18 OCT 2017

Pollokshields fun days

Sherbrooke St Gilberts Church is holding a fun day on Saturday 21 October to support the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Brick by Brick appeal. There will be morning coffee 10-12, light lunch 12-2 and afternoon tea 2.30-4. There will also be shopping and kids events. The church is located at ...


18 OCT 2017

Pollokshields Community Council public meeting

A meeting is being held to discuss road traffic issues on Monday 23 October at 7pm in Pollokshields Church of Scotland, 525 Shields Road.Representatives from the Council's Land & Environmental Services and Police Scotland will be in attendance to update local residents on what initiatives are ta...


18 OCT 2017

Strathbungo Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Strathbungo Society will be held on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 7.30pm in the Queens Park Parish Church Hall, Queens Drive. The AGM is an opportunity to hear about the work of the Society. The meeting is open to residents of Strathbungo and the Society would be deli...


18 OCT 2017

Shawlands town centre award nomination

The Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum has announced that Shawlands has been shortlisted as Scotland's Most Improved Place. See more here: https://www.surf.scot/2017-surf-awards-shortlist-revealed/ The judging panel have indicated they would like to visit the town centre on the afternoon of 27 Octob...


18 OCT 2017

Langside Hall update

As you may be aware, Langside Hall has been closed for several months following a failure of the heating system within the premises. Whilst the replacement of a boiler and associated equipment would normally be expected to be completed swiftly, the complexity of the building with its A Listed statu...


18 OCT 2017

Council's financial position

After looking at a wide range of factors that influence the resources available to the Council, Financial Services has identified a net spending gap of £165.8 million over the next three financial years (2018/19 to 2020/21), with £57.5 million of that falling in 2018/19. While this is n...


30 SEP 2017

Maxwell Road housing development plans

Ediston Homes is currently carrying out pre-application consultation for a residential development on the former Virgin/NTL site at 60 Maxwell Road - a site which is allocated in the Council's City Development Plan for housing. A Facebook page has been set-up ( www.facebook.com/MaxwellRoadPlanning )...


30 SEP 2017

Private housing cladding

The Council has completed the analysis of the records and information held on privately owned domestic buildings above 18 metres in the city with the potential for combustible cladding in their construction. The information has been reported to the Scottish Government. The Council has reported that...


30 SEP 2017

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership

Recently launched, the Partnership's new website is one of the key ways in which people can learn more and keep updated on Health and Social Care matters in Glasgow. The website also gives you the opportunity to: read about what Health and Social Care Integration actually means; find out who the...


30 SEP 2017

Glasgow Community Plan published

The Community Empowerment Act requires Glasgow Community Planning Partnership to publish a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan that sets out priorities for the city. In Glasgow this is the Glasgow Community Plan, which has been developed by partners in the city to articulate the focus and priority areas...


18 AUG 2017

Advice surgeries

Advice surgeries are currently being organised. As soon as they are finalised they will be made public. Home visits are always available for urgent constituent cases.


18 AUG 2017

New Victoria Gardens

NVG's Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is taking place on Saturday 19 August at 2-5pm. This year it is adding something new: a home-grown High Street with 'shops' and open spaces dotted throughout the 3.3 acre site located at 55 Glenapp Street in Pollokshields G41 2NQ. Entry is just £1 and ...


18 AUG 2017

Sherbrooke Church's a m Chrous

The new session of the a m Chorus commences on Wednesday 13 September in the small hall of Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Church at 10am. It meets thereafter every Wednesday at 10am until 6 December with the exception of 18 October. Members and non-members of the Church are all welcome. There are no audit...


18 AUG 2017

Resurfacing works

The roads and pavements to be resurfaced as part of the 2017/2018 Roads Investment Strategy, within Pollokshields Ward are listed below. In addition to the list, a significant programme of permanent carriageway and footway patching works will also be undertaken. Please contact David with feedback a...


18 AUG 2017

South City Way

As you may be aware, South City Way is a proposed cycle lane between Queen's Park and the City Centre. Details of the project can be found by visiting www.glasgow.gov.uk/scw The Council is intending to publish design proposals for the section from Queen's Park Railway Station to the Cumberland Stre...


18 AUG 2017

Local news in brief

Langside Hall - Following investigation into the heating system at Langside Hall it has been decided that the best course of action is to fully replace the boiler. It is anticipated that the replacement will be completed by late autumn 2017. Due to the nature of the repairs required, and the buildin...


18 AUG 2017

Safe summit

A number of city summits are being arranged to bring residents, other stakeholders and partners from across Glasgow together to discuss topics which directly affect citizens in Glasgow. The aim is to encourage new ideas to improve services provided by Glasgow City Council and its partners.Residents ...


18 AUG 2017

Glasgow's Community Plan

Views are being sought on Glasgow's Draft Community Plan covering everything from health and wealth to jobs and childcare.City residents are invited to voice their opinions on the plan drafted by the city's Community Planning Partnership. It outlines key priorities for the city which include tackli...


18 AUG 2017

Tickets - 2018 European Championships

Tickets for this exciting new multi-sport event are NOW on sale. Glasgow 2018, will bring together the existing European Championships for Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon along with a new Golf championship. Attendances of around 250,000 are expected at venues in Glasgow and Scot...


05 MAY 2017

Election result: David re-elected

David Meikle has been re-elected for a third term as the Conservative Councillor for the Pollokshields Ward on Glasgow City Council. Pollokshields ward covers Pollokshields, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Waverley Park, Crossmyloof, Port Eglinton, Craigton and Dumbreck. David received 2,370 first preferen...


28 APR 2017

Shawlands Business Improvement District

Proposals for a Business Improvement District (BID) in Shawlands have taken a big step forward after a ballot of local businesses saw almost three-quarters voting in favour. The Shawlands BID is expected to raise £741,000 over a five year period which will be spent on a variety of activities ...


28 APR 2017

Shawlands Town Centre latest

David chaired his last meeting of the Shawlands Economic Development sub group before the council election. A number of local issues were discussed. Shawlands Shopping CentreUnfortunately no plans were available to be presented to the sub group. However, a representative of the Shopping Centre advi...


28 APR 2017

Missed bin collection

In order to provide you with up-to-date information regarding bin collections, the Council is now publishing updates every evening that will advise of any streets or neighbourhoods where squads have been unable to collect refuse bins as per the collection schedule. These updates also include details...


28 APR 2017

City Development Plan

The Council adopted the City Development Plan in March 2017 and is now consulting on the following draft Supplementary Guidance: SG1 - The Placemaking Principle SG3 – Economic Development SG6 – Green Belt and Green Network SG12 – Delivering Development Supplementary Guidan...


28 APR 2017

Placing requests update

You may have received notification of a placing request refusal for your child. The appeal process is outlined in the letter of refusal sent to parents, this also encloses some additional information for parents on the refusal reasons applied, and the appeals process. Further information and guidan...


28 APR 2017

Volunteer - 2018 European Championships

An appeal has been launched for more than 3,000 volunteers to be 'the face of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.' This new sporting event, from 2 to 12 August 2018, is an exciting new multi-sport event that brings together some of the continent's leading sports. Volunteers will play an esse...


28 APR 2017

City Centre lanes

The lanes network in the city centre is flourishing in some areas, but could undoubtedly be improved in others. The draft lanes strategy is part of the Council's wider city centre strategy which seeks to improve the overall experience of the city centre for people, as well as encouraging footfall an...


24 MAR 2017

Pollokshields Trust

The new Pollokshields Trust is holding a public meeting on Monday 27 March 7-8:30pm at Pollokshields Community Centre, Kenmure Street. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The Pollokshields Trust has successfully negotiated with Sarwar Holdings who have kindly agreed for the ex-Kingston Bowlin...


24 MAR 2017

Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan

A meeting was recently held which was attended by a number of local businesses to discuss the Shawlands Business Plan and to hear more information about the process to approve the Business Improvement District for the town centre. The vote is ongoing and David encourages businesses and other stakeho...


24 MAR 2017

Pollokshields Hub latest

Nan McKay Hall and Southside Housing Association have been awarded £550K by the Scottish Government and £1.1M by the Lottery. This funding will be used to build a new Pollokshields Hub which will replace the Nan McKay Hall. This will complement the new social housing that Southside Hous...


24 MAR 2017

Strathbungo Spring Fling

The Strathbungo Society's Spring Fling is on Saturday 25 March from 11:30am-3:00pm in Langside Hall. There's lots to look forward to. Your entry fee (£2 for adults and £1 for children) includes a vintage-themed tea room with lashings of tea, coffee and home baking - plus all the other at...


24 MAR 2017

Burrell Collection update

The planning application for the Burrell Collection refurbishment has been submitted to the Council and will be considered by the Planning Committee on Tuesday 18 April. The Burrell project team will be holding a Public Information Session over 2 separate days which will allow the public to come an...


24 MAR 2017

Police consultation

Police Scotland have launched Policing 2026 - the long term strategic plan from Police Scotland which sets out their ambitions to transform the way in which policing is delivered to the people of Scotland. The strategy sets out how Police Scotland can become a flexible and adaptable workforce to ad...


24 MAR 2017

Council election information

The council election takes place on Thursday 4 May from 7am-10pm. You should have received your poll card by now which gives you details on where to vote and other information. You can find out how to register for a postal vote or proxy vote on the council's website. If you are not registered to vot...


24 MAR 2017

Consultations

UK Parliament constituenciesThe secondary consultation of the 2018 Review of UK Parliamentary Constituencies is open to the public for representations. You have until 27 March to submit further comments. Visit https://www.bcs2018.org.uk/ for more information. Community PlanningIf you have an intere...


24 FEB 2017

Queen's Park duck pond

A contractor is to be appointed to renovate the duck pond in Queen's Park. This work will deal with the leak which has caused significant falls in water levels over the last few years. Works are programmed to last six weeks and will commence with the draining of the pond. This process will be monit...


24 FEB 2017

Parks events

Visit the Council's newly updated website to find out what's on in your area: www.glasgow.gov.uk/eventsinthepark There are over 90 parks and formal gardens within the city boundaries and such is the diversity of these parks there is something to suit everyone. Some of the local highlights include: ...


24 FEB 2017

Council Budget

The Council's Labour administration budget for financial year 2017-18 passed at a recent meeting. It included increasing Council Tax on all bands by 3% - this is on top of the Scottish SNP Government's national Council Tax increase for properties in bands E-H. This double whammy will affect many pro...


24 FEB 2017

House break-ins

The police have advised that there have been some housebreakings in the Pollokshields area recently. A number of persons have been detected. Local residents can take preventative measures to deter their home being targeted, some of which include: Ensure common close doors are closed and locked, ...


24 FEB 2017

Burrell Collection

The Council has approved funding of up to £27.3 million toward the cost of the refurbishment and redisplay of the Burrell Collection. The Council has previously approved funding of £5.7 million taking its commitment to up to £33 million - half of the estimated £66 million cos...


27 JAN 2017

David re-selected for Pollokshields Ward

David is standing for re-election in the Pollokshields Ward at the council election on Thursday 4 May. David has been your councillor since 2007 and was re-elected in 2012 with a huge increase in his vote. At this election, the ward boundary will change and as a result the Pollokshields Ward will i...


27 JAN 2017

Residents' survey

David is currently delivering a survey to households across the new Pollokshields Ward. You can save time and the cost of a stamp by completing it online at David's website: Survey As your local Councillor, it is vitally important that David keeps in touch with you and gives you the opportunity to...


27 JAN 2017

Shawlands town centre latest

David recently chaired a meeting of the Shawlands Economic Development sub group. A number of issues were discussed. New Business Rates come into effect from April. Information can be found at www.saa.gov.uk including the draft rates for businesses. The Shawlands Business Improvement District ba...


27 JAN 2017

Junction improvement works

Work is to start in the near future at the Dumbreck Road/Mosspark Boulevard junction. A programme of measures has been developed with the aim of improving the crossing facilities at the junction. The plans also include changing the size of islands and removing the slip road. Lochwynd Ltd has been ...


27 JAN 2017

Health & social care survey

Help inform how the Health and Social Care Partnership communicates with people by participating in a short survey. The Health and Social Care Partnership is a partnership between the Council and the NHS for the integrated planning and delivery of community health and social care services in Glasgo...


18 DEC 2016

Pollokshields news

Pollokshields TrustPollokshields Community Council held a public meeting last month. There was a good attendance from members of the public and local organisations. David also attended. The idea of a Pollokshields Trust was agreed. A Steering Group will be established to decide on the governance, ob...


18 DEC 2016

Moray Place embankment update

Network Rail held a public event in Strathbungo to advise residents about the proposed work along Moray Place embankment. Strathbungo Society representatives attended and David went along too. The work is expected to start in February and finish by end of March. The plans involve removing vegetatio...


18 DEC 2016

Christmas

David says: "I hope every one in Pollokshields Ward has a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year." This year's Christmas carol service at Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Church is on 21 December at 6.30pm. All local churches are invited to attend. The church is located on Nithsdale Road. Open to ...


18 DEC 2016

Council opening times

Most Council offices will be closed during the festive period from Friday 23 December 2016. Offices will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017. However, some services may remain open. If you need to contact the Council use their website for online services and useful phone numbers. Full details of ser...


18 DEC 2016

Citywide bus lane review

The Council has undertaken a review of bus operations and passenger numbers which highlighted the optimum operational times for bus lanes outside the city centre is 7am to 7pm. In view of this, it is proposed to amend the operating times of the majority of citywide bus lanes, both 24 hour and peak h...


18 DEC 2016

Fairer Glasgow Fund

As part of its consideration of proposals for the Integrated Grant Fund, the Council agreed to create a "Fairer Glasgow Fund". The primary purpose of this Fund will be to help organisations who wish to develop proposals around community asset transfers as the relevant parts of the Community Empower...


07 NOV 2016

Pollokshields public event - update

In last month's local news, David advised you about Pollokshields Community Council's public event. Unfortunately it has been cancelled. However, it is essential to host a public event soon, so there will be a small public meeting 6 - 9pm on Thursday 24 November in cooperation with SoulRiders at th...


07 NOV 2016

Social housing development

There is an important event at the Tramway on 8 November between 2 - 7.30pm. It is an exhibition open to the public regarding a new housing development on Maxwell Road (the former gasworks site). David is keen there is full community consultation and consideration of the effect this housing develop...


07 NOV 2016

Shawlands & Queen's Park news

Shawlands Christmas TreeUnfortunately because of the public realm works and electricity supply issues, the Christmas Tree won't be sited at its usual spot at Shawlands Cross this year but will be relocated to Langside Hall (corner of Pollokshaws Rd/Langside Ave). Queen's ParkInhouse is taking forwa...


07 NOV 2016

M74 closure

Scottish Roads Partnership is responsible for completing the M8 / M73 / M74 Motorway Improvements Project. There will be a full closure of the M74 between Junction 4 Maryville and Junction 5 Raith scheduled from 8pm on Friday 18 November to 6am on Monday 21 November inclusive. The weekend closure ...


07 NOV 2016

Winter Maintenance 2016/17

Clearing Glasgow's road network of snow, sleet and ice is a top priority for the Council's winter maintenance team. With a 24/7 operation and using up to 250 vehicles for gritting and ploughing, Land and Environmental Services (LES) has teams of staff working around the clock to keep Glasgow's roads...


07 NOV 2016

Affordable Warmth Dividend

The Affordable Warmth Dividend scheme allows residents of the city who are 80 or over by 31 March 2017 to apply for a £100 payment from the council to help them keep warm during winter. The application process is open now to 31 March 2017. Those residents who received the dividend last year w...


07 NOV 2016

UK Parliament boundary changes

The Boundary Commission for Scotland has published proposals for the 2018 review of UK Parliament constituencies. The public consultation runs until 11 January 2017. The consultation portal is on the Boundary Commission's website: www.bcs2018.org.uk A public hearing will also be held in Glasgow on...


07 NOV 2016

Draft Housing Investment Plan

The purpose of the Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) is to set out the priorities for investment in housing in Glasgow over the next 5 year period 2017/18 to 2021/22, and outline how the Council and its partners will deliver these priorities within these very challenging financial and economi...


07 NOV 2016

Planning consultations

The Council has published for consultation the following draft Supplementary Guidance: SG 4 - Network of CentresSG 5 - Resource ManagementSG 10 - Meeting Housing Needs Supplementary Guidance supports the Local Development Plan and provides more detailed policy guidance. As part of the development ...


21 OCT 2016

Network Rail latest

In late September Network Rail met with the Strathbungo Society and elected members, including David, to reveal their latest proposals for along the railway line on Moray Place. After almost two years, Network Rail appear a bit more conciliatory than when they first announced plans for removing vege...


21 OCT 2016

Strathbungo Society AGM

Strathbungo Society AGM is on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 7.30pm in Queen’s Park Parish Church, 170 Queens Drive, G42 8QZ. After the formal business, Jude Barber, from Collective Architecture, will give a presentation on the Pollokshields charrette, the community planning event which took plac...


21 OCT 2016

Shawlands & Strathbungo Community Council

Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council has announced details of its forthcoming meetings. They will take place on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in Shawlands Academy from November 2016 to March 2017. From April 2017 the meetings will take place on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm...


21 OCT 2016

Pollokshields public event

Pollokshields Community Council is holding an event on 26 November 10am - 2pm in the hall at St Albert's Church, Albert Drive. Background The Pollokshields Community Council is publishing recommendations from the charrette on their new website, which goes live 30 October. The Event The theme w...


21 OCT 2016

Pollokshields Heritage lectures

Pollokshields Heritage have announced their forthcoming lecture series: Tuesday 15 November - Perfect Place to Play: Pollok Estate in the History of Sport Tuesday 17 January - 200 Years of the Botanic Gardens Tuesday 21 February - Glasgow Citizens Theatre in the 21st Century Tuesday 25 April...


21 OCT 2016

Train service information

Train customers whose trains pass through the central belt are urged to check their travel plans as improvement works are carried out. Trains may be diverted, less frequent, cancelled or replaced by buses for all or part of journeys. The work is part a Scotland-wide focus to improve the rail networ...


21 OCT 2016

Housing Strategy

The second consultation draft of Glasgow City Council's Housing Strategy 2017-2022 refines and elaborates on issues following detailed feedback from the first consultation. Some parts remain largely unchanged while other parts have been significantly altered. The strategic priorities are reduced fr...


30 SEP 2016

Shawlands town centre update

David is the chairperson of the Shawlands Economic Development sub group. The sub group met recently to discuss local issues. Here is an update on the town centre action plan. New public toiletThere are plans to re-open the public toilet block on Pollokshaws Rd. The planning application for externa...


30 SEP 2016

Council Budget consultation

The Council has launched a consultation on its 2017/18 Budget. You may have ideas that would save money or raise more revenue; but the Council also wants to have a conversation about how services are planned and delivered. As you know, the city's budget for local services remains under pressure - ...


30 SEP 2016

Bus service changes

First Glasgow is making changes to bus services across the city. From 23 October a number of services across the network will be revised. These changes are designed to ensure that the services provided continue to match passenger demand. In a small number of cases, they will be withdrawing services...


30 SEP 2016

Petitions

As you may already be aware, Glasgow City Council residents can support petitions about local issues or concerns online. You can also start your own petition online and collect signatures too. There is a live petition at the moment that you may wish to sign. The proposal is "Follow the lead of Manc...


30 SEP 2016

New ward boundaries approved

The Scottish Government has approved new ward boundaries for Glasgow. At next year's council election, we will have in Glasgow 23 wards with 85 councillors made up of 16 x 4 member wards and 7 x 3 member wards. In terms of Pollokshields Ward, the name remains the same but it will become a 4 member...


31 AUG 2016

Road resurfacing

The roads to be resurfaced as part of the Roads Investment Strategy 2016/17 in the Pollokshields Ward are: Maxwell Drive - Gower Street to Nithsdale Road Forth Street - full length Dalziel Drive - St Andrews Drive to Glencairn Drive Glencairn Drive - Shields Road to Dalziel Drive Hamilton Ave...


