Robert’s Current Campaigns
Glasgow Airport Pick Up Car Park charges
Many local people pick up friends and family from Glasgow airport from time to time – and are outraged at the penal scale of charges levied by NCP bosses at the Pick Up car park.
- £2 for the first 10 minutes
- £3 for 20 minutes
- An amazing £10 if you go over an hour
The result is an almighty pile up at the Drop Off zone as people try to avoid the parking charges. It simply doesn’t work! Now a campaign against the extortionate scale of parking charges at Glasgow Airport has been launched by local Liberal Democrats. Rutherglen Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown said:
“People are taken to the cleaners if they have to wait at the Pick Up for a while for family members coming through check in. Even to go in, pick up someone and go straight out costs £2 for the privilege. However, disabled passengers with a blue badge are allowed 30 minutes free.
As a result, many people block the drop off zone at the approach to the airport, causing danger and congestion and the need to use security staff or police to move cars on. If they went back to having the first 15 minutes free at the Pick Up zone, and a modest charge after that, it would be much fairer and more sensible. We want a fair deal for airport customers.”
Click here to complete the Petition to get rid of these exorbitant car park charges at Glasgow airport.
We, the undersigned, call on Glasgow Airport and NCP to review the exorbitant charges at Glasgow Airport’s Pick Up car park.
PETITION TO SAVE RUTHERGLEN GP OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
Local people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have been outraged by the news that Lanarkshire Health Board are planning to move the GP Out of Hours service from the New Victoria Infirmary to either one centre in Hamilton, or two centres in Hamilton and Airdrie. This is a bureaucracy-driven change following Rutherglen and Cambuslang being moved from NHS Greater Glasgow to NHS Lanarkshire.
Robert Brown and local Liberal Democrats were the first to raise the alarm over the proposals and are campaigning to stop the change.
“This is a vital issue which affects everyone. The plans are shambolic, confusing and badly thought out. This silly move should be halted now.
NHS Lanarkshire want to end the longstanding arrangement under which people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang go to the Victoria if they need a GP out of normal hours.
It is extraordinary that the Health Board, backed by the SNP government, think that adding 60,000 patients from Rutherglen and Cambuslang to a Lanarkshire service which already deals with 320,000 people would actually help.
We, the undersigned, call on the SNP government and Lanarkshire Health Board to halt the consultation on the proposed move of GP Out of Hours services from the Victoria Infirmary to Hamilton and Airdrie, and to provide NHS services which suit people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
Action demand on Springhall housing
Springhall residents are concerned about the deteriorating state of the buildings and environment in the area.
Lack of close painting, flooded and icy balconies, back courts needing upgrade, broken lockups and walls, poor rubbish disposal facilities – are all contributing to the sense of neglect in Springhall.
In 2012, local Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown launched a campaign for a better Springhall. Robert wants local views, ideas and complaints.
Robert said: “Springhall is long overdue having an upgrade of the building fabric, closes and balconies, back courts and environment. People these days pay big rents and should get homes with a decent environment. Action by the Council is long overdue.”
- Gutter cleaning and maintenance was carried out in 2013 to reduce water damage on the balconies.
- An upgrading project was carried out during Autumn 2014 on the section at the top of Ross Place/Lochbrae Drive – with improved bin shelters and back courts and some environmental work
- Further projects are planned for other parts of Springhall. Robert raised the issue of more funding at the Council budget meeting in February 2015