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The restored Aitken Fountain is a symbol of the renewal of Govan over the past four years – with new housing being built, the Shopping Centre redeveloped, the Pearce Institute restored and work being undertaken to preserve the fabric of the historic Fairfield yard offices.
This renewal, in part the result of the Community Council’s petition to the Scottish Parliament in 2002, has brought hundreds more people into the area who we welcome into the community and hope to see involved with the Community Council. However, the Community Council is well aware that, alongside the physical redevelopment of Govan, public services are being cut, unemployment is increasing and benefits being reduced.
The Community Council provides a forum for discussing all these issues and deciding on how to take forward campaigns for improvement
CURRENT CAMPAIGN – RIGHTS OF SCOTTISH SECURE TENANTS
We have a petition before the Scottish Parliament PE1743 calling for an amendment to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1984 to ensure that rents of pre-1989 tenants in housing association stock are linked to those of local housing in the same tenure and not to private sector commercial housing. The interpretation of the Act as currently used has allowed increases of up to 90 per cent to be imposed by rent assessors. This is an all-Scotland issue. The Petition is currently before the Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee.