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SNP Budget gets Milngavie ticking with promise to fix town clock

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Milngavie clock is a “valuable community asset” and it is “right” money has been set aside to fix it.

That is the message of East Dunbartonshire MP, Amy Callaghan, following SNP-led East Dunbartonshire Council agreeing a budget that included a commitment to fix the clock.

The local MP said this would be “welcome news” to Milngavie residents after the historic clock, first gifted to the town when the centre was pedestrianised, recently stopped working.

Councillors met on Thursday night to agree a budget under what Ms Callaghan described as “difficult circumstances following Westminster cuts.”

The budget also included a commitment to continue investing in a cost of living support programme, designed to assist the most vulnerable residents across East Dunbartonshire. A necessary sustained investment with energy prices set to rise again in April.

Milngavie clock has become a valuable community asset and symbol of the town, alongside the start to the West Highland Way, and was originally a feature of Copland & Lye department store on 165 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

Commenting, Amy Callaghan MP said:

“I’m delighted the Milngavie clock will soon be ticking again thanks to the hard work of our local SNP councillors.

“I take my hat off to our councillors who have worked so hard to pull together a fair, progressive budget in difficult circumstances following Westminster cuts.

“Many families and residents are finding it tough with the cost of living crisis and the economic impacts of Brexit. That’s why it’s so important the Council have also committed to continue supporting our most vulnerable residents through investment in the cost of living support programme.

“The budget also commits the Council to continue investment in public services, as well as helping reach our target of net zero across the council estate.

“These are tough economic times, but we’ll get through this by pulling together across our communities. If you are struggling under the cost of living crisis and looking for some help and advice, my door is always open.”

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