Category Archives: North Lanarkshire Council

JOHN WILSON MSP HOSTS UNITED NATIONS WORLD DOWN’S SYNDROME DAY EVENT IN THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Following his Members debate on Tuesday 18th March, John Wilson MSP welcomed Down’s Syndrome Scotland on Thursday 20th March at the Scottish Parliament who provided an information session for MSPs to highlight Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week (17th to 23rd March … Continue reading

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT POLICY TO BENEFIT UP TO 11,700 CHILDREN IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE

John Wilson MSP has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to provide healthy free school meals to all P1 to P3 pupils. As part of a £114 million package for young people over two years, every one of Scotland’s P1 to … Continue reading

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JOHN WILSON MSP WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO TACKLE FUEL POVERTY IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has welcomed an additional £9m being allocated to local authorities across Scotland which will make their homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and easier and cheaper to heat. Housing Minister Margaret Burgess today announced the Home … Continue reading

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TIME TO END STIGMA ON MENTAL HEALTH

  Last week, Central Scotland MSP, John Wilson, visited the ‘see me’ exhibition held at the Scottish Parliament and supported the campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health. It is a fact that at least 1 in … Continue reading

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PROMOTING COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFERS TO COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

  On Thursday 15 November, SNP Central Scotland MSP John Wilson called on the Minister for Local Government and Planning, Mr Derek Mackay, to outline what progress has been made in promoting community asset transfers in urban locations. Speaking in … Continue reading

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JOHN WILSON MSP’S COMMENTS ON NORTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL’S CONSULTATION

John Wilson MSP said: “The announcement by North Lanarkshire Council in September that budget cuts would have to be made did not come as a surprise given the current economic climate, but the extend of these cuts certainly came as … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT TO COATBRIDGE

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has lodged a Parliamentary motion welcoming the establishment of the hugely successful Friday Night Project to Kirkwood Sports Barn and Calder Community Centre in Sikeside in Coatbridge. The Friday Night Project is a multi-agency project … Continue reading

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MSP WELCOMES WORK OF NORTH LANARKSHIRE LEISURE TRUST

Central Scotland MSP, John Wilson has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the achievements of Coatbridge based North Lanarkshire Leisure Trust (NLL) in responding proactively to the poor health statistics which are prevalent in North Lanarkshire. Since NLL … Continue reading

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MSP URGES CONSTITUENTS TO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL

John Wilson MSP has urged people to find out more about their community council. This follows the announcement from the new Minister Designate for Local Government and Planning Derek Mackay, launching a group to look into ways to strengthen Scotland’s … Continue reading

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MSP CALLS ON COUNCIL TO RAISE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Central Scotland MSP John Wilson has called upon North Lanarkshire Council to raise the educational attainment of those living in North Lanarkshire in light of the local labour market statistics published by the Scottish Government. John Wilson MSP has hit … Continue reading

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