31 AUG 2016

East Pollokshields traffic regulation order

The Council is planning to introduce additional waiting and loading and unloading restrictions within the East Pollokshields area. Currently only parts of this area have waiting and loading and unloading restrictions however due to safety concerns raised by residents it is proposed to introduce no ...


31 AUG 2016

Mandatory 20mph zones update

Waverley ParkThe mandatory 20mph zone was approved after consultation. It is expected to go live on 26 September. East PollokshieldsThe mandatory 20mph zone was approved after consultation. It is expected to go live on 19 September.


31 AUG 2016

Shawlands cycle event

The Shawlands Business Improvement District have been awarded a £10,000 grant to host an event under the theme 'Sustainable Travel'. This type of funding is usually only available for operational BIDs so Shawlands is lucky to be able to apply for this. They are going to host a 'cycling event'...


31 AUG 2016

Public consultations

The Council currently has three public consultations:   Colleges & Lifelong Learning Youth Engagement Policy Commission Participation & Engagement Strategy   For more information and to find out how you can give your views, please visit the Consultation Hub.


31 AUG 2016

City Centre strategy launched

The next stage of the regeneration of the city centre has been launched and will focus on four of the city centre's nine districts: Broomielaw, Blythswood, Central and St. Enoch. The first stage in the regeneration of the city centre was carried out in 2015 for the Sauchiehall and Garnethill Distri...


31 AUG 2016

Out-of-school childcare survey

Glasgow parents and carers are being asked for their views on out-of-school childcare in the city. Out-of-school childcare can play a vital role in helping parents or carers to sustain or take up employment, which in turn can improve outcomes for children. As part of the Council's vision for high ...


24 JUN 2016

Shawlands Town Centre update

In April 2010 the Council published the Shawlands Customer Survey Report. The report gathered the views of over 700 people who live, shop and visit Shawlands Town Centre and identified the key aspects that required to be improved from a customer perspective. The Shawlands Business Association is cu...


24 JUN 2016

East Pollokshields planning news

Final Draft Report Nears CompletionThe final draft report and recommendations from the East Pollokshields charrette 'Make Your Mark' will be submitted to the planning department of the Council in the near future. This is still a draft plan subject to approval by the Council, but once it has been sub...


24 JUN 2016

Council recess

There are no advice surgeries during the council recess/school summer holidays. Therefore the next advice surgeries to be held by David will be on 16 August at 7pm in Pollokshields Library and 17 August at 10am in Nan McKay Hall. You can still contact David by telephone 0141 287 7013, email david.m...


24 JUN 2016

Proposed Council ward boundaries

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has presented its final report to the Scottish Government and the decision regarding Glasgow is NOT to change their initial proposals except with the renaming 3 of the wards. You can read all the details at: www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk Therefore, ...


24 JUN 2016

Environmental Task Force launched

The Council has launched a new Environmental Task Force which will see rapid response teams deployed across the city to tackle to tackling issues like fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling and litter. In addition to the MyGlasgow app, which is available for smartphones, the public will now be able to ...


24 JUN 2016

Planning guidance consultation

The Council has published consultation on the following draft Supplementary Guidance: Natural Environment Historic Environment Sustainable Transport Supplementary Guidance supports the Local Development Plan and provides more detailed policy guidance. It will form the basis for making de...


24 JUN 2016

November enrolment survey

Currently, families can register their child for starting primary school during the enrolment weeks in November and January, for children who are due to commence P1 in the following August. The Education department is proposing to ask families to register their child during the enrolment week in Nov...


24 JUN 2016

Glasgow City Region latest

A £1.13bn jobs and infrastructure programme took a major step forward as the Glasgow City Region agreed to develop a manifesto for economic development and growth. Leaders of the eight local authorities in the region also agreed to take on responsibility for focusing on new priority areas of ...


24 JUN 2016

Famine memorial views sought

Glaswegians are being asked to contribute to the development of designs for a city memorial to victims of the Highland and Irish Famines. The designs will be on display at the City Chambers until the end of June. Public comments and contributions will be fed back into the final design process, allo...


26 MAY 2016

20mph zone consultation

The Council proposes to consider the introduction of a mandatory 20mph zone in Waverley Park and part of Shawlands. The area affected covers these streets: Abbot Street, Bertram Street, Dinmont Place, Durward Court, Frankfort Street, Halbert Street, Lochside Street, Moss-side Road, Norham Street ...


26 MAY 2016

Upcoming events

Bungo in the Back Lanes - lanes in Strathbungo - Saturday 18 June at 1-4pm   Ready Steady Grow - various sites across Pollokshields - Saturday 4 June at 12-4pm and 7-9.30pm (Pollokshields Playhouse site)


26 MAY 2016

Shawlands business

If you are a business operating in the Shawlands area or have an interest in Shawlands you are asked to complete the Shawlands Business Improvement District (BID) survey. The survey is designed to establish the needs and wants of the business community. You can find out more about the BID at: www.m...


26 MAY 2016

Cycling survey

There is a live consultation on plans for a new cycling route. The South City Way proposal will deliver a segregated cycle way and will extend from Queen's Park to the city centre. This route will provide safe facilities integrated with modern public transport hubs. The consultation involves a surv...


26 MAY 2016

EU referendum

The referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union is on 23 June. The referendum will ask you to vote on the question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? You should have received your poll card. If you haven't you may not be regist...


27 APR 2016

Police survey

Police Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their community. This year Police Scotland's consultation process is widening and becoming more flexible. The consultation process is moving online to a digital format and consultation will be open all ...


27 APR 2016

Bus service

Glasgow City Council is undertaking a community engagement exercise to assess the gaps in Glasgow's bus network. The Council would therefore like to know what you think about the bus services in your local area, and will use this information to inform a report to a Council Committee. The deadline ...


27 APR 2016

Cycling event

Glasgow wants everyone to get on their bike and record the distance they travel throughout May to help the city compete to be the best cycling city in Europe. This will be the first time Glasgow takes part in the European Cycle Challenge. It is open to everyone. Any journey that includes Glasgow as...


27 APR 2016

News in brief

The Subway will be suspended from 2 July to 31 July. Further information at www.spt.co.uk/suspension   The Evening Times is looking for 'Community Champions' in the south area. Submit entries online by 4 May: eveningtimesevents.com/communitychamps/entry-form/   The Council is...


31 MAR 2016

Community funding event

Area Partnerships have access to up to £10,000 in grant funding from Glasgow City Council and match funded by the Scottish Government. The Council is looking for communities to participate in and take decisions on prioritising plans for local areas. Organisations whose proposals meet eligibil...


31 MAR 2016

Make Your Mark update

The East Pollokshields & Port Eglinton charrette has been a success so far. During the 'Make Your Mark' workshops and at the recent public meeting more than 250 people contributed their views on how to make the area a better place to live. A Vision for East PollokshieldsThe consultants, Collect...


31 MAR 2016

Shawlands town centre latest

1. Public Toilet - The former toilet block on Pollokshaws Road will reopen as a public toilet in the near future. The Community Council has long argued for a public toilet in Shawlands, so the news has been warmly welcomed. The toilets will be provided by Healthmatic and it is expected there will be...


31 MAR 2016

Pollokshields post office

The post office in Pollokshields (Maxwell Road) has temporarily closed. The Post Office say they had no option other than to close the branch on this occasion. Unfortunately the branch will not be able to reopen immediately but apparently they are doing all they can to reopen as soon as possible. T...


31 MAR 2016

Easter Pets event

The public will get the chance to meet Easter Pets at this year's community event at the Glasshouse, Queens Park. This free family event features animals from other parks in the city. There will be rabbits, chicks and a Highland cow from Pollok Country Park. Entry to Easter Pets is free and it runs...


31 MAR 2016

Dog news

Dog Fouling - Fixed Penalty NoticesFrom 1 April the fine for dog fouling will increase to £80. This increase brings the penalty for dog fouling into line with the existing fine for littering. Members of the community can report it by telephoning the Council on 0300 343 7027. Compulsory Microc...


31 MAR 2016

Glasgow Budget 2016-2018

The Council's Budget for 2016/17 and 2017/18 was passed in March. Below is a list of some of the approved measures in the Labour administration's Budget. Full details are available here. Changes to staff working terms and conditions, and 1500 jobs will not be replaced Reduction in the number of ...


31 MAR 2016

Cycling

Glasgow City Council is to invest £6 million improving cycling and cycling infrastructure across the city. The Council approved the city's Strategic Plan for Cycling 2016-2025 and agreed to commit funding of £2m a year over the next three years on the basis that match funding is sourced...


31 MAR 2016

Consultations

Corporate Procurement Strategy 2016-17The Council's Corporate Procurement Unit is interested in hearing your views and opinions on the draft Corporate Procurement Strategy 2016-17. Information provided will be taken into account when drafting the final strategy. The questionnaire should only take ar...


31 MAR 2016

Council news

Register to VoteOn 5 May elections take place. If you are registered to vote you will have recently received your polling card. If you are not registered the easiest way is to do it online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The deadline to register to vote is 18 April. For people that cannot visit thei...


19 FEB 2016

East Pollokshields charrette

Pollokshields Community Council is looking for residents within East Pollokshields to become Local Champions for the Make Your Mark design charrette taking place in February. Charrettes are collaborative events that bring together local people of all ages with a team of design professionals to shap...


19 FEB 2016

Pollokshaws Road bus corridor

Works are about to start on Pollokshaws Road bus corridor. The objectives are to implement improvements that will improve bus journey times and reliability, increase public transport and improve the image of bus use and accessibility. It is anticipated that the works work will commence on Monday 22...


19 FEB 2016

Glasgow cultural event

There will be a multicultural celebration in the city on 27 February as part of Glasgow Community Planning's 'Many Cultures Make Glasgow' event. The event itself will include a wonderful selection of performances from groups and individuals of varying nationalities and cultures that have chosen Gla...


19 FEB 2016

Local Flood Risk Management Plan

The purpose of this consultation is to inform the development of the Local Flood Risk Management Plan for the Clyde and Loch Lomond Local Plan District. This is in response to the Flood Risk Management Strategy launched by the Scottish Government in January to coordinate efforts to tackle flooding i...


29 JAN 2016

Blue bins & food waste recycling

The Council is making improvements to recycling services across the city. These changes will increase the level of service offered to residents in kerbside, tenements and flatted properties. January 2016: Kerbside Properties Recycling Communication A full service guide will be delivered to all ker...


29 JAN 2016

East Pollokshields 20mph zone & traffic calming

The Council is currently in the process of implementing Mandatory 20mph Zones throughout the city. As David has previously advised the area bounded by Nithsdale Road, Darnley Street, St Andrew's Road and Shields Road is proposed as a Mandatory 20mph Zone. Formal consultation on this will take place...


29 JAN 2016

Shawlands public realm works

As part of the ongoing Public Realm enhancements, it is intended to reconstruct the footways on Kilmarnock Road, Pollokshaws Road and Minard Road using natural stone materials and black top. The works have started and will last for approximately 20 weeks. Local businesses and residents who are affe...


29 JAN 2016

Business Improvement District news

The new coordinator for the Business Improvement District in Shawlands has started work. A Business Improvement District involves local businesses paying in to fund projects, with the aim of improving business as well. It is hoped the ballot of businesses will take place later in the year. One of ...


29 JAN 2016

East Pollokshields charrette

The Pollokshields Area Partnership, which David is a member of, awarded the Pollokshields Community Council £10,000 in December 2015 toward the costs of the charrette. Arrangements for the project are proceeding and invitations to attend it and a programme will go out in a week or so. The focu...


29 JAN 2016

Pollokshields Events

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Church Broken Biscuit Club - Do you remember your biscuit tin full of broken biscuits or do you remember your mother only giving you the broken biscuits? You are invited to come along and share your stories on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 3-4pm. Tea...


29 JAN 2016

Budget consultation

The council's funding gap is at £133 million. This is split between £86m in 2016-17 and £47m in 2017-18. The council's budget for 2016-17 will be set at a special meeting of the council on 10 March. There is currently a public consultation on the council's 2016-2018 budgets. The c...


29 JAN 2016

Gambling Policy

Glasgow's Licensing Board is now consulting on a draft of the 4th edition of its Gambling Policy Statement and would welcome your views on the proposed changes. Your views are also welcomed on the terms of draft guidance which has been prepared for applicants and licence holders to assist them in c...


29 JAN 2016

New Council website

The Council has launched a new website. Visit www.glasgow.gov.uk to see the new site. It has been given a fresh, new look and focuses on key tasks citizens told us they would like to complete online, such as booking a bulk uplift, checking council tax payments and finding out detailed information ab...


17 DEC 2015

Contacting David

David's Council office will be closed from Thursday 24 December and re-open Tuesday 5 January 2016. During this time the best method to contact David is by email or via his website/social media. You can also contact him on mobile number 07891 956 667. Postal mail sent to his Council office and any ...


17 DEC 2015

Opening times

Most Council offices will be closed during the festive period from Thursday 24 December 2015. Offices will re-open on Tuesday 5 January 2016. Full details are available here: REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGESThe Registration Office at 45 John Street and the Ceremony Rooms at 23 Montrose ...


17 DEC 2015

Council network

Since Tuesday 15 December, Glasgow City Council's network has experienced major failures. If you have sent David an email at his Council address he won't have received it and asks you to resend it to his other email address info@david4pollokshields.com if the matter is urgent. David has also been un...


30 NOV 2015

Shawlands town centre latest

David is the chairperson of the Shawlands Economic Development Sub Group and recently held a meeting to discuss the latest issues. An event was held to show the public the proposed design of the new Civic Square at Langside Hall. It is hoped the planning application for the Civic Square will be sub...


30 NOV 2015

Christmas Events

Senior Citizens LunchesDavid has four tickets for the Senior Citizens Lunch on Wednesday 9 December. It is held in the City Chambers. The tickets are for constituents and will operate on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend (and haven't in the past) please contact David. Re...


30 NOV 2015

Network Rail meeting proposed

Network Rail has finally responded to Strathbungo Society regarding its concerns over the planned vegetation works and erection of fence on the Moray Place embankment. Network Rail has agreed to arrange a further meeting with representatives from the Strathbungo Society and elected members in advanc...


30 NOV 2015

East Pollokshields charrette update

The Scottish Government has approved the East Pollokshields charrette and will award up to £25,000 match funding for the community council's proposal. Planning for the charrette starts immediately for completion by 31 March 2016. The project is the first step in nearly a decade aimed at restor...


30 NOV 2015

Environmental news

Environmental issues are of concern to residents in Pollokshields Ward. That's why David and the Pollokshields Area Partnership pushed for a Clean Glasgow Profile and an Action Plan to be produced. The aims are:To free Pollokshields Ward from environmental crime and degradationTo deliver Clean Glasg...


30 NOV 2015

Water tunnel works

Scottish Water plans the construction of a tunnel 3.1 miles long from Queens Park to Govan with associated ancillary works in Giffnock, Newlands, Toryglen and Pollokshields.The tunnelling work is starting early 2016. Prior to tunnelling work commencing they also need to carry out further mine conso...


30 NOV 2015

Pollok Park conservation area

The Council has prepared a Draft Conservation Area Appraisal for Pollok Park Conservation Area. This study provides an opportunity to review the existing conservation area, identifying: the key features which contribute positively to the areas unique character, the challenges, which need to be a...


30 NOV 2015

Consultations

Victoria RoadThe Council is undertaking a public consultation to assess how they can improve Victoria Road for walking, cycling and using public transport. Redesigning Victoria Road and giving more road space and priority to pedestrians and cyclists will provide a more attractive and safe space to u...


30 NOV 2015

Electoral registration - urgent

Several thousand residents are being urged to respond to voting registration reminders. The way people register to vote changed in the UK in September last year. The introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) means that each person needs to be separately registered as an elector from o...


30 NOV 2015

Domestic Violence campaign

The council is supporting 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence. The campaign started on 25 November and runs to 10 December. Glasgow was awarded White Ribbon City status earlier this year. As part of the 16 Days of Action you are encouraged to pledge support for the campaign against violence...


29 OCT 2015

Maxwell Park play area

Glasgow City Council has confirmed that planned investment in the play area within Maxwell Park is about to commence on site. A new multi-unit with slide is to be added to the play offer. At the same time repairs will be made to existing safer surfaces and self-closing gates will replace the existi...


29 OCT 2015

East Pollokshields charrette

Pollokshields Community Council has applied for funding to set-up a charrette in East Pollokshields. A charrette is an intense period of planning activity in a specific area involving consultation with stakeholders and the community. This has come about because the Council has failed to deliver the...


29 OCT 2015

Network Rail planned works

Strathbungo Society is still waiting for a response from Network Rail regarding their plans to install a fence and remove vegetation (including some trees) along the Moray Place embankment. David has contacted Network Rail seeking an update and is keen that another site meeting is organised. David ...


29 OCT 2015

Pollokshields Library classes

Working in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College and the Community Planning Partnership, Pollokshields Library is looking at developing a range of leisure classes to encourage adults and young people aged 16+ to use the library. Some of the class options are photography, IT skills, employability an...


29 OCT 2015

Burrell Collection update

Glasgow City Council will temporarily close the Burrell Collection from October 2016 for works to commence on the refurbishment of the Grade A building and redisplay of the Collection. The announcement of the closure date marks the next milestone in the Burrell Collection's ambitious plans to overh...


29 OCT 2015

Affordable Warmth Dividend

The Affordable Warmth Dividend (AWD) scheme allows residents of the city who are 80 or over by 31 March 2016 to apply for a £100 payment from the council to help them keep warm during winter. The application process is open now to 31 March 2016. Those residents who received the dividend last ...


29 OCT 2015

Winter weather update

Clearing Glasgow's road network of snow, sleet and ice is the responsibility of the Council's winter maintenance team. It is a 24/7 operation with up to 250 vehicles for gritting and ploughing. This winter the Council has invested in seven new large permanently mounted gritters which will be used t...


29 OCT 2015

Hate Crime info

Victims of Hate Crime are being urged to report incidents. A new advertising campaign highlighting the issue of Hate Crime and urging anyone affected to report it will also be launched. A Hate Crime is one where the victim is targeted because of their race, religion or sexual orientation or because ...


29 OCT 2015

Events

Glasgow Fireworks 2015 - The annual firework display in Glasgow Green will take place this year on 4 November. The display starts 7.30pm and entry is free.


30 SEP 2015

'How did I do?' survey results

David recently sent out by email a survey to constituents he has helped. The 'How did I do?' survey aimed to find out from people how David is working as a local councillor on cases. Here are the main findings: How easy was it to contact David? 89% Easy How did you contact? 86% Email Where did ...


30 SEP 2015

New Glendale Primary traffic calming

The Council intends to introduce traffic calming on St Andrews Road as part of plans to make the roads safer near the new Glendale Primary. In addition the Council is progressing with the mandatory 20mph zone in East Pollokshields. As part of this there will be a new raised table on Kenmure Street,...


30 SEP 2015

City Centre 20mph zone

Glasgow City Council is proposing to introduce a mandatory 20mph zone in the city centre. A key action from the City Centre Transport Strategy was the introduction of a 20mph zone. Work has now been completed and the Council proposes to progress towards the implementation of it in early 2016. It i...


30 SEP 2015

Trading Standards news

David has 'No Cold Calling' stickers which you can put on your door. They are for wood, plastic and glass doors. David also has a small supply of TrueCall boxes which can be installed at home and they deal with nuisance telephone calls. If you are interested in any of these products please contact...


30 SEP 2015

Strathbungo Society AGM

Residents of Strathbungo are invited to attend the Strathbungo Society's AGM at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27 October at the Church of Scotland on Queens Drive, G41.


30 SEP 2015

Domestic Abuse initiative

The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) will 'go live' across Scotland on Thursday 1 October 2015. DSDAS provides a formal mechanism for potential victims, their family members, or another concerned member of the public or professional bodies to make enquiries about an individual ...


31 AUG 2015

Shawlands town centre update

David recently chaired a meeting of the Shawlands Economic Development Sub Group. The main items on the agenda were: Shawlands Shopping Centre – it is on the market and the owners hope to have it sold by October 2015. The gym is also due to open in October 2015. Shopfront Guide – the C...


31 AUG 2015

Waverley Park 20mph zone proposal

The Council has undertaken a covert speed survey within the Waverley Park area following the publication of a 'Good Practice Guide on 20mph Speed Restrictions' by Transport Scotland. The Guidance suggests that a mandatory 20mph limit can be considered without traffic calming measures at certain loc...


31 AUG 2015

Scottish Parliament selection

You may be aware but David has withdrawn from his party's process to select candidates for next year's Scottish Parliament election. David had intended to seek selection (and he was your Scottish Parliament candidate in 2011) but over the last few weeks it has become clear to David that there are se...


31 AUG 2015

Pollokshields Heritage news

Pollokshields Heritage is holding events at this year's Doors Open Day 2015 festival. Pollokshields Bus TourSaturday 19 and Sunday 20 September starting at 2pm for approximately 2 hours duration (Number 161 in printed brochure). These tours start and finish at Maxwell Park Station. The WalksPollo...


31 AUG 2015

Pharmacy consultation

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is in joint consultation with Gilbride Pharmacy who are proposing to submit an application to provide pharmaceutical services from premises situated at 15 Barrland Street, Glasgow G41 1QH. The consultation invites the views of people local to the proposed premises, o...


31 AUG 2015

Events

Pollokshields Library Book Group - The group meets on a Thursday evening (on the 4th Thursday of the month) and is led by a very enthusiastic volunteer. Time: 6.30pm. Location: library at 30 Leslie Street. Commission on Local Tax Reform - Meeting to discuss alternatives to the present Council Tax o...


31 AUG 2015

Police Scotland initiative

Police Scotland is carrying out an eight week Housebreaking Operation in Glasgow until the middle of September 2015 and they are appealing to you, if you see anyone acting suspiciously around people's homes phone 101, or 999 if it is urgent. The focus of the operation will be housebreaking, however...


31 AUG 2015

Curry Capital votes

Vote for Glasgow to win the Curry Capital of Britain 2015. Simply email votecity@fedrest.com and put Glasgow to win in the subject bar. The top four restaurants nominated by the public to represent Glasgow in the UK Curry Capital of Britain competition 2015 are Mother India Group, KoolBa in the Mer...


31 AUG 2015

Council news

Winter Maintenance PlanThe Council's Winter Maintenance Plan 2015/2016 is now available online at www.glasgow.gov.uk/wintermaintenance Proposed New WardsThe Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has launched a Public Consultation on council ward boundaries. The information is on their w...


25 JUN 2015

Scottish Water works planned

Scottish Water is working to protect and enhance the natural environment in Scotland and they need to investigate the condition of the waste water network in our area, to help identify where improvements are needed. To do this they have commissioned Enviroclean, a contractor to carry out ground inve...


25 JUN 2015

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day celebrations will be held in George Square on Saturday 27 June. Armed Forces Day is always a wonderful occasion and Glasgow was the first local authority in Scotland to hold an Armed Forces Day. Details of Armed Forces Day including timings, parade route, participants and activiti...


25 JUN 2015

Advice surgeries & newsletters

Advice SurgeriesDavid's advice surgeries have stopped for July and return on Tuesday 18 August 7pm in Pollokshields Library and Wednesday 19 August 10am in Nan McKay Hall. Obviously during the recess you can still get in touch with David by post, email, phone and online. You can also arrange a home ...


25 JUN 2015

New 'MyGlasgow' app

The MyGlasgow app has been re-launched to make it quicker and easier for people. People can use the new free MyGlasgow app to report issues such as fly-tipping and potholes immediately at the scene. The app then uses technology to pinpoint the precise location of the report – making it easier...


25 JUN 2015

Cashless parking

Motorists in Glasgow can use their mobile phone to pay for parking in the city. Cashless parking is being introduced using RingGo. RingGo uses the latest technology to allow people to charge parking fees direct to their credit or debit card via their mobile phone. Users can also top up their parkin...


25 JUN 2015

Council sets out Strategic Plan

Local Government will have to find efficiency savings over the next two years. To meet their targets Glasgow City Council has refreshed its strategic plan and set out its 2015-2017 (and beyond) priorities. In summary, the council's strategic plan sets out: The need to save at least £103 mi...


25 JUN 2015

City Deal projects revealed

The £400million projects specific to Glasgow in the £1.13billion City Deal for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley have been revealed. The projects include regeneration work in the city centre; Sighthill and the canal area; in Collegelands, Calton and the Barras; on the Clyde waterfront and th...


25 JUN 2015

Current public consultations

Glasgow City Council currently has three live public consultations you may be interested in commenting on. 1. Age FriendlyGlasgow City Council has joined the World Health Organisation's (WHO) "Age Friendly City" programme. In order to ensure the council reflect the priorities of older citizens, it ...


25 JUN 2015

Taxation views wanted

The Scottish Conservatives have set up a new commission looking into taxation in Scotland. The commission wants people right across the country to submit their views. A website –www.comtax.org – has been created where businesses, organisations and ordinary members of the public can give...


28 MAY 2015

Road resurfacing planned

The first tranche of road resurfacing work in Pollokshields Ward in financial year 2015/16 is on the following roads: Midlothian Drive Shawmoss Road St Andrew's Road Roads which residents consider to be in need of treatment can be assessed for possible inclusion in future programmes, so plea...


28 MAY 2015

Southside events

Bungo in the Back LanesStrathbungo's annual day-long festival, Bungo in the Back Lanes, takes places on Saturday 20 June from 1-4pm. Bungo In The Back Lanes is taking place in the gardens and lanes between Nithsdale Road and Thorncliffe Gardens. Shawlands school eventsShawlands Academy is holding a...


28 MAY 2015

Network Rail works update

As you are aware, Network Rail announced they were going to erect a fence and clear vegetation along the embankment at Moray Place. This announcement came without any details or local consultation. David and others contacted Network Rail expressing concerns about the exact nature of the proposed fe...


28 MAY 2015

Post Office move confirmed

The Post Office has confirmed it is moving the Shields Road branch to new premises at Lifestyle Express, 304-306 Maxwell Road, where it will operate as one of their new local style Post Office branches. Local residents made representations during the public consultation period. The main feedback co...


28 MAY 2015

Parks news

A new initiative has been brought forward by Greenspace Scotland, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, called MyParkScotland. MyParkScotland provides a new way to discover and support our wonderful parks in Glasgow. At the click of a mouse or a tap on your phone, you can search all our parks b...


28 MAY 2015

South Glasgow Hospital transport

Residents have asked about public transport to the new South Glasgow Hospital. SPT recently provided an update. Buses1. Stagecoach & McGill's will operate new services using the Fastlink bus priority facilities: Stagecoach X1 service  McGills F1 service Services to operate between t...


28 MAY 2015

Placing Request appeals

If you are a parent and submitted a placing request you may have recently received correspondence from the Council notifying you that the placing request for your child was refused. The appeal process is outlined in the letter of refusal sent to parents. Further information and guidance for parents...


28 MAY 2015

City Deal latest news

The £1.13billion City Deal for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley has taken its next step as the Procurement Strategy has been agreed. The Strategy will encourage suppliers to pay the Living Wage, employ community benefits and consider how best to involve small and medium-sized enterprises, as well...


28 MAY 2015

Election 2015 results

As you know, the UK Parliament election was held on 7 May. The Pollokshields Ward is covered by two Westminster constituencies: South and Central. Both of these constituencies elected new MPs. Here is information about both MPs: South MP (South covers West Pollokshields, Crossmyloof, Shawlands an...


29 APR 2015

Southside Fringe 2015

Southside Fringe will launch on 8 May at the Rum Shack. Advance tickets are only £5 from www.tickets-scotland.com and from Fringe HQ. This year there are 41 official Fringe venues and over 170 events. It will be the biggest festival the southside has ever seen! This year's grand finale will ...


29 APR 2015

Community council news

Shawlands & Strathbungo Community Council (SSCC) is now back up and running with office bearers and new community councillors. Recently there were some difficulties but there was an interim election process to fill vacancies. The number of vacancies advertised was 6 and the number of valid nomi...


29 APR 2015

Burrell Collection refurbishment

Ambitious plans for a full refurbishment of the Burrell Collection could soon be realised after the Council approved the next stage in funding for the development. The move follows a major planning exercise that outlined proposals which will see more than 90 per cent of the 9,000-strong collection o...


29 APR 2015

Election information

The UK Parliament election takes place in seven days time on 7 May. Polling stations are open 7am to 10pm. If you are unsure where your polling station please contact the Council using the contact details below. Please note you do not need your poll card to vote - as long as you are on the electora...


31 MAR 2015

New cycle hire locations

NextBike and the Council have increased the number of bike stations around the city from 31 to 41. The new stations will mainly be in the south and east of the city following overwhelming feedback from users of the scheme. David lobbied for more locations on the southside and is delighted with the ...


31 MAR 2015

Tradeston Cycle Route

Works have started in Pollokshields Ward as a part of the Tradeston Cycle Route project. The objectives of this scheme are to convert part of the carriageway and construct a segregated cycle route from Tradeston Footbridge along West Street, Scotland Street and then Shields Road were the cycle rout...


31 MAR 2015

Clean Glasgow news

As part of the review of Clean Glasgow, it has been announced that Clean Glasgow is revising the way in which it will collect and present information for local wards as follows: Clean Glasgow Profile - will detail on a quarterly basis the level of demand and activity across 7 key areas: Litter, S...


31 MAR 2015

LED Lighting Project annouced

A number of street lights on Glasgow's road are being converted to LED lighting - a new energy efficient white lighting. The firs tranche has been announce and the department is in the process of working on the second tranche. Here are details of the roads which will benefit from the new lighting: ...


31 MAR 2015

City Deal update

David welcomes the news that the City Deal, which will bring tens of thousands of new jobs to Glasgow and the Clyde Valley region, is to formally begin work now after it was approved by ministers at the UK and Scottish Governments. The £1.13bn City Deal, the biggest of its kind in the UK, wil...


31 MAR 2015

Turner Prize

The Turner Prize will be held at the Tramway in Pollokshields this year. An exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists will be free and will run from 1 October 2015 until 17 January 2016. The winner of the prize will be announced on 7 December, 2015. David is delighted our area will stage t...


31 MAR 2015

Takeaway survey

The Food Safety Team of Land and Environmental Services at Glasgow City Council would like to better understand your preferences and use of takeaways. This is part of a project to assess whether production changes at fast food outlets can be introduced to improve the nutritional content in fast food...


31 MAR 2015

Tree guide published

Details of sixty of the city's most interesting, beautiful, historic and exotic trees have been collated into a new trail guide published on Glasgow City Council's website. The online guide includes details of the trees' common and botanical name, origin and heritage as well as a little bit about t...


26 FEB 2015

Shawlands Action Plan update

Farmers MarketThe southside Farmers Market was relocated to the corner of Pollokshaws Road/Langside Avenue on 7 February. The traders have said the moved has been a huge success. The market takes place from 10am to 2pm every first and third Saturday each month. The Farmers Market brings a taste of ...


26 FEB 2015

Save our Steps campaign

Glasgow City Council's Planning Committee has voted to demolish the iconic steps outside the Royal Concert Hall on Buchanan Street. The Labour dominated committee voted 11-4 to approve the proposal. David submitted a formal objection to the demolition and is dismayed the Committee ignored the hundr...


26 FEB 2015

Pollokshields Post Office consultation

There is a consultation on the proposed relocation of Pollokshields Post Office at 443 Shields Road to the Lifestyle Express shop, 304 Maxwell Road. This change is part of a major programme of modernisation and investment taking place across the Post Office network. Before they finalise plans, the ...


26 FEB 2015

General Election 2015

The UK Parliament election takes place on 7 May. If you need a Postal Vote please visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk Pollokshields Ward is split into two constituencies. Glasgow South covers West Pollokshields, Crossmyloof, Waverley Park and Shawlands. Glasgow Central covers East Pollokshields, part of We...


26 FEB 2015

New energy app

A new free energy app launched by the Council's Future City team could help you cut your energy bills and save cash. Simply put in information about the type of building you live in, the types of energy you use and the amount you use. If it shows your home could perform better you will get advice a...


26 FEB 2015

Community Facilities Fund

Glasgow City Council is inviting applications to the Community Facilities Fund for 2015/16. The aim of the Fund is to support local communities to make better use of existing infrastructure; particularly those buildings that are currently underused or face difficulty. It encourages the development ...


26 FEB 2015

Pollok Park hydro electric scheme

Plans are being worked on for a hydro electric project in Pollok Country Park which will generate sustainable energy by harnessing the power of the White Cart. A feasibility study has been carried out which concluded that a hydro scheme is possible beside the 19th century former sawmill. One optio...


26 FEB 2015

Council's 2015/16 Budget

The Council's Labour administration has passed its budget for 2015/2016. David did not support it. You can view all the details of the administration's budget on the Council's website www.glasgow.gov.uk/budget


27 JAN 2015

Winter Maintenance update

As you are aware we experienced very cold weather recently, including snow and ice. Snow is forecast again for Glasgow on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January. A Winter Gritting Action Plan has been instructed. In advance of the forecast snow, non priority roads and pavements are being gritted. Als...


27 JAN 2015

The Shields Centre opens

A new health and social care centre has opened its doors in Pollokshields. The Shields Centre opened on 26 January and is located on McCulloch Street (next to the Pollokshields Community Centre). The main switchboard telephone number is: 0141 800 7301. The Centre is open to the public 8am-6pmMonday...


27 JAN 2015

Network Rail postpones Moray Place works

Network Rail recently announced they were going to erect a fence and clear vegetation along the railway embankment at Moray Place. This announcement came without any consultation with David, other elected members, local residents or the community group, Strathbuno Society. David, Strathbungo Societ...


27 JAN 2015

Pollokshields public meeting on litter

Pollokshields Community Council is holding its first public meeting of 2015 on 2 February to discuss litter issues. The PCC has invited officials from Cleansing and Community Safety Glasgow so you can express your views on any of the issues: Fly-tipping Bins in backcourts Bulk uplift Businesse...


27 JAN 2015

Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council

Unfortunately the Shawlands and Strathbungo community council (SSCC) is currently no longer a formal community council and is acting as a steering committee following internal issues. Therefore meetings are targeted at the active members (there are 12 community councillors) but members of the publi...


27 JAN 2015

Queen Street Appeal Fund

Glasgow City Council opened an appeal fund for people who were affected by the tragic incident in Queen Street in December when a bin lorry killed six people. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Lord Provost's Queen Street fund can do so by calling 0141 287 7878 and paying by debit or credit c...


22 DEC 2014

Christmas & New Year Opening

Glasgow City Council Most council offices will be closed during the festive period from Wednesday 24 December 2014. Offices will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015. Full details are below. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages The Registration Office at 45 John Street and the Ceremony Rooms ...


15 DEC 2014

Energy efficiency advice

South Seeds is a charity based in the southside of Glasgow which supports residents in Pollokshields East, Strathbungo, Crosshill, Govanhill and Queens Park to reduce their home energy bills. They can help residents identify if they are eligible for the Warm Home Discount, which is £140 credit...


15 DEC 2014

Christmas

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Parish Church on Nithsdale Road is hosting the annual Carols by Candlelight service on Wednesday 17 December at 7pm. Local churches join together to celebrate Christmas. David says, "I hope everyone in Pollokshields Ward has a happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year...


15 DEC 2014

Leaflets

David and his team of local volunteers have been out delivering his latest In Touch newsletter to as many households as possible across Pollokshields Ward. You can also read it online: In Touch autumn/winter 2014


15 DEC 2014

Dog fouling intelligence wanted

At the recent Pollokshields area partnership meeting, Community Safety Glasgow says it is keen to increase the number of dog fouling Fixed Penalty Notices issued in the Pollokshields Ward. At the moment enforcement teams are patrolling in December the following streets based on recent Clean Glasgow ...


15 DEC 2014

Cleansing news

You may be aware that the refuse and recycling collection calendars issued in December 2012 only contain information for dates up to the end of December 2014. You should have by now received a letter and calendar covering 2015 and 2016, which has been issued to householders who are required to phys...


15 DEC 2014

Go Safe Glasgow

The Road Safety Partnership has launched a new drink drive publicity campaign to tie in with the change in the law in Scotland. The Scottish Government have reduced the drink drive limit in Scotland from the existing blood /alcohol limit of 80mg / 100ml to 50 mg / 100ml. To raise awareness of the ...


15 DEC 2014

Violence Against Women

The Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership - which is administrated by Community Safety Glasgow - has launched a survey on public views and attitudes towards violence against women. It is the first such survey ever to be carried out by a Scottish local authority and will help to form a new city...


15 DEC 2014

Public Processions policy update

Following a recent stakeholder consultation, Glasgow City Council agreed a revised Code of Conduct for Public Processions. You can obtain a copy from Corporate Services, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, Glasgow, G2 1DU, telephone 0141 287 4180 or online. Organisations can also submit a notific...


23 NOV 2014

Shields Centre community garden

The NHS is out to tender for a Community Garden Project, which is part of the development of the new health and social care centre (named the Shields Centre) on McCulloch Street. A key outcome is the engagement of local people from the beginning of the project and interested applicants must clearly ...


23 NOV 2014

Pavement repairs & cycling news

Pavement resurfacingThe pavement resurfacing scheme for Pollokshields Ward is below. These repair works form part of the 2014/15 Roads Investment Strategy. Pavement resurfaced - Darnley Street at Albert Drive In addition to the list above, the Roads Section will continue to react to reports of...


23 NOV 2014

Winter Wardens required

Community Safety Glasgow is in the process of building up a register of Glasgow residents and groups who are already registered as Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers who would also be willing to assist in their own communities during the winter 2014/15. Essentially, they are asking Winter Wardens...


23 NOV 2014

Christmas events & Senior Citizen luncheon

As part of the festive season this year, here is a list of local events that will be taking place in Glasgow Life venues in Pollokshields Ward. Please feel free to attend any of the events. Festive Fun Event - Friday 12 December - 10.30am-5pm - Pollokshields Library Christmas Fayre - Saturday 1...


23 NOV 2014

Online Public Petitions system

Glasgow residents, organisations and businesses can now submit public petitions through a new on-line system operated by the Council. The system is available at www.glasgow.gov.uk/petitions and has been launched to make the Council's Public Petitions Committee as accessible as possible. Just twent...


23 NOV 2014

Electoral Registration update

Individual Electoral Registration came into effect on 19 September, replacing the household registration system that had existed for almost a century. As part of the local roll-out, Glasgow City Council's Electoral Registration Officer is writing to approximately 482,000 residents across the city a...


23 NOV 2014

Winter warmth grant

It's the time of year when Glasgow's older citizens can apply for their £100 Affordable Warmth Dividend. Glasgow City Council is offering every resident aged 80 and over money to help heat their homes during the winter. Glasgow residents who have not received the dividend before and will be 8...


23 NOV 2014

Fostering website

Social Work Services has launched a new website, www.fosterglasgow.org, to inform the public about the urgent and ongoing need for foster carers and adopters. The site includes testimonials and films from carers and adopters who talk about why adoption and fostering has been so positive for them an...


23 NOV 2014

New council chief executive

Glasgow City Council has appointed a new Chief Executive to replace George Black, who retires next month. Annemarie O'Donnell was chosen by the Appointment of Senior Officers Committee. The Chief Executive is the most senior Council Officer. Annemarie will begin her duties immediately. George Black...


30 OCT 2014

Shawlands traffic calming

Glasgow City Council has installed traffic calming measures on Moss-side Road in Shawlands. This scheme will ensure that vehicle speeds are reduced and pedestrians, including school children, can cross more safely. The traffic calming measures consist of three flat top speed tables (two measuring ...


30 OCT 2014

Tradeston Traffic Regulation Order

The Council is proposing a Tradeston Cycle Route and is currently consulting on it. The proposed amendments are: Restrictions for no waiting at anytime and no loading at anytime except for ten minutes introduced along the outside of 53 Kilbirnie Street to 59 Kilbirnie Street. No waiting and no l...


30 OCT 2014

Area Partnership grants

To assist the Pollokshields Area Partnership in its role it is allocated an Area Budget. This budget is mainly used to provide grants to local community and voluntary organisations to provide services. Applications for funding should be developed locally to meet identified needs and they should dem...


30 OCT 2014

Education news

School Registration DateThe earlier November registration date was introduced last year, following the council's agreement and to allow schools to more effectively manage the allocation of children to schools, particularly for those living in the catchment area. This means parents and carers of chi...


30 OCT 2014

Council financial position

Glasgow City Council has published its financial forecast for the year 2015/2016. The forecast shows that the city will need to find savings to meet a spending gap of £28.9 million. Although the total local government budget in Scotland is the same as last year Glasgow will again receive a sm...


30 OCT 2014

Freedom of Glasgow event

Celebrate the Freedom of Glasgow Parade and the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines on Saturday 1 November in the city centre from 10.40am until 1pm. The Royal Marines, accompanied by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, will be parading in George Square, then marching through the city centr...


30 OCT 2014

Christmas Lights switch-on

The scheduled switch-on dates for Christmas Lights in Pollokshields Ward are: Shawlands & Queens Park – 28 NovemberGlencairn Drive – 19 NovemberPollokshields 1 – 19 NovemberPollokshields 2 – 19 November


25 SEP 2014

Shawlands Action Plan latest

As you are aware, since launching the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan in 2012, Glasgow City Council and a range of partners, including Shawlands & Strathbungo Community Council and Shawlands Business Association have been working together to deliver a £3m programme of improvements. Amon...


25 SEP 2014

Civic Square proposed

Glasgow City Council has started a public consultation on a potential Civic Square in Shawlands and you can attend an open event at Langside Hall on 4 October from 10am to 6pm. The aim of the proposal is to create a new civic square for the southside in front of Langside Hall which could form the e...


25 SEP 2014

Langside Hall survey

Langside Hall has been delivering community service for many years. Langside Hall Trust was formed in 2013 to consider a transfer of Langside Hall from Glasgow City Council to the community. The objective of the Trust is to develop the historic Langside Hall in to a vibrant and cultural hub, serving...


25 SEP 2014

Winter Maintenance Plan

Glasgow City Council has updated its winter maintenance plan for this year. It includes improved information including tackling the effects of severe weather, gritting operations, locations of grit bins and self help advice. Introduced last year, the council's website will again display real-time d...


25 SEP 2014

City bike scheme

In June we reported the launch of the cycle hire scheme in Glasgow. Many of you got in touch regarding the lack of sites in the southside. Cllr David Meikle contacted Land and Environment Services about this and raised it at Committee. Following this the Council announced four locations in the south...


25 SEP 2014

Local event

Community Safety Glasgow - Day of Action On 3 October, this organisation, which is part of the Council, plans to carry out activity in Pollokshields Ward to address these issues: 1. Enforcement of littering and dog fouling legislation. 2. Community intelligence gathering regarding graffiti, drink...


25 SEP 2014

Referendum result

The Independence Referendum was held on Thursday 18 September. The national result was as follows: Yes: 1,617,989 votes or 45%No: 2,001,926 votes or 55% Turnout 85% Therefore Scotland voted No to independence and will remain part of the United Kingdom. Full details of the result available here: ...


30 AUG 2014

Independence referendum

The Independence Referendum will take place on Thursday 18 September. You should have received your poll card from the Council detailing how and where you will vote. If you would like to register to vote (deadline 2 September) or apply for a postal vote (deadline 3 September) please contact the Cou...


30 AUG 2014

City Deal for Glasgow

The UK Government announced a City Deal worth £1.13billion for Glasgow. The City Deal will be used to fund major infrastructure projects, drive innovation and growth through the support of key sectors such as life sciences, and address challenges in the local labour market. These projects wi...


30 AUG 2014

Local events

Public meeting Pollokshields community council - 1 September at 7pm in St Albert's Church Hall Open to all residents of Pollokshields. Debate BBC - 5 September at 11.10am in Gurdwara, 37 Albert Drive Apply online: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-15190428 The deadline to make a...


30 AUG 2014

Free city-wide Wi-Fi

Glasgow has become the first Scottish city to offer free Wi-Fi in the city centre's streets and public spaces. This Urban Wireless network is being delivered through a partnership between Glasgow City Council and BT. There will be free 24-hour access to the network for the duration of the contract,...


30 AUG 2014

City centre murals

Glasgow has unveiled a fund for young street artists to help create new inspirational public street artworks in prominent locations across the city centre. The City Centre Mural Trail features a diverse range of artworks set within one easy walking area. The huge range of art on display has somethi...


26 JUN 2014

Shawlands Economic Development

David recently chaired the Shawlands Economic Development Sub Group which is part of the formal framework to deliver the Town Centre Action Plan. A number of issues were discussed. The main ones were as follows: Public Toilets: The sub group agreed to back proposals for a dedicated unit in the...


26 JUN 2014

Cycle hire scheme

Glasgow's new Cycle Hire scheme has been launched. 400 bikes will be available for public hire at 31 locations across the city with additional temporary sites at six Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games venues. Unfortunately there is only one site on the southside (Bridge Street subway). Customers will ...


26 JUN 2014

Glasgow 2014 update

Festival 2014 More than a thousand performances in over one hundred different locations across Glasgow will be staged as part of the Cultural celebrations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Everything from family days out to concerts to thrilling site specific events are included in the huge...


26 JUN 2014

WWI Commemoration

Tickets for Glasgow's First World War commemoration will be released to the general public on Monday 7 July. The event in Glasgow's George Square forms part of the UK Government's programme of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War Tickets for the event, wh...


28 MAY 2014

'60 Second Survey' results

David recently distributed by post and email his '60 Second Survey' to households across Pollokshields Ward. 125 responses have been received. The results are as follows: 1. Do you think the roads and pavements in your neighbourhood are in good condition?Yes 14%, No 78%, No response 8%. 2. Do you ...


28 MAY 2014

Roads Investment

The first tranche of road resurfacing work in Pollokshields Ward in 2014/15 is on the following roads: Dolphin Road - Meldrum Gardens to Kirkcaldy Road Albert Drive - Herriet Street to St Andrew's Drive Albert Drive - Darnley Street to Pollokshaws Road Darnley Street - Nithsdale Road to Albe...


28 MAY 2014

European Election

On 22 May the European Parliament elections were held. Scotland elects 6 MEPs. The results were as follows: 2 SNP, 2 Labour, 1 Conservative and 1 UKIP. Turnout was 33.5%. Ian Duncan was elected as your Conservative MEP for Scotland. The Conservatives increased their vote in Scotland achieving 231,3...


28 MAY 2014

Southside events

Ready Steady Grow - 14/15 June - various locations - Pollokshields Bungo in the Back Lanes - 21 June - lanes - Strathbungo


28 MAY 2014

'Deck Access' housing redevelopment

Southside Housing is planning to demolish the Deck-Access housing on St Andrew's Drive/Maxwell Drive and build new high quality social housing and a new Nan McKay Hall. 150 units will be built on the site in three phases. The new Nan McKay Hall will be part of phase 1. It is anticipated that phase ...


28 MAY 2014

Network Rail community event

Network Rail will be holding events across Scotland this year to give stakeholders the opportunity to come along and discuss issues they may have relating to the railway. Scotland's railway is diverse and covers a large geographical area. Network Rail will have representatives from various parts of...


28 MAY 2014

First World War

The Council launched a project which aims to collect the untold stories of Glaswegians during the conflict. Eventually the stories will become an online memorial to the Glaswegians who played a role in the war either on the front line or home front. The website is www.firstworldwarglasgow.co.uk and...


28 MAY 2014

Permanent fostering

Permanent foster carers look after children from all ages and backgrounds, caring for them to the point when the children/young people can move on to independence. The Council has valued permanent carers who provide a stable home for Glasgow's most vulnerable children, enabling them to flourish as ...


28 MAY 2014

Wild About Glasgow event

The Council plans a year-long programme of environmental events and activities to showcase all that is great about Glasgow's wildlife and green places. This programme of events is run every year by Countryside Rangers in tandem with many of the parks staff, such as livestock staff, farriers, carter...


29 APR 2014

European Parliament election

Polling day for the European Parliament election is 22 May. You should have received your poll card from the Council which tells you more info including where to vote. At this election you only vote once using a "X" and you vote for a party. You are electing your representative to the European Parl...


29 APR 2014

Southside events

Southside Housing - information session on St Andrew's Drive flats - 30 April - 4pm-7pm - Nan McKay Hall Southside Fringe - www.southsidefringe.org.uk - 9-25 May - various venues Southside Film Festival - www.southsidefilmfestival.net - 23-25 May - various venues


29 APR 2014

Council meetings broadcast

Glasgow City Council has started to broadcast meetings of the Full Council. Cameras have been installed in the Council Chamber to allow the public to see and hear the debates as they take place. The city's 79 elected members attend Full Council meetings, which are held every six weeks. The next me...


29 APR 2014

City Development Plan

Over the last few years, the Council has been working on the new City Development Plan. The plan supports the Council's priorities and aims to achieve four main strategic outcomes for Glasgow: a vibrant place with a growing economy; a thriving and sustainable place to live and work; a connected pla...


29 APR 2014

Glasgow 2014 traffic management

Detailed plans for traffic management around venues in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games have been revealed. Temporary traffic management measures being brought in for the Games are intended to protect residents and businesses around venues from informal spectator parking. They will also ensure...


29 APR 2014

City Centre transport

Glasgow City Council is in the process of developing a Transport Strategy for the City Centre. Initial consultation with key stakeholders has taken place and a draft strategy has now been developed. In order to assist in finalising the strategy, a wider public consultation exercise has commenced an...


29 APR 2014

Cycling news

Glasgow City Council is fully supportive of trying to make our roads safer and encourage more people to cycle. The Council's Local Transport Strategy states that "Glasgow is committed to increasing the level of cycling in the city and providing and promoting a high quality cycle network". Major inf...


29 APR 2014

Door step crime

You should always be vigilent when it comes to door step crime. Visit Police Scotland's websites on personal safety www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/campaigns/2014/beat-doorstep-crime www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/safety-advice/personal-safety/beatdoorstepcrime You should also be wary of...


29 APR 2014

Plan Bee

Nearly a million people are now employed in the environment and low-carbon business sector which comprises 8% of the UK's GDP and a third of the country's economic growth. One Scottish based business is seeking to support this growth and drive the next phase of green thinking: Plan Bee. Plan Bee wo...


31 MAR 2014

Pollokshields environment Action Plan

As you will be aware, Land and Environmental Services, the Police, Community Safety Glasgow and the Fire Service are working together to address environmental issues in East Pollokshields. They have produced an Action Plan setting out how they plan to tackle the issues. In April there will be a "Mo...


31 MAR 2014

Assisted House Garden Maintenance

This year, the Assisted House Garden Maintenance Service will continue to be provided free of charge for those city residents who are eligible. To be eligible, residents must: be a Glasgow City resident Council Tax payer; be aged 70 or over; have an existing medical condition that limits his...


31 MAR 2014

Glasgow 2014 baton relay

The baton will begin its journey around Glasgow with the starting line at the People's Palace on Sunday 20 July. At the end of each day's relay, thousands of people will be able to enjoy Finish Line events in Springburn Park (20 July), Victoria Park (21 July) and the Queen's Park Recreation Ground ...


31 MAR 2014

Mentors needed

A new push to secure a better future for bright young people has begun - with the expansion of a vital mentoring scheme that can transform disadvantaged Glasgow pupils' lives and boost their prospects. The MCR Foundation has joined forces with the council, The Herald and key stakeholders to drive f...


31 MAR 2014

Energy & environment consultation

Glasgow residents are being urged to help shape the city's energy and environment plans. Ideas, comments and information are being sought from people living in the city in the council's first citizens' survey on environmental issues. Responses to the online questionnaire will help develop Glasgow's...


31 MAR 2014

Adult Protection services

The Council has launched has launched a website on Adult Protection,www.glasgowadultprotection.org.uk, to provide you with the following information: the different types of harm; who is most at risk of harm and how to spot if someone is being harmed; and what to do is you suspect someone is at risk ...


31 MAR 2014

Merry-go-round

Based in Strathbungo, Merry-go-round is a shop which sells a wide range of children's goods at amazing prices. There is also a parenting room, a real nappy library and space for meetings and classes. You can also donate children's items like clothes, prams and cots. Merry-go-round aims to find them...


31 MAR 2014

Survey

David recently delivered 2500 surveys to households across Pollokshields Ward. The number of responses has been good. If you haven't received one yet or haven't had time to fill it in you can also complete the survey online.


28 FEB 2014

Shawlands town centre latest

As you will be aware, works are now well underway on Kilmarnock Road to deliver the Phase 1 of the Public Realm Improvements programme. This will create a high quality surface and extended footway between 29 and 101 Kilmarnock Road and include also new stainless steel lighting columns within the cor...


28 FEB 2014

Council wi-fi update

Community centres in Glasgow will offer free wi-fi to their users later this year after an agreement between Glasgow City Council and BT. The agreement was made less than two weeks after it was announced that Glasgow had become the first city in Scotland to offer free wi-fi in two locations. BT wil...


28 FEB 2014

Glasgow 2014 community events

Community Events are being organised by Glasgow 2014 to inform people of the ways in which the Commonwealth Games will have an impact in the local area (eg Rugby 7s at Ibrox and atheltics at Hampden) and what arrangements are being made to deal with these. A further round of events will take place i...


28 FEB 2014

Guided walk

Join the chairman of Pollokshields Heritage for guided walk around West Pollokshields. It's on Sunday 16 March starting at Sherbrooke Parish Church. Register at 1.45pm and the walk starts 2pm. You will return about 4pm when there will be tea, coffee and a tour of the church. There is a charge of &...


28 FEB 2014

Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival has been launched and runs to 2 March. This is the Film Festival's 10th Birthday. The programme for the 2014 Festival is diverse, exciting and wide ranging, from filmed in Glasgow sci-fi 'Under the Skin' to French thriller 'Before the Winter Chill', there will be much to enjoy...


28 FEB 2014

Police Scotland plans

Police Scotland has produced its draft three year Local Police Plan for Glasgow 2014-17. The Draft Plan follows on from the current Plan 2013/14 and provides a direction of travel in relation to how Police Scotland intend to ensure Glasgow remains a safe place to work, live and visit. The Plan will...


28 FEB 2014

Saturday School Glasgow

Based in Glasgow City Centre, within the modern educational setting of Glasgow Caledonian University, Saturday School Glasgow is a tutoring school open to all secondary school pupils studying Higher or National 5 in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Run by a small group of classroom a...


28 FEB 2014

Local Conservative news

Two campaigning events have been organised in Pollokshields ward in March and you are welcome to get involved. If you are interested in volunteering get in touch with using the contact details provided. The local Conservatives have launched their own website and you can visit it here: www.glasgowco...


30 JAN 2014

Environmental 'Day of Action'

Community Safety Glasgow held a day of action in East Pollokshields in December 2013. This was the second event in the area - the aim of it is to deal with cleansing, litter and dog fouling issues. Six Community Enforcement officers were deployed into the ward from 11.30am to 10.30pm to: Provide...


30 JAN 2014

East Pollokshields social work office

The plans for the new Health & Social Work Centre in East Pollokshields are progressing, but the present Social Work office on McCulloch Street is located on a piece of land required by Education Services to build the new primary school. Therefore, Social Work is in the process of handing the bu...


30 JAN 2014

Library opening hours

Glasgow Life will standardise the opening hours of libraries in the city, so that 29 of the 32 libraries in Glasgow fall within two distinct areas of operation – 20 Community Libraries will be open for 48 hours per week, with 9 open for 42 hours per week. The three exceptions, where there wil...


30 JAN 2014

Park Management Rules

Glasgow City Council is proposing to create new Parks Management Rules. Glasgow's parks and open spaces are for everyone to use and enjoy, and these Rules are designed to encourage all parks users to enjoy parks and open spaces safely and responsibly. The Rules also aim to encourage park users to:...


30 JAN 2014

Glasgow 2014 volunteer performers

Are you interested in the chance to apply for a role as a Volunteer Performer in the Glasgow 2014 Opening and Closing Ceremonies? A recruitment is now on to find talented individuals. Around 3,000 cast members are required for the ceremonies, to be held at Celtic Park and Hampden. Applications to ...


30 JAN 2014

Scottish Fire Service consultation

Scottish Fire has published a draft three year Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Glasgow. The draft plan follows on from the current interim Plan and provides a direction of travel in relation to how the Scottish Fire Service intend to provide its services to the communities in Glasgow over the next t...


30 JAN 2014

Electric Vehicles

If you use an electric vehicle at work or you own an electric vehicle you can apply to have a home-charger unit installed free of charge. This unit normally costs £800 and is being funded by Transport Scotland. How to apply? Full details about how to apply are online. The units have a smart ...


21 DEC 2013

Christmas

David wishes you a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. The Council is closed from 24 December until 3 January. Full information is online.  You can get in touch with David during the holidays at david.meikle@glasgow.gov.uk or through his website and social media channels. ...


21 DEC 2013

East Pollokshields traffic calming

Funding has been made available as part of the Council's plan to install traffic calming measures in residential areas, to allow these to be considered as mandatory 20mph zones. A budget of £150,000 has been allocated annually, which will allow development of 2 or 3 schemes per year, depending...


21 DEC 2013

Shawlands town centre update

This year the Shawlands Partnership has helped deliver a new Conservation Area at Shawlands Cross, a detailed Movement Study has been approved, some progress has been made on the future of Langside Hall, a planning application for a 3 screen cinema has been submitted to the Council, a Marketing Stra...


21 DEC 2013

Licensing Board news

The Licensing Board's new Licensing Policy Statement which is effective from 27 November 2013 to 26 November 2016 has been published and you can read it online.  The following are the main issues: Part Five – Licensed HoursThere are a number of key changes in the final version of the po...


21 DEC 2013

Clutha tragedy

The tragic incident at Clutha pub has affected all of Glasgow. The Council has put measures in place to provide financial assistance to victims of the tragic incident at the Clutha Vaults. Charitable funds administered by the council will be made available to support anyone facing hardship as a res...


21 DEC 2013

Snow Wardens

Community Safety Glasgow (CSG) and Land and Environmental Services (LES) support the Glasgow Snow Warden initiative. This year CSG Officers have recruited 65 volunteer Snow Wardens from their established Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer network and CSG and LES have provided them with training, gr...


21 DEC 2013

Electoral registration

You are being urged to appeal to young people who will be aged 16 years or over, on Thursday 18 September 2014, not to miss out on their chance, to vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum, next year. More than 300,000 households in the city have been sent their electoral registration forms. An...


21 DEC 2013

Newsletter

David has been in Pollokshields delivering his winter In Touch newsletter to households across the ward. You can read it online. David has also published his Council newsletter and it will be delivered to households in the ward. You can read it online. 


19 NOV 2013

Pollokshields Ward action day

As you are aware there was an Action Day in October and because of ongoing issues it is the intention to provide an enhanced enforcement deployment in the area again week commencing 2 December 2013. The results from the Action Day in October were as follows. Eighteen Community Enforcement Officers...


