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Maryhill

By Bob Doris MSP

I have written to all community councils wholly or partly within the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency regarding key information on food need and emotional / practical support during the coroanvirus pandemic.  Here is the text of that letter

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RoyalmailLetter

By Bob Doris MSP

I have been contacted by constituents who are employed by Royal Mail. They have concerns over the Royal Mail response to the coronavirus crisis. I have consequently written to their CEO regarding those concerns.

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By Bob Doris MSP

I have put in a detailed objection to the plans for 500 new houses on the edge of Blackhill Road, Summerston.  I would like to thank everyone who contacted me, and the many of you who submmited your own comments to the council.

If you wish to read my submission, you can download a copy of this here

 

UPDATES
If you would like to be kept updated on this issue, please fill out your details at http://www.bob-doris.scot/blackhillroad and I will keep you informed.

By Bob Doris MSP

My office has had a complaint regarding the miss-selling by electricity suppliers in the Wyndford. My constituent was informed that they must switch from Scottish Power to a new supplier for their electricity. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

SCOTTISH POWER HAVE CONFIRMED THIS AND THE BOGUS SALES PERSON HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM.

I have not named the other supplier that the miss-selling is apparently on behalf of. They have pledged to investigate. They will halt door step sales in the Wyndford in the meantime. I have asked that they do so across the entire constituency. We need to know if this was one bad apple or a miss-selling culture.

Please contact my office if you have experienced likewise and of course ofgem and the Police.

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/consumers/household-gas-and-electricity-guide/complain-about-your-gas-or-electricity-bill-or-supplier 

 

Debate on Report on social prescribing

By Bob Doris MSP

I was able to speak in the debate on Social Prescribing in Parliament this week (18 Feb 2020). Social Prescribing is where GPs, and other health professionals, can prescribe activities such as walking or taking up sport to help a patients illness. The Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced a working group to look at how to expend these services.

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PeriodPovertyBill

By Bob Doris MSP

I have been contacted by a number of constituents regarding the Period Poverty Bill, and I wanted to give an update.

I am committed to the principles underpinning the Period Poverty Bill and had previously updated interested constituents that I would need to await the committee’s Stage One report to the Scottish Parliament. I stated that the clear priority for all is to support those on low incomes who may not be able to access products themselves. This goal is shared by many across Parliament.

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BabyBox

By Bob Doris MSP

96% of new parents benefiting from Baby Boxes

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This page will have my latest updates on the the proposed development at Blackhill Road in Summerston.

If you would like to be kept updated on this issue, please fill out your details at http://www.bob-doris.scot/blackhillroadupdates and I will keep you informed by email

 


Update 9 June 2020 

Timescales

As you will know, the deadline for submitting comments on the planning application for housing development in Summerston closed earlier this year. I remain strongly opposed to this development. You can read my comments here

I wanted to update you on where the council is with the application, as initially the target date for a decision was 6 May. As part of the consideration of this proposal, a feasibility study needs to be carried out by Glasgow City Council. This covers a range of issues, including transport and infrastructure. I have been informed by the council that they continue to work on this, and it is expected to be due by the Council summer recess. This will then go out to consultation with the relevant partners who feed into it over the summer.

I will, of course, advise you when I hear more about this.

This means the time period for consideration of the planning application has been extended. I currently understand that the planning committee will meet to discuss this after the council recess, and this is likely to be in September, where a decision will be made.

You can see full details of the proposals, as well as any updates at https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=Q2EX9IEXJL800

If you have any concerns, please do continue to let me know. I will update you as soon as I hear any more developments.

 


Update 8 June 2020

Donations

I was recently approached by agents of the applicant (Caledonian Properties) wishing to make a donation to local groups. Any donation welcome but in the interest of transparency here is my reply reiterating my objection to the plans.

summerston letter


Update 13 March 2020

Objection

I have put in a detailed objection to the plans for 500 new houses on the edge of Blackhill Road, Summerston.  I would like to thank everyone who contacted me, and the many of you who submmited your own comments to the council.

If you wish to read my submission, you can download a copy of this here

 


Update 8 January 2020

Application

I have had a number of constituents contact me regarding the proposed development on Blackhill Road in Summerston. I have now received a further update on behalf of the developer who propose to build 500 new houses. You can read more in the letter below.

The developer has now applied for Planning Permission in Principle. Although this does not include the detailed plans at this stage, you can see more about this on the Glasgow City Council Website at

https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/…/applicationDetails.do….

This also includes a proposed Transport Strategy. If you have any comments on the proposed development, you can make these online at the above weblink. Click on the “Comments” tab to raise any concerns or support.

I know concerns have been raised, particularly regarding transport and access, and I will continue to represent these views.

In addition, I remain concerned as feasibility study from Glasgow City Council remains incomplete and I will be contacting the council for more information.

Please get in touch if you have any concerns.

 

EmergencyFoodProvision

Here is a quick guide to emergency food provision locally over the festive period.  

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