Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cathy calls for action on pavement parking

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for action to be taken on dangerous and antisocial parking.
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John Burnie

The contribution and legacy of the late John Burnie, and the plans for the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum that he helped to develop, were the subject of a debate last week in the Scottish Parliament.

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Carers and the Skills Strategy

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for better support for carers undertaking training and education.

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Local newspapers : public notices

(written for the Bo’ness Journal’s Your Say)

The Scottish Government wants to remove the legal duty to publish notices such as planning applications in local newspapers. This would be a profoundly anti-democratic move on several grounds.

Many people do not yet have access to the internet. Only 60% of Scots have access to broadband and 70% of those aged over 65 have never used the internet.

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Putting Holyrood on the right track

The Railway Museum in Bo’ness is to be the subject of a members business debate in the Scottish Parliament on Feb 4th

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Scottish Government should help Post Offices to diversify

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for a Diversification Fund to be set up in Scotland to help post offices improve and diversify during the recession.

Such a fund has already been introduced by the Welsh Assembly and similar support could be provided to the post office network in Scotland.
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