Greenoakhill Community Woodland Proposal

We’ve been contacted by Forestry Commission Consultants, Golley Slater.

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is conducting a community consultation exercise regarding the potential development of large landfill site and old quarry in your area into community woodland for recreational and educational use. We will refer to it as Greenoakhill Community Woodland.
You may already have heard of the site and know it as Paterson’s landfill site or simply ‘the coup’.
Forestry Commission Scotland are very keen to understand how interested the local communities around the site would be in seeing it developed and to understand if it would be used and valued by the community. The development of the whole site will happen in phases over the next ten years, with Phase 1 and 2 shown below being completed first.
We are very interested in hearing what you think about the development of this site and we would be most grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill in this simple and quick questionnaire – it should only take you a few minutes. If you feel you cannot fill in some questions, please just do what you can, all responses are useful.

Please fill in this questionnaire and give your opinion on the development of Greenoakhill Community Woodland

If you have anymore questions or queries contact

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Also see this story from 2005 –

Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop is a £5.7 million Legacy 2014 project that will provide an exciting new woodland park in the east end of Glasgow.



Located opposite the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, it will transform 15 hectares of derelict, unused land, the size of15 large football pitches, into an attractive community greenspace.

Due to open in Spring 2015 it will give local people and visitors opportunities to get involved, get active and be inspired by the outdoors with key features including:

• Extensive path network
• Adventure play facilities
• A bike pump track
• Scotland’s first bouldering park
• Trim trail outdoor gym
• Large meadow and picnic areas
• Amphitheatre for outdoor learning
• Boardwalk running parallel to River Clyde
• A new bridge linking the wood to the Athletes’ Village

Set within beautiful surroundings, 15,000 trees will be planted including native oak, silver birch, maples and lime trees and a wild flower meadow. Expected to attract over 100,000 by 2021 it will be an important legacy of the Commonwealth Games.

Watch a short video on plans for Scotland’s first bouldering park at Cuningar Loop here

To read the latest Cuningar Loop newsletter click here


A new pedestrian and cycle bridge will link the Athletes’ Village, set to be a new residential development after the Games, with the Cuningar Loop. There will be an additional entrance just off Downiebrae Road, the road on the right before going over Dalmarnock Bridge, enabling access from Rutherglen.

Images by Artist James Winnett, who has been closely involved with engaging the local community with the project, can be seen on a series of banners on Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen near the entrance to the site.

Taster tours

Forestry Commission Scotland will be arranging taster tours in quieter periods of the development. Please contact us to express your interest or request a copy of our leaflet contact:

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Fibre Broadband Plans for Broomhouse

Some more good news for Broomhouse!

Thanks to one of our residents who contacted Digital Scotland and got this response following our previous discussions on Fibre Broadband:

“Thank you for your enquiry in relation to the development of Next Generation Broadband. The Scottish Government is working to ensure that the digital needs of all of Scotland are fully addressed and to that end our Digital Strategy commitment, that Next Generation Broadband will be available to all by 2020 and significant progress will be made by 2015, applies to all of Scotland regardless of location.

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme is a key step toward the Scottish Government meeting their Digital aspirations. Combined with the current commercial roll-out plans, around 95% of premises in Scotland should have fibre broadband by the end of 2017 and 85% by the end of 2015.

It is estimated that over 97.9% of Glasgow City will have access to next generation broadband by the time the Programme is complete in 2017.

Your postcode G71 7xx is included in the eligible intervention area for the programme. This means that we aim to improve broadband in your area.

Our roll out plan gives an indicative timeframe for your postcode between March 2015 to September 2015.

Further work is being carried out to create a more efficient roll-out, maximise coverage and speed up the roll-out plans as much as possible. The maps and timetable are therefore subject to change as we carry out this further planning work and surveys take place.

It is not necessarily the case that all premises within an area due to receive fibre broadband will receive it at the same time – different premises within that area may be served by different supporting infrastructure.

All available information on the rollout can be found On the site you will find a postcode checker and high level map with a rollout timetable. The information on the site provides an indicative view of how we currently think services will be rolled out across the country.

There are a couple of ways to keep up-to-date with progress and announcements in your local area, the following link will let you sign up to our “keep me in the loop” newsletter there is also a twitter account to follow @scotsuperfast.

I hope this information is useful to you.

Best regards,

Programme Management Office I Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband
Scottish Government I 3 Atlantic Quay I York Street I Glasgow G2 8AE