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Help Needed to Take Trident to Court and Rally Date Change

Help to stop Trident war crimes 

Almost 2 years ago Angie Zelter with the backing of Trident Ploughshares started PICAT - the Public Interest Case Against Trident. 5 groups joined in with 399 people supporting the the project and they tried to get a private prosecution of the Prime Minister and Defence Minister for planning to use Trident in certain unspecified circumstances by presenting an indictment and evidence at our local magistrates court.

Now, after much correspondence with the Attorney General he has refused our case saying we have insufficient evidence. See http://picat.online/ for more details. However, this is a 'political' decision not an informed and impartial decision on the legal merits of the case. Therefore papers have been served to ask for a Judicial Review of this decision.

In order to fund the Judicial Review and the collection of even more evidence and possibly a renewed attempt to the Attorney-General they have set up a crowd funding appeal with crowdjustice who are a web-based platform for these kinds of legal campaigns.

This page went live today and needs your help. They have to raise their target of £10,000 in only 30 days from the launch (otherwise the pledges are not collected) so please make a donation now.

Change of date for September Rally

At a recent Scottish CND executive meeting it was decided to change the date of the planned rally at the Faslane Nuclear Base scheduled for Saturday September 15 . This was to avoid a clash with another event in Glasgow on that day. The rally will now take place on Saturday, 22nd of  September 2018. Please add it to your calendar. Further details will be published online and information will go out through Scottish CND mailings.





West Glasgow Minor Injuries Unit Re-Opens

The West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital (which is part of the larger NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde chain of hospitals) has recently reopened its Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) on Dalnair Street in Yorkhill. The MIU can treat a variety of minor injuries ranging in severity from minor burns to cuts that require stitches.

From 3 Janurary 2018, the MIU in West Glasgow will remain open from 9am to 5pm until further notice. This MIU will operate on a "drop-in service," which means that patients do not need to schedule an appointment beforehand.

Illnesses are not be treated by the MIU. Chest pains, breathing difficulties, major injuries, and other health issues that you may face should be treated by your GP rather than the team in a Minor Injuries Unit.



Palestinian Firefighters Training in Scotland

Jan 2018 palestinian firefighters

8 firefighters from Hebron in Palestine came to Scotland to be trained in using Breathing Appartus as part of an ongoing cooperation between the Scottish Government, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Brigades Union. Since 2009 the FBU have coordinated groups of firefighters coming over each year to train in various aspects of firefighting, and the Fire and Rescue Service have always been excellent at providing accomodation and training. In addition, older equiptment is also sent to various parts of Palestine to assist fellow firefighters.

New Broomhill Primary Official Open Day

The newly built Broomhill Primary School will have a public open day on from midday to 730pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

The open day is a chance for parents, carers and local residents to have a look inside the new school.

With regards travel to school, which was an issue raised at our School Run Summit, in a recent letter the Parent Council stated, “While we understand that some pupils may require to be driven to school, Broomhill Parent Council, Broomhill Community Council and the Broomhill Primary School Management Team are keen to encourage as many pupils to travel actively to school as often as possible. This could be on foot, on a scooter or skates, by bike, or by ‘park and stride’ where the pupils are driven for part of the journey but walk the last section to school.”

The new school will open to pupils on Wednesday 24 January.
(Find out more on https://dumbartonroad.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/new-broomhill-primary-open-day/)  

Minor Injuries Unit re-opens in Yorkhill

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have said: 

"From the 3rd January the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will open at West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital (formerly Yorkhill Hospital). It will be open 9-5pm Monday to Friday.

Winter is always a busy time for our accident and emergency departments so if you fall and suffer a minor injury, the best place for you to get treated is the Minor Injuries Unit. The units are staffed by highly experienced emergency nurse practitioners who treat a range of minor injuries, inlcuding sprains and cuts and broken bones." 

Bill Kidd MSP


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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