Helping you

Scottish Greens are here for you!

We can help you with issues you are concerned about, work with you to find solutions to problems and take action to make lives and communities better. The posts on this page will tell you more about what our candidates and campaigners are doing to help people and places in South Lanarkshire. If you would like some help with a local issue you can contact us.

Cambuslang and Rutherglen – contact David McClemont
East Kilbride – contact Kirsten Robb
Other areas including Hamilton and Clydesdale, please contact the branch co-conveners

  • Take action on common complaints
    REPORT IT. If you report an issue, the council will investigate it and often act on your concerns. Based on knocking hundreds of doors, South Lanarkshire Greens have put together a list of the main issues people are concerned about with links to where you can report it and get action. If you don’t have internet access call the South Lanarkshire Council General Enquiry line 0303 123 1015 during opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 8.45am – 4.45pm Friday, 8.45am – 4.15pm. or in emergencies at evenings and weekends 0800 242024. If you don’t have any joy going through these channels, please contact southlanarkshire@scottishgreens.org.uk for help. Report it! A list of all the SLC online forms in case you can’t find what you’re looking for. Potholes Litter – Fly tipping and East Kilbride Community Litter Pickers Dog fouling Grounds and park maintenance. Overgrown hedges / vegetation cut back once a year OR can be tackled at any time if it is causing an obstruction Report a housing repair issue (South Lanarkshire Council tenants) Paths maintenance Even though the form is called ‘roads fault’, keep going as it also covers path faults, taking you to a map to report the issue. Faulty lights Anti-social behaviour Graffiti Offensive graffiti gets removed within 24 hours, the rest takes 5 working days. Report it on this link and it will get sorted, even on private property. Refill or repair my grit bin General customer enquiry – use this one if you can’t find the form you need
  • Greens help tackle housing emergency
    Local Green activist, Kirsten Robb, who was contacted by a desperate resident, has highlighted the poor state of some council flats and now the council is now taking action.Kirsten was sent a video by a resident of a block of flats in Westwood. These image above shows the extent of the disrepair in their communal hallway. Kirsten passed the videos and photos on to council, emphasising how unsafe this was for residents and visitors to the flat. She followed this up with phone calls to the Housing Department and to a local newspaper to highlight the issue. The council acknowledged that this is an emergency, apologised and then fixed it within a week. On social media, Kirsten said “Everyone deserves a decent place to live and this close was downright unsafe. South Lanarkshire Greens and I are delighted that residents got this fixed after we brought it to SLC’s attention. A big thank you to the local who reported it to me, the East Kilbride News for helping to highlight the issue and to the Council for their recent action to fix it.” A reminder: if you have an issue in your council flat, please call 0303 123 10 10 (option 2) or email: EKRC.Repairs@southlanarkshire.gov.uk. Be persistent and please contact us on kirsten.robb@scottishgreens.org.uk if you need help.