Dog Fouling

Dog fouling is probably the most reported issue that we see at Broomhouse Community Council.

Anyone who has walked in the area of late can clearly see that this is particular issue right now.

The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and do clean up after their dogs, however there is a minority, some of whom actually live in Broomhouse who simply refuse to clean up after their pets.

Can we please ask that all dog owners respect Broomhouse and clean up after their pets.

Glasgow City Council have very clear guidelines on dog fouling:

Dog fouling in a public place is when an owner fails to remove their dog’s mess.

If your dog fouls in an open space, you must clean it up.

We provide litter and dog waste bins in many parks and public spaces.

You can also put bagged dog waste in your domestic refuse (green) bin.

The ‘bag it bin it’ campaign is actively promoted throughout the city and signs are mounted to lamp posts and affixed in problem areas.

If you do not dispose of this type of waste in the correct way and are caught, you could receive a fixed penalty notice of £80 issued under the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003.

The penalty increases to £100 if not paid within 28 days.

You can report dog fouling in a public place using our online form.

You can also report dog fouling using our MyGlasgow app. You can download our app from your app store.

To report dog fouling using social media, follow our Environmental Task Force on Twitter @theenvtaskforce or on Facebook Envtaskforce.

You can also report dog fouling in a public place by phoning us on 0141 287 1059.

M8 M73 M74 MOTORWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT – UPDATE – M8/A8 DIVERSION ON APPROACH TO BAILLIESTON TO COMPLETE M8 ‘MISSING LINK’

Good Afternoon,

Please find below and attached information regarding major upcoming works at the M8/A8  Baillieston Interchange for your attention.

A dedicated web page  http://www.transport.gov.scot/a8diversion has been set up and can be seen on the Transport Scotland home page – http://www.transport.gov.scot/

Follow on facebook here also: https://www.facebook.com/Transcotland/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

 

Please feel free to cascade this information to any interested parties.

 

********

Date: 02 February 2017

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

 

M8 M73 M74 MOTORWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT – UPDATE

 

M8/A8 DIVERSION ON APPROACH TO BAILLIESTON TO COMPLETE M8 ‘MISSING LINK’

 

 

  • Significant delays on M8/A8 corridor, M73 and local roads near Baillieston Interchange from 17 February 2017 for approx. ten weeks

 

  • M8/A8 traffic on approach to Baillieston Interchange, Junction 8, diverted via new A8 alignment

 

 

Scottish Roads Partnership is responsible for completing the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project on behalf of Transport Scotland.

 

We are writing to inform you of major works and traffic management on the M8/A8 corridor in both directions on approach to Baillieston Interchange.

 

As part of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project, the M8/A8 east and westbound traffic will be diverted via the newly-aligned A8 near Bargeddie, from 8 pm on Friday 17th February 2017, for approximately ten weeks.

 

This diversion is required to connect the existing M8 to the newly constructed M8 at Baillieston Interchange. Following these works, the M8 ‘Missing Link’ will be complete, and the new M8 between Baillieston Interchange and Eurocentral will open to traffic for the first time.

 

Access to all routes will be maintained and signed diversions will be in place on all approaches to Baillieston Interchange, however, significant delays are expected on the diversion routes, the M73 north and southbound and the surrounding local roads.

 

Road users are advised to plan their journey in advance and allow extra time. If possible, road users should avoid Baillieston Interchange, use an alternative route or an alternative mode of transport.

 

In addition, North Lanarkshire Council has promoted a temporary closure of the A89 westbound Coatbridge Road, between Langmuir Road and the new Bargeddie Roundabout, for the duration of the diversion to assist with traffic flows.

 

A temporary roundabout will also be in place at the junction of the A8 westbound Bargeddie off-slip and the A752 Aitkenhead Road.

 

Traffic flows will be monitored at key locations throughout the diversion routes.

 

We would like to reassure you that we will utilise best practice methods of working where possible to keep disturbance to a minimum. All works undertaken are subject to consultation with North Lanarkshire Council and the Local Authority Environmental Services before being implemented.

 

Further information on this closure can be obtained at http://www.transport.gov.scot/A8diversion

 

Traffic management layouts change regularly; therefore road users are advised to routinely check the Transport Scotland website and the Traffic Scotland website for live updates; www.transportscotland.gov.scot and www.trafficscotland.org

 

If you have any enquiries regarding these works, please contact us on 0800 042 0188 or info@scotroadspartnership.co.uk

 

kind regards

Scottish Roads Partnership

Tel: 0800 042 0188

E-mail: info@scotroadspartnership.co.uk

For further details on the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project visit: http://www.transport.gov.scot/m8m73m74

 


Broomhouse Community Council Area issue report Cllr David Turner SNP

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The text below is provided by local Councillor David Turner who has asked BCC to display this report on our website.

 

Broomhouse Community Council Area  issue report Cllr David Turner SNP

 

Below you will see the issues that have been  raised by me as your  local councillor or have been raised with me by constituents since the Last meeting of Broomhouse Community council

 

: LESMLU 319419 – FW: #52479250 – Dark Lamps – Calderpark Avenue –

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF DIVISIONAL MANAGER (ROADS, TRANSPORT & STREETSCENE), LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

I refer to your email regarding dark lamps on Calderpark Avenue.

 

These lights are dark due to the current construction work by undertaken by Ferrovial Lagan JV for the M8/M73/M74 improvements which incorporates the A721 Daldowie Roundabout. I have advised them of this fault  requesting that they restore the lighting as a matter of urgency.

 

I will update you further on receipt of their response.

 

I trust this information is of assistance.

 

Group Manager (Roads, Transport & Streetscene)

Land and Environmental Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

FURTHER ENQUIRY – LESMLU 320316 – FW: UPDATE REQUEST – MLU ID 309124: DRSMLU 08303 – FW: Leak from embankment – Broomhouse CC Issues – Cllr Turner

 

Dear LES

 

Cllr Turner has asked that I contact you to express his dissatisfaction regarding the undernoted response.

