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TORIES ARGUE ALL TOWN CENTRES DESERVE FAIR FUNDING

COMMUNITIES across South Lanarkshire could be denied a fair share of new funds to boost town centres.

Conservative councillors proposed some of a £2.5 million pot of extra funding be earmarked for each of 22 town centres meeting Scottish Government criteria for the cash.

VIDEO: ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR VETERANS

VETERANS applying for work with South Lanarkshire Council are set to benefit from a guaranteed interview scheme.

Councillor Mark McGeever proposed the new policy at December's meeting of the authority. The Conservative motion secured cross-party support and was unanimously approved.

PILOT PROGRAMME TO TRIAL CCTV IN TAXIS

SAFETY for taxi drivers and their passengers will be improved by installing CCTV in cabs across South Lanarkshire.

Conservative members of the council’s licensing committee backed a proposal for a pilot programme involving vehicles operating in Hamilton and East Kilbride.

WORKPLACE PARKING LEVY WOULD HURT SOUTH LANARKSHIRE

SOUTH Lanarkshire Conservatives have warned the Workplace Parking Levy would have a devastating effect on the area.

A deal between the SNP Government and Green Party MSPs means employers could have to find an estimated £500 per year for every parking space they provide to their staff.

TORIES STAND ALONE AGAINST SOCIAL RENT POLICY FAILING CLYDESDALE

FLAT-RATE council rents are hindering efforts to attract people to live in Clydesdale communities.

Conservative members of South Lanarkshire Council have called for a new approach that would consider local demand and circumstances to help bring new residents into towns and villages.