Since receiving that GCC response to DCC, the DAP meeting agenda for 19 September 2023 has been published. It can be viewed here. Item 3 provides an NIIF update report, accompanied by appendices listing various GCC proposals for £252,000 of road maintenance resurfacing work.
With the above noted, DCC provided the below information and recommendations to all councillors for the Dennistoun and Calton wards, and the GCC Neighbourhoods Liaison Manager.
Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) recently compiled and submitted proposals to Glasgow City Council (GCC) identifying potential improvements to pedestrian infrastructure provision in and around our area.
A PDF of the full document can be viewed here. Images of each individual page of the document can be viewed below the summary that follows.
Updates: 12 September 2023: The GCC response to DCC can now be found at the bottom of this post. 18 September: DCC recommendations to the DAP can be found in a separate update post here.
The Glasgow City Council reply below is in response to queries regarding the Liveable Neighbourhoods project, the Inner East Strategic Development Framework the Neighbourhood Infrastructure Improvement Fund, and Citizens’ Panels participatory funding arrangements, submitted by Dennistoun Community Council to the Director of GCC Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability.
A PDF version of this submission is available here.
The below queries were submitted by Dennistoun Community Council to George Gillespie (Executive Director, Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council) on 7th November 2022, copied to all Dennistoun Ward and Calton Ward Councillors (Anthony Carroll, Allan Casey, Elaine McDougall, Greg Hepburn, Cecilia O’Lone, Linda Pike, and George Redmond).
Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) welcomes the principles and proposals of the GCC Connecting Communities Project and the Liveable Neighbourhood (LN) plan. DCC and its Community Councillors (CCllrs) have enthusiastically promoted and engaged with the project at all stages of consultation to date.
Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods (LNs) are intended to transform streets into safer, more attractive spaces where everyday needs can be met locally. They are to be accessible and healthy places that allow people of all ages and abilities to play and socialise outdoors in their local area. They will prioritise people travelling actively and by public transport. They are focussed on supporting local businesses.
Dennistoun is in the first tranche of this programme of projects being introduced across Glasgow, blending the 20-minute neighbourhood concept with the place principle to respond to the current environmental, social, health and economic challenges the city faces.
Initial Liveable Neighbourhood information about the community consultation process so far can be found on DCC here.
A GCC news update dated 23rd August 2022 can be read here.
A drop-in event has been organised for Thursday 13th October between 10:00am and 4:00pm at the Reidvale Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, G31 1QW.
On 7 June 2022, Glasgow City Council (GCC) made the following announcement:
Options for a £23m package of investment in roads, lighting, footways, traffic signals and other vital infrastructure are being put before communities across Glasgow.
The Neighbourhood Infrastructure Improvement Fund will see £1m allocated for improvements in each of the city’s 23 council wards with community representatives having a direct say on how the money will be spent.
Detailed proposals that provide costings and specifications for potential work are being presented to Area Partnership committee for all wards and members of the committee will then help to determine the priorities for their area. Area Partnerships bring together elected members at local level, public and third sector organisations, community councils and other community representatives.
The Scottish Local Government election takes place on 5 May 2022, between 7am and 10pm. 85 councillors will be elected to 23 wards in the Glasgow City Council (GCC) area. The Dennistoun and Calton wards both have areas within the Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) boundary. The names and descriptions of the candidates for these wards are indicated in the below lists.
DCC sent a message to each local candidate, asking about the biggest community engagement issue it has encountered in recent years: the future of Whitehill Pool.
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”.
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This is the third 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 1: ‘Introduction’ is here. Part 2: ‘Update’ is here.
In recent weeks Dennistoun Community Council has been providing information and updates on the proposed closure of Cubie Street sorting office by Royal Mail, and the subsequent transfer of services to a site in Cambuslang.
This is the second 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 1: ‘Introduction’ is here. Part 3: ‘Proposed Changes’ is here.
The Story So Far
As reported earlier this month, Royal Mail is proposing the closure of Cubie Street sorting office in January 2013 with a transfer of services to a facility in Cambuslang.
Dismayed at Royal Mail’s lack of engagement and communication about the move, and concerned about the impact this move will have on the local residents and businesses that they represent, representatives from Bridgeton & Dalmarnock, Calton, and Dennistoun community councils have come together to form the SOSO (save our sorting office) campaign.