MSP marks Poverty Week with surgery tour – “you will be met with understanding”

Graphic showing Emma's surgery dates in Inverness and Nairn

Emma Roddick MSP is marking Challenge Poverty Week 2021, which is taking place between 4th – 10th October, by holding three surgeries around the Moray Firth area during the event.

The first two will be held on Friday 8th, with Emma stationed in Nairn Community Centre from 09:30 – 11:30 and then Merkinch Community Centre from 14:00 – 16:00.

The third is in Tain on Saturday the 9th, from 13:00 – 15:00 at the Duthac Centre. Cllr Derek Louden, one of the councillors representing the Tain and Easter Ross ward, will also be ready to help constituents with Council issues.

Emma said:

“Poverty affects all areas of your life, and it can be really hard to get out of the cycle of money issues once you’re stuck in it. From personal experience, I know it can affect your health, your family life, your housing situation, and your work all at once.

“While these surgeries are, as always, open to any constituent with an issue, I hope that holding three during Challenge Poverty Week will make it clear to folk who are really struggling and don’t know where to turn that they can come along and be met with understanding.

“I’m glad that my colleague Cllr Derek Louden could join me in Tain to offer his assistance at a Council level. Whether it’s rent arrears, debt, or issues with the Council, my team stand ready to help.”

Constituents can book a slot within the times listed above by emailing or calling 07557 789612.