 

He indicated that it is not good enough given that the best part of 6 months has gone by and nothing has been done – by leaving this until December and then allowing water to flow onto the road during very cold temperature may cause accidents in the area.  Cllr Turner would appreciate for pressure if applied to Miller Homes to have this work completed asap.

 

 

MLU ID 309124: DRSMLU 08303 – FW: Leak from embankment – Broomhouse

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF, DIVISIONAL MANAGER, ROADS, TRANSPORT AND STREETSCENE, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

I refer to your undernoted email and can advise that my officer, met with a representative from Miller Homes on 11 November 2016 to discuss the water runoff from the embankment opposite No.10 Baillieston Road. Miller Homes have accepted that a solution requires to be found and have advised that a filter trench will be installed to remove the water being discharge at this location. They have advised that they will endeavour to have the works undertaken by 30 November 2016.

 

 

Divisional Manager, Roads, Transport and Streetscene

Land and Environmental Services

 

(MLU ID 320316)

 

Sent: 11 October 2016 11:07
To: LESMLU
Cc: Turner, David (Councillor)
Subject: UPDATE REQUEST – MLU ID 309124: DRSMLU 08303 – FW: Leak from embankment – Broomhouse CC Issues – Cllr Turner

 

Dear LES

 

Cllr Turner has received further complaints that the leak below is still on-going and causing an issue.

 

Per response in May, can LES please provide an update on it.

 

Thanks

 

From:)
Sent: 13 May 2016 10:04
To: Turner, David (Councillor)
Cc: Subject: MLU ID 309124: DRSMLU 08303 – FW: Leak from embankment – Broomhouse CC Issues – Cllr Turner

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF DAVID RUSSELL, ROADS AND TRANSPORT SERVICES MANAGER, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

I refer to your undernoted email and can advise that Miller Homes have begun investigating the cause of the water runoff from the embanked area adjacent to the east footway on Baillieston Road. They have been back in contact with the department recently to advise that they are exploring available options to try resolve this matter.

 

 

Roads and Transport Services Manager

Land and Environmental Services

 

(MLU ID 309124)

From
Sent: 28 April 2016 15:50
To: DRS MLU (DRS)
Cc: Stevenson, Pauline
Subject: Leak from embankment – Broomhouse CC Issues – Cllr Turner

 

Dear DRS,

 

Cllr Turner would appreciate your assistance with this matter;

 

Leak from embankment onto Baillieston Road/Broomhouse has still not been resolved.

 

DRS were looking into this – Can they provide an update please?

 

 

 

LES MLU 317840 – #51342912 – Maintenance of kids play park – Broomhouse Park – Broomhouse CC

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF STEPHEN EGAN, PARKS OPERATIONS MANAGER,

LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted email and can respond as follows.

 

I can confirm that the weeds have now been removed, the carpet has been topped with safety sand and the play area brushed.  This work was completed on Wednesday 7 September 2016 and my officers will monitor to ensure the area is maintained to cycle and to standard.

 

I have attached updated photographs for your perusal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request for Childrens Crossing Baillieston Road – Directly across from Broomhouse Community Hall – Response

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF JAMIE RODDEN, GROUP MANAGER – TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

Thank you for your undernoted email.

 

I can advise that my officer visited 2 Baillieston Road and observed the pedestrian/traffic flows in that area.  His initial observations were that this location would not meet Glasgow City Council’s criteria for the provision of a controlled crossing due to insufficient pedestrians crossing the carriageway.

 

The criteria for the installation of a controlled crossing is based on a number of factors. These include the measure of potential conflict between traffic and pedestrians at the proposed crossing point, accident history, speed of traffic, geometry and sight lines.

 

Examination of Police Scotland’s latest available injury accident records has revealed that there has been no recorded accidents in the standard three year period ending 30 July 2016.

 

Whilst I sympathise with the concerns, I regret to advise, that I am unable to install a controlled

crossing at this location at the present time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LESMLU 317751 – FW: #51282063 – Rubbish in Broomhouse Park

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF STEPHEN EGAN, PARKS OPERATIONS MANAGER,

LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted email and can respond as follows.

 

I can confirm that all items of flytipping were removed from Broomhouse Park

 

I trust this is of assistance

 

 

DRSMLU 08718 – FW: #48320543 – Request for assistance for Nusery – Broomhouse Hall – Cllr Turner – Ward 20

 

Dear Councillor Turner

BROOMHOUSE HALL – DRS MLU 08718

I refer to the above and the proposal to set up a nursery facility.

In order to determine the lawfulness of the proposed use, the agents/managers of the Broomhouse Hall will need to apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development (“CLOPUD”), rather than obtain a “letter of compliance” for change of use.

In the meantime, I will contact the Community Hall to discuss the procedure for doing this.

I trust this is sufficient for your purposes at this time.

Yours sincerely

 

Head of Planning and Building Control

 

 

MLU ID 314488 – FW: #48803555 – Faulty flood lights – Muga pitch, Broomhouse – Cllr Turner

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF STEVIE SCOTT

DIVISIONAL MANAGER – PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT

LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted email and can advise that an instruction has been issued to return the lighting units to normal operation.

 

I trust the information above is of assistance.

 

Divisional Manager – Parks and Environment

Land and Environmental Services

 

ES MLU 6351: – #48486968 – Enquiry from Cllr David Turner – Education provision

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Dear Councillor Turner

Thank you for your further enquiry of 15 July 2016.

Please find attached a copy of the presentation considered by the Baillieston Area Partnership on 16 May 2016. The only school giving any real cause for concern is Caledonia. This however can be addressed by the relocation of a unit currently based at the school should the need arise. There are however no immediate issues and will be subject to annual review.

If you would like a fuller briefing please contact me directly.

