Local MSP and MP Hold Winter Advice Event in Kilsyth


Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP, Stuart McDonald MP, and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth MSP, Jamie Hepburn, have organised a special winter surgery in Kilsyth for local residents, to give advice about payments and services that may be useful over the winter period.


The winter advice surgery will be held on Saturday 21 November 2015, 10.30am – 12.00pm in Burngreen Hall, Kilsyth.


There will be stalls and information from a range of organisations, including Home Energy Scotland, Citizens Advice Bureau and Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly. Stuart McDonald MP, Jamie Hepburn MSP and Cllr Alan Stevenson will also be on hand to offer assistance.


The winter surgery will also provide a collection point for two good causes. People who want to give to Kilsyth Community Foodbank can bring donations between 10.30am – 12.00pm, which will then be delivered to the local foodbank. Anyone who wishes to donate to the refugee crisis can also bring along clothes and shoes to the winter surgery, which will be taken directly to refugees by charity Glasgow the Caring City.


Stuart McDonald MP commented:


“We have a number of organisations attending our winter surgery to give direct advice and assistance to local residents, including Home Energy Scotland, Citizens Advice Bureau and Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly. This advice is free and impartial, and could end up saving local residents money, so it is well worth popping along. We’ll be serving tea, coffee and cakes, and your local SNP representatives will all be there too, so please come along if you need any assistance.”


Jamie Hepburn MSP added:


“With the winter weather now upon us, Stuart and I were keen to ensure that local residents get all the help they are entitled to, particularly assistance with paying fuel bills. We have already held one successful winter surgery in Cumbernauld a couple of weeks ago, so there is a demand for this advice and we are looking forward to holding this event in Kilsyth.


“We are also delighted to be organising collections for two worthwhile causes at the winter surgery –the local foodbank in Kilsyth and also the refugee crisis in Europe.”