Town centres in trouble
One of the main local issues which has been raised with me during this campaign is the condition of our town centres in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
Many residents have expressed concern that there is a lack of decent shops and places to eat, which would be suitable for families, at the heart of our community.
While many town centres have benefited from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund, it seems that there is much more to be done for our local hubs.
If elected I will work with our local authority, charities and residents to make our local town centres business improvement districts, learning from the example of towns like Dunblane who have used this as an opportunity to redevelop their town centres.
My hope is that this would help to attract investment in our local area and place our town centres at the heart of our communities. Taylor Muir Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Rutherglen
The party that used to be feared by the establishment has become it.
They are now conservative (with a small c), centrists, timid and managerial.
The socialists that are members must be scunnered.
After nine years of broken promises it is time for a change and for a new Scottish Government that will use its powers to end cuts and grow our economy. A D Moffat Rutherglen and terrorist tactics in Syria is crazy.
It is very clear that the EU has lost all credibility.
Security in the EU is non-existent. Does the population of Great Britain want to live in a country where we don’t feel secure?
I think the atrocity in Brussels is the final nail in the coffin for staying in the EU
et’s get out now before it is too late. Robert Pender address supplied effect the SNP’s council tax freeze has had on our public services.
The leaflet is very hypocritical. In the last few years Unison and other trade unions have repeatedly called for an end to the council tax freeze and this is something the SNP have repeatedly ignored.
I don’t mind any political leaflet. We all know the positive picture they’ll paint.
But, with the council cuts and the part the Westminster and SNP Scottish Government have played in them, this is something I feel very strongly about, as I’m sure most in our community do.
The SNP mentioning any victory in anything relating to the council when the cuts have come from their government, I really hope they do not think we all live under a rock.
The source of the cuts to the council budgets is well publicised and the public should not be treated with such little regard.
Yes, we have all seen the SNP protest against the reality of their own cuts and putting a spin on it, hoping the public won’t question them.
But Unison and other trade unions got to the source of the cuts to council budgets with their protest outside Holyrood on February 24, where the SNP government inflicted another £500m worth of cuts.
Also,the Trade Union Bill and the L attack on worker rights, the only party I’ve seen raise this in Holyrood has been Labour.
The SNP sat back, said and did nothing. This is not what you’d expect from anyone standing up for workers’ rights and certainly not something I’ve ever known. Elizabeth-Anne Callaghan Freeneuk Wynd Cambuslang Calling all football fans looking to get into playing or wanting to return to playing football.
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle . have a great facility and are looking to promote five a sides to everyone.
Currently there are five-a-side games for over-35s on a Friday night and there is always room for more players.
Playing football has tremendous benefits to general health and fitness and is a great way to make friends.
There is a great upsurge in playing football right now, particularly playing the game for the over-50s and 60s. Walking football is now a huge activity and has seen teams spring up all over the country, with games being played on a regular basis. If you think your footballing days are over, think again.
If you used to play football but now find the pace a bit too much, if you’ve never had the chance to play before or if you are recovering from an injury walking football is a great way of playing football for you.
If it’s over-35s or over-55s games or walking football get in touch.
If you fancy a game, no matter your level of skill or fitness, drop me an email at footballfives@btinternet. com or call or text 07777 631 501
All you need are a pair of trainers and some enthusiasm. The fun and fitness will be provided.
Come along, bring a friend or bring a team. Cost is £2.50 for the game or £5 for a game, swim and sauna. John Miller via email
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