19 NOV 2013

Local parks update

Friends of Maxwell Park The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 November at 6.30pm, in the Loggia room at Pollokshields Burgh Hall. All are welcome to attend. In addition to the usual committee stuff and some interesting presentations, you'll have an opportunity to hear about the 2...


19 NOV 2013

Health Centre event

Local residents are invited to drop in to view the latest plans for the new health centre and meet the project team at a session on Monday 25 November. The architect and site contractor will be on hand to answer any questions and the artist, Alexander Hamilton, will be showcasing the fantastic art ...


19 NOV 2013

New bus lane cameras

The Council is installing five new bus lane enforcement cameras at various areas across the city. The locations and operating times of the cameras are: - Dumbarton Road - south side, east of Burnham Road: 24 hours daily - Great Western Road - south side, east of Shelley Road: Monday - Saturday 070...


19 NOV 2013

Street lighting improvements

Ten thousand energy efficient street lamps are to be installed in Glasgow to replace outdated sodium lights and cut carbon emissions. It is the first phase of a major programme to refurbish the city's 72,000 ageing street lights which will see the majority of the old lamps replaced by 2018. The fi...


19 NOV 2013

RGI Annual Exhibition

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts' 152nd Annual Exhibition has opened in the McLellan Galleries. The RGI has invested £100,000 to carry out works and regenerate the prestigious McLellan Galleries. The Exhibition runs until Sunday 8 December, open daily (except Monday) from 10am unt...


18 OCT 2013

Commonwealth Games baton-bearers

The Queen launched the Glasgow 2014 Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace. The organisers need up to 4,000 baton-bearers to help carry the baton around Scotland on the final leg of its journey from 14 June 2014, helping to make sure the Games reach every person and every community in Scotland – an...


18 OCT 2013

Pollokshields Heritage lectures

Guest speakers & dates for 2013/14 season: Dr Gordon Barr - 19 November 2013 Abigail Howkins - 21 January 2014 May Miles Thomas - 18 February 2014 Judith Bowers - 22 April 2014 (follows Pollokshields Heritage AGM) Held in Fotheringay Centre at 7 for 7.30pm. Entry is £5 includes wi...


18 OCT 2013

New Victoria Gardens - the art of gardening

Sunday 20 October2.30 – 5pmSt Albert's Church Hall Join in for a celebration of creativity inspired by Scotland's historic allotments at New Victoria Gardens in Pollokshields. Featuring an illustrated talk by Avril Paton, whose well-known work 'The Allotments' (1993) was set at New Victoria ...


18 OCT 2013

Go Safe campaign

Glasgow's road casualty figures are at their lowest on record and last year saw a dramatic decrease in the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads. Although this is good news, the Council still needs to continue to focus efforts in areas where statistics have identified vulnerable...


18 OCT 2013

Winter maintenance

Land and Environmental Services has produced its Winter Maintenance Plan for 2013/2014 as presented to the Sustainability and the Environment Committee. The content of the plan is self explanatory, however, should you require clarification on any issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Counci...


18 OCT 2013

Licensing consultation

Civic Government Licensing Procedures Following an initial review of Civic Government licensing procedures to identify options for increased effectiveness and improved delivery of the licensing service, three proposals for reform have been identified: The removal of the optional one and two year...


16 SEP 2013

Pollokshields ward

Cllr David Meikle has been readopted as the Conservative candidate for Pollokshields Ward at the next Council election in 2017. David was reselected by local Conservative party members at a meeting. Cllr David Meikle said: "I'm delighted to have been reselected to stand as the Conservative candidat...


16 SEP 2013

Enforcement action planned

Community Safety Glasgow will carry out a day of action in Pollokshields Ward on 3 October 2013. The aim is to address local issues identified by local people. Enforcement of littering and dog fouling. Intelligence gathering regarding graffiti, drinking dens, fly posting, antisocial be...


16 SEP 2013

Bus stop improvements

As part of the project to enhance bus services there are proposals to introduce further enhancements in various parts of the city. Providing a high quality waiting environment at bus stops is seen as key. As part of this process, there are planned bus stop enhancements at the bus stops listed below...


16 SEP 2013

East Pollokshields cleansing issues

Pollokshields Area Partnership requested members from Police Scotland and Scottish Fire Service liaise with officers from Land and Environmental Services and Community Safety Glasgow to provide a report on how they would tackle issues in East Pollokshields area in relation to uncleanliness of the ar...


16 SEP 2013

Community meetings

Pollokshields Community Council public meetingOver 100 people attended the meeting in August and residents raised legitimate concerns about the planned new primary school and health/social care centre on McCulloch Street. The meeting also highlighted the problem about the continued lack of a proper...


16 SEP 2013

Licensing Board consultation

The Licensing Board is now consulting on the terms of a draft of its new Licensing Policy Statement in relation to the sale of alcohol. The consultation also includes a draft of the new Overprovision Assessment which sets out a number of proposed localities where there would be a presumption agains...


16 SEP 2013

Glasgow Factoring Commission

The Glasgow Factoring Commission, a body set up to review the management and maintenance of common parts of residential properties in the city, has released its draft report. The commission has taken evidence over the past year in order to develop a list of recommendations and an action plan that w...


16 SEP 2013

Commonwealth Games tickets

Tickets for Glasgow 2014 are now on sale, including tickets to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Tickets are limited to 4 per event, and can be purchased via the website at www.glasgow2014.com/tickets Tickets are on sale up to 6pm, Monday 16 September.


16 SEP 2013

Doors Open Day

The weekend of 21-22 September is 'Glasgow Doors Open Weekend' where various buildings will be opening their doors and giving guided tours of their interiors. There is also a selection of Walking Tours exploring Glasgow rich heritage. More information can be found here glasgowdoorsopenday.com One...


16 SEP 2013

Identity theft & fraud

Identity theft is one the fastest-growing crimes. The police have issued these tips will help you protect yourself from identity theft: Always shred or destroy documents that contain personal information before throwing them away. Destroy digital data. Use a product like ShredXP to mak...


08 AUG 2013

Roads resurfacing news

The Council has received a great deal of feedback from the public that has helped Roads Officers select schemes for the 2nd tranche of the 2013/14 Roads Investment Programme. Schemes that have not been included this year, will be considered for inclusion in next year's programme. In addition, Commo...


08 AUG 2013

Food waste recycling

The Council successfully received funding from Zero Waste Scotland to introduce food waste recycling collection to 43,000 households. It is anticipated an eventual roll out of food waste collections to every home in the city by January 2016. Each of the 43,000 households will receive a five litre k...


08 AUG 2013

Pollokshields Community Council meeting

The community council has organised a public meeting on 19 August at 6pm in Glendale Primary to discuss the proposed new school and health centre on McCulloch Street as well as other related issues. Councillors, Council Officers and the local MP and MSP have been invited to attend. Local residents a...


08 AUG 2013

Local events in August

East Pollokshields QuadThe Quad will be having its Annual Fun Day on 10 August. The Quad has had a busy year of activity. For example, there are now gates on either end of the lane; landscaping works are on going for a natural play area; and a summer arts project has been launched. Residents are wel...


08 AUG 2013

Council launches wifi service

Glasgow plans to have a wifi network in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Council aims to strike a deal with an internet provider which will enable residents to log on for free for 30 minutes in the city centre and the East End. When in place, the deal will mean anyone could log on to the i...


08 AUG 2013

Electric cars' charging points

New charging points for electric cars have been installed in Wilson Street and Bothwell Street as well as at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Tollcross International Swimming Centre and the Emirates Arena. New rapid charging sites are being installed at the Riverside Museum an...


06 JUN 2013

Community Safety meeting

The Council is responsible for producing local 'Safer Communities' plans and it has set up the Safe Glasgow Group to do this. The Group plans to hold community engagement events in each Ward in the city. The Pollokshields Ward event will be held on 12 June at 6pm in Shawlands Academy, Moss-side Road...


06 JUN 2013

Health & social care facility

The NHS and Council plan to build a new health and social care centre in East Pollokshields. Work is due to start autumn 2013 and it is scheduled to open in summer 2014. The new facility will be located on the red blaes pitch on McCulloch Street adjacent to the Community Centre. The ground floor wi...


06 JUN 2013

Planning application news

Sammy Dow's pub on Nithsdale Road has submitted a planning application to the Council for various internal and external works. David has received representations from concerned residents about it, in particular the proposal to erect a decked seating area at the rear of the pub. The proposal is a ra...


06 JUN 2013

June 2013 events

Friends of Maxwell Park AGM Date & time: 11 June at 6.30pm Venue: Booking Office, Maxwell Park Station   East Pollokshields Quad AGM Date & time: 11 June at 7pm Venue: Darnley Street Family Centre   Bungo in the Back Lanes Date & time: 22 June at 1pm Venue: Lanes in S...


06 JUN 2013

New InTouch leaflet

David recently produced his new InTouch leaflet and it has already been delivered to 2500 households across Pollokshields Ward. The leaflet was produced at no cost to the taxpayer and delivered free by David and his team of local volunteers. The leaflet features local issues in the area. It contain...


06 JUN 2013

Local Conservatives update

The Scottish Conservatives have set up one association for the city of Glasgow. Your local Conservatives will be based at 30 Clincart Road, Glasgow G42 9DP. If you need to get in touch with us call 0141 569 1014 or email office@glasgowconservatives.com You can also follow your local Conservatives ...


10 MAY 2013

Residents' Survey update

David recently produced a Residents' Survey and distributed it by post and email. So far over 150 responses have been received. David is currently processing the responses and raising your concerns with the appropriate council departments or relevant bodies to ensure the issues you have identified ...


10 MAY 2013

Langside Hall & Shawlands Town Centre latest

South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust (SGHET) hosted an event called "Shaping Shawlands" in Langside Hall to discuss progress with upgrading Langside Hall and update on the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan. Langside HallThe council plans to pass ownership of Langside Hall from Glasgow Lif...


10 MAY 2013

Southside Events

There is a lot going on in Shawlands this month. Here is a list of some of the big events taking place and hopefully you can get along. Southside Fringe10 May – 26 Maywww.southsidefringe.org.ukTwitter @keepitsouthFacebook /southsidefringe Art Exhibition11 May -25 May10am - 6pmShawlands Shopp...


10 MAY 2013

What Makes Glasgow Great?

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) has launched a public consultation on "What Makes Glasgow Great?". The consultation runs until Tuesday 21 May and the aim is to encourage the people of Glasgow - and anyone who has a connection with the city - to have their say, with responses helping to inform ...


10 MAY 2013

Houses in Multiple Occupation

The council has started a public consultation on the provision of Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in Glasgow. The council has the power to refuse an HMO licence where it considers there is overprovision in a particular area. In considering whether there is overprovision, the council must have r...


13 APR 2013

Assisted Garden Maintenance

The council has agreed to continue the Assisted Garden Maintenance scheme and for it to be provided free of charge for those residents who are eligible. To be eligible, residents must: be resident in Glasgow and a Council Tax payer; be aged 70 or over; have an existing medical condition that l...


13 APR 2013

George Square latest

The agreed refurbishment option for George Square will retain the statues, improve the green spaces, utilities and lighting, and replaced the red surface. In addition there will be a conservation plan for the entire Square and a full consultation plan. A 2-phased approach is to be taken to deliveri...


13 APR 2013

Census details

The population of Glasgow has increased by 2.7%, from 577,900 in 2001 to 593,200 in 2011. The rate of increase is lower than in the rest of Scotland. In Scotland the population rose by 4.6%, from 5,062,000 in 2001 to 5,295,400 in 2011. Households The number of households in Glasgow has increased b...


13 APR 2013

GHA news

The GHA is changing the way it lets homes in April 2013 to give you more of a say in where you live and the type of house you live in. If you're interested in renting with the GHA, here's what you'll need to do. You need to complete a Registration Form and send it to the GHA. Find it online at www....


13 APR 2013

Stalled Spaces Fund

Do you wish to breathe life into a non functional space within your neighbourhood? Ever thought of using it temporarily for a: green gym/ play space/ outdoor exercise pop up sculpture/ exhibition space outdoor education arts project event space urban beach pop up park growing space or an...


13 APR 2013

Green Capital bid

Glasgow has been shortlisted in the race to be named European Green Capital in 2015. The city was named as one of just four to have reached the final stage of selection - together with Bristol, Brussels and Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Final judging will take place in Brussels on May 24, with the w...


13 MAR 2013

Jobs & Business established

Glasgow's Regeneration Agency is now known as Jobs & Business Glasgow. The organisation aims to increase the competitiveness of Glasgow's residents in the jobs market by equipping them with the skills that employers value. It will also work with the small business base to increase the number of...


13 MAR 2013

Shawlands Town Centre update

The council has now set up the Shawlands Town Centre Executive Board and the three sub groups. These bodies are tasked with implementing the Town Centre Action Plan and spending the £3m funding available. David was appointed the chair of Shawlands Economic Development and he has now chaired t...


13 MAR 2013

Business funding

The council has launched a new fund for businesses called "The Glasgow New Business Fund" and it is now open for applications. The fund aims to create a Business Friendly City and to renew the council's commitment to sustain and strengthen the local economy. The fund is designed to support early s...


13 MAR 2013

Roads resurfacing news

Following the council's commitment to invest in the city's road network by providing the additional capital budget allocation of £13 million for the Roads Investment Strategy 2013-15, the council is finalising the details of its investment strategy for the next 2 years. The first tranche in Po...


13 MAR 2013

Primary Schools upgraded

The first schools and nurseries to benefit from the council's five year, £250 million refurbishment project have been announced. More than £40 million of refurbishment work will be carried out in the first year of this project. The works will include the upgrading of roofs, exterior wal...


13 MAR 2013

Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee has shortlisted Glasgow in the race to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Medellin (Colombia) were shortlisted along with Glasgow and the three cities will now go forward to be assessed by the IOC in April before the final vote in Jul...


13 FEB 2013

Glasgow City Council budget

The Council has approved its Budget for the next two years. Some of the key annoucements are: £80 million capital investment in the city's primary school estate. £11 million boost for care, including increased support for Kinship Carers and two new care homes for children. £36...


13 FEB 2013

George Square latest

Glasgow City Council has scrapped plans for the redevelopment of George Square and instead there will be a facelift. Details are still to be annouced but it will include retaining the statues and grassed areas, and replacing the red tarmac. This announcement was made despite the jury selecting desi...


13 FEB 2013

Excess Waste Policy

The Council has introduced a new policy to deal with excess waste. The policy will only affect refuse collections for kerbside properties -detached, semi detached, four-in-a-block, terraced and bungalow properties. The policy is to deal with the problem of householders dumping bags of excess waste ...


13 FEB 2013

Fostering & Adoption

Glasgow needs to recruit new foster carers and adoptive parents to help provide homes for the rising number of vulnerable children coming into the care of the Council. The Council is running a campaign which challenges misconceptions about who is able to foster or adopt, for example - single peopl...


13 FEB 2013

Public Petitions process

Glasgow City Council has introduced a public petitions process to enable Glasgow's citizens and local businesses and organisations to have a direct route of engagement with the Council by raising matters of concern. Issues which the Council will consider Your petition should refer to services prov...


13 FEB 2013

Pollokshaws Road bus stops upgraded

As part of the project to enhance bus services there are proposals to introduce further enhancements in various parts of the city. The aim is to provide a reliable, safe and high quality bus service. Providing a high quality waiting environment at bus stops is seen as a key factor in achieving this ...


14 JAN 2013

George Square redevelopment

Designs by six companies taking part in the competition to redevelop George Square are now on public display at the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is located at 11 Mitchell Lane just off Buchanan Street in the city centre. It is open from 10.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday...


14 JAN 2013

Glasgow 2014 volunteers

The search for up to 15,000 volunteers for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will start on Monday 14 January when applications open. From 7am on Monday, people will have the opportunity to become a part of history with Glasgow 2014 needing the biggest peace-time deployment of volunteers for a com...


14 JAN 2013

Council's gambling policy

Glasgow Licensing Board is undertaking a review of its gambling policy which sets out the principles applied by the Board when exercising its functions under the Gambling Act 2005. It is a requirement under the 2005 Act that the Licensing Board must review its gambling policy every 3 years. The Boar...


14 JAN 2013

Policing news

Operation Myriad came into full effect within Pollokshields Ward and neighbouring Wards during December 2012 with approximately 20 local operations targeting all areas of criminality. During this time, the Police were ably assisted by numerous partner agencies. A wide range of areas of criminality...


14 JAN 2013

Mobile phone masts upgrade

Telefonica and Vodafone have identified a number of existing mobile sites within Glasgow that need upgrading but they aim to work with the Council to progress their proposals in a manner that is both acceptable to the Council and meets their requirements. Elected members are being consulted and aske...


21 DEC 2012

Christmas and New Year Opening

Most council offices will be closed during the festive period from Monday 24 December 2012. Offices will re-open on Thursday 3 January 2013. Full details are available here. REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES The Registration Office at 45 John Street and the Ceremony Suites at 22 Park Ci...


17 DEC 2012

Shawlands town centre

Glasgow City Council is proposing to establish a Shawlands Town Centre Partnership. There will be an Executive Board and three working groups which feed into the Executive Board. David has been asked to chair the working group on Economic Development. Shawlands Cross Conservation Area will be progr...


17 DEC 2012

Cathcart Circle tree cutting

Network Rail is carrying out tree cutting in the Cathcart Circle area. The first phase of the tree work will be between Shawlands and Muirhouse Jcn only, this will be from 0000hrs on 1 January 2013 to 0530hrs on 3 January 2013 (24 hours working), then there will be 4 weeks of dayshift work Monday t...


17 DEC 2012

Scottish Water works

There will be maintenance of the water pipes in the Shawlands area. Scottish Water will be replacing old water mains pipes with new plastic pipes to continue to provide clearer, fresher drinking water for customers and reduce the chance of pipes bursting. Work will start early January 2013 and last...


17 DEC 2012

Policing news

The Police has advised that the current position regarding the front counter service is that it will remain unchanged until further notice. The public consultation exercise has now concluded and the feedback will now be considered as the Police look to identify local priorities for the forthcoming ...


17 DEC 2012

Refuse and Recycling update

If you are a householder who has to physically put their bins out on the kerbside to be emptied you should have received a letter and calendar covering your uplift dates in 2013 and 2014. If you haven't received this let David know. Please note that householders who currently receive an assisted co...


17 DEC 2012

Arts Funding

Glasgow 2014 has launched a £4 million Cultural Programme Fund. This Fund is a major component in the development of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, which will be a nationwide celebration. Individual artists, community-led groups and arts organisations are invited to apply for awards th...


13 NOV 2012

Pollokshields Christmas event

Local shops on Kildrostan Street and Nithsdale Road have planned an event for 14 November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Show your support for small businesses in the area.


13 NOV 2012

Community Council consultation

The Council's Public Petitions Committee agreed to a public consultation process on community councils. Formal public consultation will run until 11 January 2013. If you are interested in finding out more then please visit: www.communitycouncilsglasgow.org.uk 


13 NOV 2012

Affordable Warmth Payment

The Council will offer Affordable Warmth Dividend scheme again this year. The scheme allows residents of the city who are 80 or over by 31 March 2013 to apply for a £100 payment from the council to help them keep warm during winter. A number of changes have been made to the process this year ...


13 NOV 2012

Senior Citizens Christmas Lunches

This year's Christmas Lunches for Senior Citizens will be held from Monday 10 – Friday 14 December. Each councillor receives four tickets to distribute in his or her ward. If you are interested in a lunch ticket please contact David (this will operate on a first come first served basis).


