Summerston event
Thanks to Sharon, Wilma and community activists for their efforts with organising our new Summerston Community and Environmental Group drop-in consultation at St. Blanes Primary on Saturday. Good to see local councillors, Glasgow Life, Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland and over 100 locals for attending.

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It was a privilege to meet Shirley, daughter of fallen firefighter Adrian McGill. His bravery and selflessness saved several but cost Adrian his life 50 years ago during a Maryhill Road fire. The Fire Brigade's Union plaque unveiled today is a poignant tribute and I was pleased to mark occasion in the Scottish Parliament as well.

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The Scottish Child Payment has been increased from £20 to £25 per week per child, meaning 22,830 families in Glasgow are set to receive a boost to their household incomes from the Scottish Government. This is now £100 every 4 weeks.

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Babybox Lands
Scotland’s BabyBox will help families prepare for the arrival of their baby and contains essential items that they will need in the first 6 months. This is an entitlement for every newborn baby born and living in Scotland.
More details here

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I have been made aware that Panmure Street will close on 14 November for a number of weeks to allow infrastructure work at an nearby building site.

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I was great to attend the fantastic walking football event in Maryhill today. I Never thought I’d play football again but this was great fun although my game hasn’t improved any over the years! This is a brilliant way to get fit and enjoy the patter. Well done to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland ( and Glasgow Life 


I have been asked by constituents to draw awareness to Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 Oct) I'm well aware of the profound impact baby loss has on families. We must always look to improve support for families but support is out there. More details at 

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Bilsland Drive is a vital route in and out of Maryhill, particularly for residents in Ruchill and Possilpark.

The bus service through Ruchill is essential for residents and this would have effectively been lost for three weeks. That was simply not acceptable. The withdrawal of the service would have impacted on many with older residents and those with mobility issues trying to access amenities such as supermarkets; as well as families whose kids attend local schools who depend on the bus service.  

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I and my colleague Cllr Allan Gow have requested an urgent meeting tomorrow (7th October) with all groups involved in the plans to close Bilsland Drive for three weeks which I understand is related to the Bellway development at the former Ruchill Hospital.

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Bus maryhill change

Bilsland Drive is to close between 10th and 30th October 2022 to accommodate works at the Bellway Homes construction site.

As such, during this time, FirstBus service 90 will be diverted between Maryhill Road and Hawthorn Street.

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Bob Doris MSP outside the University of Glasgow

Thank you to Unison University of Glasgow members for chatting today. They are striking for an improved pay offer (3% imposed) as part of pan-UK negotiations. There is a strong case for an improved local settlement and from what I was told today also available resource.


Lovely visit to today to RDA Glasgow Group (Glasgow Riding for the Disabled Association) in Summerston today.

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