Glasgow Community Plan

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires Glasgow Community Planning Partnership to publish a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan that sets out our shared priorities for the city, where we plan to make improvements and over time show that we have made these improvements. In Glasgow this is the Glasgow Community Plan, which has been developed by partners in the city to articulate the focus and priority areas where joint action can make a real difference.

The Glasgow Community Plan has now been published online at www.glasgowcpp.org.uk/communityplan

Published alongside the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan are ten Locality Plans. Locality Plans set out how community groups, organisations, and local services can work together to make a difference to local areas and the lives of people who live and work there. These are living plans and will change as more local people get involved, and services in the local area change to meet local needs. These Locality Plans can be found at www.glasgowcpp.org.uk/thrivingplaces

Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

We are writing to all community councils throughout Scotland in order to make them aware of a Scottish Government consultation called Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

We have progressively reduced air pollution in Scotland over recent years, but poor air quality – predominantly caused by road transport – remains an issue at a number of hotspots in our towns and cities.

 

Following the May 2017 local elections, several local authorities in major Scottish cities have made positive statements around LEZs, and we are encouraged to see the strong political will across local government to support improvements to air quality. Our Programme for Government committed to introducing LEZs into Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow between 2018 and 2020, and you may have read or heard in the media that the first LEZ will be put in place in Glasgow by the end of 2018.

 

The Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones consultation paper sets out the proposed arrangements and options to deliver a consistent approach to designing, building and managing LEZs in Scotland.  We would therefore invite your community council, and residents in your area, to respond to the consultation at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/transport-scotland/building-scotlands-low-emission-zones/ or by emailing your comments to lezconsultation@transport.gov.scot

 

The consultation will close at 23:59 on 28 November 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones

Environment and Sustainability

Transport Scotland

Buchanan House

58 Port Dundas Road

Glasgow

G4 0HF

Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers group – On Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/theenvtaskforce

Dear All

Good Morning

The network of Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers has played a major part in improving the local communities and contributing to increased levels of cleanliness city wide. The respective total number of NIVS city wide is now 800 and growing.

We have looked into Volunteers suggestions and are taking some of these forward that includes a new NIV Facebook Group.

 

Are you on Facebook ?   

 

Some NIV’s have already registered on the Glasgow Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers Group Facebook page, while others might not be aware of it. Would you like to join this?

The group will provide an opportunity for us to effectively communicate with one another, share knowledge and best practice and gain a better perspective of what’s going on across our city.

To Join, Head to www.facebook.com/groups/theenvtaskforce 

 

With your on-going support and help, we look forward to continuing to make Glasgow an even better place to live, work and play.

 

with regards

 

 

Senior Neighbourhood Improvement & Enforcement Service Officer, North West & East

Community Safety Glasgow

Eastgate

727 London Road

Glasgow, G40 3AQ

0141 276 7555

Facebook –  CommSafetyGlasgow    Twitter – @CommSafetyGlasg

 

Baillieston railway bridge replacement to improve local road network

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/baillieston-railway-bridge-replacement-improves-local-road-network

Network Rail will shortly begin a year-long £4m programme of work to replace and widen the bridge over the railway at Muirhead Road, Baillieston.

 The renewal of the bridge is part of a wider, rolling programme of maintenance work on our structures which is designed to extend their lifespan and keep our network safe and reliable.

Work will start on Monday September 4 and will be ongoing until September 2018. It includes the demolition and reconstruction of the existing concrete bridge deck which is gradually deteriorating and nearing the end of its life-span.

Replacing the bridge deck will ensure that the structure remains fit for purpose and the wider structure will also allow the removal of traffic lights and weight restrictions from the bridge.

Prior to demolishing the bridge deck, utilities which serve the community will be diverted on to a temporary structure which is a lengthy process and one which will be required again after the bridge deck has been reconstructed.

To deliver this work safely, Muirhead Road will need to close to vehicles for extended periods. The installation of a temporary footbridge will allow pedestrian and cycle access to be maintained throughout the bridge demolition and reconstruction.

Muirhead Road will close initially for a three week period in October before again needing to close for seven months from the middle of February 2018.

