The first year of Universal Credit having been rolled out in the Stirling area (June 2017 – June 2018) has seen a £30,609.77 rise in Crisis Grants through the Scottish Welfare Fund being made by Stirling Council, based on previous year (June 2016 – June 2017).
Stirling SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, demanding that a new site be found for a recently approved smart meter mast to be erected in Strathyre.
The planning application was recently approved by Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, despite being faced with strong objections from local people.
Mr Crawford’s motion, which has been signed by a number of MSP colleagues, calls on the applicant, Arqiva, to “seriously consider an alternative location.”
The SNP Group on Stirling Council is to begin campaigning locally against the rape clause coming to Stirling.
The two child cap on child tax credits means that the Department for Work and Pensions will no longer support three or more children in a family. However, an exception is made when a woman has conceived a child through rape.
Stirling Council Leader, SNP Councillor Scott Farmer, has called on Stirling’s Tory MP, Stephen Kerr, not to back a Chancellor’s Budget that would cast yet more people in Stirling into deeper hardship as a result of the broken Universal Credit system.
SNP Councillor for Forth and Endrick has called on the Tories to stop attempting to make narrow political gain in Aberfoyle with scare tactics, and get behind any plans that would make GP support provision in west Stirlingshire fairer.
Stirling Council have revealed that Stirling City Centre is outperforming the UK economy, despite negative comments from Tory politicians.
Stirling SNP Councillor Alison Laurie is calling on Stirling Tory MP Stephen Kerr to support LGBT+ charities – following revelations of at least two charities who have reached out to every MP in Scotland that Mr Kerr has not supported.
Councillor Maureen Bennison, Equalities spokesperson for Stirling Council SNP Group, has condemned Stirling Council Conservative Group Leader – who is also Chief of Staff to Stephen Kerr MP – for his admission that he is “proud of Universal Credit”.
The SNP / Labour Administration on Stirling Council has formally disbanded the Broadband Delivery Group (BDG), following complaints raised about the conduct of the Chair, Tory Councillor Jeremy McDonald.
The SNP/Labour Administration on Stirling Council have agreed to increase the amount that is granted to eligible school children for school uniforms from £50 to £130.