Monday, 29 November 2021

Update on my surgeries for Hillhead Ward

During December, I will be available to meet residents with concerns.

Please note the following information about my outdoor surgeries:-

Friday 3rd December from from 2 - 3pm, at seating in Wilton Street Community Garden, Wilton Street.

Friday 17th December from from 2 - 3pm, at seating in Cresswell Street Playpark, Cresswell Street.

Please wear a mask, bring hand sanitiser and maintain 2 metres distance. You can drop - in or book an appointment in advance by email or text message. 

Also, I can meet by appointment using MS teams on the following days:-

Wednesday 1st December from 7 - 8pm

Wednesday 15th December from 7 - 8pm

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Thankyou.

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Glasgow's Canal celebrates renewable energy

This month, there are striking flags designed by artists, Morag Myerscough at Speirs Wharf. These flags were made from recycled plastic and conveyed the importance of renewable energy. 

View of flags at Speirs Wharf

The flags were installed as part of COP26 activities and promoted the sun, sea and air that we need to deliver a renewable future.

New bike hire station at Clifton Street

There is a new bike hire station located at Clifton Street / Kelvingrove Park East. This cycling investment in the Park area is very welcome.

The support for cycle hire provision is making a huge difference in reducing transport emissions and encouraging more people to choose active travel to get around the city.

Restoration of Woodside Library

 Today, I looked at the external restoration works at Woodside Library on St. Georges Road.

View of dome and stonework.
Views of frontage and main entrance.

The scaffolding has been removed. It would appear that the dome installation and roof works have been completed. I will seek further information on progress from the staff involved at Glasgow Life. 


Friday, 29 October 2021

Glasgow to Global Exhibition

RSPB Scotland has a living exhibition taking place in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens until 12 November. On my visit today, I walked through the space demonstrating how urban streets, gardens, peatlands, grasslands, seas and coasts and forests can help to tackle the nature and climate emergency. 

View of display about the role of backcourts and community gardens

This exhibition is supporting efforts to raise awareness of nature in Scotland being in crisis with 1 in 9 species facing extinction. Action is needed to help nature restoration including Scotland's peat bogs which act as a massive carbon sink.

Stabilising tenement on Oakfield Avenue

Today, I noticed that works have been completed to stabilise the tenement on Oakfield Avenue.


Steel sheeting was erected to close off the area and this remains in place to create an exclusion zone. Further information on proposals to repair the building are awaited.

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Surgeries for November 2021

Update on my surgeries for Hillhead Ward

During November, I will be available to meet residents with concerns.

Please note the following information about my outdoor surgeries:-

Friday 5th November from from 2 - 3pm, at seating in Wilton Street Community Garden, Wilton Street.

Friday 19th November from from 2 - 3pm, at seating in Cresswell Street Playpark, Cresswell Street.

Please wear a mask, bring hand sanitiser and maintain 2 metres distance. You can drop - in or book an appointment in advance by email or text message. 

Also, I can meet by appointment using MS teams on the following days:-

Wednesday 3rd November from 7 - 8pm

Wednesday 17th November from 7 - 8pm

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Thankyou.