17 OCT 2012

New Conservation Areas

Glasgow City Council is carrying out a consultation on proposals to create two new conservations areas in the southside. The Council is looking for views of the people of the city on the draft Conservation Area Appraisal document for Shawlands Cross and Waverley Park. The Shawlands Town Centre Acti...


17 OCT 2012

Traffic calming proposals

Glasgow City Council will be consulting with local residents about introducing traffic calming measures around the Waverley Park area with a view to reducing speeding and rat running to provide a safer environment for road users and pedestrians. The proposal includes the introduction of speed humps...


17 OCT 2012

Car Club parking spaces

Glasgow City Council is pleased to announce the third phase of the on-street Car Club Parking Places scheme. This phase will extend this successful programme into the south side areas of Glasgow. The specific areas being targeted are communities where there are local parking pressures and also where...


17 OCT 2012

Strathclyde Police consultation

Each year Strathclyde Police conducts an annual public consultation survey as part of their commitment to ensuring communities have the opportunity to influence local policing priorities. This involves community police officers distributing questionnaires to various members of the community. You are...


17 OCT 2012

Winter Maintenance Plan

Glasgow City Council has published its Winter Maintenance Plan for 2012/2013 and this document is available online for you to view. In recent years, the Plan and the Council's website have been developed to include advice on self-help for local residents. Last winter, for the first time there was a...


17 OCT 2012

Home Insulation Scheme

The Home Insulation Scheme has now been extended to cover all of Glasgow. The scheme aims to cut your fuel bills with loft and cavity wall insulation. The scheme offers free surveys and free installation to private households identified as needing cavity wall and loft insulation. The funding is on ...


17 OCT 2012

Social Care Direct

Glasgow City Council has introduced a one contact point for people who are looking for social work information or support. This new service will be called Social Care Direct. Social Care Direct will cover Adult Services to begin with, including:• Homecare• Physical Disability• Occupa...


17 AUG 2012

Roads Investment update

Land & Environmental Services is currently progressing the first tranche of the 2012/13 carriageway resurfacing programme, focussing on classified roads, access routes to Commonwealth Games venues and the newly opened East End Regeneration Route, as well as undertaking a programme of early inter...


17 AUG 2012

Queen's Park arena

You may already be aware of the project in Queens Park to restore the derelict bandstand to a modern performance space for the southside community and a wider audience. Work has started on the project and it is expected phase 1 will be completed in September. This is all being undertaken by Queens P...


17 AUG 2012

Langside Halls

Collective Architecture has been asked by South Glasgow Heritage and Environmental Trust to carry out a study to consider Options and a Business Plan for Langside Halls. As part of the study they will be undertaking a series of workshops both to key stakeholders (invitation only) and the wider commu...


17 AUG 2012

George Square revamp

Glasgow City Council has announced George Square is to be upgraded. The revamp is expected to generate a significant improvement to the square in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It is anticipated that redevelopment work will be carried out in two stages, with the first stage being comp...


17 AUG 2012

Factoring Commission

The Council has established a Factoring Commission to establish a plan for how common property can best be managed and maintained in the city. More information on the remit and membership of the Commission is available at www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/YourHome/HousingOptions/RepairsImprovements/g...


17 AUG 2012

MyGlasgow mobile app

Land & Environmental Services has launched the MyGlasgow App which is now live across iPhone, BlackBerry and Android and is available for download from their App stores free of charge. MyGlasgow is a mobile phone app that enables the people of Glasgow to report issues to Glasgow City Council. Is...


17 AUG 2012

Local events

Glad Café launch – 17 August – Venue: 1006A Pollokshaws Road. Visit www.thegladcafe.co.uk for more info. New Victoria Gardens – 25 August at 2-5pm – Venue: Glenapp Street/Albert Drive. East Pollokshields Quad Fun Day – 26 August at 1-5pm – Venue: greens...


08 MAY 2012

Election Result

David Meikle has been re-elected as the Conservative Councillor for Pollokshields Ward on Glasgow City Council. Pollokshields ward covers Pollokshields, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Waverley Park, Crossmyloof and Port Eglinton. David received 1674 first preference votes or 22% of the vote. Compared to t...


01 APR 2012

Campaign update

David has been officially nominated to stand as your Conservative candidate in Pollokshields Ward at the local council election on 3 May. David and his team of local volunteers have been campaigning hard and we recently delivered 2500 In Touch newsletters to households across Pollokshields. This fol...


01 APR 2012

Dog fouling

Clean Glasgow has launched a Dog Fouling Campaign in Pollokshields Ward and over the next two weeks enforcement officers will be in the area taking action against irresponsible dog owners. They will patrol the worst streets for dog fouling which you and David have highlighted to Clean Glasgow. Clea...


01 APR 2012

Police operation

Strathclyde Police recently hosted a day of action in relation to an ongoing community issue in the Eglinton Street area. During the first phase the police arrested 7 males on warrant all of whom have appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court. The second phase involved a team of officers executing warrant...


01 APR 2012

Clyde Tunnel upgrade

Roadworks will affect traffic travelling through the Clyde Tunnel at various periods from 31 March 2012 until 14 August. These works are essential to repair the north and south approaches to the Clyde Tunnel and to resurface areas of the expressway carriageway. In addition the Council is also carry...


01 APR 2012

Bus service changes

From 29 April First Bus is implementing changes to services across Glasgow. In Pollokshields Ward the following bus service is affected: Service 29 (Shawlands) First Bus has decided to withdraw this service. However in order to reduce any negative impact that these service cuts may have, the Counc...


01 APR 2012

Assisted House Garden Maintenance

Following last year's pilot, the Council has approved a range of service improvements following complaints from service users and councillors. The service will continue to be provided free of charge for those who are eligible, including those aged 70 or over and those with a medical condition limit...


01 APR 2012

Street fundraisers regulated

Glasgow's street fundraisers are to be regulated under a new agreement which aims to improve the image of the city's charity collectors and the experience for shoppers. The voluntary agreement sets out six city centre and seven other dedicated zones where face-to-face street fundraising can take pl...


21 FEB 2012

Election news

This year is the Council election. It takes place on 3 May between 7am and 10pm. David is standing again in the Pollokshields Ward as your Conservative Candidate. If you are not registered to vote you should commit to vote today by registering to vote. To do so contact Glasgow City Council or About...


21 FEB 2012

Independence referendum

The UK and Scottish Governments have launched consultations on the proposed referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and have their say on this important issue. You can read the consultation paper and contribute to the UK Government's co...


21 FEB 2012

Public Entertainment Licence

As you may be aware, a change to the law that governs public events has attracted some attention in Glasgow. The change to how events require to be licensed has been specifically highlighted by members of Glasgow's arts' scene due to the impact this will have on small scale non-commercial exhibition...


21 FEB 2012

Licensing hours review

The Licensing Board is considering a request that it should consider amending its standard policy on licensed hours to allow on-sales licensed premises the opportunity to sell alcohol before 12.30pm on a Sunday. These changes would bring Sundays into line with Mondays-Saturdays and on-sales licence...


21 FEB 2012

Foster carers & adoption

Most of us have happy memories; sadly, it's not true for every child. There are children in Glasgow who need foster carers and adoptive parents. With more children than ever waiting to be fostered or adopted, and with a decrease in the number of existing carers, Glasgow urgently needs more people t...


21 FEB 2012

Cycle paths

Following requests from cyclists to provide a safer route into Pollok Country Park it is proposed to re-determine the footway on the park side of Haggs Road. To enable this, additional works will be required on the current footway by cutting back any overgrowing foliage and improve the various cros...


21 FEB 2012

Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers

Do you wish your neighbourhood was cleaner? Or would you like your area to stay clean? Do you want your neighbourhood to become a "Clean Glasgow Zone"? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then why not become a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer (NIV). Glasgow Community and Safety ...


21 FEB 2012

Linn & Daldowie crematoria

Land and Environmental Services (LES) is planning to carry out some work to the rose beds in the Linn and Daldowie Crematoria over the next few months. Over the years, the quality of the rose displays has been below standard due to ongoing problems. To allow LES to fix these issues and restore the ...


21 FEB 2012

Strathbungo back lanes

There is currently a proposal to repair the back lanes in Strathbungo once the ground consolidation works in Strathbungo are complete. The Council has met with Strathbungo Society to discuss different refurbishment options to be carried out once the works are completed. These included: Uplifting...


10 FEB 2012

Glasgow City Council budget

Glasgow's ruling Labour administration suffered a serious set back today when their 2012/13 Budget was passed by just 2 votes. 40 councillors voted for the Labour Budget (39 Labour councillors and 1 independent) and 38 opposition councillors including SNP, Liberal Democrats, Greens and seven former...


15 DEC 2011

Campaign update

David and local volunteers recently distributed 2000 surveys in West Pollokshields, Strathbungo and Waverley Park. 235 residents responded to the survey and the results were as follows: Do you think you get good services from the Council for the amount of tax you pay?Yes 109 (46%) No 97 (41%) Do y...


15 DEC 2011

Nithsdale Road traffic management

Glasgow City Council is proposing to introduce traffic management on the Nithsdale Road bridge (crossing the M77) between Maxwell Drive and Fleurs Avenue. The plans are to introduce a No Waiting or Loading/Unloading at any time restriction. Therefore double yellow lines will be painted in this secti...


15 DEC 2011

59 bus service

First Bus recently announced it was intending to scrap the 59 service from 8 January 2012. The reason for the proposal was, according to First Bus, that too few passengers used the service to justify it continuing. However, First Bus stated it would liaise with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport ...


15 DEC 2011

Pollokshields Heritage lectures

Come along to the contemporary interior of the Fotheringay Centre for a relaxing evening and for £5 enjoy the Pollokshields Heritage lecture with a glass of wine. Next year the schedule and list of guest speakers are: 25 January 2012: David Martin: "Glasgow's Windows and Doors"29 February 201...


15 DEC 2011

Christmas & New Year Bin Collections

Please note that, due to the festive working arrangements, the days that your bins are due to be emptied will change over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. David and the Council would be grateful if you could take note of the revised dates shown below with the bin colour first, original dat...


15 DEC 2011

Winter Weather

Should any of you have any particular concerns during the winter period, the most effective way of reporting these is via the 24 hour fault reporting service on 0800 37 36 35. Further information on winter service, advice on self-help and winter driving tips are also available on the Council's websi...


15 DEC 2011

Shawlands Town Centre

Shawlands Town Centre is a key part of South Glasgow, supporting a community of over 21,000 people. The town centre is a shopping and leisure destination for many, with a vibrant selection of bars, restaurants, specialist shops and the biggest concentration of legal and financial services in the so...


15 DEC 2011

East Pollokshields Conservation Area

Following the public consultation carried out earlier this year, Glasgow City Council approved the East Pollokshields Conservation Area Appraisal. As part of the consultation there was a minor boundary amendment. David welcomes the publication of the Appraisal and you can view it online. If you hav...


15 DEC 2011

Mobile phone mast

David is delighted to hear the news that Glasgow City Council has refused planning permission for the proposed installation of a 17.5m high mobile phone mast and associated equipment cabinets at Maxwell Park in Pollokshields. Mono Consultants planned to site the mast at the corner of St Andrews Driv...


06 NOV 2011

David's Campaign Update

David and local volunteers have been out campaigning over the last month. 2000 intouch newsletters and 2000 surveys have been delivered to households across Pollokshields Ward. The intouch newsletter provides an update to local people on what David has been working hard on over the last few months ...


06 NOV 2011

Open Space Strategy

It is a requirement of Glasgow City Council that it undertakes an open space audit and, on the basis of it, prepare an open space strategy for the area. The Council employed specialist consultants to produce a Consultative Draft – Glasgow Open Space Strategy (GOSS). It identifies six mutually ...


06 NOV 2011

Local Development Plan

Glasgow City Council has a duty to prepare a Local Development Plan (LDP). As well as setting out the Council's land use strategy for the coming years, the LDP will provide a basis for assessing planning applications. To ensure that the City's coverage remains up-to-date and relevant, Glasgow City...


06 NOV 2011

Private Landlord Registration

The push to target unregistered landlords is being promoted by the Council's Housing Services Division. This service is bringing together officers from Environmental Health, the Private Landlord Registration Unit, the House of Multiple Occupation unit and Glasgow Community and Safety Services, in a ...


06 NOV 2011

Leslie Street Greenspaces update

Leslie Street Greenspaces Group were recently successful in a bid for funds from the Glasgow City Council's Stalled Spaces fund. This has provided the much needed funds to start work on making the site a more attractive and valuable amenity space for to the local community. The first stage of work...


06 NOV 2011

Area Committee funding

Are you involved in or know a group which requires grant funding? The Pollokshields Area Committee may be able to assist. David is a member of the Pollokshields Area Committee. Area Committees provide a structure for local decision-making within Glasgow City Council that deal with council services ...


06 NOV 2011

Waverley Park traffic issues

David recently distributed a survey to the Waverley Park area about traffic issues. In total 357 surveys were distributed to every household in the area. David was delighted that 188 surveys were returned which is a 53% return rate. The overwhelmingly majority of residents agreed that too many vehic...


15 OCT 2011

Pro-union campaign

David has been involved in the setting up of One Dynamic Nation. The organisation believes in the United Kingdom and will advance positive messages about the United Kingdom and the benefits to Scotland remaining part of the UK. One Dynamic Nation will also build up affiliations and support for the U...


15 OCT 2011

Winter Maintenance Plan

The Winter Maintenance Plan for 2011/2012 has been published. Please note that this document and other information relating to winter maintenance is available online. 


15 OCT 2011

Queens Park

The renovation of the Queens Park Amphitheatre is moving forward to the implementation stage. A first phase, ground consolidation contract as commenced. This will deal with the worked coal seams beneath the arena by injecting grout in a similar fashion to that used to stabilise tenement properties i...


15 OCT 2011

Strathbungo mine works

The Council has become aware of a number of incidents of collapsing mine workings in Strathbungo. As a result, funds have been made available for a programme of mineral consolidation to address the problem of abandoned shallow coal workings. The work will be carried out in two phases, necessitating...


15 OCT 2011

Home Insulation Scheme

The Scottish Government's Home Insulation Scheme was introduced in 2009. Following the introduction of the scheme, councils were invited to submit proposals for suitable properties for the scheme and based on the need to deal with the least energy efficient housing stock Glasgow City Council's bid f...


15 OCT 2011

Mobile phone mast

Vodafone and O2 have submitted a planning application to erect a mobile phone mast on St Andrew's Drive at Maxwell Park. The mobile phone operators plan to install a 17.5 metre high pole and cabinets on the footway at the corner of St Andrew's Drive and Springkell Avenue. This proposal if approved ...


26 SEP 2011

David backs Murdo Fraser for leader

Councillor David Meikle has announced he is supporting Murdo Fraser MSP to be the next leader of the Scottish Conservatives.  Councillor David Meikle says: "We have four excellent candidates standing to be leader of the Scottish Conservatives but I'm backing Murdo Fraser because he is experie...


09 SEP 2011

Pollokshields Linkedin

Join others who live and work in Pollokshields in locally focused discussion at the new LinkedIn Group 'Pollokshields'. For those of you who aren't aware, LinkedIn.com is a social network aimed at professionals. There are over 120m LinkedIn members across the world including 7m in the UK. So, join...


09 SEP 2011

Local Honey business

Ed + Warren's Comb HoneyTheir ethos is simple, that is to produce fine local honey, free from known chemicals and pesticides, whilst enabling the slowly dwindling honey bee to flourish in an inner city such as Glasgow. The hives are sited in Pollokshields and Thorntonhall and their bees are Scottis...


09 SEP 2011

Pollokshields lunch

Local Conservatives have organised a lunch in Sherbrooke Castle Hotel. Guest Speaker is Jackson Carlaw MSP for West of Scotland Region and candidate for party leader. The lunch starts at 12:00pm and is priced at £18, which includes a two course meal with tea and coffee. If you would like to at...


09 SEP 2011

Doors Open Day

Pollokshields Church of Scotland, corner of Shields Road and Albert Drive is open for visitors on 17 September to see round the church. The church is unique because every window is of stained glass, and the windows create their own unique light at different times of the day and changing seasons. The...


09 SEP 2011

Roads Investment update

As part of the second tranche of roads investment in Ward 6, Dinmont Road (Ravenswood Drive to Mossside Rd) will be resurfaced. An additional £3M has been allocated to carriageway patching. This work is ongoing throughout the city utilising both in house and external contractors. Land and En...


09 SEP 2011

Bulk Uplift changes

In 1998 the bulk service at many flatted properties changed from a backcourt pull-out service to a kerbside collection and householders were asked to present their own bulky waste to the kerbside on the appropriate collection day. Unfortunately, as we all know the service has been widely abused, wi...


09 AUG 2011

Re:act@111

Shawlands United Reformed Church (URC) seeks to serve the community in a number of ways. The church has launched a project for the youth community in Shawlands, Pollokshields and surrounding areas. The project will offer drama workshops to local community groups in the form of a weekly evening class...


09 AUG 2011

G-Stars

Young Glasgow is holding a youth 'X Factor' style event titled G-Stars on 12 August at 7pm in the O2 Academy. The programme involves young people coming together over a one week intensive fame academy to train with professional, stylists, choreographers and vocal coaches. At the end of the project t...


09 AUG 2011

Holiday Club

Pollokshields Churches Together Holiday Club is on this week, the last day is Friday. It takes place 10am-12noon in Pollokshields Parish Church on the corner of Shields Road and Albert Drive, for boys and girls entering P2-S1. There are still places available. Everyone is welcome whether they have a...


09 AUG 2011

Stalled Spaces

Do you wish to breathe life into a non functional space within your neighbourhood? Ever thought of using it for: natural play/exercise/relaxation cultural/events growing outdoor exhibitions education transient/flexible arts spaces urban beaches or any innovative idea Community Support f...


09 AUG 2011

Community Force

Royal Bank of Scotland has launched CommunityForce to help local groups. RBS will be offering three community projects the chance to win awards of £6,000 each. And it will not be RBS that decide the winners, but local people who know the projects and what will benefit our area most. RBS Commu...


09 AUG 2011

Park plans

Following consultation with stakeholders, Land and Environmental Services has now completed Management Plans for the following Parks in Glasgow: Glasgow Green Kelvingrove Park Bellahouston Park Botanic Gardens Hogganfield Park Queen's Park Pollok Country Park The plans are now available ...


09 AUG 2011

Refuse collection changes

Glasgow City Council will be launching Managed Weekly Collections with effect from 22 August 2011. This only applies to residents with wheeled bins who receive a kerbside refuse and recycling collection service (some 110,000 properties). Those affected by these changes will receive a letter confirmi...


02 JUL 2011

Council election 2012

Councillor David Meikle has been readopted as the Conservative Candidate for Pollokshields Ward. Local Conservative members unanimously reselected him. David was elected to Glasgow City Council in 2007 as the Conservative Councillor for Pollokshields Ward. The Council election will take place in May...


02 JUL 2011

Winter maintenance

As you are aware in 2009/10 and 2010/11 we experienced very severe winters. Because of complaints from Councillors, Glasgow City Council will be undertaking a review of gritting routes. The Council's aim is to provide an effective and efficient winter maintenance service in accordance with Land and ...


02 JUL 2011

Bus stop enhancements

As part of the Streamline project to enhance bus services there are proposals to introduce further enhancements in various parts of the City. The aim of Streamline is to provide a reliable, safe and high quality bus service that offers a viable alternative to car travel for certain journeys. Providi...


02 JUL 2011

Recycling bins

As part of Glasgow City Council's push to increase recycling targets throughout the City and help you recycle as much of your waste as possible, Land and Environmental Services will be replacing existing 140 litre blue bins with 240 litre blue bins. This will now enable all residents to recycle new...


02 JUL 2011

Glasgow Show

This year's Glasgow Show which will take place on Saturday & Sunday 30 & 31 July Glasgow Green The Glasgow Show Parade (Saturday only) will leave from George Square at 11.30am. A free vintage bus transfer service will operate between George Square and Glasgow Green. Gates to Glasgow ...


