Mon 15 Oct, 2018

Green MSP Ross Greer has called on the Scottish Government to explain why only £1m has been spent on infrastructure in Clydebank since 2007.

Ministers recently launched a map showing where infrastructure funding has been spent on transport, schools, hospitals, community centres and similar schemes. The only scheme funded in Clydebank was the Clydebank Community Sports Hub, which was given a grant of £1m and is currently under construction.

Ross Greer, Green MSP for the West of Scotland commented:

“This type of Government investment is vital for working class communities like Clydebank, and for only one scheme to be funded in over a decade will leave many people believing that the town is being neglected by the Scottish Government.”

“While it’s not helpful to pit communities against each other, looking at where the money has gone around my region, it’s clear that Clydebank hasn’t been getting its fair share. With failing public transport, major problems with poverty and schools always in need of investment, there are plenty of opportunities for support, and I’d like to see more schemes in Clydebank being given investment very soon.”

 

 

Total Infrastructure Spending in the West of Scotland region since 2007, by constituency and local authority are as follows:

 

Constituency

£million

Notes

Strathkelvin and Bearsden

134.7

Mainly HMP Low Moss

Clydebank and Milngavie

1

 

Dumbarton

76.3

 

Greenock and Inverclyde

27.232

 

Renfrewshire North and West

30.397

 

Paisley

232.35

Mainly transport corridor

Renfrewshire South

39.238

 

Eastwood

35.2

 

Cunninghame North

116.08

 

Cunninghame South

56.227

 

 

 

Local Authority

£million

Notes

East Dunbartonshire

134.7

Mainly Low Moss

West Dunbartonshire

63.25

 

Argyll and Bute (West Scotland Region)

14.05

Only 3 wards are in the region

Inverclyde

33.082

 

Renfrewshire

349.187

Mainly Paisley Transport corridor

East Renfrewshire

65.638

 

North Ayrshire

172.307

 

 

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