With the council elections coming up on Thursday, David Allison – our candidate for Barrhead, Liboside and Uplawmoor – outlines some of his priorities:
VALUING GREEN SPACES AND AFFORDABLE HOMES
I want to empower the community to protect beautiful green spaces like the Fereneze Braes, which is currently under threat again. The old Shanks site has sat empty for two decades now, and Greens support a vacant land levy to bring derelict land like this back into use and provide jobs and housing, improving the environment we all share instead of wrecking it.
Greens don’t think we have an either/or choice between quality homes and green spaces – we think they go hand in hand!
MAKING SURE EAST RENFREWSHIRE IS OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
Your knowledge of the area can help East Renfrewshire Council to make better decisions, so I won’t try to speak for you – I’ll look for ways to get your voice heard directly!
My dad lived the last 15 years of his life in a wheelchair so I know how important it is to take the lived experiences of disabled people and carers into account. I will fight to secure a future for the Barrhead and Neilston Disabled Forum (Band F), and with your help I’ll make sure that our streets and transport systems are fit for all of our needs.
#VoteGreen2017 for a councillor who will work with you to build a future for Barrhead, Liboside and Uplawmoor worthy of the people who live there!