Work on the structure will include periods of piling, installation of foundations and steelwork, as well as demolition and other construction activities.

Billy McKay, Network Rail programme manager, said: “We know that Muirhead Road is an important route for local traffic and we do not take the decision to request its closure lightly.

“We understand the impact that this has for both road users and those next to the proposed diversion route. However, this is the most efficient and safest way to undertake the work required on the structure.

“Delivery of this project, which is part of our UK-wide railway upgrade plan, has been carefully planned with our contractors and we will complete the work with the minimum possible inconvenience to the local community.”

Network Rail has worked with Glasgow City Council to put in place an appropriate diversion and all local access has been retained either side of the bridge. The council has also made a funding contribution to the project to enable the weight restrictions and traffic lights to be removed.

If you have any questions about this work you can contact Network Rail’s 24 hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41. For latest information and progress updates follow on twitter @NetworkRailScot

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries

Journalists
Network Rail press office – Owen Campbell
NR Press Office 0141 555 4108 / 07515 617073
Owen.Campbell1@networkrail.co.uk

Woodland Trust Street Trees Project

 

Woodland Trust Street Trees Project – Ongoing
The Woodland Trust has launched a new project to help protect trees in the urban environment. The Street Trees project needs your help!
We’re entering into an exciting new era for your urban environment. We are looking for either existing community groups or groups of neighbours to come together and host events to celebrate their street trees, and show their appreciation of these trees to the local council.
Are trees right up your street?
Did you know that around 82% of people in the UK live in urban areas with even more spending much of their daily lives in town and cities?
“Trees play an integral role in UK culture; they are our roots in nature and make our world more habitable. But we take them for granted in our modern urban societies.”
If you recognise the beauty and value of trees in our urban areas, then the Street Trees project is right up your street.
What is the Street Trees project?
The Woodland Trust has a vision for the future of towns and cities, where people and trees live alongside each other in harmony. Trees have always been there for you; cleaning your air, cooling your streets, making sure the place looks classy. Now they’re in trouble and they need your help.
We are here to help communities and local authorities work together to find solutions that ensure the survival of our cherished trees. But we need your help to show how important your street’s trees are to you and your community. With the support of the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery we have created a Celebration Starter Kit for Street Trees, to help you celebrate the trees on your streets by holding events or parties that get your community together. The resource packs are full of materials to help you celebrate your trees, learn more, and show your council and neighbours how much you appreciate your trees. They are suitable for all ages and there’s also lots of information on practical ways to protect your trees and let your council know how important they are.
We also want to showcase inspiring ideas and events throughout the summer and autumn, and in November 2017 we’d like everyone that is participating in the project to show how much they care for their local trees by taking part in a tree dressing day as part of National Tree Week.  We’ll then celebrate the efforts of participants with an awards ceremony where the biggest and best events will be given the spotlight to shine.  The more groups that can get together and the more events and celebrations they can run the greater chance there is that their street will be chosen for an award.  It’s all about celebrating your community and showing your local government how important trees are to you.  It really is as simple as that.
You can apply by going onto our website and completing the online application form, ensuring that you answer all of the questions and provide as much detail as possible, and also upload a photo as well if you can.
We hope this will inspire you to apply to the Street Trees project. Find out more and apply for your Celebration Starter Kit today at https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/street-trees

Scam ‘BT’ Email – Beware!

There is a scam email currently in circulation which pretends to originate from BT.

This email is NOT from BT and is a fake which if you click on the links, can potentially infect your device with malware and or a virus.

The email plays on your reactions, i.e. you see a potentially very large bill and panic and the scammers hope you go to investigate by clicking on the links and perhaps even filling in your account details, which the scammers will be logging.  This type of email is currently circulating and pretending it originates from BT, Vodaphone, O2 & Apple, to name just a few – don’t get caught out!

If you receive an email of this type, DO NOT CLICK on any of the links, instead immediately delete the email. If you do have an account with the company the email is ‘supposedly’ from, go to their website direct by typing in their address to your browser and logging in – this is far safer than clicking on any links.

