Viewpark and Tannochside SNP group proudly support Thorniewood United

SNP-VPT-LOGO-TUFCLocal member, Garry Sexton, a long time Thorniewood United supporter, raised at a local meeting that the local football team were looking for monetary support. This was taken to the Uddingston and Bellshill branch where it was agreed that money would be donated in return for advertisement for SNP. Now, we have a massive banner, pitch-side and an advertisement in every home match-day flyer and here it is 🙂

Thorniewood United are now the only football team in our Viewpark and Tannochside area and generally play their matches on Saturdays at 2pm. They would very much like your support to go along and support from the sidelines. It costs an adult £5 entry and children under 16 yrs old are free.

There are facilities on site as well as a wee cafe-window serving hot and cold snacks and drinks. Please come along, you will usually see Garry and sometimes Martin there of an afternoon.

Thorniewood United Facebook page – click here

Thanks guys

Viewpark Glen Litter Pick – Press Release

11058054_421904111334733_7661949261168274287_oViewpark and Tannochside SNP group recently got together to discuss what could be done to benefit the local community and residents in the area. The recent positivity within the group has definitely created an appetite for proactivity and one of the members, Andrew Hughes suggested a litter pick at the Viewpark Glen.


In true SNP style the event was organised and carried out within a week, showing just how much can be achieved when people really set their mind to a task Andrew explained his reasons for organising this event,


11794085_421907418001069_8651955213109205151_o“I enjoyed walks down the glen as a kid . The destruction of the Viewpark Glen was an issue that came up many times during the General Election and the more recent by-election. The group are committed to help preserve and restore this great local asset of greenery and we wanted to help in any way we could. I, along with the other members am committed to doing whatever it takes to support this. I wanted to get SNP Viewpark and Tannochside local group engaged and to make a tangible difference immediately. Litter picking is a great way to do all of this.”


The Viewpark Glen Committee was delighted when contacted by Andrew and welcomed the support to impact the Glen in such a positive way. Once the relevant safety checks and logistics had been completed the group successfully cleaned up a substantial area at the entrance to the Glen on Saturday.


11823051_421907104667767_1311862078059270485_oLocal councillor Steven Bonnar said,


“We have a great local team of activists in our Viewpark and Tannochside group. They are an inspiring bunch of people who are determined to deliver on the promises made not only by them but also the new MP’s and our ever growing numbers of elected councillors . The Glen obviously means a lot to the group and it is great to see them all here today. It may be a small step along with many other community initiatives we are intending on having, but its progress within our group and our community and that can only be a positive thing.”


11794054_421904574668020_169196894312885799_oThe group have utilised both the grassroots ethos of the SNP and a willingness to take an initiative from idea to fruition quickly. They hope that this type of community action can be built on and would encourage any members of the local community to see what other projects may be happening by visiting


“I am absolutely overwhelmed with the public response to our community initiative so far”  said Martin O’Neill, Viewpark and Tannochside SNP Local Area Organiser. “I thank everyone for giving up their time on a lovely Saturday morning. It is amazing what a little bit of compassion and enthusiasm can do and I look forward to the many ways in which the Viewpark and Tannochside SNP group can help the local community. The people of the area have been kind enough to vote for us, it’s time we show them what they have voted for. Hopefully this will encourage lots more members of our area to come and join us.”


See a full gallery of pics of the event by clicking here

Steven Bonnar wins Thorniewood By Election

Ward 13 – Thorniewood


Scottish National Party candidate, Steven Bonnar, has been elected, at stage six, to serve as one of the members for Ward 13 (Thorniewood) of North Lanarkshire Council following the word iconby-election on Thursday 9 July 2015 [64kb].

The number of votes polled was 3,308, giving a percentage poll of 28.2%. The electoral quota was 1,655.

Steven Bonnar, Scottish National Party (SNP) – Elected at stage number six.

Hugh Gaffney, Scottish Labour Party – Rejected at stage number six.

Meghan Gallacher, Scottish Conservative and Unionist – Rejected at stage number five.

Liam McCabe, Scottish Socialist Party – Rejected at stage number four.

Patrick Pearse McAleer, Scottish Green Party – Rejected at stage number three.

Craig Smith, Scottish Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship” – Rejected at stage number two.

Matt Williams, UK Independence Party (UKIP) – Rejected at stage number one.

38 ballot papers were rejected.

Gavin Whitefield, Returning Officer, said: “I would like to congratulate Steven Bonnar on his election to Thorniewood. I look forward to seeing him at the next council meeting.”