Yours sincerely
Assistant Director of Education

To: Education MLU (Education)
Cc: Turner, David (Councillor)
Subject: Further email – #48486968 – Enquiry from Cllr David Turner – Education provision in Ward 20

Hi Education

Thank you for the response, however Cllr Turner would be grateful if you could provide comment on if Education is confident that it has enough spare capacity in existing schools in the area to cope with new pupils?

From: Education MLU (Education)

To: Turner, David (Councillor)

Subject: #48486968 – Enquiry from Cllr David Turner – Education provision in Ward 20

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF MAUREEN MCKENNA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Dear Councillor Turner

Thank you for your enquiry regarding early years provision in the Garrowhill / Baillieston / Broomhouse area.  I can confirm that all of the families who were accessing places at Bannerman Beavers Playgroup have been found alternative places for the start of term in August at another of our partner services, Indigo Garrowhill Nursery.

In relation to further developments, as you may be aware, the Scottish Government has announced a major expansion programme for early learning and childcare, which will see the early years sector almost double its capacity over the next four years.  The entitlement to nursery provision currently sits at 600 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds and for some 2 year olds, however, this entitlement will increase to 1140 hours by 2021.

A very significant transformational change programme will be required to deliver this nationally and locally and we are already working on our local change programme.  Scottish Futures Trust are leading the capital expansion work in partnership with local authorities and we are at the early stages of scoping out with them, our requirement to develop new build nurseries or to extend or refurbish existing accommodation.  No firm plans have been made yet for the Ward 20 area but the expansion programme will consider all areas across the city and will take account of new housing developments which may generate higher demand.

It is likely to be early in 2017 before a final capital expansion programme is agreed and the funding signed off at national level.  I would be happy to provide an update at that stage.

Yours sincerely

Executive Director of Education

From:
Sent
To: Education MLU (Education)
Cc: Turner, David (Councillor)
Subject: #48486968 – Enquiry from Cllr David Turner – Education provision in Ward 20

Hi Education,

In light of the news that Beavers Nursery in Garrowhill is to close and with many new housing developments being constructed in the Garrowhill/ Baillieston /Broomhouse area, Cllr Turner would be grateful if Education could advise if it is confident that it has enough spare capacity in existing schools in the area to cope with new pupils?

Can Education also advise if there are they any future plans to build or open any new council run nurseries within the Baillieston ward especially in the Garrowhill/ Baillieston /Broomhouse area where all the new housing developments are being built?


 Lack of local amenities – Keepers Gate

 

Please find below response from Development and Regeneration Services.

 

“Dear Councillor Turner,

 

DRSMLU ID NO: 08634 – Subject: Lack of Local Amenities, Keeper’s Gate,

 I refer to your enquiry regarding the above.

 

 I note the concerns raised by your constituents however these are not issues which can be addressed by the City Council. The masterplan for the wider Community Growth area made provision for investment in existing local facilities in the wider area, including investment in sports facilities at James Lindsay Memorial Park, improved access to Baillieston Town Centre and development of a Park & Ride facility at Baillieston Station.

 

Provision of a local shop would be a matter for a private developer to bring forward, and with regard to provision of post facilities, this is something that your constituents may wish to raise directly with the Post Office.”

 

MLU ID 313975 – #48440096 – MLU ID 308133: Tyre Swing removal – Broomhouse CC – Cllr Turner – Ward 20

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF PARKS AND BEREAVEMENT SERVICES MANAGER, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

I refer to your undernoted enquiry and can advise that an alternative style of basket has been ordered for delivery to GCC Blacksmiths and will be fixed as soon after receipt as possible.

 

This is in response to damage occasioned to basket swings across the city by persons intent, not on play, but on diminishing play experiences for the majority.  If this alternative is also subject to damage, officers may require to review the use of basket swings across its entire play estate.

 

I trust the information above is of assistance.

 

Parks and Bereavement Services Manager

Land and Environmental Services

 

(MLU ID 313975)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sent
To: LESMLU
Cc: Turner, David (Councillor)
Subject: #48440096 – MLU ID 308133: Tyre Swing removal – Broomhouse CC – Cllr Turner – Ward 20

 

Hi LES

 

Cllr Turner notes that the tyre swing below has still not been fixed and would be grateful if you could provide an update?

 

 

From: On Behalf Of LES-NE AREA
Sent: 21 April 2016 09:24
To: Turner, David (Councillor)
Cc:
Subject: FW: MLU ID 308133: Tyre Swing removal – Broomhouse CC – Cllr Turner – Ward 20

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF, PARKS OPERATIONS MANAGER,

LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

I refer to your undernoted email and can respond as follows.

The basket was removed as result of vandalism. However, we have been made aware of a small number of instances across the City with this component and officers are investigating to see if there is a particular issue with this item.

 

Therefore, until the investigation clarifies the situation we would be reticent to replace immediately.

 

I trust this is of assistance.

 

Parks Operations Manager

Land & Environmental Services

Glasgow City Council

 

www.glasgow.gov.uk

 

 

(MLU ID 308133)

 

 

 

From: Stevenson, Pauline
Sent: 13 April 2016 12:22
To: LESMLU
Cc: Turner, David (Councillor)
Subject: Tyre Swing removal – Broomhouse CC – Cllr Turner – Ward 20

 

Dear LES

 

Cllr Turner has received contact from Broomhouse CC that the tyre swing in the play park in Broomhouse Park was taken away some time ago to be fixed.

 

Can you advise if there is any update on this?

 

 

MLU ID 311863- Enquiry – Calderpark Rd – Traffic Calming/20mph – Cllr David Turner

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF

HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

I refer to your recent email and can respond as follows.

 

I can advise that the existing speed humps that are in place throughout the area were installed as part of the agreed development proposals.

 

As previously advised, to conform with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2002, Mandatory 20mph Zones must have traffic calming measures (such as speed humps, speed tables, chicanes, etc,) installed within 50m of an entry point and then every 100m.  Sharp bends can also count as a form of traffic calming.

