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Red Road rethink is opportunity for community-led regeneration
Bob Doris MSP
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Red Road flatsFollowing the announcement on Sunday that the demolition of five Red Road tower blocks as part of the opening ceremony of this summer’s Commonwealth Games has been abandoned, Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow who raised concerns over the plans, has said that the rethink presents a “positive opportunity” for the area.

Bob believes that the attention that the issue has brought to the area, and the conversations that are now taking place within the local community, mean that regeneration plans for Red Road and environs can now be fully community-led. He has contacted Glasgow City Council and GHA to ask them to engage widely over regeneration, and has pledged to work constructively in partnership with them.

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SNP MSP welcomes Red Road decision
Bob Doris MSP
Sunday, 13 April 2014

Red Road flatsBob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow, has welcomed the decision by Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organisers to drop the plans for the Red Road Flats in Glasgow to be demolished as part of the opening ceremony.

Mr Doris, who lives in North Glasgow, said: “This is the correct decision; I am absolutely delighted that the organisers have listened to the overwhelming will of the people of Glasgow on this.

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People do not believe Labour's more powers offer - poll
James Dornan MSP
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

James DornanCommenting on the results of a Panelbase poll commissioned by the blog Wings Over Scotland, which finds that only 16 per cent of people in Scotland believe that Labour's watered down more powers proposals would be implemented in the event of a No vote - with more than twice as many, 32 per cent, believing that they would not be implemented - James Dornan MSP said: "These findings underline that the only way Scotland can get the economic and welfare powers we need to build a more prosperous economy and fairer society is to vote Yes in September.

"More and more people are coming to this conclusion - most recently a former Labour council leader and a former Labour Provost of South Ayrshire Council.

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Doris launches group to support new Maryhill train service
Bob Doris MSP
Monday, 07 April 2014

Bob was out on Monday at Summerston station promoting Friends of the Maryhill Line. Sarah and Samantha, regular commuters on the Maryhill line, will be supporting the groupFollowing the recent success of winning a Sunday train service on the Maryhill train line between Queen Street and Anniesland, Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow, has urged locals to make full use of the new seven-day service and to get involved in a new campaign group, ‘Friends of the Maryhill Line’.

Bob, whose long-term drive for a Sunday service met with success in February when ScotRail made the announcement, is writing to 15,000 residents in the areas around the affected stations asking them to back a “Friends of the Maryhill Line” group. It is hoped the group will work to drive further improvements both to the line and in the communities around the stations.

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