Whitehill pool campaigners celebrate anti-cuts victory but vow continued resistance
Threats to facilities including Whitehill and Drumchapel pools are pulled after active campaigning
- Whitehill Pool saved after active campaigning.
- Activists say they will fight on to save other facilities.
- Dozens of community assets still threatened across the city.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save community assets in the East End of Glasgow are celebrating after Whitehill and Drumchapel pools were declared safe by city budget setters.
Analysis: The grim plight of austerity in Moray Council could be just the start unless big change comes to Local Government soon
Moray Council’s long list of services to be cut this year is a grim tale of woe – but it could be just the start of the pain for places like Moray where demographics are changing but local funding isn’t
SNP-RUN Moray Council is facing a financial crisis, and has turned to the answer locals fear most: cuts. Big cuts.
Council leader Graham Leadbitter has said £7.3 million in savings needs to be found if it’s 2019-20 budget is going to be legally eligible. If it doesn’t make the cuts, the Council claims it will have to declare itself bankrupt.
Campaign to save Whitehill swimming pool ramps up ahead of community council meeting
Locals organise against potential closure as city council insists leaked list of potential cuts remains a "technical exercise"
- Campaigners and service users to attend emergency Dennistoun Community Council meeting on Thursday 17 January.
- Campaigners increase efforts to protect pool and other local facilities with street campaigning.
- Locals call on Glasgow City Council to consider health benefits.
Six months wait: SNP MP demands promised disability back-payments are made following Universal Credit move
The Severe Disability Premium thousands of disabled claimants have been missing out on for six months is worth £64.30 per week
SNP MP Carol Monaghan has written to DWP Secretary Amber Rudd for a second time calling on her to immediately initiate disability back-payments which had been promised by the previous DWP head, but six months later have not been delivered.
'We won't accept community vs community': Glasgow East End residents defend pool threatened with closure
Organisers of campaign to save swimming club say they will not accept "community versus community argument"
A DEFIANT meeting of local residents and swimming club members have pledged to resist the closure of sports facilities threatened by Glasgow City Council cuts.
3 Scottish councils could save over £1 billion by refinancing ‘Lobo’ loans, research finds
RBS has indicated it is “open to discussions” about loan re-financing after agreeing to new terms with Kent and Northamptonshire councils
SCOTLAND’S three largest councils could collectively save over £1 billion by re-financing controversial high interest ‘Lobo’ loans, researchers have found.
‘We want to see a fightback’: Protests greet Edinburgh Universal Credit roll-out
Universal Credit claimants in the capital won’t receive their first payment until the New Year, while the City of Edinburgh Council has already set aside £3m to mitigate the effects of the new system
UNIVERSAL CREDIT (UC), the widely criticised new system at the heart of Tory welfare reforms, began its roll-out in Edinburgh today [28 November], eliciting a storm of protest from opposition politicians and local activists.