 

I refer to the recent Transport Scotland document titled the ‘Good Practice Guide on 20mph Speed Restrictions’.  According to this document, 20mph Limits can now be considered without traffic calming measures at locations where the ‘existing mean speeds are no greater than 24mph’.

 

This extremely positive change in regulation will result in residential areas with no physical traffic measures in place and where vehicle speeds are 24mph or below, being implemented as Mandatory 20mph Zones without the need for ‘traditional and costly’ traffic calming measures such as speed humps.

 

Therefore, as this area already has the required physical traffic calming measures in place and due to the guidance that 20’s roundels are now classed as prescribed traffic calming measures, it would not be our intention to introduce any further physical traffic calming measures in this area.

 

However, due to the concerns raised, if the scheme is given approval and is implemented, I will arrange for a speed radar to be erected at the location your constituent has speeding concerns over in order to monitor vehicle speeds. These results will then be assessed to determine vehicle speeds.

 

I trust this is of assistance

 

 

RE: MLU ID 312828 – #47706896 – Hamilton Road, Broomhouse – Broomhouse CC – Cllr Turner –

Please find below the response I have received from Land Services.

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted e-mail regarding the above matter and can advise that the weeds at this location were chemically treated with weedkiller week ending Sunday 26 June 2016, as part of our annual spraying programme.

 I can also advise that Hamilton Road is serviced weekly and has been serviced to schedule.  In addition to the weekly service, the area was mechanically swept on Wednesday 29 June 2016.”

 

I trust this is of assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy Construction Traffic Broomhouse Crescent

 

 

Please find below the response I have received from Development and Regeneration Services.

 

“Dear Councillor Turner,

 

I refer to the emails form your office concerning the above.

 

Following your enquiry, we once again contacted Miller Homes on this matter, they have advised that the existing road is being utilised for timber frame deliveries only and that they are currently providing a road brush to ensure that the carriageway is kept clear at all times.

 

There are approximately 8 plots of timber frame to deliver to site and after that all deliveries / traffic will be taken through the spine road.

 

Given the nature of the construction process this, although not ideal, does appear to be reasonable given the scale of development.

 

As previously intimated Broomhouse Crescent is currently a private road and is the responsibility of Miller Homes. Should your constituent experience construction vehicles other than the above, I would be happy to take this up with the developer once again.”

 

I trust this information is of some assistance,

 

 

Constituents complaints over Parking on Baillieston Road, Broomhouse – Response from LES

 

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF GROUP MANAGER – TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted email regarding a request for waiting restriction on Baillieston Road.

 

I can advise that the Council does not have delegated powers to simply introduce a regulatory measure on a road, like yellow no waiting lines.  The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999 prescribes the formal legal process that allows the making of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).  This involves initial consultation with the emergency services and certain road user groups like the Freight Transport Association.  The local Elected Members are also consulted at this early stage.  The wider community is included in the second stage consultation, where the proposal is advertised in a local newspaper and is open to objections.  For this reason, such restrictions would require the support of the local residents.

 

It should be noted that the full process can take between 9 and 12 months to complete and requires significant staff resources.  In view of this, it is more efficient to include any minor proposals as part of a wider area traffic management plan.  I will, therefore, arrange for these proposed restrictions to be added to the TRO ‘wish list’ for the area on the premise that they will be incorporated in a larger area order once there is enough work to justify the promotion of such an Order.

 

Notwithstanding the above, I can advise that, although parking on the pavement is not in itself an offence, it is an offence if an actual obstruction is caused.  Please note that the police do not consider the offence of obstruction to be committed unless there is an actual physical blockage of the footway, preventing pedestrians to pass without stepping onto the carriageway.  Only the police can enforce the offence of obstruction, Council parking attendants do not have any powers to do so.  The advice from the Road Traffic Police is that any incidence of obstruction should be reported to the local police at the time the offence occurs.  They may take action according to their own priorities and available resources.”

 

I hope the information is of assistance

 

 

MLU ID 309106: Street Cleansing –  Broomhouse

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF CLEANSING SERVICES MANAGER

LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

I refer to your undernoted email and can respond as follows.

I can advise that the area was mechanically swept.  The area will be monitored to ensure it is serviced to schedule and standard.

 

I trust this is of assistance

 

 

 

 

 

MLU ID 309111: Miller Homes, Broomhouse Crescent

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

A recent visit to the area of Broomhouse currently under development confirmed the presence of a moderate amount of

dust and mud on the roads in the area which seemed to be coming from site vehicles.

 

An Officer from Environmental Health visited the Miller Homes site office and advised of the complaints and asked that

further steps eg wheel cleaning and dust suppression are taken to prevent excessive dust and dirt affecting the roads and surrounding area.

 

I trust this is of assistance

 

 

 

MLU ID 309105: Flytipping – Broomhouse

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

I refer to the undernoted email regarding fly tipping in the Broomhouse area.

 

The used tyres have been dumped in an area that is now closed off and under control of the contractor developing Boghall Road.

The contractor has been asked to remove the tyres as soon as possible.

 

A visit to the site of the Doo Cot indicated that there was still a large accumulation of refuse present to the west of the Doo Cot.

The owner of the area,  was contacted and advised that he should act to remove it immediately.

He apologised for his inaction but indicated that it should be cleared with the next week or two.

A further visit will be made next week and should there be no action, Operations will be instructed to visit and clear the area in

default of the notice served.

The owners will be invoiced for the work carried out thereafter.

 

I trust this is of assistance

 

 

 

 

: MLU ID 309582 – Speeding Cars – Baillieston Road, Broomhouse – Broomhouse

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF, GROUP MANAGER – TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted email regarding speeding cars on Baillieston Road.