07 JUN 2011

Bungo in the Back Lanes

Strathbungo Society is holding its annual Bungo in the Back Lanes festival on Saturday 18 June at 1pm. The event takes place in the back lanes behind Regent Park Square, Queen Square and Marywood Square in Strathbungo. It is a community-led event and open to all residents of Strathbungo and bey...


07 JUN 2011

Roads Investment Strategy

You will be aware from previous emails that Glasgow City Council invested an additional £8 million in carriageway resurfacing following pressure from opposition councillors, the media and the local community. The total budget for 2011/12 is £12 million. Land and Environmental Services ha...


10 MAY 2011

East Pollokshields Conservation Area appraisal

Following representations from David, the Council recently completed a draft conservation area appraisal for East Pollokshields Conservation Area. The study provides an opportunity to review the existing Conservation Area such as the key features which contribute positively to the area's unique char...


10 MAY 2011

Police performance 2010/11

Strathclyde Police has released its performance report for 2010/11. Overall, reported crime is down by 19.1% when compared with the five year average for the division, which equates to 4,900 fewer victims. The breakdown of figures reveals: 213 fewer victims of violent crime1,108 less motor vehicle ...


10 MAY 2011

Assisted Garden Maintenance

Changes have been made to the Assisted House Garden Maintenance service previously provided by Land and Environmental Services. From now on, the Council will provide this service in partnership with Glasgow's Regeneration Agency, through utilising their Community Maintenance Teams. If you receive th...


10 MAY 2011

Southside Festival

The 4th Annual Southside Festival will take place on Saturday 28 May in Queen's Park Recreation Grounds. In 2010 the festival attracted over 15,000 visitors on what had to be one of the best days of the year. The new location, Queen's Park Recreation Grounds, was judged to be a great success and of...


10 MAY 2011

Pollokshields anniversary

Funding has been awarded by Glasgow City Council to produce three booklets on Pollokshields. The first two will be heritage walks and the third will be information on the architecture in Pollokshields. Glasgow City Council is also planning to publish an information booklet on Maxwell Park – th...


10 MAY 2011

Pollokshields Community Council

Public Meeting on Monday 6 June at St. Albert's Primary School, Maxwell Drive, starting at 7.00pm. For more information about Community Councils please visit www.communitycouncilsglasgow.org.uk


10 MAY 2011

Sherbrooke Parish Church

Plant Sale on Saturday 14 May at 10.00am. Large variety of plants and hanging baskets available including bedding Plants, Herbs, Alpines, Roses, Herbaceous, Shrubs, Trees and more. Tea, coffee and home baking available. Please come along and help make the plant sale a big success.


10 MAY 2011

Ready Steady Grow

This year's mini garden festival will be held on Sunday 5 June in locations across Pollokshields, including Maxwell Park, Leslie Street greenspaces, East Pollokshields Quad and St Andrew's Drive Deck Access Flats.


03 MAR 2011

Traffic calming results

Speeding is one of the top issues in the Pollokshields community. Councillor David Meikle has made regular representations to Land and Environmental Service and also organised a public meeting on speeding in 2008 which over 500 Pollokshields residents attended. Land and Environmental Services made a...


11 FEB 2011

Roads Investment Strategy

Further to previous updates on roads, this post provides an update on the current situation with respect to potholes and how these are being addressed within the Council's roads investment programme. As you will be aware, there has been considerable interest recently concerning potholes. The Glasgo...


10 FEB 2011

Glasgow City Council budget

Glasgow City Council's Labour Administration today (10 February) passed a Budget for financial year 2011/12. Councillor David Meikle put forward an amendment at the Council meeting which included: · Council Tax freeze· Additional money in Reserves· Investment...


16 JAN 2011

Pothole update

For the third year running, extreme winter weather has taken a heavy toll on the road network – but it is clear this is not just a Glasgow issue but a national one, with even parts of the motorway network disintegrating. Reported potholes are on the increase and Land and Environmental Services...


16 JAN 2011

Refuse Collection update

As you are aware, the refuse collection, bulk uplift and street cleaning service has been disrupted as a consequence of the extreme weather conditions, seasonal peak in refuse produced and reduced resources on public holidays. With the improvement in the weather and operatives back at work the serv...


16 JAN 2011

Planning application

As you may be aware, we successfully campaigned against a planning application for a block of flats behind the B Listed Sherbrooke Church in 2008. Unforunately the same applicant has submitted an almost identical planning application to erect a block of flats with a car park to the rear at the same ...


06 DEC 2010

Winter Maintenance update

As you are aware, significant snowfalls have wreaked havoc across Glasgow this morning. Although all priority routes were in good condition at 0800 hrs this morning, the intensity of the snow meant that they were quickly covered. The atrocious conditions have resulted in a suspension of all other L...


02 DEC 2010

Winter Maintenance

Council staff are continuing to work around the clock in order to keep priority roads and footways open. Council personnel have been supplemented by sub-contractors and partners such as Glasgow Housing Association and Glasgow Community and Safety Services. The sporadic snowfall and very low tempera...


30 NOV 2010

Winter Service

As you will be aware on Friday night a snow covering of up to 50mm hit the City. Glasgow City Council deployed gritters and ploughs to treat priority carriageways and footways, and later on in Saturday moved on to secondary routes e.g. side roads. However, there were several snow showers throughout ...


30 NOV 2010

Winter Service

Winter MaintenanceA slight easing in conditions today is allowing Council staff and contractors to treat secondary as well as priority routes. The refilling of grit bins has also been prioritised. The weather forecast for today suggests that there will be a few snow showers around this afternoon, i...


14 NOV 2010

Winter Maintenance Plan

Winter maintenance is important in terms of both the economy and road safety, and is carried out to assist the safe movement of road users including buses, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians and minimise delays caused by adverse weather conditions. Glasgow City Council's aim is to provide an ef...


14 NOV 2010

Mobile phone mast update

Vodafone and O2 have responded about the proposal to install a mobile phone mast at Maxwell Park. They claim the area does not benefit from a high quality mobile phone signal at present and are therefore acting in response to a demand for a high quality telecommunications service in the area, in par...


14 NOV 2010

Pollok Park

Chestnut Avenue is the name given to the short stretch of road within Pollok Country Park, climbing from the Main Avenue up towards the Burrell Collection. Here there are 10 Horse Chestnut trees lining part of the roadway that, unfortunately, require to be felled. These trees stand over 100 feet tal...


14 NOV 2010

Parks management plans

Land and Environmental Services recently completed draft Management Plans for the following Parks in Glasgow:· Glasgow Green· Kelvingrove Park· Bellahouston Park· Botanic Gardens· Hogganfield Park· Queen's Park· ...


04 NOV 2010

Railway crime

Don't ignore railway crime. Report it! Call free 24hrs a day, 7 days a week the hotline: 0800 40 50 40 Crime prevention is everyone's business. Call if you see anyone on the railway... Endangering safety Damaging property Trespassing Dumping rubbish Stone throwing Behaving suspiciously ...


03 NOV 2010

Roads Investment Strategy

As you are aware Glasgow City Council has invested an additional £8 million in carriageway repairs during this financial year, taking the total roads maintenance budget to £12 million. Land and Environmental Services set the following five targets: 1. 300 roads to be resurfaced2. ...


22 OCT 2010

Strathclyde Police changes

Strathclyde Police is undergoing a period of significant change. As part of this process, the Chief Constable commissioned a review of current Community Policing model to see what could be done to allow the police to continue to deliver the front line service communities deserve and expect and that ...


22 OCT 2010

Shawlands town centre CCTV

Following representations from elected members and the community, Strathclyde Police and Glasgow Community and Safety Services are developing proposals for the installation of CCTV cameras in Shawlands town centre. Funding is being sought from public bodies to install 2 fixed cameras and one mobile ...


22 OCT 2010

First Bus 59 service

First Bus has rerouted the 59 bus service along Gower Street. Local residents and David were not consulted about this. David has complained to First Bus about the lack of consultation but also highlighted concerns about the bus being rerouted along this residential road in the West Pollokshields Con...


22 OCT 2010

Pollokshields supermarket

Sainsbury's plans to open a new store on Darnley Road in Pollokshields at the site of the former petrol filling station which was demolished sometime ago. Sainsbury's has agreed to occupy the site and provide a 4,500 sq ft 'Sainsbury's Local' store with a sales area of 3,000 sq ft. The plans will b...


22 OCT 2010

Crosshill Post Office

The Post Office is planning to close the Crosshill branch on Victoria Road and move the service to a shop unit at 540 Cathcart Road. Crosshill branch is a very busy Post Office and closing it will not address the issue of demand but make it worse especially because the new premises won't be a dedica...


22 OCT 2010

Mobile phone mast

Vodafone and O2 are proposing to erect a mobile phone mast at Maxwell Park, next to the entrance where the pond is located. The mobile phone operators plan to install a 17.5 metre high pole and cabinets on the footway at the corner of St Andrew's Drive and Springkell Avenue. Mono Consultants is acti...


02 SEP 2010

Glass recycling

Further to the recent trial of the Purple Bin Kerbside Glass Collection in February 2010 to 25,000 households, Glasgow City Council is expanding this new service to all properties in the City which currently have the kerbside Blue Bin Recycling Service (approx 100,000 households). Householders will ...


02 SEP 2010

Roads maintenance

Glasgow City Council advise that reported potholes are temporarily repaired as an initial response within one day on traffic sensitive roads and 5 days on all other roads. Permanent repairs to potholes covering an area of less than 5 square metres are then programmed to be completed within 10 days o...


02 SEP 2010

Processions consultation

Proposals have been published to amend Glasgow City Council's policy in relation to public processions. The Council's current Code was introduced in 2007 and aims to strike a balance between the interests of those who wish to organise and participate in processions and the potential incovenience and...


02 SEP 2010

Licensing policy

The City of Glasgow Licensing Board is currently consulting on a draft second edition of its Licensing Policy Statement and draft Overprovision Assessment. The consultation closes on Friday 29 October 2010. Copies of the documents can be found on the Licensing Board page of the Council's website. Th...


06 AUG 2010

Academy of Urbanism

Next year Pollokshields celebrates its 150th anniversary and in recognition the 'garden suburb' has been nominated for the Great Neighbourhood Award. The Academy of Urbanism has deemed the area a "Georgian and Victorian urban village" and will visit the district to hear presentations and conduct a w...


06 AUG 2010

Road closures

Residents in Ellangowan Road and Ravenshall Road have been asked for their views on closing off their streets at Haggs Road. The proposal was put forward following a number of complaints from residents about speeding and rat running. A site meeting was also held with officers from Land and Environme...


06 AUG 2010

Safer roads

Part-time 20 miles per hour speed limits are being proposed around Hutchesons' Grammar and Pollokshields Primary following concerns raised by local residents about speeding drivers. The scheme forms part of the wider 20 mph limits around schools scheme and the new Go Safe campaign launched in Pollok...


06 AUG 2010

Grit bins

Local people have been getting in touch concerned about the number of grit bins especially after the severe winter and the poor performance from the Council treating side roads and pavements. Therefore 3 more grit bins will be sited in areas found to be suitable for the placement of a grit bin. The ...


06 AUG 2010

Kingston Bowling Club

United Wholesale has bought Kingston Bowling Club and is intending to build a car park on the site. This would see the clubhouse and greens destroyed. The introduction of the car park could resolve ongoing parking and traffic problems on Maxwell Road but there is concern about loss of green space an...


06 AUG 2010

Shields Road bridge

Following complaints about traffic management on Shields Road bridge there will be changes to the layout. The rational behind the improvements is to reduce the amount of traffic conflict at the immediate bridge approach by reducing the number of lanes of traffic turning into Shields Road from two to...


30 JUL 2010

Roads Investment Strategy

As you are aware from my previous emails Glasgow City Council has invested an additional £8m in carriageway repairs during this financial year, taking the total roads maintenance budget to £12m. Land and Environmental Services set the following targets: 1. 300 roads to be resurface...


02 JUN 2010

Ready Steady Grow

Ready Steady Grow! now in its third year, is a community led event which takes place at various locations throughout Pollokshields. The aim is to raise public awareness of our unique garden suburb and forge links between community groups concerned about the local environment and the wellbeing of res...


04 MAY 2010

Southside Festival

Southside Festival not only celebrates everything that is great about the Southside but also aims to bring you fantastic music in the amazing surroundings on Queen's Park Glasshouses More information is available from our websitewww.southsidefestival.org.uk/music.html Tickets are available from ww...


29 APR 2010

Southside Festival

Southside Festival in association with the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust and Pollokshaws Burgh Hall are pleased to present:—————————————————————————&mda...


23 APR 2010

Shawlands town centre

Glasgow City Council last year carried out a major public consultation asking people who use Shawlands Town Centre for their thoughts on how the area could be improved. The findings of this consultation – which generated 1240 responses – have just been published. To gather as many opin...


23 APR 2010

Carriageway Investment

Following the recent Council Budget announcement of additional funding for roads maintenance, Glasgow City Council can now set out below the proposals on how it intends to commit this combined budget of £12 million. Background – There has been no capital investment in the fabric of the ...


06 APR 2010

Sherbrooke Festival

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Parish Church is holding a Music and Art Festival from 23 to 26 April: Friday 23 April – 7.30pm – Ticket £10 (includes refreshments) – Stewarton Winds The symphonic wind band will present a programme with a variety of original wind band music and a s...


06 APR 2010

Disabled parking

Under the Disabled Persons Parking Places (Scotland) Act the Council has a duty to promote the proper use of disabled parking places. Glasgow currently provides 2 types of bays: advisory and mandatory. Under the Act ALL disabled bays now must be mandatory and can be used by any valid Blue Badge hold...


06 APR 2010

Back court maintenance

The backcourt maintenance service for Glasgow Housing Association tenement properties is now being carried out by Glasgow Housing Association with immediate effect. The services that have now transferred are: * De-littering of ground and garden area within backcourts. * Sweeping of paths and hard ...


06 APR 2010

Deck Access flats

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) is committed to the future of the St Andrews Drive Deck Access flats and is working closely with the Pollokshields Local Housing Organisation and the residents steering group to deliver significant investment plans for the flats. Already there has been substantial i...


06 APR 2010

Gas mains work

Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) is responsible for operating and maintaining 24,000 km of gas pipeline and other gas equipment and for delivering gas safely and efficiently to 1.8 million residential and business customers in Scotland. As part of the ongoing commitment to safety, SGN has identified the ...


18 MAR 2010

West Pollokshields

Following a period of public consultation, Glasgow City Council has published the West Pollokshields Conservation Area Appraisal. A report will be considered by the Council's Executive Committee on 19 March where the Appraisal is recommended for approval. The Appraisal is a key step in identifying t...


18 MAR 2010

Strathbungo traffic

Glasgow City Council is planning a traffic management scheme in Strathbungo which will result in the closure of the lane between Regent Park Square and Nithsdale Road, the closure of the lane between Nithsdale Road and Regent Park Square, and the introduction of waiting restrictions at various locat...


18 MAR 2010

Glasgow car club

Glasgow City Council is considering introducing a Car Club into Glasgow and Minard Road has been selected for a parking place as part of the scheme. Car Clubs aim to offer a way to retain the flexibility of driving a private vehicle without the issues and costs associated with ownership. Members pay...


18 MAR 2010

Shawlands town centre

Pollokshields Area Committee recently approved funding for a lighting project in Shawlands, specifically at Shawlands Academy along Moss-side Road. The project will create a 'canvass' at the school and act as gateway for Shawlands, while promoting art, culture and creativity. The frontage of the sch...


18 MAR 2010

Community Councils

Glasgow City Council is undertaking a public consultation on community council boundaries. The first period of consultation is on the community council boundaries and names. Pollokshields Ward is made up of three community councils: Pollokshields, Shawlands and Strathbungo, and Pollokshaws and Eastw...


18 MAR 2010

Newark Drive nursery

As you are aware Glasgow City Council closed Newark Drive nursery as part of the recent school closures and transferred the children to the Early Years Centre on Melville Street. Newark Drive nursery is now lying empty, as the Council no longer requires it. The Council's property section, City Prope...


18 MAR 2010

Pollokshaws Road upgrade

A report has just been published by Glasgow City Council recommending a number of local traffic management issues in relation to Pollokshaws Road and sets out recommendations to enhance the bus services along the Pollokshaws Road corridor. Stakeholders, including elected members, have been asked for...


18 FEB 2010

Road safety

Glasgow City Council proposes to introduce a Traffic Management Scheme in East Pollokshields. The proposals comprise of: the alteration of parking and loading restrictions at the junction of Albert Drive and Kenmure Street the introduction of two disabled bays around the junction of Albert Drive...


18 FEB 2010

Islamic school

Plans have been submitted to Glasgow City Council by United Cash & Carry to change the use of the Pollokshields Bowling Club to an Islamic school. Currently the bowling club building is unoccupied because the Club is no longer in existence due to falling membership. The proposals state that the ...


18 FEB 2010

Anti-social behaviour

You may be aware that there was an arson attack in Kenmure Street recently. This has caused concern amongst many residents but Strathclyde Police has made apprehensions in relation to housebreakings and crime levels in Pollokshields are generally low and continue to be. Extra patrols are deployed in...


18 FEB 2010

Refuse collection

As you are aware Land and Environmental Services is now operating a 7 day refuse collection service. You can check your new bin collection day by clicking here. If you have any other refuse collection related issues please visit Glasgow City Council or telephone 0141 287 9700. As part of the Counci...


18 FEB 2010

Parks funding

Pollokshields Area Committee has twice deferred funding applications for Titwood and Maxwell Square parks. The chairman cited 'lack of consultation' as the reason. Land and Environmental Services applied to the Committee for £20,000 to assist with refurbishment projects in the local parks. Th...


18 FEB 2010

New bus shelters

As part of the project to enhance bus services there are proposals to introduce further enhancements in various parts of the City. Providing a high quality waiting environment at bus stops is a priority. As part of this process, it is proposed to carry out further bus stop enhancements on Pollokshaw...


26 JAN 2010

Refuse collection

Glasgow City Council is introducing a new refuse and recycling collection service on 8 February. The new service will operate 7 days a week and bins may be emptied any time between 7 am and 6 pm. This involves staff working the new 4 days on/4 days off working pattern, which will result in the Counc...


31 DEC 2009

Winter Service

All available resources, both Glasgow City Council and sub-contractors, continue to be deployed on winter maintenance duties on a 24 hour basis managed by senior managers at Land and Environmental Services. To date, approx. 8000 tonnes, of salt has been spread on both roads and footways throughout t...


22 DEC 2009

Winter Maintenance Plan

Winter maintenance operations are continuing throughout the City on a 24 hour basis. Senior managers are being provided with regular updates and resources are being deployed accordingly as per Glasgow City Council's Winter Maintenance Plan, which is available to residents. During the nightshift ope...


22 DEC 2009

Go Safe campaign

Road Traffic Police have been active in Pollokshields working with Glasgow City Council to promote the Go Safe Campaign. Road Traffic Police achieved significant results in the area including: * Fixed Penalty 3x Seat Belts * Fixed Penalty 1x Mobile Phone * Fixed Penalty 12x Speeding * 60x Other ...


22 DEC 2009

Glendale Primary School

Glasgow City Council's request that Glendale Primary School be included in the first phase of the Scottish Government's Primary Schools Building Programme has been approved and funding will be provided in financial year 2010/2011 in order that the benefits are accrued at the earliest opportunity. Th...


22 DEC 2009

Shawlands town centre

Unfortunately the Scottish Government rejected the Shawlands Town Centre Regeneration Fund bid. However, there is good news: the Somerfield shop in Shawlands Arcade has now been taken over by a supermarket chain Haldane's and will open in February 2010; the Arcade's new Friday Market has been perfor...


