The Tory Government has reneged on a promise to hand over the land at MOD Forthside to Stirling Council once the Army Barracks have been decommissioned
As Finance Spokesperson for the SNP group on Stirling Council, I was delighted that the SNP partnership Administration’s budget was unanimously voted through at the Council Budget meeting last week.
Stirling MSP, Bruce Crawford, and the Convener of the Public Safety Committee, Councillor Maureen Bennison, have hailed the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passing at Holyrood by 118 votes to 1 last week.
Stirling Council will receive an extra £2,818,000 funding under the revised budget proposals unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.
The budget boost comes as the Scottish Government confirmed that all local authorities will receive an above-inflation increase in resource funding.
SNP Councillor for Stirling East Alison Laurie has praised the work of Stirling Council officials in installing Vehicle Activated Signs along the Pike Road which are now operational.
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.
SNP Councillor, and Convener of Education on Stirling Council, Susan McGill has welcomed budgetary announcements from Derek MacKay last week that continue to invest in closing the attainment gap in local schools.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has called on local residents to recycle responsibly as this year’s festive period draws to a close.
The SNP MSP has encouraged people to seek advice on how best to dispose of Christmas cards, wrapping paper and Christmas trees.
As we move on towards the end of another year as ever here at Stirling SNP it is time to reflect on the year that was.