East Kilbride East,  Kirsten Robb,  Local,  News

Councillor Update, September 2022

I have been continuing case and ward work, working with various organisations and charities in and around East Kilbride East, as they tackle the cost of living crisis. I have also helped support many of my constituents with their particular needs such as path improvements, road safety, particularly around schools, homelessness, home adaptations and planning. I have met with local housing officers to discuss, amongst other things, bike storage solutions.

I am supporting local community groups and residents as they improve play and recreation facilities at Cornfoot Crescent and Long Calderwood. A start has been made on improvements to the football cage at Morrishall Road and I took part in the clean-up of the woodlands at Glen Tennet on World Clean Up Day. In addition, I met with the Head of Community & Enterprise at Calderglen, to begin working together on a strategic plan for Calderglen Park.

I have been made Deputy Chair of the Climate Change and Sustainability Committee and will bring greater drive, leadership and scrutiny of the council’s work in this area. With Climate Week coming up I’m also doing lots of visits to groups who have been awarded grants from the council’s climate fund.

This month I will put a motion to the full council, on 28th September, asking for Strathclyde Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels and the council themselves to develop and put into action a responsible investment policy. I need your help getting this across the line so please email your councillor and ask them to support the motion ‘Investing South Lanarkshire money for positive change’ at the full council meeting. You can find out who your councillors are, and their contact details by following this link. You can also come along to support the motion on the day, see below for details.

Upcoming events

My Summer newsletter was delayed due to recent events, if you’d like to help get these delivered to the residents of East Kilbride East please join our volunteers for an ction day on 24th September 2pm, meet at St Leonards Square, just off High Common Road.

Stoneymeadow woods meet up with the community to discuss the future of the woods, access, litter, the burn etc. 27th September 6pm, meet at Whin Place.

Join members of the Scottish Greens, Unison and Divest Strathclyde to get support for Scottish Greens first motion to South Lanarkshire Council. Action will take place on the morning of the full council meeting. 28th September 9:30am, meet outside South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, Almada Street, Hamilton.

Keeping in touch

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I don’t have regular surgeries to leave more time for community action on the ground but if you ever need to get me, I can meet when it is convenient for you – face to face, walking meeting, coffee shop or in a community hall, telephone or online. Contact me or for more information visit the South Lanarkshire Council Councillor’s webpage