Sustainable Car Use

If you own a car that you don’t use every day, or you don’t own a car but would like access to one, a car club provides the option of affordable occasional access to a local vehicle.

Car club vehicles are cleaner than the average car (at 33% lower CO2 emissions per kilometre) without the hassles and expense of ownership (such as tax, MOT, insurance, fuel, servicing, repairs, depreciation and parking). If you drive less than 6,000 – 8,000 miles per year, a car club could save up to £3,500 a year.

As multiple users share one car and one parking space, parking pressures are much reduced, typically removing the need for more than 10 privately owned cars which would otherwise be stored on public roads while not in use.

Access to a vehicle without the upfront and fixed expense of ownership can also help tackle social exclusion and improve quality of life where the level car ownership is low, such as Glasgow, where fewer than half of households have access to a private car.

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Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ Scheme in Dennistoun

We write regarding the Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in Dennistoun and further to the Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) Statement on Traffic and Streetscape published on Monday 7th December 2020, which was sent to all Dennistoun and Calton Ward Councillors and Cllr Anna Richardson (as City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction).

This was followed-up with further discussion at the January and February DCC meetings, which were attended by local Councillors and are minuted here: dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Our most recent DCC meeting, held on 9th March 2021, was attended by more than a dozen members of the public wishing to discuss the scheme. Additionally, approximately 30 items of correspondence have been recently received by DCC, expressing a broad range of sentiments on the scheme. Many residents are greatly concerned by the lack of clear communication from GCC. Notably, some common themes have emerged, regardless of whether sentiment is broadly for or against:

  • Better, safer, provision around schools is generally supported in principle;
  • Better, safer, active travel provision and public transport as a general principle are supported;
  • It is felt that the new no entries and one ways have rerouted traffic, for reasons that have not been clearly explained, to minimal or no obvious benefit at best, or to a clear detriment at worst;
  • Reasons for particular dissatisfaction or concern include: road safety issues created arising from non-compliance of vehicular traffic; increases in volumes of traffic on roads not suited to it; removal of contraflow cycling provision and overall available roadspace; noise concerns; and potential pollution and air quality issues arising if traffic levels are not sufficiently reduced as a counter to the longer through routes created.

DCC therefore seeks answers to the following questions:

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Meeting Minutes: 9th February 2021

Approved minutes of the Dennistoun Community Council ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 9th February are now available at dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Minutes of the meeting held on 9th March are to be approved at the next ordinary meeting, in May. It is intended that an update note will be published shortly, summarising the discussion held about the recently introduced traffic measures.

Dates and details of future meetings can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/dates. The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th May 2021, from 7:00pm online, via Zoom.

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Next Meeting: 9th March 2021

You are warmly invited to attend the next ordinary meeting of Dennistoun Community Council, which will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 from 7pm online via Zoom.

The agenda is available here. Time will be allocated for general public input. Approved minutes from past meetings can be viewed here.

If you would like to attend the meeting on Zoom, please email hello@dennistouncc.org.uk to register your interest, and you will be sent details of how to join in shortly before the meeting starts.

If you are unable to join us on Zoom, you can still submit questions for discussion, also to hello@dennistouncc.org.uk.

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Major Internet Outage

Thousands of people in Dennistoun and neighbouring areas in Glasgow’s East End are currently without broadband internet due to problems linked to the Bridgeton Openreach exchange that occurred last night (Sun 21st Feb). Full details have not been confirmed, but there have been suggestions that service may not resume before Thursday evening (25th Feb). A power incident related to underground Scottish Power cables is believed to have been the cause of disruption to the Openreach network. Engineers are understood to be working to resolve the problem, but the issue has been described as “complex”.

https://mobile.twitter.com/OpenreachHelp/status/1363829510538481664

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/02/major-broadband-outage-hits-openreach-exchange-in-glasgow.html

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Dennistoun and You?

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Dennistoun, and the neighbourhoods and communities within it make up a positive, inclusive area that Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) is proud to be a part of. The community councillors of DCC strive to understand, coordinate, and express your views and priorities.

This website is exactly ten years old! We’ve had a presence on Facebook and Twitter for very nearly as long, too. More recently, we added Instagram to the fold. The Community Council has a history that goes back much further than that, though.

The menu bar on our site has a tag cloud of ‘subjects mentioned’ if you fancy browsing through some of the things we’ve been involved in during the past decade. Or you can start from the beginning of the site, here. And all the approved minutes are available for reference, too.

As we look to build on past activities and move forward towards a future through, and beyond, our current situation, we’re looking for organisations who are active in the Dennistoun area, or individuals who would like to be more involved without necessarily becoming one of the current community councillors, to join DCC as Associate Members up to October 2021. At that point we’ll review Associate Members for a 12-month term at our AGM.

Do you have any particular skills, knowledge or experience which you would like to share with DCC? For example, could you work with us on any of the following:

  • promoting Dennistoun as a positive and inclusive neighbourhood;
  • responding to local issues regarding crime and community safety, planning and development, quality and improvement of local services, facilities and amenities;
  • working to promote the arts and/or sports as part of local regeneration.

You don’t need to be based or live within our community council boundary.

If interested, please email us as hello@dennistouncc.org.uk to tell us how you would like to be involved, before our next Ordinary Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 9th March.

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Meeting Minutes: 12th January 2021

Approved minutes of the Dennistoun Community Council ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 12th January are now available at dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Dates and details of future meetings can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/dates. The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021, from 7:00pm online, via Zoom.

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Rent Consultation

Dennistoun residents interested in campaigning with Living Rent are advised of the meeting being held tomorrow night, Wednesday 10th February, from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Full details here: https://www.livingrent.org/dennistoun_rent_consultation_campaign_meeting_20210210.

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Next Meeting: 9th February 2021

You are warmly invited to attend the next ordinary meeting of Dennistoun Community Council, which will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2021 from 7pm online via Zoom.

The agenda is available here. Time will be allocated for general public input. Approved minutes from past meetings can be viewed here.

If you would like to attend the meeting on Zoom, please email hello@dennistouncc.org.uk to register your interest, and you will be sent details of how to join in shortly before the meeting starts.

If you are unable to join us on Zoom, you can still submit questions for discussion, also to hello@dennistouncc.org.uk.

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Meeting Minutes: 10th November 2020, and Meeting Notes: 8th December 2020

Approved minutes of the Dennistoun Community Council ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 10th November and notes from the planning meeting held on 8th December 2020 are now available at dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Dates and details of future meetings can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/dates. The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2021, from 7:00pm online, via Zoom.

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