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Low Emissions Zone Plans Not Tough Enough to Deal With Public Health Emergency

Fri 16 Mar, 2018

Hope Street in Glasgow’s city centre remains one of the most polluted streets in Scotland, with the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide in the country, and around 300 Glaswegians are killed every year by the effects of breathing the city’s toxic air. Green councillors are worried that plans being considered by Glasgow City Council will not do enough to clean up the dangerously polluted air that residents are forced to breathe.

Green Wins in the Glasgow Council Budget

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

Yesterday, Glasgow City Council passed its first budget under the SNP minority administration. For your Scottish Green Party councillors, this was the culmination of a long hard effort to ensure that Glasgow breaks from the legacy of decades of single party rule and starts to invest in a better, more equal and sustainable future.

Glasgow’s Green Budget - Low Carbon Infrastructure to Improve Health and Connect Communities

Martha Wardrop Mon 19 Feb, 2018

Green councillors are pressing Glasgow’s SNP minority administration to ensure that their first annual budget for the city invests in a sustainable future. In a city where more than half of households don’t have access to a car for their own use, it’s vital that decisions on infrastructure spending allow communities to be connected in ways that benefit everyone.

Better Conditions for Workers – A Key Green Test for Glasgow’s Budget

Allan Young Sun 18 Feb, 2018

As Glasgow’s SNP minority administration prepare their first annual budget for the city, Green councillors are pushing for those who deliver our vital public services to have better working conditions.

Greens' Key Tests for the Glasgow Budget

Allan Young Tue 13 Feb, 2018

As Glasgow City Council’s SNP administration prepare their first annual budget for the city, your Green councillors are working hard to ensure that vital services are protected.

The Need to Provide Shelter and Safety for all our Citizens

Allan Young Thu 8 Feb, 2018

Many people have been in touch with me recently to discuss the proposed night shelter for asylum seekers in Ibrox. At successive several community council meetings this has been raised, and I have tried my best to guide locals, both for and against, along the process.

What’s the Future for the Govan Graving Docks?

Allan Young Mon 11 Dec, 2017

Make sure you have your say and join the campaign to save the Govan Graving Docks from extinction.

If you have seen the Govan Graving Docks in the last 30 years you would be forgiven for not recognising what it was in front of you.

Described as “outstanding” and “without parallel in Scotland” by Historic Environment Scotland, the docks helped make Govan a global name. Despite being a hub of tremendous industry and enterprise for a century, the Graving Docks, or Dry Docks as they are also known, now lie derelict and abandoned.

Glasgow Greens Gain Cross-Party support for a Universal Basic Income

Allan Young Thu 2 Nov, 2017

Today we made good progress towards getting a Universal Basic Income (UBI) for Glasgow. I amended a welfare motion to call for a cross-party working group to investigate plans for a UBI in Glasgow. The amendment was approved and the motion was carried with collective support from Greens, Labour and SNP.

Hopefully now can be the start of a collective effort across the chamber to create a robust plan of action. And about time too.

As I outlined in the chamber today, now is the time for a step change in economic thinking.

Putting an End to Period Poverty

Kim Long Thu 2 Nov, 2017

Today I was proud to give my maiden speech in full council on the incredibly important issue of period poverty.  Here's what I had to say:

Greens Call for Universal Basic Income Trial in Glasgow

Fri 27 Oct, 2017

Glasgow Greens are set to look for cross party support for a Universal Basic Income pilot to take place in Glasgow. The Greens will look for future talks on the landmark policy at next week’s full council meeting.

Universal Basic Income would seek to give a guaranteed, non means tested income sufficient to cover basic needs to every citizen and would be thought to simplify the complex benefits system while maintaining additional support where necessary.