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.
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.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, condemning RBS’ planned closure of the Bannockburn branch.
Mr Crawford’s motion highlights that this closure will seriously affect a number of communities including Bannockburn, Fallin, Cowie, and Plean and calls on UK Government ministers to intervene on this matter in order to prevent the loss of RBS services in Bannockburn.