A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village was held on Friday 24th November 2017 to mark the final tiles being placed on the roof of the new Care Hub building. The hub will have more than 100 beds and will provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to older people who require additional support following an illness or operation. Set in a comfortable, homely environment it aims to help older people recover, regain their independence and, in the majority of cases, return to their own homes.
Stirling SNP led a demonstration to halt Universal Credit on Saturday (25th Nov).
The day of action included a procession from King’s Park followed by a rally at Thistle Park in Stirling.
Rally speakers included Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford, SNP MP Drew Hendry, Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer, and Jessica Lindohf of Stirling Women’s Aid.
Stirling SNP’s campaign has gained hundreds of signatures for the party’s petition to halt Universal Credit.
Stirling SNP Councillor, Susan McGill, has renewed SNP calls for Alastair Majury to resign from Stirling Council in light of comments made by Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson.
New evidence has revealed the true impact of the rollout of Universal Credit in Stirling.
It is anticipated that local authority statistics have shown that the rollout of Universal Credit in the Stirling area – which was part-introduced in May 2015, with the full service rolled out in June this year – has accounted for the following:
Stirling SNP has called on Stirling’s Tory MP, Stephen Kerr, to support its calls to abandon the current UK Government policy of reducing the number of MPs that Scotland elects to Westminster.
Stirling’s MSP, Bruce Crawford, has welcomed a response from Stirling Council that has indicated a multi-department approach to addressing the problems facing the small vennel that connects Baker Street to Spittal Street in Stirling’s city centre.
Mr Crawford wrote to Stirling Council after being approached by a number of residents who raised their serious concerns that anti-social behaviour is rife in the vennel. Reports have included: public urination, drug taking and supply, lewd conduct, defecation, and threatening behaviour.
The SNP have said that they are committed to ensuring that proper funding is sought to combat flooding in the Aberfoyle area.
Funding from the Scottish Government is available for large scale projects such as permanent flood prevention measures. However it is for local authorities to apply for such investment.
Stirling SNP Councillor and Stirling Council Leader, Scott Farmer, proposed a resolution to local government body COSLA, establishing a national position on the two-child limit for Child Tax Credit and subsequently the so-called rape clause.
SNP Councillor for Bannockburn and the Eastern Villages, Maureen Bennison, has demanded that the Tory Party explain where an apology was issued from the two disgraced Tory Councillors who were recently re-admitted to the party.
“The Tory Council Group on Stirling Council is costing the local taxpayer almost £150K in salaries every year and it is a disgrace that they appear to continually decide to place their priorities elsewhere. An ordinary worker is expected to put their employment responsibilities first so why should this be any different for Tory Councillors?”