a Community Empowerment event held recently in Biggar. Janet, who chairs Friends of Burnbraes Park, and members of Lanark Playpark Action Group shared their experiences of improving their local parks.

There was considerable interest from community groups working to improve their parks at the event which was attended by representatives of groups from across Clydesdale as well as a range of politicians.

Parks and Recreation

 Parks and recreation facilities provide more than just fun!

Meet Lanark In Bloom

Lanark Tolbooth

 Come and meet the folk who keep Lanark blooming. Lanark In Bloom will be at The Tolbooth in Lanark  to chat about their work in the town, whats involved and what they have planned. Maybe you have green fingers that need exercise! The folks from  Lanark In Bloom will be there with all the information  you would need to get involved.

Biodiversity and Paths

Mugdock Country Park, East Dunbartonshire

 This one day course will demonstrate the opportunities and possibilities for enhancing biodiversity through creative path construction and management. Run by Paths for All. FREE for community group volunteers.

Introduction to Fundraising

Pollock Park, Glasgow

This one day course aims to help you turn your community development ideas into effective fundraising applications.

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