The proposed re-development will see the closure of Garscadden and Yoker Primary schools, Thirlstane and Kelso nurseries and building a new non-denominational primary school and nursery as part of the campus on the St Brendan’s site.
The Scottish Government has recently launched the consultation on the proposed Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill.
Glasgow City Council is facilitating an event in the City Chambers on behalf of the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership on the morning of Saturday 14 December 2013 to provide community and voluntary based networks, groups and organisations an opportunity to consider the proposals presented by this consultation.
Following on from the recent closure of the Coop supermarket at the Knightswood Shopping Centre the builders and shop fitters are now on sight upgrading and refurbishing the store for the new Tesco Metro which is due to open early in 2014.
The shopping centre has a mix of independent traders as well as several well known brand names. However as reported in the Evening Times earlier this year residents had complained to councillors and voiced concerns over the number of bookmakers and money lending shops, in the shopping area in Knightswood, near Anniesland Road.
It also has a large recycling point for paper, carboard, plastics, glass and textiles.
For the past couple of years Kingsway Court has been going through a serious transformation. Blocks 30, 40, 50 and 60 have been fully refurbished inside and out and now the external landscaping has been started. At the same time Blocks 10 and 20 have been prepared for demolition which has also started in preparation for new homes being built at the Dumbarton Road end of the estate.
This work is all happening at the same time which clearly causes disruption for people moving about the estate. However it also offers an interesting insight into the past, present and future of the estate.
So did you see us on the telly on Friday night at the RBS Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes Awards Ceremony? If you did then you will know that De’ils On Wheels didn’t win the Environmental Project of the Year however reaching the final three was a massive achievement and a huge boost for the project. So a big, big THANK YOU to everyone that voted for us – your support is very much appreciated.
The whole Awards has been a fantastic experience – from spending a day with top comedian Des Clarke right through to the Awards Ceremony in Edinburgh and being part of a TV show! We have learnt so much about what we do and how we can improve how we tell our story. We’ve also got some great photos and videos to help promote what we do too!
Friends of Victoria Park have been in touch to say “It’s been quite a while since we have been in touch but that’s not to say nothing has been happening! Hopefully most of you will now have seen that the Park gates have been restored to their former glory which has been a real success and focuses our minds for what we wish to achieve in the future. Please visit the website: www.fovp-glasgow.co.uk for all the latest news which includes possible alternative uses for the blaes pitch area.”
“FOVP urgently needs its members to play a more active role – as a group of volunteers we need more help if we are to make a real difference to our Park. Please attend our forthcoming Annual General Meeting on the Wednesday 20th November, 7:30-9PM at The Whiteinch Centre to learn more and what part you can play.”