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Community Choices

People across Scotland will now have a say in how £100 million of council funds will be used in their communities. Through the method of participatory budgeting (PB), driven forward by the Scottish Government and agreed upon by COSLA and council leaders, communities will be able to vote of how 1% of local government budgets will be spent by 2021. 

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Charity Funding for Wellbeing in Glasgow

The Wellbeing for Longer in Glasgow Fund 2017-2018 is now open to applications. The deadline for applications is the 1st December. 

You can apply if your charity addresses health inequalities; improves health; and/or improves social inclusion, enabling isolated residents feel more connected. 

See this document to find out more. 

Victoria Park Nominated as UK's Best Park

Victoria Park has been nominated, and received my vote, to be named as the UK's Best Park by You! 2017

The winner will be announced on the 29th November. Keep up to date on the competition here:http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/scotland

Musicians and Brexit

Music Union Brexit and Free Travel

Musicians are very concerned that the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of individual member state work permits and/or visas for British musicians touring and working across Europe. 

Most professional musicians and performers rely on touring and travelling for their careers and livelihoods and gigs are often organised at short notice. 

As some performers can be working in several different European countries over the course of a few days, the possible introduction of work permissions and/or visas for British musicians touring and working in Europe could be extremely detrimental.

The Musicians’ Union launched its free movement campaign in Spring 2017. 

Over 150 MSPs, MPs, Peers and MEPs have signed the pledge to do all they can to ensure musicians can travel freely and easily post-Brexit for time-limited activities such as touring and performing, with minimum administrative burdensI have personally confirmed my support for professional musicians and performers in my constituency, and will urge the Government to ensure that they can continue to be able to travel easily across Europe post-Brexit for touring and performing with minimum administrative burdens.

Bill Kidd MSP

Welcome

Bill is MSP for Glasgow Anniesland. 

His major political interests are the development of policies to eradicate poverty, job creation, housing policy and an end to the nuclear power and weapons programmes of successive British Governments.

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