 

I will arrange for a covert speed survey to be carried out on this section of road and will advise Police Scotland of the results, should the average speed exceed the permitted speed limit.  However, it should be noted that the two radars available to this Service are in constant use city wide and it will be August before the survey can be undertaken.

 

In addition to the above, I am pleased to advise that, in the most recent 3 year period, there have been no injury accidents recorded on this section of road.

 

I trust the foregoing is of assistance;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dogs in Children’s play area – Broomhouse

 

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

Please see attached response to your enquiry below,

 

Constituent Enquiry: Dogs in Children’s play area – Broomhouse

 

I refer to your email, regarding the above subject matter.

 

Firstly, may I thank your constituents for providing me with this further information.    Information from members of the public is paramount to the success of the Clean Glasgow campaign.  Members of the public can report irresponsible dog owners and instances of dog fouling direct by telephoning 0300 343 7027.

 

As a result of the information provided, I can advise you that my dog fouling Enforcement Officers will continue to be deployed to the streets listed by your constituents in order to issue Fixed Penalties to those persons observed committing offences.

 

In addition, I have highlighted your concerns to my colleagues in LES. They may consider additional signage, however our colleagues in Public Health would be able to advise about any alternatives available, bin provision and or a mechanical sweep of the area.  I have asked them to respond to you directly with their findings.

 

I trust this reply reassures you that the matter has been progressed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting down of trees during nesting season DRSMLU 08306 SITE FORMERLY KNOWN AS GLASGOW ZOO

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997

SITE: SITE FORMERLY KNOWN AS GLASGOW ZOO 1 CALDERPARK,  GLASGOW  

FELLING OF TREES

DRSMLU 08306  (PLANNING ENFORCEMENT REFERENCE 16/00214/EN)

 

I refer to your communication in respect of this matter.

I would advise that a review of the granted planning application (reference number 14/02964/DC) confirms that a tree survey was submitted by the developer as required and that tree felling was subsequently agreed to include invasive species of trees and those trees with a limited life span. It was also agreed that compensated tree planting would take place as a result.

 

However, this review of the granted planning application decision notice confirms the imposition of a condition requiring that any felling or cutting back of trees, scrub or bushes shall be undertaken outside the main bird breeding season (March-July inclusive), unless a survey confirming that no nests could be damaged,  destroyed or obstructed.

 

As such, this matter will now be fully investigated and any necessary action will be taken to ensure that any trees felled are as approved and comply with this condition. A site visit has been scheduled for the relevant officers to decide what actions may be required in the circumstances.

 

I trust that this is sufficient for your purposes and presume that this resolves your query for now. The enforcement case remains active and your constituent(s) may contact the case officer in relation to this matter. Chris Macdougall can be contacted on telephone number 0141 287 8408 or at chris.macdougall@drs.glasgow.gov.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graffiti – Broomhouse

 

Dear Councillor Turner,

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay to your enquiry below,

 

Constituent Enquiry: Graffiti on side of Electricity substation at Broomhouse Crescent

 

Thank you for your enquiry, requesting that graffiti be removed from the above mentioned location. My Coordinator, has passed this to Scottish Power for removal and this will be carried out on their next cycle. CSG will continue to monitor the location to try to identify the individuals responsible and deter future vandalism.

 

We would advise any resident who is experiencing antisocial behaviour, to report the issue at the time to the police so that agencies can respond effectively and identify individuals responsible. Please note that issues can be reported to Police Scotland on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or to CSG via the antisocial behaviour helpline on 0800 027 3901.

 

I trust this reply reassures you that the matter has been progressed

 

 

MLU ID 309576: Suspended bus stops – Hamilton Road – Broomhouse

 

MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF GROUP MANAGER – TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

I refer to your undernoted email regarding the bus stops on Hamilton Road.

 

I can advise that these bus stops are now operational following the works associated with the formation of the segregated cycle lanes.

 

I trust this is of assistance,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: DRSMLU 09329 FW: #53597968 – Proposed Sports Centre – Community Hub – 20 BAILLIESTON

 

DRSMLU ID NO: 09329

Potential Sports/Community Development in Baillieston

 

I refer to your enquiry regarding the above matter.

In view of the nature of the enquiry, it has been found that we need to investigate this matter further in order to provide a full response, as this will require information from officers in other services.

Once this has been completed, we hope to have the required response to your enquiry.  It is anticipated that you will have a response by 11th November.

 
Yours sincerely

 

 

Principal Planning Officer

 

Planning Neighbourhoods (Forward Planning)

Development & Regeneration Services

Glasgow City Council

231 George Street

GLASGOW G1 1RX

 

 

 

 

From: DRS MLU (DRS)
Sent: 20 October 2016 10:29
To: PBCMLU (DRS)
Subject: DRSMLU 09329 FW: #53597968 – Proposed Sports Centre – Community Hub – 20 BAILLIESTON – Turner David

 

Hi

 

I refer to the undernoted enquiry.

 

Please send your reply to the DRS mailbox quoting the MLU ID above.

 

Should you reply directly to the Elected Member, please copy in DRS MLU.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Admin Officer

Members Liaison Unit

Customer and Business Services

Glasgow City Council

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Sent: 20 October 2016 09:57
To: DRS MLU (DRS)
Cc: Turner, David (Councillor)
Subject: #53597968 – Proposed Sports Centre – Community Hub – 20 BAILLIESTON – Turner David

 

Dear DRS

 

Please find below a response received from Glasgow Life regarding the above – Cllr Turner would be grateful if DRS could provide an update on the timeframe / schedule in place to commence construction.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Many thanks,

 

 

From: GL Member Liaison [mailto:mlu@glasgowlife.org.uk]
Sent: 29 September 2016 10:06
To: Cc: Turner, David (Councillor); Subject: RE: #52343598 – Proposed Sports Centre – Community Hub – Sep.2016 – 20 BAILLIESTON – Turner David

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

Thank you for your enquiry concerning the above.

