Candidates

People who are Green candidates in any election

  • Refurbished path at Benbecula Park
    East Kilbride East,  FrontPage,  Helping you,  Kirsten Robb,  Local,  News

    Councillor update June 2024

    Meetings are off at the council for a month and the general election is done. The Green vote share quadrupled nationally and we got 4 MPs. Thank you to everyone who voted Green, our best ever result in East Kilbride! We will keep working for you every day and encourage those in charge to be bolder and more creative to tackle the many challenges we face. As ever, here’s an update on local action, visits and action at ward and South Lanarkshire levels. Summer is a time to recharge a little and I’ll be taking some time off at the end of July. But until then, as ever, please contact…

  • Green candidate Ann McGuinness holding a Vote Green banner
    Ann McGuinness,  East Kilbride & Strathaven,  Election,  Featured,  FrontPage,  National,  Westminster 2024

    Scottish Greens select Ann McGuinness as snap election candidate

    The Scottish Greens have announced that Ann McGuinness will stand for the East Kilbride and Strathaven constituency with a call for the local community to ‘vote like our future depends on it’ Ann McGuinness will be one of a record number of Scottish Greens candidates at this election, giving the majority of people across Scotland the opportunity to vote for a fairer, greener, independent Scotland. Her lived experience and knowledge of poverty and disability, both issues often under-represented and misrepresented in our politics, will be invaluable in speaking up for many people in the constituency. Above all, Ann is known in her working and voluntary life for rolling up her…

  • Planting up some new raised beds with residents
    Candidates,  East Kilbride East,  FrontPage,  Helping you,  Kirsten Robb,  Local

    Councillor Update May 2024

    East Kilbride East action I’m kept motivated by getting progress for you and our neighbourhood. Because you keep contacting me, the progress keeps coming! As ever, please contact me on Kirsten.robb@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to meet or chat when and where it suits you. Follow me on Facebook and X for regular updates. Maintenance: There’s a wodge of maintenance stuff you reported to me getting done now the weather is better. New road linings on Morrishall Rd at Galloway Rd now done, as highlighted for safety in our community street survey. Footpaths between house numbers 52 to 64 and 68 to 80 Mauchline are included this year’s footway resurfacing programme, including replacement of…

  • New disabled parking bays Brancumhall Pitch car park
    East Kilbride East,  Helping you,  Kirsten Robb,  Local

    Councillor update April 2024

    I love this time of year when the sun shines more, colour starts bursting from our greenspaces and we can all get out and about more. I’ve had a wee break over the Easter holidays, all refreshed for more action. This month I’ve been visiting lots of community groups and continuing getting action on your concerns. As ever, please contact me on Kirsten.robb@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to meet or chat when and where it suits you. Follow me on Facebook and Councillor Kirsten Robb (@krobbGreen) / X (twitter.com) for regular updates. East Kilbride East action Litter action: Ivanhoe and Calderglen High: I joined residents and EK Litter Pickers for a tidy up of…

  • group of residents clean up park
    Candidates,  Helping you,  Kirsten Robb,  Local

    Councillor update Feb-Mar 2024

    This month I’ve been catching up with case work, taking part in National Spring Clean month, pushing forward issues at a South Lanarkshire level, finding things out for you and getting action on improvements that can be done in the better weather. As ever, please contact me on Kirsten.robb@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to meet or chat when and where it suits you. Follow me on Facebook and X for regular updates. East Kilbride East action As part of National Spring Month, the community and I have been busy helping keep our patch clean. I joined Hunter primary school pupils to tidy up Glen Esk Park – they were superstars. A group of us…

  • East Kilbride East,  Kirsten Robb,  Local

    Councillor update Jan-Feb 2024

    It’s been an extremely busy few months focussed on helping residents, dealing with the council budget and winning council action on energy efficiency and the nature emergency. I’m still catching up a bit on my emails and any outstanding actions so please bear with me, I will get back to you. As ever, please contact me on kirsten.robb@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to meet or chat when and where it suits you. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates. I know money is tight for many. Here’s a link to a map where you can find free or affordable food in your community. https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200150/managing_your_money/1737/healthy_eating_on_a_budget East Kilbride East action Keep reporting it! Constituents…

  • East Kilbride East,  Kirsten Robb

    Councillor Update Nov-Dec 2023

    Wishing you and yours an enjoyable and restful period. I know the days can be dark right now, physically and metaphorically, with all the challenges in the world. But as I said to our wonderful young people at the Youth Sustainability Forum, pictured here, let’s stay hopeful and take comfort from the small and bigger positive action happening all around us if we look. Doing something directly ourselves to sort problems will help too and make you feel better. If I can help you with this, please contact me on Kirsten.robb@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to meet or chat when and where it suits you. Follow me on Facebook and Councillor Kirsten Robb (@krobbGreen)…

  • East Kilbride East,  Kirsten Robb,  Local,  News

    Councillor Update Oct/Nov 2023

    As ever, please contact me on Kirsten.robb@southlanarkshire.gov.uk to meet or chat when and where it suits you. Follow me on Facebook and X for regular updates. East Kilbride East action Parking & transport: My inbox is full of complaints about pavement parking in all parts of the ward. Parking on pavements, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs for pedestrians / cycle use will be banned from December 11th as it obstructs pavements and makes getting about harder for everyone who walks or wheels, even pushing people onto dangerous roads. Hot spots: Residents and different organisations have concerns around inappropriate or dangerous parking around Alison Lea. I’m in touch with…

  • Kirsten Robb with a group of Morishall residents holding a banner asking for a 20mph speed limt
    20 mph speed limits,  Campaign,  East Kilbride East,  Featured,  Kirsten Robb

    20 MPH SPEED LIMITS – GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING

    There will be more 20 mph zones coming to Scotland in the near future. The plan is that all 30 mph speed limits will be dropped to 20 mph unless a valid reason is provided as to why they should remain at a speed limit of 30 mph. A report to the Council’s Road Safety Forum on 20 mph Speed limits will be discussed on the 21st November 2023.  There has been a backlash in some quarters about the whole idea of 20mph speed limits, because they will make journey times very marginally longer. So why is it that the UK and Scottish Governments are pushing ahead with these schemes?…

  • External pticture of Alison Lea Medical Facilities East Kilbride
    Featured,  Kirsten Robb,  Local,  Newsletter

    It’s Our Place, so let’s make Our Plan

    Over the next year, our communities have an amazing opportunity to improve our area for the future by preparing a Local Place Plan choosing projects that local people want to see happen.  The council and other agencies must take Local Place Plans into account when they develop land and services. This is our chance to do as other communities across Scotland have done and develop community-led plans that help address poverty, improve local greenspaces, tackle transport issues and more.  Our communities can say what’s important to us and improve our place too.  You aren’t short of ideas. Over the years, in East Kilbride East, Green Councillor, Kirsten Robb, has been…