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East Kilbride News from East Kilbride, Strathclyde, Scotland • 11

East Kilbride, Strathclyde, Scotland
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East Kilbride N'ctos 'Friday Felfrudry lijltal1 11 Region getting a fair share of the cake Lack of cash is a threat to services emphatic that major regional services such roads water and sewerage and the brigade were serious AN warning as fire because of inadequate capital allocations from the Scottish Office The warning came from Councillor Charles Gray leader of Strathclyde Regional Council He told a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee which was discussing recent correspondence with the Scottish Office finance division: is simply not getting its fair share of the Scottish cake On a population basis we have lost well over £100 million in the last five years DIFFICULT Scottish Office has not recognised the needs of Strathclyde and it is becoming more and more difficult for us to provide the services we he added As an example in general services which funds the fire service industrial development and many flood last he continued gradual erosion of capital allocations this year more than £30 million short of the £1673 million we would have got on a population basis means that services are deteriorating to crisis point just like the health Councillor Gray referred to two requests within the last nine months for ministerial meetings at the Scottish Office to discuss the gravity of the position Both had been refused he said and added: knock-backs have very serious consequences for the people of Strathclyde It is unprecedented in local government in Scotland for a double rebuff to be meted out to a local authority who probably ask for fewer meetings with ministers than any other Why ministers discuss with us this discrimination against other important services the council got only 27 per cent of the allocation given to regional councils in Scotland despite the fact that Strathclyde had 46 per cent of the population said Councillor Gray In water and sewerage the allocation was only 36 per cent of the total funding NIGHTMARE Below the streets of Strathclyde was a nightmare network of sewers in need of repair but the budget for maintenance in the current year had been exhausted by November 1987 A hugh backlog was now accumulating for the financial year which starts in April 1988 Many important roads projects were already being post- Koned by up to 24 months ecause of inadequate funding are deeply concerned at our inability to install modern equipment to help prevent emergencies such as the Bearsden The Scottish Office had said that need and not population was the criterion for capital allocations he continued But in terms of multiple deprivation unemployment and urban decay the region had the worst indices and a greater need than any other authority in Scotland TRY AGAIN A third request has been made for a ministerial meeting to discuss capital allocations to the regional council A letter sent a week ago to the Scottish Office finance division said the request was made because of the failure of the procedures and of the representations in recent years to create any significa improvement in the allocations It said: aggregate effect of the consistent under-funding is now creating very acute problems in the level of service provi for Fathel vXvXXvXvXXvXvXXvXvXvXvXvXXXXv Xi snan PARENTS friends ano pupils gathered in Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School to say farewell to a very dear friend Father Patrick Brosnan Father Brosnan has been parish priest in Our Lady of Lourdes Church for the past six-and-a-half years He is leaving to take up a new appointment as parish priest of St Patrick's in Coatbridge Despite his busy schedule he found time to offer Mass at the request of the children who wanted to say farewell in the best possibe way On this special occasion the school and is seen here Fathnr Rmnan was nre- with Jaclyn Hughes of Prim- Father Brosnan was pre gry gn Cgj Henderson sented with a video recorder 0j prjmary 1 who made the from the staff and children of presentation -m mm w-i Scots urged to make a will SALE FINAL REDUCTIONS ON SELECTED STOCK SUITS NOW £4995 £6995 KNITWEAR £15 JACKETS NOW £25 £35 SHIRTS ALL TROUSERS ALL £1250 ANORAKS ALL £15 £25 £795 £3995 the price of a pair of shoes someone can be sure their dependants will not suffer because they have been thoughtless and uncaring we want to make it clear too that not necessarily talking about wealthy people or old or middle-aged people Any one of us can meet with an accident tomorrow and most people if they sit down and think about it have more assets than they realise Law Society is backing the campaign with more than £40000 and expects that solicitors will give almost the same support again for advertising in newspapers and by posters and booklets through libraries and post some solicitors do them for nothing if the estate is large or the disposal of assets complicated then of course this can involve more work in ensuring that the will meets every need is completely watertight and cannot be disputed we are trying to do here is to make