 

The proposal to develop a community facility in Baillieston is linked to wider housing developments as part of the developers Section 75 commitments. This is to provide a range of interventions such as improvements around the station, to road access and the community facility. Amounts payable are determined by housing completions, and is therefore linked to the rate of development of the site as to when funding will be available for the interventions as outlined.

 

With regard to other funding options(Robertson Trust etc.) this would likely only be available as top up funding for enhanced services at a new facility and not the core funding to allow progress at present.

 

We would suggest that DRS are the best point of contact for updates on the progress of the Community Growth area plans.

 

I trust this is of assistance.

 

Regards

 

 

Governance & Liaison Officer

Glasgow Life

220 High Street

G4 0QW

 

 

From:
Sent: 22 September 2016 14:51
To: GL Member Liaison
Cc: Councillor David Turner;
Subject: #52343598 – Proposed Sports Centre – Community Hub – Sep.2016 – 20 BAILLIESTON – Turner David

 

Dear Glasgow Life / Allan

In connection with the proposed Sports Centre/Community Hub in Baillieston (James Lyndsay Park), Cllr Turner would like to know if GL have explored other funding options for example Robinsons Trust or Lottery Funding while waiting on the Community Growth Funding?

Further to the above does GL have a timeframe / schedule in place to commence construction?

Can you please provide a response to Cllr Turner?

 

DRSMLU 08729
 
DRS MLU

 

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

ENV2/COMMUNITY GROWTH BAILLIESTON

 

I refer to the above.

 

Since my response of 21st June 2016, I can confirm that Miller Homes has fulfilled their community growth contribution (approximately £660,000) and ENV2 contribution (£150,000) with respect to the development of the former Glasgow Zoo site (10/00345/DC).

 

Furthermore, Miller’s has paid the ENV2 contribution (£40,000) linked to one of their phases in the Ellismuir Farm site (14/01481/DC); the community growth payment has not yet been made because the houses are still under construction.

 

Persimmon Homes has intimated that they are about to make their first ENV2 instalment (£66,944) and community growth payment, which will be dependent upon levels of sales, with respect to the Bredisholm site.

 

I am advised that there appears to be no records of either Taylor Wimpey or Bett Homes making payments; I have contacted both parties and will respond once I have clarified this.

 

I trust this is sufficient for your purposes at this time but if you require anything further or wish clarification on any point, please do not hesitate to contact DRS MLU

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Dear Councillor Turner

 

DRS MLU 08497

COMMUNITY HUB – JAMES LINDSAY PARK

 

I refer to the above and apologise for the delay in responding.

 

I understand that the sports hub will be paid from community growth monies from the Zoo/Ellismuir Farm (10/00056/DC – Miller Homes) and the Bredisholm Road (10/00328/DC – Persimmon) planning permissions and secured through legal agreements, rather than through the use of ENV3 funding

.

The community growth monies are also intended to bring forward a bridge over the railway, which connects the Persimmon development with the larger Miller Homes site, improved library services in Baillieston, parking at Baillieston Station, as well as the hub at James Lindsay Park.  The total cost of community benefits is approximately £12 million with the hub costing £7 million.

 

To date, I understand that land has been transferred from Persimmon Homes to the Council to extend the James Lindsay Park, and monies are coming in through the community growth programme from the respective development areas.  The legal agreement levies a sum of £11,000 on each unit completed; Persimmon are allowed to build 59 houses prior to making the first payment to acknowledge the land transfer.

 

Whilst I anticipate the monies for the hub still being well short of its costing, I have asked colleagues elsewhere in the Council to provide me with the sums collected to date, and will advise further once I am in receipt of that information.

I trust this is sufficient for your purposes at this time.

Yours sincerely

Principal Planner.

 

 

 

 

Bailie Marie Garrity – November 2017 Update Report

Dear Colleagues

I have attached an update Report to be passed onto your members regarding areas of work that I have been and am still working on in the Bailieston Ward.

If I can provide any assistance in relation to any of these items or there are new enquiries that I can help you with, please contact me.

Please click on link below to view report:

bailie-garrity-update-report-baillieston-ward-nov-16

Kind Regards

Bailie Marie Garrity

Baillieston Ward

 

Update from Bailie Marie Garrity – Bailieston Ward

Oct/ Nov 2016

Update Information

 

Loancroft Playpark upgrade An application from LES for funding will be submitted to the Baillieston Area Partnership for funding for the fence and also to replace the seats.

 

 

Fly tippers Community Safety Glasgow targeting culprits in flats on Hamilton Road – ongoing.

 

Changes to Main street parking meters Meters now up and running.  Enquiry received regarding drivers trying to avoid parking meters by parking on Main Street, between Martin Crescent and Dyke Street and this is causing obstruction.

LES Traffic and Road Safety have been requested to look into this and provide update.

 

 

Cycle Lane Hamilton Road Awaiting update on request for a cycle lane to be put on Ediburgh Road.

 

Church Street

 

Awaiting update of speed survey.

 

Swinton Primary School £30k has now been secured for improvements to the school and I am currently trying to get additional pod classrooms.

 

Budhill Park Requested clean up complete and awaiting info regarding missing gates.

Update: LES carried out work to strim and spray weeds surrounding play area.

 

Play area also fully swept and broken glass removed.

 

Litter bins emptied.

 

Wooden bench being repaired.

 

Funding for reinstatement of self-closing gates and installation of further play equipment to be considered from next year’s programme of works.

 

Gardners Lane Requested clean-up of dog foul complete and also regular Community Safety Glasgow patrols now scheduled to catch culprit owners.

 

 

 

 

 

Garrowhill Park Request to establish tennis courts in the park, Glasgow Life have advised that a business plan projection for operation of the site has been received from Sport Operations.  Essentially the existing community facility and staff will offer changing and toilet facilities as well as a supervisory role for the proposed new facility, in support of the open access approach to the courts and the proposed tennis coaching programme. There will be no additional revenue support required from Council.

