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By Bob Doris MSP

I was able to speak in the member’s debate on Social Security Scotland’s first anniversary on 19 September 2019. You can read my full contribution below.

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By Bob Doris MSP

Ambition To Extend Under 5’s Reading Programme Across Maryhill and Springburn

I have been leading discussions with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and local social housing providers to roll out an ambitious pre-5 book initiative across our constituency. The Imagination Library provide a quality, age appropriate book every month to children from birth to their 5th birthday.

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By Bob Doris MSP

Long overdue buggy path to be built at school in Ruchill.

It was good to finally celebrate the news that the schools at Benview Campus in Ruchill Park will get a new buggy path at Panmure Street. Parents have been fighting for a buggy path since the new campus opened in 2013 to try and prevent many families having to bump prams and buggies up dozens of steps twice a day. The previous Council administration crazily failed to ensure access to the new campus was fully accessible and family friendly.

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RVM

By Bob Doris MSP

Ambitious scheme takes shape.

I am pleased to see that legislation to establish Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme has been brought forward for public comment.

The new regulations will see the establishment of a scheme that will include aluminium and steel cans as well as drinks containers made of glass and PET plastic with a 20p deposit.

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SaracenStreet

By Bob Doris MSP

Improvments coming to Saracen Street

I am delighted an example of excellent partnership work in Possil that I have been pleased to support has had a key funding boost. The partnership is between local businesses, community groups, NG Homes and the City Council. Partners have been developing a business improvement district, a funding mechanism from Scotland’s Towns Partnership who are funded by the Scottish Government. Everyone is keen to play their part in improving the local area and make it a more welcoming and attractive place to visit.

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SSS

By Bob Doris MSP

Families getting more support under new system.

The Scottish Parliament is gaining some Social Security powers from the UK. Fairness is at the heart of everything our SNP Scottish Government does. With progressive changes, we are determined to provide the best support for those who need it.

The new Best Start Grant package is putting more money in the pockets of low income families than the UK Government controlled DWP system it replaced.

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By Bob Doris MSP

Visiting the opening of Denmark Close

It was great to meet Martha and Maria (along with wee Brodie) and to chat with them about the difference their new homes are making to their family’s lives. Funded by the Scottish Government and Hawthorn Housing Cooperative in partnership with Glasgow City Council, I pay tribute to Hawthorn Housing who are true champions for their local community.

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Surgeries

By Bob Doris MSP

Meeting constituents in Maryhill and Springburn

Today, I held drop-in advice surgeries across the constituency. They took place in Kelvindale, Summerston and Milton, and I was joined with Patrick Grady MP, Cllr Kenny McLean, Cllr John Letford, Cllr Jacqueline McLaren and Cllr Allan Gow.

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Exam Results

Exam results helpline offering support across Scotland

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Thousands of young people can access dedicated exam results support when Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Exam Results Helpline opens on Tuesday 6 August.

The free helpline from Scotland’s careers service offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents from 8am on results day.

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