Entries by Brian McGuire

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Council Leader’s Reaction to UK Drugs Summit

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The UK Government came to Glasgow simply to dismiss international expert evidence and the voices of those with lived experiences, frontline clinicians and social care professionals as a ‘distraction’. “Even before the event commenced Mr Malthouse announced that a more assertive law and order approach was […]



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Glasgow community projects to receive almost £2.75million in regeneration funding

Three community projects in Glasgow today received almost £2.75million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF). The RCGF funding – for community-focused projects in Glasgow – is going to Laurieston Arches (an award of £997,776), Milton Family & Community Centre (£800,000), and Elderpark Learning & Community Centre (£950,000).   The Regeneration Capital Grant […]

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Free food and fun for Glasgow youngsters

Youngsters across Glasgow will be able to take part and enjoy free food and fun during the school holidays. Glasgow City Council today (Thursday, 27 February) agreed to fund 70 organisations, through its Children’s Holiday Food Programme, with £2.3m to deliver a wide-ranging programme of healthy meals and activities during school holidays. The Children’s Holiday […]

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City chiefs join forces to tackle climate change

City chiefs from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society have been mobilised to lead Glasgow’s race to carbon net zero by 2030. The call for joint action across Glasgow came from Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, as she launched the Sustainable Glasgow partnership to tackle the city’s fight against […]

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A bleeding good step to end period poverty – pad out of Period Friendly Points across the city

Access to free period products will be much easier as the council announced today the continuing partnership with Simon Community Scotland and an increase period friendly points from 30 to 300 community venues over the next three years to tackle period equity in the city. Since 2017, schools in Glasgow have provided free period products […]

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GLASGOW COUNCIL BUDGET AGREED

Glasgow City Council has passed a budget that prioritises frontline services and ensures the city is ready to respond to the climate emergency. Members today backed a budget plan for 2020/21 which will see Council Tax rise by 4.64% – below the 4.84% cap. In challenging circumstances, the budget delivers additional cash to support community […]

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Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone Consultation Now Open

To help inform implementation of the second phase of Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ), the council is seeking views through consultation on a variety of key aspects including its geographical boundary, enforcement dates and temporary local exemptions – as well as how it might influence people’s future transport choices. Glasgow’s LEZ affects local service buses only at […]

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New Rapid HIV Tests to Tackle Outbreak

Rapid new HIV tests which provide results in minutes has been introduced in Glasgow to help tackle the worst outbreak in decades. City addictions workers are using fast new finger prick blood tests as part of work to tackle the spread of the virus among drug users who share needles. Around 170 people are believed […]