 

The next sequence of actions will include the following, each of which will be co-ordinated by Glasgow Life Infrastructure Support:-

·         obtain Glasgow Life governance approval to proceed with the project

·         apply for capital funding contributions from both the LTA and sportscotland

·         Secure a GCC capital funding contribution via GCC ENV2 policy.

 

 

 

 

James Lindsay Park – request for community facility Discussion to begin shortly regarding a new community facility being built in the park, discussions to take place with various Council services and other organisations regarding funding for this much needed facility.

 

McGill’s bus service 310 Response from McGill’s Buses Ltd advising,

 

They were sorry to hear of the difficulties constituents had been experiencing whilst using the services of McGill’s Buses Ltd. The service had been affected by larger than normal passenger numbers and increased traffic congestion including road works.

The do their upmost to notify passengers when delays occur via their mobile app, twitter and website.

They have listened to passenger feedback and made necessary amendments to the 310 timetable.

 

 

 

Bus canopy at Loancroft Avenue

 

LES advised that community have agreed location for bus canopy and site meeting arranged with LES.  Site visit taking place today to discuss the placing of the bus stop.

 

Other ongoing work I have also requested environmental clear ups at various locations throughout the ward and also requests for housing issues.

 

Speed of buses and cars on Huntingtower Road Requested LES to carry out an assessment regarding this issue. This assessment will include a 48 hour covert speed survey and the injury accident records for this road will be investigated. The results of this assessment will determine if any speed reducing measures are required to be implemented on this road.

 

Caledonia Road infront of Bailieston Train Station – poor road surface Requested LES carry out inspection.

LES advised – Caledonia Road between Caledonia Drive and South Scott Street has been condition assessed and added to our list of works. The condition of the road will determine when this section of Caledonia Road will be resurfaced or included in a permanent patching programme.

 

During the inspection a defective roadside gully was identified opposite No.28 Caledonia Road. The gully has been added to an ongoing programme of maintenance works for repair.

 

Water running on land opposite No 10 Bailieston Road – Miller Homes

 

Requested LES investigate –

LES advised they had met with a representative from Miller Homes on 11 November 2016 to discuss the water runoff from the embankment opposite No.10 Baillieston Road. Miller Homes have accepted that a solution requires to be found and have advised that a filter trench will be installed to remove the water being discharge at this location. They have advised that they will endeavour to have the works undertaken by 30 November 2016.

 

Garrowhill Primary School

 

Concern had been raised regarding the speed of vehicles speeding outside the school and also parents stopping cars outside the school to drop of children, causing obstruction.

 

LES requested to provide solution and various measures in place such as:

 

Traffic Wardens visiting area to fine drivers parking on keep clear signs

 

Schools Road Safety Team developing a School Travel and Road Safety plan

 

Bailie Garrity will continue to work with LES Roads Team to implement a drop off point for parents to use.

 

 

Over 80s Affordable Warmth Dividend 2016-17

 

Bailie Garrity has emailed this to Community Council’s and Tenants and Residents and people who received this last year will be receiving a letter which they should sign and return.

 

Please contact me if there are any issues that you require assistance for:-

Councillor Marie Garrity

Bailieston Ward

Tel No.  0141 287 4909

Email. Marie.garrity@glasgow.gov.uk

M8 M73 M74 MOTORWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT – ***IMPORTANT UPDATE***

Our Ref 1: SRP/04/1.2/GVR/GR/7165

Our Ref 2: 28.2-CHN-0276

Date:  26/10/2016

Dear Resident

  • M74 WEEKEND CLOSURE J4 MARYVILLE TO J5 RAITH – 18 TO 21 NOVEMBER 2016

 

  • DEMOLITION OF BOTHWELLPARK ROAD BRIDGE OVER M74 BETWEEN RAITH J5 AND BOTHWELL SERVICES

 

  • NO PARKING RESTRICTION, MAIN STREET BOTHWELL, FROM 5PM FRIDAY 18 TO 6AM ON MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Scottish Roads Partnership is responsible for completing the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project on behalf of Transport Scotland.

We are writing to inform you of major weekend works and traffic management on the M74 between Junction 4 Maryville and Junction 5 Raith, scheduled from 8pm on Friday 18th to 6am on Monday 21 November 2016 inclusive.

These works are required to demolish the old Bothwellpark Road Bridge over the M74 motorway near Junction 5 Raith.

As a result, the M74 will be closed in both directions between J4 Maryville and J5 Raith, from 8pm on Friday 18th November, to 6am on Monday 21st November 2016.  In addition, Junction 5 Raith on-slip and Bothwell Services will also be closed for the weekend.

We appreciate the above works will be disruptive and will temporarily increase noise levels in your area during the course of the weekend, when the mechanical demolition of the bridge will take place.

We would like to reassure you that we will utilise best practice methods of working where possible to keep this disruption and disturbance to a minimum.

In addition, South Lanarkshire Council has promoted a temporary ‘No Waiting Restriction’ on Main Street, Bothwell, for the duration of the weekend works, from 5pm on Friday 18th, to 6am on Monday 21st November 2016.

As a result, parking will NOT be permitted on a short section of the south side of Main Street, Bothwell during the times stated. This restriction applies from a point 9m south east of Blantyre Mill Road to the pedestrian crossing approximately 20m east of Bothwell Post Office.

It is requested that local businesses, residents and regular users of Main Street, Bothwell, refrain from on-street parking as outlined above as traffic flows are expected to be significantly higher than normal as road users seek alternative routes to the M74 other than the designated diversion routes.

The weekend closure of the M74 will result in significant disruption to north and southbound traffic on the M74 on approach to the closure, as well as on the surrounding local roads.

Major delays are expected on the diversion routes and road users are advised to plan their journey and allow extra time.

If possible, road users should AVOID the surrounding area or use an alternative mode of transport.

