Stirling’s Council Leader, Scott Farmer, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to doubling the available funding for city deals at the recent Draft Budget announcement last month.
Leader of Stirling Council, SNP Councillor Scott Farmer, has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke, calling for the rollout of Universal Credit to be halted.
Universal Credit was introduced in Stirling in June last year and a report from the Council has shown that council house and housing association rent arrears have increased significantly, there has been a sharp increase in the number of crisis grants awarded to struggling families and individuals, and food bank referrals have increased.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has met with Stirling council Leader Scott Farmer, Provost Christine Simpson as well as Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary Keith Brown to discuss developments with the Stirling City Region Deal.
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 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.
News has broken that disgraced Tory Councillors on Stirling Council have been reinstated following their suspension for offensive and abusive online activity.
We can and will win back Stirling!
Both Councillors have been reportedly suspended by the Tories but remain as independent Councillors. However, recently, the Stirling Observer reported that Councillor Davies had been out canvassing for the Conservative candidate ahead of the snap-General Election.
“The Tory agenda is one that punishes ordinary working people, treats those who are disadvantaged with contempt, and supports disgraceful policies such as the requirement for a woman to prove that she has been raped in order to receive support for more than two children.