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NLC SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE

A new payment system is being set up for parents and carers of pupils who receive free school meals. You will be sent a message twice a week from the council, which will include a voucher code for £10 (£20 per child per week). The voucher can be redeemed at any shop with Pay Point […]

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NORTH LANARKSHIRE SCHOOL HUBS UPDATE

From today, 10 hubs will open across North Lanarkshire for the children of key workers. Full details are available at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/coronavirus. The following schools will be open as hubs. Key workers are advised to take their child to their closest hub, where provision will be available between 9am and 3pm. All other schools will be fully […]

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NORTH LANARKSHIRE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

All North Lanarkshire schools will be open on Monday for the children of the following categories of key workers. It is essential, to stop the spread of transmission of coronavirus, that people who can work from home do work from home. This is not business as usual and it is vital that this support being […]

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NLC BUDGET 2020/21

Due to the continued cuts from the Tory Government in London, the SNP Group in NLC did their best to create a budget which protects frontline jobs and services by listening to the concerns of local people. Sadly, the Labour budget was passed leading to:🚨 New charges for community alarms of £3.40 per week.🍞 An increase in […]

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SCOT GOV CARER SUPPLEMENT PAYS OUT £6m TO NORTH LANARKSHIRE CARERS

LOCAL MP WELCOMES FIGURES SHOWING NORTH LANARKSHIRE SECOND MOST LOCAL AUTHORTY TO BENEFIT FROM GROUND-BREAKING NEW CARERS ALLOWANCE SUPPLEMENT Recent figures have revealed that North Lanarkshire carers were the second biggest recipient of the SNP Scottish Government’s Carers Allowance Supplement (CAS) with £6m being paid out since April 2018. The CAS provides carers with £226.20 […]

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NLC BIN CUTS LEADS TO RATS INFESTATION

SNP MP CALLS FOR INCREASED COLLECTIONS IN COUNCIL BUDGET AS RAT SIGHTINGS DOUBLE Figures from North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) have revealed that the council’s decision to reduce general waste collections has doubled rat sightings in North Lanarkshire in the space of a year. Changes backed by Labour Councillors, including NLC Leader, Cllr Jim Logue, came […]

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LABOUR COUNCILLORS VOTE TO CLOSE KILBOWIE

Despite the SNP Councillors voting today to save the Kilbowie Outdoor Education Centre, Labour Councillors have voted to close it, while Tory Councillors abstained. The SNP is fighting tooth and nail to save our facilities and services so people can continue benefiting from them. Despite having to work within the confines of Tory austerity, the […]

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MARION WELCOMES NEW SUPERINTENDENT

MP RAISES PEOPLES’ POLICING PRIORITIES This week, Marion Fellows, SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, welcomed Lanarkshire’s new Superintendent, Gordon McCreadie, with a meeting to discuss local Policing priorities. Mrs Fellows and Superintendent McCreadie discussed community priorities such as anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping. Mrs Fellows heard first hand Lanarkshire Police’s strategy for 2020-23 and the […]

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UK GOVERNMENT FORCES SCOTS COUNCILS TO ACT “BLINDFOLDED”

“PROFOUND CONSEQUENCES” FOR LOCAL SERVICES AS SCOTLAND IS “AFTERTHOUGHT” Marion Fellows, the SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, has this week criticised the UK Government for forcing Scottish councils to set tax rates “blindfolded” after a four-month delay to the UK budget and voiced concerns for services in North Lanarkshire. Scottish councils are legally required […]

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MP NAILS DOWN COMMITMENTS ON SHIELDMUIR PARK & RIDE AND CLELAND BRIDGE

Last week, the SNP’s candidate for Motherwell and Wishaw in the upcoming Parliamentary election, Marion Fellows, met with Network Rail and developer Taylor Wimpey to nail down commitments on the Shieldmuir Park and Ride and improvements to the Cleland bridge. Residents buying their new homes nine years ago were promised a Park and Ride facility […]