All works undertaken are subject to consultation with South Lanarkshire Council and the Local Authority Environmental Services before being implemented.

For live traffic updates, please visit the Traffic Scotland website at; www.trafficscotland.org

If you have any enquiries regarding these works, please contact us on 0800 042 0188 or info@scotroadspartnership.co.uk

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Gabriel Valtueña-Ramos

General Manager

Scottish Roads Partnership

 

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House-breaking/Burglary/Sneak-in thefts

We are acutely aware that there has been a significant rise in house/property crime and attempted crime in the Broomhouse area lately.

For the most part this has not involved actual forced entry, rather it is opportunist but very persistent criminals who take advantage of open door’s and window’s etc. From reports we have been provided with, these criminals have operated in groups of two or three, one acting as a look-out whilst others attempt to gain entry via door’s or windows.

It s very important to note that this is NOT a problem just in Broomhouse or the surrounding locale, in fact it is happening all across Glasgow.

In Broomhouse however we are an active community and we are able to spread the word about this kind of crime very quickly to our residents, through our network of contacts.

Over the past few years we have continually received the same advice from the Police and it is very clear:

Ensure ALL windows and doors remain locked at all times.  This is far from perfect or a situation in which anyone wishes to live but the harsh reality of the modern UK dictates this.

If a criminal wishes to gain entry to your house there is actually very little that can be done to completely prevent this but you can take some measures to reduce his/her chances or to act as a deterrent:

  • Ensure ALL windows and doors remain locked at all times
  • Fit a visible alarm system, ensure your alarm is regularly maintained and actually turn it on.  We cannot recommend an alarm fitter but we can put you in contact with a number of companies who are already prevalent in the area and who offer a monitoring service linked to the emergency services.
  • If you already have an alarm system, you may have a function to set a ‘chime’ to activate when an exterior door is opened.  This feature is already built into many alarm systems but tends to be switched off by default.  Speak to your alarm provider, its a very useful function to know that your door has just been opened.
  • You may also consider fitting a CCTV system to act as a further visual deterrent
  • You may also consider fitting a security light which activates with motion
  • You may also consider changing your door locks to a more secure type – Avocet Anti-bump locks
  • Don’t leave valuable items on show, in your garden or in your car
  • Before you go to bed at night, have a final check of doors and windows, including garages, shed’s and car’s.

If you see or suspect any suspicious behaviour, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 999 in an emergency.  If you hear an alarm going off, investigate only if it is safe to do so.

Do not be a hero, possessions can always be replaced but it’s simply not worth tackling a criminal who may be armed or dangerous, call the Police on 999 immediately if your property is compromised in anyway.  We have been advised by the police in the past that these criminals should not be approached.  

Please let us know of any criminal activity you are aware off, we will always protect your anonymity but will ensure the key message is spread throughout our community.

BCC

council@broomhouse.org

Action Earth – Grab A Grant

Action-Earth-team

We have received the below correspondence from John Mason MSP

Dear John Mason MSP

 

The Action Earth environment volunteering campaign would like to ask for your assistance. 

 

We offer easy-to-access grants of up to £500 to help groups of volunteers to improve their local green spaces and we keen to increase the number of applications we have from your local constituents.

 

Would you be able to forward the information in the attached PDF of our flyer (or text version below) on to any relevant local organisations, groups or volunteers that you have knowledge of/work with that may be interested in applying for one of our grants? We would especially like to see applications from lower SIMD areas but will consider applications outwith those areas too.

 

It’s not just green groups that we are support – we have approved applications from Alzheimer’s support groups, disability-related projects, organisations dealing with homeless people and those overcoming substance issues, student groups, housing associations and many more.  We would love to be mentioned in people’s e-bulletins, websites and social media sites and hope you may be able to mention us in yours? There may also be groups that you are part of in your own free time. I am happy to chat to anyone at any stage of the application process.

 

If you have any suggestions for groups to contact or would like more information about Action Earth, please let me know.  Many thanks for any help or suggestions you can offer.

 

Regards Robert Henderson (contact details below)

 

 

Grab a Grant for Autumn!

 

Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors.  The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland.

 

  • Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.

 

  • If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve.

 

The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV) from April to December each year and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

 

If you have any questions contact Robert Henderson

on T: 0131 622 7766 or

robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

 

For more information

and to apply online go to:

www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearthAction Earth Flyer pdf63

 

Action Earth Flyer pdf63

Please also see Action Earth Website

Update on the development of Greenoakhill community woodland

We received the below update from consultants Golley Slater:

Hi BCC, hope you are well.

We wrote to you in January to give you an update on where we are in the development phase of potentially transforming Paterson’s landfill site into a community woodland for recreational and educational use.

As explained throughout the community consultations, Greenoakhill is a long term project with an anticipated time scale of twenty years to fully restore and complete. 

The project has a number of key steps to be resolved and we are working very hard behind the scenes to progress this complex project.

One of these key steps has been to reach an agreement with SEPA about how the project could allow public access on the restored landfill.  The access will be controlled in the initial few years with increasing access as the gas production on the site stops.

We hope to be able to report back later in the summer to let local residents know how the project will proceed.

As mentioned in our January communication, if the project is given the green light we will hold a public meeting to give local residents the opportunity to see the proposed design plans, time scales and answer any questions on the landfill restoration.

Again, many thanks for your enthusiasm and interest in this project. Please share this email with local community groups and on your Facebook page.

Kind regards

Stuart Chalmers

District Forester

Scottish Lowlands Forest District

Forestry Commission Scotland

stuart.chalmers@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Fibre Broadband cabinet now installed

BT have now installed the new Fibre cabinet in Broomhouse but they are not quite finished all of the works so are not yet accepting orders.

Please keep checking here for status updates – https://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/

The older cabinet below is the existing copper cabinet, with the shiny new fibre cabinet in the background in the picture below.

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