The next ordinary meeting of Dennistoun Community Council will take place on Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm in Whitehill School library.
Full agenda available here. Topics for discussion include: Save Our Sorting Office (Royal Mail, Cubie Street); DCC Action Plan (2011/12 annual review and 2012/13 draft); Alexandra Parade primary school playing field; Friends of Glasgow Necropolis; and Alexandra Park Model Yachting Club. Elected members will provide updates also.
Draw Duke Street
From the 30th of October to the 7th of December, illustrator Mitch Miller will be resident in Market Gallery on Duke Street. His task will be to create a large room-length ‘dialectogram’ of the stretch of Dennistoun’s main high street that lies between Bellgrove and Duke Street railway stations. Aided by a team of volunteers who will gather information and assist his research, he will work continuously on the drawing in an open studio format, where members of the public will be encouraged to drop by, share stories and if they so wish, contribute their own knowledge and experiences to the dialectogram.
But what exactly is a dialectogram?
Save Our Sorting Office!
This is the first in a series of three updates on the closure of the Royal Mail Sorting Office at 130 Cubie Street, Glasgow, G40 2AF and subsequent relocation to Glasgow South East Delivery Office, 14 Fullarton Drive, Glasgow, G32 8FA. Part 2: ‘Update’ is here. Part 3: ‘Proposed Changes’ is here.
Royal Mail is proposing the closure of Cubie Street sorting office in January 2013 with a transfer of services to a facility in Cambuslang.
Members of community councils for Calton, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, and Dennistoun are concerned about the impact this move will have on the local residents and businesses that they represent. There is also dismay at Royal Mail’s lack of engagement and communication about the move.
There will be a free screening of the film Gasland on Thursday 25th October at 6pm at Wellpark Community Hall, McIntosh Street, G31 2AQ (off Duke Street, between Lidl and Tennent’s). Dennistoun Diggers are the hosts.
2012 Dennistoun Treasure Hunt
On Tuesday 9th October DCC Chair Stephen Birrell presented the 2012 Dennistoun Treasure Hunt prizes to the winning children from each Dennistoun primary school.
Scottish Water Upgrade Works
Scottish Water are working to improve the security of supply to thousands of customers in parts of the East End and the south of Glasgow by upgrading stretches of water mains which have been affected by bursts in the past. They are replacing old water mains pipes with new plastic pipes to reduce the chance of pipes bursting in the future.
The work (carried out for Scottish Water by contractors Farrans) is due to start week commencing
29th October 2012 12th November, last for approximately 12 weeks, and will be carried out in Duke Street, Bellgrove Street and the Gallowgate. Traffic management will be in operation during this work.
The Dennistoun Community Council 2012 Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday the 9th of October at 7pm in the Library of Whitehill Secondary School, Onslow Drive, G31 2QF.
The agenda includes the following items: approval of minutes of last AGM; chairperson’s report and questions from the floor; treasurer’s submission of balance sheet and annual accounts; standing down of office current office bearers and election of new office bearers.
There will also be an election results meeting where the election of candidates will be declared by the Independent Returning Officer appointed by Glasgow City Council. All Dennistoun Community Council office bearers will step down and new officer bearers for the year ahead will be elected from, and by, the newly eligible members.
Dennistoun Treasure Hunt 2012
The Dennistoun Treasure hunt is back! It’s an event that has taken place yearly since 2009, firstly hosted by Dennistoun Community Together (DCT), and then by Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) since 2011.
Doors Open Day – Glasgow’s Built Heritage Festival
Glasgow Doors Open Day is a free festival taking place on the 15th and 16th September 2012 – the 23rd year that Glasgow has hosted the event. It provides a great chance for Glaswegians to become tourists in their own city for a day.
The next ordinary meeting of Dennistoun Community Council will take place on Tuesday, September 11th, 7pm in Whitehill School library.
Full agenda available here. Topics for discussion include: Dennistoun Treasure Hunt; Alexandra Park festival; DCC Action Plan (annual review); Glasgow factoring commission; and DCC elections. There will be the usual review of planning & licensing applications (including Paton Street application). Elected members will provide updates also.