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South Lanarkshire Fire and Rescue need your help

News Date: 
Thursday, 16 February, 2017

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in South Lanarkshire is seeking your views on how they have performed in South Lanarkshire over the past three years.

This is a critical milestone in their sustained development of local service delivery.  Through their plans they have ensured that, together with their partners, continue to address the unique needs of South Lanarkshire's communities, improving safety both now and in the future.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service carried out a review of their local service delivery against the 2014-17 Area Fire Plan.

Barriers to Community Engagement in Community Planning

News Date: 
Tuesday, 20 December, 2016 to Thursday, 19 January, 2017

Yellowbook Planning and Nick Wright Planning have been commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver research on barriers to community engagement in community planning. They are looking for as much input as possible. An online survey has been set up and can be accessed from the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7VXLRW5

Supporting the Third Sector In South Lanarkshire

News Date: 
Friday, 16 December, 2016 to Sunday, 15 January, 2017

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) have heard from a number of third sector organisations in South Lanarkshire who are worried about proposed public sector funding cuts, and the impact it will have for vulnerable individuals and communities.  It is vital that we as a sector and VASLan as the Interface, we come together and strongly promote South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector which is necessary to a future that sees empowered communities and local solutions thriving.  You can show your support by using Twitter and Facebook and the hashtag - #SLWhoCares??

Family Recipes Wanted for Historical Cook Book

News Date: 
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016 to Friday, 13 January, 2017

See your favourite family recipes in print by contributing them to ‘The Clyde and Avon Valley Tasting Through Time Cookbook’, due to be published in 2017.

This cookbook will trace the history of apples, plums and pears in recipes from the Roman period through to the modern day.  It is hoped that the book will be complemented by recipes and stories contributed from members of the local community.

Announcement from the Board of Directors Lanarkshire Carers Centre

News Date: 
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 to Thursday, 12 January, 2017

VASLan received this from a concerned carer:

Recently Lanarkshire Carers Centre has become increasingly concerned about a very worrying trend of reducing financial support provided to various voluntary organisations dedicated to the well being and support of carers and other vulnerable groups in Lanarkshire.

With regard to Lanarkshire Carers Centre, our main funding partners, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council, have all implemented wide ranging cuts to their budgets or indicated that there will be severe cuts ahead.

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