Both I and my colleague Jamie Hepburn MSP have contacted North Lanarkshire Council and their arm’s length body Culture NL regarding the concerning news that they plan to stop all lets taking place in primary schools across the area. This is alarming news for those who run after school sports or youth clubs, particularly in Carbrain Primary School where we are aware of 2 clubs so far that are threatened with closure if they do not agree to move to other premises. Understandably, the clubs involved feel that it is vital that they are accessible to the young children taking part and moving premises would mean that many young and vulnerable children would be excluding from activities designed to give them a better start in life. If you or a club that you are involved with are affected by this issue please do not hesitate to contact our office on 01236 453 969 or email me directly via