Here we are again at the end of another year. And what a year 2016 has been, when you look back over the events that have defined it, both locally and nationally, it’s astonishing to think it all happened in the same 12 month period. Nearly the same length of time it takes to get your bins emptied…. but more of that later.
Stirling MP Steven Paterson met with UK Government Ministers last week to discuss the Stirling City Deal bid. Mr Paterson invited along the heads of the main political parties on Stirling Council to show a united front for investment in the Stirling area. Mr. Paterson wrote to the Scottish Secretary […]
Stirling MP Steven Paterson has called on the Chief Executive of Stirling Council to give clarity on the tendering exercise of sports provision in Stirling.
In a letter, Mr Paterson asks for details of timescales of the process as well as information on what potential bidders have come forward.
Currently, the sports services in Stirling including The PEAK are managed by Active Stirling – a registered charity.
COUNCIL LEADER ADMITS “UNDERFUNDING” THE SERVICE The SNP Group on Stirling Council were left astounded by recent remarks made by a Labour Councillor. Stirling Council Leader, Johanna Boyd, remarked that the Social Care budget was “underfunded” during the latest Finance Committee meeting (Tuesday 21st June, 2016). The Leader of […]
A recent Freedom of Information response from Stirling Council has found that Council Leader Councillor Johanna Boyd has spent £150 of public funds on photoshoots of herself which have been used for party-political purposes. The Council’s FOI team pointed out that that the professional photograph was used in Stirling Council’s […]
At a meeting of Stirling Council last Thursday (3rd March), Tory and Labour Councillors voted to block SNP Councillors being able to sit on the board of directors for Active Stirling. The move comes in response to an SNP motion calling for Councillors Scott Farmer and Jim Thomson to be […]
Workers’ rights attacked and trade unions not properly consulted: SNP councillors call for clarification as representatives ‘kept in the dark’. SNP Councillor Gerry McLaughlan has written to Stirling Council Leader Johanna Boyd seeking clarification after the Administration recently moved to force through changes to Council workers’ contracts. Now that Tory and Labour […]
Late last week, Stirling Council will met to decide the budget for the next financial year. The budget, as proposed by the ruling Tory/Labour coalition, seeked to make a number of cuts, including £658,000 from the Care budget for 2016/17. The SNP amendment budget was fully costed and completely protects Care. […]
With Stirling Council’s latest budget to be set this week, SNP Council Group Leader, Councillor Scott Farmer, has renewed SNP calls to fundamentally review the current process of budgeting. Stirling Council uses a system called Priority-Based Budgeting (PBB) to identify levels of spending on local public services. Councillor Farmer has […]
SNP Bruce Crawford MSP tore into Stirling Council Tory/Labour coalition leader Johanna Boyd when it was revealed that Stirling had missed out on it’s share of a pot of £10 Million set aside by the Scottish Government. The share of funds was to be allocated to local authorities who maintained or […]