people aware of the fact that it is in their interests and those they care about to have their affairs in order with the anguish and heartbreak arising from uncertainty or family or business squabbles which solicitors see week after week arising from breadwinners dying intestate the outlay in time and money is virtually nothing CHARRISk)! testate each year in Scotland terms of the worty and anguish which this means for the families other relatives and business associates who are left behind uncertain about their future this is an appalling situation other reason is that when we held a Community Law Week in Edinburgh a striking feature of the response was that one out of every three enquiries we received from tne person in the street concerned wills were worried either because they have one or they had a home-made one and know if it was valid or they just know how to go about getting one and wanted advice of them frankly were also worried becaue they know what it would cost to have a will drawn up A simple will may cost no more than £25 or £30 to make up and might even be less If very simple wills 4500 solicitors are to launch a campaign urging the public to a Will The campaign will run from April 15 to 20 and is the largest single public campaign ever undertaken by the Law Society of Scotland and the legal profession More than one in every two of the estimated 63000 people who died in Scotland last year left no will Under the banner of a Will the campaign will use headlines such as think about dying when only thing you want to take with you is peace of and kick up a fuss when kicking up Sheila Stoddart conver-er of the Law working group organising the campaign said: are two reasons for the campaign The first is the statistical estimate that as many as 30000 people could be dying in 28 PRINCES MALL EAST KILBRIDE Tel 20386 All major credit cards welcome YOU CAN AFFORD A NEW KITCHEN AND CHOOSE FROM BRAND NAMES YOU CAN TRUST! JOBCLUBS HELP 8000 FIND WORK SINCE their introduction to Scotland in 1985 more than 800 people have found jobs through Jobc-lubs The Department of Employment is currently involved in a programme to expand the national Jobc-lub network to 1300 by the end of March giving Scotland a total of 143 Jobclubs Sixty-four of Jobclubs including the one in East Kilbride are run by Jobcentre staff and 79 by managing agents such as private training organisations chambers of commerce voluntary bodies local education authorities and the Skills Training Agency SPRINGTIME BREAK IN YUGOSLAVIA Departing 16th 23rd and 30th APRIL US 7 nights mm rilM only MIRJHi £172 Our fantastic price includes coaching to Glasgow Airport scheduled flights with Yugoslav Airlines half-board accommodation at a category A hotel airport taxes transfers abroad and the services of our resident courier Our hotel the Hotel Histria (Official Rating A) is brand new and situated at one end of the Punta Verudela Tourist Complex on the Punta Verudela peninsula just three and a half kilometres from Pula A rocky beach is just 100 metres away from the hotel All rooms have private bath and toilet Facilities include: Restaurant aperitif bar lounge TV room night club and indoor swimming pool Please note that in the early season some facilities may not be available Our resort is well-placed for a never-to-be-forgotten day trip to the magnificent city of Venice just around the coast and across the Italian border There is an exciting range of other excursions available locally And there is another very special holiday bonus waiting for you in Yugoslavia superb value for money You'll be delighted by just how much further your holiday will gol We depart on the 16th 23rd and 30th April from Glasgow Airport take off time 1055 am and return on 23rd 30th April and 7th May home landing 515 pm We know you will agree that this very special holiday offers superb value for money For more information and booking form complete the coupon below and post it to: Yugoslavia Spring Holiday Scottish Universal Newspapers Ltd Press Buildings Campbell Street Hamilton ML3 6AX or Tel Hamilton 283200 Please send details and booking form for YUGOSLAVIA SPRING HOLIDAY 1 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CALL IN TO OUR SHOWROOM BUCHANAN BURTON Solicitors and Notaries Free planning Home improvement loans can be 1 Family run businessdirector of company dtways avartaow 2 Prices to suit every pocket 3 Vast rang of quality untts A Free estimates 5 23 week delivery Only top quality appliances fitted Ait kitchens are installed by our professional 'JUpreend carry a full guarantee 8 IB Compact wen taitf out showroom Name never too young or to old to put your affairs in to order guide you through the maze and draw up a will for you Telephone Ian Buchanan or Sandra Burton on East Kilbride 49228 63 Strathmore House East Kilbride Address BUY BRITISH IT MATTERS TO US IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU I CORRECT CHOICE KITCHENS HOME IMPROVEMENTS UNIT 7 FULLWOOD INDUS EST BURNBANK ROAD HAMILTON Tel 424200 or 283600 SHOWROOM HOURS: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm Sat noon-5 pm Sun noon-5 pm aewhr AEWLHR.

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