News, Local Events
Letter from Chairman To All:
One of the outcomes from the recent planning decision on the Scotstoun Stadium increase in seating capacity was a recommendation from the Traffic consultant that ‘no waiting’ markings should be added to various ‘sensitive’ parts of nearby roads in South Jordanhill. Details of the proposals have now appeared and are attached to this email. Please note that the proposals in no way add up to our proposed PTRO and, in my view , will do little to improve traffic congestion on Warriors’ match days. However there could be a small positive effect for the locality in general. Representations to ‘SafeParking’ are invited from any interested parties to be received by Monday 16th April and I would encourage any of you who feel strongly (in either direction) to do this. JCC will also make a representation as an interested party. Please let me have your responses/opinions for the latter by Monday 9th April at the latest. I will then draft a representation on JCC’s behalf.
Message from Police Scotland
Jordanhill area still appears to be targeted by house breakers and
other suspicious persons. We are asked by the local Police to be
vigilant and to please report any suspicious events or persons using
101, or 999 telephone numbers. Even if it turns out subsequently to have
been a false alarm. Our area is still the target for vandals and
anti-social behaviour, particularly the Jordanhill Campus area. There
should be extra Police activity in evidence over the coming weeks.
As some of you
will know to your cost, there has been a spate of thefts from houses and
garages in Jordanhill. Our Police Scotland contacts emphasise the need
for vigilance in noting suspicious events and particularly for ensuring
security of your premises. Thefts from garages are a particular issue.
We are warned also about fraud involving bogus workers who quote for
work to be done, accept payment then disappear. In some cases evidently
‘white vans’ have been implicated. Be on your guard! Jordanhill receives
regular police patrols, although they cannot be everywhere all the
time. Police Scotland emphasis the usefulness of 101 calls, despite
scepticism from some residents.
Below is reply to JCC regarding the 4/4A bus
Scottish Government Equity Scheme
I am writing in connection with the launch of the Equity Loan Scheme on 6th January which aims to improve the energy efficiency of existing homes. The
HEEPS: Equity Loan Scheme is a Scottish Government loan to help owner
occupiers and private landlords improve the energy efficiency of their
homes and carry out repairs to the fabric of the building. Although the
loan is secured against the property, there are no ongoing repayments
and the loan will generally only be repaid when the property is sold or
upon the death of the last applicant. Energy
Saving Trust are partnering with Glasgow Care and Repair to deliver the
scheme. Care and Repair offers independent advice and assistance to
help elderly and disabled homeowners repair, improve or adapt their
homes so that they can live in comfort and safety in their own
community. For the Equity Loan Scheme, we will liaise with all
applicants and clients can access our network of approved contractors,
and we will provide an enhanced level of support to elderly and
vulnerable customers. Without
going into all of the elements of the scheme in this email, you can
access the Energy Saving Trust website via the following link-:http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans/heeps/heeps-equity-loan-scheme I
would be obliged if you could please make your community aware of the
scheme and if they wish to discuss any aspect of the scheme further, or
you wish me to attend one of your meetings, then please can contact me
at this office. Regards Stephen Stephen KellyProject OfficerHEEPS Equity Loan SchemeSouthside Housing AssociationSouthside House, 135 Fifty Pitches RoadGlasgow G51 4EB 0141 433 2346
Letter to Jordanhill Community Council received from David Baxter Interm Head of Customer Services First Bus
8th October 2016
Update on 4/4A First Bus
Cllr. John Letford has arranged a meeting with First Bus and Cllr. Malcolm Balfourn has arranged to meet First Glasgow to discuss the issue on Thursday 13/10 at 10am in the City Chambers.
The general matter of the Bus cuts was raised at First Minister’s Questions on Thursday.
We would also request that you bring this matter to the attention of anyone that you know who does not have internet access and may be unaware of the impact that this service loss will have on our community.
Waste incinerator at Scotstoun
The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) have issued a letter stating that the Scottish Minister's will now make a decision on the Reporter's report. All the local SNP elected members (Councillors, MSP and MP) have objected to the development to date. Link to statement below
29th. Sept. 2016
4/4A bus timetables are being revised. See below;
4/4A Newton Mearns/Eaglesham - Broomhill
Revised route and timetable introduced.
Service 4/4A will be revised to operate between Newton Mearns/Eaglesham - City Centre - Broomhill. The timetable will be revised but the current frequency over this section of route will remain.
Change of route in Newton Mearns area - Buses will now terminate at Newton Mearns Shopping Centre and will no longer serve Crookfur. Service 38 will continue to serve Crookfur on the current route and timeable.
Change of route in Eaglesham Area - On journeys to Eaglesham buses will now operate via the same route as buses currently follow from Eaglesham direct via Gilmour Street. As a result, Polnoon Street and Montgomery Street will no longer be served.
Change of route in Knightswood/Jordanhill Area - All journeys on service 4/4A will now terminate at current Broomhill terminus. The section of route between Knightswood, Lincoln Avenue and Jordanhill will be replaced by new service X4 (see X4 section for full details).
Change of route in Kelvindale Area - Service 4A will terminate at Broomhill and as a result will no longer serve Kelvindale, Anniesland and Knightswood. New service M4 will replace the section of route between Kelvindale and Anniesland during Monday to Saturday daytime (see M4 section for full details).