The Sun Newspaper also reported this scam on April 2017 – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3323719/bt-fake-email-scam-warning-phony-bills-fraud/

If you receive an email like this, you can report it to Action Fraud UK here – http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Further information on how to deal with emails of this type can be found here – http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-vishing

 

 

Broomhouse Summer Fete

Our Summer Fete will be held at Broomhouse Park on Sunday 25th June from 12:00-15:00

Volunteers still needed – email council@broomhouse.org if you can give a few hours on the day to help out.

Help from residents would be very much appreciated.

Cyber Attack/Ransomware – Your personal computer could be at risk of infection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyber Attack – your personal computer could be at risk of infection.

The best advice we can offer is to ensure Windows Update is enabled automatically and to immediately check if the latest patches have been downloaded to your computer. Update your anti-virus software and be vigilant regarding links in emails – clicking malicious links is how you could be infected.

Below is detailed guidance from Microsoft to help protect your computer

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

Background on the attack, further reading and advice is contained in the link below:

The Register

Further detailed reading is here:

http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/05/wannacry.html

Bags Of Help Greenspace Funding Exciting Changes

Bags Of Help Greenspace Funding Exciting Changes – Information For Community Councils

Do you know a local greenspace that needs improving in Glasgow City Council? Do you want to run activities in your greenspaces or parks? Local authorities, community groups and organisations can all apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding!

Great news – in order to give Tesco customers a say much more frequently on where their money goes, the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications. Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces.

There are also some other exciting changes. Projects that can be put forward for funding include physical improvements to outdoor spaces, greenspaces and parks and activities on them. There is no match funding requirement and no restrictions on existing project funding.

Projects that will now get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores, three projects in each of the Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5K, second place up to £2K and third place up to £1K.
Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with greenspace scotland. Full eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance is available online here http://bit.ly/bagsofhelp3
Good luck and please get in touch if you need support or advice when submitting your application. Sign up to our e-bulletin using the link in my signature to keep up to date with Tesco Bags of Help and other greenspace news.

Please help us spread the word in Glasgow City Council. Share this information with your networks, friends, colleagues, other groups and organisations. Feel free to use it in digital communications and e-newsletters.

Household projections for Council areas in Scotland

Household projections for Council areas in Scotland

National Records of Scotland (NRS) have published their 2014-base household projections (for 2014 to 2039). These replace the 2012-base household projections (for 2012 to 2037), which were published on 30 July 2014.

Some key results:

The number of households in Scotland is expected to rise by 14% over the projection period, from 2,418,000 in 2014 to 2,764,000 in 2039 (a growth of 13,800 per year).

In the previous projection, the number of households in Scotland was expected to rise by 17% over the projection period, from 2,387,000 in 2012 to 2,783,000 in 2037 (a growth of 15,800 per year).

The number of households in Glasgow City is expected to rise by 16% over the projection period, from 288,000 in 2014 to 335,000 in 2039 (a growth of 1,900 per year).

In the previous projection, the number of households in Glasgow City was expected to rise by 24% over the projection period, from 286,000 in 2012 to 354,000 in 2037 (a growth of 2,700 per year).

The number of households in Glasgow and Clyde Valley area (excluding Glasgow City) is expected to rise by 10% over the projection period, from 536,000 in 2014 to 587,000 in 2039 (a growth of 2,100 per year).

In the previous projection, the number of households in Glasgow and Clyde Valley area (excluding Glasgow City) was expected to rise by 8% over the projection period, from 529,000 in 2012 to 570,000 in 2037 (a growth of 1,600 per year).

In the latest population projections NRS has reallocated (in comparison with the previous 2012-base projections) some of the Conurbation’s expected population growth away from Glasgow City to other Council areas in the Conurbation. This is now reflected in the household projections, with a projected household growth for Glasgow City of 16% (was 24%) and a projected household growth for the rest of the Conurbation of 10% (was 8%). Projected household growth for the total Conurbation is 12% (was 13%).

For further information on the NRS household projections see:  https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/news/2017/scotlands-household-numbers-projected-to-rise-with-most-growth-among-older-people