TSB will bring pop-up branch to Lanark

SNP representatives Angela Crawley MP, Màiri McAllan MSP and Councillor Julia Marrs have secured a commitment from TSB to ensure banking facilities will remain in Lanark. This week, the bank have confirmed that a pop-up branch will be introduced on a trial basis for six months due to Lanark’s unique circumstances. The pilot pop-up branch will be open in Lanark one day … Read more

Letter sent to business secretary

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has written to business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng urging the UK Government to follow the example set in Northern Ireland and introduce paid miscarriage leave. The Northern Ireland Assembly this week became the first in Europe to approve paid miscarriage leave for parents who experience miscarriage before 24 weeks. A public consultation will be undertaken before final … Read more

Call for debates on miscarriage leave

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has applied for debates in Westminster to continue her campaign to introduce paid miscarriage leave.  One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, however, under current legislation, workers are only entitled to bereavement leave following a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.  The SNP MP hopes to explore the policy … Read more

Larkhall Leisure Centre, have your say

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging Larkhall residents to make their views known on what Larkhall’s new leisure centre should look like. South Lanarkshire Council have launched a consultation, which runs until Friday 18th March 2022, into the planned replacement of the aging leisure centre which is still well used by the Larkhall community. Larkhall … Read more

Miscarriage leave comes to Northern Ireland

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed news that Northern Ireland is set to become the first in Europe to introduce paid miscarriage leave before 24 weeks. Legislation passed ths week by the Northern Ireland Assembly will give parents a statutory right to paid leave in the event of miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a child. MLAs at Stormont unanimously … Read more

Views sought on Local Nature Reserve proposals

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is encouraging residents to take part in South Lanarkshire Council’s consultation on Local Nature Reserves (LNRs). In October 2021, the council’s planning committee approved plans to establish 16 new LNRs across the region. Two of the proposed LNRs at Blackmuir Woods and Low Parks in Hamilton are on common good land so they required additional consultation before they can be established. The … Read more