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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

Margaret Mitchell
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Archive for February 2010

Come fly with us!

Feb. 25th 2010
L-R Sqn Ldr Walter Baird, Margaret and Robert Harris and Vincent Grant from RAFA Airdrie and Coatbridge

L-R Sqn Ldr Walter Baird, Margaret and Robert Harris and Vincent Grant from RAFA Airdrie and Coatbridge

Margaret recently met with members of RAFA Airdrie & Coatbridge at an event for ex-RAF personnel and members of the Royal Air Forces’ Association, held at the Scottish Parliament to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Commenting on the event Margaret said:

“The RAFA is made up of serving and retired RAF members, their families, dependants and others who support the work of the organisation and has almost 74,000 members in the UK. There are also over 500 branches in the UK, Europe and aboard.

The association provides assistance, welfare and friendship to serving members and veterans of the RAF as well as their families and its work is done on a purely voluntary basis.

The volunteers of RAFA Airdrie & Coatbridge work to care for veterans in their area, taking an interest in their welfare, and helping veterans with day to day problems. Their work also includes visits to veterans at home to help with whatever problems they may have, and of course, out of friendship and camaraderie.

The RAFA receives no government funding, so funds for their work are raised by organising various events including, dances, bingo and bag-packing.

I completely agree with Squadron leader Walter Baird who described the volunteers, like Robert and Vincent, who I had the privilege of meeting, as ‘unsung heroes’.

Finally it is all the more important to remember that the efforts of RAFA and its members are vital in the light of current conflicts.”

Posted by William | in Constituency

We are not amused!

Feb. 25th 2010

Margaret has been supporting the Friends of Dunbeth Park who are not satisfied with the reinstatement of the park area after the pitch was built and handed over for usage.

There is a history of bad drainage in that particular area of the park and the installation of the all weather pitch and the manufactured raised levels of banking has exacerbated the problem.

North Lanarkshire Council are on the point of taking it back from the builders but because the Friends are protesting they have not done so yet.

The Friends are investigating and this is a matter which must be resolved.

Posted by William | in Constituency

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