22 DEC 2009

Local Housing Strategy

Glasgow's Local Housing Strategy sets out the housing issues and priorities for the city, and provides a strategic framework for future investment and management. It represents a shared understanding developed in partnership between housing agencies and the local community. The present Local Housi...


22 DEC 2009

Street furniture survey

Residents in parts of the Pollokshields Ward were surveyed by David to identify any redundant poles, signage etc which clutter the streetscape. David worked closely with Land and Environmental Services and 20 poles and 10 signs were removed. If you see any redundant poles, signage or any other stree...


03 DEC 2009

Refuse Collection update

Unfortunately, despite the efforts of Land & Environmental Services and the relevant trade unions to encourage employees to return to normal working, disruption is still being experienced in many areas of Glasgow. One of the worst affected areas at present is the South East, which covers Pollok...


22 NOV 2009

Shawlands Christmas

Lights Switch OnFriday 4 December5.30pmAbbot Street (outside Co-op) Come and join in the fun, music and merriment as Shawlands Christmas lights are switched on. Music. Goodies. Santa. Carollers and seasonal food. Something for everyone! 5.30pm Music to start the eventMince pies and drinks provid...


14 NOV 2009

Refuse collection

The refuse and recycling collection service (including bulk uplift) is experiencing operational difficulties, which has resulted in delays across Pollokshields Ward. This has been caused by a 'work to rule' being taken in respect of the introduction of a new working pattern which will provide 7 day ...


23 SEP 2009

Bus services

59 Bus Service – David has received many complaints from residents about the recent changes to the 59 bus service. The service now terminates in the city centre and those passengers wishing to go further now have to board another bus. The 59 bus service has changed a number of times over a sho...


23 SEP 2009

British Youth Council

David recently attended the British Youth Council conference in Glasgow where he took part in a question and answer session which around 20 young people attended. Questions ranged from should the voting age be lowered to how political parties engage with young people. David really enjoyed the 'Quest...


23 SEP 2009

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour continues to be a serious issue. Cars have been damaged on Dolphin Road, men are playing football in the early hours of the morning at Titwood Park, a local resident was almost assaulted by a gang on Darnley Road, quad bikes have been driven dangerously on Aytoun Road, youths a...


01 SEP 2009

Bed & Breakfast

A local resident has applied to operate a bed and breakfast at 48 Queen Square. This proposal is contrary to City Plan Policy RES 15. The flat is also within a subdivided townhouse in the Strathbungo conservation area. There is no local need for a B&B and if the application is approved it would...


01 SEP 2009

Mobile phone mast

Shawlands Bowling Club has submitted plans to install a mobile phone mast. The site is inappropriate because it is adjacent to two local schools. The mobile phone mast will also be visually detrimental to the area as it will be sited close to the public footway. Shawlands Primary Parent Council ha...


01 SEP 2009

House in Multiple Occupation

Destiny Church is proposing to operate a HMO in two ground floor flats in Shawlands. This is a very busy residential area and the flats are not suitable for the proposed activity. The flats are also accessed through a communal close. If approved the licence would permit 6 non-related adults in each...


01 SEP 2009

83 Glencairn Drive

David has been in correspondence with Enforcement officers about 83 Glencairn Drive for over two years. Up until recently, Glasgow City Council seemed reluctant to take any enforcement action on a variety of issues, such as the uncompleted side extension, poor garden maintenance and damaged gatepos...


01 SEP 2009

East Pollokshields

David recently complained about the East Pollokshields Planning Study not being included in Development and Regeneration Service's Annual Performance Report. Following an exchange of several letters and emails, David can advise that officers have been set a target to complete the Planning Study by ...


01 SEP 2009

Shawlands town centre

As part of the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan a survey was recently issued to businesses and residents – hundreds of responses have been received and the feedback will be collated by officers working on the Action Plan. Glasgow South East Regeneration Area also plans to open a shop in Shaw...


01 SEP 2009

Waverley Park

Waverley Park has been added to the conservation area appraisal programme. Following feedback from a number of local residents in the area, David discussed the idea with Heritage officers who responded positively. Because Waverley Park is a 'new' conservation area work is unlikely to be progressed ...


27 AUG 2009

Planning application

David has received a number of emails, letters and telephone calls from residents who are concerned about a proposal to erect flats on the site of the former petrol station on Darnley Road. David has taken the time to study this planning application in detail. David said: "I believe the application...


27 JUL 2009

Early Years Centre

Parents are concerned that the new early years centre on Melville Street will not open in time for the new term in August. So far all staff have been given letters informing them they will transfer to the new early years centre on Melville Street; the new establishment will only be ready to accept 3...


27 JUL 2009

Recycling

Land and Environmental Services is establishing a new style of public recycling bank in various locations across the area. The new banks are called Nodes, and may replace some of the existing older style bins in some locations. The Nodes are more secure, as the bins are secured to a central post, wh...


27 JUL 2009

Road closures

Residents in the Mannering Road, Ellangowan Road and Ravenshall Road area support road closures to curb rat running and speeding cars. Following David's request Glasgow City Council issued a questionnaire to households. 90% of the returns were in agreement that too many vehicles used the roads as a ...


27 JUL 2009

Traffic calming

There has been an issue with drivers driving in excess of the speed limit in both East and West Pollokshields. David recently received correspondence from the Pupil and Parent Councils at Pollokshields Primary School concerned about speeding cars on Albert Drive following an accident. As you are awa...


27 JUL 2009

Parks

David has received a number of complaints about the poor maintenance of Maxwell Park and the uncompleted children's play park. David recently visited the park with officers from Land and Environmental Services and a representative of Friends of Maxwell Park where they discussed a number of issues th...


27 JUL 2009

Planters

Land and Environmental Services has sited two new planters in Strathbungo at Nithsdale Road/Pollokshaws Road. The planters have brightened up the area and Strathbungo Society is working with the Council on providing additional planters in Strathbungo. Following emails and letters from residents abo...


27 JUL 2009

Heritage lighting

Pollokshields Heritage launched a campaign on heritage lighting at its annual general meeting. Local residents in attendance expressed their support by completing a questionnaire in favour of replacing the street lighting with heritage lighting. Following David's email newsletter in May he started ...


27 JUL 2009

East Pollokshields Quad

The East Pollokshields Quad Breathing Places Garden will be formally opened on Saturday August 15 between 1pm and 5pm. Come along and help choose a name for the garden and also enjoy the annual fun day. There will be eco-games, badge making, sports, tombola and much, much more! David looks forward ...


16 JUN 2009

Go Ape

Plans for a high wire adventure course in Pollok Country Park have been scrapped. Go Ape cite financial reasons but the announcement comes just days after David attended a committee meeting where Land and Environmental Services officers stated the facility would open in Easter 2010 despite unresolve...


16 JUN 2009

Traffic calming

Rubber bolt-down cushions have now been installed on Terregles Avenue and Aytoun Road. Since David was elected Councillor for Pollokshields Ward he has campaigned for traffic calming in West Pollokshields to slow down speeding drivers and boy racers. Through David's efforts Land and Environmental ...


16 JUN 2009

Recycling

Public recycling points provide residents with easy access to local recycling facilities. However, public recycling points also attract fly-tipping and the bins can sometimes look unattractive, particularly in Conservation Areas. Following a number of complaints about the public recycling point at ...


08 JUN 2009

Go Ape

The latest news is that the timescale for project opening is Easter 2010 and discussions between Land and Environmental Services and the Go Ape contractor have taken place. Issues discussed have been the potential use of Knowehead Lodge as a reception area and the alterations that may be required fo...


30 MAY 2009

West Pollokshields conservation area

Glasgow City Council has a duty to preserve and enhance the character and appearance of conservation areas and from time to time prepare and publish proposals for doing so. It is necessary therefore for residents and property owners to be aware of the key features, which together create West Polloks...


30 MAY 2009

Shawlands Action Plan

A residents' survey has been developed by Glasgow City Council to help prepare an Action Plan for Shawlands. The aim is to find out how you feel about Shawlands town centre, how often you use it, and how you think it can be improved. The survey boundary encompasses all of the retail units from the ...


04 MAY 2009

Heritage lighting

David has launched a campaign for heritage lighting in Pollokshields. Glasgow City Council plans to replace all street lighting in the city with standard white lighting, but David argues that the Council should replace old rusty lampposts in Pollokshields with heritage lighting which is in keeping ...


03 MAY 2009

Goldie Direct

Annabel Goldie MSP is holding a public meeting in Pollokshields. You are invited to attend the free 'Question and Answer' session with Annabel who is the leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Find out more about the workings of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Budget or any other topic of int...


25 APR 2009

Newark Drive nursery

Despite 370 objections and a 2700 signature petition Labour councillors voted Thursday 23 April to close Newark Drive nursery school and transfer the children to an "early years centre" in Pollokshields Primary Annexe in August 2009. The special Council meeting followed the publication of the Educ...


24 APR 2009

Railway embankments

David organises public meeting to discuss litter on railway embankments. Network Rail refuses to attend to answer residents' questions. Following a number of complaints from residents about litter on the railway embankments in Pollokshields Ward, David recently wrote to Network Rail requesting that...


17 APR 2009

Newark Drive nursery

Education Services has published its response to the six-week consultation on the proposals to close schools and nurseries across the city. Proposal 21David is disappointed that despite a very strong campaign, which included a march attended by over 300 people; and the 370 written objections from p...


17 APR 2009

Traffic issues public meeting

David has organised a public meeting on speeding. Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police invited to attend. Over a year has passed since the first public meeting David organised on speeding. Over 400 residents attended and many expressed their support for another meeting to keep the community ...


10 APR 2009

Southside Festival

In 2008 Queens Park hosted the first ever Southside Festival, attracting over 8000 people on the day. Many more attended the 50 plus events held in various Southside venues during the month long festival. After the success of last years event, David is pleased to announce that this year, the main fe...


01 APR 2009

Sherbrooke Festival

Sherbrooke Festival 200920 – 22 AprilSherbrooke St. Gilbert's Parish Church240 Nithsdale Road Music & Dance MONDAY 20 APRIL – 7.30PM – TICKETS: £5Les SirenesFemale Vocal Ensemble: current and former students of the RSAMD in Glasgow. An evening of varied vocal music perf...


24 MAR 2009

Social Action

David and John Bradley, who is your Conservative candidate for Glasgow Central at the forthcoming Westminster election, organised a clean-up in Strathbungo on 21 March. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Annabel Goldie, and Glasgow Conservative MSP, Bill Aitken, took part in the Social Actio...


24 MAR 2009

Save our Schools

Parents, children and community representatives handed in a petition to Glasgow City Council on 18 March objecting to Proposal 21, which is to close Newark Drive, Nithsdale Road and Pollokshields nurseries and merge all three into an "early years centre" in Pollokshields Primary Annexe on Melville S...


11 MAR 2009

Save our Schools

David joined around 200 parents, children, residents and community representatives in a march on Saturday 7 March. This huge number of people (who turned out on a damp and cold day) demonstrates the level of feeling in the Pollokshields/Dumbreck community about the Council's proposal to close Newark...


02 MAR 2009

Survey Results

Your Top 5 Issues: Litter and fly-tipping Speeding cars Anti-social behaviour Broken roads and pavements Go Ape in Pollok Park


14 FEB 2009

Save Pollok Park

Glasgow City Council has confirmed to David that "discussions are taking place as to the extent of the work required to allow Go Ape to use all or part of Knowehead Lodge as a reception area". David said: "In light of this development I agree with Save Pollok Park that the issue should be referred...


14 FEB 2009

Balvicar Street update

There has been a long running issue relating to the use of flats at 32 and 36 Balvicar St as either overspill accommodation for the Queens Park Hotel or as 'apartment style' hotel rooms. Glasgow City Council has now served an enforcement notice and the issue with be going to a local planning inquiry...


14 FEB 2009

Strathbungo Spring Fling

This year's spring event will be taking place at Queens Park Parish Church on: Saturday 21st March10.30-1.30 The highlight of the event will be the prize-giving for our children's art competition but there will also be: face-paintingcard makinggarden-themed tombolalucky lolliesmuch more to be con...


14 FEB 2009

Save our Schools

David is dismayed by Glasgow City Council's proposal to close Newark Drive and Nithsdale Road nursery schools and Pollokshields nursery class at the end of session 2008/2009 and transfer all the pupils to Pollokshields Primary Annexe on Melville St. David is committed to fighting the closures and ur...


11 FEB 2009

Railway embankments

Network Rail has now removed all the trees on Fotheringay Rd embankment. However, it has been agreed to replant hawthorn and holly hedges on the embankment. Contractors also carried out work from Maxwell Park station to Pollokshields West station but this was less severe.


18 JAN 2009

Traffic calming

Since David's election to the Council he has been working hard on the issue of speeding. David's efforts have paid off with the Council allocating £100,000 to traffic calming in Pollokshields. The measures include traffic islands on Nithsdale Road, a crossing at St Andrew's Drive play-park, an...


25 DEC 2008

Christmas Card

As part of his active and positive engagement with local schools, David ran a Christmas Card competition in 2008 and selected Alice William's entry as the winning design which would feature on the front of his Christmas Card. Alice is 8 and lives in Pollokshields. David presented her with a prize a...


17 DEC 2008

East Pollokshields development

Councillor David Meikle is dismayed by the Planning Committee's decision to grant an application for 30 flats with basement car parking on a railway embankment at the corner of Albert Drive and Darnley Road in East Pollokshields despite opposition from David, and local residents, Pollokshields Herit...


17 DEC 2008

Community Policing

A new Community Policing Department for the area is now up and running. It means a third sergeant will join the department and in total there will be 27 constables (currently there are 12). These officers first priority will be front-line, uniformed patrols responding to incidents. That means more v...


17 NOV 2008

East Pollokshields planning study

David is actively involved in the East Pollokshields Planning Study group. As part of the Planning Study the Council recently undertook a comprehensive survey of local opinion. David is now keen to progress quickly from this to completing the Planning Study and working on the issues identified. For...


11 OCT 2008

Speeding stats

Over a year has passed since the public meeting on speeding in Sherbrooke Parish Church, which David organised and chaired. David therefore contacted the police requesting statistics on the number of reported speeding offences in the Pollokshields Ward from October 2007 until September 2008. The Ro...


17 SEP 2008

Back lane clean up

David recently organised a clean-up of Glencairn Lane. David was approached by residents of Glencairn Drive, Terregles Avenue and Shields Road who were concerned with the state of their lane, such as overhanging trees, weeds, litter and fly-tipping. They were keen to replicate the clean-up which too...


28 AUG 2008

Deck Access flats

David attended a public meeting in August to discuss the future of the Deck Access flats. Representatives of the GHA, Glasgow City Council, Southside Housing Association and Pollokshields LHO also attended. The meeting was well attended by residents. The GHA made a presentation on their proposals fo...


23 JUL 2008

Ready Steady Grow

Pollokshields Community Council is proud and delighted to support and sponsor the Ready Steady Grow! event in Pollokshields on Sunday 27 July. This is the first of what will become an annual event celebrating the gardens, community green spaces and the environment of Pollokshields – the first...


22 JUN 2008

Safer roads

Since David's election to the Council residents who live on Ellangowan Road, Mannering Road and Ravenshall Road have got in touch to complain about their road being used as a rat run between Pollokshaws Road and Haggs Road as well as the high speed of the cars which cut through. These views have bee...


17 MAY 2008

Maxwell Park

David works with the Parks Department and Friends of Maxwell Park to enhance our beautiful local park. David was instrumental in removing the unsightly green recycling bins from around the park. David also had the pond cleaned and signs erected informing park users not to feed the wildlife. David h...


05 MAY 2008

Planning application

David has launched a campaign against the planning application and already a huge number of local residents have objected. Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Church and Pollokshields Heritage have also submitted formal objections. The main reasons for objection are: Negative impact on the setting and views o...


28 MAR 2008

Go Ape

The following fourteen councillors voted to approve the Go Ape planning application: George Redmond – Lab – Calton Jonathan Findlay – Lab – Drumchapel/Anniesland Shaukat Butt – Lab – Govan Elizabeth Cameron – Lab – Garscadden/Scotstounhill Frank D...


26 MAR 2008

Go Ape planning application

The Planning Applications Committee voted 14 to 6 to grant the Go Ape planning application. David was one of six councillors to vote against the proposal to erect a high wire adventure facility in the North Wood of Pollok Country Park. David has since resigned from the committee. David's quote to t...


04 MAR 2008

Go Ape latest

The Planning Applications Committee, which David is a member of, today granted a hearing and site visit into the Go Ape planning application to erect a high wire adventure facility in Pollok Country Park. The hearing and site visit will be held on the same day either at the end of March or early Ap...


28 JAN 2008

Shawlands town centre

Shawlands and Strathbungo Community Council and Southside Media, publishers of G41 newspaper, are holding a public meeting on Tuesday January 29 at 7.30pm in Langside Halls to discuss the future of Shawlands. This is your opportunity to have your say on what you think needs to be done. There will b...


12 JAN 2008

Kildrostan Street Post Office

Post Office Ltd have annouced that Kildrostan Street Post Office will close in February. This decision flies in the face of commonsense and the evidence presented to them. It is a travesty for the local community and businesses in Pollokshields.


30 OCT 2007

Kildrostan Street Post Office

As you may be aware, a major programme of Post Office closures has been announced and our local Post Office branch at Kildrostan Street is under threat. As your local councillor, David is campaigning hard to Keep our Post Office OPEN and has already sent in his own letter of objection. But David is...


05 SEP 2007

Traffic issues public meeting

Monday September 17 at 6pm Sherbrooke St Gilbert's Church, Nithsdale Road Agenda:Speeding and Anti-social Behaviour Guests:Cllr David MeikleSupt Mike DeanRoad Traffic PoliceCommunity PoliceAlastair Brown, Traffic Ops, Land ServicesRoy Reekie, Glasgow Community and Safety ServicesResidents This m...


27 AUG 2007

Sacred Steps

Yesterday David joined many local residents and community groups on Sacred Steps, which took in the Nithsdale Road mosque and gurdwara, and St Ninian's on Albert Drive. David had a most interesting an enjoyable time exploring these places of worship. The event ended in Hidden Gardens.


27 AUG 2007

Quad clean up

David would like to offer his thanks to all the YCSA exchange students who helped with the Quad clean-up on Friday Aug 24. David arrived when they were all just finishing and the difference to the Quad was amazing. It looked so much better. The guys done a great job. Flowers were added on Saturday ...


30 JUL 2007

Farmer's Market

Your local Conservatives and David will be at this Saturday's Farmers Market (Aug 4). It is held in Queens Park from 10-2. David and local Conservativs are launching theBuy Local, Eat Local campaign. Hope to see you there – just pop over and David will be happy to speak with you on this or any...


28 JUL 2007

Policing issues

David met with Supt Mike Dean on Wednesday morning. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the serious issue of speeding, which is a real problem in West Pollokshields. Mike was very sympathetic to what David was saying. They are doing what they can to tackle it. Supt Dean also explained hi...


28 JUL 2007

Litter

Litter is still one of the biggest issues that David is contacted on. Recently many constituents got in touch with David regarding rubbish in the Strathbungo lanes, but David is happy to report that after representations were made the lanes were soon cleaned up. Clean Glasgow will be returning to P...


29 MAY 2007

Local issues

Through various communication David has received already he can point to some issues of importance – they are issues David campaigned on during the recent election and plan to pursue over the coming years: 1. Crime and anti-social behaviour 2. Speeding, roads/traffic and transport 3. Enviro...


04 MAY 2007

Thank You

David would like to thank the voters of Pollokshields for electing him as one of your councillors. David is still on a high after winning one of the three seats. David said: "It is a great feeling knowing I am a councillor for Pollokshields. My campaign team put in a lot of work and it's paid off. ...



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